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    Steam Summer Sale

    The sale is starting this Tuesday, the 25th for anyone hoping to catch a game they want on sale.

    I am not sure what will be put on a deal but I am hoping a few games I have wanted for a bit go on enough of a price drop that I can get a few things. I am not going to go overboard like I did a few years ago. I ended up getting games and never playing them lol

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    E3 just happened so I'm looking forward to newer games rather than more backlog stuff...I made a deal with myself that I wouldn't buy any new games until the holiday season and I've done really well with that. I have hundreds of games in my game room and I dug into my backlog HARD finishing old stuff I've always said "yeah i need to get around to that" WELL I DID IT.

    I will take a look at the Steam sale, but I've only bought games on a Steam Sale once in the past because I simply don't like Steam's interface or loading it up to play games through. I don't play much on the PC at all, really. I will be on Steam a lot pretty soon to play through the Trails in the Sky trilogy, and after THAT (probably next Summer) I may buy some things on sale in 2020.
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    I have a backlog problem too. Rather than Steam's sales, this had usually come from Steam key bundles. Over time, I have spent quite a lot on Steam games, but in many cases it was literally a dime a dozen and it just became an addiction. It's a bit like Japan's collectible craze. When you have 4000 games, you know you have a problem. But I have stopped buying Steam games (or other games) lately except a couple of special cases. I don't follow events like E3 very closely. I often find that pre-ordering games is a big mistake, and with my backlog like it is, I don't necessarily have to get games for a long time.

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    I will take a look at the Steam sale, but I've only bought games on a Steam Sale once in the past because I simply don't like Steam's interface or loading it up to play games through. I don't play much on the PC at all, really. I will be on Steam a lot pretty soon to play through the Trails in the Sky trilogy, and after THAT (probably next Summer) I may buy some things on sale in 2020.
    Maybe you'd enjoy it more if you used Big Picture mode as it's a very console-like experience. If you often keep your PC turned on anyway, a Steam Link is a great solution. It's seamless and if I didn't know any better I wouldn't even be able to tell I'm using my PC when I play Steam games in my "man cave" on a sofa. For many Steam games an Xbox 360 or One controller is completely plug-and-play (most games use XInput), or PlayStation controller. (The latter does need a little work but it's quite easy.) I vastly prefer the interface and Steam's features to Microsoft and Sony's offerings, but I guess each to their own, eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
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    This sums up what my plan is/was pretty well, lol.

    Maybe you'd enjoy it more if you used Big Picture mode as it's a very console-like experience. If you often keep your PC turned on anyway, a Steam Link is a great solution. It's seamless and if I didn't know any better I wouldn't even be able to tell I'm using my PC when I play Steam games in my "man cave" on a sofa. For many Steam games an Xbox 360 or One controller is completely plug-and-play (most games use XInput), or PlayStation controller. (The latter does need a little work but it's quite easy.) I vastly prefer the interface and Steam's features to Microsoft and Sony's offerings, but I guess each to their own, eh.
    Big Picture mode would be a decent solution if my laptop didn't come to work with me everyday & if it were compatible/effective with the game(s) I intend to play (Trails Series). It works, but the text is still so small that a TV is more or less impossible to use for those 3 games. A steam Link would probably be much better since I could leave it plugged in just like a console & not have to climb back and forth past my recliner/table every time I wanted to connect the laptop to the TV with an HDMI cable as I would with Big Picture mode. How's the latency on the Steam Link?

    Aside from Big Picture & Steam Link, I was referring to the Steam store/library interface itself, not the game interface. When I want to log in Steam usually gets mad at me and makes me text a code to my phone and/or get an email...I swear every time I login to steam i forget where my games are or how to get to the store. "Oh! I need to go to 'Explore'" < every time, i never learn

    Console interfaces suck too, really i just wish they didn't have interfaces and it'd just run the cartridge/disc like they used to without any other bullshit.
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    The two things keeping me from playing on Steam/PC the most are probably wanting to actually OWN the game under US law (physical copy) and (this is the big one) when I'm on my computer I feel like I'm at work. I use the damn thing 8-9 hours in the office everyday, and when I get home the last thing I can convince myself to do is open the laptop right back up and sit in front of it. Same with coffee recently. I make coffee for the office everyday and I never want to smell/drink it at home. I used to play thousands upon thousands of hours on the PC but it's been sort of ruined for me by working and the prevalence of digital releases.

    Certain things don't bother me though? Like games that have always been PC or MMOs...they just feel right on PC for some reason. I have like 2160 hours on RuneScape for example and I'd NEVER touch it if they somehow came out with a PS4 copy or some such. EvE online, Atlantica, Phantasy Star Online 2, LoL, counter Strike...the few of those that have console releases just gross me out. Gotta be mouse/keyboard on a shitty smaller screen.

    As for controllers, I'd just use a PS4 controller I think since I don't own any HexBoxes. I even rigged up my Dualshock 3 years ago...I've also got USB converters for Genesis, N64, SNES, and Gamecube controllers so I can use the real deal and not those weird 3rd party approximations. Definitely a good workaround for PC releases of historically console series that are geared towards controller...controls? But at that point, I'm sitting at my laptop on a smaller screen holding a PS4 controller with my PS4 5 feet away.

    At the moment I'm saving up the last $ I need for a house next Summer. Once the house is out of the way it's PC-time baby. A lot of this hinges on me using a (very powerful) laptop at the moment due to work. Once I have a workstation PC in my basement game room that has PC exclusives AND plays the same games but much prettier...then we will be playing some Steam together I presume. Shorter commute too, so I will actually be HOME from time to time
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    I was looking through the sales and the only games I would actually want right now are either not out yet, not on sale, or only maybe 5% off.

    Kind of bummed out a bit. Oh well. I will have more stuff to play at the end of summer.

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