Would you buy a game if a good example of the game (not the exact machine you are buying) is available locally on route?
I have only been in the hobby for about a year and am grateful to live in a city where there is an active pinball community and good location pinball. Even though I may really like a lot of the games that are on route, I cannot justify spending the money on one of those while they are available to play 5-10 minutes away for $1 a game or less. That way I can also support the location and help keep location pinball alive in the area. Obviously machines will eventually get rotated out and then I could look into tracking one down if I really wanted it. The Game of Thrones announcement today made me think about this a bit, since I am a big fan on the TV series and it may very well get put on route locally (I am hoping at least). I was just curious if a game being available locally affects your decision in purchasing it.