2012 Steam Holiday Sale! DEAD!

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by KaOTiK, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Texashiker

    Texashiker Lifer

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    The only thing I bought for myself was ARMA II: Combined Operations, and that was just to get Day Z.
     
  2. JujuFish

    JujuFish Diamond Member

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    From Steam:
    KOTOR 2 - $2.49
    Transformers: War for Cybertron - $5
    Sleeping Dogs - $4.49

    From GMG:
    Civ V: Gods and Kings - $3.15 (essentially free, since I had some credit)

    From Amazon:
    Spec Ops: The Line - $2.49
    NBA 2K12 - $5
    Darksiders 1/2/DLC - $8.19


    All in all, not too bad on the wallet this time.
     
  3. cronos

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    Just a couple of Saints Row: The Third DLCs, Witchers 2, and Hero Academy.

    The only other things I'm interested in on Steam are Borderlands 2 and Dawnguard for Skyrim, but they're only 50% off and I'm not in a rush to get them, so maybe they'll be 75% off by Summer sale.
     
  4. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    Hearthfire DLC for Skyrim (to go with the Bethesda Pack that I bought from GamersGate)
    4-pack of Torchlight 2
    The Secret World (via Amazon /w $5 promo code)
     
  5. Termie

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    Tomb Raider Legend
    Prince of Persia (2008)
    The Longest Journey

    All gifts. I have far more new games than I have time to play (don't we all at this point?). Currently working on MP3, FC3, Hitman Absolution, BL2, Deus Ex: HR, Uncharted 3, and when I really want to blow time, BF3 Aftermath.

    Kaotik, do you seriously play all the games you buy? Or do you just "demo" each one and play through the good ones?
     
  6. ImpulsE69

    ImpulsE69 Lifer

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    I bought more this time than any other time, not that the deals were any better, I was just finally ready to spend the money on them. Also bought a bunch from GoG.

    Trine 2 DLC
    Serious Sam 3
    A few Rockband DLC's
    Star Ruler
    Hard Reset
    LA Noire
    Warhammer 40k Space Marine Pack
    The Walking Dead
    Chivalry
    Half Minute Hero
    Ace of Spades
     
  7. Soccerman06

    Soccerman06 Diamond Member

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    I see Kaotik and raise (all my purchases since the start of christmas sales)

    Freespace 2
    BL2
    BL2 season pass
    AC3
    Sleeping Dogs
    Darksiders
    Darksiders 2 plus dlc
    Brink Complete Pack
    Dishonored
    DOOM 3 BFG Edition
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind GOTY
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Fallout 3: GOTY
    Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition
    Hunted: The Demon’s Forge
    RAGE
    Rogue Warrior
    Supreme Commander
    Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
    Empire: Total War
    Napoleon: Total War Imperial Edition
    Rome: Total War - Gold Edition
    Rome: Total War - Alexander
    Total War Battles: Shogun
    Total War: Shogun 2
    Total War: SHOGUN 2 DLC
    Viking Battle for Asgard
    Medieval II: Total War
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
    Red Faction Armageddon
    Red Faction Guerrilla
    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
    Homefront
    Prototype 1
    Prototype 2 w/dlc
    Cave Story+
    Closure
    Dungeon Defenders + All DLC
    Legend of Grimrock
    Offspring Fling
    Shank 2
    The Binding of Isaac + Wrath of the Lamb DLC
    The Basement Collection
    Snapshot
    Hitman Collection
    Mirror's Edge
    Natural Selection II
    Prince of Persia Complete Pack
    SimCity 4 Deluxe
    Who's that Flying
    Gatling Gears
    Flatout Complete Pack
    Stellar Impact Bundle
    Ys Origin
    Dawn of War Franchise Pack
    Tower Wars
    Binary Domain and dlc
    Killing Floor Bundle
    Half-Life 2: Episode One
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two
    Alan Wake Bundle
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
    Castle Crashers and dlc
    Hotline Miami
    Tropico 4 and dlc
    Just Cause 2
    Civ V GOTY and other dlc
    Miner Wars 2081
    Transformers: War for Cybertron
    X-SuperBox
    Burn Zombie Burn!
    All Zombies Must Die
    Shoot Many Robots
    Babel Rising
    Babel Rising - DLC
    Ace of Spades
    Hero Academy - Gold Pack
    Freedom Pack
    Hell Yeah! and dlc
     
  8. Zorander

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    Pretty light haul this time:

    Anno 2070
    Batman Arkham City GoTY (have on disc already. For $7.50 and the convenience of download, why not. :rolleyes: )
     
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  9. zerocool84

    zerocool84 Lifer

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    I haven't bought anything this sale. Most of us have already spent too much damn money from sales of past years and I still have an insane backlog so nothing for me this year.

    Scratch that, bought Torchlight 2 and Counter Strike GO, couldn't resist those games.
     
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  10. Dankk

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    Wasn't expecting to buy much this year, but still did. In addition to Steam purchases, I'll also add in games I bought from GMG and Amazon.

    I also bought a couple of mega packs (Dawn of War Complete and SimBin Mega Pack). In those instances I've only listed the pack name, rather putting every single title and artificially lengthening the list.

    Medal of Honor Standard WW
    Sniper Elite V2 The Landwehr Canal Pack DLC
    Sniper Elite V2 Fuel Dump DLC
    SimBin Mega Bundle (came with a lot of stuff)
    Front Mission Evolved Retail (EU)
    GameMaker: Studio Full
    Lucius Pre-Order
    NBA 2K13 Retail
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD - Revert Pack
    Risen 2 - Air Temple DLC
    Risen 2 Retail (US/ROW)
    Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
    Need for Speed: Undercover
    Warband Napoleonic Wars DLC
    Civilizations V Gods and Kings
    Civ V GOTY DLC Only December 2012
    Resonance
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City New Audio NA
    Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    Thirty Flights of Loving
    Mafia
    Sniper Ghost Warrior Gold base + 2 DLC
    The Sims Medieval
    Deadlight
    The Sims 3
    Crazy Taxi retail
    SEGA Bass Fishing
    Space Channel 5 Part 2
    Scribblenauts Unlimited
    Blacklight: Tango Down
    Dungeon Defenders Collection (Summer-Winter 2012)
    Dawn of War Franchise Pack (came with a lot of stuff)
     
  11. raasco

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    This is the first time in a very long time that I've purchased games released within the past year.

    From Steam:
    Max Payne 3 and Season Pass dlc
    Rage
    Alan Wake Bundle
    GTA SA
    Morrowind GOTY
    The Walking Dead
    Dishonored
    World of Goo
    POP Sands of Time
    Saints Row 3 season pass dlc
    Hitman Absolution dlc
    Hearthfire

    Elsewhere:
    Humble Bundle 7
    Darksiders Collection(Amazon)
    Hitman Absolution(AMD)
    Sleeping Dogs(AMD)
    Far Cry 3(AMD)
     
  12. Elixer

    Elixer Diamond Member

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    I bought 1 game from steam store.
    The rest from Amazon or GOG.

    I hope next year, they are more aggressive with their sales, and don't have as many repeats as they did this time around.
    I was pretty disappointed with steam this holiday season.
     
  13. Artista

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    Wow I bought like 8 games and after seeing some of the massive buys above feel like I was a spendthrift.
     
  14. EDUSAN

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    I only bought a couple games this sale, thanks partly to the somewhat crappy steam sale and partly because thanks to xmas i was given some of the games i would have bought.

    I bought:
    Sleeping Dogs (i bought it at GMG, it was $16 but i added a 30% discount coupon, so it went to $12 and it gave me back $6 in GMG credit to buy something else)
    Bethesda Bundle in GamersGate (i still have the games showing up, keeping the faith man!)
    Darksiders 2 DLCs (all of them)

    And i was given:

    Darksiders 2
    The Walking Dead
    Sine Mora
    Mark of the Ninja
    FTL
    Hotline Miami
    Alpha Protocol
    SS3 Jewel of the Nile DLC

    So im pretty happy with the xmas/holidays sale, i got quite a bunch of games and i didnt have to buy them XD
     
  15. Martimus

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    I pretty much bought everything that was on sale. I don't even know why, but I bought over 100 games and DLC during the sale.
     
  16. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    SUCKER!

    Gabe is laughing at you.

    Now you can join the rest of us during the next sale that whine when there's "nothing good on sale" (cause you already own everything that they put on sale again for the 100th time).
     
  17. EDUSAN

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    and start buying games that you already have
     
  18. gothamhunter

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    I'm laughing at the "OMG THIS SALE SUCKED" comments.
     
  19. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    To be honest, it mostly did suck. Especially since most everything that went on sale could have been had somewhat cheaper through other vendors throughout the holiday season.

    Steam sales are not the same things they used to be even a year ago.
     
  20. Texashiker

    Texashiker Lifer

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    Compared to the past 3 years, yea, the sale sucked, big time.
     
  21. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    By the way, did anyone happen to buy a 4 pack of Chivalry and have a spare key? :)
     
  22. gothamhunter

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    They didn't suck; there were better sales on SOME items elsewhere, which is expected since those markets have matured. Most of us are just disappointed because the big ticket items we wanted weren't on sale for what we wanted because we already own a backlog of the other items.
     
  23. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    No - it sucked because other than maybe a couple of titles, it's the exact same things rehashed on sale that's been in every other steam "holiday" sale for the last 2 years. Basically, steam sales have reached critical mass.
     
  24. you2

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    I didn't buy much; two worlds 2 velevt; dragon age origin ultimate; walking dead; and bastion to just pass $30 mark. Had sleeping dog in my cart for 4.95; didn't realize it was not normal price and spent 30 minutes checking into dlc; the price changed just as i removed the last dlc i didn't want :(
     
  25. Texashiker

    Texashiker Lifer

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    This thread is about the steam holiday sale, and this years sale sucked.


    There was less on sale this year then last year.

    The unreal package did not even go on sale this year.