Buying Only 10 Games in 12 Months (2018) Page 161

  • Phattso 6 Nov 2018 22:42:04 24,144 posts
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    Interesting. I think I definitely went through a comfort gaming phase, quite possibly what led me to the challenge actually. Diminishing returns. :)
  • Phattso 6 Nov 2018 22:43:18 24,144 posts
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    Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure: bought FrostPunk on my Steam account but it's for me ol' Mam same as Two Point Hospital earlier in the year (she's racked up 200+ hours in that!!!). Feel free to watch my account like a hawk to see if I play it, but I guarantee I won't.

    But if I do go for it next year, I mention it now so I can't pretend it's part of my backlog. :)
  • rice_sandwich 7 Nov 2018 07:18:10 4,910 posts
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    @Phattso

    So....by extension this clearly means that if one has a family member or even a dog, a hamster or a pet of any description who enjoys watching games being played, then said person doesn't have to count them as the game is not primarily for them but for the benefit of another's mental health and wellbeing. All you're doing is being a conduit in the delivery of an essential service. I think this is the clear and logical conclusion of your statement above.

    Aye?

    or

    No....boo hiss pantomime villain etc..?

    Remember, folks you only have 55 days left to goad Phattso with your excuses as to why a purchase shouldn't count. Make every day count!

    Edited by rice_sandwich at 07:18:49 07-11-2018
  • kosigan 8 Nov 2018 09:41:10 664 posts
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    Another purchase for me: Danger Zone 2. That puts me on 9. Dangerous Driving is not out until next year, so that's out for now. Getting a bit tight, though.
  • Technoishmatt 8 Nov 2018 13:46:48 2,975 posts
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    i tried to buy red dead redemption 1 from xbox store, but IT JUST WONT LET ME!
  • Phattso 8 Nov 2018 13:51:38 24,144 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    i tried to buy red dead redemption 1 from xbox store, but IT JUST WONT LET ME!
    That counts as half.
  • Technoishmatt 8 Nov 2018 15:18:09 2,975 posts
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    I'll keep persevering then as a half does me nooo good. If I like that (and finish it, which is debatable), i'll probably be getting RDR2.
  • Vortex808 16 Nov 2018 19:50:32 12,884 posts
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    Monsieur Phattso, could you please put me up to FIVE purchases please.

    I done got my Battlefield V postage email.

    Think that'll be me for this year.

    Unless I get tempted by Just Cause 4 or go mad in the xmo sales.... 😀
  • Vortex808 16 Nov 2018 19:51:02 12,884 posts
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    Backlog has reduced a reasonable amount though. 😃
  • DangerousDave_87 16 Nov 2018 23:11:37 5,312 posts
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    I've hit 10. Runner 3 on Switch becomes my tenth purchase. That's 7 digital downloads (one of which is a freebie) and 3 retail games. Annoyingly, one of those purchases, Octopath Traveller, remains completely untouched. I suppose I bought it for my partner, thinking I'd have a go after she'd done with it, but that failed to materialise.

    Still, that's only potentially 1 duff purchase this year (assuming I never play it). I've spent considerably less on games this year, which is nice. I'm clearly buying more digitally these days now, too.
  • Cappy 17 Nov 2018 11:17:30 13,961 posts
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    I think I've made it, even with a surprise Christmas purchase I won't break ten.

    Actually I've really been into emulation for a couple of months now and haven't touched anything I bought this year since. ROMS don't count thankfully.
  • Red_Bool 19 Nov 2018 11:47:44 1,715 posts
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    Fourth game purchased!

    After watching way too many infectious Youtube movies about it over the weekend I caved in and bought....

    Pokemon Let's Go Eevee

    The funny this is: Before last week this wasn't even on my radar!
    I only ever played Pokemon Silver on the GBC and never got round to playing any of the newer ones. It only took me a weekend to decide what I thought of the changes :)

    It was delivered this morning, looking forward to playing this!
  • Phattso 19 Nov 2018 13:52:29 24,144 posts
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    I've been hitting the backlog this past week or so. Jumped from 8 to 30 hours in AC Oranges, which I'm really enjoying. Might dip back into Hitman afterwards, it was about this time last year when I made it through the first two or three major missions. Time to get to the end, methinks.

    I'm glad I didn't fall for RDR2's charms yet, as it sounds like more of the same with a better realised world. No bad thing, but I think my expectations are perhaps a little higher than the game will deliver. People are gushing over it, but then people gushed over Horizons ZD so people are fucking useless to me. ;)

    PSVR is tugging at me, and giving me puppydog eyes, but given how short most VR games are I think it'd be a shame to splurge my last two games on that. But those Black Friday deals... yeeesh. After spending a grand on the PC VR nerdgoggles, it seems rude not to dive in for £180!

    However it pans out, I think the middle months were the toughest in this challenge. Now we're six weeks from the end, and I have two games in hand, I'm feeling nice and smug. ;)
  • Murbs 19 Nov 2018 13:56:42 24,067 posts
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    Having failed miserably a few months in this year, I'll be taking a slightly different approach next year. My own rules :-)

    5 AAA games
    10 download only titles (need a bettor descriptor there).

    *But*

    Nothing at all until I complete at least 5 games from my backlog. List tbc
  • Phattso 19 Nov 2018 13:58:38 24,144 posts
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    @Murbs the rules are getting a shakeup next year, so you might find it suits you a little better. :)
  • Rivuzu 19 Nov 2018 14:21:33 17,600 posts
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    Haven't updated this in a while.

    I faiiiiiiiiiled. I think.

    MHW, DBFZ, God of BOI, Spodermen, SOURU KARIBURU SICKSU, Red Dead Snoozefest on PS4
    DBFZ, Diablo, Mario+Rabbids on Switch
    DBFZ, Soul Calibur 6 on PC

    So, 11 games. But does it count if I bought the same game 3 times on different platforms? I don't think it should count. I'm probably forgetting something as well.
  • ghearoid 19 Nov 2018 14:57:12 3,125 posts
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    So, six weeks to go!

    I have four purchases so far, I'll be getting Smash Ultimate nect month and I'm apparently getting Valkyria Chronicles 4 for Christmas so I should end up on six games for the year.

    I can't remember how many games I've finished, I think it's around sixteen. Not bad.
  • Graxlar_v3 19 Nov 2018 15:13:18 4,596 posts
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    @Rivuzu you are good. Dups don’t count so DBZ is only counted once.
  • Rivuzu 19 Nov 2018 15:20:06 17,600 posts
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    Then neither should Soul Calibur... woo! 8! I've got room!
  • Ror 19 Nov 2018 15:45:23 17,885 posts
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    I've just requested a cancellation for the Persona dancing thing. That would have been number thirty for the year.

    Can I do a 30 game challenge next year, please Mr Phattso?
  • Phattso 19 Nov 2018 15:53:16 24,144 posts
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    @Ror tell you what - if you're actually finishing any of those games (and really getting the most out of 'em) then you could well do next year's challenge. :)
  • Ror 19 Nov 2018 16:18:36 17,885 posts
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    @Phattso I've finished five of them!

    Honestly, it's been a bit of a shameful year, I've been struggling to finish much of anything. One upside to that is that seven of those are sort-of double-dips, and another handful are XBO BC games, so only cost a few quid a pop.

    Because I'm a fucking goon, I kept a spreadsheet of everything I bought this year, with the prices paid. Less than ten of them have been day one buys at full price, so I'm doing better in that regard! The problem is seeing something I had my eye on going cheap and saying, "Oh, go on then, you cheeky little scamp, you."
  • Vortex808 19 Nov 2018 17:06:53 12,884 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    Because I'm a fucking goon, I kept a spreadsheet of everything I bought this year, with the prices paid. Less than ten of them have been day one buys at full price, so I'm doing better in that regard!
    Achievement binder coming soon...

    :-D

    Edited by Vortex808 at 17:07:12 19-11-2018
  • Ror 19 Nov 2018 17:08:58 17,885 posts
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    I'm not that far gone :D
  • Phattso 22 Nov 2018 17:48:03 24,144 posts
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    Putting Ror’s OCD to one side for a moment, where did the Hive Mind fall on the PSVR Worlds demo disc thingy? Did people count it?

    Edited by Phattso at 17:49:04 22-11-2018
  • monkman76 22 Nov 2018 17:49:34 13,767 posts
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    VR Worlds is not a demo disc, you sly old dog. It's a fully fledged retail release, complete with trophies.
  • Phattso 22 Nov 2018 17:52:51 24,144 posts
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    Is it? Genuinely not trying to pull a fast one, I thought it was just some “ooooh a fucking shark went right by my head it’s sooo fucking magical” type bollocks, then a bunch of tech demos?
  • macmurphy 22 Nov 2018 17:53:17 3,586 posts
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    And Warframe makes 9. It’s lovely.

    Smash will be 10 and then you can stick a fork in me.
  • ghearoid 23 Nov 2018 13:33:32 3,125 posts
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    @Phattso

    Bump me up to five purchases please. I bought Let's Go Eevee today from Tesco for £23 by stacking coupons. :)
  • Graxlar_v3 23 Nov 2018 13:35:29 4,596 posts
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    @ghearoid are we switch friends???
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