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Try add some games to wishlist feature for later if you want to control your budget during sales, sometime one or two of your game wishlist might be cheaper or even for free, so don't buy too much.

I have 217 gog games library and my wishlist is currently 399, i'm still waiting for cheaper sales or free.



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pokoko said:
I think that the longer you game on PC, the less excited you get about Steam sales. 

This.  Sales are no longer a factor when I have about 500 steam games, 200 GOG games, and only a 10-20% completion rate. 

Regarding the OP, the struggle is real.  There's a site called backloggery that can help.  I personally have a spreadsheet and try to rank which games I want to play next.  And that's for all games, not just PC games.  I also do this with my book backlog.



Chazore said:

I guess that's on you then, because I don't spend an eternity messing around with settings for my games (unless I'm trying to show friends the differences between settings via screenshots).

Neither do I.  I just put everything on max and walk away. :)



CladInShadows said:
Chazore said:

I guess that's on you then, because I don't spend an eternity messing around with settings for my games (unless I'm trying to show friends the differences between settings via screenshots).

Neither do I.  I just put everything on max and walk away. :)

Heck, we even have software that can do it for us via Nvidia's GForce Experience, so it's not like everyone is chained to spending years trapped within the settings menu of games. 



                                       

Ka-pi96 said:
It's not really any different than console. Walk into a used games store and you'll be able to pick up a tonne of games at really cheap prices too (probably better than Steam sale prices actually). Unless there's something you really want just don't walk into the store and buying stuff you don't have time to play won't be a problem. I don't even look at Steam sales anymore unless there's a game I really want and then I only look for that.

See, the only reason I go to my local Gamestop is to pick up a preorder and such. Even then I can't impulse buy for $30+ games even with all my Gamestop points. But I come home from work and I've got 50 billion steam deal emails. Then it gets worse with bundles. Which aren't really a thing on consoles anymore.



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Chazore said:
CladInShadows said:

Neither do I.  I just put everything on max and walk away. :)

Heck, we even have software that can do it for us via Nvidia's GForce Experience, so it's not like everyone is chained to spending years trapped within the settings menu of games. 

This whole "spending more time tweaking than playing" is usually a talking point from pro-console / anti-PC players anyway, for whatever reason. I've never understood it.  And it often shows a lack of understanding or experience with the PC.



Well I keep it to the exclusives that I really want, which is very few games. As well as the very few games that my friends gift me.



CladInShadows said:

This whole "spending more time tweaking than playing" is usually a talking point from pro-console / anti-PC players anyway, for whatever reason. I've never understood it.  And it often shows a lack of understanding or experience with the PC.

Yeah, it's the usual thing I see whenever a discussion arises for people talking about not being sold on PC.

Most games these days also have an auto detect for whatever settings take your fancy with your general spec.



                                       

Dr.Henry_Killinger said:
Ka-pi96 said:
It's not really any different than console. Walk into a used games store and you'll be able to pick up a tonne of games at really cheap prices too (probably better than Steam sale prices actually). Unless there's something you really want just don't walk into the store and buying stuff you don't have time to play won't be a problem. I don't even look at Steam sales anymore unless there's a game I really want and then I only look for that.

See, the only reason I go to my local Gamestop is to pick up a preorder and such. Even then I can't impulse buy for $30+ games even with all my Gamestop points. But I come home from work and I've got 50 billion steam deal emails. Then it gets worse with bundles. Which aren't really a thing on consoles anymore.

I'd be surprised if there isn't a way to turn of the steam emails, that could lower your temptation to buy new games that you're not ready to play quite a bit. Maybe even mark them as spam to prevent them from coming through

As for bundles, just don't go to humblebundle etc. In my experience if it's a really good one somebody will post about it on here, so you can still get the good bundles, and that happening is rare enough that you won't constantly be getting tempted to buy them.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Dr.Henry_Killinger said:

See, the only reason I go to my local Gamestop is to pick up a preorder and such. Even then I can't impulse buy for $30+ games even with all my Gamestop points. But I come home from work and I've got 50 billion steam deal emails. Then it gets worse with bundles. Which aren't really a thing on consoles anymore.

I'd be surprised if there isn't a way to turn of the steam emails, that could lower your temptation to buy new games that you're not ready to play quite a bit. Maybe even mark them as spam to prevent them from coming through

As for bundles, just don't go to humblebundle etc. In my experience if it's a really good one somebody will post about it on here, so you can still get the good bundles, and that happening is rare enough that you won't constantly be getting tempted to buy them.

There is, because I haven't been getting a billion Steam emails every month. The only time I'll ever get emails is if someone buys me a game, I buy one myself, I refund a game or a game on my wishlist is on sale which is super fucking handy to have.