SuperMarioBro 16/fev/2013 às 6:59
Steam Sale Anonymous
Saw a great thread on somethingawful about how many unplayed/unbeaten games we collect, mostly games bought at the numerous Steam sales and received as part of a bundle, so thought I'd bring the discussion to the source...

I myself have 34 out of 99 games that are yet to be started, or have been started and are very far from being beaten. That's not counting open-ended and multiplayer games which can't be beaten.

Let's face it...We have a problem. It's not comparable to being an alcoholic or drug addict - I wouldn't want to belittle those problems. This is kind of a fun problem, but it is a problem.

Every single time I log into Steam, and I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME, I check the specials, even knowing how many great games I have lined up to play, and how many great games I have already beaten that I want to replay (Bioshock 1 & 2, Deus Ex:Human Revolutions being the ones I have my eye on at the moment.) I'm hungry for great games, and I'm hungry for a good deal, and these hungers add up to an almost obsessive desire to discover and play new games.

I'm currently playing The Witcher which is awesome, am dipping into Borderlands every now and again, and recently restarted Deus Ex:HR after discovering a debug mod which effectively gives me a 'new game plus' option by allowing me to add praxis points, weapons & ammo at will to start with the character I finished with...

Games not yet beaten but queued up to play include:
Mass Effect 1 & 2, Deus Ex, Deus Ex:IW, & Deus Ex:The Missing Link, Orcs Must Die! 1 & 2, Mount and Blade, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, and The Unstoppable Gorg.

They say that a problem shared is a problem halved, but in this case they are single-player games. Share anyway: What's your backlog looking like?
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BitmapBrother 16/fev/2013 às 7:27 
Currently I have to finish Dungeon Siege 1,2 and 3. I have to force myself to find the will to complete Fallout New Vegas and all DLC Torchlight 2, Runaway:Road Adventure, All my Back to the future games, Indian Jones, Sherlock Holmes, Yeah so quite a backlog. I'm thinking fo devoting certain days to certain Genre's like Monday night is RPG night or something. that way I can get round to finishing them.
lithious maximus 16/fev/2013 às 10:01 
lol i nearly found myself nearly collecting i just ask myself "will i play it?" if it is a not sure or a no i won't buy it even if its cheap
El Scorcho 16/fev/2013 às 11:27 
you cant beat mount and blade and its very hard to start like building an army
SuperMarioBro 16/fev/2013 às 11:52 
Have no idea what to expect from Mount and Blade, all I know is it involves fighting on horseback - a testament to impulse buying... In defence of myself against myself, I've started to harshly filter the games I buy, even if they're on sale... No more Alice:Madness Returns or Psychonauts, or god forbid Worms Ultimate Mayhem.
Jade 16/fev/2013 às 15:23 
Escrito originalmente por WouldYouKindly:
What's your backlog looking like?

I own 380 games of which 164 are unplayed. On Steam I have 139 games and 70 of them are unplayed.

I'm WAS on the mend though having not bought any games for months, but then I had to buy the Premium edition of Skyrim because it was on sale.. And then I bought some Sims 3 expansions and the Cave...
[dirrty]gsharp 16/fev/2013 às 15:39 
My name is [dirrty]gsharp and I'm a Steam Sale addict.
BDK 16/fev/2013 às 19:19 
Escrito originalmente por Private Twinkle Toes:
you cant beat mount and blade and its very hard to start like building an army
You can and no it's not that hard-
garkeller 16/fev/2013 às 20:31 
I think it's all about perspective...I enjoy games and I try to be frugal...and i figure if it doesn't interfere with my bills....all is good....I've known plenty of dudes who've thrown away tons of cash just hanging out at bars/nightclubs/etc...built a $3000 motor to put in a car that they sell for $2000 and so on...I feel pretty good about my spending and it's not illegal~ :-)
BitmapBrother 17/fev/2013 às 5:19 
Escrito originalmente por garkeller:
I think it's all about perspective...I enjoy games and I try to be frugal...and i figure if it doesn't interfere with my bills....all is good....I've known plenty of dudes who've thrown away tons of cash just hanging out at bars/nightclubs/etc...built a $3000 motor to put in a car that they sell for $2000 and so on...I feel pretty good about my spending and it's not illegal~ :-)

Good point. I think there is a difference between buying games for the sake of having them and buying them because you intend to finish and enjoy them. I always aim to finish any game I buy unless it's so darn unplayable *cough*Alpha Protocol*cough* that it cannot be finished.
[G><S] Sir Faulty 17/fev/2013 às 6:25 
I have over 900 (with DLC and all) and I probably have only gotten through about 30 of them (yes I do see the problem here as this year I turn 36 and the ability to play from the grave is not a reality yet). I have only been on Steam for 2 years (there was a long period I did not game thinking I had outgrown it) so its quite incredible to me that I have managed to build such a collection. I found that I was starting a game, then leaving it, then starting another. At one point I had 30 games on the go at the same time and it was one huge disaster. I noticed I was not completing any of the games and when I got bored I just moved onto another. In order to fix this nutty habit I seem to have developed I am no longer allowed more than four games installed on my machine and I need to clear all four (unless the game is a real train wreck) before the next four get installed.

It seems to be working. I am making progress at least. I still shop like a maniac when a sale pops up. Problem is I now practically own the entire Steam catalogue, so now I just gift the games to friends so I still feel like I am partaking in the sale. Cray Cray...yup I agree but I am like dog on heat at sale!

When I was a student on a tight budget, a game was bought, played and cleared before the next was bought. I sometimes miss those days where I could devote all my energy to a single game before I even thought about the next. Now all I hear is the cries of the unplayed in my steam game library list!
SuperMarioBro 17/fev/2013 às 6:51 
Escrito originalmente por garkeller:
I think it's all about perspective...I enjoy games and I try to be frugal...and i figure if it doesn't interfere with my bills....all is good....I've known plenty of dudes who've thrown away tons of cash just hanging out at bars/nightclubs/etc...built a $3000 motor to put in a car that they sell for $2000 and so on...I feel pretty good about my spending and it's not illegal~ :-)
That, my friend, is called denial. Don't worry, we're all here for you.
SuperMarioBro 17/fev/2013 às 6:58 
Escrito originalmente por stefarooh:
I have over 900 (with DLC and all) and I probably have only gotten through about 30 of them (yes I do see the problem here as this year I turn 36 and the ability to play from the grave is not a reality yet). I have only been on Steam for 2 years (there was a long period I did not game thinking I had outgrown it) so its quite incredible to me that I have managed to build such a collection. I found that I was starting a game, then leaving it, then starting another. At one point I had 30 games on the go at the same time and it was one huge disaster. I noticed I was not completing any of the games and when I got bored I just moved onto another. In order to fix this nutty habit I seem to have developed I am no longer allowed more than four games installed on my machine and I need to clear all four (unless the game is a real train wreck) before the next four get installed.

It seems to be working. I am making progress at least. I still shop like a maniac when a sale pops up. Problem is I now practically own the entire Steam catalogue, so now I just gift the games to friends so I still feel like I am partaking in the sale. Cray Cray...yup I agree but I am like dog on heat at sale!

When I was a student on a tight budget, a game was bought, played and cleared before the next was bought. I sometimes miss those days where I could devote all my energy to a single game before I even thought about the next. Now all I hear is the cries of the unplayed in my steam game library list!
Thank you for your candidness; that is a moving story and perhaps could be the basis for a great hollywood blockbuster. All the parts are there: Plucky protagonist, obstacle to overcome, montage scene...

But seriously, we can all learn something from this. I think the moral of the story is that we need to invent a way of playing Steam games from beyond the grave.
[dirrty]gsharp 17/fev/2013 às 10:33 
Escrito originalmente por WouldYouKindly:
(snip)
But seriously, we can all learn something from this. I think the moral of the story is that we need to invent a way of playing Steam games from beyond the grave.

I will absolutely buy THAT game!
BitmapBrother 17/fev/2013 às 10:43 
Escrito originalmente por dirrtygsharp:
Escrito originalmente por WouldYouKindly:
(snip)
But seriously, we can all learn something from this. I think the moral of the story is that we need to invent a way of playing Steam games from beyond the grave.

I will absolutely buy THAT game!

Haha where all the steam updates worked and there was never any issues :P
[dirrty]gsharp 17/fev/2013 às 10:44 
Escrito originalmente por BitmapBrother:
Escrito originalmente por dirrtygsharp:

I will absolutely buy THAT game!

Haha where all the steam updates worked and there was never any issues :P

No Steam Store link? Damn you!!!
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