Buying Only 10 Games in 12 Months (2018) Page 166

  • Graxlar_v3 20 Dec 2018 18:59:44 5,489 posts
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    rice_sandwich wrote:
    @THFourteen

    Technically speaking as long as you don't install anything until 1st January then you can buy whatever you like.
    Come again? This was 10 games in 12 months not 10 games in 12 months except for the last three days when you can spend what you want.
  • Technoishmatt 20 Dec 2018 19:11:51 3,163 posts
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    Yeah, shouldn't there be a penalty / bonus for performance in the preceding year?
  • rice_sandwich 20 Dec 2018 20:23:45 5,194 posts
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    @Graxlar_v3

    In fact, a 'precise' interpretation of the rules does indeed suggest you can buy whatever you want. Games only count if you start/install/load them. Although why anyone would buy a game and then not play it, I can't say.
  • THFourteen 20 Dec 2018 21:07:31 51,185 posts
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    Yeah but I mean tis the season to be jolly and all that right?

    why would any rules apply at Christmas.

    Edited by THFourteen at 21:07:42 20-12-2018
  • Phattso 21 Dec 2018 14:44:13 24,470 posts
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    New thread is up but I'm a little behind on this one here, so I'll update the OP based on your most recent confessions. :)
  • monkman76 21 Dec 2018 15:00:46 14,364 posts
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    I'm on 8 and I know I'm getting Diablo for Christmas, so that's 9. I'm very tempted to get something else on Switch to make it a round 10. Is there any reason to finish the year on 9 rather than 10?
  • GuybrushFreepwood 21 Dec 2018 15:07:22 585 posts
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    @monkman76 Diablo will be the last game you ever play, so no point getting anything else

    :)
  • SnackPlissken 21 Dec 2018 15:10:03 742 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    I've failed massively.

    Metal Gear Sold Twin Snakes
    Jet Force Gemini
    Metroid Prime Echos
    Spiderman
    God of War
    The Thing
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    WWE 2K19
    Ni No Kuni 2
    Pokemon Let's Go
    Steampunk World
    Into The Breach
    Pheonix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy
    Oxenfree
    Thimbleweed Park
    Hollow Knight
    Tumbleseed
    Runner3
    Add to this..

    Psychonauts PS4
    Psychonauts PS2
    XIII PS2
    Freedom Fighters PS2
    In Cold Blood PSX
    No One Lives Forever PS2
    Full Throttle PS4
    Super Smash Bros Ultimate Switch

    Thatís it Iím done. I mostly wanted those PS2 games to add to my retro collection (games Iíve owned years ago).

    Edited by SnackPlissken at 15:10:22 21-12-2018
  • JoelStinty 21 Dec 2018 15:29:00 7,451 posts
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    I really hope there is a Christmas exception rule that started sometime last night at 2am.

    Purchased Watch Dogs (After a few beers mind you, does that count?) because I needed a game to break up some time with Pokemon Go and Smash ( a game that I brought to break up my time with Pokemon).

    So. Thats a 11. Humiliate me. Shame me.

    Or I could say that I am just doing a practice run of the 2019 rules to see what it is like. Right?
  • Graxlar_v3 21 Dec 2018 15:38:57 5,489 posts
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    JoelStinty wrote:
    I really hope there is a Christmas exception rule that started sometime last night at 2am.

    Purchased Watch Dogs (After a few beers mind you, does that count?) because I needed a game to break up some time with Pokemon Go and Smash ( a game that I brought to break up my time with Pokemon).

    So. Thats a 11. Humiliate me. Shame me.

    Or I could say that I am just doing a practice run of the 2019 rules to see what it is like. Right?
    nope, you failed.
  • Technoishmatt 21 Dec 2018 15:54:46 3,163 posts
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    Got a few slots to fill up with games before the end of the year and the new challenge!

    Unless somebody wants to buy a slot or two?

    Edited by Technoishmatt at 15:55:35 21-12-2018
  • SambaApe 21 Dec 2018 15:55:57 1,296 posts
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    JoelStinty wrote:
    I really hope there is a Christmas exception rule that started sometime last night at 2am.

    Purchased Watch Dogs (After a few beers mind you, does that count?) because I needed a game to break up some time with Pokemon Go and Smash ( a game that I brought to break up my time with Pokemon).

    So. Thats a 11. Humiliate me. Shame me.

    Or I could say that I am just doing a practice run of the 2019 rules to see what it is like. Right?
    Thanks for trying..
  • Cappy 21 Dec 2018 15:57:59 14,040 posts
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    JoelStinty wrote:
    So. Thats a 11. Humiliate me. Shame me.
    Hey, we're wise to you pervo. No punishment for people who actually want it.

    Owning the mildly shite Watch Dogs is your punishment.
  • Nazo 23 Dec 2018 17:31:41 923 posts
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    Another couple onto my list, work got me Super Mario Odyssey for a leaving gift and I grabbed .Hack//G.U. Last Recode in the sale for a bit of a nostalgia trip. That's me up to 8 and hopefully done for the year.

    It's been an interesting experiment but I've definitely played less this year as a result. On the other hand I put my extra free time to good use, learned some new skills and got myself a new job starting next year. There's probably some kind of lesson there but screw it, back to buying as many games as I feel like in 2019 ;-)
  • Technoishmatt 24 Dec 2018 02:46:38 3,163 posts
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    @Phattso Thanks for the trophy!!! Will put it on the shelf.
  • rice_sandwich 25 Dec 2018 11:37:32 5,194 posts
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    Merry Christmas! Is the challenge officially over now that the trophies have been awarded and the transition to the 2019 challenge has started?

    I boldly assume that anything bought from today onwards will count for the 2019 thread? Or do we really, really have to hang on for a few more days and miss out on all those lovely sales? 😐
  • Technoishmatt 25 Dec 2018 11:43:51 3,163 posts
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    @rice_sandwich yeah I think it was after xmas, but a few people have gotten a headstart on the new challenge already!
  • Phattso 25 Dec 2018 11:44:20 24,470 posts
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    Itís an exercise for the participants to decide how pure they wish to be.

    Merry Christmas to all you abstinate angels. And to the filthy consumerists too. 😁
  • macmurphy 25 Dec 2018 12:03:31 3,757 posts
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    Iíve got Starlink boxed up and I can probably wait for that but I think my nephewís got me Mario Party. Iíll probably inwardly fold tomorrow. In my defence I counted Paladins and Warframe and they were free. First page definitely says only Ďbuyingí ten games.

    I feel a bit like Phileas Fogg when he realises heís crossed the international date line..
  • monkman76 25 Dec 2018 12:18:30 14,364 posts
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    Number nine confirmed: Diablo for the Switch. Merry Christmas one and all!
  • UncleLou Moderator 25 Dec 2018 14:23:49 40,104 posts
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    @monkman76 \o/

    Might be that you wonĎt need another game in the next 6 months.
  • monkman76 25 Dec 2018 17:00:45 14,364 posts
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    \o/

    I started with the Monk, of course. Good choice?
  • monkman76 25 Dec 2018 17:02:51 14,364 posts
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    (Played it for a bit then went back to Into The Breach, which I hadn't played for ages but started up again yesterday when I had some free time. Got a four island victory on Easy, then tried Medium again. Fuck me it's way harder :/ )
  • erniewhatbert 25 Dec 2018 21:40:07 2,985 posts
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    Thanks Phattso, for the inspiration and also for managing the thread when we have all been so trying :)

    I officially finished on 9/10. I received Persona 5 as a Christmas present today to take me to 10 but Iím not going to touch it until finishing Red Dead Redemption 2.. which could be a good while yet.

    Edited by erniewhatbert at 12:19:46 20-02-2019
  • Huggybear 27 Dec 2018 13:08:34 1,582 posts
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    I confess! I have failed. Think I've hit 12 games for 2018 (damn those sales!)

    Hollow Knight - not finished
    Civ 6 - Well, not really the kind of game you ever "finish"
    Into the Breach - same
    South Park: FbW -completed
    Spiderman -completed
    Mario & Rabbids -not finished
    Yakuza 0 -not finished
    RDR2 -completed
    God of War -January Sale, not started
    BF5
    Nier Automata -Black Friday sale, not started
    Night in the Woods -not finished

    Definitely room for improvement, but could have been much, much worse.
  • LifeIsStrange 27 Dec 2018 14:22:48 129 posts
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    Thanks for the Trophy Phattso. :)
  • Jono62 27 Dec 2018 14:27:06 21,847 posts
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    Can't believe Thingy actually bought three games this year.
  • Gl3n Moderator 27 Dec 2018 17:06:55 6,662 posts
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    I'm really keen to join 2019's effort. This year I pledged to buy less games at launch, because of the obvious exploding wastage of cash and self loathing when I don't reap enough fun for my 40+ quid.

    It actually went pretty well, I bought Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4 and Spiderman only. The patient gamers sub-reddit is a great one, and instead of getting whipped up into a froth about whatever hyped up thing that was on the horizon, I plugged away at great older games for cheaps.

    A few months ago I changed jobs, which involved a salary sacrifice. I'm also balls deep into a part time master's degree which is like pulling teeth at times. Between work, the course and life in general I have less time, but also less resources to splash.

    So, I'm thinking of splashing out a bit on a few titles in the current steam sale, then cataloguing what I already have.

    My questions: What about loans or subscriptions or game passes (ala Rocket League), and why only 10 rather than the more sense making 12?
  • THFourteen 27 Dec 2018 19:33:05 51,185 posts
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    Can I buy into the breach now for £4 and not play it until January without failing the 2018 challenge?
  • Phattso 27 Dec 2018 21:30:23 24,470 posts
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    @THFourteen DONíT ASK DONíT TELL!
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