Now, a day later, you take that unopened copy back to the store and return it for a refund.
Normally I take a dim view of return-policy shenanigans. If I get the short end of the stick, I’ll take the loss but also carry a grudge.
But when it comes to something like Steam I would classify the exploitation of return-policy loopholes as basic self-defense. They took advantage of me first, and I would have liked to be able to escape the deal without taking a loss. The fact that they would take a loss (the opened package is now considered damaged goods) is their problem. They are the ones with the pushy software and the senseless return policy.
If I’d thought of this, I would have done it.
The Witch Watch
My first REAL published book, about a guy who comes back from the dead due to a misunderstanding.
WAY back in 2005, I wrote about a D&D campaign I was running. The campaign is still there, in the bottom-most strata of the archives.
Grand Theft Railroad
Grand Theft Auto is a lousy, cheating jerk of a game.
Silent Hill Origins
Here is a long look at a game that tries to live up to a big legacy and fails hilariously.
The true story of three strange days in 1989, when the last months of my adolescence ran out and the first few sparks of adulthood appeared.