Steam really needs a feature that prevents me from drunk buying.

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#1 Edited by Pumer (36 posts) -

I have a tendency to get stoned or blasted and buy a bunch of games.  If steam would ask me a simple math question or what the meaning of life is, it would seriously cut into my influenced purchasing.  Anyone else have this problem?
#2 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

I used to. Now I just keep steamgamesales.com in my RSS feed so I'm not temped to look through their catalog every time. I just know about sales when they happen and don't risk opening the store unless I know what I want to buy.
 
I buy more impulsively when I'm drunk, but I want to play something new more when I'm stoned. Dangerous for the wallet when combined.

#3 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

I used to have that problem but with Xbox Live since I would just browse the marketplace stoned and would say hey that looks ok, then boom, purchased. I just have it now where the disc automatically starts so I don't see the dashboard.

#4 Posted by President_Barackbar (3474 posts) -

How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place?

#5 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

I don't really see how enjoyable it is to smoke pot or get drunk in front of the computer to warrant having that sort of security measurement; but hey I guess it would be helpful.

#6 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

For the love of god why aren't there built in breathalyzers in PC's yet?!

#7 Posted by Pumer (36 posts) -
@Meteora said:
"I don't really see how enjoyable it is to smoke pot or get drunk in front of the computer to warrant having that sort of security measurement; but hey I guess it would be helpful. "  
Getting stoned alone is great fun.  Drinkin alone, not so much, but I've been known to do so.
#8 Posted by Prolix (188 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
Wait... We don't have to?  Mind = BLOWN!
#9 Posted by WEGGLES (739 posts) -
Chrome would do well to not allow people to access "secure" sites while intoxicated. I'd buy a USB breathalyser for that. 
 
@President_Barackbar
said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
What a great solution..... :\
#10 Posted by damnboyadvance (4061 posts) -

They should release a peripheral that tests your blood-alcohol level. If it finds ANY, it doesn't let you in, just for safety.

#11 Posted by eezo (287 posts) -

"not getting stoned" is out of the question though

#12 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
What are you high ? 
 
Thank you.. thank you.
#13 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -
@Meteora said:
" I don't really see how enjoyable it is to smoke pot or get drunk in front of the computer to warrant having that sort of security measurement; but hey I guess it would be helpful. "
it's not so much getting drunk or high in front of the computer, as... coming home after a night of drinking or smoking, and seeing what's on sale on steam and bam... now I own every Codemasters made racing game. Great.  
 
Though at least I have good taste. The day after my birthday party, I found L4D2 and the Deus Ex games in my steam. No idea when that happened, but... I bought 'em. 
#14 Posted by The_Dude (798 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
Hey, here he is...I found "that guy".
#15 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2133 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
#16 Posted by Alexander (1724 posts) -

I'm better at long division while driving when inebriated.

#17 Posted by Pumer (36 posts) -

I am drunk.  Hopefully halo will keep me from spending moneis 

#18 Posted by LiquidPrince (16185 posts) -

Why would they want to stop sales? They might even advertise more beer related stuff.

#19 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
Crazy talk
#20 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1642 posts) -

Make shortcuts of all your games.

#21 Posted by valrog (3648 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
It's so obvious that no one could think of it.
#22 Posted by Weltal (2276 posts) -

Yeah, at least they tell you when you've already purchased something.
 I once got drunk, brought the Rockstar pack and then like an hour later was like "Hey, that's an awesome deal!" and tried to buy it again. Thankfully they told me I already owned it.

#23 Posted by MethodMan008 (822 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
What are you high ?  Thank you.. thank you. "
/mass applause 
#24 Posted by beej (1674 posts) -

Man whatever high purchases are the only reason I found mount & blade.

#25 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@MethodMan008 said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
What are you high ?  Thank you.. thank you. "
/mass applause  "
what a terrific audience
#26 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
"How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "

+5
#27 Posted by Cerberus86 (14 posts) -

I was a proud member of the Boycott Modern Warfare 2 game for not having dedicated servers.......................................................then I got drunk 

#28 Posted by odintal (1095 posts) -

I almost bought that demolition company sim while hammered on homemade wine. 

#29 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -
@Meteora said:
" I don't really see how enjoyable it is to smoke pot or get drunk in front of the computer to warrant having that sort of security measurement; but hey I guess it would be helpful. "
#30 Posted by Goly (843 posts) -

hahaha never happened to me, I've never bought anything from steam and stopped getting stoned alone... wait stopped smoking pot altogether. Smoking alone is one of the things I enjoyed the most but I became so goddamn stupid everybody thought I had lost it and I was forced to stop for my own good. Don't do it, not good, it soon becomes an habit and you'll smoke your joints like cigarettes.

#31 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -

You should see what you buy when you're on heroin. 

#32 Posted by agentboolen (1846 posts) -
@Pumer: Doubt it will ever happening for 2 reasons.  
 
1 Stupid people, it would have to have that try another question button like they put on those vision letter tests that they have been using now a days.  Just imagine that rare person that doesn't know addition.
 
2 DLC have been solely based on impose/drunk buying.
#33 Posted by Blair (2531 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
That's a terrible idea.
#34 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12137 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
This. Alternatively, you could set it so you have to enter your credit card information every single time you make a purchase. That's probably a brick wall for most drunk/high people.
#35 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Steam needs a feature that prevents me from buying games while sober. Eternity's Child? Sure, that looks like a quality product deserving of my money. I think I need to be drunk to enjoy that game.

#36 Posted by Humanoid (204 posts) -

You know what's even worse than that? iPhone app-store and enough beer to K.O. an elephant. When I came home I had a hell of a lotta apps and a large phone bill for using the internet abroad. 

#37 Posted by FesteringNeon (2166 posts) -

I tend to do this when i'm extremely tired. Did I need to buy Sennheiser HD 555's to turn them in HD 595's? no....but I did anyway.

#38 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3000 posts) -

you'd have no problem paying for games on steam if you just stopped drinking

#39 Posted by Noodles (539 posts) -

Simple fix: Let you return any game you buy within 24 hours. This would also help (for me at least) with games bought off of Steam that don't run on your system or are unplayable on your system.

#40 Posted by elephantjewls (25 posts) -
@Malakhii said:
" You should see what you buy when you're on heroin.  "
Whatever.  I don't need opiates to know that $4.99 to train my own ice-steed is a fucking deal
#41 Posted by KaosAngel (13764 posts) -

...they should do it for the Christmas sales.  Give you a chance to double think it.  >.> 
 
Fucking wasted money on games I never touched.

#42 Posted by fix8ed (23 posts) -
@President_Barackbar: 
 
How about a nice big glass of the shut the hell up?????
 
Just kidding, not starting a war. lol
#43 Posted by beej (1674 posts) -
@bukkookkub:  can one have too many sennheisers though? well, yeah probably, but still..
#44 Posted by Undeadpool (5003 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
What are you high ?  Thank you.. thank you. "
*slow clap...slowly stands...slow clap becomes faster*
#45 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Undeadpool said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" How about not getting drunk or stoned in the first place? "
What are you high ?  Thank you.. thank you. "
*slow clap...slowly stands...slow clap becomes faster* "
sorry friend i gave up cyber sex years ago 
and you sound rather slow 
 
thanks again. thank you !
#46 Edited by therealnelsk (321 posts) -

I support the O.P. I just bought Ruse. Must have been fucked up.... 
 
 
Edit: Yeah. I'm fucked up.

#47 Posted by AndrewB (7691 posts) -

Valve branded USB breathalyzers coming soon.

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#48 Posted by Animasta (14731 posts) -

yeah OP just make it so steam doesn't save your credit card credentials or whatever.

#49 Edited by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

Steam should also sell alcohol.  It would be the ultimate sales scheme: get you drunk and trick you into buying more shit! 
 
I might have something here...

#50 Edited by FesteringNeon (2166 posts) -
@beej said:

" @bukkookkub:  can one have too many sennheisers though? well, yeah probably, but still.. "

Well considering I had the HD497's, have the EH150's(snowboarding), RS120's, and HD 280 Pro's... Ordering the HD 555's probably wasn't needed... but to answer your question NO! Now I just need to dream about the HD800's :p 
 
On topic though, I do tend to buy alot of PSN games when they're on special or when i'm extremely careless at that point with my money. I play some of them once or twice then always tell myself that i'll come back to them one day. As far as Steam purchases go, I only have a few, but they were a bargain and worth every penny. :)  

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