Valve Reveals Steam Users Spend More Time Buying Games than Playing Them

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  1. Covarr says:

    Valve should start selling “collector” games that you can’t actually play, but they show up in your library, and give a discount. Then if you wanna pay it, that feature is DLC which brings it to the game’s normal price.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This actually seems plausible.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It’s true for me.

  4. Michael Guy says:

    I believe the collectible trading cards already fulfilled this role, of handing out a useless token to donate social status, using it as a collectible, and selling & trading the tokens on an internal marketplace to lend it associative value outside of steam.

    Handing out vouchers, would be too similar to gift cards, game “rental” like this would be alienating, its on the surface, too similar to xbox one sign in/authentication, and “game as dlc” content protection and cdkey systems that prevent secondhand sales.

  5. Michael says:

    I get the feeling they’re mocking us.

  6. A Steam User says:

    I feel ashamed..

  7. vidya gaems says:

    Challenge Accepted, Mary Turner… Challenge accepted…

  8. banana says:

    WTF i have very few paid games which i actually PLAY. i keep a discipline that if i want a new game i should play my current ones OTHERWISE WHAT IS THE RUDDY POINT

  9. Chris says:

    I now have more than 300 steam games thanks to Humble bundles. All together I’ve spent roughly $200 (some of which went to charity) and I now have 300 pc games, 100 android games, and more than 4000 songs from their soundtracks. I don’t feel bad about it either.
    Though some of them I will probably never play.

  10. Satwata says:

    I have this problem of wanting to play a game but as soon as I buy, download, install the game I suddenly loose interest even know I didn’t even start the game. I have to go watch the trailer or an advertisement on that game for me to actually want to play it.

  11. Toby says:

    they are definitely mocking us, but I feel no different because I already had a theory of this, it definitely doesn’t apply to me, but to be completely honest, who cares? Valve is getting more money that way anyways, so why complain about it?

  12. Cyfris says:

    I’m 54, I use to buy the cd’s. Would’nt pay for something not in my hand. But steam use to take care of all the updating, my updates, the drivers I needed to play the games. (Buy the game, and just play it.) But lately. the game are cheap. (even if you pay full price for a game, you may not even get to play it. I guess I need to go back to the old ways an do it myself. I guess I’m better at it. I knew this would happen, that’s what you get, when you go against everything you’ve learned in life. Steam was, but is no more. buy the game and learn to update it yourself.