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    genkicoll

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    Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:46 pm

    OK, this has gone far enough.  I've been buying games like there's no tomorrow, and now I'm even trying to get OTHER people to buy games so that I'll have an excuse to buy it, myself... You know, so I can play it "with" them. Whistle

    No no, bad Genki!  Mutual enablement is bad.  Baaaad!

    But it's so much fun! Evil Grin

    Deep breaths.  In.  Out.  In.  Out.  Resist the temptation, resist the...

    Ooo, shiny new game, and it's on SALE!

    Nooooo~!!  La la la!  Must resist, must...

    OK, so I can't resist a good sale.  Well, maybe I can.  Maybe... *waffle, waffle*  So far I've held out on Anna, and I'm definitely not buying Tales of Monkey Island right now.  It will be on sale again, and I have so many other games to play that I know I can wait for that to-be-determined sale to come up.

    On the plus side, I plan to play all of the games I've purchased recently within the next few months, so they're not just going to sit languishing on my hard drive for years like soooo many of my Big Fish games Rolling Eyes


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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by Frodo on Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:59 pm

    Anna looks amazing, but I don't recommend you buy it, unless you have the EXACT requirements stated on GamersGate. 
    I still can't get it to work, and I suspect it's because I have Windows 7, not XP.   Rolling Eyes 

    Otherwise...

    Give in to temptation...   Evil Grin  


    BTW Genki, love your new avatar.  It's so... mesmorizing.   *can't stop watching it*   Laugh

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:18 pm

      <--Frodo  "Get the game, you know you want the gaaaame!"  You are so bad! Snicker

    Actually, that's rather like my current avy!    Hypnotizing!

    EDIT:  Yes, I got the damn game! Belly laugh


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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:53 pm

    Too bad you didn't get Tales of Monkey Island - it's a hoot and so much fun!!
    How much was it on sale for and where, GOG? Once you buy a game from them the price never shows up again!  OH!

     Oh, am I supposed to be discouraging you?  Belly laugh

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:58 pm

    lol~  It's on sale at GamersGate -- all 5 episodes -- for $8.74.

    *sigh*  This thread is now a moot point for me... Gotta save everything I can for our upcoming move Cry


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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:02 pm

    Whoa, ok, I didn't know that! You're moving from the haunted house??

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by luvtoread on Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:56 pm

    You live in a Haunted House??    Ghost 


    Why would you want to stop buying games?    Dunno



    Where do you find such cool avatars?

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:43 pm

    You live in a Haunted House??    

    You haven't read the Come With Me to the Dark Side thread, I take it Elk grin


    Why would you want to stop buying games?    

    It does add up, and I don't want to just collect games, I want to play them!

    Where do you find such cool avatars?

    The current, swirly one, is one I spotted on a profile at lolcats.  I couldn't resist, it's so cool!

    The non-animated avys are almost always ones I've made myself.  I never have learned how to make an animated gif! Laugh


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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by luvtoread on Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:27 am

    BUT----Your Collecting Games means that they need to be played---which leads to Group
    Game Plays- Happy bounce ---which means you could RUN OUT OF GAMES TO PLAY  IF YOU DON'T

    KEEP BUYING!!!!    Gah!    (That is my reasoning....And I am sticking with it  Big smile ).


    I am impressed you make your own Avatars.      OH!

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by Frodo on Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:27 am

    genkicoll wrote:  <--Frodo  "Get the game, you know you want the gaaaame!"  You are so bad! Snicker

    I'm just looking out for your interests   Laugh 

    Glad you got it in the end though   Elk grin 



    *looks at that... hypnotising... avatar.  So... mesmorizing... feeling... sleepy sleepy... *       hypnotize

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:00 pm

    Man! I was thinking, in a moment of uncharacteristic 'holier than thou'ness, that I'd explain to genki that the secret to not buying more games - something I have sworn to for the month of March - is to not open those newsletters, and hide from big fish.  Old Days 

    As I noted the gog.com email in my inbox, I reached for the delete button but 'accidentally' missed it and hit the open button instead. I swear, I had no intention of looking at it!  Oops! 

    And what do I find, staring at me like some kind of madman's miracle - Summoner!!!! The ONLY game other than its sequel I ever bothered playing on PS2, which I bought solely to play them. But my copy of Summoner had died, and no more PS2 games on the market (took me months to track down the first copy), and so I was doomed to only being able to play Summoner 2, which is the better game admittedly, still.

    Never occurred to me the game might come out on different platforms!!!  Happy bounce Happy bounce Happy bounce 

    So, it's not yet March by PST, which I tend to think in, even tho I'm 16hrs ahead of it, so, I haven't actually broken my vow. Technically. Not really. Can still be virtuous for a whole month - course I can, lol Belly laugh 

    Am seriously happy to get this fun rpg adventure and cant wait to play it again! Will put me in a better frame of mind to go on to other adventure games, too. Mind you, if it takes 30-40 game hours, like before on the PS2, it is gonna be a long time to the finish. Definitely NOT a casual game!

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by genkicoll on Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:08 pm

    lol~ Nope, still February 28th here where I sit! Whistle


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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by JustTheFacts on Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:27 am

    Okay, now we all know I was very good at the start of this month, and only bought those last couple of games because it was technically still February, at least where genki was (and considering the large portion she shares of the responsibility for my game addiction, why not?).

    So. I've been really good this first 10 days of March. Really strong-willed and controlled. There was True Fear, but nobody would hold that against me, right?

    So, I've bought none of those naughty humble bundles, refused to look at genki's "games, games, games" thread, and been the soul of genteel restraint.

    So I have only bought 10 games so far this month!  Belly laugh Rolling Eyes Belly laugh  Embarrassed 

    SOS! 

    I need help!! Is there, like, a gaming addicts "gaming anonymous" or something? Maybe game sites should be compelled to advertise helplines like casinos etc. have to advertise gambling help lines here in Australia. I gotta figure out something! Got 38 HOPAs I haven't played, all bought in the last year. Plus 30 adventurous large file stuff, which is strictly  da blame genki's fault.  Plus 30 betas still to try. Plus 100+ games that need replaying before I can do their reviews!

    Help! Somebody make it stop!

     hypnotize 
    You will not buy games, you will not buy games, you will NOT buy games...

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:04 am

    lol~ I SO know what you mean.  Even though I have no time to play my games right now (won't really be able to attend to them until June! EEK!  ) I still want to BUY games!  I only talked myself out of Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (on sale at GOG today Whistle  ) because reviewers say that the interface is soooo clunky!  It will be on sale again, I can wait.

    Still, I keep looking at the indie bundles, hoping to see something on my wishlist, even though I know I won't be able to play them for a while!


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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by JustTheFacts on Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:06 am

    For a while?! The way I'm going, I already won't get to anything I buy now until next year!  Yeah right 

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by Frodo on Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:09 pm

    Justie, did you like the beta for Emberwing? 
    Cos it's out this week.   Happy bounce 


      hypnotize    You want to buy this game   Silly face

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by JustTheFacts on Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:29 am

    Crikey! I am never going to keep up with all these betas! No, haven't got to that one yet. Am trying to do these in order of date issued (beta that is) in the hope that it's a reasonable indicator of release date. But I am just not doing enough of them lately. Not functioning at my best at the moment, so very few reviews. *sigh* Hope to get back to normal soon. HATE not being on top of things lol  Laugh 

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by Frodo on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:03 am

    JustTheFacts wrote:Crikey! I am never going to keep up with all these betas! No, haven't got to that one yet. Am trying to do these in order of date issued (beta that is) in the hope that it's a reasonable indicator of release date. But I am just not doing enough of them lately. Not functioning at my best at the moment, so very few reviews. *sigh* Hope to get back to normal soon. HATE not being on top of things lol  Laugh 

    Ack, sorry, wasn't trying to pressure you, just having a bit of fun.   OH! 

    Sorry you're not functioning at your best right now.   Hug   Hope things get better for you soon.   Smile
    You do an AMAZING job with your reviews   Smile

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by JustTheFacts on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:39 am

    Don't worry, Frodo, as soon as I saw jessica's playlist I would have reacted the same way. Just saw your comment first  Big smile 

    I am glad you like my reviews. I am proud of them, which is why it is so frustrating when my writer brain-spot goes awol. Anyway, am pleased with this latest one.

    Thank you for hugs. I like hugs  heart flowers 

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:57 am

    Isn't there a Gamers Anonymous out there somewhere? If not, we should start one.  Whistle 
    Real life has intervened with a fury and I haven't been able to play nearly as much as in the past. I am so behind with things to be done, and I am so behind in playing the games I already own.  Shock I simply can NOT buy any more games for a long while, so I'm with you.

    Luckily, with a couple of exceptions I'm just not into the games being released lately. BFG's stuff has had a been there/done that feel to it for a long time. I just can't wade through any more junk piles of feathers and horse shoes while solving pipe puzzles to turn on/off the water/electricity on a search for my lost/kidnapped client-grandfather-boyfriend-brother scenarios. <whew> And it's not that the new games aren't good, but seriously, when you own hundreds already how many more variations and permutations do you need?  OH!

    Of course I reserve the right to buy extraordinary games, of which True Fear was one.  Wink

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by JustTheFacts on Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:02 am

    RenaissanceMom wrote:Isn't there a Gamers Anonymous out there somewhere? If not, we should start one.  Whistle 

    And it's not that the new games aren't good, but seriously, when you own hundreds already how many more variations and permutations do you need?  OH!

    Yes, that is exactly what I tell myself - usually just before I hit the buy button!  Belly laugh 

    I do agree though that there is no real point to the constant buying. Working on what I already have, it would take roughly 2 years to play all of them once only. Let alone all the betas and demos I play.

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by luvtoread on Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:33 pm

    Talk about compulsive buying,  check out the buying boo-boo I made over at the D & E. thread Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:52 am

    Got my fingers crossed that one of your console controllers will work with Brothers!


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    Re: Support for Gaming Addictions!

    Post by kac on Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:46 pm

    I wish I knew how to stop!  Have two orders coming in from Best Buy next week.

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    Post by genkicoll on Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:13 pm

    Oh yeah?  Wha'd ya buy? *_*


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