Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Worth paying for games?

  1. #1
    SeK612's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    739
    I'm not a massive gamer and I didn't build my new PC with games in mind. It does appear to cope reasonably O.K with newer games (the Crysis demo ran o.k) so am looking to pick up a few games (Bioshock, Company Of Heroes, Gears Of War).

    As things stand I'm sharing a 2MB connection (a Virgin Media connection which is pretty crappy most of the time). The download speeds are picking up with time but as things stand most games (6GB in size) are looking to take 1 Week+ to complete.

    Is it worth just buying these games (or at least the few big ones like Bioshock or Crysis). UK prices seem reasonable (around £20-£25 per game for most of the big ones which is cheaper than things like DVD television box sets) or should I save money and stick with the slow downloads.

    Alongside this, how iffy can pirate versions of games be (aside from the things like install problems could cracked versions impact upon a system - memory leaks or even backdoor stuff added during cracking)?

    So is it worth setting aside £50 a month for a game and DVD (most older boxsets are sub £20 so paired up with a game it averages out to £50) or should I just save the cash?

  2. Games   -   #2
    SeK612's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    739
    Well I can answer my own question now.

    I bought a copy of Bioshock (to save internet connection and save the uncertanty of installing patched games). Ironically it's much more problematic that cracked games that I've tried in the past, thanks to the implementation of SecuROM which requires a internet connection to a server to auto patch the file to complete the install. This isn't working (despite having an active connection and no visible blocks preventing the connection). There isn't an alternative to this validation either so if it doesn't work you're stuck

    As alot of the other big games appear to have problems when bought (Gears Of War crashes a lot for example) I'll stick with the free alternatives.

  3. Games   -   #3
    mr. nails's Avatar m@D @n!m3 BT Rep: +1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    austin, tx
    Posts
    3,588
    yes, bioshock is the sux in purchasing. as for ur question i ONLY buy pc games if the mp is good.
    Alamo Drafthouse!

    Last Game Completed: Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC) 10-13-13
    Now Playing: Paper Mario 64
    Total Games Completed: 503

  4. Games   -   #4
    IceTee's Avatar Fo'shizzle my nizzle BT Rep: +2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Aeroplane
    Posts
    1,361
    I download 99% of my games. (ps2 and now ps3 (waiting on a mod :p)

    But there are 3 or 4 games that I don't mind paying for... even if it's just to "support" the people who make them...

    >Pro Evolution Soccer
    >Grand Theft Auto
    >Metal Gear

    AS for the rest... games are just like movies and music. It's just to damn! expensive to buy what you want to watch/play/listen...
    RIAA keeps trying to bring us down.
    They'll never win that fight... I just don't understand why they don't make these things cheaper.
    That would solve a lot of their problems.

  5. Games   -   #5
    The vast majority of games aren't worth the full price, especially if you're not into multiplayer. I considered buying Crysis but when I heard it was a 10 hour game, I lost all hope.

    BioShock was good but not worth $50. I actually paid for that one. Wait...no I didn't. I got it via trade-ins so I didn't really pay for it.

    Thread Kreator, I'm not really a computer expert but I've been downloading games since May of Last year and I haven't had any viruses or abnormalities at all. I think only one game didn't work but I tried it again on my new build and it mysteriously worked. Some games might take a little tinkering to get them to work. You can usually find out how to get them to work by doing a search. It took my dumb ass two hours to get The Witcher working.
    Last edited by Herrick; 11-17-2007 at 03:12 AM.
    DISPLAY thy Breasts, My Julia!

  6. Games   -   #6
    Poster
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    israel
    Posts
    26
    the only reason to buy is if you want to play online but even then you should download the game first to check if its worth buying

  7. Games   -   #7
    Ænima's Avatar 2 in 1 BT Rep: +1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    153
    Quote Originally Posted by mr. nails View Post
    as for ur question i ONLY buy pc games if the mp is good.
    I second that. Games like bioshock and oblivion shouldn't be bought, with a disregard for morality (lol), since you are getting the full game when you download them, unlike crysis and call of duy 4, in which case you miss the best part the game has to offer!
    Last edited by Ænima; 11-17-2007 at 09:00 AM. Reason: spelling

  8. Games   -   #8
    sexydingo's Avatar ☆Trance Addict☆ BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    The Shades
    Age
    36
    Posts
    283
    Quote Originally Posted by rivendail View Post
    the only reason to buy is if you want to play online but even then you should download the game first to check if its worth buying
    Exactly what I do


  9. Games   -   #9
    UntamedDarknes's Avatar Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    MA
    Age
    27
    Posts
    32
    Well I mostly download everything now and the only thing that I do buy is something I think needs to be bought to work right or that I think deserves credit.

  10. Games   -   #10
    lukee's Avatar Suit up!
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Montreal.
    Posts
    437
    i download all of my PSP games.....i plan on bying most of my 360 games and downloading the ones that are not worth the cash.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •