I Think I Have a Bundle Addiction

I have a terrible secret, I'm a bundle junkie

I think I have an addiction. I'm a Bundle junkie. It started with the Humble Bundles. Then I started buying Indie Royale Bundles, then Indie Gala Bundles, and even the Humble Weekly Sale Bundles. 

I just can't stop buying bundles, even when I know there's really only one or two games I want per bundle and the rest just collect virtual dust in my Steam library. 

It was okay when it was just the Humble Bundle. I'd spend a couple bucks every few months, but now it feels like there are different bundles every few days. It's bad--I justify it by telling myself, "I'm just donating to charity, I just happen to also get free games with it!" Except they aren't free. I feel guilty if I don't give at least some of it to the developers. 

I have so many games because of the bundles...

I haven't even installed half of them. I have just under 200 Steam games, and over 50 other games on Desura, Origin, a handful of Android games, and DRM free releases. 

A part of me knows I can stop by unsubscribing from the newsletters and updates, and not compulsively checking the various bundle websites for new deals, just in case there's a ton of money to be saved.

It's not my fault, really!

It isn't my fault that the potential savings are so great. I could, I suppose, stop paying as much, but then I'd feel like a greedy cheapskate. Many an indie dev has slaved night and day to make their game a wonderful gaming experience, and they deserve to be rewarded justly for their hard work. The charities need money too; "THINK OF ALL THE PEOPLE WE CAN HELP!" the little voice inside my head screams. Of course I can't forget about the bundle organizers either! I need to give them money so they can continue to feed my dark addiction. 

If you, or any of your loved ones are bundle junkies like me, I encourage you to be strong! We will stand in solidarity! 

To help feed your addiction, indiegamebundles.com keeps track of all the bundles that are currently active. It's amazing!

Published Oct. 11th 2013
  • Si_W
    I've been the same myself in recent months once I discovered the joys of the Humble Bundle. I'm trying very hard to resist, knowing as you do, that I'm only interested in one of two of the games.

    My famous lack of willpower appears to be diminishing though as this will be the second one I've not partaken on the trot - assuming it ends before I change my mind...

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