Now I fancy myself a video game collector so do not read this thinking I am someone who is going to say that having a ton of video games is wrong. I have a lot of games, both physical copies and digital copies. I have started to catalog all the physical games I have, and with just PS3, 360, PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, Wii, PSP and Vita games, I have a amassed 244 games. When I read that, I thought that I had better check Steam and see how many PC games I have. As of today, I have 244 Steam games. That is 488 total games and I'm not even into my boxes in the closet. And that got me thinking, I may have a problem.
I have a magic number for games that if I see it at that price I will buy it and not think about it: Games less than a month old for $40 and anything older than that and is $30 and under and I’ll buy it. During Steam sales, the magic number is $10 and under.
Now, of those 400 plus games how many have I beat? One third? One Half? Probably less than that. Truth be told I can say there are a lot of those Steam games I have never even booted up. So why waste the money? Something inside me just can't pass up a good deal. I just tell myself “Hey, I’ll want to play that someday,” but I know that day will never come. With normal life right now I’m lucky to get 6 hours of game time in as it is. So why not just let it go?
Some people think that hoarding is related to ODC. I don’t think I’m OCD in any way, shape or form and I'm sure most of you don't think you are. I like to think I'm just the type of person that gets a thrill finding that great deal on a game; like when I head to Target and find that super game on clearance or when I hit up my favorite game trading site to get a great trade on a game. Sometimes the thrill of the hunt is more fun than playing the game itself.
If that makes me a Video Game Hoarder, then I guess maybe I need to start Video Games Anonymous.
Hello, my name is John and I'm a Video Game Hoarder...