Black Friday Haul

I spent a grand total of… zero dollars on games this Black Friday.

Looking back, I am oddly comforted by the fact that I missed the $200 PS4 deals. Again. I have no interest in Spiderman, and simply selling the unopened game was asking a lot. The 20% off coupon for PSN stuff was more tempting, as was the $9.99 complete edition of Horizon: Zero Dawn. And all the other implicit PS4 exclusives.

At the end of the day though, I had to ask myself what I would be doing had I purchased it. The answer would be: still playing Fallout 76. So I didn’t.

Also, yes, I saw that just about everyone was selling Fallout 76 for like $35, nine days after release. On Reddit, there were some people saying that Amazon was actually accepting returns on the empty case, but I did not feel $15 was worth the hassle. Besides, I actually like the game, so… you’re welcome, Bethesda.

I guess I did technically buy something though, earlier last week: a Samsung 1TB SSD for $127. I have been juggling hard drive space for ages now, and it has prevented me (on occasion) from playing a game I might have wanted to in that moment, simply because I had uninstalled it to save room. So, I very delicately hooked everything up, moved my Steam installation to the new drive, and promptly started re-installing all the things. Which included ARK (130+GB) and a bunch of other games that are probably bigger in GB than they are in hours of playtime.

If I get a wild hair up my ass to compare Fallout: New Vegas and/or Fallout 4 to my Fallout 76 experiences though, I merely have to click the icons now.

All that said, we’ll see what happens around Christmas. I noted the following prices this past week:

  • Dishonored 2 + Death of Outsider ($21.59)
  • Prey ($13.49)
  • Final Fantasy 15 ($22.49)
  • ARK DLCs ($26.31)
  • Fallout 4 Season Pass ($18.18)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 ($29.24)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Far Cry 5 discounts weren’t yet good enough to make the list.

Posted on November 26, 2018, in Commentary and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Why is ARK so big?

    And gratz on the new SSD. It is a steal at that price. But then the Russian prices I pay in Steam are better than the rest of the world.

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    • Half of it is probably poor optimization, but the other half is probably legit world-size. The default Island is massive, and the free Ragnarok map is just as large. Each of the three DLC have their own maps as well.

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  2. Whoa, nice price on that Samsung!
    I ended up spending money on Black Friday (curse Steam and its whishlists!), but it was a reasonable 17 euros. Inside, Antichamber and TIS-100 (spot a theme? :). I’ve only finished Inside and it was 7 very well spent euros…..
    I’ve should have probably bought lots of shiniy new stuff, starting with a tablet to replace my dying Ipad2 mini, but hey, minimalistic lifestyle! :P

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