More than a third of Steam registered games are never played

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Posted 12:02pm on Wed 16 April 2014
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More than a third of Steam registered games are never played
17 per cent are played for under an hour, claims new research.

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Posted 12:02pm on Wed 16 April 2014
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Yup! sounds about right, all them Humble-Bundle games and steam sales have filled my steam library to the bursting point with games that haven't been played or even installed in many cases. I call it my "library of shame". Steam-hoarder is the right word for it I reckon, I remember a time (yes, I'm OLD!) when there'd only be ONE really good game released on one or maybe two platforms per month (at best). These days new great games are being released freaking, weekly! on like 10 different platforms or something, and for cheap too. No wonder people have so many un-played games in their libraries.
Posted 2:33pm on Wed 16 April 2014
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I'm guuilty of having a load of unplayed games in my list - but only because I buy them when cheap/in alpha/Kickstarter to support the developer of a really interesting idea, so that I can play them when I get a decent gaming PC/laptop that can actually run the damned titles.
Posted 3:12pm on Wed 16 April 2014
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Yep, this is me too. In my defense, a large number of them are Sam & Max episodes I haven't had the patience to start yet.
Posted 3:57pm on Wed 16 April 2014
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Guilty as charged (more like 75% of my library), but I'm not ashamed of this fact. I snap up bargains, I take my time playing games, and I know that I'll get around to playing all of them at some point. The fact that I have about 50 games on my to-play list just means I don't have to buy into the "next gen" until it's dirt cheap. Grin
Posted 3:59pm on Wed 16 April 2014
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Yup! sounds about right, all them Humble-Bundle games and steam sales have filled my steam library to the bursting point with games that haven't been played or even installed in many cases. I call it my "library of shame". Steam-hoarder is the right word for it I reckon, I remember a time (yes, I'm OLD!) when there'd only be ONE really good game released on one or maybe two platforms per month (at best). These days new great games are being released freaking, weekly! on like 10 different platforms or something, and for cheap too. No wonder people have so many un-played games in their libraries.

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It really depends what you're into. I find that only 2 games a year get released which make me excited, and maybe 7 a year (total) which I'd consider buying, but don't get excited about. We don't get as many rich RPGs as we used to, for example.
Posted 6:48pm on Wed 16 April 2014
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I have tens of unplayed games on my Steam list, but pretty much all of them are games from Humble Bundles, etc.
Posted 10:56pm on Thu 17 April 2014
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Its the same with books. I have all sorts of 'classic books' that im "going to read" but never have.
Likewise I have all these supposed 'classic games' that you have to have played to have any kudos.
For example, 'dragons dogma', is interchangeable with 'being and nothingness' for me. Its just the thing you have on your shelf to appear 'cultured' and people assume you have read. You don't deny unless asked directly of course. Sad

Do you reckon there will eventually be "penguin classics video game selection"? That would be fab.
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