Steam Summer Sale

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  1. Fool's Requiem

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    It's starts today.

     
  2. Gorge

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    I stole this but

    Our Father who art in Valve,
    Gaben be thy name.
    Thy sales come,
    Thy wallets done,
    Online as it is in Steam.

    Give us this day our daily deals,
    And forgive us neglecting our spouses,
    As we forgive those who camp against us.
    And lead us not into Early Access,
    But deliver us from retail prices.
    Gab-en.
     
  3. The Eye in the Sky!

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    >Sees Terraria on sale.
    Ooh, I liked that game, I should buy it.
    >Realizes he already has it and has played it many times.
    Oh yeah.

    The problem (or not problem) is that I've already bought all the games I want in previous sales so these are all either games I have or game I don't want.
     
  4. Fool's Requiem

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    A lot of the games would have liked, I already own.

    Seriously considering picking up Fallout 4 at 50% off.

    Doom is 40% off now. Rise of the Tomb Raider the same, I believe.

    Superhot? 20% off... 5 bucks off of a game that is only two hours long. Still not worth 20 bucks. Come on Gabe. Fallout 4 is only 5 bucks more than Superhot, how does that make sense?
     
  5. Gorge

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    Dont you have a wishlist?

    I always thought the sales were based of prior agreements made with developers. Like "my game will never be sold for less than $20 for the next 3 years" or something. I could be wrong though too. I'll have to look into Doom and Rise of the Tomb Raider. I want both of those games.
     
  6. dimmerwit

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    Maybe against the grain here a bit, but I loved Fallout 4. Definitely worth it at half price.
     
  7. Fool's Requiem

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    My biggest problem so far is that I really wanted the physical copy, but it seems Bethesda is going away from that based on the fact that both Fallout 4 and Fool's "physical" copies are just disks with minimal data on them. Might just get them both on sale while I can.

    Overwatch has taken all of my game playing time though.
     
  8. Apollo

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    Picked up a few games I was interested in, and a couple of random games I took a chance on. Not bad deals, but they don't seem as good as last year, IMO.
     
  9. dimmerwit

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    I agree on physical copies, but they are going the way of the dodo on the PC. As you say, Bethesda have not bothered to put the full content on physical media so there is no point getting them since there is nothing special e.g. maps or such things. It's a shame but at the same time pretty apparent to anyone whose followed the PC market over the last few years. With pretty much every publisher going with some sort of download service it's really a culmination of publishers wanting to avoid physical altogether, and I think we'll see that same trend on consoles after a few years. Bethesda may be ahead of the curve but they are not alone in their way of thinking.

    Thank god I'm getting leased line fibre!
     
  10. Sigs Minock

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    I'm finally jumping on the bandwagon, and getting Stardew Valley. heard good things about this game, going to see if the game will play on my laptop.
     
  11. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Yes, if there was a Mac version, I'd be all over that game. That was the one I was hoping to see on sale but it was only 20% off when I saw it and really, I'd be hoarding it until I got a PC again.
     
  12. Quagmire

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    Picked up a couple, the but the sale isn't that good, I miss the daily deals and flash sales, it gave me a reason to keep coming back

    Rather disappointed at some of the prices too
     
  13. Fool's Requiem

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    The thing I liked about the daily/weekly sales, is that it was easy to find stuff that interests you. Here, you have to either know what you want or wade through hundreds/thousands of games that either sucked or only got like 20% discounts.
     
  14. Fool's Requiem

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    I've decided to hold off on Fallout 4. Still going to wait til all of the DLC is released and the GOTY edition comes out, so I don't have to buy them all separately.

    Did end up buying:
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Doom
    Doom 3 BFG Edition
    Turok
    Firewatch
    Shadow of Mordor
    Spec Ops: The Line
    Black Mesa


    I still have a few games on my wish list I didn't really feel like getting because I know I won't play them.

    Just like I'm not getting the Saints Row games even though they're dirt cheap right now.
     
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  15. Sigs Minock

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    so, i registered with Steam... but haven't bought anything. I don't know if i want to play games on my laptop...
     
  16. Fool's Requiem

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    No reason not to... you can find a shitton of games that will work on lower performing computers/laptops... and they'll be crazy cheap, too.
     
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  17. Apollo

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    Steam's definitely worthwhile, I've got an older laptop and I play a lot of games that are slightly older and have loads of fun. System Shock 2, Civ IV, Civ III, Hearts of Iron, fun games and not intensive.

    Have to agree about this year's sales, though, not nearly as good as last year. Picked up a few things, but really missed the flash sales and changing content...
     
  18. Gorge

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    With one day left on the sale i've bought 2 games.

    Doom
    Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut

    I was eyeballing Rise of the Tomb Raider, XCOM 2, and ARMA 3 but the prices werent quite low enough and I've had to spend a bunch of money on other life stuff I didnt see coming.

    You should get GoG Galaxy. You know, CD Projekt Reds answer to Steam. They specialize in older games.
     
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  19. Apollo

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    Installing it now, definitely going to check it out! Thanks for the tip!

    Load it up and the first thing I see is a demo for the remastered version of System Shock 1...I think I'm in love with this platform without even exploring it. Even backed the System Shock Kickstarter :D.
     
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  20. dimmerwit

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    I bought Doom and The Witness. Not cheap but the cheapest prices on the market and I want to play both of them.

    I still need to get Just Cause 3 as well, although Steam's price was not the cheapest on this occasion.
     
  21. Fool's Requiem

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    I was deterred from getting Just Cause 3 because of the rating it has Steam.
     
  22. Quagmire

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    I am deterred from it because of the second game. I liked JC2, but its not more than a $5 game for me given how repetitive it is, even if it is fun
     
  23. Jon

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    I did get Witcher 3 during the sale. Bundle allowed me to get it for under $20 because I owned the first two already. Didn't get the DLC yet though. Want to playthrough it on Steam before getting the DLC. Had I spent $40 to get it on the Xbox again, I'd have just grabbed the DLC and played only that. So this is rekindling my love for Witcher 3 (though I still find it pointless after level 30), at least I get the whole experience again.

    Only thing I'm having issues with is getting used to it with my steam controller. The lack of a second thumbstick causes the touchpad to be VERY jumpy for the camera. I can't even hover my finger over it without Geralt all of a sudden doing a 360 pirouette. Gotta see if there is a way to disable the hover/gentle touch movement and only when I actually drag my thumb across it so it acts more like a thumbstick.

    I do highly recommend the steam controller, though. It's fantastic.
     
  24. dimmerwit

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    That's mainly because of performance issues and poor optimisation which frankly my system can probably brute force through.

    It was awfully fun though. I ended up putting 33 hours into JC2 according to Steam which by my standards is a lot for one game. The price is only about £15 online so I think it's worth it. I'm only holding off because I got the other two games.
     
  25. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Yeah I think I ended around 70 hours in JC2 and only stopped because there were too many side objectives. It was so much fun while it lasted.

    Also got it for like $8 so it was worth it.
     
  26. Quagmire

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    If JC3 was a little more different, world felt more immersive and/or at least a story that was semi interesting...could go over the top like Blooddragon, I'd have jumped on it sooner. From all reviews it is more of the same, which isn't bad, but I just played JC2 a littler over a year ago, so it hasn't been that long since I played it.

    Also doesn't help that I have a ton of games in my backlog

    70hrs??!! Yikes I only had just over 30 and even at that it was starting to get repetitive and had to play it in small 20-30 minute chunks , but I got it for $5 and it was a great deal still
     
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