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    Old 01-05-2013, 06:47 AM
    Arodin Arodin is offline
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    Default The Steam holiday sale coming to an end

    Just surveying the damage from another Steam winter holiday sale. I did not intend to buy anything, but...

    (prices in USD)

    Don't Starve -- 11.99
    MTG: Dunes of the Plainswalker 2013 -- 4.99
    Limbo -- 2.49
    Skyrim Hearthfire DLC -- 2.47
    Galactic Civilizations Complete Pack -- 6.24
    Little Inferno -- 9.99
    Far Cry 3 -- 37.49
    Crusader Kings II -- 9.99
    Miasmata -- 7.49

    Grand Total:
    9 games and 1 DLC -- $93.14 !

    Not sure if I should be happy with my haul or mad at myself for spending almost a hundred bucks, but I've already had much fun with many of these games, especially Little Inferno and Don't Starve, they are very charming. So it's all good I guess.
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    Old 01-05-2013, 08:35 AM
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    I didn't get much. only...

    Hitman Blood Money - $2.50
    Galactic Civilizations II - $5.00
    Far Cry 2 - $2.50

    so $10.00 not bad.
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    Old 01-05-2013, 09:09 AM
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    Did anyone else find it wryly amusing that Black Ops 2 had one of the smallest reductions of any game in the sale? Only a 17% cut, from ~£40 down to ~£33.

    I imagine Activision rang steam up and specifically told them not to cut BLOPS 2 by anything remotely resembling a reasonable amount of money, as they were probably SCARED FOR THEIR PROFITS.

    Shame, if it had come down to even ~£25 I would probably have bought it. Silly really, if they had given it a decent discount I'd wager it would still have made a fair amount of money for Activi$ion. Seems like they're totally stuck in the past regarding pricing, with more and more developers exploring other methods to make money from games (e.g cheaper full game but with DLC, or even F2P with ingame stores etc like Planetside 2).

    Still, what do I know? They make gajillions of pounds anyway from the console games :S
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    Old 01-05-2013, 09:12 AM
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    KOTOR2 £2
    Dark Souls £15
    Game of Thrones £12
    Trine 2 £3
    Orcs must die 2 £4

    £36, was happy to spend more but some key deals didn't happen. Having said that I may get the walking dead today, £10
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    Old 01-05-2013, 09:57 AM
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    Trine 2 £3 ish
    Tony Hawk HD £4 ish
    Saints Row 3 - Trouble with clones and the space one about £3
    Call of Duty War Chest £10

    Got the rest of my deals on GMG, getgames and gamersgate

    Xcom - £7
    Sleeping Dogs - £7
    Lego Lord of the rings £8
    London 2012 - £4.75
    Lord if the Rings War in the North about £5
    Men of War + Men of War AS - £5
    Sniper Ghost Warrior £3
    Homefront £4
    Kingdoms of Amular - £5 ish
    Far Cry 2 - £3

    Would have bought a lot more if I had a job.
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    Old 01-05-2013, 10:31 AM
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    Did anyone else find it wryly amusing that Black Ops 2 had one of the smallest reductions of any game in the sale? Only a 17% cut, from ~£40 down to ~£33.

    I imagine Activision rang steam up and specifically told them not to cut BLOPS 2 by anything remotely resembling a reasonable amount of money, as they were probably SCARED FOR THEIR PROFITS.

    Shame, if it had come down to even ~£25 I would probably have bought it. Silly really, if they had given it a decent discount I'd wager it would still have made a fair amount of money for Activi$ion. Seems like they're totally stuck in the past regarding pricing, with more and more developers exploring other methods to make money from games (e.g cheaper full game but with DLC, or even F2P with ingame stores etc like Planetside 2).

    Still, what do I know? They make gajillions of pounds anyway from the console games :S
    What was quite funny, was that you could get the CoD Franchise for something like £40, which included all the CoD games on the PC, but not BLOPS2...

    Not suprising really... I think it took about 10 years for CoD: Modern Warfare to drop to £20. CoD games always take an age for price reductions and discounts.

    I didn't really buy that much... for a change.

    Thief 1 + 2
    FTL
    AVSEQ
    Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultra Boy

    and was gifted Unmechanical

    I don't think I spent more than a £5 on any of it. Mostly because I'd bought parts for a new PC, and also because my current PC is on its last legs and struggles with anything that isn't Indie.

    I'm currently playing bouts of Thief 1 and FTL. Thief 1 is still capable of making me jump and shit my pants. Great atmosphere to a classic game. Even though the shadows and lighting are very dated, I'm still engrossed in its dark setting! No point on playing it on anything but the most brutal of difficulty settings to get a true feeling of what this game is all about.

    FTL is just genius. Its like playing Sims in space... you know what I mean... how you truely played Sims, to see how many different ways you could kill them off!

    Unmechanical is a great lil puzzler of a game, but as the reviews said, its a shame there is no ongoing story to put you in your place. You drift around, solving puzzles. I guess you're trying to escape, and that is your motivation, but its just a shame there isn't conversation with those that are around you. Really enjoy it though.
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    Old 01-05-2013, 11:40 AM
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    I bought more on other sales than on Steam,

    Steam
    SimCity 4 Deluxe £2.49
    Tropico 4 and DLC £7ish
    Spellforce 2 Gold £3.50

    GMG
    Sleeping Dogs £7 (plus £4 credit)
    Kings Bounty Warriors of the North £8 (used my credit on this so pspent a total of around £11 on these 2)

    Gamersgate
    Lana Crost and The Guardian of Light £3 (and thoroughly enjoying it)

    Simply Games
    Xcom £12.99
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    Old 01-05-2013, 11:52 AM
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    Lana Crost sounds like a blatant rip off of another game series... :O
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    I wish I bought more, but my starter went out in my car and I had to stop buying

    Darksiders Franchise Pack - $13.59
    Prince of Persia, Mirror's Edge - $7.48
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD - $4.99
    Torchlight II - $9.99
    Tropico 4 - $5.99
    Condemned: Criminal Origins $5.09
    Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition - $4.99
    Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb - $0.74
    FTL: Faster Than Light - $4.99
    Skyrim: Hearthfire $2.47
    Dead Island GOTY $6.79
    Deus Ex Human Revolution: The Missing Link - $3.74
    Sonic Generations - Casino Nights DLC - $0.39

    Total: $71.24

    And as a sidenote, I pushed my total games over 400
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    Old 01-05-2013, 04:29 PM
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    I bought The Sims 3, waste of money.

    I don't like how much control you have over the Sims, they should be a simulation, not a character you control... just as disappointing as Spore in regard to that.
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