First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
Why do most people buy so many games on Steam but never play most of them?
13129 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M
Offline
Posted 3/5/14
Most of the time its because I get them from Humble Bundles and I just don't have time to play them all...
11415 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / Eng Land
Offline
Posted 3/5/14
Because the mighty Lord Gaben showers us with sales, and considering devs can now make their games go on sale whenever they want there are even MORE games on sale than ever before.
1651 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Mor Dhona
Offline
Posted 3/5/14
They're cheap (if not new), and people will get around to playing them eventually. Maybe.
731 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
36 / M / Denver
Offline
Posted 3/5/14
Biggest irony of course is that Steam games on sale go down to, in most cases, what they're actually worth, so they're not really "on sale".

For my own Steam library, I was one of those that never wanted Steam in the first place. My friend Dave sent me a lot of cheap bundles, so basically all of the games I don't play came from there.

Although there are games that I've played, never finished, and put down, the mystery isn't identical on console. On Steam, there are lots of indie games, and games that frankly aren't GOOD enough to have physical copies. It's much more expensive to put a game out on console. That being said, the raw production values on console will always be higher on console statistically.

All in all, there are games I've completely finished, games I've beaten but have other inane bs to do, and games I've never beaten. But games that I've quit only after a few hours? Only on Steam.
6100 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M
Offline
Posted 3/5/14
Humble Bundle!
Probably most of my Steam games are from the Humble Bundles.
Also I'm easily tempted by Steam sales
38411 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 3/5/14
About a quarter of my Library was free via various promos. Another quarter to a third I bought because they looked fun and had good reviews but I ended up not enjoying them. I haven't bought a game in a while just because I feel I've been burned too many times.
manisa 
35844 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27
Offline
Posted 3/6/14
It's all Steam Sales dear that attracts people... so they never go round on playing them..
Posted 3/6/14
I've purchased some old classics like Age of Empires 2 in HD. It allows me to play it on Win7 and with a 16:9 / 16:10 monitor.

I've also purchased Natural Selection 2 on Steam, since I used to be an avid Half-Life: Natural Selection gamer.

I purchased Oblivion on Steam because I tend to go back and play that every now and then. And I purchased KOTOR on Steam because I do the same with that.

I remember when we cussed out Valve's transfer to Steam on IRC, lol.
Posted 3/6/14
I have a few that I pick away at. Some I've really never gotten into, but if I ever need them, they'll be there.
35948 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / United Federation...
Offline
Posted 3/6/14
The price. When you see 75% off a game or a game for $2 it's easy to buy a lot of games you'll never play.
18602 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 3/6/14
I've played all my steam games.

all 6 of them
30655 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / M / NJ
Offline
Posted 3/6/14 , edited 3/6/14

AHBrandon wrote:

The price. When you see 75% off a game or a game for $2 it's easy to buy a lot of games you'll never play.


That's the reason my friend has over 300+ games in his library.. Why i'm sitting at 222 according to steam. That and humble bundles..

I do my best to play most of them, but on more than one occasion i've gone through my library and gone 'wtf when did I get that?'
39055 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / M
Offline
Posted 3/6/14
I can't speak for others but the only games that I haven't played at least a little on steam are ones that came in bundle deals other wise I have at least tried all the games I have on steam if not beaten them, exception being games with no definitive ending. As for games on console that I haven't played... simply put part of a collection and that is the main reason for owning most of the games I have played or not.

I don't do this with steam because it is a digital copy and more or less worthless however with a solid copy I can (and have) find someone who is feeling nostalgic wanting to play an old game you can't easily find or buy and make a decent amount off them usually more then I even bought it for it to begin with and with ones that I haven't gotten more for well I still got the game cheap to begin with so I only lost a couple of dollars for something I got to play and enjoy so no real loss there. Where this is failing is with this "New Generation" of gamers that are just like "oh I'm done with it its no longer new time to move on" and never look back these guys drive me crazy and if you don't believe they exist I work with a few and you probably do too. They tend to be the ones with a new cell phone every 3-6 months.
22069 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Omaha, USA
Online
Posted 3/6/14
I buy a lot of cheap games during the year end steam sale. Most of them are bad so I don't play them more than a couple of days. I'm the same way with books if they don't catch my interest.
1853 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / Bolton, England
Offline
Posted 3/6/14
I just end up with games I will play. On Steam I just have Football Manager 12, 13 and 14.

For why people do it, I suppose it gives them more to play when they finish games but eh some people can't resist bargains.
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.