Comments on: Are Amazing Sales Putting You in a Game Rut? http://techgage.com/news/are-amazing-sales-putting-you-in-a-game-rut/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/are-amazing-sales-putting-you-in-a-game-rut/#comment-1917 Sun, 04 Aug 2013 21:15:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=20312#comment-1917 You need to go into your inventory in order to sell a card. You can easily see see pricing trends and price yours accordingly. I’ve made like $25 selling cards I don’t want, but it’s gone right back into getting cards I do want.

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By: DarkStarr http://techgage.com/news/are-amazing-sales-putting-you-in-a-game-rut/#comment-1915 Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:44:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=20312#comment-1915 I dunno how to sell them lol I should probably look into these set things as well….

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/are-amazing-sales-putting-you-in-a-game-rut/#comment-1913 Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:43:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=20312#comment-1913 Yup, that’s true. I am just crafting badges for games I -love-, and selling the cards for games I don’t care about THAT much.

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By: DarkStarr http://techgage.com/news/are-amazing-sales-putting-you-in-a-game-rut/#comment-1909 Sun, 04 Aug 2013 01:22:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=20312#comment-1909 But…. no one said you have to collect them. You can just keep selling them and take the money.

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By: Kayden http://techgage.com/news/are-amazing-sales-putting-you-in-a-game-rut/#comment-1897 Fri, 02 Aug 2013 05:35:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=20312#comment-1897 I can’t say this is much of problem for me. Mainly because I do get around to playing everything I buy one way or another, not completing the game is dependent on the game it self not the other games I have waiting to be played.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/are-amazing-sales-putting-you-in-a-game-rut/#comment-1895 Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:15:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=20312#comment-1895 Good insight. It’s funny you mention Steam as being “another evil entity”, because about a year ago, it seemed Steam could do no wrong. But with sales like these, and other things, you can really get sucked in and begin to hate some things about it. This trading card thing really bugs me, as I mentioned in the post, because it -encourages- spending money quite literally to upgrade your Steam profile and e-peen. There is no possible way to complete every card set for games you own without spending money. That says it all.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/are-amazing-sales-putting-you-in-a-game-rut/#comment-1894 Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:13:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=20312#comment-1894 You are the stark opposite of this problem :D

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By: JD Kane http://techgage.com/news/are-amazing-sales-putting-you-in-a-game-rut/#comment-1892 Fri, 02 Aug 2013 03:09:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=20312#comment-1892 I bought two games during this last sale. And I bought one other game during the last sale.

So what have I been playing?

GTA IV, which I bought a few years ago on another Steam sale.

Which means I’ll play the last three games I bought probably two or three years from now.

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/news/are-amazing-sales-putting-you-in-a-game-rut/#comment-1891 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:17:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=20312#comment-1891 It’s worth pointing out that, compulsive hoarding issues aside, the reason we may have trouble playing games from a large collection we own, has a lot to do with what Barry Schwartz calls the paradox of choice. His TED talk is worth checking out.

Steam is largely responsible for making available to the masses a consumerist approach to video games. It’s both the reason behind its huge success as it is its own downfall. For, like the ruteqube user above, many are starting to look at Steam as another evil entity getting into into our lives. And this feeling will only increase as one grows older or more aware of their consumer habits. I also appreciated how such an obvious Steam user started to realize the real dangers behind this company service (particularly the problem that we really are always one step away from loosing all our collection and retaining NOTHING). It’s good to see these issue being discussed openly and consumers becoming more aware that Steam isn’t really something we wish to keep praising, but criticize and hopefully force into a service more oriented toward our consumer rights.

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