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Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by oldtimer » Thu May 26, 2016 3:48 pm

My recent trials with my Xbox1 has prompted me to ask, Whats your biggest disappointment or waste of money with regard to gaming?
Mine is certainly my Xbox1 , i just spend all my time updating or fixing problems ,and spending less time playing.
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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by Grizzly » Thu May 26, 2016 4:12 pm

My Xbox One is a pretty big paperweight right now.
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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by aztecca » Thu May 26, 2016 4:14 pm

Buying games just because they were cheap on a special offer.Have done this on numerous occasions and never got round to playing them.Quite often rpgs that really need 100 plus hours spent on them.Fallout 3, Elder scrolls, boderlands etc just dont have the time to put into these games even though they were only £2.

Also when I was going for full set of xbox games did I really need to buy 100+ differnt versions of fifa, nhl, club football etc waste of money. .


My xb1 was probably some of the best money I have ever spent on gaming gubbins.
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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by DPrinny » Thu May 26, 2016 4:34 pm

Only when buying dupes without realising that I had it already
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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by RetroBob » Thu May 26, 2016 4:49 pm

OutRun cabinet, spent ages getting the thing, played it a bit at first then hardly ever.
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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by The Beans » Thu May 26, 2016 4:59 pm

PS3 was probably a waste of money. I've hardly used it. Way I see it, it's there if I ever get the urge. Same with PS4 although I've used it a bit more than the PS3. I was 360 all the way last gen and it's looking like I'm Xbox One all the way for this gen.

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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by shiftytigger » Thu May 26, 2016 5:10 pm

Ambitiously strarting a PS2 collection and realising I barely played most of any of it. At least I hadnt started buying all those Fifas etc.

£15 on an N64 in a carrycase with a bunch of games. On the upside at least i made a good profit.

KI tend not to intentionally spend lots unless im splitting a bundle.
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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by gman72 » Thu May 26, 2016 6:12 pm

My Xbox one has been worth every penny I've spent on it and more. :D
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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by Sega2006 » Thu May 26, 2016 7:29 pm

PSP 1stgen, the movies and games on cool little discs drew me in, all I got out of it was a knackerd thumb and strained eyes.

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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by theantmeister » Fri May 27, 2016 7:37 am

I bought a massive box of 60 3DO games a while ago. I only paid about £2 each, but that's still a load of cash and I've barely played any of them. The ones I have played (only about 10 or so) have been so terrible, I've sort of lost interest.

Now they just take up space :(

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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by Grizzly » Fri May 27, 2016 9:12 am

theantmeister wrote:I bought a massive box of 60 3DO games a while ago. I only paid about £2 each, but that's still a load of cash and I've barely played any of them. The ones I have played (only about 10 or so) have been so terrible, I've sort of lost interest.

Now they just take up space :(

I wouldn't mind buying some of those :P
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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by Treguard » Fri May 27, 2016 3:46 pm

Kinect was a massive waste of money, For Microsoft as well as me.

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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by Megamixer » Fri May 27, 2016 3:53 pm

aztecca wrote:Buying games just because they were cheap on a special offer.
This. GAME's '4 for £20' back in the PS2/Xbox/GC days was the absolute devil. Sold off most of what I bought in those deals without ever playing it :roll:

Also: various CE's that I looked at again a few years later and couldn't see why I'd gone for them over the (cheaper) regular editions.
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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by ShadowMan » Fri May 27, 2016 4:33 pm

Probably my Xbox One at the moment. I brought it on impulse around launch (before all the great price drops and deals) and its not something I play that often (I use my PS4 instead). Only game due out this year that will pull my attention back to the Xbox One is Cuphead whenever that is due out.
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Re: Biggest waste of gaming money?

Post by Rayne » Fri May 27, 2016 5:09 pm

A Japanese Sega Saturn and sizable game collection. I wound up never playing the bleeding thing, hardly any of the games suited my personal tastes.

Other honourable mentions include a PSP GO at launch, a 3DS at launch, the Alan Wake (360 reboot) collector's edition and, for some unfathomable reason, a virtual boy.

Glad to say I'm far more sensible these days! Gaming purchases are relegated to two or three games a month, of which I generally play them thoroughly to completion.
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