This week’s question is another that started as a forum thread called: The Power of Steam. MikeS noticed he had 94 games on his Steam account but thought of himself as a casual gamer.
I only have 30 games but I doubt I have even finished half of those. That’s not as bad as it sounds because a lot of those games came free when I bought something else; games like TF2, DOD: Source etc.
However, that’s not to say I haven’t bought games I haven’t played yet because I definitely have. I bought them for rainy days, which let’s be honest, happen enough for us to play those games but something always gets in the way.
There’s no doubt that for me I have bought more games than I would have normally, but only because of the sales. The only games I would buy full price are the Half-Life games and my days of buying from Ebay are over – not because of any bad experiences but because I never play those games.
My big problem with Steam is that I can’t “Gift” the free games I get when I buy another game. I’m sure that would help Valve in the long run because I would gift them to friends who would probably have never bought the games anyway, so they could be gaining new customers.
It would also be nice to be able to split and merge accounts, but that’s really off topic – sorry.
So, back to the topic…Has Steam changed your purchasing habits?