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What type of gamer are you- Contemporary or Backlogger?

What type of gamer are you- Contemporary or Backlogger?   45 members have voted

  1. 1. Contemporary or Backlogger?

    • Contemporary- I keep up with new games mostly and will rarely play a game that has been out more than three years
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    • Backlogger- I'll get new games when I can or if it is something I'm hotly anticipating, otherwise I'm chipping away at stuff I missed out on, sometimes many years old
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For me, I'm definitely a Backlogger. I don't buy games new all that often, there are still hundreds of games from the 90's that are sitting on my shelves waiting to be played

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Backlogger. My new-old games ratio is about 50-50. A game doesn't lose its value just because it came out more than 10 years ago. I've checked out some of those Atari Flashback collections to see what I missed. Some of the games on those actually hold up pretty good in 2021, especially the arcade titles.

 

There are some games that I don't bother with at their $60 launch price, but I'll wait until they're down to $20-30.

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Usually day 1 buy. Complain the game has bugs. Platinum/100% it anyways and go on with the next release

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Oh, I'm a 100% stone cold backlogger. If there's something I desperately want, I'll get it usually day 1. Otherwise, it's wait for a sale on stuff or chip away at games I've not 100%'d.

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@Deluziion90 I should have called that group "Daywunners" instead. Damn I always think of these things after the fact

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I guess I'm more of a backlogger. I don't really pay much attention to new games overall, and I only buy stuff once they've dropped in price most of the time. No reason to pay $60 for something that will be $20 in a few months. Only exception is Nintendo games. I tend to buy those at launch since they're never dropping in price anyway.

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Which option would I pick if I have a massive backlog of games I don't feel like playing 90% of the time, and continue to add to it... and still buy most big, new releases day one, but actually play the new games (usually)?

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@Dreakon13 for now, the first one, but later on down the line perhaps you'll be joining us in Backlogville

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Definitely more of a backlogger.  I only buy brand new games at release if I plan to play it then.  Otherwise I wait for them to go on sale to add to the backlog and play stuff in the backlog most of the time.  I have no issues playing old games and actually got a PS3 very late in the gen so I'm still working on the backlog from that.

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Definitely a backlogger.  I haven't bought a game at launch since Twisted Metal came out in 2012, though I may well make a day one buy for the upcoming Oddworld: Soulstorm.

 

Playing older games doesn't bother me at all - the likes of Thief and AC Syndicate are still sitting in my backlog waiting to be played.  I'll get to most of my games eventually, although some of them will inevitably end up by the wayside.

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18 minutes ago, StewartBros said:

Thief and AC Syndicate

wouldn't call them old games. Thief 1 and AC 1, sure.

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Backlogger but I'll play some new games on release day like p5 Strikers. Mainly PS3 back logs, a couple pf Ps2 and 360 games as well.

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Backlogger for sure. I very rarely play new games, and generally I don't have too high of an opinion on most of them.

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Kind of a backlogger, I guess?

 

I don't actively focus more on one over the other, but as a budget gamer I don't tend to buy many brand new games right out the gate (especially since I might not play them immediately) so I'll wait until a juicy sale or if I'm like 'yes I will play this right now'. 

 

Generally I'm a very spontaneous gamer, whatever I'm in the mood for when I switch my console on is what I'll do and I don't really think about it. Sometimes the games newer, sometimes it's old, sometimes it's a purchase from a sale then and there xD never explicitly looking at my backlog but it's there to dip into if I fancy something in it.

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I've been a permanent "backlogger" since the mid-PS3 era, really. Not only am I parsimonious, most of what the AAA industry vomits out doesn't spark my interest enough to pay more than $20, if anything.

 

Progress has been made, however: I once had over 40 games installed on PS4, but that's shrank to 19. On the other hand, my wishlist still has around 35 games on it...

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Oooo extreme backlogger. I have every genre and like to try new things out.

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Backlogger. I only play game i never touched before. I buy game on sale without caring how much old it is I only care if it suit my taste😀

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Backlogger almost by default. I bought my PS4 in late 2019, so I've been experiencing so many titles I've never gotten to play before (Disgaea, almost every Star Ocean, Bloodborne, etc). I have now amassed almost 200+ games in my digital library just waiting to be played. At this point I have several years of games to play, which is awesome because by the time I rummage through them all, PS5 games should be on sale so I'll get to enjoy the benefit of discounted PS5 games. 

 

Speaking of all the backloggery, does anyone know a good place to get a half decent PS3 console? I've been toying with the idea of getting one because my Final Fantasy and Tales of collections can never truly be complete unless I get one, but I don't wanna get one at an untrusty source. So any ideas on where to go for a reputable source on that?

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Being a contemporary ruined my avg completion percentage, so I went back to play some older games, and that just kinda turned me into into a backlogger, still a ton I need to work through. Playing my old ps3 games makes me miss those times, maybe it's nostalgia but even then some games were ones I never played and still loved them.

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I don’t have much of a backlog so I guess I’m more contemporary.

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Much more of a backlogger for sure. Very rarely I buy new games, I have a very extensive wantlist that even goes back to PS1 games, so I'm buying games as I'm about to play them and/or if it goes on sale.

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I'm such a backlogger it's not even funny. Honestly, at this point, I would call myself a vulture more than anything.

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