2012 Steam Holiday Sale! DEAD!

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Texashiker

Lifer
Dec 18, 2010
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The only thing I bought for myself was ARMA II: Combined Operations, and that was just to get Day Z.
 

JujuFish

Lifer
Feb 3, 2005
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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.
 

cronos

Diamond Member
Nov 7, 2001
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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.
 

SunnyD

Belgian Waffler
Jan 2, 2001
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www.neftastic.com
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)
 

Termie

Diamond Member
Aug 17, 2005
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www.techbuyersguru.com
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?
 

ImpulsE69

Lifer
Jan 8, 2010
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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
 

Soccerman06

Diamond Member
Jul 29, 2004
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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
 

Zorander

Golden Member
Nov 3, 2010
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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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zerocool84

Lifer
Nov 11, 2004
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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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Dankk

Diamond Member
Jul 7, 2008
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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)
 

raasco

Platinum Member
Feb 6, 2009
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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)
 

Elixer

Lifer
May 7, 2002
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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.
 

Artista

Senior member
Jan 7, 2011
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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.
 

EDUSAN

Golden Member
Apr 4, 2012
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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
 

Martimus

Diamond Member
Apr 24, 2007
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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.
 

SunnyD

Belgian Waffler
Jan 2, 2001
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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.

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).
 

EDUSAN

Golden Member
Apr 4, 2012
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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).

and start buying games that you already have
 

SunnyD

Belgian Waffler
Jan 2, 2001
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I'm laughing at the "OMG THIS SALE SUCKED" comments.

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.
 

gothamhunter

Diamond Member
Apr 20, 2010
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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.
 

SunnyD

Belgian Waffler
Jan 2, 2001
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www.neftastic.com
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.

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.
 

you2

Diamond Member
Apr 2, 2002
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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 :(
 

Texashiker

Lifer
Dec 18, 2010
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They didn't suck; there were better sales on SOME items elsewhere,

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


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.

There was less on sale this year then last year.

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