Steam Holiday Sale Begins

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Ed130:

Baresark:
Yeah, all the fire has died for me. My Steam library is massive and there is nothing there I am interested in. So sad. Guess I'll have to save that money, what a pain.

So big is your library?

I'm probably not going to get anything. Lack of a decent internet connection really bites.

It's not the biggest library around, but it does consist of nearly 400 titles. A lot of them being the results of Steam sales over the years and at least half of which were never touched. Gotta love the package deals.

And so it begins... Money, I hardly knew ye.

Baresark:

Ed130:

Baresark:
Yeah, all the fire has died for me. My Steam library is massive and there is nothing there I am interested in. So sad. Guess I'll have to save that money, what a pain.

So big is your library?

I'm probably not going to get anything. Lack of a decent internet connection really bites.

It's not the biggest library around, but it does consist of nearly 400 titles. A lot of them being the results of Steam sales over the years and at least half of which were never touched. Gotta love the package deals.

four-hundr...

I tip my hat to you sir. That is allot.

Ed130:

Baresark:

Ed130:

So big is your library?

I'm probably not going to get anything. Lack of a decent internet connection really bites.

It's not the biggest library around, but it does consist of nearly 400 titles. A lot of them being the results of Steam sales over the years and at least half of which were never touched. Gotta love the package deals.

four-hundr...

I tip my hat to you sir. That is allot.

Haha, well thank you sir. Sometimes I think about all the wasted money there, that's a bad thought. I mean, some were just stupid buys on my part. I just bought The Secret World yesterday and I'm kicking myself because when am I gonna have time to play it. I had fully committed myself to finally beating Castlevania: Lord of Shadows and then I bought another game. I'm really a gaming idiot with very little money saving skills, haha.

So its this time of year again, if only the console owners knew the reality of the PC gaming master race.

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Edit.

Btw -do not- I mean seriously -do not- get the phone apps, its a terrible mistake and you will wish the Mayan apocalypse was real.

Irridium:
Oh boy, Steam sale, and I actually have money! WOO!

Eri:

L34dP1LL:
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I guess there wont be a Christmas dinner in my house.

I counter your image with my own!

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And now I throw mine into the ring!

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I want in on this!
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Admit it, you have at least one Steam game in your library you haven't played because you listened to the conch. XD

OT: Not gonna lie but I'm not impressed with the current games on sale. I really got all the games I want for the PC (Fallout games and Oblivion) as well as some games that I'll play with friends. Unless there is something else that they'll offer to pique my interest then I'll be avoiding this sale. That and I don't want to go broke...already happened with the damn Summer Sale.

Using this for christmas presents. I've set a 50$ budget for each of my friends and will keep buying games and packs until I reach the limit. They are going to get so many games. Hell the THQ pack alone is only 25 bucks and has 20+ games in it.

I'm kinda disappointed though that the borderlands 2 DLC's didn't go on sale with the game. I was hoping to get a couple of season passes to give away but oh well lost sales for gearbox there.

Funny how Absolution is already in a sale.

GOG sale > Steam Sale

Wow. Steam has really let itself go. These prices are awful. Fable 3 @ 75% off somehow is still 12$ and change? Mirrors Edge still at 5$ after 75% off. Even if Steam hadn't went off the deep end spitting in their customers face earlier this year this would still be a no go.

Just wonder how many more years it will take before this "steam blindness" wears off.

I'm trying my best not to buy anything seeing as I bought all the games I really wanted with the sale in Novemeber...but I have to admit it's going to be hard and I'm definitely going to end up buying something.

viranimus:
GOG sale > Steam Sale

Wow. Steam has really let itself go. These prices are awful. Fable 3 @ 75% off somehow is still 12$ and change? Mirrors Edge still at 5$ after 75% off. Even if Steam hadn't went off the deep end spitting in their customers face earlier this year this would still be a no go.

Just wonder how many more years it will take before this "steam blindness" wears off.

Mirrors Edge is 4 years old and they charge $20 regularly whereas Space Quest 1-3 (Space Quest III was released in 1989) is 23 years old and they still charge $10 normally. GoG's prices are not better than Steam's, if anything, GoG's are worse. Granted you get no DRM with GOG, which is why I try to patronize them whenever possible, but their prices are arguably higher considering the age of the games they sell.

The horror, the horror!

Oh well. At least I will have something to play in the holiday season. Not something to eat though.

viranimus:
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I must have gone really blind because I couldn't find neither fable 3 nor mirror's edge in GOG. Must be my fanboyism damaging my senses.

Edit: Guys, THQ Collection goes for 25 bucks and it has 20 games in it. Does this count as guilt by association?

Well, the 21st might not be the end of the world, but it looks like it might be the end of my wallet.

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It is genuinely hard for me to save the money I need to buy presents when "OMG! STEAM SALE!".

Oh dear lord....it's starting again...every year...

My poor wallet is crying, wonder if there going to do that coal/gift thing this year.

Shinsei-J:

Irridium:
Oh boy, Steam sale, and I actually have money! WOO!

Eri:

I counter your image with my own!

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And now I throw mine into the ring!

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HAHA!
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I felt this to fit me the best.

I read your images and I present you with a movie!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUo1PgKksgw

So far nothing interesting in the steamsale for me. That, and i haven't even finished playing all the games from the previous Steamsales D:

Was there a Kotor 2 flash sale already? Please don't tell me I missed it again

porous_shield:

Mirrors Edge is 4 years old and they charge $20 regularly whereas Space Quest 1-3 (Space Quest III was released in 1989) is 23 years old and they still charge $10 normally. GoG's prices are not better than Steam's, if anything, GoG's are worse. Granted you get no DRM with GOG, which is why I try to patronize them whenever possible, but their prices are arguably higher considering the age of the games they sell.

Well thats sort of the point. GoG games SHOULD be more because intrinsically they come with more value than anything from steam.

Prices, I have to disagree after seeing things like the Lucius launch that had the game at the same base price, same percentage off, but the GOG version somehow still being 3$ less expensive than the steam version despite having more value.

From the directly comparable, from what I have seen GOG goes right head to head with steam on price. Look at the tons of Indie titles shared like FTL, or say something like ARMA 2.

Age does not intrinsically drop value, but having a base price for a 5 year old game like mirrors edge for 20$ is unreasonable when a new physical copy of it runs as high as 17$ and as low as 6$ on AZ.

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bafrali, Yeah I get it, GoG does not have front line triple A titles like that. However go ahead and compare that to say a physical copy and you see steams prices are shit. Just go ahead and look at Fable 3 even compared to Steams own value. It is still 50$ base price, despite base MSRP being dropped to 40 and typical sale price dropping it to 20$ or less. Then compare this sales cost when it was 75% off, of 12.50, vs what it was this past july being 12.50 Plus all DLC, PLUS Fable TLC. Yet despite MSRP drop by 10$, steam reflects no such drop in value, and has even taken away value over the course of the last six months.

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In short I stand by what I said. GOG sale > Steam sale. Doesnt mean they will have a 1/1 comparability rate. It means the offerings from GoG are vastly superior for what they are compared to the insanely lauded steam sale. Their sales are better because their offerings are better. Even if the products are not the same.

Look, yeah I badmouth steam, rightly so. However I know in prior years even during summer/winter sales most I ever dropped into a sale was 30$. Gog sale, im already 80$ in, and their sale still has roughly 2 weeks left to go.

I don't understand how GoG sales are vastly superior?

Old titles that most developers have long since abandoned. Who needs a sale for these games? Their library can't even BEGIN to compete with everything that steam has to offer. You're getting butt-devastated over a couple of dollars and you claim it's a VASTLY SUPERIOR sale? No.

Welp, I just violated my wallet and got myself Saints Row the Third: The Complete Package.

It's unreal, honestly. That thing pops up in mid-November and retails at a sixtyburger. Enter the Humble THQ Bundle, THQ filing for bankruptcy, plus the Steam sale?

Thirteen bucks. In less than a month. A sixty-dollars game cost me thirteen bucks.

Colour me blown away. Or maybe this is just some kind of prelude to the Apocalypse - oh, wait. It's 11:40 over in my neck of the woods. I'm still here.

Goddamn unreliable Mayans. I was really counting on them to help me save some cash for the Holidays! Oh well. *sigh*

Today, bought Prince of Persia, Forgotten Sands and Hitman Absolution for a total of $4.98.

Anyone know if you need an Xbox live account for their Batman GOTY sales? Won on PS3. Playing on PC. All that extra content for as little as $7.50? Argh.

They are just killing me. Best quote from Escapist forum ever: "I hate Steam sales as they remind me of my mortality. I'll never have enough time to play all of the games I buy from Steam". Too true.

IamLEAM1983:

got myself Saints Row the Third: The Complete Package.

How do you enable things like, "shark gun" ?

There's nothing that I overly want right now but I did get The Secret of Monkey Island for $2.50. That's not a bad price for a little bit of nostalgia. The only other game I'm really looking for is Dishonored. If it goes on sale for even 50% off ($30), I'll probably buy it, and then mercifully spare my wallet from anything else. Well, except maybe some of those indie bundles. OH I hope I can show some restraint this year.

viranimus:
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You are right!!! What was I thinking when I bought 30 standalone game for 30 bucks with 3 gifts to spare. I have been robbed blind man.

Anyway enough with the sarcasm. Could you drop the holier than thou attitude? Honest to God you are starting to sound like the Catholic Church. People shop at Steam because they have their reasons. Take me For instance. I couldn't have half of the games I own now without steam since my country is a bit slow on delivery not to mention expensive as hell. Love and tolerate bro.

Manged to get a few games as a present from a friend so the sales started off well
that plus the thq humble bundle I am set for ages

bafrali:

viranimus:
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You are right!!! What was I thinking when I bought 30 standalone game for 30 bucks with 3 gifts to spare. I have been robbed blind man.

Anyway enough with the sarcasm. Could you drop the holier than thou attitude? Honest to God you are starting to sound like the Catholic Church. People shop at Steam because they have their reasons. Take me For instance. I couldn't have half of the games I own now without steam since my country is a bit slow on delivery not to mention expensive as hell. Love and tolerate bro.

All well and good. Lets fix some of that though. You OWN nothing. the gifts you give are intangible and subjective nothing. Its not that you have been robbed, its that you have chose to be accomplice in the robbery of others. Being outside of the US should put you more in favor of an organization that doesnt screw with pricing on items and charge people outside of the US more. And the call of love and tolerance is lost along the way when you chose to wrap it in a a message of sarcasm, hatred and bigotry. So I ask you take note of your own attitude before trying to pass judgement on mine.

viranimus:
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Helllo!! You never owned nothing. Did you even read the Eula Agrement on your oh so lovely retail. It explicitly says you bought the lisence to the game not the game itself.

http://www.developer-resource.com/sample-eula.htm

It wasn't a development that came with steam you know? With steam, they just have more power to enforce the regulations which I have no problem with. I haven't had a problem with it and continue to use it for convenience. Why is it so hard to understand, please tell me!

bafrali:

viranimus:
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Helllo!! You never owned nothing. Did you even read the Eula Agrement on your oh so lovely retail. It explicitly says you bought the lisence to the game not the game itself.

http://www.developer-resource.com/sample-eula.htm

It wasn't a development that came with steam you know? With steam, they just have more power to enforce the regulations which I have no problem with. I haven't had a problem with it and continue to use it for convenience. Why is it so hard to understand, please tell me!

Do you understand EULA agreements and law? How much do you understand about first sale doctrine, or even the fact that ECJ just this past year upheld such rights. Why is it so hard to understand by accepting a companies work around to get around such a law by surreptitious means hurts ALL gamers? Why is it so hard to understand that your convenience is a massive inconvenience for the entire industry? Why is it so hard to understand paying money for something WITHOUT value hurts the economic structure of ALL industry? In short, why is it so hard to understand not having a problem with it IS the biggest part of the problem?

You are entitled to rant and rail all you wish as far as I am concerned defending steam, but the value of something sold on GOG or non steamworks related retail is automatically more value than anything on steam.

viranimus:
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Please don't you start with the devaluing the intellectual property or monopoly of steam. I have my nice deal for games which I wouldn't buy otherwise, companies are finding new audiences with the sales. No person has the right to call me blind for my preferences based on his preferences. Good day sir.

bafrali:

viranimus:
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Please don't you start with the devaluing the intellectual property or monopoly of steam. I have my nice deal for games which I wouldn't buy otherwise, companies are finding new audiences with the sales. No person has the right to call me blind for my preferences based on his preferences. Good day sir.

You did not comprehend what I said and supplanted your own definition. I said absolutely nothing of monopoly or devaluing an IP.

If you make it clear you choose to not consider factors of a situation as if they are invalid based on the "Why should I care, It doesnt effect me" philosophy, showing that you do not understand how it does, that is turning a blind eye to relevant factors. That isnt preferences, that is using ones incomplete opinions as justification to ignore factors that show where its not properly formed. But that wasn't the blindness I was pointing to.

You are choosing to infer calling you blind for supporting steam. What I pointed to with blindness is the fact Steam prices in general are horrible because they do not follow the market and remain higher than what they should. That way when the big sale comes around knocking the price down to 75% it seems like a good deal, except its 75% off of an price substantially higher than the products actual MSRP. So that awesome 75% off, is in actuality a lot closer to a more meh worthy 60%

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