I’ve never forgotten that I’ve owned a game. In my long and illustrious gaming ‘career’ I’ve always known what I had and what I didn’t have, no matter the platform. I wasn’t ever able to remember ALL of my games at once since I’m not an autistic savant (for better or worse). However, if you came up to me when I was 12 and asked, ‘Hey Phil, do you have The New Zealand Story?’ I would answer with ‘Yes’.
When I got a job and was able to buy games for myself this trend continued, since I’d only be buying five or six full priced games a year and maybe as many reduced price ones with that. It was still very easy to keep track of what I owned. With Steam Store, this has changed. I noticed the problem this week when i went to buy The Monkey Island collection. Very cheap ($5) for both, The Secret of Monkey Island and the sequel LeChuck’s Revenge. I knew I already had LeChuck’s Revenge, but I thought I’d gift it to someone and be generous. When I pressed buy I got a nice little message saying ‘You already own both these games’.
How careless of me!
Foolishly I put in on my C drive last time. So now I gotta delete things and move other things to the new destination. I am following the instructions at this location.
If it fails me and I have to download shit again…
You’re such a trickster, having Duke Nukem Forever for me to buy, only it’s $80, when I get a boxed copy from Play-Asia for $40.
The strangest thing is that the game is real… like being played by people. People who are THIRTY now and were FIFTEEN when they played the last game in the series.
Hmmm maybe I can find my lost youth if I search Play-Asia hard enough. There’s some of it there! In that picture, although I think I spent more time playing the spaceship chapter.
I don’t know how old this picture is, but well… it sure looks like a shooter from now!
I’m just worried that the game will be no good. Oh well it’s been decided now, and I’ll find out soon enough 😀