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#1 Edited by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -

so...meaningful to your life?

Better now?

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#2 Posted by foxhound_fox (96814 posts) -

Why? WHY?

How could you throw such a massive investment away? Did you win the lottery or something?

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#3 Posted by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -

No, but I hope I do one day, would come in handy.

It might be a massive investment, but I'll make my money back sooner or later.

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#4 Posted by Master_Live (18817 posts) -

Why did you deleted it?

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#5 Posted by ferrari2001 (17762 posts) -

Did your parents drop you on your head as a child? Why throw away what was potentially thousands of dollars for absolutely no reason? You could have sold or given your account to someone. Sorry but you sir are an idiot.

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#6 Posted by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -

@ferrari2001: To each his own, I knew I could have sold it.

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#7 Posted by Sword-Demon (7007 posts) -

Umm... why?

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#8 Posted by foxhound_fox (96814 posts) -

@SimplyFatal said:

It might be a massive investment, but I'll make my money back sooner or later.

You clearly don't understand how money works. You bought a product (in this case licenses to use the software). You asked VALVe to delete that product and your ties to it. You threw that money away. There is no "making it back".

I sure hope this wasn't somebody else's money you did this with.

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#9 Edited by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -
@foxhound_fox said:

@SimplyFatal said:

It might be a massive investment, but I'll make my money back sooner or later.

You clearly don't understand how money works. You bought a product (in this case licenses to use the software). You asked VALVe to delete that product and your ties to it. You threw that money away. There is no "making it back".

I sure hope this wasn't somebody else's money you did this with.

Why would you think that? Technically if I work, I'll make my money back, right? Regardless, I did it for my sake, to live a different life.

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#10 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

Yeah TC you're an idiot.

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#11 Edited by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -
@airshocker said:

Yeah TC you're an idiot.

Oh well

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#12 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18600 posts) -

@SimplyFatal said:

@airshocker said:

Yeah TC you're an idiot.

Oh well

Approved because Rashida Jones.

Although I have not the faintest idea why you would literally delete all that. It baffles me.

But yes I have deleted things close to my heart, mostly pictures of me and my ex when she broke it off.

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#13 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

Why wouldn't you just uninstall Steam and forget about it? You basically just threw all of that money away. Even if you do make that money back, what if someday you want to buy one of those games again?

Horrible idea, TC.

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#14 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -

You know what I have been forced to delete some of my wonderfully crafted posts because two posts is too many in a row for gs and I want to share new ideas but people are way too slow to post so that I can post.

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#15 Edited by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -
@airshocker said:

Why wouldn't you just uninstall Steam and forget about it? You basically just threw all of that money away. Even if you do make that money back, what if someday you want to buy one of those games again?

Horrible idea, TC.

Why would I go back? I'll just buy whatever I want from ANOTHER SERVICE (if need be)

I don't fall in for overhyped games anyway, so if a friend mentions something, I won't mind it at all.

I wouldn't really go back to something after doing what I did, lol.

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#16 Edited by airshocker (31700 posts) -

@SimplyFatal said:
@airshocker said:

Why wouldn't you just uninstall Steam and forget about it? You basically just threw all of that money away. Even if you do make that money back, what if someday you want to buy one of those games again?

Horrible idea, TC.

Why would I go back? I'll just buy whatever I want from GoG.com (if need be)

I don't fall in for overhyped games anyway, so if a friend mentions something, I won't mind it at all.

I wouldn't really go back to something after doing what I did, lol.

It doesn't matter if you go back to Steam or somewhere else. You're still paying AGAIN for something you've ALREADY bought.

Do you not see how stupid that is?

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#17 Edited by Master_Live (18817 posts) -

So OP, are you being paid to promote GoG.com?

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#18 Posted by Allicrombie (26207 posts) -

I'm sorry, but i simply don't understand. You say you're deleting them all to live a different life and thats fine, but then you mention GoG which is essentially another service that you can purchase and download games from, (though arguably, cooler, older games), so you're giving up one massive library of downloadable games for potentially another massive library of downloadable games? How is that a different life? O.O

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#19 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -

@Master_Live: that's what I assumed and flagged for earlier today

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#20 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -

Oh man that was only like an hour ago. Man man man where am i

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#21 Edited by Kevlar101 (6316 posts) -

I didn't think that morons could get any dumber o___o

I was wrong.

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#22 Posted by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -
@Allicrombie said:

I'm sorry, but i simply don't understand. You say you're deleting them all to live a different life and thats fine, but then you mention GoG which is essentially another service that you can purchase and download games from, (though arguably, cooler, older games), so you're giving up one massive library of downloadable games for potentially another massive library of downloadable games? How is that a different life? O.O

Ugh you people, I'm saying when I do need to fall back on a game (because I'm still a gamer), I will do it through GoG.com. If and when I want to enjoy myself.

I don't think that's hard to understand people.

Steam was more than just a service to me, it had something that I was very addicted to, which was the market.

I've decided to leave Steam for personal reasons that I don't feel entitled to talk about, because why should I?

I'm simply asking you people, if you've given up something for someone or just for your own good?

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#23 Posted by Allicrombie (26207 posts) -

@SimplyFatal said:
@Allicrombie said:

I'm sorry, but i simply don't understand. You say you're deleting them all to live a different life and thats fine, but then you mention GoG which is essentially another service that you can purchase and download games from, (though arguably, cooler, older games), so you're giving up one massive library of downloadable games for potentially another massive library of downloadable games? How is that a different life? O.O

Ugh you people, I'm saying when I do need to fall back on a game (because I'm still a gamer), I will do it through GoG.com. If and when I want to enjoy myself.

I don't think that's hard to understand people.

Steam was more than just a service to me, it had something that I was very addicted to, which was the market.

I've decided to leave Steam for personal reasons that I don't feel entitled to talk about, because why should I?

I'm simply asking you people, if you've given up something for someone or just for your own good?

You could of simply said you were giving up the addictive nature of Steam while still wanting to play games. See, much easier. =P

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#24 Edited by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -

@Allicrombie said:

@SimplyFatal said:
@Allicrombie said:

I'm sorry, but i simply don't understand. You say you're deleting them all to live a different life and thats fine, but then you mention GoG which is essentially another service that you can purchase and download games from, (though arguably, cooler, older games), so you're giving up one massive library of downloadable games for potentially another massive library of downloadable games? How is that a different life? O.O

Ugh you people, I'm saying when I do need to fall back on a game (because I'm still a gamer), I will do it through GoG.com. If and when I want to enjoy myself.

I don't think that's hard to understand people.

Steam was more than just a service to me, it had something that I was very addicted to, which was the market.

I've decided to leave Steam for personal reasons that I don't feel entitled to talk about, because why should I?

I'm simply asking you people, if you've given up something for someone or just for your own good?

You could of simply said you were giving up the addictive nature of Steam while still wanting to play games. See, much easier. =P

Well that's a reason. I don't understand why people have to come in and tell me I'm an idiot, because I don't think so and you can't change that.

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#25 Edited by Treflis (13342 posts) -

I've always figured the therm "headdesk" was an exaggerated version of a face palm, But Congratulations. Not only did I move the keyboard to slam my head down on the desk, you even made me groan in frustration after doing so.

Did the thought " Maybe I'll keep the User name and Password on a piece of paper somewhere so if I want to jump back then I can" even cross your mind?

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#26 Posted by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -

@Treflis: No, I wanted it gone for good.

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#27 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I don't believe TC and call bullshit.

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#28 Posted by korvus (10715 posts) -

My only question is: Why do all of you care so damn much? I read the OP, thought "Ok, so he/she deleted all of his/her games" and had no reaction to it...it's not your moneys or collection, so who cares?

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#29 Edited by WickedChainy (319 posts) -

@korvus said:

My only question is: Why do all of you care so damn much? I read the OP, thought "Ok, so he/she deleted all of his/her games" and had no reaction to it...it's not your moneys or collection, so who cares?

It's a REALLY irrational move compared to just having some self control and not using steam like a grown up. I think most people are having trouble understanding what is wrong with the TC because even if he doesn't think he cares today the odds are strong that he'll regret this move in the future.

On Topic. I just deleted the last 10 Dollars in my pocket to buy a bottle of Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The 10 dollars was very dear to me, but I got a very cheap bottle of what's most likely going to be kinda bad whiskey that I'm also going to delete down my belly tonight.

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#30 Edited by Toxic-Seahorse (4996 posts) -

TC is just someone dying for attention and you all fell for it. Ignore him.

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#31 Posted by MrGeezer (59160 posts) -

@korvus said:

My only question is: Why do all of you care so damn much? I read the OP, thought "Ok, so he/she deleted all of his/her games" and had no reaction to it...it's not your moneys or collection, so who cares?

I guess it just gives off the same impression as seeing rich tycoons using hundred dollar bills to light their cigars. Or how some starving third world kid would be shocked and appalled at seeing how much perfectly good food people in developed countries waste. Even if it means nothing to the person who has it (and then throws it away), there's just something offensive about it when it's witnessed by the person who DOESN'T have it and could make good use of it.

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#32 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (25057 posts) -

@SimplyFatal said:

I've decided to part with steam with over 165 games.

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#33 Posted by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

*Cleans up tears* "You could have at least gave all those game to me." *Sobs back into tears*

But back on topic, there is no real need for this topic to exist anymore. So....

Inb4lock! :D

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#34 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1472 posts) -

I get how people could sell games when they are really broke and buy them again in the future but, you can't do that with virtual titles. You may not see it now, but later down the line you will hurt at how much money you really let go. You can't make money back, you can only make money. You can't reset time and gain a paycheck back but, you can keep working for another paycheck. Joining another service in the future to buy those games again is not "gaining" anything "back". It's just wasting money being earned on old products again.

At least when you sell games you get a certain percentage of that money back. You just up and threw that money away. Prepare to hurt by the end of the year.

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#35 Edited by TehFuneral (8237 posts) -

I'm sorry TC but that was one hell of an idiotic move. Good job. Good job. Hope you are really proud of your messed up reasoning.

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#36 Edited by korvus (10715 posts) -

@MrGeezer: @WickedChainy: I understand your points and I would probably be really pissed if I saw someone throw away massive amounts of food or clothing instead of donating them, but let's be realistic...video games are a luxury and if someone is hungry, homeless or sick, they won't fix anything. You both spent hundreds of dollars on your gaming platforms that could have been used to feed a child or buy a homeless person a bunch of clothes, but you spent it (your own money) on yourselves because it gave you pleasure; TC did the same thing...

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#37 Posted by deeliman (3746 posts) -

Couldn't you have given your account to a friend so someone could at least get use out of the huge amount of money you spent?

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#38 Edited by johnd13 (9290 posts) -
@deeliman said:

Couldn't you have given your account to a friend so someone could at least get use out of the huge amount of money you spent?

I would gladly relieve him of that burden. TC is such a wuss.

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#39 Edited by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -

So what have you guys done with yourselves lately?

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#40 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -

With korvus on this

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#42 Posted by jasean79 (2593 posts) -

@SimplyFatal:

Good for you, man. I mean that in the most sincere way possible. Whatever your reasons for giving something up for something better in your life is always a positive step in the right direction.

This site contains mostly gamers (hard to believe, I know), so their retaliation is based solely on the fact that they have a place in their heart for gaming.

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#43 Posted by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -

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@SimplyFatal:

Good for you, man. I mean that in the most sincere way possible. Whatever your reasons for giving something up for something better in your life is always a positive step in the right direction.

This site contains mostly gamers (hard to believe, I know), so their retaliation is based solely on the fact that they have a place in their heart for gaming.

Yea...I could tell. I mean heck I loved my account to death, but what you say is how it is. Gotta let some things go in life, to take that extra step further.

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#44 Posted by pyro1245 (3284 posts) -
@SimplyFatal said:

Oh jeez, a lot of people are calling me idiots again, what ever should I do. What am I supposed to do with myself?

Listen guys, it doesn't matter what I did or what you say, because I'm happy without it. I was addicted to this service that nearly ruined my life at one point. I won't explain my story to you guys, because why should I? There are several other reasons why I quit the service, but like I said before, I won't dwell into it. Now, why did I delete my account instead of doing what you people suggested? Simple, why do you think, for example, so many people delete their WoW accounts. It was their baby and they want to get rid of it themselves, and deleting something like this, WOULDN'T EXACTLY BRING ME BACK TO THE SERVICE FYI (I got other things to do in life, like studying German and Polish). They don't want to sell something they've created and give it to somebody else. I don't want to acknowledge that its there floating around, I wanted it gone.

The money I spent on this my collection was maybe around 400 dollars in total, since most of the games I bought were on sale at the time being. For the working/educated person in today's society, this is but maybe half of what they earn. So wasting my life on something that almost ruined it, is something that I'm happy with.

To end this and to bid all of you people farewell, I would like to say one thing.

I am a man, and a man learns how to cope with himself regardless of the situation.

Why would you start this thread if you're not going to explain? If you truly are a man then act like one and just tell us instead of dancing around singing about your new life. A man learns how to cope with all of himself. You can get rid of all the games but you can't get rid of the gamer. That's part of you.

Anyway let us know when the magnitude of your decision hits you for real. I think I have an extra copy of Half-life 2 on steam I can give you next time you need a fix.

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#45 Posted by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -

Why cope with something that doesn't need coping? *Jim Carrey meme here*

Lmfao, alright man. Maybe I'll you hit up in a few years.

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#46 Posted by jasean79 (2593 posts) -

@pyro1245: Why would you start this thread if you're not going to explain? If you truly are a man then act like one and just tell us instead of dancing around singing about your new life. A man learns how to cope with all of himself. You can get rid of all the games but you can't get rid of the gamer. That's part of you.

Why should he have to explain anything? His question was pretty simple in asking if anyone's given something up that they held in high regard at one time. It has nothing to do with being less of a man because he didn't get personal on this forum. Maybe it was ruining his family life or something, who knows? That's his business and not for you to judge.

Be a man and respect his decision to keep it to himself.

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#47 Edited by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -
@jasean79 said:

@pyro1245: Why would you start this thread if you're not going to explain? If you truly are a man then act like one and just tell us instead of dancing around singing about your new life. A man learns how to cope with all of himself. You can get rid of all the games but you can't get rid of the gamer. That's part of you.

Why should he have to explain anything? His question was pretty simple in asking if anyone's given something up that they held in high regard at one time. It has nothing to do with being less of a man because he didn't get personal on this forum. Maybe it was ruining his family life or something, who knows? That's his business and not for you to judge.

Be a man and respect his decision to keep it to himself.

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#48 Posted by pyro1245 (3284 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

@pyro1245: Why would you start this thread if you're not going to explain? If you truly are a man then act like one and just tell us instead of dancing around singing about your new life. A man learns how to cope with all of himself. You can get rid of all the games but you can't get rid of the gamer. That's part of you.

Why should he have to explain anything? His question was pretty simple in asking if anyone's given something up that they held in high regard at one time. It has nothing to do with being less of a man because he didn't get personal on this forum. Maybe it was ruining his family life or something, who knows? That's his business and not for you to judge.

Be a man and respect his decision to keep it to himself.

he said it nearly ruined his life and I'm curious. it was a stupid move and you know it. don't defend him. also who are you?

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#49 Posted by korvus (10715 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

@SimplyFatal:

Good for you, man. I mean that in the most sincere way possible. Whatever your reasons for giving something up for something better in your life is always a positive step in the right direction.

This site contains mostly gamers (hard to believe, I know), so their retaliation is based solely on the fact that they have a place in their heart for gaming.

I think people are overlooking the powerful psychological effect that destroying something that is bad for you can have. Sure, other people might have appreciated being given what he had, but if he needed the feeling of closure in order to move on, then he made the right call.

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#50 Posted by jasean79 (2593 posts) -

@pyro1245 said:

@jasean79 said:

@pyro1245: Why would you start this thread if you're not going to explain? If you truly are a man then act like one and just tell us instead of dancing around singing about your new life. A man learns how to cope with all of himself. You can get rid of all the games but you can't get rid of the gamer. That's part of you.

Why should he have to explain anything? His question was pretty simple in asking if anyone's given something up that they held in high regard at one time. It has nothing to do with being less of a man because he didn't get personal on this forum. Maybe it was ruining his family life or something, who knows? That's his business and not for you to judge.

Be a man and respect his decision to keep it to himself.

he said it nearly ruined his life and I'm curious. it was a stupid move and you know it. don't defend him. also who are you?

Who I am is of no relevance to this thread. He can fend for himself, I'm sure. What I'm defending is his position to keep his personal life...PERSONAL. I can respect that and so should you, as it has no impact on your answer to the question.

Besides, with how everyone is so quick to criticize people on this forum, I don't blame him for keeping it to himself.