Confessions of a Broke Gamer

I mentioned this in my last ramble and figured that I should elaborate.

I am skint.

I barely have enough to last me to my next paycheck. You see, in my attempt to get all my Christmas shopping done early I ended up spending way too much. In fairness, I normally have an issue with keeping an eye on my cash flow but I really messed up this month.

original (1)Just my luck, I become broke when Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Hitman 2 and Fallout 76 are about to be released. Wonderful.

On the plus side, I did manage to get the majority of my Christmas shopping done, that’s a positive at least.

I have no impulse control when it comes to shopping, but it’s even worse when it comes to buying gifts. I end up paying more than I should if I think that the person receiving it would love it.

When it comes to games, it’s a mixed bag. For physical copies of games, I tend to wait a few months after they are released and then buy a preowned copy. Partly because it’s cheaper but another benefit is that by waiting after the hype has died down you can get more objective reviews after folks take off the rose-tinted glasses.

The real problem for me is the merch. Namely pins, hoodies/jumpers and candles. If you slap my favourite game logo onto anything at all, chances are I will buy it. I’m not proud to say that, but the first step in fixing a problem is admitting there is one to begin with.

What really sucked and what inspired me to write this was something that happened yesterday. You see as part of my college course I am filming a three-minute documentary and part of the shoot happened yesterday at Tokyo Toys.

tumblr_inline_o4d9b1LQyf1qafrh6_500Oh, the torture it was to be in there for almost four hours knowing I couldn’t afford anything they had, even though I was desperate to grab some Gudetama merch. How I didn’t crack is beyond me.

Well, only eight days until payday. That is, if I can survive that long. Wish me luck!



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