Buying Only 10 Games in 12 Months (2018) Page 125

  • monkman76 13 Jun 2018 11:06:29 12,835 posts
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    You thinking of Salt and Sanctuary?
  • Phattso 13 Jun 2018 11:07:08 23,314 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    Ok, i apologise. Fuck knows what is going on with my head because i would have sworn i had played this but i clearly havent :/.
    Maybe - in common with the rest of the universe - you spent so much time watching fucking videos of other people playing this fucking video game that you fucking convinced yourself that you'd fucking played the fucking thing. Video watching fucks.

    *ahem*

    My apologies. I'm just old and railing against a world I don't understand.

    Edited by Phattso at 11:07:39 13-06-2018
  • dominalien 13 Jun 2018 11:09:44 8,575 posts
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    Heh. I generally watch no gameplay videos at all. I find they lessen my fun and in some cases make me lose interest in playing the game.

    Give me a couple of screenshots and a review any day. I definitely prefer to go in blind. Same with films, really.
  • Derblington 13 Jun 2018 11:11:52 30,856 posts
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    I'll check out some gameplay footage or video reviews. I like to see something to make sure it's something I think I'll enjoy if it's not something I'm 100% in on.
    I'd never watch a full play through though. If I have the time to do that I'd rather just play the thing.
  • UncleLou Moderator 13 Jun 2018 11:21:19 39,515 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    Ok, i apologise. Fuck knows what is going on with my head because i would have sworn i had played this but i clearly havent :/.

    Fucking numpty
    There was a sneak peek/demo of Hollow Knight for Humble Bundle subscribers, ages ago, iirc. PC, obviously. Maybe you played that?
  • hedben2013 13 Jun 2018 12:27:02 751 posts
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    @rice_sandwich That's fair, but since I don't have an extrernal hard drive for the Xbox I have to limit the number of installed games pretty harshly. So anything I haven't played for a month or more gets uninstalled and abandoned, but if I'm still playing it regularly enough it's in progress.
  • rice_sandwich 13 Jun 2018 12:29:56 4,531 posts
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    @hedben2013

    If you're enjoying yourself and making decent purchase decisions it's all good.
  • hedben2013 13 Jun 2018 12:38:15 751 posts
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    @rice_sandwich Ha, well I wouldn't go that far! There's at least a couple on my list that are exactly the kind of purchase this challenge was meant to prevent, but I've enjoyed the hell out of the others so all good on balance
  • Phattso 13 Jun 2018 13:51:13 23,314 posts
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    Where did The Collective Hive Mind of Purchase Oversight end up on the subject of re-buying games you've previously owned? I seem to recall we decided that it should count, because you're choosing to get re-invested in a title.

    I'm finding myself tempted to pick up the Horizon: Zero Dawn that's floating around the swapsies thread to check out the DLC. Need to know how much of an existential crisis I'm in.
  • monkman76 13 Jun 2018 13:59:05 12,835 posts
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    I personally think that shouldn't count - you're effectively dipping into backlog.

    This opinion is in no way affected by the fact that it's my copy of HZD Complete in the swapsies thread.
  • Phattso 13 Jun 2018 14:05:24 23,314 posts
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    I admire your unbiased opinion, and have always held you in high regard and feel that your presence warms the cockles of the hearts in all thread participants and how about knocking it down to a fiver for an old mate and have a nice day!
  • monkman76 13 Jun 2018 14:09:32 12,835 posts
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    :D

    You know what, maybe it should count...
  • Phattso 13 Jun 2018 14:40:56 23,314 posts
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    This would also potentially apply to Mario+Rabbids if you had a copy of that kicking about too. :)
  • monkman76 13 Jun 2018 14:42:32 12,835 posts
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    Sorry, flogged that ages ago.

    Got anything interesting on Switch or PS4?
  • Phattso 13 Jun 2018 14:52:30 23,314 posts
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    THIS IS NOW THE SWAPSIES THREAD, PEOPLE. DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING DID YOU, DUFFMAN?! BWAHAHAHAAAAAA!

    I feel we need at least a quorum of people to sign off on this latest U-turn on the rules before I can get my swaps on. I wonder if this change might also bring some people back from the brink, if they'd counted a re-buy?

    Weigh in, people, the future of some shitty franchise with snowy dino combat could be at stake.
  • hedben2013 13 Jun 2018 14:55:08 751 posts
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    So you're saying all I have to do to get back below 12 purchases this year is buy some of them twice? Got it
  • Phattso 13 Jun 2018 15:07:43 23,314 posts
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    Like you haven't already. You were constantly finding games down the back of the sofa you'd forgotten you'd even bought! :D
  • whatfruitlivesagain 13 Jun 2018 15:15:19 1,070 posts
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    I reject this rules bending. It's a new game. This violates the spirit of the challenge. If you are unable to transfer the save game from one platform to another it is a new purchase.

    Ergo Phattso is his own worst enemy. This is the truth.

    /Straightens wig sits down.
  • Technoishmatt 13 Jun 2018 15:20:56 2,594 posts
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    where were we on excluding VR games as purchases and instead viewing them as capital investment into innovation and the future of gaming?

    Edited by Technoishmatt at 15:21:26 13-06-2018
  • Phattso 13 Jun 2018 15:23:01 23,314 posts
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    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    I reject this rules bending. It's a new game. This violates the spirit of the challenge. If you are unable to transfer the save game from one platform to another it is a new purchase.

    Ergo Phattso is his own worst enemy. This is the truth.

    /Straightens wig sits down.
    That doesn't even make any sense at all - and doesn't appear to relate to the question at hand - in which case I applaud your accurate depiction of a UK Judge!
  • Phattso 13 Jun 2018 15:23:44 23,314 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    where were we on excluding VR games as purchases and instead viewing them as capital investment into innovation and the future of gaming?
    Hey, buddy, if I - the supposed zealot of VR - can go cold virtual turkey then so can you!
  • Vortex808 13 Jun 2018 15:28:46 12,360 posts
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    What exactly are you lot doing with these virtual turkeys with your deviant VR goggles of shame?
  • whatfruitlivesagain 13 Jun 2018 15:33:36 1,070 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    I reject this rules bending. It's a new game. This violates the spirit of the challenge. If you are unable to transfer the save game from one platform to another it is a new purchase.

    Ergo Phattso is his own worst enemy. This is the truth.

    /Straightens wig sits down.
    That doesn't even make any sense at all - and doesn't appear to relate to the question at hand - in which case I applaud your accurate depiction of a UK Judge!
    No talking from the defendant or I shall hold you in contempt of Court. If money doth change hands the game is a purchase. If one trades an item then one could be seen to be game neutral as it were. However you sir are a cad.

    Twenty years.
  • JiveHound 13 Jun 2018 16:33:34 9,530 posts
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    Repurchasing an old game is the same as double dipping, in fact it is double dipping. Fill her boots
  • crashVoodoo 13 Jun 2018 16:53:34 5,832 posts
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    @JiveHound no way...

    Double dipping is taking a purchase you could legitimately go and play right now but you'd rather it was on another format of your choice.

    Repurchasing a game if you previously played and since sold it on is surely a new purchase?

    I think it's part of your 10

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 16:55:49 13-06-2018
  • Phattso 13 Jun 2018 16:59:43 23,314 posts
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    crashVoodoo, aside from being on my death list now, has adequately conveyed the original, and needlessly punishing, decision of the thread. A decision that was regretted by everyone.

    Especially people that sold on their copies of Horizon and Mario+Rabbids.
  • ghearoid 13 Jun 2018 17:01:50 2,993 posts
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    Six months in and we're still arguing semantics. Next year we should have a rule book! :)
  • whatfruitlivesagain 13 Jun 2018 17:04:08 1,070 posts
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    I elect that Phattso is forbidden from writing said rulebook.
  • whatfruitlivesagain 13 Jun 2018 17:04:20 1,070 posts
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    Do I have any ayes?
  • rice_sandwich 13 Jun 2018 17:08:34 4,531 posts
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    @Phattso

    Sounds like a non-counting double dip to me as you're not getting the thrill of sullying a fresh purchase with your monstrous gaze, nor are you gaining a new gaming experience. All you're doing is enacting a case of temporal displacement. You had a game, you didn't have it for a while and now you have it again. Equilibrium is once again restored and the universe's tendency to entropy rebuffed.

    I'm also inclined to take your record of previous good behaviour into account. Others can vouch for your character. Other users with a more dubious track record wouldn't be so lucky. Rules are tricky like that. I rest my case. Not guilty. Case dismissed.

    Edited by rice_sandwich at 17:09:10 13-06-2018
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