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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 17 Jun 2014, 03:24

The Steam Sale. The event that makes you feel shit about yourself when you bought a game with a slight discount.

I'm hoping FF8 gets put up, or some engaging Western RPG.

The Winter sale disappointed me because I bought Titanquest which I really didn't enjoy.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Geoff_B » 17 Jun 2014, 04:33

I'd be interested to see what games get put up on the sale given that Humble Bundle regularly does good business :D
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby RedNightmare » 17 Jun 2014, 05:34

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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Ptangmatik » 17 Jun 2014, 05:46

I have managed to be quite restrained in previous Steam sales, I think I can stop myself buying most games that aren't on my wishlist.

This reminds me, I haven't played Walking Dead season 2 episode 4 yet
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Darkobra » 19 Jun 2014, 09:18

Today. Steam sales. Go now. Stop reading this and go now! YOU JUST WASTED MORE VALUABLE SECONDS! READ THIS LATER AND GO NOW!
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 19 Jun 2014, 09:25

I bought Final Fantasy 2 and Witcher 8.

(The Rollercoaster Tycoon series is on Steam [3 had been up for a while]. They're not on sale yet though sadly)
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Darkobra » 19 Jun 2014, 09:27

O.o Do you mean Final Fantasy 8 and Witcher 2? Because if there's a Final Fantasy 2 on Steam right now...
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Lurkon » 19 Jun 2014, 09:40

The Witcher 8! Wow, time flew by... Or is it a preorder?
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby romangoro » 19 Jun 2014, 09:48

My whole wishlist is on the summer sales, my wallet weeps.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby mariomario42 » 19 Jun 2014, 10:22

remember to hold off for games you are on the border about. better deals will come
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Gamercow » 19 Jun 2014, 11:49

So what have people bought so far? I've gotten:
Witcher 2
Battleblock Theater
Democracy 3
Card City Nights

For a total of like $15.

Anxiously hoping SpinTires will go on sale, probably won't though.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby mariomario42 » 19 Jun 2014, 11:56

Gamercow wrote:So what have people bought so far? I've gotten:
Witcher 2
Battleblock Theater
Democracy 3
Card City Nights

For a total of like $15.

Anxiously hoping SpinTires will go on sale, probably won't though.


Last year, I forget what exactly, but a popular newly released game got 15% off. So, might be a tiny bit off.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 19 Jun 2014, 11:57

Darkobra wrote:O.o Do you mean Final Fantasy 8 and Witcher 2? Because if there's a Final Fantasy 2 on Steam right now...


Sorry, no FF2.

I originally typed by mistake "FF8 and Witcher 8". I found the error amusing, so I purposely switched the numbers around. Sorry if I gave false hope.


HOWEVER, Rollercoaster Tycoon 1, 2 (as well as 3 that has been available for years) are available on Steam now (though not on sale. They might be however in the future)
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Darkobra » 19 Jun 2014, 12:10

I got Dead Island: Riptide. Just because. Never beat Dead Island. Boring game but story and world seemed interesting enough.

I also got The Witcher 1. Already have it in physical, wasn't working on GOG and thought "Why not? It's only £1." Plus it gives me a Witcher 3 discount in the long-run.

Nothing else for me I don't think.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby empath » 19 Jun 2014, 12:14

Fuuuuuuu-

I'm broke, and the money I transferred into paypal still has a week to go. :(

Ich bin pleite! :cry:
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby auberginequeen » 19 Jun 2014, 12:46

What did you have your eye on, empath? :) I'd be happy to get you something while you wait.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby empath » 19 Jun 2014, 13:58

I hadn't looked at that point, so I was feeling 'anguish in potentia' as it were. :)

I've since skimmed through, and not really had any "OH!" moments....yet.

Also, I actually have a whole FOUR items on my 30-item wishlist not on sale. :lol:


Welp, time to set the alarm clock for three hours from now for the new flash sales...
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby auberginequeen » 19 Jun 2014, 14:20

If you want, I also have an unredeemed Steam wallet code for $20. Would that be better?

Otherwise, if there's anything you'd like that's on Daily/Flash just shoot me a pm. :)
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby AdmiralMemo » 19 Jun 2014, 14:57

Out of 77 wishlist items, 19 were on sale. I'm disappointed, but I'll wait for later days to see if they go on sale later.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Trippzen » 19 Jun 2014, 16:02

I'm trying to ride out the Steam Sale storm with Wildstar. Half my wishlist is on sale but I haven't bought anything yet. If something on my wishlist goes on sale for like 66-75% off I may have to drop a line and reel it in. In the meantime, batten down the hatches on my wallet. Also, if STALKER goes on sale like, at all, I'll probably buy SoC and CoP because I've otherwise never seen them go on sale.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby ChroniclerC » 20 Jun 2014, 00:53

I've realized the zen way to save one's self from Steam sales; I shall not buy a game I will not play soon, regardless of the discount. No "I'll save this for a rainy day," or "This will be great when I upgrade my computer." If I'm not immediately installing it, I shall not buy it.

I already have a little over one-hundred-fifty games, and I've played maybe a third of them. And of those, there are still many I haven't completed to satisfaction. I don't need more games collecting digital dust.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 20 Jun 2014, 03:03

What I try to do is consider buying a game if:
The discount is at like ~75%
The price is below £7.50
The game is something I might play and enjoy.

It's disappointing deciding to not buy a game, but it's more disappointing buying a game I didn't enjoy.

I bought Witcher2 on a whim. I hated Witcher 1. But, I hated Mass Effect 1, but adored Mass Effect 2. The gameplay might shift enough so I'd enjoy it.

I'm hoping I'll enjoy FF8 because its graphical aesthetic looks better than FF7. I didn't enjoy FF7's sharp polygyny character models against a pixley background.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Geoff_B » 20 Jun 2014, 03:55

I loved Final Fantasy 8 for many reasons.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Mara Kalat » 20 Jun 2014, 04:09

Yeah, FFVIII was great :D still hoping for a 90% sale someday (not necessarily within the confines of this sale).

My "will I get this game" logic is that I have 20€, and when it's gone it's gone :P
So I have to really think if a game really is worth x% of my total budget.

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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 20 Jun 2014, 04:54

Witcher 2 didn't run happily on my system :(

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