Friday, June 25, 2010

Steam… and the Shrinking Shelf

Well I’ve done it. I went and created a Steam account. I was playing Fallout 3 on 360 (I know, I’m trying to get some use out of the damn thing) and I thought, let’s  play a real shooter. What do I have… so I looked over at my PC shelf and looked over the shooters. I have Jedi Knight and Medal of Honor. Wow. I haven’t bought a new shooter in… since high school. Wow, that makes me feel old. No, not old. Not young. That’s the ticket.

Anyway, since neither will most likely even run on Windows 7 (though I’ll have to check out Jedi Knight, loved that back in the day) I pondered what were my options… Well, despite my PC shelf apparently being a decade old (MMOs notwithstanding) , it is actually full. I’m a quasi collector and like to have a box to put on my shelf so I know that stuff is mine. I’ve never been one for for the digital copies or downloads. Still, the shelf is full.

So I headed to this new fangled thing called ‘Steam’ to see what the fuss was about. Lil bit later had an act and was downloading Borderlands. Appears to be fairly painless though the download time itself is annoying, though to be expected.

Also Steam apparently started it’s summer sale today through the 4th. I’m eyeing that THQ pack (all 3 Company of Heroes and the Warhammer 40k’s) and the Call of Duty collection.

1 comment:

  1. I actually don't have a problem with Steam. I still don't know what happens if I ever get a new pc. I assume it know's what games you bought.