I probably did spend a good amount of money on stuff this Thanksgiving weekend, but I don’t feel all that enthusiastic about it. It might be because all the purchases I made were pretty predictable, and it might be because throughout this year I’ve felt such a big disconnect between the act of buying games and the act of playing them.
Last year a bunch of steep PC gaming discounts caught me totally off-guard, and I ended up spending those weeks playing great games I hadn’t expected to so soon like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4. That’s what this season should be all about. It effectively brought back the feeling of being surprised for Christmas or something. This year I bought a bunch of games I’d been waiting to see go on sale beforehand and I don’t know when I’ll actually get around to playing them. Continue reading