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    Gaming - one **** of an expensive hobby!

    Smokey Jan 11, 2012

    1. Smokey

      Smokey Shortie's Teddy Bear <3 Staff Member

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      Seriously! I love gaming and i'll always be a gamer but god damn it's one hell of an expensive hobby!

      No joke! The Vita launches and there's already 4 games I gotta buy for it, plus a 32GB memory card for it. Not to mention 2 3DS games coming out in February as well! A month later I get my annual Yakuza fix.....

      that's not even to say what's coming the remainder of the year which I'm sure I'll end up buying at least another 3 games before 2012 is over and done with.

      Doing some math the Vita, memory card, 4 games for the Vita and the 2 3DS games I want, I'm looking at about $750, easy.
       
    2. Shortie861

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      It can be an expensive hobby I agree, being a gamer myself I tend to want the latest games and such which can be costly. I always find that if I know I want something in advance I will save up for it rather than try and get all the money together in one go to get the game or console I want :)
       
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      It was true since I had read some news about those who got addicted to games that had sold everything even their babies to have money to play games. Good thing that some can still control their expenses for those games and not yet so addicted. :p

      Personally I only play games that are free online as I am not really a gamer. Just like Bejeweled and Bookworm. I only spend some amount when I would be playing some games in the arcade.
       
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      i agree, gaming's expensive and games would cost me a great fortune.
       
    5. RJH

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      No it isn't try shelling out £10,000 on one book for your collection, that is expensive :p
       
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      Wow! That is one expensive book RJH :)
       
    7. Naiwen

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      wow, where would you find a book that expensive?
       
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      A first edition copy of The Colour of Magic for starters
       
    9. Smokey

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      I dunno if that's expensive or just stupid :p But to each their own, they say. :) And this wasn't mean't to offend you by any means. Since I haven't even heard of the book in question and it's a 1st edition copy, i assume it's really old and SUPER rare, in which case, I can see the price tag being somewhat justified, still a bit too much to pay for paper with words on it. :p
       
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      Why is it, people pay more for a painting
       
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      I agree, $60 for a new game? that gets costly quickly.
       
    12. RJH

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      Its what £45 pound that ain't a lot these days.
       
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      to us that's $70.
       
    14. Naiwen

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      thats kinda true RJH. works of art are really expensive. I mean, if you're into all that acquiring paintings and canvas business. XD A painting would be worth 1 million, if estimated correctly. XD
       
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      Not my fault you live in a country with a poor currency :p
       
    16. Smokey

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      Touché.....
       
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      No was stating a fact ;)
       
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      I've had a PS3 for over a year and the only games I've had are Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. I play for about 1-3 hours daily, not an expensive hobby here. ;)
       
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      Sadly gaming is a very expensive hobby, i own a 3DS and want a Vita but it's juts to expensive in the long run.
       
    20. Smokey

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      I know :p

      Purp: You're not a true gamer then..... :p