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Offline jamus34

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Viral purchases
« on: March 13, 2020, 01:21:55 PM »
So is anyone planning on buying anything (regardless of pricing or potential sale) as the nation prepares to hunker down for the next 2-4 weeks? 

Been waiting for Outer Worlds to hit steam. Might break down and get on Epic.

If not that might grab Civ 6 expansions.
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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2020, 01:28:01 PM »
Haha!  Good idea for a thread.  I'm not planning on getting anything but if any item on my wishlist goes on sale it would be nice if it did so during a mandatory quarantine.   :)
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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2020, 01:29:10 PM »
I've probably got a dozen games that got good reviews that I haven't touched yet.  Doubt I need more.

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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2020, 02:19:45 PM »
So is anyone planning on buying anything (regardless of pricing or potential sale) as the nation prepares to hunker down for the next 2-4 weeks? 

Been waiting for Outer Worlds to hit steam. Might break down and get on Epic.

If not that might grab Civ 6 expansions.

Funny you should ask. In my ongoing effort to justify a full purchase new game, I realized with the virus stuff going on my wife and I are not eating out at restaurants or going to the movie theaters so that alone should justify getting Tiller's Panzer Battles North Africa 1941 at $39.99.   

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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020, 02:24:30 PM »
I bought the new Midway movie on DVD.

I also bought the first complete season of Doom Patrol that I'm watching with my wife.

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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 03:38:51 PM »
I blew all my gaming money on a new watch.   ::)

But...I have a pretty significant backlog of games, and then there's always that WitP:AE modding I was thinking of doing...
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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 05:12:26 PM »
^I am shocked and appalled.
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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2020, 07:12:56 PM »
Toonces, what did you buy?

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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2020, 07:26:50 PM »
I bought a vintage Citizen Aqualand dive watch from ebay.  I'm pretty stoked; I've been looking for this version at the right price for a while now.

"If you had a chance, right now, to go back in time and stop Hitler, wouldn't you do it?  I mean, I personally wouldn't stop him because I think he's awesome." - Eric Cartman

"Does a watch list mean you are being watched or is it a come on to Toonces?" - Biggs

"Maybe the slightly sullen look is blaming you for making her feel dirty, wanting to be hot. Yes, it's your fault." - Biggs (again)

"That's what you get when you are getting older and less sober as I am." - SirAndrewD

"Toonces Drunk - (adj) Tooh-nsays Dru-nk Descr:  Smash into a room, insult all your friends, fall asleep for 2 days, naked, face down wearing nothing but ALL your watches on one arm."  - UCG

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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2020, 07:44:20 PM »
It doesn't seem to have many app icon showing on the home screen...
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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2020, 08:17:59 PM »
That is a watch of a Real Man[tm].
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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2020, 08:28:16 PM »
Staggerwing, you make Toonces sad.   :-\

"If you had a chance, right now, to go back in time and stop Hitler, wouldn't you do it?  I mean, I personally wouldn't stop him because I think he's awesome." - Eric Cartman

"Does a watch list mean you are being watched or is it a come on to Toonces?" - Biggs

"Maybe the slightly sullen look is blaming you for making her feel dirty, wanting to be hot. Yes, it's your fault." - Biggs (again)

"That's what you get when you are getting older and less sober as I am." - SirAndrewD

"Toonces Drunk - (adj) Tooh-nsays Dru-nk Descr:  Smash into a room, insult all your friends, fall asleep for 2 days, naked, face down wearing nothing but ALL your watches on one arm."  - UCG

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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2020, 11:05:54 PM »
I hope the watch makes you happy for many years to come.

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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2020, 05:03:33 AM »
The one possession my dad had that he treasured most was a vintage Rolex he got sometime in the 1970s. He loved that god damn watch and wore it to the day he died.
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Re: Viral purchases
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2020, 07:38:38 AM »
I suspect it may be more than 2 - 4 weeks. Fortunately I find myself spectacularly equipped* for potential isolation. All of Chernobyl and half of Gomorrah mini-series to watch, and an ongoing project to print out all of the 2019/20 NFL teams to play updated Statis Pro to fill the NFL off-season.
Only downside (aside from widespread economic chaos & unprecedented health threat) is it looks like the family's April holiday in Spain may be doomed. Bummer.

Roll on summer.

*...plus of course the 20+ Steam "bargains" I've not played yet :-)
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