The 6 Months Has Rolled Around

You might remember this post, in which I pontificated about the six month sabbaticals that we’d (the Family) be taking from purchasing games.

Well, the first six / 6 months has cycled round.

And you know what, this Discipline isn’t going away. It’s hard, but well worth it.

It’s not just about saving money.

You remove (unless it’s at the turn of the cycle) the “impulse buy”. It’s out of the equation. In the last month, I’ve definitely started thinking about which particular games I’ll want to buy. Taking time, reading reviews, measuring things up .. It’s different, but so far, as said, worth it.

Course, there are probably lots of folk who already do this, or don’t play games at all. That’s cool. This is just a personal (and Family I guess, could go down the road of Raising the Kids into a certain way with Games) journey.

Haven’t even got around to talking about how, in my last post, I was all braggy about writing a post a day. It’s been exactly 20 days and not a thing. Ha ha, that’ll learn me.

How Long Has It Been Since You’ve Bought A Computer Game?

nogame Hi, my name is Stu Andrews, and I’m a player of Computer Games.

The last computer game I bought was Depths of Peril, back in June (2008). It’s only 4 months, but I can honestly say it feels a LOT longer.

Back then, I made a decision. Games would only be bought every six months. This included not only my precious PC games, but also Wii and DS (those are the current consoles we’ve got. N64 and XBox didn’t really figure into my estimation :).

For the first couple of months, it was easy. There were no games that called. Then, last month, the Enhanced Edition of The Witcher came out for download (had the original). This allowed me to take a break from working late nights for a while.

1-11-2008-9-40-55-am It’s November, and the exciting games are mounting up. The World of Goo. Sacred 2. Fable 2 (although not having an XBox 360 helps there). The second Penny Arcade Adventure. Wrath of the Lich King is almost here. The list goes on.

There’s one month left to go. It’s going to be hard. Especially considering this week is holidays for me.

I haven’t talked about _why_ I’m limiting myself (and the family) to buying every six months. That’s for another post. But I’ll finish asking the question:

Is money the only reason you limit your Computer Game buying?