I cant believe some of you guys are spending $100+ per month on games?
Its not the necessary the money that surprises me..
its just that there is no way you can be playing all those games through or to their full intended potential.
personally I might buy 2 major console or pc games a year,
plus a couple of small Indi titles and a couple of mobile games.
even then I don't have the time to play them all to their fullest
also I will usually buy the DLC for games that have truly grabbed me which is very rare.
I will never ever do micro-transactions that are pay to win/play/level-up/get that better weapon/ability etc
I think these monetising methods are the scourge of humanity. If you put them in your game you are not a true game lover and if you encourage them by buying then you are an idiot. (rant over)
In the special case of Overwatch (who have promised all future characters and maps DLC for free for ever) I am happy to spend the odd few quid on loot boxes, 1) to support the further development of a game that I love and 2) because boxes only contain cosmetic items that have no advantage in game besides looking awesome.
all this might amount to $200 a year max.