It’s Random Question Time, Again


I’ve got a random question for you, readers. I’d like you to leave your answers in the comments section below, if you would be so kind.

What games did you spend money on in October? Please list anything you might have bought, PC or console, budget or full price, DLC, subscription, or microtransaction.

Go!

636 Comments

  1. clownst0pper says:

    Metro 2033: £5 new on EBay… Would have bought on Steam but it was £30

    • Mudkipz says:

      I bought 2 copies of Metro2033 for 5 euros (at a retail shop about 2months ago, I traded one, and gave one to a friend as I had preordered the game before it came out on Steam.)
      I don’t think I have bought any games yet so far this October, going to buy Dogfighter though.

    • Sam says:

      You can add Metro 2033 to Steam wherever you buy it.

    • clownst0pper says:

      Can you? I didn’t know that :) I shall do it :)

    • Lewie Procter says:

      I actually just got Metro 2033 too. Amazon had it for a tenner, and I had £6 credit there. Came with a free copy of RFG too, but I’ve already played that on the 360.

      I also have got Civ5 and Alpha Protocol in pricing errors, costing £2.35 and £2.25 respectively.

      Empire: Total War and DogFighter in sales.

      I also swapped a spare license I had from a borderlands 4 pack for Arkham Asylum.

      Total spend ~£30/40

    • Huggster says:

      Metro 2033 is bound to your steam account anyway!
      I found out the hard way buying s/h from ebay. Got refund though.

    • Lewie Procter says:

      Oh, I ordered a copy of New Vegas for £18 too, that is currently being shipped to me though.

    • Lewie Procter says:

      And Outcast.

    • dancingcrab says:

      I bought Metro 2033 a little while ago for less than a tenner and was excited to discover it had RFG free with it.

      During October, I bought:

      L4D & L4D2 on Steam
      The Tales Of Monkey Island on Steam
      Outcast on GOG.com
      StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty (retail)

      Oh, and GOG.com gifted me Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games. Does that count?

    • Starky says:

      Tales of monkey island complete pack in a steam sale – and that’s it.

      Bought a LOT of games in September and have not played half of them yet.

    • Starky says:

      Oops didn’t mean to reply, oh well.

    • Unregistered User says:

      From Steam:
      Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
      Numen: Contest of Heroes
      Monkey Island Complete Pack (It sucks, I regret even spending the 5 bucks for it when on sale)

      From Good Old Games:
      Temple of Elemental Evil
      Planescape: Torment
      Outcast

      Steam stuff was all on sale, only thing I can say is that Telltale’s Monkey island series is that it just fails to capture the humor and atmosphere of the original series.

  2. Wubble69 says:

    MInecraft

    Monthly Warcraft Subscription

  3. Lilliput King says:

    Dogfighter, New Vegas, Fallout3 Goatee, Arcanum, Outcast, Arma 2.

    Some kind of consumer whore.

    • Rich says:

      Outcast? Good choice sir.

    • Coal says:

      If you’re like me then you’ll want Outcast to be fullscreen, this mod fixes that as well as letting you use a much higher resolution, can be demanding, I personally wouldn’t set it above 1024×768 as it looks a bit naff to me over that…

      link to gog.com
      (The mod also fixes one quest mission which is really handy!)

    • DrGonzo says:

      Dogfighter (which is quite fun, but has the worst soundtrack I’ve ever heard), Arcanum and Outcast for me aswell.

  4. Rich says:

    A shiny new 22″ widescreen LCD for my PC. Replaces the 10 year old 15″, 2 mile wide, 3 ton CRT that sat on my desk before.

    Also, Sword of the Stars: Complete Edition because although I’d bought SOTS as a download in September (I think), I wanted the add-ons and realised it’d be cheaper to by the whole lot again.
    Oh and Tales of Monkey Island.

    • chokoladenudlen says:

      Congratulations on the new monitor – that’s quite a leap in a single upgrade :)
      15” is almost so oldschool that you might even be able to sell your old monitor to some victorian/steampunk cosplayers :-P

  5. Seniath says:

    £8.99 for my WoW sub.

    Yeah, that’s pretty much it. I’ve spent my downtime catching up on the mountain of games I bought during the Steam Summer Sale.

  6. BooleanBob says:

    Tales of Monkey Island on Steam for a trivial amount of money in the sale.
    Batteries for a friend’s wii-mote.
    Um
    Probably going to pick up BB: Legendary, but because I’m a feckless internet user with the attention span of a [insert insect of preference here] I’m still awaiting one of the big gaming sites to tell me it’s available. Could just check the Cyanide site, or wikipedia, or amazon, but… no. Can’t be bothered, I’m afraid.

    • BooleanBob says:

      I lied; I could be arsed. Have just spent £17.99 with alarmingly little effort on a shiny new copy of BB.

  7. Blandford says:

    Fallout New Vegas.
    That’s it!

    • tomwaitsfornoman says:

      Same here. Bought it a second time as well, for the newly wed sibling.

  8. apsaps says:

    Four crate keys in TF2 :(

  9. Rinox says:

    – Fallout: New Vegas (PC)
    – 4 keys in the Mann Co store on TF2
    – was gifted Red Faction: Guerilla during the steam sale

    That’s it I think.

  10. Brumisator says:

    Nothing.
    I’m poor :'(

    • minipixel says:

      worry not :)
      a place to start looking for some

    • Mad Hamish says:

      Me too. Not the poor thing. Well I am poor I guess. But I’m poorer in time. I’m still playing games I bought months ago(hell, years ago, only just stopped playing Stalker). Do you people play all these games you buy? I bought Amnesia over a month ago and still haven’t been able to give it more that a few hours.

    • Sam says:

      Nothing, too. For reasons of time-poverty (and also, frankly, I’ve not seen anything I desperately need to have, either. I even seem to be immune to Minecraft’s lure…).

    • Sam says:

      Oh, but at the end of September, I bought some old PS2 games I’ve never played (MGS2, Viewtiful Joe, Devil May Cry) because they were exceptionally cheap. (This is the thing about consoles: there’s no real reason to buy a new one if you’re already massively “behind” in releases from the last generation…)

    • LionsPhil says:

      Nothing.
      I bought everything worth playing.

  11. DuckSauce says:

    Just Dogfighter with the €1,35 deal. Been keeping myself busy with League of Legends this month.
    The Ball is tempting though.

  12. tengblad says:

    Fallout: New Vegas (through G2Play.net. Is this considered morally questionable?)
    DogFighter (Steam Sale)
    Eternal Sonata, PS3 (Zavvi.co.uk sale)
    Valkyria Chronicles, PS3 (Zavvi.co.uk sale)
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, PS3 (Zavvi.co.uk Mega Monday sale)
    Vanquish, Xbox360 (Zavvi.co.uk Mega Monday sale)
    Fable 3, Xbox360 (Pre-order)
    Super Meat Boy, Xbox360 (XBLA sale/introductionary price cut)
    A crapload of iPhone games for 0.59£ a pop.

    And that’s only so far. I’m still planning on getting Rock Band 3 + the wireless keyboard this month. And maybe Enslaved: Journey to the West for the 360…

    • Rinox says:

      Jeez. You win the lottery or something? ;-) Most people I know with the money to spend on that many games work too much to get it to actually play them – and conversely, those who have the time don’t usually have the cash.

    • clownst0pper says:

      Do you actually work? (most likely due to the total cost of that lot) however no one can realistically play that lot. That’s ludicrous.

    • tengblad says:

      Yup, I have a job. At work right now. :-)

      What can I say, I buy the stuff I think is interesting and then play it whenever I have the time. I have a decent salary and don’t pay too much in rent so I have the money to spend. Not my fault October has been jam-packed with interesting releases!

    • Baboonanza says:

      In my experience I used to be able to work, afford as many games as I wanted and had time to play pretty much all of them, even while doing a lot of socialising. What changed?

      Girlfriend -> Small decrease in game time.
      Moved in with girfriend -> Massive decrease in game time.
      Bought house -> Substantial reduction in money and further decrease in game time.

      Now it might take me 3 months to get through a game like Fallout: NV.

      For the future:
      Children -> No game time, no money.

    • Baboonanza says:

      And te only game I’ve bought this month is DogFighter.

    • clownst0pper says:

      Baboonaza, stop copying my life! My girlfriend is wanting children, my game time is already on it’s arse!!

    • Huggster says:

      There is only one thing I prefer doing than games playing, so my SO always has the upper hand there.
      Games just cannot scratch that itch!

    • MajorManiac says:

      Baboonanza and clownst0pper,

      I’m in the same boat, although my baby is now 15 months old. Perhaps people like us should start a club or something.

    • Baboonanza says:

      We could start a club, but we wouldn’t have time to attand any meetings!

    • michaelar says:

      And here is our club’s official comic: link to penny-arcade.com

  13. Liquidated says:

    Nothing… been reading a lot more and playing Civ4 BTS Better Bug AI mod..

  14. President Weasel says:

    King’s Bounty Crossworlds (including Armoured Princesss) – that’s RPS’s fault
    Dogfighter – that’s RPS’s fault
    Blood Bowl legenday edition – that’s only tangentially RPS’s fault (blame the nice people of the forum)
    possibly a £10 donation for Dwarf Fortress, but I think that was actually September.

    Quiet month for me.

    Bob, it’s available to download from the Cyanide site, but the activation codes aren’t available yet. Midnight tonight, I think. It’s also available on Play for “bargains bargains, much cheapness”

  15. Kast says:

    Minecraft (online), Fallout New Vegas CE (Game store), Assassin’s Creed 2 (Steam), Civilisation V (Steam)

    All the above are PC and bought at full price.

  16. Crescend says:

    Haven’t bought anything, my steam list is still full of unfinished games from steams summer sales..

  17. Gap Gen says:

    I bought some ME2 DLC on a whim at the weekend. That’s about it.

  18. Laco says:

    25 iThing games totalling ~$30 (thanks to podgamer), GTAIV: Lost and Damned for 1600 MSP (360), Costume Quest for 1200 MSP (XBLA), Dogfighter, Shank & Deathspank totalling ~$26 (Steam).

  19. Alikchi says:

    I bought the Arma 2 Combined Operations pack with Operation Arrowhead. And a buddy gifted me Dogfighter.

  20. Lobotomist says:

    Fallout 3

  21. goatmonkey says:

    Dead Rising 2, Fallout New Vegas and Tales of Monkey Island

    I can’t seem to log in has anyone written a nice tutorial on how to it never seems to remember I am when I try to comment

  22. unwize says:

    Enslaved: Odyssey of the West – PS3
    Fallout: New Vegas – PC
    Vanquish – PS3

  23. Memphis-Ahn says:

    Arcanum, Outcast, The Polynomial. For now.

  24. Coren says:

    October was a slow month.

    Costume Quest on PSN, full price, but full price’s not all that much.
    Alpha Protocol on GreenManGaming when there was the misprice thing (would never have bought it otherwise)
    Bloody Good Time on pre-order @ D2D, for the full price of ~£4 .
    My girlfriend bought Raving Rabbids TV party for the WIi, does that count? I guess this counts as budget, even though it was as expensive as all the above games combined. It was much cheaper than at release, anyway.

    And I’m pretty sure that’s it.

  25. Schaulustiger says:

    Hmm, let me see…

    DeathSpank (Steam)
    Shank (Steam)
    Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic (Steam)
    Icewind Dale Complete (GOG.com)

    aaaaand…

    Puzzle Quest HD for the iPad. I have now played this title on four platforms (PSP, PC, dumbphone and iPad) and I still can’t get enough of it.

  26. Lord Uber Dowzen (from New Zealand) says:

    Baldur’s Gate

  27. dartt says:

    I’ve been good this month:

    A four pack of DogFighter.

    Might buy Super Meat Boy tonight.

  28. Moocher says:

    Was gifted a WoW sub card and minecraft.
    Bought Revenge of the Titans, Titan Attacks, Droid Assault, and Ultratron.

    Might as well list Dogfighter and AI War as well as I am terribly close to buying both.

  29. Sam Crisp says:

    I love answering questions!

    The Longest Journey and Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura from GOG.com
    Shank and DeathSpank on Steam
    – I don’t have an iPhone, but I gifted Spider: Secret of Bryce Manor and Bit.Trip Beat to a friend who has an iPod touch.

    Oh, and I’ll probably pick up DogFighter, but I’m waiting to see what else goes cheap in the THQ Steam sale. Quinns and others dissuaded me from getting New Vegas, although it was mostly because I’m trying to not buy games with upcoming exams.

    • Army of None says:

      So glad to see so many people are playing Arcanum. Such a great game!

  30. monkehhh says:

    Fallout New Vegas
    Super Meat Boy
    Costume Quest
    Microsoft points to buy Super Meat Boy and Costume Quest (magical currency!)
    Commandos Complete (2 quid!)

  31. Mike says:

    The Mass Effect 2 DLC – The Shadow Broker. Very good indeed! Due to uni I’m afraid that’s it.

  32. Lanthala says:

    * 4 copies of 4 Heroes of Light on the DS (one for a friend, one for me, one for husband, and one for sister-in-law)
    * $10 Kingdom of Loathing “donation” for the Familiar of the Month
    * WoW subscription
    * Xbox Live subscription

    There might have also been the purchase of an extra Xbox controller, but I honestly can’t remember whether that was October or September. They’re all blurred together in my head.

  33. AukonDK says:

    Galcon Fusion $10, L4D2 in the sale 5 quid and Minecraft!

  34. jon_hill987 says:

    Dogfighter for £1 +5p fun tax.
    Red Faction: Guerilla for whatever steam were charging on Monday.
    I spent some money in the F2P MMO Perfect World International as well.

    I probably would have bought New Vegas if it wasn’t for the fact that waiting for the Goatee Edition will be far better value for money than the £60 it will cost for the game and the DLC otherwise.

  35. Theory says:

    Men of Waaaar.

    “Guys. This is bad.”

  36. groovychainsaw says:

    Fallout new vegas (on the xbox), lost planet 2 (xbox), blood bowl legendary edition (PC), super meat boy (xbox), comic jumper (xbox), temple of elemental evil (PC), race for the galaxy (boardgame – bought due to RPS, i might add!)

    Not been a month for buying much on the PC for me (and also looks like an expensive month, looking back on it!). I got a good deal on fallout, and I enjoy playing it from a sofa, so xboxed it, even though it probably would look better on my pc, but i also think that famously buggy games will be more stable on console ?(easier to bug test due to single platform?). Lost planet I got for 1 euro from gamestop, so almost doesn’t count :-). Blood bowl – I run the divisions of death so thats a business expense ;-). Super meat boy is a lot of fun, as is comic jumper. They’d both be fine on pc, but i had some live points to spend NOW and they’re best with a joypad regardless of platform. I think thats it for this month?! Probably going to ease off on games for a bit. But I always say that and end up being swayed, so we’ll see – I wasn’t planning to get the new fallout game, for example, but a cheap price lured me in.

    • groovychainsaw says:

      Reading through the above comments, I also got alpha protocol from green man games for like £2.50 after a misprice (thought that was last month!) and I’ve bought a few iphone games for no more than 59p. Notably good purchases were stick golf and battle for wesnoth (bargain 200 hours of turn-based rpg-strategy on iphone for 59p?! Everyone should own this). :-)

  37. pimorte says:

    One TF2 key and a Pile O’ Gifts (22 or so dollars)

  38. netsukemonkey says:

    Minecraft
    STALKER Radioactive addition (and that because I just completed SoC and was totally blown away)
    Assassins Creed 2
    Dogfighter

    Oh – and looking at my Steam purchases it seems I went for Disciples II Gold which – if I’m honest – I’ll probably never play

  39. Maarten says:

    Some iPhone games (about 10 euro’s worth)

    TOMI on sale from Telltale
    L4D2 on Steam sale

    Alan Wake for 25
    Bionic Commando – 10 Euro

    XBL:
    Some DLC for Mass Effect 2 on sale
    Comic Jumper
    Hydrophobia
    Super Meat Boy
    Lara Croft: GoL

    Probably getting Fallout New Vegas next weekend as well.

    The only thing i actually played for more than half an hour is Lara Croft…. >_<

  40. Richard Beer says:

    Halo: Reach (XBox 360)
    Amnesia (PC)
    Dogfighter (PC)

    This despite my PC being in storage for the last 6 months and until the end of November!

  41. Phil H says:

    No PC for me this month (Planescape Torment just missed the cut):

    Enslaved $60 USD
    Vanquish $35
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow $30
    Angry Birds iPhone $1
    Magic Drop F $3

  42. Javier-de-Ass says:

    got retail box of NBA 2k11, on gamersgate I rebought fear2 (woho steamless fear2) and got guardians of graxia. icewinddale complete and templeofelementalevil from gog. and bought dcs a-10c warthog beta from dcs site. that’s it actually, my slowest month so far this year. will probably get a couple more games from gog before the weekend rolls around, and maybe a couple of things from the horror sale on gamersgate. probably darkness within 2, maybe cursed mountain or dark fall lost souls.

    • Javier-de-Ass says:

      *all pc of course

    • Javier-de-Ass says:

      oh and resubbed to iracing for three months a week or so ago. williams f1 car is supposed to be out tomorrow!

  43. Badger says:

    The Polynomial- release day
    Batman Arkam Asylyum- sale
    Monkey Island Complete Pack
    Oh, and a kindly friend bought me F1 as an early birhtday present

    All on Steam

  44. HunterJax says:

    Minecraft
    And got stuck into Eve online, bought my first months subscription.

  45. RiptoR says:

    Lots of 360 games (I’m moving to a new place this weekend, and I’ve got a brand new 360 waiting for me there), but also a couple of PC games.

    Xbox360 preowned:
    * Gears of War
    * Army of Two

    Xbox360 retail:
    * Alan Wake
    * Gears of War 2
    * Army of Two The 40th Day
    * Forza Motorsport 3
    * Final Fantasy XIII
    * Super Street Fighter IV
    * Red Dead Redemption
    * Ace Combat 6
    * X-Men Origins Wolverine
    * Guitar Hero Metallica (39,95 euro, instead of 100+ euro, on ibood a couple of days back)

    PC (disc):
    * Fallout New Vegas
    * Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Limited Edition
    * Darksiders Hellbook Edition

    PC (digital, steam)
    * Alien Breed 2
    * Men of War Gold
    * Dogfighter (well, actually won the game in the 2nd developer chat on irc, was the 3rd person of 900+ to answer correctly)

    I think I’m done buying games till 2013…

    • Rich says:

      So, where exactly do you live, and when will you next be out?

    • DrGonzo says:

      I think you’ll be buying a lot of games soon when you realise how crap most of those games are. To each their own I suppose.

  46. Subject 706 says:

    Haegemonia (GOG), missed this when it came out, heard it was good.

    Titan Quest + Immortal throne (Steam) sale, got both for 2,49 euro or something, usually not much for Diablo clones, but this was so cheap, and I’d heard it was sort of good.

    The Ball (Steam) thanks to you RPS.

    Unfortunately, my new aquarium and my soon-to-be-born child, are actively competing for resources with games purchases.

  47. Clockwork Peanut says:

    Lara Croft GOL (Steam, full price)
    Men of War (Steam, sale)
    Monkey Island Complete Pack (Steam, sale)
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Steam, full price)
    Dogfighter (Steam, sale)
    Minecraft

  48. Thomas says:

    Titan Quest Gold, Steam, 2,50€
    Dragon Age Complete Edition, sendit.com UK, about 21€

  49. mlaskus says:

    Steam:
    Dogfighter and Red Faction Guerrilla 6,34€
    Men of War: Gold Edition 7,49€

    GOG.com:
    EMPIRE EARTH: GOLD EDITION
    GROUND CONTROL + EXPANSION
    LORDS OF THE REALM: ROYAL EDITION
    GROUND CONTROL 2: OPERATION EXODUS SE
    EMPIRE EARTH 2 GOLD EDITION
    LORDS OF THE REALM 3

    • mlaskus says:

      Oh, I forgot to add that I bought all those games on sales.

      I also bought all Puppygames games, also on sales.
      Revenge of the Titans 50% off
      and the other three in a single pack for 5€ if I remember correctly

  50. id says:

    …hm. I bought absolutely nothing, as it turns out: I spent this month playing the backlog of things I owned but hadn’t finished (damn those sales on Steam!), and replaying a few old favorites. I did order the first episode of Telltale’s new Back to the Future game, but that was free, and it’s not out yet, so it doesn’t really count as an October purchase either way.

    Looking towards the end of the year, I’ve got New Vegas on my Christmas list, so I won’t be getting that ’til Dec. 24th at the earliest. I’ll probably get around to buying the Shadow Broker DLC for Mass Effect 2 in either November or December, depending on when I feel like reinstalling the game.