Did you know: You haven’t played 1/3 of your Steam games?

This isn’t news, I found it in a post on Forbes from April 2014, but it’s something I’ve been wondering about for quite awhile. I mean, I have a pile of Steam games that I buy for basically nothing and while I do get around to playing some, there is an ever-increasing pile that I simply haven’t touched.

I did a count about a week ago and I’m right at about 1/3 unplayed as well. For me this is for a few reasons:

  1. If I’ve heard good things about a game, it looks interesting, and it’s like, a couple of bucks, I’m an adult and I’m gonna buy that game.
  2. I’ve purchased a few bundles containing older games and found that I really disliked going back in time with them. So that’s bumped up my ‘not played’ count.
    • For example, I bought a Star Wars pack (it had 5 or 8 games & sequels) and even though it makes me a bad person, I know, I just can’t stand playing Jedi Knight. It hasn’t aged well.
  3. I’m going to get to them. Seriously! I tried Arkham Asylum and really hated it until I broke down and bought a decent PC gaming controller (it’s awesome with a proper controller, duh). I own all the new Batman games on Steam, so I’m going to play them eventually. I will, shut up!

The thing is, I don’t honestly care about not playing all the games I own. I don’t want to spend a pile of money on them, that’s clearly wasteful, but if I buy Balder’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for $3 and don’t play it for a few years, who cares? It’ll be there when I’m ready for it.

Until then, sleep tight little Balder’s Gate.


6 thoughts on “Did you know: You haven’t played 1/3 of your Steam games?

  1. jocelynb

    Your wife here. Sorry I give you a hard time about your unplayed Steam games. Until I have read every book in our house, I have no business running my damn fool mouth. ❀

  2. jocelynb

    Also, I just counted and I haven’t played 21% of my Steam games. SO I AM PRETTY GREAT is what I’m trying to say.

  3. The Otaku Judge

    I’ve ceased logging into Steam because of this very issue. I cannot resist a bargain, but I just don’t have the time to complete my gaming backlog.

    1. forsoothed Post author

      I hear you. I decided that I’d allow myself to go crazy during Steam sales, and in exchange, I would only buy games I actually wanted the rest of the year. It’s been… mildly successful πŸ™‚

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