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Op Ed

IGN - Why Don't We Finish More Video Games?
With video games more expensive than ever, you would think that gamers would squeeze every last second of play out of them before moving on to the next adventure. But that's not always the case. Earlier this year, Bioware released some fascinating statistics about Mass Effect 2, but the stand-out figure was the revelation that only 50 -percent of players actually finished Commander Shepherd's mission to stop the Collectors.

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3. Re: Op Ed Nov 18, 2010, 11:36 Rhino
"The irregularity of getting a new video game can also blunt your temptation of pulling the rip cord before it's over. When I was younger, I felt damn lucky to get four or five new video games over the course of a year for my Master System. But now I have the ability to buy more than one video game a month. In fact, in September of 2010, I purchased three full-priced games -- Halo: Reach, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, and Professor Layton and the Unwound Future -- for a grand total of $150. That's probably as much as my family spent on Genesis games in an entire year."

I've seen this argument before, and I still don't quite understand it. "There are so many games coming out, how will I finish them all?" I've had that problem, too. My solution: I just don't buy each of them at the same time if I don't have the time to play them. Problem solved. If later I still feel like playing a title then I may well pick it up at that time. Better yet, by the time that I do there is the possibility of a sale of some sort, or price reduction depending upon the circumstances.
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