2013 Steam Summer Sale! DEAD

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sandorski

No Lifer
Oct 10, 1999
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And what poor voters Steam has, not voting for that and voting for Dragon Lair for a whole $1.69 more off instead of Kentucky Route Zero for aobut $6 more off.

Oops, my bad. Most of the Votes I didn't even know what I was voting for..just wanted the cards.
 

ViRGE

Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus
Oct 9, 1999
31,516
167
106
Turned out it looks like it's ending on the 22nd, so it was 11 days of sales over 12 days rather than 12 days of sales over 13 days.
That's certainly a shame. I was looking forward to one more day of deals.:(
 

Soccerman06

Diamond Member
Jul 29, 2004
5,830
5
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Cool I got a foil card on my last day :D wonder if Prison Architect is worth anything. Should I keep it and wait or what, its not even $5?
 

Via

Diamond Member
Jan 14, 2009
4,695
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0
Another hidden gem:

I noticed that Risen is still like $4. If you like RPGs and have never played it it's definitely worth that.
 

kinev

Golden Member
Mar 28, 2005
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Is it weird that I can't find a list of the Community Choice winners/losers anywhere? I don't remember if I voted for the last one (I know I didn't vote for Blood Dragon), but I can't find what the other choices were.

My Google-Fu is weak...still weird, though.
 

ViRGE

Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus
Oct 9, 1999
31,516
167
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The winners are listed in this thread. I don't think anyone is keeping track of the losers.
 

ViRGE

Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus
Oct 9, 1999
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167
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Rage won the vote. So the final deals are:

Community:
Rage $4.99 75% off

Flash:
Retro City Rampage $2.99 80% off
Endless Space $10.19 66% off
Total War Shogun 2 $7.49 75% off
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition $8.99 70% off
 

Tweak155

Lifer
Sep 23, 2003
11,447
261
126
I didn't buy anything :(

My friend gifted me CS:GO so my wife bought it and surprisingly she likes it.
 

balloonshark

Diamond Member
Jun 5, 2008
6,250
2,644
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Considering I don't have many games and this is my first week with Steam I think I did ok. Next time I will set a budget though :whiste:.

Fireburst
iBomber Attack
iBomber Bundle (iBomber Defense and iBomber Defense Pacific)
Skydrift
--Skydrift: Extreme Fighters Premium Airplane Pack
--Skydrift: Gladiator Multiplayer Pack
RAGE
--RAGE The Scorchers DLC
Borderlands 2 Retail
Tomb Raider **(free w/graphics card)
--Tomb Raider: Multiplayer Map Pack Bundle
--Tomb Raider: Tomb of Lost Adventurer
Fallout New Vegas Ultimate
Mini Motor Racing
Metro 2033 All Languages
Just Cause 2
--Just Cause 2 DLC - Monster Truck
--Just Cause 2 DLC - Agency Hovercraft
--Just Cause 2 DLC - Chevalier Classic
--Just Cause 2 DLC: Black Market Aerial Pack
--Just Cause 2 Black Market Boom Pack
--Just Cause 2 DLC - Rico's Signature Gun
--Just Cause 2 DLC - Bull's Eye Assault Rifle
Just Cause
FTL: Faster Than Light + Soundtrack
Bioshock Infinite **(free w/graphics card)


13 games & 12 DLCs for $44.49
 

Craig234

Lifer
May 1, 2006
38,548
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Upper right-hand corner of the Steam window. Click on 'Account Details' and you'll get list of licenses you've purchased in the order you paid for them.

Ya, it just isn't formatted nicely. Got a good number of duplicates for later gifts etc. not listed here for some reason.

Jul 21, 2013$1.24Purchase
Winter Voices: Overflow DLC

Jul 21, 2013$1.24Purchase
Winter Voices: Amethyst Rivers

Jul 21, 2013$2.49Purchase
Under the Ocean

Jul 21, 2013$3.74Purchase
Syberia Collection

Jul 21, 2013$0.99Purchase
Twin Sector

Jul 21, 2013$2.00Purchase
Smash Cars

Jul 21, 2013$0.49Purchase
Iron Warriors

Jul 21, 2013$7.49Purchase
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Deluxe

Jul 21, 2013$3.39Purchase
Transformers Fall of Cybertron - Massive Fury Pack

Jul 21, 2013$20.39Purchase
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Jul 20, 2013$0.74Purchase
Dungeons of Dredmor CotW

Jul 20, 2013$0.39Purchase
Just Cause 2 Black Market Boom Pack

Jul 20, 2013$8.03Purchase
Final Fantasy VII

Jul 20, 2013$0.19Purchase
Just Cause 2 DLC - Rico's Signature Gun

Jul 20, 2013$5.99Purchase
Strike Suit Zero Mega Bundle

Jul 20, 2013$14.99Purchase
Zeno Clash 2 2-Pack

Jul 20, 2013FreePurchase
Monaco Retail

Jul 19, 2013$9.99Purchase
Trials Evolution Gold

Jul 19, 2013$5.00Wallet Credit
Wallet $5.00 Credit

Jul 19, 2013$7.49Purchase
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

Jul 19, 2013$7.49Purchase
Counter-Strike Complete - Aug 2012

Jul 18, 2013$5.00Wallet Credit
Wallet $5.00 Credit

Jul 18, 2013FreePurchase
Sleeping Dogs: HD pack

Jul 18, 2013$6.24Purchase
DiRT 3

Jul 18, 2013$3.24Purchase
Ace of Spades Game and St. Valentines Day Massacre Pack Bundle

Jul 17, 2013$1.24Purchase
RAGE The Scorchers DLC

Jul 17, 2013$4.99Purchase
War of the Roses

Jul 17, 2013$5.99Purchase
Gunpoint

Jul 17, 2013$9.99Purchase
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes

Jul 16, 2013$2.49Purchase
Skyrim Hearthfire

Jul 16, 2013$19.99Purchase
Wargame: Airland Battle Pre-Order with Early Access

Jul 16, 2013$0.99Purchase
Super Sanctum TD

Jul 16, 2013$8.24Purchase
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission

Jul 16, 2013$7.49Purchase
Sanctum 2

Jul 15, 2013$1.35Purchase
Dishonored - Void Walkers Arsenal DLC

Jul 15, 2013$6.24Purchase
Natural Selection II

Jul 15, 2013$4.99Purchase
Pinball FX2 - Marvel Pinball Avengers Chronicles pack

Jul 15, 2013$3.39Purchase
Dishonored - The Knife Of Dunwall DLC

Jul 15, 2013$2.49Purchase
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Forbidden Worlds

Jul 15, 2013$1.49Purchase
Pinball FX2: Epic Quest Table

Jul 15, 2013$4.99Purchase
Pinball FX2 Core pack

Jul 15, 2013$0.24Purchase
Castle Crashers Blacksmith

Jul 15, 2013$0.24Purchase
Castle Crashers Pink Knight

Jul 15, 2013$1.24Purchase
SHOGUN 2 Otomo Clan Pack DLC

Jul 15, 2013$3.99Purchase
Total War: SHOGUN 2 Brady Guide

Jul 15, 2013$9.99Purchase
Trackmania Canyon

Jul 14, 2013$10.19Purchase
StarDrive

Jul 14, 2013$0.74Purchase
Tomb Raider: Tomb of Lost Adventurer

Jul 14, 2013$7.49Purchase
The Swapper

Jul 14, 2013$12.48Purchase
Mars: War Logs, Poker Night 2

Jul 14, 2013$4.99Purchase
Doom 3: BFG Edition

Jul 14, 2013$11.99Purchase
Eador: Masters of the Broken World

Jul 14, 2013$2.49Purchase
System Shock 2

Jul 13, 2013$12.49Purchase
Tomb Raider ROW

Jul 13, 2013$7.49Purchase
FEZ Soundtrack Edition

Jul 12, 2013$3.39Purchase
Duke Nukem 3D

Jul 12, 2013$20.09Purchase
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World

Jul 11, 2013$9.99Purchase
Euro Truck Simulator 2

Jul 11, 2013$10.19Purchase
Borderlands 2 Season Pass ROW

Jul 11, 2013$3.99Purchase
Kairo

Jul 11, 2013$9.99Purchase
The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn DLC

Jul 11, 2013$9.99Purchase
Skyrim - Dawnguard

Jul 11, 2013$4.99Purchase
Scribblenauts Unlimited
 

rivethead

Platinum Member
Jan 16, 2005
2,635
106
106
If you want to make some money (and are willing to spend a few minutes), buy the Summer Sale cards......the prices are going up.

I bought about $5 worth yesterday in the $0.04 (just lucky once!) to $0.13 range. Turned that $5 into $8.

Disclosure: I currently don't have any cards for sale....so please don't think I'm here trying to pump up the price. I'm happy with the few bucks I have made!
 

EDUSAN

Golden Member
Apr 4, 2012
1,358
0
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Edusan can quit bitching now, mortal kombat komplete is on sale.

hahaha and i did stop bitching, not only because they added MK9 to the sale, but they also added transformers fall of cybertron at the same time, which was the other game i was willing to buy.

so, once again, steam shut me up.

thanks for remembering my bitching (?)

So... summer sales are over, this is my damage

- Tomb Raider (amazon)
- Tomb Raider DLC (the one that is a dungeon sp map)
- The Cave (gmg)
- Borderlands 2 and seasson pass (gmg) (only wanted the seasson pass, the game was for a friend)
- Fallout New Vegas
- System Shock 2
- Strike Suit Zero
- Sonic & All stars racing transformed (played some hours of this with a friend, SUPER fun, better than i expected)
- The Incredibles adventures ofVan Helsing (from what i played, pretty solid arpg)
- Mortal Kombat Komplete
- Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Spent more than what i thought i would... but got almost everything i wanted, except Metro Last light, gonna get that one for...next big sale...which is... black friday?

edit: btw, i started playing Tomb Raider, everything maxed out, game runs perfectly but on the cutscenes, when the camera gets too close to lara i get fps drops, guess its from the super hair effect? nobody had that fps drop in cutscenes?
 
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Craig234

Lifer
May 1, 2006
38,548
348
126
Hm what am I forgetting before the sale is over

Decided to wait on King's Bounty, got Expeditions for $10, decided against more Luxor games (I have 5 of 8)... Magic tg didn't go on sale.

Can't remember what else.
 

cytoSiN

Platinum Member
Jul 11, 2002
2,262
7
81
Tempted to get in on Endless Space gold...$11.89 for base game and new Disharmony xpac. $19.18 separately...
 

Aikouka

Lifer
Nov 27, 2001
30,383
912
126
I considered getting Mortal Kombat, but the problem is... the game came out so late on the PC, that it's still cheaper on the consoles. :\ I paid $16 for the Komplete Edition months ago for the 360. In similar fashion, I don't think I've played it yet! :biggrin:
 

Texashiker

Lifer
Dec 18, 2010
18,811
197
106
I was rather disappointed that there was no other way to get badges except through cards.

You either have to vote 3 times a day, buy games, or buy cards. I voted every time, and kept getting duplicate cards. How am I supposed to get the 2013 summer achievement badge if I get duplicate cards? Why not just make it so if you vote 15 times then you get the badge?

I feel that valve / steam is moving away from being a consumer driven company, to being a profit at every corner company.

The sales were ok, but nothing I have not seen during the midweek madness and weekend deals. Skyrim never came close to the sale price it was 4 or 5 months ago.
 

Tweak155

Lifer
Sep 23, 2003
11,447
261
126
I was rather disappointed that there was no other way to get badges except through cards.

You either have to vote 3 times a day, buy games, or buy cards. I voted every time, and kept getting duplicate cards. How am I supposed to get the 2013 summer achievement badge if I get duplicate cards? Why not just make it so if you vote 15 times then you get the badge?

I feel that valve / steam is moving away from being a consumer driven company, to being a profit at every corner company.

The sales were ok, but nothing I have not seen during the midweek madness and weekend deals. Skyrim never came close to the sale price it was 4 or 5 months ago.

The lowest price I saw the standard edition go was $20.99! I can remember a sale of Skyrim w/Oblivion around that price!
 

Texashiker

Lifer
Dec 18, 2010
18,811
197
106
The lowest price I saw the standard edition go was $20.99! I can remember a sale of Skyrim w/Oblivion around that price!

Did skyrim hit $20 during the summer sale? I thought it got down to around $25.

But either way, if skyrim hit $20 4 or 5 months ago, why didnt it go lower during the summer sale?
 

ViRGE

Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus
Oct 9, 1999
31,516
167
106
I was rather disappointed that there was no other way to get badges except through cards.

You either have to vote 3 times a day, buy games, or buy cards. I voted every time, and kept getting duplicate cards. How am I supposed to get the 2013 summer achievement badge if I get duplicate cards? Why not just make it so if you vote 15 times then you get the badge?

I feel that valve / steam is moving away from being a consumer driven company, to being a profit at every corner company.

The sales were ok, but nothing I have not seen during the midweek madness and weekend deals. Skyrim never came close to the sale price it was 4 or 5 months ago.
Actually, even if you voted 3 times a day, you still wouldn't get enough cards to complete a badge. There were only 29 (edit: fixed) voting opportunities, so you could only get 9 cards.
 
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EDUSAN

Golden Member
Apr 4, 2012
1,358
0
0
most people would trade your spare summer sale cards 1:1 with another summer sale card... i finished my badge like that.
 

cytoSiN

Platinum Member
Jul 11, 2002
2,262
7
81
I was rather disappointed that there was no other way to get badges except through cards.

You either have to vote 3 times a day, buy games, or buy cards. I voted every time, and kept getting duplicate cards. How am I supposed to get the 2013 summer achievement badge if I get duplicate cards? Why not just make it so if you vote 15 times then you get the badge?

I feel that valve / steam is moving away from being a consumer driven company, to being a profit at every corner company.

Sell your duplicates for the current price, use proceeds to buy the cards you need for the same price. Or trade with friends. I don't disagree that the cards are stupid, but if you want the badge, that's the easiest/cheapest way to do it.