Waste of money?

As I was moving stuff around I realized a few games that I had purchased that made me wonder why I wasted my money. Now most of these are collector edition remorse, but with reasons beyond the I didn't need the extra stuff in the end. First off is GT5 L.E. which while I like cars and the little car included is nice, I honestly didn't enjoy GT5 that much. I played it for a day or two, and a couple of hours with friends and that was it. The second one is the Star Wars The Old Republic Collectors Edition. If I didn't play the game as much as I did for the first week or so, I would have been banging my head against a wall for buying it. Thankfully I did play the game for awhile and enjoyed it (haven't played it since December though), but the stuff that came with it really bums me out. I haven't even looked at the statue that comes with it. It's just a big box that takes up space. What a waste.

The last one that I noticed brings up another thing that bums me out. I bought the c.e. of Bioshock 2 as I was pumped to play it and thought the record that came with it was cool, which it is, but ended up never playing the game. I literally have had the game since release day, and haven't even put it in my 360. Not only that but I don't even have a record player. It really is just a pointless purchase, and I'm going to have to find a day or two where I play it just to make me feel a little better about myself. Then again it's not the only game that I've bought that I haven't played. I got Enslaved, but never played it (but I did install it at least). Ended up getting Uncharted 3 with my new PS3 and it sits on the floor still in the wrapper. Also, got Rayman Origins and never even tried it, which is a problem that I'm solving this week come hell or high water.

Then there is the nightmare that is Steam. The nice thing is that at least it doesn't take up any physical space, but man I have a lot of games that I haven't even installed once that I've purchased. Most of the games don't have play times and if they do it's maybe 20 minutes at most. And there's games on my list that make me wonder why I even bought them. But then again I was sitting here earlier looking at the sale on the Dungeon Siege Collection and was thinking that it wasn't a bad deal. Gah, I would never even play them.

It's sad thinking of all the money I could have saved. I could have my own place. I could go on vacations. I could do so much more. Oh well. Live and learn.

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Posted by MyNiceIceLife

As I was moving stuff around I realized a few games that I had purchased that made me wonder why I wasted my money. Now most of these are collector edition remorse, but with reasons beyond the I didn't need the extra stuff in the end. First off is GT5 L.E. which while I like cars and the little car included is nice, I honestly didn't enjoy GT5 that much. I played it for a day or two, and a couple of hours with friends and that was it. The second one is the Star Wars The Old Republic Collectors Edition. If I didn't play the game as much as I did for the first week or so, I would have been banging my head against a wall for buying it. Thankfully I did play the game for awhile and enjoyed it (haven't played it since December though), but the stuff that came with it really bums me out. I haven't even looked at the statue that comes with it. It's just a big box that takes up space. What a waste.

The last one that I noticed brings up another thing that bums me out. I bought the c.e. of Bioshock 2 as I was pumped to play it and thought the record that came with it was cool, which it is, but ended up never playing the game. I literally have had the game since release day, and haven't even put it in my 360. Not only that but I don't even have a record player. It really is just a pointless purchase, and I'm going to have to find a day or two where I play it just to make me feel a little better about myself. Then again it's not the only game that I've bought that I haven't played. I got Enslaved, but never played it (but I did install it at least). Ended up getting Uncharted 3 with my new PS3 and it sits on the floor still in the wrapper. Also, got Rayman Origins and never even tried it, which is a problem that I'm solving this week come hell or high water.

Then there is the nightmare that is Steam. The nice thing is that at least it doesn't take up any physical space, but man I have a lot of games that I haven't even installed once that I've purchased. Most of the games don't have play times and if they do it's maybe 20 minutes at most. And there's games on my list that make me wonder why I even bought them. But then again I was sitting here earlier looking at the sale on the Dungeon Siege Collection and was thinking that it wasn't a bad deal. Gah, I would never even play them.

It's sad thinking of all the money I could have saved. I could have my own place. I could go on vacations. I could do so much more. Oh well. Live and learn.

Posted by Skald

I know what you mean. Services like Steam and the App Store have been the proverbial "death by a thousand cuts" for my wallet.

Edited by DarthOrange