Discussion in 'PC/Console Game Discussion' started by Blackadar, Dec 20, 2012.
I'd say so.
Dark Souls is a flash sale at 50%
Towns at 50% off. Hrm.
I do want to get it but I'm starting to be conditioned to thinking that I should wait for 75%.
Huh, Dark Souls at -50% is still more than I paid at amazon ($14.99).
Very much so.
I didn't really like spec ops, but it was still worth 10 bucks.
It's $14.99 on Amazon, and since it's a Steam game it will activate on Steam ;)
Edit: I didn't see jeffd's post.
Steam is failing me this year. Got Dark Souls and Scribblenauts cheaper at Amazon, and Settlers 7 Gold for next to nothing at Gamersgate (Anno 2070 is cheaper there, too). No more blind buying at Steam for me anymore.
Yeah, I already bought it as Amazon, but I think there were some folks holding out for Steam.
Ho Ho Ho or Ho Ho No? Steam flash deals for December 25th:
Ending in ~4 hours:
DOTA 2 Early Holiday Access Pack $14.99 (50% off). Buy this and I will slap you through the Internet.
Max Payne 3 $14.99 (75% off). This game exploded like a firecracker in a bag of wet cement.
F1 2012 $24.99 (50% off). Not related to the function key.
Ending in ~10 hours:
Dark Souls $19.99 (50% off). Amazon has it for less if you are American or pretend to be American.
Terraria $3.39 (66% off). For the millionth time.
Football Manager 2013 (50% off). Wasn't this already on sale?
And the daily deals for Christmas Day:
Castle Crashers $5.09 (66% off). Arcade-style mayhem with co-op.
Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition $4.99 (75% off). Batman punches.
Batman Arkham City GOTY Edition $7.49 (75% off). Batman punches...the entire city.
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 $4.99 (50% off).
The Amazing Spider-Man $24.99 (50% off). Like Batman except totally less cool.
Hotline Miami $4.99 (50% off). Pixels and gore on sale again.
Deadlight $7.49 (50% off). Post-apocalyptic platformer.
Anyone tried Deadlight so far? The beginning gameplay seems interesting, but I've heard the ending's a bummer?
I almost bought it during the last sale, but the "platformer" aspect put me off. If that part of it isn't too bad I might bite since I'm a sucker for post-apoc stuff.
I've already bought three games on this sale and have several other things on my wishlist, so I don't think its a fail at all.
My husband is wondering the same. Is it worth picking up?
Well, I saw this video of Deadlight and I wasn't too bothered by the platforming aspect. It seems very atmospheric.
But it might ramp up later and I have no idea how the story is overall.
Besides Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 for $5.00, you can also choose to get the 2012 game plus the expansion and a few deck packs for $5.00.
Which one would be the best deal for someone new to the game?
Unfortunately I'm new to the game, too. I think I remember reading that 2013 had some distinct improvements, but they sounded like things I wouldn't miss if it was my first time. I'm betting that the less expensive version with more content is the winner.
Is there a reason to buy this on Steam instead of Amazon, then? I got the sense there was a code, and it was basically the same.
I picked up Max Payne 3 because $15 for that seems about right.
Also holy crap it's 30 GB. I guess that's a lot of jumping puzzles.
I think you mean cut scenes. :p
The latest flash deals are up and good for the next 10+ hours:
Awesomenauts $3.39 (66% off). This was (and still is) already on sale on GamersGate for the same price. No link for you, Steam!
Team Fortress 2 Holiday Pack $10.09 (66% off). I don't know what this is and I don't care. No link for you, Steam!
EVE Online: Retribution $4.99 (75% off). Here's a link to Eve 'Jan Brady' Plumb instead.
Either. It's Magic. I'd go with 2013 just because it'll be the most recent set of rules and why learn old rules when no one plays them anymore?
But but but interrupts, and mana burn. :(
USE YOUR MANA, FOOL!
I won a game on mana burn once. I was playing red, I had 2x Mana Flare out, he had 1 life and a counterspell in his hand that he couldn't cast to counter my lightning bolt (or whatever it was) without dying to the burn. Such a glorious moment.
Obviously we all need to play Magic 2013.
Totally agree. Perhaps it's ungracious to sneer at sales, but this Steam sale is a big, huge, wet balloon. I'm a bit surprised at the lack of must-have deals.
It's, like, a 20 day sale. Still plenty of time!
<discreetly wipes bloodstained hands on Creole Ned>
10+ hours left on these bloody flash deals:
Red Orchestra 2 GOTY Edition $4.99 (75% off). Blood and soldiers.
Mark of the Ninja $7.49 (50% off). Blood and ninjas.
Dead Rising 2 Complete Pack $9.99 (75% off). Blood and zombies.
I just thought Rocketbirds looked funny.
The wife and I tried it out for an hour and the art is just gorgeous. Fairly simple but entertaining co-op simple puzzle/side-scoller gameplay. We gave up around level 6 when we could just not get past a multi-wave boss.
Tropico 4 is the flash sale for $6, complete no brainer at that price.
Flash sales with ~4 hours to go:
Galactic Civilizations Complete Pack $6.24 (75% off)
Retro City Rampage $7.44 (50% off)
Darksiders Franchise Pack $13.59 (66% off)
Flash sales with ~10 hours to go:
Thief Collection $6.74 (75% off)
Home $1.01 (66% off)
Borderlands GOTY Edition $7.49 (75% off)
Borderlands 2 $29.99 (50% off)
Tropico 4 Steam Special Edition is the Community Choice for $5.99 (80% off) for the next 10 hours or so.
Home is definitely worth a dollar!
I feel like I wasn't that impressed with Home's payoff, but it's definitely worth it for a buck.
Yeah, if I had to sum up my issues with the Steam sale, they would be:
- too long. 16 days is enough time to start growing indifferent about it. You lose the sense of urgency, the 'must buy now!' mentality.
- between the daily deals, community choice and flash deals, there have been more than a few repeats.
- the above is compounded by other online sites offering many of the same games for sale.
- and made even worse by those other sites often offering better deals (see: Amazon and Dark Souls).
- the newer games are usually priced high enough to not fall into 'must buy' territory.
- we've been trained to expect/want 75% off everything. 33-50% off is a harder sell now.
- the cumulative effect of several years of sales is a lot of us have already grabbed the bulk of older titles we wanted.
Ultimately I can't complain too much. I have grabbed a lot of games over the years at great prices and I love making lists, so Steam has done okay by me.
Whoops, forgot the actual list of today's deals. Happy Boxing Day! (And yes, more repeats)
Legend of Grimrock $3.74 (75% off). Worth it if you're a fan of Dungeon Master. Can be pretty unforgiving at points.
Natural Selection 2 $9.99 (60% off)
Arma II $14.99 (50% off)
The Sims 3 $10.19 (66% off). Can be registered with Origin if you want to keep up with the latest expansions via EA's service.
Spec Ops: The Line $10.19 (66% off). Still gritty.
The Walking Dead $12.49 (50% off). Still one penny more than it was on GamersGate!
I was going to give Walking Dead to some friends for Christmas but missed it the day it was on Steam sale. I figured, hey, they're doing a million repeats so I'll just catch it again. But then yesterday I went on a lark and checked Amazon and sure enough they've got the Steam version of Walking Dead on sale for $12.49, same price as the sale price on Steam. Done and done.
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