Going the Longest Amount of Time in 2019 Without Buying a Single Video Game

Cross posting from the not buying games thread but this is a far more realistic option for me.

I know I'll end up with stuff at some point but I really want to go as long as possible. It almost feels like I get atleast a cheap game on sale every week at this point. So this will be challenging.

Probably try to listen to some retro podcasts and dig into some old games and beat my huge back catalogue. I will admit I've already been very tempted by Destiny 2 expansion sale and Celeste but I managed to avoid picking anything up.

I will last exactly as long as it takes for Vampire Coast to go on sale. It never did for the steam sale and I'm waiting patiently for it.

With GamePass, I may actually be able to do it this year. We're not going to count someone ELSE buying me a game though right (I've asked for Anthem for my bday)?

FWIW, Celeste is free on Games with Gold right now.

Phades wrote:

With GamePass, I may actually be able to do it this year. We're not going to count someone ELSE buying me a game though right (I've asked for Anthem for my bday)?

FWIW, Celeste is free on Games with Gold right now.

Xbox has really come into its own with games with gold and live the last year or so. Wish I had one so I could support what they are doing, Microsoft has become so scrappy the last year I love it. That said rushing out to buy another console is probably counter intuitive to what I am trying to accomplish this year lol.

I checked the PSN sale for this week, nothing. Time for the eshop :).

Hey. I'm out.

Target has Nintendo Selects on 3DS for $5. I bought Ocarina of Time. I've eyed the remade version for 3DS for years, and have not played far beyond the plains reveal on the Gamecube collection disc.

So, yeah.

I’m disappointed...

Spoiler:

...that you didn’t use this!

IMAGE(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/42/ba/3c/42ba3cb969becdfe53c8bbf233450c88--seinfeld-meme-jerry-seinfeld.jpg)

I lose 100 internet points today, Mantid!

Ugh that didn't last long at all I did end up picking up Forsaken expansion to play with a friend while it was on sale.

Still going to try and avoid picking anything else up now, hoping to make it until atleast summer we will see.

So far, I am doing well. 7 days. Looking to turn it to a good 300 at least.

I made 7 days, whoops. I decided to pick up RPG Maker FES on sale. Pretty much the same reason I broke last year. Last year it was Mario Maker to introduce my daughter to video games. This year, she's starting to read so I'm thinking I can make something interesting for her.

Mr GT Chris wrote:

I made 7 days, whoops. I decided to pick up RPG Maker FES on sale. Pretty much the same reason I broke last year. Last year it was Mario Maker to introduce my daughter to video games. This year, she's starting to read so I'm thinking I can make something interesting for her.

It's not really for this thread, but I'd be super curious about how it is. I've been curious after seeing it on sale.

This super easy. I’m gonna make it the whole year! And I’m sure no one will ever re-quote this post to me when I inevitably cave!

jrralls wrote:

This super easy. I’m gonna make it the whole year! And I’m sure no one will ever re-quote this post to me when I inevitably cave!

Yoink*

Antichulius wrote:
Mr GT Chris wrote:

I made 7 days, whoops. I decided to pick up RPG Maker FES on sale. Pretty much the same reason I broke last year. Last year it was Mario Maker to introduce my daughter to video games. This year, she's starting to read so I'm thinking I can make something interesting for her.

It's not really for this thread, but I'd be super curious about how it is. I've been curious after seeing it on sale.

I've actually dabbled on the PC version and I tried out a game someone made using the free 3DS player (called RPG Maker Player on the eshop I think) and read a bunch of reviews before buying. I'd recommend trying some of what's out there! The recommendations engine is a bit inadequate but if you know the author name or game title you can just search for that.

If Ted's in, I'm in.
But - I'll probably grab something this year. Just not sure what.

Right that's it. I'm beginning to suspect Wickbroke and Ted are fake gamers...

I could show you my Endless Sky saves from the past month, maybe?
Or my current Idle Game addiction.
Or my still active current alt account on MechWarrior Online.
But, yeah, more job than game.

I've got this easy! Just picked up Atlas and if it's everything that is promised, it should hold my attention for a good 1,000+ hours of gaming just like ARK did. It did get off to a rough start but it's early access and what I expected (though the 3 delays in release were a very big let down and a huge mistake on their part).

On top of that, I'm letting my girls ages 8 an 10 play through Subnautica with me helping as needed. It's slow but I've enjoyed watching them learn and figure things out. I imagine we won't be looking at anything for a good 4 to 6 months. Even then, I still have the new ARK expansion I put aside for Atlas and I'm sure Atlas will continue to improve and release new things. It's so expansive I don't imagine I will get bored any time soon.

I'm game.

I'm naturally frugal with buying games and I've got some stuff to play off my eldest's Christmas: PSVR, The Last Of Us Remastered and some others I'm not that interested in. I'm still playing BLOPS4 and BFV and I think BFV should have legs with all the DLC being included. Alien Isolation is about the only thing in my pile.

Child One is talking about some indie stuff for the switch that might get me interested in trying the Switch but we'll see. Borrowing's okay isn't it? I do have Games With Gold but I think that's okay too.

I don't have anything I'm excited about on the horizon but for playing with friends BLOPS4 is getting old and they might hop onto something else. That will be my weak spot but I reckon I'll see off most of you soft capitalist Americans.

I am out. I couldn't resist Valkeria Chronicles 4 for the switch.

I almost broke and bought some Heroes of the Storm skins earlier. That would have been the worst way to fail. Goes to show the danger of free games though. But I survived.... 10 days down, 355 to go!

farley3k wrote:

I am out. I couldn't resist Valkeria Chronicles 4 for the switch.

Just reset your day clock to zero. See how long you can last!

IMAGE(https://i.imgur.com/N9K1W7V.gif)

So far so good! And yes, 10 days without buying SOMETHING is an accomplishment for me...

Hey, if we can reset, then count me back in. 4 days!

I'm on 4 days too but I really don't foresee anything coming up for a while now the holiday sales are done.

10 days in and cruising along. Xbox Gamepass is like gaming Suboxone (or methadone if you prefer).

wickbroke wrote:

But, yeah, more job than game. :(

Same here, especially lately. By the time I get home I'm ready for a quick snack and some sleep.

I've been revisiting some picross games, which has been a nice way to unwind.

13 days in and still holding on.