Dreakon Jan 7, 2013 @ 6:35pm
So I think I like buying games more than playing them...
Just kidding... sort of.

I've bolstered my PC gaming collection quite a bit this holiday. Looking up the best deals got a little addicting. Not that I overspent by any means, I'm a thrifty gentleman... but now I have a lot of games to think about.

I'll open up one game one day... then feel like playing something different the next. Might be because I've played many of these games before, but even the brand new ones are struggling to maintain my interest. If I jump around too much, I never accomplish anything in any games.

Why am I posting this? Just kind of curious how people with hundreds of games manage to focus on one at a time. What motivates you to focus on one game at a time?
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[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Jan 8, 2013 @ 12:07am 
Maybe try a different hobby for a while, then you'll appreciate the games more....and buy less!
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[dirrty]gsharp Jan 8, 2013 @ 12:36am 
Originally posted by Dreakon:
Just kidding... sort of.

I've bolstered my PC gaming collection quite a bit this holiday. Looking up the best deals got a little addicting. Not that I overspent by any means, I'm a thrifty gentleman... but now I have a lot of games to think about.

I'll open up one game one day... then feel like playing something different the next. Might be because I've played many of these games before, but even the brand new ones are struggling to maintain my interest. If I jump around too much, I never accomplish anything in any games.

Why am I posting this? Just kind of curious how people with hundreds of games manage to focus on one at a time. What motivates you to focus on one game at a time?

First, you might be onto something about buying games and addiction. I'm in that group and reguarly buy 1-2 games a week from Steam with binges (5-6-7 games at a time) during various holiday sales. Steam makes it damn easy to buy, download, install, and play a game. With services like FIOS and high-speed cable, we can have a new game in minutes. No store visit. No employee upselling Monster cables. Just point, click, download,and play.

On the subject of game focus, it depends. Some games will hook a person. Fallout 3 ruined my life for about three weeks when it was released. I live in Wash DC and seeing it as a nuclear wasteland was just...compelling. Mass Effect 3, on the other hand, I still haven't clocked more than 30mins.

A suggestion would be to skim the surface of several games. Lean on some PC gaming sites/mags for guidance on which games to play first. You will find one that will reach out and grab you. Then run with it. I used this approach and came across Terraria. Now, over 500hrs later, I'm still playing Terraria.

Finally, (lol), it's OK to have games in your play queue. It is better to have games to play then run out of them!

[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Jan 8, 2013 @ 12:52am 
yeah, good post sharp..demos are good for sampling, and theyre free and a lot more lengthy than earlier demos used to be.
GALM_ Jan 8, 2013 @ 12:16pm 
I prefer buying games too, not play them...
Drika Jan 8, 2013 @ 1:26pm 
I have the same problem so I joined Be Strong - Resist! Group http://steamcommunity.com/groups/BSRE Let's see how long I'll resist, lol.
SteventheSlayer Jan 8, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
It depends on the game for me.
A puzzle game like say Toki Tori i come back to once and a while and beat a puzzle or two.
Other the other hand, I come across a good story game like To the Moon and I play it all in one sitting. Granted, it's no 500 hour game, but it's so riveting, I didn't want to ruin it by leaving.
[dirrty]gsharp Jan 8, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
Originally posted by StellarExplorer:
I have the same problem so I joined Be Strong - Resist! Group http://steamcommunity.com/groups/BSRE Let's see how long I'll resist, lol.

Wait a damn minute. Go almost a YEAR without buying a game? Those people are sadists. I couldn't last a week without buying another game.
SteventheSlayer Jan 8, 2013 @ 2:26pm 
Not buying games?
There's a group for that.
:P
Dreakon Jan 8, 2013 @ 3:13pm 
Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:
Originally posted by StellarExplorer:
I have the same problem so I joined Be Strong - Resist! Group http://steamcommunity.com/groups/BSRE Let's see how long I'll resist, lol.

Wait a damn minute. Go almost a YEAR without buying a game? Those people are sadists. I couldn't last a week without buying another game.
I've heard of that before. Honestly, it's kind of tempting if I weren't definitely getting GTA V this Spring... and most likely getting Tomb Raider in March.
bloodraven43 Jan 8, 2013 @ 3:26pm 
yeah right...me 2....but sometimes i cant stop playing and the games are there to play
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¤☣wing☢zero☣¤UK (Banned) Jan 8, 2013 @ 4:33pm 
Yeah im pretty addicted especially the sales i have 269 games in my library it say's (but 400 on my profile which is wrong), no chance of playing them all, but some come from big packs where i might have only wanted a few in there, i remember getting the whole THQ catalog for somthing like £30/40 in a sale half of them are crap though.
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[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Jan 8, 2013 @ 5:19pm 
Originally posted by Charles Guequierre:
I prefer buying games too, not play them...
I've recently bought Nuclear dawn..a 1st.P.S/RTS hybrid and I've not even played it !...yet ;)
SteventheSlayer Jan 8, 2013 @ 5:25pm 
Originally posted by Mystic Pobb:
Originally posted by Charles Guequierre:
I prefer buying games too, not play them...
I've recently bought Nuclear dawn..a 1st.P.S/RTS hybrid and I've not even played it !...yet ;)
You should, it's a good game.
[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Jan 8, 2013 @ 5:28pm 
Thx for the tip, I will!
Quick!SaveTheChildren Jan 8, 2013 @ 8:17pm 
I have a whole lot of games in my gift inventory. Now and then I look at the items and ask myself "Wha? I have this game?"

Maybe I just want to feel like a game nut, maybe I feel like I need to keep up with the gaming times. Well, whatever my subconscious reasons, at least a lot of those games are still in gift inventory, just in case I decide not to keep them after all.

Hm, Nuclear Dawn, eh? Sounds interesting.
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