Readers, I have something to confess to you. I’ve been doing something that has started to come close to an addiction. Maybe that’s a little overdramatic but you see, in August 2013, I had issues with my pre-order of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I managed to purchase a code from Green Man Gaming which turned out to be unusable on my account which was of a different region and was not applicable for a refund. With no other options to turn to, I decided to join some buy/sell forums to somehow get the right region code. One thing lead to another and soon enough, I discovered something else.
Enter the wonderful world of Steam trading.
It’s January 10, 2014. The time is 1:39 AM and I’m reading a book about the history of video games. Or at least I’m trying to: every few seconds, my eyes dart back to the clock that sits in front of me — as if my glances would make 2:00 AM arrive sooner. I was waiting for something. And that something was the release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (MGR:R) on Steam. But unlike the vast majority who were eagerly staring at the countdown timer on the store page, I wasn’t here to be one of the first to start and finish the game. No, I was staying up for the release because I was having this nagging worry in the back of my head.