Weekend Debate: What would you sacrifice in the name of gaming? (update)

The Weekend Debate

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for taking part this week. The following five posters each win a download voucher for Soul Sacrifice: benzopil, ShadowFlex, Siegririth, Zapffe and Gincairn. Congratulations! We’ll deliver your codes via a PM to your IDs on the official forum. Everyone else – better luck next time!

ORIGINAL POST: First things first, apologies for the delay in announcing last week’s winners. Better late than never, here they are: DsonicX, silmorat1, hfred123 and AeonsDead. Congratulations – we’ll be in touch via a PM to your ID on the official forums to arrange delivery of your prizes.

Now, on to this week’s topic. I spent three excruciating hours sat on a broken-down train earlier this week *cue violins* and the only thing that kept me from losing my mind was Soul Sacrifice – legendary designer Keiji Inafune’s hugely enjoyable beast-battling epic for PS Vita. Duly, that’s where today’s debate finds inspiration.

Answer me this: What would you sacrifice for your hobby, and where would you draw the line?

Would you forego hot meals for a week, in return for GTA5? Your daily Starbucks coffee quota for a month for a PS4? Save your train fare and walk to work for The Last of Us? Let me know where your boundaries lie, and what you’ve given up in the past in the name of gaming.

Your prize? A download voucher for Soul Sacrifice, naturally. I’ve got five to give away to the most entertaining responses. Good luck!

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toxic-inferno 10 May, 2013 @ 6:07 pm   1

Congratulations to last weeks winners!

Fred: Any news on the PS3 copies of Sly from the Weekend Debate about a month ago? Sorry to keep asking, it’s just been a while since I’ve heard anything.

Nightmare966 10 May, 2013 @ 6:08 pm   2

I’ve already sacrificed many (although not major) things for my hobby. 5 years ago, I sacrificed buying anything, going out with my friends, or going to the cinema just to get my first PS3. Shoot, even nowadays I sometimes have to stop myself from some things because otherwise I just can’t afford a new game 😛 Why eat a big, nice pizza when I can save 7€ to get a game and eat a sandwhich at home? 😛

GANTZn00b 10 May, 2013 @ 6:12 pm   3

i would sacrifice the unwanted but forced sinsgtar icon on our xmb for customer satisfaction of the users

Gold-kaiser 10 May, 2013 @ 6:12 pm   4

I would gladly*ahem* i mean sadly sacrifice my younger sister and gain greater playing time 🙂

Khaytaah 10 May, 2013 @ 6:13 pm   5

I quit smoking for the my first year subscription of Plus! True story!

superJCwarrior 10 May, 2013 @ 6:15 pm   6

I would listen to an album of Justin Bieber for a few hours with Beyond: Two Souls, damn why that game have to look so good, on second thoughts I doubt I’d last through the first song.

gamefan96 10 May, 2013 @ 6:19 pm   7

i would sacrifice my munny 2 buy games and condition becous i play too much games lol and i would xros the line to school famelie ectra becous ita importand lolololollol

XcaoSooner 10 May, 2013 @ 6:20 pm   8

“What would you sacrifice for your hobby, and where would you draw the line?”


First, because playing games is not a sacrifice; it’s a pleasure and a form of self-improvement(dependent on *what* you choose to play, sure, but the point is that there are games geared towards that goal).

Second, because gaming is the perfect companion for a well-lived life. There’s no need to sacrifice anything. Work hard, read, exercise, see movies, play games; it’s entirely possible to do all of these and be a better person.

Gaming is healthy. Let’s keep on gaming, then!

ChazzH69 10 May, 2013 @ 6:22 pm   9

After reading the insane unthinkable replies so far, some are just not possible, looking at you nu.6 superJCwarrior. Pure Madness.

I would Sacrifice my brothers console (sounds like ADBox TreeSucksTea) and his games for Soul Sacrifice. I know that’s only about half of what I’d need, but the thought is there!

Shibalan 10 May, 2013 @ 6:22 pm   10

I would sacrifice everything except my thumbs. Because it’s damn hard to play without thumbs.

Mark917 10 May, 2013 @ 6:23 pm   11

The sacrifice that I made was unbelievabely tough. I still have nightmares about it to this very day. The melacholious moment will forever rest in my mind.

When I lost him, I couldn’t hear any screams, but there was still a cacophony of sounds of pain running through my head,

Having to stomach down watching a friend burn in fire like that is sick and unbearable.

To this day I will not forget the evils of the Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System, and I will not forget what it made me do to my friend. My dear friend, Companion Cube.
Rest in peace, Companion Cube. Rest in peace.

Mark917 10 May, 2013 @ 6:24 pm   12

(Pt 2)

… But it was SO worth it to complete Portal.

Wraith_Bringer 10 May, 2013 @ 6:25 pm   13

Definitely my social life. I’d so happily press and hold R until all I had left was my Vita and PS3… And hopefully a copy of Soul Sacrifice.

toxic-inferno 10 May, 2013 @ 6:31 pm   14

I think something that almost ALL of us have sacrificed for our gaming hobby is sleep; all those nights where you know you’re tired, but just can’t let yourself go to bed, because you just want to play one more level! Happened to me multiple times a week during my first year at university…

There are several things I’d never give up for gaming though, including the precious little time I get to spend with my girlfriend… FORTUNATELY, she is a keen gamer too, so I don’t HAVE to sacrifice it!

toxic-inferno 10 May, 2013 @ 6:38 pm   15

@ Khaytaah (number 5)

That’s amazing! I can see the adverts now: “PlayStation Plus, better than a nicotine patch, anyday.”

Big kudos to you!

Thane64 10 May, 2013 @ 6:43 pm   16

I would sacrifice my Vita to play Soul Sacrifice.


dogwalker4000 10 May, 2013 @ 6:44 pm   17

I wouldn’t sacrifice anything for my gaming habit (other than sleep of course), it’s a hobby after all and is only really done when I have the time.

I get great enjoyment out of this hobby of ours but other things come first, food, kids, rent and of course…the missus. Keeping her happy is hard work sometimes so gaming isn’t a priority and even if it was I’m not sure what sort of person I would be.

Serious answer…forgot these things were supposed to be fun. 😉

fauxtronic 10 May, 2013 @ 6:44 pm   18

I would sacrifice twenty disc based PS3 games to be rid of that Singspam icon, but I imagine that won’t win me any prizes.

RagingAvatar 10 May, 2013 @ 6:48 pm   19

Genuinely, I sacrificed my TV licence and gave up watching TV for gaming.
Back at university I realised that TV was cutting into my gaming time and cancelled my TV license.
That was 9 years ago – it’s been just gaming for me ever since. 🙂


Id sacrifice sleep to get some extra gaming in without upseting the missus

silent_strike95 10 May, 2013 @ 6:52 pm   21

I would sacrifice 7 of the finest goats money can buy as a tribute to the mighty gaming gods.

But on a serious note, the most I’ve sacrificed would be my dignity.
Sometimes when money is short you gotta do what it takes to get some luxuries, but I never saw myself dancing in the park like an idiot in order to raise the last £10 needed for my next purchase.

It was 100% worth it.

Fredchr 10 May, 2013 @ 6:55 pm   22

I would sacrifice the most common things. Time and money. I would sacrifice my sleep to get the PS4 or any game in for that matter.

theskillzy 10 May, 2013 @ 6:57 pm   23

Money for my ps plus subscription and games my old broadband provider who thought slowing me down for annihilating my usage was funny…. and the biggest sacrifice … having my girlfriend freaking out because im to busy “blasting on fools” or kicking some guys teeth in on mortal kombat to give a crap about some chick program i couldn’t care less about

DoYouLikeMyID 10 May, 2013 @ 6:59 pm   24

Okay so what have I sacrificed for gaming? Well, 10 years ago (When I was 8), I had exactly 3050 DKK. (Danish money) Anyway, I wanted a PS2, but in order to really be able to play on it as I pleased, I knew I would have to get my own TV as well. So I found out that a PS2 would cost 2000 DKK, and a TV would cost 1000 DKK, so in total that would be 3000 DKK. So I pretty much spent all my money to be able to play on a PS2.

The fun part is, I only had 50 DKK remaining after that (about 5 £), so I couldn’t afford a single game for my new PS2! So I was just playing all the games on the demo-disk over and over and over for 3 months. Good times! XD

My favourite PS2 game is definately Kingdom Hearts 2, and speaking of which, I would kill for Kingdom Hearts 3… Like literally, I would commit murder. I’ve been waiting for that game for 8 years! Okay, so maybe I wouldn’t exactly commit murder…

Okay then, I would FIGURATIVELY kill for Kingdom Hearts 3. My point is, I really want that game, and I’m prepared to sacrifice for it.

jimbob12345678 10 May, 2013 @ 7:07 pm   25

Ive not needed to sacrifice anything to be able to actually buy a game but have sacrificed so damn much to try and keep up with all the releases. I pretty much never socialize other than at work, I refuse to allow myself a food break until I’ve gotten a certain grindy trophy I’m after and don’t even get me started on my sleep scedule. Lets just say I’ve earned my fair share of platinum trophies at 4am 😉

My gaming backlog is HUGE nowadays, even for PS3 games, (which I put say 90%+ of my free time into) and every time I start to catch up another batch of awsome titles are released or announced. It puts me in such a conflicting state, to the point where I’m actually glad when the ‘summer games drought’ rolls around.

Starting today I actually have 9 solid days off work (good timing with Persona 4 Arena by me :D) which means I wont see daylight for some time now. But I know already that in that time Ill probably only get through 2 or 3 games max, which is not enough.

Id give both legs for a time machine, I mean who needs em. I can order my games online anyway 😉

james_agent 10 May, 2013 @ 7:11 pm   26

I didn’t ever get to make any major trade-off in personal life in order to be able to play games that I wanted.I mostly have to live on a tighter budget with other forms of entertainment.Not all that many movies or books and those that I get are again on sales and so on.I usually have to wait a good amount of time after a game’s release for a price drop (otherwise I can’t afford). But occasionally it hindered my balance in education and high school.
I have made some sacrifices,but life is a journey of give and take,right?

PIREDERAS 10 May, 2013 @ 7:13 pm   27

I would sacrifice my wallet! [Actually, I already have done this for my beloved hobby!!!…]

Where would I draw the line? That would have to be the point where the damn wallet gets empty!!!

procion 10 May, 2013 @ 7:14 pm   28

Given the title, my humanity, but failing that, my 1982 Nintendo DonkeyKomg that still has its box…

Masonish 10 May, 2013 @ 7:17 pm   29

I’d sacrifice my Non-Sony gaming device <3

Lcslick 10 May, 2013 @ 7:17 pm   30

I sacrificed alot of my study time at uni to play games… which essentially means i may have potentially sacrificed a part of my degree…. not very proud of that one.

However I would sacrifice watching any kind of anime or manga for a ps4…. but only for a few months since i don’t think i could live without knowing whats going on in one piece. But i would draw the line on sacrificing the next episode of game of thrones.. that is simply asking too much.

KALofKRYPTON 10 May, 2013 @ 7:19 pm   31

I’d Sacrifice Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, the Molineaux and possibly even Asda. Twice.

VaVeTi 10 May, 2013 @ 7:20 pm   32

i would sacrifice ps mobile and the good service from sony and the non racial acts from sony

oh w8 in my country we dont have ps mobile the sony service sucks and sony are the biggest racists i have ever seen with only the us and the uk

so i wont sacrifice anything becouse sony is hunting me to the xbox so no ps4 for me (and yes all the gaming consoles i have have the sony brand on them from ps1 to ps3 and psp/go/vita)

ten-bucks 10 May, 2013 @ 7:22 pm   33

i would sacrafice my wife. gaming gives me pleasure 365 days a year, it beats once a month and our anniversary

ShadowFlex 10 May, 2013 @ 7:23 pm   34

His name is Jack.

He is one year, four months, twenty five days, five hours and thirty five minutes old. He has most of his teeth, full head of hair and has been trained to respect animals. His vocabulary is weak I’ll admit however he knows his essential words like “Daddy” “PlayStation” and of course “Finish him”.

I’ll admit I have grown fond of the lad over the past year or so, changing a damp arse can have that bonding effect. He’ll understand; we both know what needs to be done. Sure one day he may come after me seeking revenge with his clan of highly adaptable and vicious spider monkeys. However by then I would hope to be mostly finished with Soul Sacrifice and could die content in the knowledge that the game totally lived up to the demo. Unless of course DLC was about to get released, then we could be talking father-son conflict of star wars proportions.

I would have to tell his mother… Scary thought. Perhaps you guys could right her a letter? As I would be leaving the country.

This is what I’ll sacrifice to you oh PlayStation blog eu.

Stonesthrow 10 May, 2013 @ 7:24 pm   35

Well I guess I sacrifice a lot for this hobby, although for me it’s much more of a passion than a mere hobby. Financially it takes a fairly big bite if you’re a hardcore gamer that wants his hard and software on launch. As one of my few passions a lot goes towards it but it’s well spent because I can’t think of much else that can keep me this interested. It has some of that whimsy like when you’re discovering all about the world as a child, and makes me both nostalgic and excited for what the future may bring.
It also takes up much of your time although I would hardly call that a sacrifice, provided you’re playing good games. And ofcourse sleep deprivation, the loss of physical activity and in my case, actual social contact, are sarcrifices I’m willing to make. At one point I think it may have somewhat led to the downfall of a relationship too, as my ex wanted too much attention when San Andreas had just released. Non gamer girls just don’t understand..

FRANKIEdk 10 May, 2013 @ 7:29 pm   36

i was so pumped for bioshock. but didn’t have the money at the time it got released.

but after seeing the reviews and hearing EVERYBODY talking about it. I decided to sacrifice the well-being of my motorcycle!!
had to wait til next payday to change the olie on the beast!

but it doesn’t matter haven’t had much time to ride, with all the great games ps plus is giving me!!

Tsubaki_14 10 May, 2013 @ 7:30 pm   37

haha I’m always sacrificing things like going out to the movies, shopping for clothes or other things, or simply eating out just to save up enough for this game or that, recently been getting quite a few limited editions to boot and I’m leaving everything else to dry because I have a very limited income xD I wouldn’t care to change this anytime soon though 😀 I tried didn’t work! lol

FrkChaDK 10 May, 2013 @ 7:32 pm   38

yearh my boyfreind is FRANKIEdk.
would totally sacrifice that dude to have the ps3 and vita for myself!

ten-bucks 10 May, 2013 @ 7:34 pm   39

i would once again sacrafice my dignity. i’d wear the full s+m kit, gimp mask with the little mouth zip balls and chains to get my hands on BEYOND 2 SOULS. my first time i sacraficed my dignity i went to the sperm donation clinic on a monday and thursday, at £10 a time it helped buy games and it got me hooked up to broadband to play shooting games online. thats why my online name is ten-bucks

Demonicspawn 10 May, 2013 @ 7:36 pm   40

I would love to sacrifice the time which my girlfriend has allotted me to do my house work in to game to much to do so little time to game 🙁

benzopil 10 May, 2013 @ 7:36 pm   41

2013 really is a year of sacrifice for me. I had a lot of plans for Summer and Fall, but — BAM! — Playstation 4. New games, new experiences, new gamepad, and I can play all new games on my lovely Vita.

So first of all I stopped smoking — great economy and now I don’t need to pay lots of money every month. It was hard, but necessary. Secondly I’ll not buy a new tablet despite of that I want to make a great gift for myself on Birthday. PS4 will be better gift because I was waiting for it for so long.

I’m going to work on Summer because I need tons of money for PS4, new games and of course new TV. It’s really a sacrifice because I was going to spend this Summer far away from Russia, but looks like these plans will be transferred to next year. I think I’ll find two jobs and mix day and night shifts.

So these are my sacrifices for a name of gaming. Mainly because of next generation and games I already want to play on PS4 (and Vita): Knack, Killzone, inFamous, Watch Dogs and other titles which we’ll see on E3 and Gamescom.

crusher915 10 May, 2013 @ 7:37 pm   42

I would sacrifice clean underpants for a month for the PS4*, it will be hard living with the skid marks though…

*disclosure I’m ready when you give me the signal…

Mahatma_Andhi 10 May, 2013 @ 7:37 pm   43

I’d give my right arm to win…

ten-bucks 10 May, 2013 @ 7:39 pm   44

oh and its playstation and gaming, THERE IS NO FRICKING LINE

ten-bucks 10 May, 2013 @ 7:41 pm   45


Solid_Snake1987 10 May, 2013 @ 7:53 pm   46

I’ll sacrifice other people and I won’t be drawing the line – the crime scene investigators will be! 😈

Probably not wise to give away my plan though…

Lunastra78 10 May, 2013 @ 8:02 pm   47

I’d sacrifice my own health by entering the ring with Jon Jones(Light heavyweight* UFC champion), if that was the only way for me to get to play Dark Souls 2.

Hopefully, after I wake up from the coma sometime in 2018, there will be enough life left in me to play the damn game before I slip back into a coma again.

I’d put the sacrificial limit at anything that involves balancing on ropes/logs etc over great heights. Especially if I had to do so whilst wearing some kind of tight, purple circus costume.

I would do anything for love but I won’t do that.

skatepunk36 10 May, 2013 @ 8:04 pm   48

after a couple of years with just few gaming, it now as big part in my life again as its perfect for me to relax after my rather stressfull job, so what would I sacrifice a lot…

as a sacrife would need to “hurt” – I would quit smoking for gaming and not watch season 4 of the walking dead and maybe even give up coffee… also thats hard

sorathesavior 10 May, 2013 @ 8:22 pm   49

I would personally give up my whole games collection for 6 months in return for a PS4 and Killzone: Shadow Fall.

theskillzy 10 May, 2013 @ 8:22 pm   50

@shadowflex … best answer yet enjoy your free game

Siegririth 10 May, 2013 @ 8:23 pm   51

I’d sacrifice this broccoli I have before me, but not the steak and potatoes! Oh no sir, that’s where I draw the line! *Stuffs face*

Serious answer: my social life, as I have none already! Har Har Har!

*Goes back to playing Soul Sacrifice teary-eyed*

solarwind12 10 May, 2013 @ 8:28 pm   52

Sacrifice, yeah, got the candles the altar, red robes and all symbols ready, now where can i find a young lady with intact.. oops family blog, best stop there, evil lurking laugh.. hahahaha..

Fred, it’s very hard to answer your questions in weekend debates, will leave you with, ‘one mans sacrifice is another mans duty’. thats my way of saying ‘what exactly does X sacrifice mean, example, i would give up sleep.. But if i am insomiac is That a big deal.. This ‘weekend debate’ really does have potential.. i have to say it is (sadly) rarely fully utilised.

JamesBoyce 10 May, 2013 @ 8:34 pm   53

I’d sacrifice my Capital Gold Soul Classics and Soul Legends Double CD Collections…

Wait, what? Not that kind of Soul? Oh…

/Leaves to Download Demo/

chrisboers 10 May, 2013 @ 9:19 pm   54

As a working dad, I sacrifice one of the most scarce things I have: TIME! My working hours take up most of my waking time, and my wife and son are constant reminders that I (have to) spend time on them. As a result, I am restricted to playing games in the after-hours. Late in the evening/night, and early morning. ‘Fortunately’, my three year old son is a very early riser (almost always up at six), so when he is awake, and watches some cartoons, I can squeeze in an an hour or two of gameplay.
On other occasions, my Vita comes to the resque! Babysitting my son when he goes to bed? VITA! Last minutes before bedtime? VITA! Toilet break? VITA! (Although I probably shouldn’t mention that last one).
In effect, the Vita currently gets more game-time than my PS3, and with it’s wide variety of games, I am never without something to do. Quick game for a few minutes? TOM Blitz! Want some leasurely reading? Virtue’s Last Reward! One thing I’m missing right now, is a hack ‘n slash game, you know what I mean?? 😉

sabi8600 10 May, 2013 @ 9:32 pm   55

I did actually sacrifice buying any games or anything else for a year, and my PS2. When I bought my first PS3. Although I actually first sold my PS2 a couple of days before I bought my PS3.

I didn’t even get anthing else than money for my birthday or christmas.

SoulsForFood 10 May, 2013 @ 9:38 pm   56

First Person shooters, in my opinion they ruined gaming not because they’re bad games, I mean don’t get me wrong who doesn’t like Zombies? but they’re so mindless and boring,I want to see a game thats new and unique, first game I’m gonna play on PS4? Knack, obviously! it looks so coll! its really original and looks awesome, congratulations Mr Mark Cerny and all of the people who worked on Knack!

ALF1E__ 10 May, 2013 @ 9:38 pm   57

I would be prepared to sacrifice fast food and alcohol, they are the two things I enjoy almost as much as gaming.

XboxDave360 10 May, 2013 @ 10:07 pm   58

i would sacrifice my girlfriend, now that would give more time

Spiroth 10 May, 2013 @ 10:13 pm   59

I really wouldn’t replace gaming with any other hobby.
So, I’d sacrifice anything, except people.

The biggest sacrifice is me. I was shaped by gaming while growing up, my personality was shaped by gaming.

So, essentialy I sacrificed everything that my personality was going to be if gaming didn’t exist.

silmorat1 10 May, 2013 @ 10:17 pm   60

i would sacrifice my skyrim game all those hours

I would just sacrifice my brothers arms so that he lets me play rather that him crying like a girl…and also sacrifice my legs on order to get a paid sick leave…to play my game and buy new ones too :p

Note : im not intrested much in motion games 😉

sabien29 10 May, 2013 @ 10:42 pm   62

Now sacrifice is a difficult word. The meaning is ambiguous. It means giving up on something you love to gain something else. So find the thing you love and then give it away for a piece of technology which will give you 40 hours of gameplay at most.

Where you draw the line is up to you, personally I’m not a fan or human sacrifices or of giving up my modesty or my beliefs. Yet I would give up sleep or as my brother and boyfriend would be please to know, SOUR CREAM AND ONION PRINGLES. I live off these and would give them up for time on a game and to collect all the trophies.

cactus07 10 May, 2013 @ 10:45 pm   63

I would sacrifice a night sleep. Tiredness gets you at 2 PM, just sleep a bit longer and it’s okay. You got to make sacrifices while you’re playing games. I’d would like to make sacrifices in the game as well.

Assault-XI 10 May, 2013 @ 10:52 pm   64

I sacrificed going to the toilet during my attempt at the epic 24H Nurburgring race on GT5.

I lost the race, and I lost my bladder.

Tangerineroach 10 May, 2013 @ 11:00 pm   65

I would eat out of a dumpster, take long walks instead of using public communication… Actually, I did just that. Probably the biggest sacrifice, though, is cutting back on music equipment. Im a musician, but despite my love for auditory expression I didn’t even change strings on my bass guitar for like two years. The current set cut my fingers with its rusty spikes several times, and it sounds like a double bass already(high frequencies are gone)… But what can I do, my strings of choice cost almost as much as a new game. And I just know I’ve got to buy games. I live on games. The Last of Us will be my next day 1 purchase, but then I have to save for a PS4 with a nice batch of launch titles(and as far as I know, there will be a lot of great ones). Until then, PS Plus is what will keep me going.

Shinoda_2qx 10 May, 2013 @ 11:02 pm   66

What have I sacrificed? Hours, and a lot of them! 1018 hours on Killzone 2 alone! What would I sacrifice? Uh, how about you take my student loan debts, chores, painfully annoying manager, 95 percent of public travelers, and all those annoying distant relatives that never remember your birthday but are always the first one on the phone demanding to know where their presents are when you miss theirs! In return, I’ll take all the gaming you can throw at me, fair trade, right? 😀

toxic-inferno 10 May, 2013 @ 11:29 pm   67

@ my girlfriend, sabien29 (#59) – the one I would NEVER give up for games.

PLEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEEE give up Sour Cream and Onion Pringles. Please, please, please. I will give you games. 😛

What would you sacrifice for your hobby, and where would you draw the line?

I would sacrifice selling everything just to enjoy my hobby and then try and find more space for my hobby to grow more…

and I would darw the line by not letting any1 know about it and keep it a serect from them…

polynski 11 May, 2013 @ 12:17 am   69

i would take a leaf out of that abraham fellas book and sacrifice a sheep

FullAutoNoob 11 May, 2013 @ 12:20 am   70

I’d sacrafice myself within soul sacrafice to play soul sacrafice (bit of a mind twister) :p I’d draw the line at my education, as yes I love gaming with a passion but I have my whole life to do this…right back to my revision 🙁

P.s I played the demo of soul sacrafice what a masterpiece it is! Good luck to you all. 😀

BluSpykz 11 May, 2013 @ 12:25 am   71

There is no greater sacrifice in the world, than Jedward. But I think I’d need TWO R buttons, or face dire consequences (in the form of a greatest hits album)

VarHyid 11 May, 2013 @ 12:26 am   72

I would sacrifice… my soul. Because “deep down inside I serve one master, one king, and his name is gaming! Forever may he reign!”

WELSHDRAGON_74 11 May, 2013 @ 12:32 am   73

I quit smoking back in the day when the ps3 was born so I could afford to buy a brand spanking ps3 from choices now blockbusters here in the uk at 599.99p… so who says gaming aint healthy 🙂

thatrademarc 11 May, 2013 @ 12:42 am   74

I would sacrifice not playing my Vita for a month, which means I won’t get to finish the last few months of Persona 4 Golden, cloud sync all the Sound Shapes trophies I’ve earned on PS3, tackle the hard levels in escapeVektor or maintain my consistent brain level in Smart As.

I would do this to have The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy Versus XIII be released, with them both magically downloaded and installed on my PS3.

Dermado 11 May, 2013 @ 12:46 am   75

PSEE. And anyone that disagrees is wrong.
No I know this wont win. But, you are awful.

THEDAZ-3000 11 May, 2013 @ 12:51 am   76

My left nut, hell take Em both they served their purpose,They gave me great kids now they can get me that great game 🙂

hfred123 11 May, 2013 @ 12:56 am   77

I would sacrifice both my pinky toes, because pinky toes bring you nothing but misery. They are hiding halfway on top of the fourth toe, making sure it can rest while your other toes help you maintain your balance. Then every now and then it likes to wage war against the foot of tables, knowing full well that I will be collateral damage.

Well, pinky toe. I’ve had it with you and your sinnister activities. I’m sacrificing you for Soul Sacrifice. Good riddance.

Wild--Waller 11 May, 2013 @ 1:58 am   78

I wont say what I would sacrifice but what I’m actually sacrificing: a lot of study… and my parents aren’t really happy.

goldgin 11 May, 2013 @ 2:14 am   79

Gamers, me in particular, follow irregular sleeping schedules. The wife hates this.
Married gamers? less time for gaming during the day. I for example discover my best gaming moments after midnight. The wife hates this.
I consider myself lucky to have a job that permits me to wake up later in the day to compensate for that. The wife hates this.

I would therefore make my wife happy for once, or left wondering, for I would sacrifice my beloved, irregular sleeping schedule for a month. Yes dear, I will sleep before midnight, I will wake up early, I WILL refuse those late night calls for online Fifa, CoD and Falcon BMS for an entire month.

I would sacrifice gaming for gaming…. for there’s nothing more important, or nothing less trivial a gamer’s got to lose… than gaming itself.

Project2insanity 11 May, 2013 @ 2:20 am   80

What I would sacrifice and where I would draw the line are one and the same- my health. Years ago now but when Micro Machines V3 was released, I kinda overdid it. Went too long without food, water or rest and ended up bed ridden for a day. Those warnings about stop playing when feeling unwell aren’t kidding… Still, the reason why I now draw the line there is that recuperating takes up too much game time. I also learned from then to utilise snacks. ^^

monoliet 11 May, 2013 @ 3:03 am   81

giving leser mony to game devlopers who are to arrogantly + are asking to hij prises !
to buy other lovely games .

disco110 11 May, 2013 @ 3:24 am   82

I would sacrifice, using a toilet to play video games if i had to. But I would draw the line at no longer watching star trek.

divebilly 11 May, 2013 @ 3:42 am   83

Not a ‘would,’ more of a ‘I do already’ tale.

Being a new proud Father, gaming time and quality sleep are both rare occurrences now. I could buy myself a cheap scooter and whizz to work in the morning and back in the evening in about 20 minutes each way every day.

Instead, I willingly choose the more expensive and time consuming hour-long slog of train and bus combination each morning and evening. Why sacrifice that extra 40 minutes in bed and bumping elbows with the great unwashed masses every day? Simply so that I have some (almost) uninterrupted ‘me and my Vita’ time. It is true that I have racked up more Platinums on my Vita in the past year than I have managed on my PS3 over the past 5 years.

On the plus side, I can devote more time to my family in the evening and it’s not just 10 hours of commute every week. It is 10 hours of skills development so that I can hold out against my son for as long as possible before he starts whooping my behind on the PS5…

Now how about helping me to develop some Soul Sacrifice skills. 🙂

MckConor 11 May, 2013 @ 4:06 am   84

I have been sacrifice both my sleep and sanity on the run up to the Leaving Cert!! I’d go so far as to sacrifice my future for Soul Sacrifice!

…. Maybe it’s best you don’t give it to me… Nah!

aodhanman 11 May, 2013 @ 4:10 am   85

My left foot.

maybe the movie rather than my limb though.

AshishSahoo 11 May, 2013 @ 4:36 am   86

I sacrifice the comforts of life to play games, literally.
Whenever I play, it doesn’t matter to me if the weather is too hot or cold, whether my favourite cricket team is playing the match or something else. I concentrate fully while I am gaming avoid any distractions. Gaming is most fun that way, and that is the only way I play.

However, I draw the line when it starts to affect my health and my studies. For example, I was playing Guacamelee (a great game) and enjoying it, but the tree top treasure (which I eventually got after toiling away for more than an hour) gave me a sore thumb with a dead skin patch on it. Despite the fact that Guacamelee was probably the most fun I had with a game this year, I stopped playing it for a few days and returned only after my thumb cured.

shaggy13645 11 May, 2013 @ 5:02 am   87

For the PS4 I would sacrifice some of the most important things to me.
One,since i’m such a fast food addict and I eat it almost everyday,I would stop eating it for 3 months.Second,since i’m a huge bookworm,i would sacrifice 4 shelves filled with all of my favourite books.And last but not least,even though no amount of sacrifice’s is worth the PS4,I would never again play for the rest of my life,my favourite video game genre which is Action-Adventure.And that is a promise!!

mehsssi 11 May, 2013 @ 6:57 am   88

Children should skip this post!
“aaghh hgghhh” The world is now full of horror filled with dangerous, MOST strongest monsters where Humans are begging for mercy of their life, Sky is red with tears falling, land is mostly destroyed, oceans are out of control, and machines are fighting with no side – The Hope is dead – World is next. Every new day is becoming more dreadful, Animals are revenging there blood shed by humans, any time your chest will be opened by teeth of monsters. The fate has already been decided, doom is for sure. People are praying for their savior to come – Kratos, Marcus, Shepard and Snake is already dead. Can anyone save the world – Probably not. Niko has repented not to kill anybody again and be a good citizen, but the time is finished – choices are done – Fate is death for All!

Suddenly a hero rises, “he opens his PS vita, loads Soul Sacrifice, open last level, beat the monsters, sacrifice their souls and world is good again!”

DocWeed 11 May, 2013 @ 8:04 am   89

Im going to sacrifice my ps3 and vita to the gaming gods in hope that Sony EU pull there thumb out of there dark abyss and start sorting there psn pricing,deals,late games,hopeless CS and more feed back when things go wrong.Now i no im asking alot the sacrifice must be epic so if we all take a hammer to are bibles are ps3 and vita at 4.20pm(cuz the gaming gods like that time:-))Sony EU will behave in true games master fashion from now on.Id sacrifice my legs to keep gaming never the arms tho need them to mash the pad

robbond 11 May, 2013 @ 8:06 am   90

I am once again going to sacrifice many hours of sleep in order to max out the new Krieg character in borderlands 2. 5 down one to go. What I would do for a bigger vita memory card, pretty much anything.

bigmat319 11 May, 2013 @ 8:27 am   91

This is going to sound harsh, but I would sacrifice my girlfriend. It seems like every time she is in the room watching me play Catherine, she get a little bit mad at me and i have to stop playing! If anyone comes between me and my games, they have to go 🙂

Brizza38 11 May, 2013 @ 8:54 am   92

Judging on the current information that there will be no PS4 port of Beyond: Two souls, I would sacrifice my access to a PS4 console in order to endeavour onto a terrifyingly brilliant epic full of sorrow and despair.

Mulukh 11 May, 2013 @ 9:08 am   93

While at university I would go without buying new less important things, like socks, shoes, or trousers. I probably bought fewer toiletries and razers than I should have too.
Now things have changed and my family comes first, but I am still willing to sacrifice 4 hours sleep each night… well as long as its not a “school night”.

solarwind12 11 May, 2013 @ 9:34 am   94

So another glorious day at Wembley, FA Cup final day, doesn’t time just fly by ?. another season ending, i Hate May, but love it too.. crazy i know. i wish i was heading there now (Wembley), sadly my team never performed Again this year, Still, the memories, those endless years of glory, a long time ago yet i sometimes still hear the songs and remember the tension, biting fingernails and them heart stopping moments when someone looked like scoring, and the release of a unity of 40 plus thousand shouts of joy if it was a goal.. yes, a special day today, how i envy the opposing sets of fans, both holding conviction There team will win the day, alas, someone must lose, the heartbreak, for players and fans alike, then, the drive or train ride home, one in silent reflection of what could, Should of been, another in deafening celebration.. yes, the memory of it, one so, so very sweet, the other sour and bitter, today is the day hearts will be broken and parties will last into morning. One day i will revisit it All again, One day.

thegreatnolive 11 May, 2013 @ 9:56 am   95

i for examlpe would sacrifice my virginity

rascheran 11 May, 2013 @ 10:04 am   96

I think i just sacrificed my neighbours! 😀


I have sacrificed literally all my savings to get PS VITA at launch. There were a few dollars left at best in my piggy bank.

I get $1.9 a day for a lunch and I sacrifice it all to buy Vita games. No lunch, no beer, no cinema. Just a game or two every month.

Unfortunately that’s the reality of living in a poor country and being committed to your hobby.


I would pillage the land, climb Mount Olympus, sacrifice Zeus and the Greek pantheon, but wait.. no, I wouldn’t stop there. I’d ascend to the great heavens themselves, sacrifice the whole Trinity and its army of Angels to the one real god above all: Gaming.

Also, I’d sacrifice Pluto… and my mother-in-law.


eMcUbE3 11 May, 2013 @ 11:53 am   99

I would love to sacrifice my SLEEP!!! which i doo anyways cuz of PLAYSTATION!! 😛
and souls to…in order to become COMPLETELY Powerful with Magic!! hopefully destroying my boss…my real OFFICE BOSS!!
i need a vaction *Sigh*

XeonMasta 11 May, 2013 @ 12:23 pm   100

“What would you sacrifice for your hobby, and where would you draw the line?”

I’d say; Go hard or go home.
Also: there’s a line?

BlitzkriegMatt 11 May, 2013 @ 12:30 pm   101

Hello there handsome reader. I’m Matt and I’m a Vita(no PS3) owner.

Buying the Vita was the best decision I made in gaming. I’m so happy it’s not selling well. You heard me. Because of it’s low sales Sony makes all kinds of deals that make me get all the best games for the lowest price possible. But as low as that price is, I’ll NEVER FORGET WHAT I HAD TO SACRIFICE TO GET IT.

It was my the last year in elementary school(14yrs old) and I was having the worst grades I’ve ever had. Sly 4 was at announced for the PS3 and I knew it’ll come for the Vita too. I asked my parents to buy me a Vita but they wouldn’t cause of my grades. So I studied and I studied and at the end of the school year my grades were still pretty terrible. But they bought me a Vita anyway. I actually sacrificed nothing but Soul Sacrifice looks awesome so I had to try something.

STUPID_DAD 11 May, 2013 @ 12:43 pm   102

I would sacrifice whoever thought it was a good idea to not give loyal sony buyers the same codes that the yanks got for buying same game!

We should get these ss codes

-Spirits Falcon Feather DLC
-Spirits’ Storm Pinion DLC
-Spirits’ Viviblossom DLC
-Spirits’ Blazestone DLC
-Spirits’ Frostblade DLC

Golwar 11 May, 2013 @ 1:15 pm   103

I define sacrifice as something that I wouldn’t want to give away without being forced to. And while games are an hobby that I absolutely love, it still is just an hobby. As it should always be.

Thus I can only answer that I wouldn’t sacrifice anything for it, sorry. Games get a fair share of my time and money, but those willingly. 🙂

Akrioz 11 May, 2013 @ 1:34 pm   104

Me and gaming have an understanding, so it doesn’t really demand anything drastic from me. At most I can only remember an occasional practice of human sacrifice (except that I don’t really need to practice any more because I’ve got so good at it), ’cause some people tend to distract me from fondling those strangely addictive Vita sticks, and it obviously is not really me who sacrifies anything, so that doesn’t count. Also helps to keep our agreement nice and bloo- fresh, I mean fresh, of course. As I play only around 16 hours a day, I get to sleep around 8 whole hours, so I don’t even have to sacrifice that!
So, as you can see, no hobby is more healthy than gaming. If I don’t have to sacrifice anything, why would anyone?

johnboydavis 11 May, 2013 @ 1:34 pm   105

I’m willing to sacrifice my wife for a PS4 (just no one tell her). Now where is that sacrifice alter???

tiago-kun 11 May, 2013 @ 1:40 pm   106

Well, a few years ago, there was a game I was REALLY into.

I would starve a little at lunch to save for those extra boosts that could give me the edge.
I could come home tired, down to a crawl, and still, for a few hours, sleep was overrated just to try a few new things.
My social interactions were almost reduced to my opponents, and even so, they were kept to a minimum, less talk means more concentration.
I went as far as to participate in a yearlong league for the glory and the prizes, but most importantly because that meant more gaming time.
This was my typical day back then: I would ditch classes, eat less at lunch, skip an afternoon snack and have a mild dinner at nine so that I could do a few more matches and try some new stuff, dig information on how to defeat a particular type of opponent, and sleep 4 to 5 hours.
Even my health was starting to take the toll, all for the sake of that game.

But then, a big decision was put in front of me, I could let go of all that for a Playstation 3 or I could just keep on going.

The outcome is clear in this blog: I’ve sold all my Magic cards and with it bought a Playstation 3 bundle with Uncharted and Ratchet and Clank. And that was awesome.

tiago-kun 11 May, 2013 @ 1:42 pm   107

Minor edit:
The outcome is clear in this blog: I’ve sold all my Magic cards and with that money bought a Playstation 3 bundle with Uncharted and Ratchet and Clank. And that was awesome.

KRadiation 11 May, 2013 @ 2:21 pm   108

I once sacrificed my morning bus journey for gaming.
I was in university and money was tight but GTA Vice City was coming out in a few months. I thought about ways of saving cash and worked out that the £2.50 bus fair each day could be saved and I’d have the money for the game in no time. So I started waking up early and walking to university each day. It was a 40 minute journey walking which was a real struggle at first, especially on rainy or cold days. But I eventually got used to it and saved enough money up in time and I even lost a stone in weight (I used to be a large lad).

Once I had the game I still kept the routine of walking each day and a few months later I’d lost tons more weight and felt much better about myself.

OttoT 11 May, 2013 @ 2:23 pm   109

First want to say I love reading these comments and especially the gamers that gave up smoking to be able to buy a console, that’s very cool.
On the other hand I was a bit amazed about this question because of the controversy about some sick kids killing or hurting their parents for gaming. Sure it’s not what is meant by Fred, just saying.

On topic, every time I play a game I end up having pain. The arthritis in my hands and wrists really flame up. But frack it, gaming gives me so much fun I don’t feel anything is a sacrifice.
That’s why I think the peeps saying “money” and “time” are kind of lame, that’s trough for any hobby.
PS: I don’t want to win the price, don’t care for the game.

Max-Killtrine 11 May, 2013 @ 2:44 pm   110

I would sacrafice nothing as I’m pretty tight.
But @39 thats pretty desparate and @45 thats a bit extreme.

CoolRichy008UK 11 May, 2013 @ 2:58 pm   111


Dvil0020 11 May, 2013 @ 3:11 pm   112

i’ve sacrificed countless hours, days, months, money and sleep for gaming and since i started gaming as a kid back in the 90s ive traveled across lands and fought countless monsters to save princesses travel at super sonic speed as a blue hedgehog survived a zombie outbreak in racoon city ventured through castles to fight dracula go into the pits of hell to fight satan and hadouken’ed my way to victory in street fighter and were would i draw the line when it comes to video games truthfully i wouldn’t draw a line at all as over the years gaming is what i love to do i have had so much great memories and made some good friends from all my years of doing it

xptounkin 11 May, 2013 @ 3:18 pm   113

Funny. When I read the title, I thought to myself: “Man, I would give up on a lot of stuff for gaming”. Then I read the examples and it suddenly hit me that I wouldn’t do ANY of those.

In my head, I was thinking about “Would I quit my job? Would I change my life around? Would I break up with my girlfriend?” (I recently read an article about girlfriends and their hate for DoTA. Hilarious). I wouldn’t do any of those either, but it’s not like I don’t appreciate gaming. I have been gaming since my parents gave me an SNES back in the day. Hell, Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy IV taught me english.
But I’m not about to deprive myself from other things I appreciate just so I can play a game FIRST. I’ll get to it when I get to it. I still play FF9 with some regularity for god’s sake. Not like I’m going to starve to buy a game at release.
Cool subject though. I’m having a good time reading responses.

xptounkin 11 May, 2013 @ 3:38 pm   114

On a less serious (maybe MORE serious) note: I would sacrifice the whole lot of EA, Activision and Ubisoft if it meant Square-Enix getting back at their prime…

XnoobsquadX 11 May, 2013 @ 4:17 pm   115

No brainer really. Just sacrifice some free time to work another job after the flood of releases went past quit and enjoy free time again. this way u get cash/another nice addition in ur resume. Win Win right?

XnoobsquadX 11 May, 2013 @ 4:19 pm   116

No brainer really. Just sacrifice some free time to work another job after the flood of releases went past quit and enjoy free time again. this way u get cash/another nice addition in ur resume. Win Win right? ah forgot about where i draw the line… well Food and drinking and anything billing related is off limits cant really play games if u get booted on the streets for not paying bills or die of starvation ^.^

AeonsDead 11 May, 2013 @ 4:44 pm   117

I remember back when i was in high school around 1999-2000, Metal Gear Solid had just come out and everyone who owned it knew it truly was the greatest game released to date.

My friend Ian too wanted a piece of this action. So for nearly 2 months he went with no school lunch at all, saving £1.50 a day so he could eventually buy Metal Gear Solid… and he succeeded.

Although my group of mates would usually tease and make fun of him for having no lunch, i distinctly remember thinking “Wow, 2 months of no lunch, that’s risking malnutrition, i could never have such discipline… Ian you have my respect”

On a personal note, though i know most people won’t agree, i would sacrifice Skyrim having ever existed in exchange for a Skyrim version of Lord of the Rings… War in the North was good, but it just made me think LOTR needs a freeroaming game.

Ganth90 11 May, 2013 @ 4:58 pm   118

In the name of gaming I offer my time, my career, my soul to become a gamer. I am a gamer.

dr-Ata 11 May, 2013 @ 5:12 pm   119

Well here in my country you HAVE to sacrifice some to be a gamer.

First of all it’s hard to get your hands on a new game. But thanks to playstation Store that problem is solved. But still if I compare myself to other European gamers I have to sacrifice twice amount of money on hardware and games.

I’m looking forward for the gran turismo 6 announcment on 15th. But if something happens and a gran turismo game gets announced for the Vita, I’ll even sacrifice man parts.

Sorry for the English guys, it has been 7 years since I moved back toTurkey from USA

Gincairn 11 May, 2013 @ 5:25 pm   120

I’ve had this discussion before with friends, I think if I had to sacrifice anything in order to keep gaming, it would have to be my thumbs.

But Wait! I hear you cry, don’t you need your thumbs for gaming?

No says I, I actually play holding the controller upside-down with my thumbs tucked away underneath, all button, joystick and D-pad entries are done entirely with my fingers.

“That must make you terrible at games” is the normal response, at that point I will quite happily play them and beat them using my preferred playstyle. (Although granted it’s a bit harder on the vita), but at that point I guess I’d learn to game with my feet. . . oh wait, done that too.

Podyman 11 May, 2013 @ 7:34 pm   121

I would sacrifice a goat for Singspam delete option.

Alex-1124 11 May, 2013 @ 8:08 pm   122

Back when the PSone came out, I actually sacrificed a far bit to get one of those. First of all I asked my parents if they could give me around £5 a week instead of buying things like treats etc, secondly I got 2 newspaper rounds which tired me out a fair bit as it was quite a biking distance and last of all when the Sun was out I’d go knocking on people’s doors asking if they wanted their car washing for £5.

That saving up process went on for about 3 months, I never worked so hard in such a short time :P. After I’d got the lovely PSone, I kept just one newspaper round, so I wouldn’t be tiring myself out so much and packed in the car washing (I think everyone was getting fed up of me asking haha).

So in short, I sacrificed 3 months of my life to get a PSone and I don’t regret a thing!

Klart 11 May, 2013 @ 9:24 pm   123

As a kid I received a small weekly allowance. I never used any of it to buy candy, chips or soda, but saved all of it all year so I could buy a new Master System game. Even on summer camp when all the other kids would indulge themselves in sweets, I would hold on to my coins so I could get another game.

That was some serious postponed gratification.

Fruity_snowdrop 11 May, 2013 @ 10:42 pm   124

As a teenager in the mid 90’s, I think what I sacrificed most was pride. I went to a school that was big on sports: those in the top teams in certain sports had special ordinary everyday school uniforms, so that everyone could tell. Being in the ‘Computer Club’, on the other hand was a big social no-no, and meant you were ostracised.

Back then, though, if you couldn’t afford a console, you had to play your games on whatever computer you could use. This meant editing your autoexec.bat so you could actually run things like a cdrom and a soundblaster. So, you really had to learn how to use a computer and make the sacrifices required for that.

Now that I’m ‘grown up’, I’m not sure I’m really in the ‘starve for a week to afford a game’ sacrifices crowd anymore. I find I’m in the position where I make sacrifices with the future in mind. I never chose my career just because it gave me adaptable free time to game, but it was one of the considerations. I would probably sacrifice a better place to rent for one that has better internet for playing games. I think money is where I’d draw the line. As much as I like gaming, I’d never want that to lead to sacrifices when it comes to friends and family.

Certinty 11 May, 2013 @ 11:13 pm   125

I would give up almost anything. A few years ago my 60GB PS3 died so I starved myself for a few weeks to save up enough money to buy a Slim. Thinking of it now it was stupid, but that still doesn’t make me regret it.

HighflyerVII 12 May, 2013 @ 12:46 am   126

Probably not the answer you want, but pretty much nothing.

Games are a form of entertainment, a very good form of entertainment at that. However, I’ve gone through my life sacrificing for this entertainment. I’ve stifled the progression of friendships, of relationships even, to play through my favourite games in the past. I have chosen Final Fantasy, FIFA and The Binding of Isaac over classwork and exam preparation and have suffered because of it. I’ve sacrificed sleep and meals because I’ve become too engrossed in games like Persona 4 Golden to notice the passage of time.

Unfortunately, I will still do these things. I love gaming too much. It has given me fitness, enjoyment, a circle of friends that wouldn’t be possible without it and provided a release to keep me sane. Considering those benefits, has it ever really truely been a sacrifice?

gtstcactus 12 May, 2013 @ 2:09 am   127

How come GTA: Vice City Stories and GTA: Liberty City Stories for PS3 (PS2 Classics) are NOT given the 50% discount like all the other GTA games as part of the GTA sale???????????

windscare007 12 May, 2013 @ 4:27 am   128

Gaming is my biggest hobby, and I would sacrifice any other activity for it. The enjoyment I get from gaming is unparalleled and that time is constitutes some of the best time I spend in the day.

Martin_Silenus 12 May, 2013 @ 6:13 am   129

I would be prepared to sacrifice my digital set top box for gaming. Sure, I’d miss out on the chance to watch my favourite football team lose week in, week out, but it would also deny my wife the opportunity to watch whatever ‘Dance with the Next Top Masterchef Idol’ reality show is currently taking the nation by storm.

This would allow me hours of extra time for gaming, and maybe I could even persuade my wife to play too.

I would draw the line at sacrificing the TV itself, because then what would I play the Playstation on?
……although there is always the Vita. Hmmmmmm

THE_FORCE 12 May, 2013 @ 6:47 am   130

I’d sacrifice nothing as I’m hardcore like that.

Also, I’d draw the line on my bum. Or on my arm…yea that might look better. My arm.

With an HB pencil.

papajoons 12 May, 2013 @ 8:59 am   131

Gaming is a major hobby of mine. It cools me down when i am frustrated. This year though with upcoming great ps3 titles (GTA5,Beyond 2 souls,The last of us, Battlefield 4……..etc) and ps vita titles (PSO2, Killzone merc,tearaway…..etc) its gonna be very tempting for me and to keep my hobby alive i have decided to start saving bucks by sacrificing a few of my unimportant expenses coz my parents wont give anything extra than my usual pocket money:(.
First up i have decided to take my girlfriend out on cheap dates every alternative week in a local cheap restaurant instead of a good one.(one week good restaurant and next week cheap one). she will have to deal with it. it will help me save RS 400(around 8$) every alternative week.
And my last sacrifice is i am gonna walk to tuition instead of taking an autorickshaw. It will save me RS 12 a day around RS 84 a week(around 1.5$)

with these changes in my life ill be able to handle future game expenses(thats what my math says!). Luckily dont have to worry about ps4 coz my birthday is on 11 nov and ps4 is releasing along that time so i know what present to ask on my 18th birthday!:)

Mr__Stig 12 May, 2013 @ 11:32 am   132

I’d give up smoking and beer for a full week if i could get my hands on a copy of mirrors edge 2. Get a move on DICE and make the game.

doomsday619 12 May, 2013 @ 12:42 pm   133

I would sacrifice my Sky subscription for a year tht means missing alot of programmes i love and make up most of my week for a PS4, i would draw the line at sacrificing my children as they are the world to me ok not so much of an entertaining response but its true :).

Dante_Zero 12 May, 2013 @ 1:54 pm   134

I dunno what more i could sacrifice besides the endless late nights, the torn emotions the thousands of pounds and other things i’ve put into PS3 and PSVita over the years. So not sure what more i could sacrifice and for what?

I could sacrifice my 30th Birthday on monday with a copy of Soul Sacrifice?. lol we’ll see on that one.

For the most part I’d want to see a Kingdom Hearts 3, a Final Fantasy VII remake and Final Fantasy Versus XIII finally releasing. But what would i sacrifice?. Hmmmm maybe a kindey? my uncharted 3 explorers edition, my GOW pandoras box? maybe all of the above. Or maybe even my 3ft Spyro soft toy that everyone keeps threatening to nick. Nope I would sacrifice getting a PS4 on launch day for the S-E to make every gamer’s dreams to come true. Yup I’d take one for the team Playstation gamer’s for that. 🙂

solarwind12 12 May, 2013 @ 3:16 pm   135

Reading a lot of these comments Fred and it’s struck me that your in a great position to aquire, say signed editions of various games, yes ?.. only i did think about saying i would ‘sacrifice’ a extra 20 quid to charity, for copy of SS, but IF you aquired some really good CE ed’s of upcoming Good games, got them signed and such.. well i imagine the demand would be enormous, and raise a lot for a good cause, just (more) wishful thinking though, as i am sure there’ll be ‘Some’ contractual prevention of you doing this, i do have limited knowledge of business law and understand the maddening rules exist for a meaninfull reason, mostly.
Just got to add that SS is a cracking game, only playing demo, but i can see myself picking it up eventually, just have So many games and Not enough time, c/o plus that is, (use this ac for posting on forums etc), anyway talking of gaming and time i best be off.

Superbuu3 12 May, 2013 @ 3:48 pm   136

I’d give up potatoes for gaming.

I think thats a pretty big dedication, i love chips, i love crisp, i love mash, but i’d give it all up to play soul sacrifice.

cooldudematt 12 May, 2013 @ 4:44 pm   137

I would sacrifice every physical thing I have except my PS3, That includes over 50 PS3 games, Over 20 PS2 games, Over 30 PS1 Games,Around 632 Blu-Rays & More just to see Sony & Naughty Dog make another Crash Bandicoot title. I miss that little guy. SCREW YOU ACTIVISION AND YOUR CALL OF DUTY FRANCHISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Crying*

JosephRJT 12 May, 2013 @ 7:44 pm   138

I would sacrifice my memories of the last 25 years. To be able experience it all again with a fresh mind and that hair standing up on the back of my neck sense of awe that sadly diminishes with time.

A_Nonny_Moose 12 May, 2013 @ 8:07 pm   139

I would sacrifice my feet. Don’t need feet to play games.

Black-xpto 12 May, 2013 @ 8:31 pm   140

I would sacrífice my self esteem and go butt naked to the street whith a billboard with the image of soul sacrífice and shouting to the world how much i would love to play that game and why everyone should play it!!!

Coody-Baroody 12 May, 2013 @ 10:03 pm   141

If it meant I had to sacrifice something so I could game it would definitely be my missus! I would stand there like a MAN and tell her straight I would! I would tell her;

“Babe, its not working, I just cant carry on in this relationship if it means that I cant be with the thing that REALLY makes me happy – my Playstations!”

(Looks over shoulder! “Oh nothing honeybun Im not typing ANYTHING I swear!”)

Whispers…….Playstation – Because Girlfriends are Boring!!!!

randomtrav132 12 May, 2013 @ 10:23 pm   142

As soon as I was in secondary school, I was given a bus fare of £2 a day, and £5 for my lunch for the week. I would make sure that I had made a sandwich the night before, and put it in the fridge until about five in the morning when I’d get up and put it in my bag before I left. This was the routine for the week, saving my lunch money and buying a game at the end of the month, weather it was pre-owened, or if I didn’t buy one for one month, by the end of the second it was enough to get myself a new one :).
When I was in year 9, I missed the bus, and instead of waiting for the next one, I decided that I would walk the three miles from town back. I pocketed the pound and found out that it was quicker to walk back then to wait for the second bus, and thus, for the remainder of year 9, and for 10, 11 and 12, I saved £15 a week, which increased by the end to £17 because of rise in bus fare. It became much easier for me to indulge in my gaming habit, and luckily my mum never caught on 😉

Unfortunately, now that I’m in college, I don’t get bus fare and still have to walk, but if there was a bus and my mum was willing to pay for it, I would gladly walk the long trek to college, and lie that I took the bus :D.

Bloodlust_1138 12 May, 2013 @ 10:34 pm   143

I have sacrificed my personal hygiene and many relationships. Admittedly that could be more due to the fact I smell like sour yack urine and have breath that could knock out a horse than their issue with my religious dedication to the Gaming Gods.

ipot_04 13 May, 2013 @ 2:09 am   144

I don’t think i can win here.
oh well.

I would sacrifice my time since i got a lot of work to do.
I’d probably draw it on a piece of paper. jk.

D_melloul 13 May, 2013 @ 7:46 am   145

i would sacrifice my action figures for soul sacrifice

Chrome-Hazard 13 May, 2013 @ 8:26 am   146

I would sacrifice my left little toe. I love that toe.

chicken_freak88 13 May, 2013 @ 10:14 am   147

I have sacrificed all manner of social life, drinking / smoking / going out all given up just to amass my prized collection of games – mainly Final Fantasy / Kingdom Hearts based. My soon to be wife has also given the green light (as if I needed approval) to have a gaming room in our next home… will be my man cave!! Games – guides – consoles – figures – bliss!!! I may even have a dress code for entry to my world 🙂

I draw the line at sacrificing work to game as my game collecting (and mortgage I suppose) depend on my earning money – therefore I make up for it by playing on the way to work, for the full 1hour lunchtime and then on the way home.

I am a little obsessed, however as a game related job is not likely I will have to cope with constant gaming outside of work.

Dante_Zero 13 May, 2013 @ 1:29 pm   148

currently sacrificing my 30th birthday refreshing the blog page to see who won and if i’m in there. lol

Nazar_Ops 13 May, 2013 @ 2:04 pm   149

I would sacrifice that Singstar icon to be removed.

millgate1 13 May, 2013 @ 5:50 pm   150

I once sold my soul to the Devil for a PS Vita….He then asked me what I would like,
“Soul Sacrifice or death?”
“Eh, Soul Sacrifice please”
“Oh sorry, all out of Soul Sacrifice”

And so here I am from Heaven, trying to humor you to earn the game even Hell did not have 🙁

DsonicX 13 May, 2013 @ 6:14 pm   151

hey fred how long does it take before we’re notified via PM about our prizes and details?

    Fred Dutton 14 May, 2013 @ 9:09 am    

    Today, hopefully! The person who normally sends the word out is on holiday this week, so I need to call in some help. Bear with me…

monoliet 13 May, 2013 @ 7:16 pm   152

Congratulations to the winners

onli i am sad we Euro gamers( buyers )are not geting extra free codes like usa .

Nightmare966 13 May, 2013 @ 7:49 pm   153

Oh gosh, I do never win anything lol

Congrats winners, and enjoy dat Soul Sacrifice! 😀

toxic-inferno 13 May, 2013 @ 7:58 pm   154

Big well done to the winners!!

ShadowFlex 13 May, 2013 @ 8:07 pm   155

Thank you very much! Seriously! I thought by miss-typing “right” instead of “write” was the end of me!

So where do I send the little man? Want him expressed delivered or couriered?

Thank you again!

ShadowFlex 13 May, 2013 @ 8:12 pm   156

I’m glad Gincairn won a copy, very rarely do I actually “lol” for real. I kinda wish he would make a YouTube vid of him playing, it was be outstanding.

Unless he was playing the Vita, in which case he would be outsitting. (Sorry!)

Stonesthrow 13 May, 2013 @ 8:22 pm   157

@156 Lol that didn’t make any sense to me :d Does he sacrifice his thumbs or just tuck them away? I liked Siegririth’s comment the most, although he already seems to own the game. First time I actually wanted to win too because it looks like a pretty decent game and I don’t own it for a change :p Anyway, enjoy guys.

benzopil 13 May, 2013 @ 8:25 pm   158

Thank you very much! 🙂

Mr__Stig 13 May, 2013 @ 9:32 pm   159

I sold my Ford Focus ST170 to buy myself a PS3 back in 2007 and i had that car from new at £18’000. Still it was worth it lol

keywarrior17 14 May, 2013 @ 6:40 am   160

I sacrificed my xbox live membership for ps plus. Best decision ever, but now I’m having to sacrifice my family because i have far to many games to play.

mcvdfc 14 May, 2013 @ 11:20 am   161

I’d sacrifice this iPhone 4S just to know where my comment went, after I took ages typing it into Playstation app!

Gincairn 14 May, 2013 @ 11:33 am   162

@Shadowflex Firstly, I’m glad it made you laugh, secondly it was all true too.

While I don’t currently have a video up of how I use a controller, this has been a topic of discussion on another forum that I visit, on there is a mock-up image to try and help people understand just how I use the controller.

That link leads to the topic where the image has been posted.

Regarding the whole “Playing with feet thing” I was drunk, fed up with winning on SFeX+a on PS1 against a friend of mine and decided that the best way to handicap myself was to plug in the PS1 joystick (The one that was almost the same size as the console) and use my feet to manipulate the joystick and buttons. . . still won too