I don't think I am alone in this but I always find myself kind of laughing at myself when I am looking for new games on steam, I want to try a new game and I want to use the $$$ I got from constantineMars thread, but if something is $20, I hesitate.
Then, when my work stopped stocking free Red Bull for me (I drink like 16-24 oz a day), I go out and spend $6 bucks on it for the past few days. That adds up quickly. If I didn't get free food from work, I'd probably skip lunch or not spend more than $5.
If I go to a movie with my wife that's like $25 + popcorn. I did spend about $30 + $50 + $40 on path of exile but that's my main game. I also was a bit more generous than i'd usually be because they have a cosmetic cash shop only and a free game and they are a good small company (GGG).
Like, I hemmed and hawed when I bought the stuff I wanted for my worse-than-mediocre man cave. A gaming desk, a new monitor, a good mouse, a metallic keyboard and a good gaming chair. That stuff probably cost, in total, $680.
I usually don't go out to eat of my own volition, it's usually because my wife wants to go, but you go to any semi-decent restaurant for 2 people and the bill is gonna be like $50 plus.
I write this all to make a contrast of how i'm such a cheap prick when it comes to my main hobby. Mind you, I work about 12 hours a day almost every day (i'm on call at nights too). I'm currently on a day 24 in a row out 70 probably. So I pretty much go to work and play games. But when it comes down to spending money on games, I hesitate but it is funny how many other things you won't hesitate to pay tons of money on. Like red bull, random crap, i bought a too expensive car and i have a huge loans and interest. But I never think about those, just if I want to slick the submit button for a game.
My brother who plays games is the same. My oldest brother will buy a game but will never never ever pay anything more except for expansions. He won't play a free game and spend money on a game no matter what.
Is it the same for you guys? It seems very common that there is always some sort of block there.
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