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Old December 11th, 2013 (05:18 PM).
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Sooo gang, where exactly do you buy your video games? At a local video game retail like Gamestop, ooooor maybe somewhere broad like Wallmart? Why do you choose to buy your video games at said specific location?
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Old December 11th, 2013 (05:21 PM).
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You expect me to buy my video games?

Haha Steam. Because that's where the sales are at. I'm not much of a console gamer.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (05:22 PM).
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Quote originally posted by BlahISuck:
You expect me to buy my video games?

Haha Steam. Because that's where the sales are at. I'm not much of a console gamer.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (05:24 PM).
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For most of my life, Gamestop. But recently, due to better prices and better selection, Amazon has become my goto place for non-download items.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (05:35 PM).
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I only buy my games online. Most of my purchases are online anyway. Last game I bought online, really, is StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm during the pre-release.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (05:46 PM).
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I buy from a mix of Steam and Amazon. I'm a tightwad cheap[redacted], so I don't buy something unless it's on a good sale.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (05:46 PM).
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Primarily Gamestop if anything, sometimes I buy my games online at Amazon if they're like, really old or something. D:
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Old December 11th, 2013 (05:49 PM).
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Local shops have failed me enough with limited stock, so Amazon. I prefer to avoid directly dealing with Steam and purchase physical copies.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (05:49 PM).
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Quote originally posted by southpark32:
GLORIOUS PC GAMING MASTER RACE IS WHERE IT'S AT.

Steam is love.
Steam is life.
This. 100%

When I played on console, I usually purchased from GameStop. But now, I buy all my games from the glorious service that is Steam.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (06:11 PM).
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To be honest, I try and buy games wherever it is cheapest and within a reasonable radius to me. I'm not wasting extra gas money to go far off to who knows where for $1 off a game. I mainly buy games for handheld consoles (Such as the Nintendo DS's) and of course whenever those Steam sales hit (Like the amazing summer sales) I'll be hitting that up.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (06:39 PM).
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GameStop. They have the biggest collection of new and old games. Wal-Mart tends to hold on to newer games. In addition to games, GameStop has all the trimmings, cords, controllers, adapters, game cards and more importantly; Very friendly employees (for the most part) My local GameStops have come to know and love me and recognize me before I enter the store.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (07:21 PM).
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Steam + Amazon all the way, baby

Those sales are too good, and having a game collection in the cloud is awesome. I hate GameStop.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (09:42 PM).
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Steam for all the PC games i own except for StarCraft 2, which i bought in my local game store along with my PS3/PS2 and all the others.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (09:59 PM).
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We don't have Gamestop here, we have its subsidiary, EB Games. I buy 90% of my games from there, and they have some brilliant service at the one I go to. I never leave without a smile on my face

If I'm looking for an older/cheaper game, I'd look at some shops that sell second-hand video games.
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Old December 12th, 2013 (01:33 AM).
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If I lived in the US, I'd have no doubt that a majority of my gaming purchases would be through a site like Amazon. I'm pretty impatient when it comes to having anything shipped though, especially across the border, so I just end up going to EB Games/Gamestop whenever there's a game I want to pick up. The only exception to this I can think of is when I bought my 3DS XL at Best Buy, since there's were $40 cheaper at the time.
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Old December 12th, 2013 (01:33 AM).
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I prefer having tangible copies of my games so I usually buy my games at EB Games or JB HI FI.
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Old December 12th, 2013 (02:54 AM).
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I get my games from GAME and Amazon if GAME hasn;t got the game I want in stock.
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Old December 12th, 2013 (03:04 AM).
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Nedgame. We don't have any big shot gaming stores around here, so this is the best I can get. And they've a pretty large stock of niche games and hard-to-get old RPG games.

And Gameshop Play-It. A local store maybe a 500 meter walk from my house, it doesn't have a stock full of desired niche games i'm looking for if i've something on my mind, but they always give you some sort of discount when you shop there frequently, even with newly released games and consoles.
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Old December 13th, 2013 (08:51 PM).
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I tend to check Gamestop first if they have used games (if it's a previously released game). But oftentimes I go for either Walmart or Best Buy if I shop in person, or eBay if I shop online if it's new.
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Old December 15th, 2013 (03:27 PM).
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EB Games/Gamestop or Steam. Walking into EB Games, for me, is like walking into a gaming paradise. Steam sales are ridiculous, too.
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Old December 16th, 2013 (12:47 PM).
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I prefer to buy my games in their physical copy, since I love having the artwork on the box

I buy both online and in store.

Online: I use either Lukie Games or Amazon

In store: I go to Fry's Electronics in Renton WA, large selection of games and so many in stock.
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Old December 16th, 2013 (04:02 PM).
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I used to get most of my games at Gamestop because it was such a quick walk to your game and the checkout, you know? However, since the nearest one is a 20+ minute drive, not to mention finding parking is a drag. So, I head over to Walmart now. It's about 5-10 minutes away, though the electronics section is in the back. :/ Fun fact: Mac went to my local Walmart before, yeeeepp!
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Old December 16th, 2013 (04:08 PM).
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I honestly haven't bought that many games as of recently, with the latest one being GTA 5 in Gamestop because they allowed you to trade in two games from a list of games, from where you only had to pay $20 for GTA, so yeah, only reason I really bought it from Gamestop since they're usually super expensive. But in all honesty, I don't really have any specific retailers that I buy my games from, since I often just look up where the cheapest option for a game is and buy it from there. And yeah, I usually buy my games online, simply because it's much more convenient, since I love p far away from the city, so it isn't just a simple walk to Gamestop :p

But yeah, the cheapest option usually ends up being a website called Coolshop, so if I'd have to pick a favourite, that'd probably be it :)
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Old December 17th, 2013 (04:36 AM).
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I buy my games from Datablitz, the "Gamestop" of our country. It's the only retailer I trust because their games actually work.
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Old December 19th, 2013 (02:55 AM).
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EB games is the closest shop to me that reliably sells games, so I go to that. (Plus it is also next to the train station so if I want to go shopping after a trip to uni that works too). It's not the greatest, but at least I can price match them with other shop catalogues.
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