So...with ubisoft pushing the Rayman: legends release date six months (even though it's finished for wiiu) and EA's servers not being able to handle everyone playing sim city, it's not that hard to find frustrated and angry gamers these days*. Words like boycott and piracy pop up, and I've read some posts of people smart enough never to buy a game until reviews and general opinions give them the 'go'-sign. And on the other hand, some major franchises are being canned or stop development because of bad sales (dead space 3 comes to mind). Now...I'm curious to what degree this all connects. After all, factors like the economical crisis and poor marketing blur the obvious. Not to mention the impact of piracy. As such: the question from the thread title: which game - or games - did you actively NOT buy when you had the chance to? I'm talking about games you once looked forward to. Where you preordered in anticipation, and then canceled it because reviewers slaughtered it or the developers made a retarded move. Or where the "I can't wait until release day" turned into a "I'll get it when it's in a gaming bin or a steam sale...at best". Of course, I'm NOT talking about cancellations for monetary reasons, not enough time, a better game coming along or not having the proper specs or any of that jazz. I should probably go first with my list of games, but...I don't have any. There is only one game I really wish I hadn't bought it (tiberian sun), but by then it was too late. Oh, and Borderlands 2 is a 'maybe'. I haven't bought it, but that was mostly because I didn't have the time (it was only partially because the original occasionally crashed for no reason). So...what's your "I haven't bought <game> because I didn't want to give them my money?" game...or list? :-) * note: blizzard's starcraft 2: heart of the swarm could very well have the same issues. After all, they too enforce online play, making release days for diablo 3 and starcraft 2 quite an exercise in frustration.