How comfortable are you with Digital Distribution?
Steam has been my main venue for purchasing games since 2004, I've got 185 games purchased through Steam + a couple dozen gifts.
How big is your steam library?
124 according to my community page.
I love it. Steam is solely responsible for my current PC gaming habits.
Not sure why my Civ 4 and expansions show up twice. I hope I didn't buy that pack twice... (edit: one is http://store.steampowered.com/app/3900/ and the other is http://store.steampowered.com/app/34440/ that forwards to 3900. weird.)
" Not sure why my Civ 4 and expansions show up twice. I hope I didn't buy that pack twice... (edit: one is http://store.steampowered.com/app/3900/ and the other is http://store.steampowered.com/app/34440/ that forwards to 3900. weird.) "I believe one is the Mac version.
" @ajamafalous: Ah... weird. I really thought I noticed it duplicated well before the Mac Steam thing. Plus no other multiplatform (weird calling PC- Mac that) games are duplicated. "It happened to my list the day that they released Civ 4 on Mac, which, if you remember, didn't come with Steamplay at first (people weren't able to play it on their Macs even though it was advertised as such) and they added it a few days later.
" I thought I was crazy with my 153 games (some of them are duplicates though), but I see that it's rather common to have that amount. "Yeah with the tons of game pack deals all over steam, its easy to accumulate large numbers of games. Whether people play them or not is a different story :P
I have...five games:
-Empire: Total War
-Europa Universalis III
-Medieval II: Total War
-Rome: Total War
I also own all the expansions for those games but I don't count them since they're really a part of said games. My computer is junk so I can't run almost anything that has released in the past four years or so. Empire: Total War pretty much just sits there unused since it's unplayable. When I finally get a new computer I'll probably get quite a few Steam games of things I've been wanting to play for years and can't. While I personally prefer physical media that's kind of impractical with PC titles since once you activate them the discs really arn't important anymore.
I have 23 games in my library, but only 9 are purchased; the others are free. From those 9 that I purchased, 4 of them were part of a LucasArts classics pack that was like $5.
My rule is that a game should be $5 and less for a purchase on Steam. Though once I did spend $10 for Killing Floor because I thought it seemed good, boy was I wrong. It's a dumb grinding game where the developers have just abandoned it. Out of my few purchases, the Killing Floor purchase was the worst; a pathetic game and purchase, I remind myself of it so I don't make the same mistake again.
Why? Because with Steam you can't sell the game, you can't get rid of it for some money back. That's the worst part about Steam.
It's stupid... game companies have DRM that says you can install it on up to 3 computers (or some other number) ... but how can you do it with Steam? It's tied to your account? So it's stupid. You're going to share your password? Steam locks games to single users, you can't share or trade or even sell....... Steam is very restrictive in this way and I can't support them with higher priced purchases. I might as well walk down the street in search of a poor man selling bootleg games than to purchase an extremely restrictive product from Steam.
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