Report content As a modder how much do you roughly spend in a year on games?

Poll started by Henley with 4,808 votes and 112 comments. Browse the poll archive.


$0 - I'm all about the free content (824 votes)


> $50 - I reserve my money for deals and Indie titles (1122 votes)


> $100 - I purchase most games I like (2097 votes)


> $400 - All games all the time (765 votes)

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macacos2 Jan 22 2011 says:

More like $250 or so, with $100 you can buy a game and a half

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NyangenRound Jan 22 2011 replied:

i was about to say that 100 Australian dollars will only get you 1 game because it's less than the US Dollar, but then i remembered the current exchange rate is almost identical at the moment, so the only reason 100 Dollars gets you less game in Australia is because we get ripped off massively by retailers. which brings us to Moddb. =D

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Death8338 Jan 23 2011 replied:

i thought it was the nice beaches tax...

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sniper77shot Jan 24 2011 replied:

Yeah I have seen books for $50.00 Canadian and $25.00 American when the value is nearly the same 1 or 2 cents less. I think it's insane, another thing that is weird is I order this magazine that is printed in the town I live in, still takes 5 weeks, It seems like they ship it down to the USA then bring it up here and I still end up paying more money than Americans, The USA is the wealthiest country shouldn't they have to pay more?

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odilasa Jan 24 2011 replied:

Really? Because the UK has long since had the most valuable currency.

Anyway I voted free, 'cause...well isn't it obvious :p, most free games are the best anyway. And by all means don't let these tricky Americans convince you to buy their capitalist junk lol.

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Rostov-na-Don Feb 11 2011 replied:

I'm with the Swedes/Paradox Interactive

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Rukus_ Jan 26 2011 replied:

> america
> wealthy

I would have lol'd if it wasn't so wrong.

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CrazyIvan1745 Feb 1 2011 replied:

Yes but Canada has an insanely nice health care system paid through all that tax. In America we pay tons more for our medical insurance and medicine since our system is still pretty obnoxious, but I won't get into all the annoying politics on that.

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flyingdonuts Feb 2 2011 replied:



USA has one of the highest rates of poverty, and are NOT the most wealthiest country. AT all. Sure, the have the most money, with their own country killing eachother, (9/11). But really, the most wealthy country, per capita, is Luxembourg. Because The average person make much more money then America, so therefore it makes sense that THEY should pay more. Not america.

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SILENTrampancy Feb 6 2011 replied:

We have the highest difference between wealthy and poor peoples. Meaning, we have extremely and obscenely rich ******* and tragically poor families. We're a very backwards nation, in just about every way.

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SILENTrampancy Feb 6 2011 replied:

Most people here also believe we're the political/cultural/literal center of the universe... The US as a whole suffers from an extreme case of the 'Princess Syndrome'

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odilasa Feb 7 2011 replied:

LOL. Yeah mostly ignorance and greed.

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Camorak Oct 20 2011 replied:

Same here in NZ. $120 is the norm, while CoD is always $150 (for new releases of course), PC games are are usually $10 cheaper though... This is all retail, too.

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Henley Creator
Henley Jan 22 2011 replied:

hence the > which means greater than. So anywhere between 100 and 400.

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nitewalker11 Jan 30 2011 buried:


I love how this got plus five and yet, because the narrow end of the symbol is pointing towards the word, it would imply that it's actually less then $100.

Not only are you incorrect, but Moddb is incorrect as well.

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DrachenFeuer Feb 2 2011 replied:

@ Nitewalker11

What... > is greater than. Say x is the ammount you spend, then you and it is between 400 and 100, so you would pick > 100... its 400 > X > 100

Not only are you wrong, you tried to correct someone that was right... seriously is math dead?

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Link3737 Jan 22 2011 replied:

Dunno, I bought about 50 games a few weeks ago for $80. The benefit of being a PC gamer :)

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LORDDEREX Jan 23 2011 replied:

that's nice, bought 12 games awhile ago for PC for 45 Euro, and i thought i made one of the best deals yet :/

Short to say: nice if it was good games included :)

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Icedecknight Jan 23 2011 replied:

Steam Christmas sale? ;D

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Darthlex Jan 24 2011 replied:

Watch out for the Steam offers - I got 26 games (Square Enix pack) for only 75 Euro - these kinds of offers happen all the time. :)

Who cares though, any half-addicted MODDB user knows that all you need is a mixture of Overgrowth, NS2, Minecraft and Frozen Synapse. (to mention the most essential, released titles.)

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pizzalover101 Feb 2 2011 replied:

A game and a half? I an get 3 games with $100

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TheGameSquid Feb 14 2011 replied:

Well, that is if you buy "AAA" games at the full 50$ when they come out. The last time I did that was... 1,5 year ago. And before that it must have been since Half-Life 2. There just aren't a whole lot of games these days that warrant that ridiculous price tag. I'm always willing to shell out 15$ for an indie of course. I always have more than enough games to play so I can wait for prices to drop.

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MikuMikuCookie Nov 5 2011 replied:

I get whatever I can when I can. I've bumped Portal 2 and Choro Q HG3 to the top of my list. Jelly Car 3 is also up there too. :3

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valatmir Jan 22 2011 says:

A spezial edition of my Game for $100

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galdor Jan 22 2011 says:

i buy as many games as a can so $400 :D

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[$#!T-Happens] Jan 22 2011 says:

Last year i actualy tracked how much i spent and all in all for last year i spent $738 XD

That's including "special edition stuff" (but not accessories like Microsoft points and such)

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Maxen1416 Jan 22 2011 says:

mostly on high-rated games, and old good games as a late gamer :)

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Dman757 Jan 22 2011 says:

If you only buy 2 "big name" games bingo $120.

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TheNodCommander Jan 22 2011 says:

0 dollars. Since I dont pay in dollars I cant spend any, can I? :P

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jkruse05 Jan 22 2011 says:

Oh, I usually get two or three at full price then a few cheap ones. So somewhere around $150 - $250 depending on a number of factors.

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Tharapita Jan 22 2011 says:

In dollars? Ehm. No idea. In Euros around 400-500 just this year alone so far.

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Gunship_Mark_II Jan 22 2011 says:

Hard to say...

But i plan to buy Duke Nuken Forever ( it will be released soon :P )

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robotman5 Feb 4 2011 replied:

same here

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Knight_Ken May 20 2011 replied:

Hope you have pre ordered the Ball's edition!!!

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sirspawnalot Jan 22 2011 says:

more like 300$ =)

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Metalspy Jan 22 2011 says:

$Too much.
Fortunately gaming is about the only hobby and I never 'go out' :P
(No-lifer comments are to be expected? :( )

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AJ_Quick Jan 22 2011 replied:

dude gaming is a life! going out is a bigger waste of cash, for less entertainment :/

I'd say I drop a good $ 300-400 bucks a year on games.
It would not be hard to spend that much on a single night out lol.

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macacos2 Jan 23 2011 replied:

It's good to keep balance.

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KILLER89(FIN) Jan 23 2011 replied:

And getting the HIV is life then, huh?

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SaintDaveUK Jan 29 2011 replied:

You consider getting HIV 'going out'? Man, you need to go to some better venues!

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Cry_Wolf Jan 22 2011 says:

Actually, $100 is a lot of money here, money that I don't have.

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Fefor Feb 2 2011 replied:

yes :P

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moci Jan 22 2011 says:

50 to 100, but I don't reserve it for indies I'm just cheap when it comes to buying games most of the time.

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Bad_D0g Jan 22 2011 says:

I only buy games I know are good, things like VALVe games. I wasted $60 on Modern Warfare 2 and I will never make the mistake of buying a game without reading a good review again.

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xXMaNiAcXx Jan 22 2011 says:

Here in Brazil retailers sell games for like the double or triple they pay for each. Yeah, 40$ for Counter Strke is a bit too much.

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InStars Jan 22 2011 says:

50$ - I buy only good games and then I play them for a long time.

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PeacefulPatriot Jan 22 2011 says:

I would say about 80 bucks. I can get by on Steam Deals and mods, but there are just some games that I need to pay full price for.

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CatsMeatsMan Jan 22 2011 says:

I usually only spend 25 - 35 $ a year on games... unless i get a recommendation that's like 50 bucks.

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leebarguss Jan 22 2011 says:

I'm poor.
Bargain deals FTW!

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Spik3d Jan 22 2011 says:


Specials/deals mostly, and only one or two big games each year.

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