View Poll Results: Where do you buy your games?

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  • Always online

    5 13.16%
  • Mostly online

    15 39.47%
  • A fairly even mix

    10 26.32%
  • Mostly from stores

    7 18.42%
  • Always in the stores

    1 2.63%
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    I tend to buy all my games online with rare exceptions these days, and those exceptions are just really neat cheapo pre-owned deals that pop up at GAME UK.
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    These days I'm a bit of a Steam addict. If not there, I get sneaky discounts from a friend at a local game store.

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    I can't think of the last time I bought a game anywhere other than GOG or Steam.
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    I try in person first but if its too old for stores or I can't find it, I go online. Usually ends up an even mix.

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    Nearly always online, usually as part of a Steam sale. Same for console games too, if it was a day one purchase I used to buy in store as the prices were generally the same for the first few weeks after a big release, but now that's changed.

    I got Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD for about £22 online (it's £30+ in stores) and The Elder Scrolls online for slightly less, if the difference was minimal I'd still buy in store but when the savings are nearly always £8 or more online will always be the way. And occasionally I'll get the game the day before it's official release date, so there's really no need for me to buy games from specialist shops anymore.

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    A mix of everything. If there is a new game out and I want it right away and the price isn't significally higher than online+shipping, I'll buy it in a store. If there's a game I kind of want but don't have a desire to play immediately, I'll usually order it online. Some games I buy digitally simply because I don't want to deal with changing discs on my PS3, and PC games I buy almost exclusively digitally, because some of my computers don't even have DVD drives anymore, like my Surface Pro 2 (brag brag). I usually get games from steam if i get them digitally on my PC, but I've grabbed a few from GOG too.
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    Mostly online these days since most of my money is in the bank anyway.

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    Online is generally cheaper, but I do like venturing into a game store just to see what all the big releases are. I don't really buy games that everyone else buys, like a CoD game or some other big, mega-budget game.


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    Straight from the XBox marketplace and pretty much only when they've got super sweet deals going on. I was planning to purchase some games I wanted on Amazon when the prices went down a bit, but I was surprised a couple of months ago and got Skyrim for like $9.00 and was pretty pleased about it

    I purchased FFIX and FFVIII in the past six months from Amazon, as I will be doing to FFVII in a few months when I get around to wanting to play it. So, online.

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    Other than a few impulse buys at the pre-owned shelves in store, I'll always buy online.

    You can get anything online these days and the return policies are excellent. The wife that I ordered last year had to be sent back due to faulty packaging. They had no issues at all.

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    Amazon for 360, GOG or Steam for PC. I think only two of the Xbox 360 games I own came from an actual store - a pre-owned copy of Burnout Paradise and a pre-owned Mass Effect.

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    pretty much always in the local gameshop here in town.
    and if they dont have it ill search the internet

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    I used to buy my games straight off the shelf. But now that I'm forever one console behind, I can never get the games I want for the system I finally own unless I buy online. smurfuckity smuck
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    A fair mix. Really depends on the game and prices.

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