Thank you for participating in this short study on your motivation behind purchasing games. For the questions asked, it is best not to think too hard about any one question and instead respond with your first instinct. This 50 question survey should take you 10 to 12 minutes to complete.
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I am proud to be a gamer: *


 
I buy games because they look interesting or unique: *


 
I am frugal when it comes to buying games I want: *


 
I game primarily on Console: *

Console systems include PlayStation, Xbox, Wii and any system that is played primarily on a TV.

 
I have been gaming since before sales were so regular as they are now: *


 
I play mostly multiplayer games: *


 
When a game I want to buy goes on sale, I am worried that I will miss out if I do not buy it immediately: *


 
I have a lot of time to spend playing games: *


 
I usually have one or two games I play habitually: *


 
I am patient when it comes to buying a game I want to play: *


 
I have adult responsibilities: *

Children to take care of, a mortgage and a full time job are all examples of adult responsibilities

 
I buy games because I want to support the developers: *


 
I mostly play indie games: *


 
I buy games impulsively when they are on sale: *


 
I buy games because they are recommended by friends: *


 
I like to own all the biggest games: *


 
I can afford to spend a lot of money on gaming: *


 
I game primarily on Handheld consoles: *

Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo DS are examples of handheld gaming consoles.

 
I regularly pre-order games I want to buy: *


 
I will wait for a Game of the Year edition before buying a game: *


 
I game primarily on Mobile/Tablet devices: *

iOS, Android and Windows 8 powered devices are all examples of mobile/tablet devices.

 
When I buy a game, I plan to start playing that week: *


 
I regularly buy new games because I have been anticipating them for months: *


 
I am proud of my game collection: *


 
I regularly buy DLC for games I enjoyed playing: *


 
I game primarily on PC: *

Windows, Mac and Linux based desktop and laptop computers are all considered PC gaming.

 
I have been gaming since before digital distribution was common: *


 
I have many gamer friends: *


 
I buy games because they have high critic review scores: *

Kotaku, IGN, Gamespot, Polygon and Destructiod are all examples of websites that provide critic reviews.

 
I use wishlists to find out when games I want to play go on sale: *


 
I buy games because of recommendations from gaming personalities: *

Gaming journalists talking on podcasts, game developers you follow on Twitter and game related youTube personalities are all examples of gaming personalities.

 
I mostly play AAA games: *


 
My free time is more precious to me than my money: *


 
Buying a game is satisfying: *


 
I buy games because of watching Let's Play videos: *


 
It is important to me to complete the games I play: *


 
I lose control when there are big sales on games: *


 
When available, I will play a demo of a game before buying it: *


 
I feel guilty about the number of games in my backlog of unplayed games: *


 
I am addicted to buying games on sale: *


 
I mostly play single player games: *


 
Gaming is my primary hobby: *


 
My money is more precious to me than my free time: *


 
I feel regret when I see that a game I own has gone on sale for cheaper than I bought it for: *


 
I like to play all the biggest games: *


 
Roughly how many games have you played in the past 12 months? *

 
Roughly how many games have you purchased in the past 12 months? *

 
Of the games you have purchased in the past 12 months, roughly what % have you completed?

For games with no end (MOBAs, MMOs, sports games, etc) playing for 15 hours or more is considered complete.
 
Of the games you have purchased in the past 12 months, roughly what % have you purchased on sale or in a bundle?

Humble Bundle, Indie Royale and Bundle in a Box are all examples of name your own price bundles.
 
Roughly how many games are currently in your backlog of purchased but unplayed games? *

 
Do you have any additional thoughts to share about how and why you buy games?

 
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