Just over two years ago, I came up with the £25 Game Challenge. In summary, it was a rule preventing me from paying over £25 for any game.
So the time has come to update the challenge. Looking at every game I’ve bought in the last year or so, not a single one has cost me more than £20. Why not, then, drop the limit to £20? It should be perfectly do-able, right?
Lets hope so!
Here’s the rules, recycled from last time:
I will no longer pay more than £20 for a game.
Hopefully the pay-offs will be three-fold:
- I will save money (obviously)
- I will, in a very small way, be protesting about the high cost of games
- I won’t buy so many launch-day games that I don’t play for months
The latter in particular is a big thing. If I pay £40 at launch, and then don’t play it for six months, the chances are the price will have come down. OK, so I run the risk of never actually buying the game, but that’s better than the risk of buying it and never actually playing it, yes?
However, there will be some exceptions to this £20 Rule:
- If I have loyalty points, gift vouchers, store credit, etc. then these don’t count in the £20.
- If the game is, say, £25, but is in a “2 for £40” offer, then the price counts as £20 if I buy both.
- For games that include extra hardware (Guitar Hero, for example) I am allowed to pay over £20, but never full price.
- Any postage costs are not part of the £20.
So, anyone fancy joining me in The £20 Game Challenge?