The game-buying commitment thread

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PostThe game-buying commitment thread
by jawa_ » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:58 pm

The game-buying commitment thread

Hey, folks, recently I've been buying more games than I can really afford and I want to sort it out.

> I am going to make a commitment to only purchase a maximum of twelve games over the next twelve months. I could buy twelve this afternoon or just one in the next six months... it doesn't matter as long as the "maximum of twelve" is met.

> To help me achieve this goal I will post here whenever I do purchase a game. I may also post when I resist a purchase, just as a way of keeping my motivation going.

So, my commitment starts now.

If anyone else would like to join in by making a game-buying commitment, please feel free to post the details and then also update in this thread. We can do this together!

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"We're comitted to this goal!"

GRcadian / Max games purchase in next twelve months / Games bought so far

Gemini73 / 6 / 0
jawa / 12 / 0
Prototype / 5 / 0

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by Balladeer » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:20 pm

No commitment from me, I'm relatively organised with my buying and playing of games. Just here to stare at Jawa unnervingly and make sure he meets his commitment.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:27 pm

Balladeer wrote:No commitment from me, I'm relatively organised with my buying and playing of games. Just here to stare at Jawa unnervingly and make sure he meets his commitment.

This.

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by ITSMILNER » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:31 pm

Jawa, you should use the Bought/played/completed thread, that's what I use to track my spending on games and how many I actually play.

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by jawa_ » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:31 pm

You guys!

Right now I have just one pre-order and that's a disc copy of Elden Ring.

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by jawa_ » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:34 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Jawa, you should use the Bought/played/completed thread, that's what I use to track my spending on games and how many I actually play.

I did wonder about that, IM, but I usually stop as I tend to reach a point of being annoyed at what I've bought (and not played). Hopefully this method of effectively setting a "limit" marker in the earth will help.

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by Green Gecko » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:15 pm

I've been considering buying no games whatsoever for 12 straight months and going through what I have already. That would be pretty hardcore.

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by jawa_ » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:23 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I've been considering buying no games whatsoever for 12 straight months and going through what I have already. That would be pretty hardcore.

That certainly would be a tough target, Gecko. You would be welcome to join me in aiming for our goals if you wanted to. I'd suggest that buying zero games may be extremely difficult (supposing you see a Switch title in a sale?!)... if you decided to - as I have - say "maximum 12", that doesn't mean you have to buy twelve. Buy fewer if you want :-).

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:38 pm

I envy people who have so much money that they complain about their own idiotic lack of self control when it comes to spending money on things they might get round to using one day.

When anyone ever talks about their 'backlog' consisting of games they've purchased but haven't got around to and that list is more than one game I automatically categorize that person as a complete strawberry floating melon.

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by Knoyleo » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:43 pm

Alright, Herbi?

pjbetman wrote:That's the stupidest thing ive ever read on here i think.
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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:45 pm

Absolutely smashing

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by jawa_ » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:48 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:I envy people who have so much money that they complain about their own idiotic lack of self control when it comes to spending money on things they might get round to using one day.

When anyone ever talks about their 'backlog' consisting of games they've purchased but haven't got around to and that list is more than one game I automatically categorize that person as a complete strawberry floating melon.

You're making assumptions rather than asking questions, CK, and then categorising people in pretty offensive ways based on those assumptions. Take a breath and chill out a bit.

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by Herdanos » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:52 pm

Herbi :lol:

Request to change the thread name to the "Melons Challenge"

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by Tomous » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:01 pm

:lol:

Seeing as I reckon nearly everyone on has a backlog of more than one game, can we change the logo to Melons and Stuff?

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by Dual » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:06 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:I envy people who have so much money that they complain about their own idiotic lack of self control when it comes to spending money on things they might get round to using one day.

When anyone ever talks about their 'backlog' consisting of games they've purchased but haven't got around to and that list is more than one game I automatically categorize that person as a complete strawberry floating melon.


Damn bro :lol: nah but I agree

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by VlaSoul » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:14 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:I envy people who have so much money that they complain about their own idiotic lack of self control when it comes to spending money on things they might get round to using one day.

When anyone ever talks about their 'backlog' consisting of games they've purchased but haven't got around to and that list is more than one game I automatically categorize that person as a complete strawberry floating melon.

just for this I am now committing myself to buying more games than ever next year

gooseberry fool I might buy a new console so I can get even more games

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:29 pm

jawa_ wrote:
Captain Kinopio wrote:I envy people who have so much money that they complain about their own idiotic lack of self control when it comes to spending money on things they might get round to using one day.

When anyone ever talks about their 'backlog' consisting of games they've purchased but haven't got around to and that list is more than one game I automatically categorize that person as a complete strawberry floating melon.

You're making assumptions rather than asking questions, CK, and then categorising people in pretty offensive ways based on those assumptions. Take a breath and chill out a bit.


How am I supposed to chill out when people are doing things I wouldn’t do. I’m frantic, I think I’m going to have a heart attack just thinking about it.

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by jawa_ » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:31 pm

Just to clarify - and, tbh, I think it was pretty clear enough anyway but here we are - this was not an "I'm rich!" post. It was highlighting that, recently, I've been buying games that I shouldn't because I can't afford to do so... and so I'm going to try and do something to change that pattern of behaviour. No more than that.

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by ITSMILNER » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:39 pm

Game buying melon thread :datass:

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PostRe: The game-buying commitment thread
by Herdanos » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:46 pm

jawa it's too late now, we all know you're a rich melon... a melonnaire, if you will.

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