Okay, so not every year is a winner when it comes to gaming (most are, but not every one), but there are always more than enough to possibly leave you with a lack of money. What are the ways that work for you when it comes to playing the games you want while also saving money for the necessities? For me, it's very hard because I like playing games when they come out, and now as digital is more prevalent and they're almost never under $59.99, I find it hard to say no, even though I probably should. Do a lot of you just resist and wait until there is a sale, or simply skip it altogether to make sure you're financially secure? And how about game sales? I almost never wait for any of that which is not a good thing for me obviously.
I'm feeling like I need to be a little more frugal with my money, although I admit that's very hard because it goes against what I'm passionate about, which is getting a game and discussing it afterward around the time of its release. Something I was thinking about doing was, instead of just going out and buying a new game, maybe I'd spend as much time as I can doing everything in one game before I move on. That said, that clashes with my enthusiasm level as I might just want to move onto something else, and sometimes games don't really have extra content really worth seeing to completion. It'd help me save money, I know that, but at that point, I'm not really enjoying myself which is defeating the purpose.
The realities are at odds with my passion and it sucks. I'd like to hear how you guys go about this.