WongaWatch - The Grand Game Expenditure Thread 2021
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How much do you expect you'll spend on games & consoles in 2021?
£0 - £1 - Yar, yar and/or freeware for me yo.  6%  [ 1 ]
£1 - £50  0%  [ 0 ]
£50 - £100  0%  [ 0 ]
£100 - £200 (~£12.50/month)  12%  [ 2 ]
£200 - £300  18%  [ 3 ]
£300 - £400  6%  [ 1 ]
£400 - £600 (~£50/month)  18%  [ 3 ]
£600 - £800  6%  [ 1 ]
£800 - £1000  18%  [ 3 ]
£1000 - £1200 (~£100/month)  0%  [ 0 ]
£1200 - £1500  6%  [ 1 ]
£1500 - £2000  0%  [ 0 ]
£2000 - £mental  6%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 16
Another year and another attempt to guess how much money your going to spend on gaming !

Any hardware your looking at picking up ?

Are there big games you are going to grab on day 1 - or will you wait for the magic £20 mark ?

Post your estimate here and try and keep track of just how much money you are throwing away when instead you could be outside !

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Post your prices inside <> symbols and Grim...'s magic tracker will total everything up for you : http://www.beexcellenttoeachother.com/c ... sh2021.php (*)

You can also put negative values in if you've sold items back

(*) when he updates it again
I was quick off the mark this year.
Copy and paste fail in the poll question!
myp wrote:
Copy and paste fail in the poll question!


Thanks - fixed
<3.29> Donut County (Switch)
<30.85> £35 worth of PSN credit that's mostly gone on The Yakuza Remastered Collection and Yakuza 6.
I have tentatively gone for £400-£600. There's a PS5 in my future, maybe this year, but I'll I've still got a bit of stuff to shift that might bring the overall spend down, and I've probably got enough unplayed games to see me through most of the year, so just depends on what else I fancy.
I've gone for £2000-mental, I'll definitely be getting a PS5 and XBSX (assuming availability happens at some point) and want to get a new PC this year (again, assuming availability of CPUs and graphics cards happens) - so that'll throw it straight over the top even without any games spend.

Would have got the new PC last year but there are basically no graphics cards and none of the new Ryzen CPUs to buy.
I've gone for £200-£300. I need to be sensible this year and focus more on finally being debt-free. There are still a few things I wouldn't mind, such as a Vectrex or PS4 Pro and VR but I can't justify that spend with the small amount of gaming I'm actually doing lately.

I'd still quite like a Radiant Silvergun ST-V cartridge but they're about £250+ and some seem to be conversions rather than the genuine article, so I might just park that idea for a while.
Hearthly wrote:
I've gone for £2000-mental, I'll definitely be getting a PS5 and XBSX (assuming availability happens at some point) and want to get a new PC this year (again, assuming availability of CPUs and graphics cards happens) - so that'll throw it straight over the top even without any games spend.

Would have got the new PC last year but there are basically no graphics cards and none of the new Ryzen CPUs to buy.


Are import taxes going to smash prices up on electronic stuff?
<20> The Red Lantern (Switch)
about <15> - Control Ultimate Edition
<20> Hades (switch)
devilman wrote:
I've gone for £200-£300. I need to be sensible this year and focus more on finally being debt-free. There are still a few things I wouldn't mind, such as a Vectrex or PS4 Pro and VR but I can't justify that spend with the small amount of gaming I'm actually doing lately.

I'd still quite like a Radiant Silvergun ST-V cartridge but they're about £250+ and some seem to be conversions rather than the genuine article, so I might just park that idea for a while.


Although if the Astro City Mini gets cheaper, I might end up getting one of those.
I'd like one of those too... I'm not sure I'll get one though as I think I'm going through 'mini fatigue' with all the recent mini consoles.

Also... I've gone for £800-£1000 which seems to be the average of my spending over the past few years. I should try and spend less what with my work and pandemic situation but we'll see what happens.
devilman wrote:
Although if the Astro City Mini gets cheaper, I might end up getting one of those.

Looks nice!
DBSnappa wrote:
<20> Hades (switch)

Samesies.

<20> Hades (switch)

It's fucking great.
<99.99> 12000 Legends of Runeterra coins (10500 + 2500 BONUS COINS)
Hearthly wrote:
<99.99> 12000 Legends of Runeterra coins (10500 + 2500 BONUS COINS)

Wot
I love all the cosmetics the game has, generally speaking I'm not spending much on actual cards because the game is very generous with those (unlike Hearthstone which was notoriously stingy).

I spent £12.90 on a game board last night, it has three different music tracks to choose from, you click on a little dial to move to the next one.

The £99.99 I spent should last for ages, and leaves me with loads of coins to buy goodies.

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Who wouldn't want a T-Hex to feel the highs and lows of tactical digital card based jousting with them?

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Grim... wrote:
DBSnappa wrote:
<20> Hades (switch)

Samesies.

<20> Hades (switch)

It's fucking great.

It is that. Though with my old eyes it’s quite hard to read the text in handheld mode!
Still haven't beaten the final boss, but i can make the last fight about 50% of the time these days...
Started some Ghost of Tsushima on PS5.

I’m not entirely sure why everyone is sucking it’s dick cause it’s Horizon: Zero Dawn in Japan. But, it runs super smooth on the PS5 and the combat isn’t too bad. Bloody camera is all over the place during a fight though. I’ve only got a few hours on it and there’s been several times when the enemy has wandered off screen and I couldn’t see him swinging at me or, worse, some scenery blocks the camera. I’d give my right testicle for some kind of lock on system.

The graphics aren’t too bad though and it’s a nice place to spend some time in. I particularly enjoy the swaying trees and grass. It really makes the scene come alive even when staring off into the distance.

I like it; I’m just not into Game of The Year territory yet.
Satsuma wrote:
Started some Ghost of Tsushima on PS5.

I’m not entirely sure why everyone is sucking it’s dick cause it’s Horizon: Zero Dawn in Japan. But, it runs super smooth on the PS5 and the combat isn’t too bad. Bloody camera is all over the place during a fight though. I’ve only got a few hours on it and there’s been several times when the enemy has wandered off screen and I couldn’t see him swinging at me or, worse, some scenery blocks the camera. I’d give my right testicle for some kind of lock on system.

The graphics aren’t too bad though and it’s a nice place to spend some time in. I particularly enjoy the swaying trees and grass. It really makes the scene come alive even when staring off into the distance.

I like it; I’m just not into Game of The Year territory yet.


I liked it from the off, but it took a few hours for it to really click with me, and once it got into that sweet spot it had me entranced right to the finish and deep into the endgame, which is where I normally lose interest.

There's no single thing it does transcendently well, but it does EVERYTHING at a 9/10 sort of spot, and when you add it all together it's just a majestic game.

IIRC I talked about it a bit in the 'What's everyone playing' thread, and there are a few rough corners in the opening hours, which were addressed with extra gameplay options that you'll have available to you.
I should have put it in the right thread, really. Smash the establishment!
Trooper wrote:
Still haven't beaten the final boss, but i can make the last fight about 50% of the time these days...


It took me forever to get past the 3rd world boss. but only two or three attempts to beat the final boss.

If you're struggling, the shield is good.
Mr Dave wrote:
Trooper wrote:
Still haven't beaten the final boss, but i can make the last fight about 50% of the time these days...


It took me forever to get past the 3rd world boss. but only two or three attempts to beat the final boss.

If you're struggling, the shield is good.


Come on, Dave: that's *Developing World* boss.
<7.99> USB Bluetooth Adapter, so I can use a PS4 pad on my PC
<12.59> USB hub as it didn't work so well plugged into the back of my PC
<37.50> PSN 12 month, via PS5 purchase turbodiscount code
<26.24> Mafia: Definitive Edition (Steam)
<22.49. Hades for Switch from the Nintendo eShop
OlliOlli: Switch Stance (Switch) - <2.69>
Trooper wrote:
Still haven't beaten the final boss, but i can make the last fight about 50% of the time these days...

Both Troops and I are fucking boss at this now.
Grim... wrote:
Trooper wrote:
Still haven't beaten the final boss, but i can make the last fight about 50% of the time these days...

Both Troops and I are fucking boss at this now.

Have you managed to get through the main story yet?
Mr Dave wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Trooper wrote:
Still haven't beaten the final boss, but i can make the last fight about 50% of the time these days...

Both Troops and I are fucking boss at this now.

Have you managed to get through the main story yet?


Seen the credits, now mopping up the rest of the story.

I now expect to beat the final boss each run, and i'm surprised if I don't...
I like the "rewards" for beating it after the main story. They do make me laugh.
About <48> - Hitman 3 (PS5)
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
About <48> - Hitman 3 (PS5)


You seem to have posted in the Hades topic.
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
About <48> - Hitman 3 (PS5)

<16.38> Hitman 2, PS4, disc (!)
About <2.40> Payday 2 (PS4)
Doom 64 - Xbox One <0>

I had £4 worth of credit which was due to expire at the end of this month.
Payday 2 <2.87>
Night Trap - Sega CD. Japanese version.

I bought this because the box looks nice.

<17.95>
Panzer Dragoon: Remake (Switch) <5.62>
Panzer Dragoon: Remake (Switch) <0> I got some credit for Christmas.
PSN 12 months <37>
Trooper wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
About <48> - Hitman 3 (PS5)


You seem to have posted in the Hades topic.

:DD
Ryzen 5 3600 <162.49>
Msi motherboard <60.27>
2tb hard drive <47.98>
<23.69> Turrican Flashback (Switch)
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