I like to buy games on day one. This post originally appeared on Kotaku UK . I’m not a fan of pre-owned, because I’d rather see my money go to the people who made a video game than the retailer that’s selling it, and also when I’ve been looking forward to a game for months or years I quite often don’t want to wait any longer because I have extremely poor self-control. You know how it is. Problem is, for the past year or few, I’ve felt like a total idiot for buying brand new games, because the same game a few months after release is now not only cheaper, but significantly better. It’s got to the point where recommending that people buy something on day one has started to feel disingenuous. I’m a lifelong early adopter, but for the past few years I’ve felt like a sucker. The issue is not wasted money: it’s wasted time. Anyone who wants to save money on games knows to wait a few months, at which point the price often pretty much halves from £50 to £30 (or 56p in a Steam sale). I don’t mind paying full price to get the thing… Read full this story
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