Steam Wants Me In The Poorhouse


It's official! My first purchase through Steam has finally clamored my descent into absolute destitution. Being able to purchase things at the drop of a (TF2 reference) hat is by far the worst idea ever for consumers. And I mean that only in the sense that our sense of fickle consumerism makes us buy much more than we need. Cue my newest additions.

 


 


As you can see, I'm finally the proud owner of Torchlight, where I can act out my Hack 'n Slash (now Action RPG) dreams. Just for the hell of it and because Steam suckered me in with their low, low price, I also bought into Tropico 3. And I didn't just go for the regular one, oh no; Steam marketing agents know exactly how to get sheep like me in line. Ergo, I went for the complete package, since I was going to go for it down the line anyway.

 


 


So here we are, mere moments before my irresponsible spending ushers in my downfall. With a digital outlet that lets me legally own all the games I want for pennies, I'm bound to be on the streets before long. This is all because my low impulse control is no match for a fraudulent need for materialism. I'm a consumer whore, but at least I'm upfront about it. None if this is necessary, but I do it anyway.

16 Comments
16 Comments
Posted by Daavpuke

It's official! My first purchase through Steam has finally clamored my descent into absolute destitution. Being able to purchase things at the drop of a (TF2 reference) hat is by far the worst idea ever for consumers. And I mean that only in the sense that our sense of fickle consumerism makes us buy much more than we need. Cue my newest additions.

 


 


As you can see, I'm finally the proud owner of Torchlight, where I can act out my Hack 'n Slash (now Action RPG) dreams. Just for the hell of it and because Steam suckered me in with their low, low price, I also bought into Tropico 3. And I didn't just go for the regular one, oh no; Steam marketing agents know exactly how to get sheep like me in line. Ergo, I went for the complete package, since I was going to go for it down the line anyway.

 


 


So here we are, mere moments before my irresponsible spending ushers in my downfall. With a digital outlet that lets me legally own all the games I want for pennies, I'm bound to be on the streets before long. This is all because my low impulse control is no match for a fraudulent need for materialism. I'm a consumer whore, but at least I'm upfront about it. None if this is necessary, but I do it anyway.

Edited by Mikemcn

I bought the same thing!

Oh, and I also bought STALKER Call of Pripyat, Assassins Creed brohood and Men of War Assault Squad. Welcome to Steam!!!

Posted by RE_Player1

Steam makes me depressed because I see games I want for cheap but I don't have a good computer to run them :(

Posted by Afroman269

I only bought stuff on the first day of the sale. I'm doing fine so far.

Posted by Daavpuke
@Mikemcn: Awesome. And @RE_Player92: I would've also bought Transformers, but alas I feel your pain. That's also my issue right now :(. Luckily, it keeps me from buying even more stuff. Now I have to pry myself away from Flight Control, which is ridiculously priced at 1 buck..
Posted by Master_Funk

so far iv spent around 13 quid on 5 pretty great games so im happy

Posted by Sanity

i think i'v spent around 60-70 bucks.... Not horrible considering just how many games i got...

Posted by Badhands

I bought one game the first day for $4.99. Since that once purchase I have spent $170 on steam..... only what one or two more days to go right? hah going to try and keep it under $200

Posted by project343

$56 in. 
 
Only 5 days to go. :|

Posted by Cincaid

@RE_Player92 said:

Steam makes me depressed because I see games I want for cheap but I don't have a good computer to run them :(

Indeed. :(

Posted by Daavpuke
@Badhands: Wow, nice. If I could recommend any big purchase, it would be the 2K package. That one is just ridiculously cheap, even at 80 bucks.
 
Good to see some spending going on on GB. And as @Slayer22 says, you're getting great games in return. Looking forward to today's deals.
Posted by YoungFrey

I'm at $97.72. But the haul has been mighty.  And I haven't bought anything I don't want (well I got a few games I don't care about in a bundle but it wascheaper than any other way to get the games I did want. The Steam sales are a devilishly executed plot to make people buy stuff they might not normally get.  You could pretty much teach a psychology of sales class just on how Steam does things.  
Posted by Badhands

@Daavpuke: Yeah I actually really have been thinking about that as my last non daily deal purchase, I already own Borderlands GOTY and Bioshock 1,2. But Civ V with all DLC and Mafia 2 and stuff would be good to get for only $75

Posted by Pibo47
@RE_Player92 said:

Steam makes me depressed because I see games I want for cheap but I don't have a good computer to run them :(

Same. I can barely run amnesia:the dark descent. I have to use my dads computer to even play sc2 lol
Posted by Daavpuke
@Badhands: Don't forget Duke Nukem Forever. Even if it's crap, it is a brand new release.
Edited by ckeats

I made my first purchase at the start of the sale. Now I'm up to 76 games and have spent $129.93. Right now, all I have is a Macbook pro, and 27 of these games are unplayable on mac, so this sale has prompted me to start saving to build a new PC.

I expect to buy many more games before this is over.

Edit: I also hit my bandwidth cap yesterday, so I can't even download any of the new games till the 13th. Fuck