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Has Steam made you a cheap ass gamer?

#1Star_NutsPosted 8/4/2013 2:39:42 AM
Has Steam made you a cheap ass gamer? - Results (239 votes)
Yes, I ONLY buy games when they have a huge ass sale
29.29% (70 votes)
Yes, but occasionally I'll buy games full price
43.1% (103 votes)
Eh, sales help me make some purchases but I still purchase plenty of games that aren't on sale
16.74% (40 votes)
No, when I want a game, I buy it regardless of it's price
10.88% (26 votes)
This poll is now closed.
I think it really has made me cheap, but I think the reason is because I have so many games I've purchased on sale that I've yet to play. I'll still purchase games I'm 99% sure I'll love but there are only a few of those a year.
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#2CatToyPosted 8/4/2013 2:44:00 AM
It has not made me cheap.

It however has coaxed me into buying a lot of games for 5 dollars I would have otherwise never touched.
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#3SlaynPosted 8/4/2013 2:45:37 AM
I don't remember the last time I spend $50-60 on a game. Even when I pre order, I usually have a coupon. Tons of sites offers coupons on pre orders. I got Battlefield 3 for around $45, and it came with Deadspace 2. Fallout: New Vegas was around the same price. I got Shadowrun Returns for $18 with $2 off, but that is 1/3 the price of a brand new game. Diablo 3 was probably the only game I paid $60 for since Fallout 3 ( I think that was $50 actually, but same thing ).
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#4maybecallsPosted 8/4/2013 2:52:58 AM
I only installed Steam because I needed it to install Warband, which I'd bought as an impulse buy on disc for 98p. I was a thrifty cheapo-ass gamer long before I started using Steam.
#5Golden_GonadsPosted 8/4/2013 3:42:29 AM
No. I never paid full price before Steam either.
#6betatechPosted 8/4/2013 3:53:21 AM
I would rarely buy a non-sale games anyway on any platform (only time I do that now it's either due to certain circumstances e.g. a game could become rare or because of some pre-order bonus).

If anything steam has caused me to spend more money than I otherwise would.
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#7thebladeofwoePosted 8/4/2013 3:55:32 AM
I like deals, but i HAD to buy splinter cell blacklist. Now broke aha.
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#8superdarkshadowPosted 8/4/2013 4:00:13 AM
Just a little. I never bought games for 50-70 bucks, I thought that was too expensive long before I used Steam. It has however made me cheaper in that I will wait for a sale when a game just remotely interests me.
On the other hand, Steam has also made me buy a lot of games that I never would've even looked at if it werent for the Steam sales.
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#9ThePHiLsTeRPosted 8/4/2013 4:40:23 AM
You forgot the option, I used to be a pirate but now I pay since its so cheap.
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#10Dark_SpiretPosted 8/4/2013 4:44:27 AM
nope, iv always been a cheapass.
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