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kr1kit
03-31-2018, 09:09 PM
I recently got back into League of Legends after an almost two year hiatus, and I was looking at my collection as well as the current store. I started thinking about the amount of money I've spent on this game alone, especially on meaningless items like skins. I wanted to pick up this new skin for a champ I play a lot, but then I realized that the skin literally costs $20. Companies do cute things like using their own currency to try and make people think that items don't cost as much as they do, but if you stop and think about it it's ridiculous how much we spend on these sorts of things. $20 for a cosmetic change of some pixels, and that's not even the most expensive of the skins. I know League is small in comparison to the thousands of dollars people spend on CS:GO skins, but still it all adds up.


One of these days I should try and calculate how much I've spent on WoW subscriptions, WoW services, LoL skins, HOTS skins, Hearthstone packs, etc...

Singularity7
03-31-2018, 09:12 PM
Probs spent like $70 bucks in total for Runescape getting ready for double xp events years ago.
Probs $30 bucks on Mass Effect 3 loot boxes before i knew better.

.aeterna
03-31-2018, 09:14 PM
im easily in the thousands on buying chit for World of warcraft. no ragrets though

stfudonny
03-31-2018, 09:34 PM
thank you based steam sale

...and lol at anyone who pays for in game items.

RaibeartBruis
03-31-2018, 09:49 PM
In total, about $500 for thousands of hours of entertainment. Not bad. Gaming is an excellent value.

Edit: Console gaming

Ed_Norton_fan
03-31-2018, 10:38 PM
Made way more money than I've spent on gaming from selling runescape gold, gambling dota 2 items on pro games and selling crates in pubg. Now the time I've invested on the other hand...

tdnick
03-31-2018, 11:06 PM
A ton.

SeymourGains
04-01-2018, 02:56 AM
Nope, i know when i buy a game now if i will play it a lot from just looking at youtube videos and I never buy a game thats campaign only unless its been out for years. Im also a filthy console peasant.

FitSparky1
04-01-2018, 03:02 AM
u can request refunds on steam for games btw.

nkiritsis13
04-01-2018, 08:18 AM
Funny story on the subject: One Christmas in high school, I had asked my parents for a PS3 back when it was the OG 60gb style, but they had also completely blindsided me and gotten me a computer. I tried the PS3 but could not for the life of me have fun, until I asked them to just return it - it was too much.

Nowadays, there are definitely games that I look at in my backlog and regret because they seemed like a good idea at the time, but I can be honest enough with myself to know that I'll probably never bother. If Steam had a license reselling feature, I'd probably dump a whole load of them.

Vayne
04-01-2018, 08:24 AM
I regret spending so much on hardware more than anything.. what a complete wasted. I wish I could go back in time and choke myself.

hxa
04-01-2018, 08:27 AM
Yeah, and I'm fine with it. Still one of the cheapest forms of entertainment, imo.

Azzurri
04-01-2018, 09:39 AM
The amount of money I've spent on 'gaming related' products over the years would probably make me cry.

gbullock32
04-01-2018, 10:12 AM
Pretty sure I have spent about what many of my friends make in a year on video games and related stuff. I have too much disposable income for my own good.

Never getting married or having kids crew.

KilaByte
04-01-2018, 10:17 AM
I play a mobile game where our clan leader spent over $15,000 to be the highest powered team across the servers. srs

wasp9166
04-01-2018, 11:18 AM
nope, ever reflect on how much you spend on food that just gets crapped out?

corvade
04-01-2018, 11:57 AM
I play a mobile game where our clan leader spent over $15,000 to be the highest powered team across the servers. srs

what game? Clash?

ohiostate124
04-01-2018, 12:12 PM
Not that much for games but all the time for things like songs on iTunes.

MajesticLion
04-01-2018, 12:16 PM
Not that much for games but all the time for things like songs on iTunes.


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ohiostate124
04-01-2018, 12:23 PM
http://i.imgur.com/FFVNsHe.gif

https://i.imgur.com/Tp4ucbV.gif

nkiritsis13
04-01-2018, 03:06 PM
One consolation that did occur to me, at least on Steam games, is that if you bought games before Steam Sales went to complete sh*t, it really feels good to see games that you bought cheap suddenly be priced much higher despite being even older.
The amount of money I've spent on 'gaming related' products over the years would probably make me cry.
Yeah, now that you mention gaming related, it widens things especially. For example, I bought the Doom (2016) art book, and honestly? It's rather disappointing, and very overpriced for how little there is to it compared to other art books. Doom doesn't even have much art variation to begin with, and none of it is particularly interesting compared to, say, Dark Souls or even the old N64 Zelda games.

On the other hand, I bought the Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind special edition on Amazon for around $30, got a big statue of a Dwemer, and a fantastic art/lore book. It really depends.

No going to lie, though, I absolutely looked up that Dark Souls amiibo just to see, despite not even owning a Nintendo system to even use the bloody thing, because I just want a statue to praise the damn sun.
Of course it was sold out because Nintendo are complete c*nts when it comes to supply and demand...


https://i.imgur.com/Tp4ucbV.gifI still regret buying a few handfuls of songs on iTunes when I was much younger.

Seriously, f**k Apple, f**k aac, and these days f***********k $1.29 a song.
Since when have songs gone up in price in an era when there are free/paid online streaming radio options? Not only that, a lot of sites actually restrict the bloody number of downloads on top. While I do support the musicians that I listen to, do these companies want pirates? Because that's how you get pirates.

I'll just buy the CD - thankfully the type of music I listen to it's actually worth buying the whole album, mind you, but you can sometimes get them really cheap from 3rd party sellers on Amazon, even on with shipping.

Tanerian
04-01-2018, 03:35 PM
Have easily spent over 1000$ on league of legends.

Played it for over 5 years tho with over 4000Srift games alone not including ARAM etc. Think the hrs of entertainment I got vs $$$ spent is well worth it. Supports the game too.
Better $$ to time ratio than say.. going to see a movie.

KilaByte
04-01-2018, 05:53 PM
what game? Clash?No, something nobody here probably heard of, Shards of Magic.

propreffered7
04-01-2018, 06:29 PM
It is crazy to me. Been looking for a few games. Def. Dont want to pull the trigger on 60 bucks but if the game is truly good enough thats way more hours than most forms of entertainment

But i just bought a mini fridge for 200 bucks and its crazy to me a video game is 1/3 the price

dcbone30
04-01-2018, 06:45 PM
Probably less than I've spent on beer over the years.

PositiveCrew
04-01-2018, 08:40 PM
one time I added up all my WoW faction / realm / RaF expansions / etc and it was over $15,000

I still have to believe I would've spent far more money if I had been doing other activities (drinking, car audio, car performance, other video games, etc)

KilaByte
04-01-2018, 09:49 PM
Probably less than I've spent on beer over the years.smh, same

JoshSP1985
04-02-2018, 05:50 AM
Less than 4k total and I've been gaming since the atari days.

But I'm one of those people that only plays one/two games at a time about 10 years was basically just two MMOs

That money is total hardware + game costs (PC and console).

Baylorballs
04-02-2018, 06:02 AM
Total money over there years ? Not bad at all .. maybe $2000

Total HOURS over the years.... oh lawd. It's one of the most addictive drugs in the world.

Everything in moderation . especially video games

eltwentyone
04-02-2018, 07:29 AM
i think most money ive put in is on hearthstone over $300 I think i will probally buy the new expac. $70 for a 70 packs.

GrimGram
04-02-2018, 12:10 PM
Mind = blown that people like you exist. Played LOL for a few years, never dropped a single dime

TitusVI
04-02-2018, 12:14 PM
I recently got back into League of Legends after an almost two year hiatus, and I was looking at my collection as well as the current store. I started thinking about the amount of money I've spent on this game alone, especially on meaningless items like skins. I wanted to pick up this new skin for a champ I play a lot, but then I realized that the skin literally costs $20. Companies do cute things like using their own currency to try and make people think that items don't cost as much as they do, but if you stop and think about it it's ridiculous how much we spend on these sorts of things. $20 for a cosmetic change of some pixels, and that's not even the most expensive of the skins. I know League is small in comparison to the thousands of dollars people spend on CS:GO skins, but still it all adds up.


One of these days I should try and calculate how much I've spent on WoW subscriptions, WoW services, LoL skins, HOTS skins, Hearthstone packs, etc...

It's still cheap to some other hobbies you can have. You know how much money people spend playing stupid **** in casinos and stuff like that?
I know a guy who loves trains and he literally bought a 5k mini-train for his minature train stuff.

And the thing with league is you basically spend zero money for the game itself. Yes it might be expensive but its your choice and you can play for free if you like it. I have zero problems with it considering there are also offers where the skins are much cheaper. (But I stopped playing league because it made me way too addicted but thats another story rofl.)

ohiostate124
04-02-2018, 02:08 PM
one time I added up all my WoW faction / realm / RaF expansions / etc and it was over $15,000

I still have to believe I would've spent far more money if I had been doing other activities (drinking, car audio, car performance, other video games, etc)

Oh Jesus, I don’t even want to think about WoW.

JoeDelts
04-02-2018, 02:17 PM
Don't play video games but I've dropped incalculable amounts of coin on fishing. There was a meme going around.

"My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I told her I paid for it."

CaliSuperSport
04-02-2018, 02:44 PM
Yeah I've spent like $20 on League of Legends myself, never $100+ though....not for comsetic chit. So many games are doing that that you could blow major money between just 2 or 3 games.

Total since childhood though...I've bought an Xbox, PS2, and 360. I built 2 computers worth about $1700 combined. A few controllers... probably $700 worth of games. Over the course of 15+ years that's not bad for a hobby.

mikevitteri
04-02-2018, 02:47 PM
never cared about video games, is this bad?

kr1kit
04-02-2018, 07:14 PM
never cared about video games, is this bad?

You're in the wrong section then bucko.


Mind = blown that people like you exist. Played LOL for a few years, never dropped a single dime

Your mind is blown that people spend money on games they enjoy? Do you spend money on things you enjoy? Ever buy a beer? Ever take your boyfriend out for a meal? Ever go to a concert? Buy a hoodie you liked? I could go on and on and on.

HughBMyron
04-02-2018, 07:25 PM
You're in the wrong section then bucko.



Your mind is blown that people spend money on games they enjoy? Do you spend money on things you enjoy? Ever buy a beer? Ever take your boyfriend out for a meal? Ever go to a concert? Buy a hoodie you liked? I could go on and on and on.

lmao dead.

Not a league of lesbian guy but i can feel this for dota. their battle passes get me.


Siege is probably the most recent game i've spent actual money on. Holy fuk does Ubichit rape you with season passes etc.

BigBallsMcgee
04-02-2018, 10:16 PM
no because its money well spent. I dont like to travel or do anything expensive. What else is my money supposed to do, sit there in my bank after I'm dead

RoroCwalker
04-03-2018, 01:29 AM
700$ for my first "legit" PC in 2008. 1000$ for my gaming PC in 2017. 400$ worth of games on Steam (bought through 50~75% sells).

2100$ in 10 years and I don't regret a single dollar.

Not to mention my current PC will last for a couple of years as well, so it's...let's say...2300$ in 13~15 years?

Been playing OSRS as a member for free since 2015 (when they released the bonds; buying membership with in-game money instead of real money).

I'm actually glad you made me realize this. I feel like the value I've put in is of much more value than I've thought. 2300$ for a 15 years experience? That's payed for in barely a month's worth of work at minimum salary here.

butwhowasfeel
04-03-2018, 01:47 AM
fkn lol @ spending money on video games














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Slurgie
04-03-2018, 02:36 AM
I don't do micro transactions so I probably spend 10x less than everyone else.

Feels good.

wings_unhinged
04-03-2018, 12:00 PM
That's like saying books aren't worth buying because it's just paper and cardboard. It's more than pixels brah. You wouldn't be wasting your time on it if that were the case.

I spend a lot of money on games and in-game items. And PC accessories. This is what I do in my spare time... might as well have fun.

Cha0tic
04-03-2018, 12:05 PM
The only time I look bck is randomly I think of this game Dmo(Digimon Masters online) where you can pay2win through the cash shop or buy gold to buy stuff you’d have to grind for. I spent easily over 200 back in the day on that get my favourite digimon etc..

hercules666
04-03-2018, 01:00 PM
Pretty sure I have spent about what many of my friends make in a year on video games and related stuff. I have too much disposable income for my own good.

Never getting married or having kids crew.
Life goals / 10








dude wtf

sooby
04-03-2018, 01:10 PM
used to play league of legends but I did spend $20 here and there on champions and skins. Don't think I spent any more than $100 over a few years of gaming which I guess is good.

Other games on the other hand I did spend quite a bit. I've probably spent maybe $200 bucks on in game items this past year? Not that much but still I consider it a lot based on it just being a video game.

gbullock32
04-03-2018, 01:14 PM
Life goals / 10








dude wtf

Good career.

GrimGram
04-03-2018, 01:23 PM
You're in the wrong section then bucko.



Your mind is blown that people spend money on games they enjoy? Do you spend money on things you enjoy? Ever buy a beer? Ever take your boyfriend out for a meal? Ever go to a concert? Buy a hoodie you liked? I could go on and on and on.

Mate I've probably spent thousands on video games. I'm talking about cosmetic items like skins. Also strong neg you salty bish

wisdommaster1
04-03-2018, 01:34 PM
probably a lot but its fun so its worth it to me.

Current PC - $2000
monitors - $500
keyboard/mouse/mic - $200
I only have about 60 games in my steam library though and I bet at least half of those if not more are free
I obviously play some games outside of steam though too, most mmo's, blizzard games

Zerafian
04-03-2018, 01:41 PM
IV been buying games, consoles, and PCs since 1999. When I got into high school my mom told me I had to earn my own money if I wanted to play video games, though she bought the consoles, I had to buy the games.

why would I waste my time looking back. Gaming is a hobby, Im not going to analyze my hobby and try to turn it into a negative, that would be so god damn stupid.