What is Shameless Gaming? Well, I’m glad you asked! Shameless Gaming is Kotaku’s version of Dry July, a month where we ignore new releases and play through our video gaming pile of shame together. We take all those unfinished, ignored games, the ones we cast aside, and we give them the attention they deserve! Join in!
Gabe Newell, you magnificent bastard.
Steam sales are back. These sales are a double-edged sword for Shameless Gaming Month. On one side, people are able to pick up games that they have been wanting to play for incredibly low prices. On the other, people are able to pick up games that will end up in their pile of shame for a long time for incredibly low prices.
Self-restraint is a must when walking through the minefield of daily and flash deals. I’ve managed to hold out so far, only buying a few games that I plan to play very soon. Not buying everything on offer can be difficult when there are games on sale for prices so low it doesn’t even register as buying a game.
This is truly one of those times where your wallet will fly from your hands and crash into your computer repeatedly, like a moth drawn to a flame. Only once it is emptied will it relent.
Most of my Steam purchases this week have been gifts. When a game like Mirror’s Edge goes on sale for $2.50, it’s hard not to buy a few copies to give to friends.
With the sales trying to break my will and being sick a few days this week, I haven’t managed to get as much gaming done this week as I have during the rest of the month. Despite that, I have managed to finish Half Life 2: Episode 2 and Costume Quest.
On a more personal note, there’s something that I have to get off of my chest.
It’s not me, it’s you. We had some fun and I do like you but you just make things too difficult. Everything has to be done your way and your way is not always the most intuitive, or enjoyable.
Also, you’re kind of old.
I can’t do this any more. We’re done. It’s over.
Sorry StarCraft but you’re going back into my pile of shame. Maybe Company of Heroes can scratch my RTS itch.