Some things are best left unknown, and I’ve just found a perfect example. A new Steam feature has been created to give you information that many of you have absolutely no desire to ever see… the total dollar value of how much money you’ve spent on your Steam account over the course of your lifetime.
With the simple click of a link, Steam has found a new way to shame its millions of subscribers who maybe bought one too many things they shouldn’t have. Gone a little too crazy during one of its sales. Maybe didn’t need that fourth copy of Vanquish or Alpha Protocol.
Trust me, no matter how tempting it is, do not click on any of these links.
No matter how curious you are. No matter how much you would like to know you’re spending on your gaming habits. No matter if you are a masochist who severely wants to punish him or herself, do not click on these links. The Pandora’s Box of self-hated and loathing they lead to rivals that of which you can find anywhere else on the Internet.
If you really hate yourself and want to punish your spend-crazy persona through the main Steam page, you can follow these directions to get there. Steam: Help > Steam Support > My Account > Data Related to Your Steam Account > External Funds Used.
For the purposes of creating links for you not to follow, I was forced to look and… oh, that’s not so bad. I thought it would be worse, but I’ve done a good job avoiding Steam sales for games I don’t really want.
But you, fool, do not make my mistake unless you wish to witness information you can’t unsee.