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Games You Have Purchased That Have Become Free Shortly After

08-24-2010, 11:45 PM
#1
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Location: Canada
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Games You Have Purchased That Have Become Free Shortly After

It's starting to get pretty annoying... My list just keeps growing and I'll probably never learn my lesson -.-

Fastar!
Bird Strike
Scoops
Dizzypad
Sky Burger
Mega Jump
Tilt to Live
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Tunnel Shoot
Battle Bears
Babylonian Twins

And those are just the ones that have gone for free within a month of my purchase... I have twice the length of that list of games that have still gone for free a few months or so after I had bought them.

I definitely understand that it's an effective way of promoting your game, but before I used to be able to SAVE money by getting a game when it goes on sale. Now I'll get it on sale thinking that I'm saving money, but in fact they end up going as far as giving it away for free shortly after.

Oh well.

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08-25-2010, 12:25 AM
#2
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Quell
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08-25-2010, 12:30 AM
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08-25-2010, 12:35 AM
#4
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Fastar!
Tilt to Live
Galcon Labs
Glyder 2
08-25-2010, 01:04 AM
#5
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: USA
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Ugh. Yeah, I hate it when this happens.

Fastar! Bird Strike, Dizzypad, Tilt to Live come to mind.
If free app a day keeps this up, many people might start getting reluctant to spend money, but to wait for it to be free.
For example, I decided not to buy mega jump, then it went free a few days later. This might become a habit after a while...
08-25-2010, 01:42 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 1,224
If I paid a dollar or 2, I don't really mind. If its like $7 or what not, than I will rant.

Luckily that hasn't really happened often the past 2-3 years.

It's called having a fairly good sense on how an app is performing and how it will perform in the recent future, kinda like stocks =P
08-25-2010, 01:56 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 704
chop chop runner and chop chop tennis both went free within a week of me purchasing them. Beat it! Went free a while after I bought it.

There have been tonnes of games that have gone on a massive discount really soon after I bought them though.
08-25-2010, 04:10 AM
#8
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Location: United Kingdom
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Shift
Mega Jump (literally had it a few hours before free!)

If something online is free, you are not the customer - you are the product.
08-25-2010, 06:02 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2010
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Robo Rampage,
as far as I can remember.

and some others I that where just SEVERLY dropped in price.

All in all I was quite lucky.

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08-25-2010, 06:13 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2,437
sky burger