I love this board, but you know what the problem with it (and, really, all video game communities) is? Filthy, filthy enabling. Threads like the Video Game Deals thread and gushing blog posts and catch-all threads that seem designed to convince me to spend money I don't have on games I don't have time to play.
So I thought, what if we had just one thread that does the opposite? One thread where people can come, and post the name of that one game that they really really REALLY want, but know they must NOT buy, and everyone else will help convince them not to buy it by badmouthing it and nitpicking every little flaw in it, significant or not. And by pointing out how much cheaper it will be in six months or a year anyway. And then, six months later, pointing out that it'll be practically free in ANOTHER six months. And pointing out all the other cheaper, more productive things they could be doing with their time. One safe place, where instead of being enablers, we can be disablers.
So: no defending any beloved game that is badmouthed here. No gushing over how great anything is. This is not a place for positivity. This is a place for negativity, for only by being negative can we disable. We do it because we love.
I'll start. I want Civ 5. I want it bad. I know that I should not buy it, because I know myself, and I know exactly how little I will get done for a month or two after buying it, and I know just how much I have to get done over the next couple months. Help me. Convince me not to buy it. Be my guardian angels. Be my disablers.