Buying Only 10 Games in 12 Months (2018) Page 138

  • OnlyJoeKing 11 Jul 2018 00:20:47 776 posts
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    Haha, well, TECHNICALLY I am only one month behind schedule! Dead cells only unlocks in August. So if I don't buy another game until the end of September - not completely out of the question given the somewhat barren release schedule - I'm on track to having one game a month for the rest of the year, one for each of October, November and December.

    The difference between now and this time last year is I am actually having great fun with my backlog. Playing Resident Evil 4 on PC atm, cracking game. Itching to get back on Hollow Knight too.

    I will be fine!

    Hahaha!
    Ha....

    Gulp.....
  • THFourteen 11 Jul 2018 05:21:15 50,237 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    Oh, cool... hahahahaahAAAAHAHAHAAAA... ahem... nice! Well done. Stay strong. You're totally going to make it. No doubt.
    You’re starting to sound a bit.... Rabbid.
  • monkman76 11 Jul 2018 06:07:19 13,767 posts
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    Yoku finished, well before the World Cup does. Back down to 3 for me!

    /smug
  • OnlyJoeKing 11 Jul 2018 08:38:31 776 posts
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    Hey, I'd forgotten about that rule! I've played through to the end credits of gbc Mario Tennis while the world cup has been on. Is that a freebie now, then?
  • the_dudefather 11 Jul 2018 08:50:55 10,852 posts
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    I've been away for a bit, what's the freebie rule? seen in mentioned in the last couple of pages
  • THFourteen 11 Jul 2018 08:51:50 50,237 posts
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    The freebie has to be under £10 and completed before midnight on sunday otherwise it counts IIRC

    Edited by THFourteen at 08:52:03 11-07-2018
  • monkman76 11 Jul 2018 09:01:35 13,767 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    Yeah, Flashback was Dark Souls before Dark Souls.

    Anyway:

    REVEALING THE GREAT TEN GAME CHALLENGE WORLD CUP BONUS EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

    Until the end of the World Cup, you all get to claim a BONUS GAME THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO COUNT AGAINST YOUR TEN*** .


    Fill yer boots. Name your team, your game, and the price you pay to take part. :)



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    *** The following restrictions apply:

    - No more than £20 cost if you're on or under five games for the year; no more than £10 cost if you're over five games. That'll teach you to ignore the rhythm method.

    - It can't be a big studio AAA game, it's the indies that have suffered the most with our abstinence and so it is they who shall benefit from this bonus at the halfway stage

    - IF you don't complete it before the World Cup is finished, you have to count it against your ten or donate the value of the game to charity. Except...

    - IF your team wins, then it's a gimme even if you don't finish it. The Mexicans, Spanish, and Portuguese among you are sitting pretty right now.

    - IF you think the glorious sport of foot to ball is a waste of time and the exclusive pervue of knuckledraggers then you don't get a free game and you're a judgemental meanie.

    - To avoid claims that I'm only doing this so I can re-buy Mario and fucking Rabbids, I shall exclude myself from the jamboree. :)
  • the_dudefather 11 Jul 2018 09:05:40 10,852 posts
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    Cheers, no use to me (unless I can somehow beat my latest purchase in the next few days which is unlikely)

    Anyway - Put me onto 6, Got Heat Signature in the Steam Sale and it's pretty great (under a tenner, but looks like it will take a while to finish)

    Never played the dev's previous game (gunpoint) but liked the look of this one: you infiltrate random spaceships and use different gadgets and weapons to execute different missions. Plays a bit like Hotline Miami, but you can pause the game at any time and perform actions (which allows for some really cool maneuvers without the need for amazing twitch reflexes)

    Plus you can escape enemy ships by shooting out windows and blasting yourself into space, then remote-control your pod to catch yourself before you run out of air

    Rest of the year is going to be:
    -Red Dead
    -Spiderman
    -Maybe Bloodstained if it reviews well (recent kickstarter demo was promising)
    -One more game

    Not a lot of spare slots now...
  • warlockuk 11 Jul 2018 22:09:46 19,487 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    Rules for bundles are you count each game you install and play. Technically we would also require proof that you disposed of the remaining keys ethically, but trust will have to suffice. ;)

    How many you on for the year so far?
    I'm on a lot. I've been installing and playing my whole steam unplayed list - even if it's just to decide games are shit and to bin them off.

    I'm down to 190 out of 650ish unplayed left.

    This year:
    Switch:
    Super Mario Odyssey. I've played it *a bit*.
    Oxenfree - Installed, played intro.

    PC:
    Curse Castilla
    The Long Dark
    Life is Strange
    The Norwood Suite
    Holy Potatoes We're In Space
    Overgrowth
    AER Memories of Old
    God Eater REsurrection
    Got Eater 2: Rage Fruit Burst
    Lara Croft Go
    Mafia III
    Dead Rising 4
    Jalopy
    Bear With Me
    Cook, Serve, Shit: 2
    Yooka-Laylee
    Ken Follett's Pillars of Shit
    Forts
    Portal Knights
    Serial Cleaner


    PC Installed but not yet played:
    HiveSwap
    Quantum Break
    Sleeping Dogs
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War III
    Black The Fall
    Sid Meier's Civilization VI
    Dark Souls III
    Lost Castle
    Splasher
    Last Day of June
    Outlast 2
    Subterrain
    Laser League
    Crazy Machines 3
    Kerbal Space Program
    Moon Hunters
    Ruiner
    Running With Rifles
    Acceleration Of Suguri 2: Electric Boogaloo
    Styx: Shards of Darkness
    Blackwake
    Hearts of Iron IV
    Interplanetary
    Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom


    PS4:
    Tons of bollocks, I've maybe played three things.












    Mostly I've played Diablo 3. And some shit Freecell game.

    I'm definitely nowhere near 10, even though I only feel like I actively bought two games. DENIAL
  • Switch024 14 Jul 2018 11:17:38 3,052 posts
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    5th purchase made. Picked up Octopath Traveler this morning. Wasn't on my radar at all but played the demo and loved it.
  • JoelStinty 14 Jul 2018 12:26:42 6,995 posts
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    Yeah, knock me up one as well, purchased OT as well. I think i'm lucky i got a few backlog games for the second half of the year :)
  • DangerousDave_87 14 Jul 2018 13:11:45 5,311 posts
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    I too have purchased Octopath, so bump me up to 3, please!
  • Technoishmatt 14 Jul 2018 13:49:56 2,975 posts
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    I played and finished firewatch. but it was from my backlog.

    Still on 1 purchase, which I regret.
  • PazJohnMitch 14 Jul 2018 16:58:58 13,987 posts
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    I finished the first Crash game earlier. It was pretty good.
  • Phattso 15 Jul 2018 19:50:31 24,144 posts
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    I'm 35 hours into Hollow Knight and I think it's my favourite game of the year so far. So much so that I've actually refunded Dead Cells on Steam so am back down to five games. Dead Cells is amaaaazing, but it's not a genre I'm particularly interested in right now. Definitely more in the mood for a crafted experience.

    Possibly this is why I drifted away from Darkest Dungeon in the end after 50 hours or so. Loved it, but the randomness took something away. Something that I found in Hollow Knight - a game that I absolutely would've sacked off for being too hard if I weren't so desperate to wring the last ounce of gameplay from one of my ten games.
  • the_milkybar_kid 15 Jul 2018 20:30:25 7,742 posts
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    Still haven't 'bought' any games since getting the pro, but have a number of games from the Roguey thread that I haven't installed as my PC is still in storage. Added a few Ps+ games to my Account too but not yet installed. Spiderman will definitely be my next purchase, unless Dark Souls for the Switch comes out of its dev shell.
  • FrostPan 15 Jul 2018 20:53:52 1,536 posts
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    I need to be updated at 10 games now. Ain't gonna last any longer now :D
  • spamdangled 15 Jul 2018 22:13:11 31,738 posts
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    Wrong thread

    Edited by spamdangled at 22:14:36 15-07-2018
  • Kamikazu 16 Jul 2018 01:25:51 1 posts
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    July already!!
    I hope it is going great for you all and you re-instil the life and fun that gaming is supposed to bring!
    I won't be able to join you this year.
    But there is 2019 and beyond and who knows what it will bring with it.

    This is a great initiative. After vowing to really get behind the games I want to play so I can once again enjoy the nuance and magic, this is also something I can get behind... Easily. :)

    Good game-on!
  • Phattso 16 Jul 2018 09:14:30 24,144 posts
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    @FrostPan heh, eeeexcellent. There was me thinking we wouldn't have anyone failing in July. Doooo eeeeet. They're all caaaaaalling to you. "PLAY ME, FROSTPAN. PLAY ME LIKE A GAMING FIDDLE!"

    Erm... I mean you should stay strong! Strong! Yes, that's what I mean.

    ...

    ...
  • THFourteen 16 Jul 2018 09:55:33 50,237 posts
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    I have Octopath now, but not played it yet so it's on hold.

    So far list goes

    1) Dragon Quest Builder (Decent)
    2) Labo (Meh)
    3) BattleTech (GOTY)
    4) FM Touch (Decent but not played)
    5) Octopath Traveller (Not played yet)
  • FrostPan 16 Jul 2018 09:56:43 1,536 posts
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    @Phattso

    😁

    If not this month, I will definitely lose next month because of Shenmue remastered coming out.

    Otherwise a good PSN sale this month might just end my streak.
  • ModoX 16 Jul 2018 10:42:08 3,378 posts
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    If it makes anyone feel better, for context, I did not join this challenge and my year has been thusly so far:

    - Bought 18 games
    - Spent £652 (PSVR to blame)
    - Downloaded and played for at least an hour 10 Xbox Game Pass games
    - Only completed 13 of those 28 games
    - Abandoned with what I would say is an 'insufficient' amount of time played at least 8 games

    So you might be doing quite well even if you're on the verge of failing :)
  • THFourteen 16 Jul 2018 20:17:19 50,237 posts
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    Hey so my mate who has a 4yr old says his daughter likes Mario Tennis.

    Whats the deal if i buy a game for the sole purpose of playing multiplayer with my kid (who is also almost 4).

    I don't really want the game.

    Does it count towards HIS total?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 16 Jul 2018 20:30:55 4,678 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    I have Octopath now, but not played it yet so it's on hold.

    So far list goes

    1) Dragon Quest Builder (Decent)
    2) Labo (Meh)
    3) BattleTech (GOTY)
    4) FM Touch (Decent but not played)
    5) Octopath Traveller (Not played yet)
    BattleTech is very, very special and anybody participating in this challenge who hasn't been sorely tempted by it (or indeed, given into temptation) is clearly dead inside.
  • rice_sandwich 17 Jul 2018 11:51:32 4,906 posts
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    @Phattso

    I'm on 4 purchases but your master list reports that I'm on 3. Shoddy record keeping! Let's hope you're not in charge of anything important in real life, eh?
  • Phattso 17 Jul 2018 11:52:35 24,144 posts
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    Only in charge of murdering uppity buggers on the Internet. See you soon!
  • Rhaegyr 17 Jul 2018 12:16:36 4,643 posts
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    Forgot to mention - I bought PES 2018 in the PSN sale so I'm up to five now.
  • THFourteen 17 Jul 2018 12:17:28 50,237 posts
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    @Rhaegyr

    Nah if you already have PES 2017 you’re good
  • Rhaegyr 17 Jul 2018 12:19:51 4,643 posts
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    First football game since FIFA 15 sadly!
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