Face Off: Should you buy games at launch?
For more perspectives, we've poured out some of your thoughts from the bucket of opinion known as Twitter below.
@pcgamer It depends on if they're $60 triple A titles for me. $60 is too much for most games, especially after last year's disappointments.
— Coalton Ross (@Coalton) January 14, 2013
@pcgamer If you're a fan of the game, the series, the studio, etc...then yes, it's your job as a fan to positively reinforce great work.
— Kevin Robertson (@krobulous) January 14, 2013
@pcgamer To anyone who has any sort of budgeting they should never buy on release date. Waiting for a sale is the only way.
— Ryan Melanson (@RyePunk) January 14, 2013
@pcgamer established franchises or series yes (elder scrolls), New and unproven games wait for more info and reviews.
— Now Hiring Henchmen (@HiringHenchmen) January 15, 2013
@pcgamer It's definitely difficult to see the game you paid $60 for be repackaged with extras for the same or lower price < 12 months later.
— James Schumacher (@JamesInDigital) January 14, 2013
@pcgamer On the other hand, being swept up in the ARG and playing the heck out of Portal 2 was a delightful experience.
— S Wilkins (@ElAcordeonachi) January 14, 2013
@pcgamer Multiplatform/console port multiplayer games are better at launch however. They're most fun when the playing field is very equal.
— Jason (@TeslasButler) January 15, 2013
@pcgamer depends if I trust the developer enough to deliver a good product. I rarely buy into the hype anymore. Burned too badly in the past
— Wim (@Quercuas) January 15, 2013
@pcgamer overpriced on release, wait a week, don't follow the hype
— TFB (@tf_blackjack) January 15, 2013