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Current sales/deals on games (steam, impulse, etc.)

Discussion in 'Games' started by ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. theJesus

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    I'm afraid to add up how much I've spent during this sale . . .
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    Yes sir, I can relate. I had set aside $50 a few weeks prior for this sale, but I blew past the with ease. And then add in the games I got off Amazon that were cheaper than Steam and the one game from getgamesgo.com, I'm super broke now!
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    I managed to control myself (5€ spent total). Which is unusual, because I'm a consumer. I CONSUME! :laugh:
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    After seeing "What your friends bought" and your avatar in nearly every single slot, I too am afraid to see what you spent.
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  5. theJesus

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    lol :eek:

    I still have to buy games for my gf too!
  6. Mussels

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    beat ya to that :p scored my missus some in the sales/freebies:


    portal 1 + 2
    HL2 + ep1
    oblivion goty
    serious sam HD 1 + 2
    magicka + all DLC



    figured that was a good start, since she's just getting her first personal gaming PC now, and has really only played Wow before she met me (and trine 1 + 2 since)
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    I already bought her the portal1/2 combo and world of goo earlier in the month. She's also already got CS:S, gmod, and L4D1/2 from a while ago. And some other things that I had extras of from bundles: Amnesia, Assassin's Creed, Audiosurf, Call of Juarez, Far Cry 2, Rainbow Six Vegas 2

    edit: Also recently got her the humble indie bundle 4. Just now purchased Dead Island for her. What other games should I get her? She says that she doesn't really know what she likes, but I would classify her as a casual gamer who's interest in good ol' fun.
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  8. JC316

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    I was underwhelmed by the steam sales. Only got Limbo and Mass Effect 2.
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    Really? Almost every game on there was on sale at some point and the majority of them were at least 50% off.
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    I only bought Magic: The Gathering 2012 for like $3
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    I didn't bought nothing, even with the discounts Steam prices in Portugal is a robbery!

    If a game in the US cost´s 50$ where I pay 50€ and it shouldn't cost that, with the conversion the correct price must be 36€.
    And that´s why I bought all my games in web sites like the cdkeysdiscount.com or cdkeysdirect.com, but the problem isnt Steam, @ Origin the "problem" is the same!

    Example, my BF3 key only cost me 22€, COD MW3 24€ etc....
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    Over the last few weeks I've picked up

    Humble Indie 4
    some Total war DLCs
    Bulletstorm
    Blur
    Limbo
    Civ V DLCs
    Fallout NV DLCs
    Terraria
    and Complete Magika.

    All in all a shade under 40€. Now I'll just finish playing the stuff I bought in last years christmas sale and then we'll be set.
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    That's when you ask a friend from the US to gift it to you :p I've helped a few members (including a mod) from TPU in this fashion. ;) ;)

    Sadly it is against the rules here to offer this service at all, but I'm always open to making new friends :p
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    As opposed to buy in stores here?
    Well, I guess in some cases you are right.
    I think DiRT3 hasn't come off his 45€ pedestal, even for Christmas, while it was at 20€ on Steam. On the other hand, Burnout Paradise is at 15€ (was 20€) on Steam and I bought it for 5.1€ at a store during the summer.
    I guess it comes down to studying the market. You are right, prices here suffer from $1=€1 conversions a lot, more on hardware than on games (with the exception of release day), but if you comb trough the stores, you might find some neat deals. The trick is having several places to shop and constantly keeping an eye on the stuff you want, to monitor if it budges from it's place.
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    I was as well, I only picked up portal 2 when it was 75% off and Dawn of war II Retribution when it was 60% off.

    most things capped at 50% off an already higher than average price.

    people seem to forget to price compare when these deals are happening.

    for instance the lowest I saw shogun tw go for was 50% off. I picked it up months ago at newegg for far less than steams 50% off price.

    Edit: and my version off the egg already came with the hattori clan pack that you have to buy for an extra 5$ off of steam.
    on average steam is 5-10$ more than elsewhere right now So sales need to be better to reflect that.
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    Ok thanks for the tip :cool:
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    its against the rules to offer to sell the items, especially at a profit.


    its not against them for someone to ask for help, and get PM'd offers.


    the rules basically in place to prevent someone making money off this, as that would probably be illegal, and easy to exploit/rip people off, en masse.
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    Anyone wants to get me STALKER Call of Pripyat as a gift i will pay via paypal and give -25% off coupon so it will cost like $11? Its 20 euro here :(
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    I bought the Humble Indie Bundle
    RAGE
    LA Noire
    A few copies of Super Meat Boy for some friends
    Probably other stuff that's lost in my games list
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    If the sale featured tons of Digital Only titles, not as though I could be arsed to look, I would've bought some. Yes I still outright refuse to be gifted any game from Steam if it also has a retail release. I'll just gift it to someone else and buy the game as the retail version.
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    I had no problem installing from the disk with Windows 7.
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    I never played the expansions. Hope it goes fine for me.

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