Why I love PC Gaming, Steam and the Great Gaben
So it's been over a week now since the great Gaben blessed us with the Steam Summer Sale and I must say I've made the most of it even with the few games I chose. This is the privilege we have of being pc gamers: the ability to make the most of digital distribution and bask in the awesomeness that is Steam. As of today I've picked up Shogun 2 Total War, LA Noire, Sword of Islam DLC (CK2) and Trine 2. A select few no doubt but the money I saved has been immense.
For background here is how much they costed on launch day:
- Shogun 2 Total War - USD $49.99
- LA Noire - USD $49.99
- Trine 2 - USD $14.99
- Sword of Islam DLC (CK2) - USD $9.99
Grand total: USD $124.99
And here is how much I paid for them during the Steam Sale:
- Shogun 2 Total War - USD $7.49
- LA Noire - USD $3.74
- Trine 2 - USD $3.74
- Sword of Islam DLC (CK2) - USD$2.49
Grand total: USD $17.46
So had I bought these games a few months ago to a year, I would have spent USD $124.99. By waiting I saved about 86% of that money I would have spent and only shelled out an extremely reasonable USD $17.46. An absolute bargain. Such is the power of the great Steam Summer Sale.
May the gods bless our great Gaben and may his reign be long and everlasting.