Signs that you are an impulse gamer?

By Angie Quidim

How many games do you have in your collection? Now ask yourself how many games you actually play in that collation. If you honestly play less than 10% of that collection you might want to consider the following, do the following statements sound familiar.

  1. The commercial looked cool so I got to have it
  2. The game store guy told me it was the Da bomb and to pre order it today
  3. All your friends are talking about it and you don’t want to be left out
  4. Your favorite game magazine or web site gave it a 9.5
  5. The cover art looked pretty
  6. But it was cheep
  7. The movie was good
  8. It was kid friendly
  9. The graphic were awesome
  10. You can play online and download expansions
  11. It’s a limited edition
  12. It came with extras (example: controller, extra characters, helmet, ECT…)
  13. customizable features
  14. my friends are online and I want to play with them

If any or all of the statements above apply to you. Stop and think about this list before your next game purchase. How much do you really know about that game you’re picking up does the subject matter really interest you, the consumer? Is this something you have to have now or can you Waite till the price drops? Can you trade in some games to help lower the price or do you have to pay full price? And do you really need the strategy guide or can you find that information online.

               Don’t just buy stuff; with the economy the way it is right now the average game will run you $60 or more unless you are shopping the bargin bin. For those of you who don’t count the pennies in your pockets that’s almost $100(that’s seven hours of work at ten dollars an hour after taxes). There are many online resources these days to help you gage whether the perches is worth it or not. A game NEVER sells out you can always find the game in some capacity or another whether it be an online store or retailers. Don’t be afraid to look for face book forums or twitter tweets to see what people are saying about the game you want. Look to see if a demo is available of the game, remember try before you buy. The more effort consumers make in buying quality entertainment products the less companies will release games of low quality.

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