World of Warcraft from a Paladin's Perspective
Steam is essentially reverse piracy. Instead of playing games you didn't pay for, you pay for games you'll never play.
- Nemarus, from Reddit
Reminds me of an ex who had some sort of OCD for things on sale. We ended up with 4 slow cookers at one point. She always claimed "look at how much money I'm saving", with my reply being "you'd save more by not buying anything".That bargain sticker... it drives people to do some crazy things.
Very true. I saw a comment where someone said that after looking back, it was the games where he paid $50 that he most enjoyed. Those were the games that he truly wanted, rather than ones which he kind of wanted and bought on sale.
I'd rather pay for the convenience of Steam ownership than I would pirate a game for free. If a game isn't in my Steam library, then I forget it exists.
Yup. Steam is one of the great advances in gaming. I think it has pretty much eliminated piracy among the serious gamer crowd.
Some people collect comic books. Others collect sports memorabilia. Then there are (or were) the Beanie Baby collectors, the movie fanatics, and the CCG fans.If you play boardgames, you're familiar with how some people collect hundreds of games they end up playing only once. If that.And now, with Steam, you can collect electronic games that you may never actually play.Same idea, really. The big difference is that physical items can actually be bought and traded, but Steam games not so much.
Heh, the videogame as a collectible. That's an interesting way to view the phenomena.I guess that's probably true for some people. It is a bit of an alien mindset for me, though, as things that I've collected in the past tend to be things I've used like books or Magic cards.
Brilliant quote, thanks for sharing!