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post #1501 of 1849
I thought the sale this year was pretty lame overall. Of course, I'm not really into indie games, and my price limit is a strict $5, so I didn't really pay too much mind to the pretty good games that were going for $12.

The only thing I ended up with is Fallout New Vegas.
post #1502 of 1849
I ended up getting:

- Strike Suit Zero & Infinity (Until I get an HD Colony Wars sequel, this will have to do!)
- The three Skyrim DLC releases (I still need to start this game someday, lol)
- Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device (my daughter loves the series)
- A Brave New World - Civilization V DLC (actually bought the Steam key cheap from GMG)

On top of that, the good news is I completed another game from last year's Steam sale. Alice: Madness Returns is a very good looking game (especially with visual mods added) and quite a bit of fun as an action-platformer. I played on the hardest difficulty which was challenging enough to keep my interest, but I thought the game had a bit too much filler that made it a tad too long. All in all, I give it an 8/10.

I'm thinking of starting XCOM: Enemy Unknown next.
Edited by joeblow - 7/21/13 at 5:45pm
post #1503 of 1849
XCOM is awesome....once you get over the learning curve, that game sucks in you just like Civ V.
post #1504 of 1849
I got a little carried away. A few I grabbed for the rift support.

Saints Row: The Third
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gold
Dear Esther
Bully: Scholarship Edition
Psychonauts
Mark of the Ninja
Mirror's Edge
Dishonored (ROW)
Doom 3: BFG Edition
Deadlight
Fallout New Vegas Ultimate
Portal 2
FTL: Faster Than Light
The Witcher 2
Strike Suit Zero
Sleeping Dogs
Surgeon Simulator
FEZ
Just Cause 2
The Walking Dead
Don't Starve
Hotline Miami
Call of Juarez Gunslinger
Half-Life Complete
Dust: An Elysian Tail
post #1505 of 1849
Here are my buys:

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gold
Lone Survivor
Pinball FX2 - Paranormal Table
Pinball FX2 - Zen Classics Pack
Pinball FX2: Epic Quest Table
Pinball FX2 - Star Wars Pack
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Demigod
Anna
Magicka
post #1506 of 1849
Civ v gold upgrade
Saints row full package
Just cause 2 dlc
Just cause 1 (glitches ftw)
Skyrim legendary
Chivalry
Shogun 2 blood dlc
post #1507 of 1849
Well, we can at least all agree on civ 5. tongue.gif
post #1508 of 1849
The world they setup in Dishonored is really cool. It's drawn me in and I'm not a huge stealth guy. Killer audio on headphones too.
post #1509 of 1849
Bought more than I expected to, but got some gems in there

Strike Suit Infinity - $1.74
Surgeon Simulator 2013 - $3.39
Kinetic Void - $6.79
Penny Arcade OtRSPoD Ep 4 - $2.48
Tomb Raider Adventure Pack + Tomb of the Lost Adventurer DLC - $2.58
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - $6.24
Trine 2: Complete Story - $3.99
Dungeons of Dredmor + CotW DLC - $1.98
Castle Crashers + Blacksmith and Pink Knight DLC - $4.97
Max Payne 3 Classic Max DLC - $0.24
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission - $8.24
All Dishonored DLC - $6.43
RAGE: The Scorchers DLC - $1.24
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - $9.99 (Best. Game. EVAR!)
StarForge - $9.99
Mini Motor Racing EVO - $0 (was a gift from a friend, so much RC ProAm nostalgia)


Grand Total (Not including selling cards) - $70.20

I didn't pay that much thanks to selling off duplicate cards and the 3 or 4 foils I got.
post #1510 of 1849
My buys (don't know the prices off the top of my head)

Civ V gold upgrade and Brave New World
All Skyrim DLC
FFVII
Surgeon Simulator

Compared to last year when I spend like $150, I did really well. Although the stuff I did buy was a little more expensive than I would have liked.
post #1511 of 1849
I spent about $40.

Surgeon Sim $3.39
Universe Sandbox $1.99
GTA 4 complete $7.49

I bought these 3 at the start, when we were getting errors buying stuff. I don't know what I paid because they never sent me a receipt. They were about $8-10 a piece, I think.
Swapper
Gunslinger
Blood Dragon


Other games weren't good enough discounts for me.

Metro
Far Cry 3

I think Kentucky Route 0 was on sale at one point that I missed.
post #1512 of 1849
I bought a bunch of games under $10. Most under $7.
post #1513 of 1849
You know I've never played civ 5 MP before...is there a way we could all get one epic game going asynchronously, or does it basically require us to all be online at the same time?
post #1514 of 1849
I think we would all have to be online at the same time but... that would be awesome! smile.gif
post #1515 of 1849
There's a new (experimental, I believe) asynchronous mode as of sometime about a month ago.
post #1516 of 1849
I picked up a few games, including:

Universe Sandbox (not really a game)
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed $5 (awesome game)
Torchlight II ($3.75)
Slamit Pinball: Big Score
post #1517 of 1849
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Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post

There's a new (experimental, I believe) asynchronous mode as of sometime about a month ago.

It's called pitboss, and unfortunately it's not working quite as it was intended. Civ IV's pitboss was flawless, but Firaxis seems to be having issues implementing pitboss for Civ V.

So yeah we'd all have to be on at the same time...
post #1518 of 1849
Pal gifted me Bleed. What a blast.
post #1519 of 1849
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Originally Posted by bd2003 View Post

Pretty good sale overall....first time I've had a gaming PC worth buying lots of stuff for in a while, so I went a little nuts.

minus 19.58 from trading card sales....

78.03 for 21 games....can't complain about that!

I've managed like 2 bucks in sales.
post #1520 of 1849
I finally started looking into this "Steam Trading Card" thing, and I have to say I'm really impressed. They nailed the collecting, trading, and selling aspect, and chasing booster packs and foils is fun! cool.gif Crafting badges and improving Steam rank is brilliant, and all of this adds one more fun element to the Steam experience. It's great to have this optional service that actually puts funds into your Steam wallet.

Great job Valve! Now work on explaining and making easier to figure out, because it's still a bit confusing at first.

Anyway, here's a nice article on the merits of Steam Trading Cards.
post #1521 of 1849
It's a good idea, but I don't like the implementation.

Take Borderlands 2. It has 6 cards, so you need to collect 30 to get the level 5 badge. Well, the game gives you a whopping total of three cards - 10%. So you need to buy or trade for the other 27, or hope for booster cards. But wait! Booster packs are tied to crafting. Right now it seems like nobody is crafting - everybody is selling.

Card prices are also highly variable. I might want to sell my, say, Trine 2 cards to pay for DmC cards, but Trine 2 cards are about 25 cents while DmC is 70.

I would like to see something where drops can reset, maybe after getting 50% and then 100% of achievements. I know Valve wanted to keep it casual and didn't want to tie it to in-game performance, but now you are far too much at the mercy of the community.
post #1522 of 1849
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Originally Posted by number1laing View Post

It's a good idea, but I don't like the implementation.

Take Borderlands 2. It has 6 cards, so you need to collect 30 to get the level 5 badge. Well, the game gives you a whopping total of three cards - 10%. So you need to buy or trade for the other 27, or hope for booster cards. But wait! Booster packs are tied to crafting. Right now it seems like nobody is crafting - everybody is selling.

Card prices are also highly variable. I might want to sell my, say, Trine 2 cards to pay for DmC cards, but Trine 2 cards are about 25 cents while DmC is 70.

I would like to see something where drops can reset, maybe after getting 50% and then 100% of achievements. I know Valve wanted to keep it casual and didn't want to tie it to in-game performance, but now you are far too much at the mercy of the community.

I think the implementation is brilliant.

It's easy to get a level 1 Borderlands 2 badge - you get 3 cards for playing, and trade or buy the other 3 cards for pennies. Boom - craft the CL4P-TP badge. You want to go up to a level 5 badge? You've got some serious collecting of booster cards, trading, or plunk down some cash. The level 1 is nothing - a level 5 badge shows dedication... or a reckless disregard for money. biggrin.gif

Variable card prices is another cool thing - if all the cards were worth the same, it wouldn't be as interesting. And, as you mentioned, the market dictates the prices. Cards are only worth what people pay for them. Commons go for pennies, but rarer, foils, or less frequently played cards are worth more. Sell a foil and use that money to buy a bunch of commons to complete some badges.

It's just like collecting sports, Magic or Pokemon cards.
post #1523 of 1849
I have one badge over level 1,and that's the Summer Sale badge because it was easy to get the set 5 times. Every other game badge I have is level 1. I'd love to get them to level 5 and also get the foils, but I don't want to take the time or spend the money to get the cards necessary to do so.

Even without getting badges over level 1 I'm currently level 38 on Steam.

The card prices are all based on supply and demand, games that a ton of people don't have are obviously going to be more expensive. Trine 2 is owned by a ton of people do to it being so cheap when it goes on sale DmC hasn't been cheap enough to get more people to buy it.
post #1524 of 1849
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Originally Posted by Marafice Eye View Post

Trine 2 is owned by a ton of people do to it being so cheap when it goes on sale

A Trine2 badge is cheap/easy? I might as well buy the game while it's on sale! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Eye, your Steam level is the stuff of legends.
post #1525 of 1849
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marafice Eye View Post

Trine 2 is owned by a ton of people do to it being so cheap when it goes on sale

A Trine2 badge is cheap/easy? I might as well buy the game while it's on sale! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Eye, your Steam level is the stuff of legends.

Hardly tongue.gif look up these two

CrystalTheory (level 121 last I checked)

PalmDesert (level 127 last I checked)

Those are the folks that have close to 2000 games on Steam and have like every level 5 badge and all the foils.

CrystalTheory alone bought something like 200 games during the sale lol...
post #1526 of 1849
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

I've managed like 2 bucks in sales.

Yeah I'm really not trying to obtain these cards. I just get them when I get them and so far only a couple bucks worth and I just give them to Marafice Eye. biggrin.gif
post #1527 of 1849
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Yeah I'm really not trying to obtain these cards. I just get them when I get them and so far only a couple bucks worth and I just give them to Marafice Eye. biggrin.gif

I'm just stoked to basically get a dollar or so back on every game I buy.

I still feel like there's something unsavory about it....but I can't argue with free money.
post #1528 of 1849
I can! Ahahaha. tongue.gif

Not enough time on my hands for all these trading cards. Dan gets more use out of mine.
post #1529 of 1849
That I do, They pretty much get sold, to buy other cards lol.
post #1530 of 1849
I survived the steam sale! My wallet is safe! biggrin.gif
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