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How much do you expect you'll spend on games & consoles in 2022?
£0 - £1 - Yar, yar and/or freeware for me yo. 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
£1 - £50 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
£50 - £100 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
£100 - £200 (~£12.50/month) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
£200 - £300 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
£300 - £400 40%  40%  [ 4 ]
£400 - £600 (~£50/month) 20%  20%  [ 2 ]
£600 - £800 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
£800 - £1000 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
£1000 - £1200 (~£100/month) 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
£1200 - £1500 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
£1500 - £2000 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
£2000 - £mental 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 10
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 Post subject: Re: WongaWatch - The Grand Game Expenditure Thread 2022
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2022 17:35 
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 Post subject: Re: WongaWatch - The Grand Game Expenditure Thread 2022
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2022 18:44 
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<29.99> 235.... hnnnnngh...... 'ACORNS' in Trials Rising to buy Track Packs with. To buy all four track packs costs 140 acorns, the closest ACORN BUNDLES yield 120 acorns (£16.99) or 235 acorns (£29.99), so I've had to buy 235 acorns even though I have nothing else I want to spend the leftover on. There is no option to buy the track packs with, y'know, actual fucking money.

It's a magnificent game though, I've had hours and hours of fun with it already, and I appreciate it probably wouldn't have even been made if they didn't agree to put some predatory monetisation shite in there.

Also, made by 'UBISOFT STUDIO KYIV' - so there's that too.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2022 19:24 
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<29.99> 235.... hnnnnngh...... 'ACORNS' in Trials Rising to buy Track Packs with. To buy all four track packs costs 140 acorns, the closest ACORN BUNDLES yield 120 acorns (£16.99) or 235 acorns (£29.99), so I've had to buy 235 acorns even though I have nothing else I want to spend the leftover on. There is no option to buy the track packs with, y'know, actual fucking money.

It's a magnificent game though, I've had hours and hours of fun with it already, and I appreciate it probably wouldn't have even been made if they didn't agree to put some predatory monetisation shite in there.

Also, made by 'UBISOFT STUDIO KYIV' - so there's that too.


Reminiscent of buying stuff on Xbox live in the 360 era. Irksome experience.


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<29.99> 235.... hnnnnngh...... 'ACORNS' in Trials Rising to buy Track Packs with. To buy all four track packs costs 140 acorns, the closest ACORN BUNDLES yield 120 acorns (£16.99) or 235 acorns (£29.99), so I've had to buy 235 acorns even though I have nothing else I want to spend the leftover on. There is no option to buy the track packs with, y'know, actual fucking money.

It's a magnificent game though, I've had hours and hours of fun with it already, and I appreciate it probably wouldn't have even been made if they didn't agree to put some predatory monetisation shite in there.

Also, made by 'UBISOFT STUDIO KYIV' - so there's that too.


Reminiscent of buying stuff on Xbox live in the 360 era. Irksome experience.


Yes I remember that, 400/600/800 points and whatnot, which equated to seemingly random amounts of real life money and never the amount you actually wanted to buy a game with.

I'll forgive Trials Rising for it, I honestly get the feeling they were forced to put shit like loot boxes in there. The game has them in the form of 'LOOT CRATES' and they're dreadful, serving up endless waves of digital cosmetic tat you'd never even remotely spend real money on. You get a crate every time you level up, I'm Level 51 now so I've opened 50 of them, and I haven't seen a single desirable item in any of them. It feels like a bean counter told the developers 'PUT LOOT CRATES IN THERE, LOOT CRATES MAKE MONEY' and the devs were like, 'Fuck you, bean counter, have your loot crates but we're going to put nothing but shit in them'.


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 Post subject: Re: WongaWatch - The Grand Game Expenditure Thread 2022
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Yeah, I have one of the more recent trials games on PS4, and the game is fun, but the system of micro transactions that swaddles it is bewildering to me. But I have the same experience with virtually every modern game these days (the incessant daily challenges, timed specials etc. Completely alienating).


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<8.49> Trials Fusion Awesome Max Edition for PC from the Epic Store in the sale.


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<8.49> Trials Fusion Awesome Max Edition for PC from the Epic Store in the sale.


Haha, what does that 8.49 get you?


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<8.49> Trials Fusion Awesome Max Edition for PC from the Epic Store in the sale.


Haha, what does that 8.49 get you?


It's the complete version of the game, so you get all the track packs, DLCs and extras in a single package.

I had to Google that to find out though, so that I knew I was buying the right thing, such is the nature of these things.

It worked properly, when I loaded it up for the first time I got about five million splash screens saying 'YOU'VE UNLOCKED THIS THING, CONGRATULATIONS'.

The same version of the game on Steam was £34, so it pays to have a look around.


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Very zeitgeisty!


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£75 to sell it on there? Wow... Shitlords indeed!

It should be more, IMO, to put off the scalpers.

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