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Queen6

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I try to, but inevitably there are some games that I've tired of, or just not to my taste. If I like the game I'll generally replay it and keep it on the drive. What I have done the last few years is to really slow down on new games unless it's something specific and work through my back catalogue as seems wasteful to have them and not play.

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According to Steam Deck, I have 235 games on Steam and 55 installed on Steam Deck. Others are installed on Mac and still others are installed on Windows. I have a few others on GOG, Epic, Ubisoft, and EA. Thankfully, I didn't spend any billions.
 
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Big Bad D

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As Steam does have occasional decent discounts on most games, I have bought quite a few games that I have seen recommendations for, but which are outside of my normal playing preferences. Some I have liked, others played very little. But most games are never purchased at full price, unless really certain I will be playing them regularly.
 

Queen6

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Around 600 games between GOG & Epic and a handful on Origin. Most I've got through, some I've dropped as couldn't get into them at the time, equally they are waiting on their time to play :) Hence why I put the brakes on as is a lot of playtime. Currently have around 150 games installed ranging from the 1980's to present day.

On top of this are the mod games which are a good few in number (>1TB), mostly S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Has to be said the most polished is Doom 3 on the dhewm3 game engine with D3HDPv2 graphics package which easily puts many a commercial release to shame.
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Original Birdman from the showcase back in the Macworld 2001 preview. Gets ugly fast with these guy's and can end badly, but he got the Chainsaw LOL.
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Anyone wanting the links, you know what to do. Just note you need to own the original game which is frequently on sale for buttons on GOG/Steam. Have Doom 3 running on my PC and natively on my M1 Mac...:cool:

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Do you play all of the games you've bought on Steam?

Apparently, there are $19 billion worth of games not played.

I have quite a few I've played once and didn't like. What about you?
From the public accounts they could view and calculate, they tallied 1.9 billion, then multiplied that by 10(no reason given, except that it would give a bigger number and story).
 
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From the public accounts they could view and calculate, they tallied 1.9 billion, then multiplied that by 10(no reason given, except that it would give a bigger number and story).
At $1.9 billion or $19 billion, that would be quite a lot of games not played.
 
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Heat_Fan89

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Yup, i'm definitely in that group. I bought games as more of a thrill just like the person who goes window shopping and comes back home with a mountain of clothes. For me the days of buying videogames just because they look interesting are long gone. I now buy what I plan on playing immediately and put many hours into it.

Persona 3 Reload was one such game for me but since I have Game Pass, i'm playing it on the XBOX Series X. So far I have over 100 hours in the game.
 
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GrumpyCoder

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That usually happens when sales are on. “It’s cheap, so better grab it now”. I still have some games dating back to the GameCube days I’ve not touched yet and probably never will. 🤷‍♂️

I guess it’s the same for all collections. I also still have some movies on laserdiscs and DVDs I’ve never watched.

I‘m trying to grab less games nowadays, as I have little time to play and most stuff released these days are cheap knockoffs. Trying to focus on the big sellers with good storytelling.
 

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I've been playing a number of Netmarble games lately. The Korean company would like you to buy everything but you can still make progress without buying anything. That's the way with most of my recent freemium games.

I play Unreal Tournament 2004 daily, even though Epic Games kind of killed it and other games in the series. The only thing to come close is Toxikk, which was US$5.00 and is now free.

I bought a couple of games that were highly recommended and I couldn't believe that anyone would recommend them. That's the case of a lot I see now. On the other hand, Hi-Fi Rush is amazing and of course, Tango Gameworks has been closed. They didn't have loads of items to buy. It was just for fun.
 
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Queen6

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The closing of Tango Gameworks was a travesty. Xbox exec's then had the audacity to say they want their smaller studios to thrive, when challenged live just spouted corporate word salad curtesy of an MBA. Such publishers I avoid as they have no intrinsic interest in gaming, only enriching themselves.

A Ubisoft director said gamers will get more comfortable "not owning" games. I suggest gamers will get more comfortable not sending money Ubisoft's way until they change their tune as that's clearly the better solution. Sony is another, delisting games and removing them from peoples libraries. Simple answer is not to purchase from or support such companies. Safe to day no Game Pass or PSN in this house as their stock price diminishes they will get the message sooner or later...

I dont pirate as dev's too need to be paid out, I support indie developers to the hilt. These faceless money grabbing corporations are only intent on milking their customers at every possible opportunity and they can kiss it...
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Queen6

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I've been playing a number of Netmarble games lately. The Korean company would like you to buy everything but you can still make progress without buying anything. That's the way with most of my recent freemium games.

I play Unreal Tournament 2004 daily, even though Epic Games kind of killed it and other games in the series. The only thing to come close is Toxikk, which was US$5.00 and is now free.

I bought a couple of games that were highly recommended and I couldn't believe that anyone would recommend them. That's the case of a lot I see now. On the other hand, Hi-Fi Rush is amazing and of course, Tango Gameworks has been closed. They didn't have loads of items to buy. It was just for fun.
Don't have Hi-Fi Rush, do have Evil Within 1&2. Smart move by Xbox to shutter Tango Gameworks :rolleyes: All to save coppers in the pan due to Microsoft's execs making bad decisions. If I was on Game Pass I'd have cancelled as that all the likes of Microsoft understands and I encourage all to do so before they damage the industry beyond repair...

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Don't have Hi-Fi Rush, do have Evil Within 1&2. Smart move by Xbox to shutter Tango Gameworks :rolleyes: All to save coppers in the pan due to Microsoft's execs making bad decisions. If I was on Game Pass I'd have cancelled as that all the likes of Microsoft understands and I encourage all to do so before they damage the industry beyond repair...

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I'd also bought Ghostwire: Tokyo after playing Hi-Fi Rush and trying the demo Ghostwire: Tokyo Prelude. It reminded me of my visit to Tokyo with a twist.

Microsoft has been making bad decisions ever since they started selling MS-DOS. They just elevated their decisions to hurt other people.
 
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Queen6

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I'd also bought Ghostwire: Tokyo after playing Hi-Fi Rush and trying the demo Ghostwire: Tokyo Prelude. It reminded me of my visit to Tokyo with a twist.

Microsoft has been making bad decisions ever since they started selling MS-DOS. They just elevated their decisions to hurt other people.
I also have Ghostwire: Tokyo, fun game with a different take. A very under rated game by Tango Gameworks. The city is beautifully rendered, think it even beats Cyberpunk 2077 in that respect as is just a good looking with far more you can interact with. Was hoping for another Ghostwire game, but Microsoft put a stop on that :mad:

Only solution I see is to stop buying from such companies and state why if enough follow on they will be compelled to change. While Microsoft has peeved me over they years, what they are now doing to gaming is on another level so no pennies for them...

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Suture

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I'm doing my part! I only buy games; I'm not actually playing them. Same with my Netflix queue.
 
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bousozoku

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I also have Ghostwire: Tokyo, fun game with a different take. A very under rated game by Tango Gameworks. The city is beautifully rendered, think it even beats Cyberpunk 2077 in that respect as is just a good looking with far more you can interact with. Was hoping for another Ghostwire game, but Microsoft put a stop on that :mad:

Only solution I see is to stop buying from such companies and state why if enough follow on they will be compelled to change. While Microsoft has peeved me over they years, what they are now doing to gaming is on another level so no pennies for them...

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I'm hoping that Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will be as much fun as Hi-Fi Rush. It was 33% off and it's rare for me to pay full price. Then again, I need to try more of the bargains I buy.
 
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Macalicious2011

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The reason for backlogs is because attention is a zero sum game.

There's an increasing number of ways to pass time with your eyeballs including gaming on a phone, watching netflix/prime/etc, scrolling through Facebook, temu shopping, sharming memes on twitter.

When you are watching netflix you are not playing games that you have purchased.
 

Queen6

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The reason for backlogs is because attention is a zero sum game.

There's an increasing number of ways to pass time with your eyeballs including gaming on a phone, watching netflix/prime/etc, scrolling through Facebook, temu shopping, sharming memes on twitter.

When you are watching netflix you are not playing games that you have purchased.
Best to ignore the garbage, get more done that way...:)

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Macalicious2011

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Best to ignore the garbage, get more done that way...:)

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I used to subscribe to premium but then cancelled. It made me lazy and not bothered to watch other subscription services. Then I cancelled those too and now prioritise gaming which I prefer as it keeps me away from my phone and mke me feel absorbed into other worlds.
 

Queen6

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I used to subscribe to premium but then cancelled. It made me lazy and not bothered to watch other subscription services. Then I cancelled those too and now prioritise gaming which I prefer as it keeps me away from my phone and mke me feel absorbed into other worlds.
That's what I do. I cancelled all streaming services years ago. There's enough legit free content out there and I prefer to play or mod games as opposed to just sitting and wasting time.

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Macalicious2011

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That's what I do. I cancelled all streaming services years ago. There's enough legit free content out there and I prefer to play or mod games as opposed to just sitting and wasting time.

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Every now and then Netflix or competitor produce amazing and highly addictive shows. But 90% of it tends to be shows you put on in the background whilst scrolling through MacRumors on your phone. :p
 
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