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Why I Don’t Buy Full Priced Steam Games Anymore

Hint: It's not only because of Steam's amazing sales.

Steam is a godsend for the PC gaming industry and even the video gaming industry in general. Since I’ve moved to digital downloads, I even haven’t bought a physical boxed copy of a game. The only time I might consider a boxed copy is for special collectors editions of my favourite franchise. Still, I don’t buy that many collector’s editions as I used to.

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Starbucks_Fan1151d ago (Edited 1151d ago )

I usually wait for bigger sales. It's been a long time since I've paid full price for something on Steam and for consoles. There is always a $10-$15 off sale within a week or 2 of the game's launch. Or if I wait a month or even less I can get a used copy on Craigslist for $35-$40 easily.

Also many games are not worth $60 these days...

randomass1711151d ago

I almost always wait for Steam sales. I had been itching to play The Walking Dead Season 2 for a couple of months but it went sale for about 40% off on Steam during early summer. Not a bad value for the followup to such a classic game.

DivoJones1150d ago

Nailed it. Especially true in November when damn near 50% of games are released.. there's no time to play all of them. Pick up the one you want the most, wait for deals on the rest.. or maybe get a few for Christmas, no price is better than free.

TonyPT1150d ago

Only if I feel that the game is worth it and then I'll support the company with full price. Most games now a days are not really.

Silly Mammo1150d ago

Just put the games I'm interested in on My Wish list. I get an email when it goes on sale or wait for the two Big Steam Sales.

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hiredhelp1151d ago (Edited 1151d ago )

Yeh thoes cant or wont pay full price the buety of steam are there sales.. A New tripple A title will see itself in a steam sale. Fact is steam has sales each day then mega Sales certain parts of the year were you can save from 25% 50% 75% and sometimes 90% off titles.
Some people say building pc cost alot sure can do for decent rig but then you get that back over time with these sales... I now have my rig set me back what £800 to build up my steam account net is worth just under 2 Grand and no i never paid 2 grand as sais Steam sales gotta love it.

TomRL1150d ago

Half of my Steam games don't even work. Steam has some pretty big issues.

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frelyler1150d ago

It is your PC, not Steam. I have had a very stable experience with it and all of my 72 games work perfectly fine.

bear1bm1150d ago

I have had very little issues with Steam, and if a game gives me some sort of problem it usually has to do with the fact that it's an old game. The last game that gave me a problem was The Walking Dead Season 2 when it first came out, but it was a quick fix and I haven't had a problem with it since.

Are_The_MaDNess1150d ago

i know for a fact that 99% of my 550 games on steam works.
only game i can think off that has problems is Fuel & Dirt (dont support Win8 XD)

stragomccloud1150d ago

All 160 of my games work just fine~ Troll.

Genova841150d ago

I find that whenever I buy a game, new or old, I need to spend about 2 hours to get it to run right. Not steam's fault but the joys of PC gaming!

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bjshepp1150d ago

I don't buy full priced games in general anymore.

Jdoki1150d ago

Things like PS+ Instant Games Collection, Xbox Live's Games with Gold, and Steam Sales are all reducing my need to buy full priced games, especially on Day 1.

There are obvious exceptions... but generally my purchasing habits are changing and I am less likely to spend the full price - especially with the leap of price from last gen to this gen (which is even increasing PC prices)

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