I love them. You love them. We all love them (that's why I write this blog and you come visiting and read it). And I can't stop buying them, despite having more to play than I'll ever finish by the end of the year.
For some reason, I'm a sucker for cheap games and downloadable titles. Every time a new Humble Indie bundle comes along I'll "Umm" and "Ahh" about whether I really should buy more games to play, whether I need some more games ... then proceed to drop the coin for six games that, in all honestly, I probably won't play. At the moment, I have icons on my PC desktop for independent games Rochard, Edge, Anomaly Warzone, Osmos and the original Torchlight that I probably won't play (I've played a bit of Torchlight but I played that on Xbox 360, so I've got no idea why I bought it again).
I still have to finish Limbo and Braid which I bought ages ago and have hardly made a dent on Hitman Blood Money which I bought when it was on sale. I've yet to finish Dishonored (hopefully time will let me do that this week) and now, Episode 4 of Telltale's The Walking Dead has landed: when am I going to find time to play that as well???
I even downloaded Just Cause 2 the other day using the PlayStation Plus scheme. I probably won't play it at all, if I'm being honest. But I downloaded it anyway.
And I know there are others of you out there, too, who just can't help buying games - even though you've got plenty to finish. I've lost count the number of times I've seen comments like "So many games, so little time!" Why do we do this to ourselves? Keep buying games that we know we probably won't play until next year?
I think it's because I just love video games. Pure and simple. And with things like the Humble Indie Bundle, $US6 is a piddly price to pay for some great games - that I probably won't play for some time. I think, too, it's also that I think if a game is priced at a bargain, and I haven't played it, I'm somehow doing myself a disservice by not actually owning it. Is that weird?
So, how many of you have more games at the moment than you have time to play? How are you going to remedy that situation? And how many of you are waiting for good games to end up in the bargain bin before you drop coin on them?
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