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Are you more looking for games than playing games?

View Poll Results: See thread title!
Yes. (sigh) 26 78.79%
No. I prefer playing instead of looking all day for new stuff. Really. 2 6.06%
Yes... hmm.. but why? 5 15.15%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll
10-27-2012, 01:34 PM
#1
Are you more looking for games than playing games?

Confess!

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
10-27-2012, 07:23 PM
#2
Since I got into the iOS culture, without a doubt, yes. Applies to console games now as well though.

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10-27-2012, 08:08 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,336
Change your payment info more then five times in under 1 month and iTunes will lock you out completely from buying or updating anything for 30 days. Not even Apple support can help you unlock it. I discovered this since I use virtual Visa cards and managed to change it one time too many. Just a tip if you really havin problems getting trough your withdrawl symptoms.

Stock up on can and freezer food. Lots of happy pills. First week the hardest, I would have dove into a shitter Train Spotting style if someone trew a working magical willy wonky iTunes gift card in it. After that it gets easier and easier for every day that passes. Until you're allowed to input new payment info again. Then it all comes back. The hoarding. The madness. The...ninjas and the zombies...aaannd I'm of to sleep!

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10-27-2012, 08:15 PM
#4
Joined: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,289
App hoarding. It's an addiction.
10-27-2012, 08:57 PM
#5
Isn't there a show about this on TV?
10-27-2012, 09:07 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Paranor
Posts: 649
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris1a View Post
Stock up on can and freezer food. Lots of happy pills. First week the hardest, I would have dove into a shitter Train Spotting style if someone trew a working magical willy wonky iTunes gift card in it. After that it gets easier and easier for every day that passes. Until you're allowed to input new payment info again. Then it all comes back. The hoarding. The madness. The...ninjas and the zombies...aaannd I'm of to sleep!
Brilliance!

@capricorn that corp would be Apple which we hold so dear
10-27-2012, 09:35 PM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allanon View Post
Brilliance!

@capricorn that corp would be Apple which we hold so dear
Ah yes!
I've heard that they're doing pretty good
10-28-2012, 02:55 AM
#8
Oh, the hunger for new games... the angst! - to miss a new good game or a deal! Yes, I admit it can get quite addicting.

Interesting is, that in last months, as I still had my 3GS, it wasn't a problem... all these games and deals. But then I got my iPhone 5 and this caused kind of an addiction reset.

I think this is possible since the Appstore games are cheap as heck... evenafter the big Steam sales I end up with a handful of new games because all stuff was gettable for just a few Euros.

My friend told me about his daily routine: stand up, go to potty, scan Appshopper while there, then a shower and coffee or breakfast after this, with more tA and other sites scanning.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 10-28-2012 at 03:00 AM.
10-28-2012, 08:29 PM
#9
I used to maybe a a year to a year and a half ago but now i mostly want quality.
10-29-2012, 06:44 AM
#10
yeah, i can definitely see myself as a member of the collectors' group.

to me, the main "culprit" in this situation is the super strong current of new games that come out every week, which can generate a feeling of "what am i missing" or a constant desire to check out what's new.

personally, i love this, and the "problem" is not on me. if there were fewer games - i would have spent more time on any particular game. but since this is not the case, i jump frantically from one game to the next.

also, i tend to spend more time on music making applications than i do on games these days.

Noise brings so many things, make my tingling skin freeze.
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