The Anatomy of a Steam Sale (Flowchart)

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Taking a trip to your local video game retailer is a chore, and Steam is so convenient that you can’t help but buy games on impulse. But woe is the gamer who gets caught in the infinite loop of the Steam sale, buying game after game that he’ll never play, never remember, doomed to grow his Steam library until the Great Zombie Outbreak that will transform the world into a post-apocalyptic, internet-free wasteland.

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2 Comments on The Anatomy of a Steam Sale (Flowchart)


On August 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I don’t get the first step. Is this supposed to be funny? Steam flowchart Fail.


On August 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Have I checked Deals 4 Downloads DOT COM to see if the Steam sale is really a bargain compared to the other online digital competitors, has been on sale before for cheaper, or available else where for cheaper. YES.

Steam is not the end all be all. A lot of times when Steam lowers prices competitors do too, or even when things are at the regular price, a sale might be going on elsewhere.

Don’t impulse, read independent use reviews, watch user game-play clips on Youtube, find someone that has it and has an honest unbiased opinion on it, try a demo if available, then I decide if the game fits, meets needs and wants. I try to avoid buyers remorse like the plague.