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Topic: Will you be giving up Gaming due to the cost-of-living crisis?

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Maxenmus

Not really, especially with Steam sales. I'm not swimming in money, but I'm not financially unstable enough to worry about the price of gaming... yet. I'm almost there, but it's still quite a ways off.

Plus, if worse comes to worst, I could always buy my games second-hand at the bargain bin. That's the wonderful thing about physical games, you could pass it down to other people at a cheaper price. Not all digital platforms have crazy Steam sales.

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Rambler

I've already given up the internet

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Mioaionios

I'll probably never give up on gaming because it's one of the most cost-effective forms of entertainment.
I did give up on my other hobby though: going to the movie theatre. It's something I did on a bi-weekly basis before Covid. I picked it up again once theatres reopened, but I recently decided to stop going because life's becoming very expensive.

I should clarify that a single trip to the movies would cost me around €30, which includes public transport. That's €30 for 2 hours of entertainment. Compare that to the cost of video games, €60 for 100+ hour long video games (I practically only play long RPGs) and you can see the huge discrepancy there.

Now, I wait for movies to come out on streaming. It's much more cost effective.

Mioaionios

Kermit1

I still live with my parents............... I got a roof over my head thankfully.

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Cyclist

@Rambler Same here.

I sent my original post on a self-addressed postcard.

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Maxenmus

Cyclist wrote:

@Rambler Same here.

I sent my original post on a self-addressed postcard.

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Jokes aside, I do agree that we should unplug ourselves from the Internet from time to time. Breathe some fresh air. Exercise. It's free too, fresh air and exercise.

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blindsquarel

No,I will just play the games I already have. I already would rather replay a game I know I like, rather than try one I might like. Honestly the next game I am getting will probably be botw 2

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If need be, I can sell my fluids to the clinics and my body on the streets.

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JoeDiddley

If I couldn’t afford games I can play my backlog.

If it got really bad I guess you would have to sell games to buy essentials. But by then people would be buying bread not games anyway.

I love my games collection and this hobby, but I’d prioritise feeding my family.

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Jhena

No game no life. Life always finds a way.

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Sunsy

blindsquarel wrote:

No,I will just play the games I already have. I already would rather replay a game I know I like, rather than try one I might like. Honestly the next game I am getting will probably be botw 2

I do enjoy playing new games, but really people can enjoy games they already played over and over again. Same with movies, shows, and books. I always replay games or go back to play them.

Also, I wouldn't rule out buying new games. Some may just save buying a game for that one special game they want to play the most.

I don't see myself stopping playing games. Even when things were really tight a long time ago, I just played what I had, and saved buying a game for the one I wanted, or wait for a sale. If you already own a computer, you could get some games for cheap on sale. Just because a PC isn't a gaming one, does not mean you can't find anything to play on it. Classics and lower end games are fun too.

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Kimyonaakuma

I will definitely be cutting back on new games, but I need to see how things are in the coming weeks and months.
I've already cut out TV, going out, seeing movies....anything exciting! So I'm left at this point where I don't know what I can get rid of next, and with everything that's going on I need something where I can relax and switch off.

Realistically I can live without new consoles or games. I have a few games I can replay and a small backlog between my Switch and PC. But the electricity bills are absolutely terrifying.
A few months ago I received a letter for the new prices and I cried, but it keeps rising and at this point I've gone beyond terror and into feeling numb.
It's almost like a decent game could help me chill haha. Shame it's part of the problems these days

Kimyonaakuma

Maxenmus

Kimyonaakuma wrote:

But the electricity bills are absolutely terrifying.
A few months ago I received a letter for the new prices and I cried, but it keeps rising and at this point I've gone beyond terror and into feeling numb.
It's almost like a decent game could help me chill haha. Shame it's part of the problems these days

Inflation is a terrifying thing too. I remember when the most expensive AAA games wouldn't cost more than $59.99 in Singapore, maybe $69.99 at most. These days, with pre-order exclusives and DLCs, $100+ packages isn't uncommon.

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Cyclist

🙋🏾‍♂️I have more than enough in my backlog but regardless, I buy Games anyway.

In fact, I recently bought TMHT:SR and will be getting TMHT:TCC and both ScarVio.

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kkslider5552000

1. I don't live in the UK
2. I'm not gonna be spending a ton on games for a bit anyway, because I have too many already
3. Most good games are cheap by the time they end up on sale after more than two years, even on digital stores.

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Ryu_Niiyama

No, I’m ok financially but even if I wasn’t my backlog will last until I am 80. I did have to tone down my taiko training because I didn’t have 200 to put towards that. Bought a digital taiko instead (costs more upfront but I can practice all the time now). I streamlined my lifestyle years ago when I worked horrible jobs and I have no real need to change my habits just because I make more money so it’s helped me save more in general. Which means I can fund ze gaming hobby.

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inenai

Hahahahah I live in Argentina, crisis is our way of life xD

Steam helps a lot, the localized prices are SO LOW here, but in line to our economy, so it makes gaming viable for a lot of people.

Personally I have the absolute privilige of being a professional software developer, making me one of the few people here who can afford something akin to what would be a normal life in a first world country. Meaning yes, I'll still buy 3 or 4 AAA Nintendo games this year (so far I bought Arceus, waiting for Splatoon and Pokemon SV, and non-Nintendo games Sonic Frontiers, Harvestella and a couple more -maybe- (Potion Permit?).

And before you ask no, Nintendo's prices aren't really localized, but now and then they get a bit cheaper than the US counterparts, but that's just our economy collapsing at a constant rate and Nintendo not reacting fast enough (inflation constantly rising, we're expected to reach a 100% yearly inflation in a couple months at this rate)

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Gamecuber

I think that for me it will simply mean being even more selective when it comes to buying new stuff. I’m lucky that between my Switch and Xbox One I have access to a huge amount of content already in my backlog (never mind all my older systems), plus Gamepass can be dropped and picked up again whenever. I refuse to buy Switch games full price (waiting for a deal or using a gift card if I get one) and look for bargains in the online sales/second hand market.

Since I started earning a decent wage I got out of the habit of trading my games in when I was finished with them, which means I have extra resources there now if I need to trade them in or sell some online if I really wanted new stuff and needed additional funds.

I won’t be getting an Xbox Series or PS5 any time soon, so by concentrating on older stuff or deals I should be able to treat myself and my kids on occasion. At the end of the day games are a luxury and can always be put on hold if my belt has to be tightened. At the end of the day my family’s welfare always comes first and if I had to sell my gaming stuff I wouldn’t hesitate.

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