Buying Only 10 Games in 12 Months (2018) Page 165

  • Phattso 13 Dec 2018 20:46:53 24,291 posts
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    I think "strike" is the wrong way to think of it. There's a list of games. Just like this year. More than X on the list and you're done. You've failed. Just like this year.

    However, if you meet the requirement (completion, pounds per hour, whatevs) then you get to remove the game from the list. That's the change. 2018 the list was the list, once something was on there it counted until the end. In 2019 if you exhibit "good" habits, then you can get slots back on the list.
  • Technoishmatt 13 Dec 2018 20:58:30 3,037 posts
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    I'm at 5, but took me a while to remember what they were.

    1. VR runner game thing - PC (basically bought cos wanted to try out with a m8, so not too fussed I haven't touched it since)
    2. Professor Layton - iOS (completed, was good, but not as good as the Room)
    3. No man's Sky - xbox (gave it a good go at the start, but post birth of son, didn't find it a great game to drop in and out of, hope to give it another go)
    4. Blops4 - xbox (not much time yet, but while it was a step up on most recent CODs, ultimately wasn't better than the games below for me)
    5. The Room for iOS (I lumped all 4 into one...) (completed, thought these were excellent)

    My most played games:

    1. Ghost Recon Wildlands (great support from Ubisoft, and the 4vs4 ghost war is just so thoughtful and tactical, and looks gorgeous)
    2. Titanfall 2 (just simply so great, particularly to jump in for 10 minutes, but fewer people on mics / cooperating so is just pipped by Wildlands)
    3. Rainbow Six Siege (another one with great support from Ubisoft - into its third year now I think)

    Games from 2018 that I feel I missed out on / still want to pick up

    1. Tomb Raider reboot 3 (I really enjoyed the previous 2)
    2. Maybe RDR2, but not too much, as I usually get bored with Rockstar games
  • dominalien 19 Dec 2018 09:08:43 8,954 posts
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    My stats are 13 completed and 1 bought. 13 days to go! \o/

    For full disclosure, I did get some more games, but they're not going into my backlog and I'm not counting them. I got Overwatch and Dark Souls III on the computer, both just to see how they'd run on mine. I will be getting DS3 on the PS4 next year to play it and then I'll count it. I don't care about Overwatch at all and will give the account to a family member. I got the free Lego Hobbit off Humble and Full Throttle Remastered off GOG recently, but they're not going to be played, at least not by me. I also got some games from two Humble monthlies, the one I got Overwatch from and another when I forgot to unsubscribe. They won't be played and will probably end up in a rougey giveaway one of these days. I think that about sums it up.

    For next year, I'll be doing a 1-new-4-2-completed challenge I think. My backlog has shrunk fairly nicely during this past year, but I don't think I'm up to another year of torture like that. Since I usually manage to get through around 15 games in a year, if it shrinks by another 7 I'll be all happy. Maybe I'll do the one game challenge again in 2020.
  • THFourteen 19 Dec 2018 09:35:32 50,591 posts
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    I have gone back to playing BattleTech again (thanks a lot Rogueyone) after the new expansion instead of playing Pokemon Lets Go which i actually like.

    Just love BattleTech.
  • JoelStinty 19 Dec 2018 09:39:11 7,133 posts
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    I'm enjoying Pokemon Lets Go in fits and starts. Sometimes i get bored with it, and sometimes i get sucked into it and enjoy it. it is oddly sterile but charming at the same time.

    But have been looking at the sales pages a lot on my ps4/switch the last few days. /must resist.
  • THFourteen 19 Dec 2018 09:40:06 50,591 posts
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    Iím getting Torna for Christmas which I canít wait for. Thatíll be me for another month or so.
  • Rhaegyr 19 Dec 2018 09:42:56 4,663 posts
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    Smash Bros takes me up to 8 and I'm getting Hitman 2 for Christmas so I'll be on 9. I've bought less games this year but I've also played a lot less (house move predominantly taking up most of my time). Think it helps that a lot of the games I've bought are 'huge' games (Divinity 2, RDR2, MH etc).

    Great thread - I'll be trying something similar next year!
  • RunningMan 19 Dec 2018 10:02:34 2,933 posts
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    @Phattso, please remove me from the list. Forgot I was on this, bought an xbox and shattered my limit of ten. Will try again in 2019 :)
  • THFourteen 19 Dec 2018 10:06:52 50,591 posts
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    RunningMan wrote:
    @Phattso, please remove me from the list. Forgot I was on this, bought an xbox and shattered my limit of ten. Will try again in 2019 :)
    Erm i think what you meant was, please add you to the "abject failure" section
  • JoelStinty 19 Dec 2018 10:32:35 7,133 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Iím getting Torna for Christmas which I canít wait for. Thatíll be me for another month or so.
    I'm on ten. So therefore I can't have no more. I could and not just tell you guys but since it is Christmas, I'll stay in the spirit of this thread.

    Or shall I not!

    Phattso, please sir, can we have a Christmas game exception? Please sir!

    Edited by JoelStinty at 10:33:04 19-12-2018
  • THFourteen 19 Dec 2018 10:37:29 50,591 posts
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    I'm not sure what i'm doing next year yet. Mentioned elsewhere but taking a 20% salary cut, so i will really need to cut down my expenditure on pointless sh1t like chinese windows tablets.

    Which in a way means i might easier get my retail therapy from buying a game for £5-10 in a sale each week and playing it for a few hours then binning it, rather than blowing larger amounts on useless stuff.
  • Saul_Iscariot 20 Dec 2018 09:25:19 3,051 posts
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    Now up to six, saw Detroit dropping price and got it. I wonít start it until I complete Beyond Two Souls though. Need to complete the pile of shame. Had TSís on the PS3 and 4 and havenít gotten very far.

    Next year I am going to draw up a list of games to complete and attach a value to them. If I complete a ten point game then I will allow myself to spend £10 on a new game. Hopefully this will force me to play them. Though that isnít really in the spirit of enjoying them, I generally think I will enjoy the games I have on the pile of shame.
  • SambaApe 20 Dec 2018 12:30:42 1,274 posts
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    @Saul_Iscariot Sounds good, but maybe a Ďchallengeí to attack the Ďpile of shameí would be a better idea.

    Perhaps choose 10 games from the POS to complete during 2019 and track those, rather than allowing and focusing on completion, persay.

    Not sure if that is as exciting, but it would work for me!
  • Phattso 20 Dec 2018 15:26:46 24,291 posts
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    2019 thread going up tomorrow for those of us stupid enough to go again. PM me or chat shit in here to get your last requests/demands in. :)
  • rice_sandwich 20 Dec 2018 15:33:33 4,956 posts
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    @Phattso

    How many games are you on? Eleven days left and the steam sale still to survive 😁
  • Technoishmatt 20 Dec 2018 15:35:48 3,037 posts
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    @Phattso what are the broad outlines of phattsoís insane gaming challenge, the 2019 edition?
  • Phattso 20 Dec 2018 15:36:26 24,291 posts
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    Still just the nine games. Away all Christmas so no Steam or PS4 temptation. If I take the Switch I may succumb so perhaps Iíll leave that behind too. ;-)

    Managed to re-addict myself to Destiny 2 as well so thankfully not feeling the urge to splurge too badly.
  • DUFFMAN5 20 Dec 2018 15:37:44 23,940 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    2019 thread going up tomorrow for those of us stupid enough to go again. PM me or chat shit in here to get your last requests/demands in. :)
    I'm up for that...with certain conditions of course ;)
  • Phattso 20 Dec 2018 15:38:30 24,291 posts
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    @Technoishmatt broadly outlined in sporadic posts over the last few pages. Basically: get a game through any means and itís on the list. If you finish it, it comes off the list. If you donít finish it but get what you wanted from it then a jury of your peers will decide if it comes off the list. Make a bad choice and bounce off it or simply donít play it and it stays in the list.

    No more than five items on the list.

    Simple. I hope. :)
  • monkman76 20 Dec 2018 15:42:01 13,912 posts
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    And you start the year with a clean slate, right? So I'll be halfway through RDR2 come January 1, but that won't mean I start the year on 1 will it?
  • Technoishmatt 20 Dec 2018 15:42:10 3,037 posts
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    ok cool. makes it accessible and useful to those with lots and w little gaming time.
  • JoelStinty 20 Dec 2018 15:47:42 7,133 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    And you start the year with a clean slate, right? So I'll be halfway through RDR2 come January 1, but that won't mean I start the year on 1 will it?
    No, I Think many of us actually started new games in the last week of the year to give us a little room to play with. Or cheat. What ever you want to call it :)
  • Phattso 20 Dec 2018 15:52:59 24,291 posts
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    @monkman76 those of us who did the 2018 challenge of course get a clean slate. Those that are new, or who FAILED UTTERLY this year, get a technical clean slate but a morally dubious one if they start 20 new games on the 31st of December, as JoelStinty says. :)
  • rice_sandwich 20 Dec 2018 15:54:10 4,956 posts
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    @Phattso

    You forgot that you can still buy games via various apps on your phone.
  • Phattso 20 Dec 2018 15:55:15 24,291 posts
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    @rice_sandwich didnít forget, but strangely I only actually get the urge if Iím browsing a store on the device in question. A strange, but useful, quirk in what passes for my personality.
  • Jono62 20 Dec 2018 17:25:29 21,603 posts
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    I put Duffman on about 200 games bought ;)

    Edited by Jono62 at 17:25:39 20-12-2018
  • THFourteen 20 Dec 2018 17:28:54 50,591 posts
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    Maybe i'll start a buy 52 games in 52 weeks and complete 0 challenge
  • THFourteen 20 Dec 2018 17:29:19 50,591 posts
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    Also when does the amnesty start, we can buy whatever we like between 26th dec and 1st jan right
  • rice_sandwich 20 Dec 2018 17:56:34 4,956 posts
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    @THFourteen

    Technically speaking as long as you don't install anything until 1st January then you can buy whatever you like.
  • Phattso 20 Dec 2018 18:10:47 24,291 posts
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    Donít encourage him!
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