Do you pay for your games?

#1
I know of a lot of people who would never shell out a single cent for their games. But I've found that most of the free games (the Android ones at least) are pretty lousy. And the good ones are all games that you have to pay for one way or another. Then there are the freemium ones which just irritate you by locking content or making it so damn difficult to progress to the next stage without paying the developers some money. I'm not against supporting games, but I'm not the kind that spends much time on Android gaming so I don't consider it a worthwhile investment to pay for games. At the same time though, when I am on my Android and looking for a game to play, I wonder why the games are all so bad. I wonder whether you pay for your games and whether you know of any nice free games? Care to share?
 
#2
I have never bought a paid app from the Android market. I usually find that there are often free alternatives available anyway, many of which are often just as good, except for maybe the fact that they put advertising in them. However, the adverts don't bother me as long as they are not intrusive. If I think a free version of an app is particularly good and it has a paid version available which seems worth investing in then I may be tempting to buy it. That hasn't happened yet though!
 
#3
No, never. I feel like games are way too expensive for me (I'm not American, so $2 is a LOT more for me than someone earning like 50k USD/year) especially since I can get those games for free on torrents and such. I actually don't mind freemium games. Obviously I never pay, but playing them once or twice a day is enough to keep me entertained
 
#4
People right now are obsessed with Clash of Clans. At least the ones around me. I heard people spending money to pay the gold price. I have not played CoC, so I do not spend money on it. I spent money on getting more songs on 02Jam though. I definitely love the game, and the songs made me feel so nostalgic...that I had to buy some points to play more.
 

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#5
The only games I've really bought on the app store are Oregon Trail and AlterEgo. This is mostly because mobile games tend to die out pretty quickly and I wanted something that I would really enjoy from time to time such as a classic from my childhood. I think both of these games were around $5, but well worth it since I can pick them up at any time.
 
#6
People right now are obsessed with Clash of Clans. At least the ones around me. I heard people spending money to pay the gold price. I have not played CoC, so I do not spend money on it. I spent money on getting more songs on 02Jam though. I definitely love the game, and the songs made me feel so nostalgic...that I had to buy some points to play more.
Yeah I don't get the hype around CoC. I tried playing it but it was really pretty meh for me.
 
#7
Yeah I don't get the hype around CoC. I tried playing it but it was really pretty meh for me.
I see. Each one has their own preferences. Maybe you are not into building or strategy games. I get that. The people around me are engineers, so I can assume that most of them likes building and strategy games. They might be into sandbox games too.
 
#8
I see. Each one has their own preferences. Maybe you are not into building or strategy games. I get that. The people around me are engineers, so I can assume that most of them likes building and strategy games. They might be into sandbox games too.
Ahh, I see, yeah that makes sense. Are you an engineer as well?
 

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#10
I know of a lot of people who would never shell out a single cent for their games. But I've found that most of the free games (the Android ones at least) are pretty lousy. And the good ones are all games that you have to pay for one way or another. Then there are the freemium ones which just irritate you by locking content or making it so damn difficult to progress to the next stage without paying the developers some money. I'm not against supporting games, but I'm not the kind that spends much time on Android gaming so I don't consider it a worthwhile investment to pay for games. At the same time though, when I am on my Android and looking for a game to play, I wonder why the games are all so bad. I wonder whether you pay for your games and whether you know of any nice free games? Care to share?
I usually buy games when they are released so I end up paying the maximum price. I get bored quickly so I sell them within a week of a launch to get 80% of the money back, worth it in my opinion. It's a lot better than waiting years for the game to be 80% of the original price!
 
#11
No, I would never ever pay a single cent for an iOS or Android game. On the other hand, I'd really love to buy some apps on the appstore, to increase my japanese learning experience, but thanks to Apple only accepting cash via iTunes instead of the prepaid money on my phone, I'll probably never be able to get those apps. It's pretty dumb that they want to force you to use iTunes instead of happily taking the 30€ from your prepaid card.
 
#12
I will absolutely purchase a game outright if it's a good game, but I will not make micro-purchases within a "free" game, probably simply out of stubbornness and principles :D. Some of my favorite free games right now are Clash of Clans, Bloons TD Battles, and Pocket Mine. Of course all of these games have in-game purchases enabled, but I have never felt the need to spend a dime on them, which in my opinion makes all the difference between being satisfied with a free game, and being bitter about a ""free"" game. Like I said, I don't mind paying outright for a mobile game, but I don't like being told something is free only to find out you have to spend money to make it even somewhat enjoyable or progress further in the game.
 
#13
No, I would never ever pay a single cent for an iOS or Android game. On the other hand, I'd really love to buy some apps on the appstore, to increase my japanese learning experience, but thanks to Apple only accepting cash via iTunes instead of the prepaid money on my phone, I'll probably never be able to get those apps. It's pretty dumb that they want to force you to use iTunes instead of happily taking the 30€ from your prepaid card.
Yeah, this is one of the worst things about ios imo. EVERYTHING is done on freakin iTunes, which gets an update every 2 seconds. The other day I wanted to install an app and I struggled for like half an hour before figuring it out. Whoever said idevices were convenient obviously has never had to install outside apps
 
#14
I have never paid for any app based games. I don't play many games on my phone to start with, so why would I pay for the ones that I do? I literally only have 3 games on my phone, and I did not pay to download them nor have I ever paid for anything in game.
 
#15
I rarely spend money on games. I like earning my stuff through grinding but if the game is really good, I wouldn't mind spending a few bucks on it.
 
#16
People right now are obsessed with Clash of Clans. At least the ones around me. I heard people spending money to pay the gold price. I have not played CoC, so I do not spend money on it. I spent money on getting more songs on 02Jam though. I definitely love the game, and the songs made me feel so nostalgic...that I had to buy some points to play more.
Clash of Clans was the one game I was trying to get (the free version) but it kept coming up as being incompatible with my device. It just wouldn't work in the end so I never got to play it. I have heard it gets quite boring after a while though.