Steam this week unveiled a rather depressing little tool: the ability to see precisely how much money you've spent on your Steam account.
This isn't new, exactly: third-party tools have offered similar functionality, gauging the value of your Steam account against the cost of the games in it. That's never been quite accurate, however, as it couldn't tell whether you bought a game on sale or at full RRP.
Plus, there's something a little more secure about having this tool within Steam's garden itself. I'd rather not link my account to other third parties if I can help it, and since Steam already has my password and details on file, why not go down the rabbit hole and see just how much money I've burned? (The amount you're looking for is "TotalSpend".)
$US4300.73, or $5825.79.
Jesus wept. That said, I have had a Steam account since 2003. Nearly six grand on video games over 15 years only amounts to just over $388 a year, which is about $32 or so a month. Or six major game releases a year, if you're thinking about stuff in the $60-70 category.
That's actually not too bad.
But what about yourselves? How much have you sunk into the black pits of your Steam Library?