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#1 8 years ago

Hello I would really appreciate if you could help answering a few questions I have :) 1) What is your favourite Game store? 2) What makes their service better than the rest? 3) If a new store sold the same quality goods but cheaper, would you opt to the cheaper option, and why? 4) What improvements can you think of that your current favourite store could implement to make your experience better? 5) Is the cost the most important factor to you buying a game? if not, what is and why? Thank you very much :)




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#2 8 years ago

Alright then, I'll shoot.

1) My favourite game store is GameMania. It's a local store here in the Netherlands, and I love their "special offers". That, being that they basically allocate your points for buying games (e.g. Dragon Age: Origins is worth 102 points), and miscellaneous items. Once you reach a certain amount, you can choose whatever you want. I believe there's also the choice to get 4200 MSPoints, or one of the fewer ones. I don't think they hand you out cash, though.

2) Their service is much better than the other local game stores around. They're pretty much around all the time and do help you, rather than showing that they want to get rid of their clients as soon as possible as they can't be arsed. Beside that, it's normal.

3) Why would I say no to that? Of course, given the fact that they are actually of the same quality (or better, even) and cheaper.

4) Perhaps they should keep their site up-to-date more often. It usually is, but last time I checked SW:TFU2 Collectors' Edition, which I've pre-ordered. Then I went to the store personally, and told me they won't have it available for me as it the pre-orders copies were sold out already. It's a minor mistake on their side I guess, but that's that. Beside that, no other complaints.

5) Surely a cheaper game is only a nice thing (without having low quality ones, of course), but I don't consider price as the most important factor in buying games. I look at whether I actually want the game, and if it's worth buying in overall. As I've mentioned this somewhere in the past, I'm the type of person who must have the Collectors' Edition, if available, so price isn't really #1 factor.


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#3 8 years ago

1) Steam

2) Price, ease of access. 3) Assuming the store was local, yes; because it's cheaper.

4) Well obviously when Valve finally goes under/discontinues steam you won't be able to play your games anymore. On the other hand I can't play games from twenty years ago without keeping a computer/os around just to play ancient games, so.... 5) It has to actually be a good game. But in terms of why I buy it at one place rather than another cost and ease of access are the main factors.




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#4 8 years ago

What is the purpose of this, by the way?

1) MightyApe, it's a NZ-only store based online. Most of the stuff they have is cheap (many times cheaper than Steam) and they do special deals of the day and 'marathons' where they go a whole 24 hours having 4 new deals every 20 minutes or as soon as stock runs out.

2) They're online-only, which helps. It means greater convenience, and cheaper prices, as well as a much greater selection of stock - they've probably got the greatest selection of games, DVDs etc of any store in New Zealand. Which probably isn't that impressive, but there you are...

3) Yes. Provided they meet some basic levels of customer service - i.e. the stuff they sell is good quality, they ship promptly, they don't make you jump through hoops to buy stuff (one store wanted me to send in my REAL passport because they didn't want to risk the chance that I had stolen my credit card...), and if there's something wrong they do things reasonably to fix it promptly.

4) Lower prices... :D And provide more reasons to shop with them. At the moment the market in New Zealand isn't really geared towards keeping customers; I see no reason not to buy from whoever has the cheapest price, even if it's by a few cents. Some kind of reward scheme would be good.

5) Yes. Cost for what the game offers. I usually buy games in 'packs', or long after the game's release, so I can get it cheaply. If I don't know about a game though, and I see it on sale for really cheap, then I'll usually shy away from buying it because it usually means that nobody wants to buy it and they've reduced the price to try get it off the shelves to get better stock in.




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#5 8 years ago
MW09;5415891Hello I would really appreciate if you could help answering a few questions I have :) 1) What is your favourite Game store? 2) What makes their service better than the rest? 3) If a new store sold the same quality goods but cheaper, would you opt to the cheaper option, and why? 4) What improvements can you think of that your current favourite store could implement to make your experience better? 5) Is the cost the most important factor to you buying a game? if not, what is and why? Thank you very much :)

1) Steam

2) It's online, and cheaper.

3) Well, yeah. :P

4) Perhaps have more mods/games with SteamWorks integration, so I can find mods as well as games on there, and have more games with achievements and the like. Also if they had a bit more variety (as I cannot find SWAT 4 on there, much to my disappointment :()

5) No, unless it meant getting the same good for cheaper. It's all about the game. For instance, Fallout 3 could cost more than a Hello Kitty game, but that doesn't mean I'll go and play a Hello Kitty game. :p

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#6 8 years ago
MW09;5415891Hello I would really appreciate if you could help answering a few questions I have :) 1) What is your favourite Game store? 2) What makes their service better than the rest? 3) If a new store sold the same quality goods but cheaper, would you opt to the cheaper option, and why? 4) What improvements can you think of that your current favourite store could implement to make your experience better? 5) Is the cost the most important factor to you buying a game? if not, what is and why? Thank you very much :)

1. EB Games is my favourite, which is basically Gamestop.

2. They are closest to me.

3. No, I don't care much for costs. I bought Borderlands for $80 4 months after it came out.

4. Don't lie to me.

5. Like I said, I don't care about cost, I have the money. So not really.




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#7 8 years ago

1) The internet 2) It always has what you want 3) of course, because it's cheaper. 4) It should have a liqueur licenses and should be part strip club. 5) Yes, because in capitalism the less you spend the more you keep.

These price questions were stupid.




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#8 8 years ago

1) Steam. If not Steam, then whatever store has it the cheapest. 2) Cheaper prices, Steams awesome sales that are done on a regular basis (i've bought most of my games for half price or less during sales), no discs needed, easy access to all your games from one screen, and your games automatically update. Some of the newer features a cool too, such as Steam Cloud that syncs your profiles across multiple computers so you don't have to setup your custom controls, ect.. on each PC. 3) Not sure, Steam has been around for a long time now and isn't going away anytime soon. I don't think i would trust another online service until it had Steams level of reputation. For in store games, i buy wherever its cheapest regardless of what store it may be. 4) Being able to download the PC game files on the Mac version of Steam would be nice, not to play obviously, but to be able to transfer to a PC. My home internet has a download limit each month so being able to take my Macbook somewhere and download my new games would be cool. A true 64-bit version would be nice as well. 5) Yeah, most of the time. Unless its a game i really have to have right away, i usually wait until the price drops $10-20 before i buy it. I usually wait until i can get it for $40 or less.




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#9 8 years ago

Thank you very much for these replies and they have helped me loads :)




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#10 8 years ago
Mihail;54159311) The internet 2) It always has what you want 3) of course, because it's cheaper. 4) It should have a liqueur licenses and should be part strip club. 5) Yes, because in capitalism the less you spend the more you keep. These price questions were stupid.

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