Discussion in 'Games' started by ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Jun 24, 2010.
Seems to be an underwhelming Steam Summer sale to me.
My thoughts, exactly.
Not really I already have $75 spent!
Bioshock 1 and 2
Witcher 2: Enhanced
Max Payne 3
Would anyone be up to join in a 4 pack of serious sam 3 BFE? http://store.steampowered.com/app/41070/
It would only be $7.50 per person with that 4 pack instead of $10.
The sale has lasted 73 hours (started the 12th, 1pm EST), isn't even 33% complete yet, has already seen Trine 2, Skyrim, Arkham City and other games at their lowest prices in Steam history [not to mention others like Dead Island, Civ5 or Deus Ex Human Revolution hitting their record low prices again already]... and you're underwhelmed.
You guys realize you're proving EA right when they say Steam Sales spoil the market and cheapen IP right?
Yeah. Proving EA right. :shadedshu
Ponder that for a moment. Tsk tsk. How spoiled.
Added at 3:04pm EST:
Oh, and P.S.?
Admit that the only valid reason you guys could possibly have for not appreciating these prices is because you already own the vast majority of them. Just as I do.
So clearly this sale must be terrible because these prices and opportunities are too late to help our personal wallets.......................right?
Biggest problem is the base prices suck, so any percentage deal sucks too.
To illustrate, even a 50% off deal on CoD4 would still make it €12,50 here, which is ridiculous.
A game that's 5 years old should not sell above €10.
Hmmm...worst thing, for me, is still 1$ = 1€ ....... good to see the Dollar is rising....
Wonder what will happen when the Dollar gets above the Euro in value ??
Not sure how one can blame the Steam sale for that, especially considering the simple fact that Activision doesn't let their CoD prices go down in price, whether or not it can be considered close to a "low" price, until it matches a one or two Quarter passage of time.
A fact backed up with evidence by the way.
Is this where I get called a Valve apologist or Steam sheep? I'm probably about due for an ad hominem.
Thrackan, a Call of Duty game was the most terrible example of base prices remaining high you could have possibly used from the entire game industry.
I didn't say that was a Valve problem, but it is THE problem preventing me from buying GOOD games for a decent price.
Activision does it, probably other companies too, but it's not a business model anyone in their right minds should be using.
PS. why would I take that out on you? It's not like you're the one that keeps the prices up right?
Like said, thats Activision for you. I picked up Civ V + all DLC for like $12.50 I feel that was a pretty good deal, Batman AC is pretty new and got that for like $11. Thinking about The Darkness II right now... we'll see.
The sale is good, these insane short period sales add some excitement, so the problem is not with Steam. It's with the games. Nothing spectacular lately and all of the major titles could have been bought earlier from different sellers at discounted prices. I got some games from gamefly who had a consistent 2 week sale, getgames has sales all the time, greenmangaming also offers good deals and Origin has right now 50% off ME3 (still to high at 25 Euro). So steam has some serious competition lately.
You're right, you didn't say it was a Valve problem, but you did say it in the context of my reply to the underwhelmed among us. As you didn't quote me to direct link to that context, I apologize for putting words in your keyboard.
Just trying to say, that even if aspects like stubbornly resilient business models nip at the heels, this is an incredibly good sale and a continuing great thing for PC gamers.
If it helps understand me better, in addition to getting more people interested in PC gaming, I look at these sales as a financial incentive to opt-in to digital ownership only. I personally understand how that can scare people -I would be devastated if my digital service pulled the plug and I could never install Baldur's Gate, FreeSpace 2 or Deus Ex ever again- but frankly if the industry keeps trying to take physical ownership out of my hands, they'd better not ask for a wad of my bankroll for the 'privilege'. So if a service offers deep discounts in addition to painless Mod installs, a built-in community commons for clans and grouping, free cloud space for screenshots and videos and customer engagement rather than customer restriction?
Time and money well spent.
5 million people might disagree. record for most people on steam! http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
Anyone else interested in The Darkness 2 4 pack? Looks like $9.38 a copy, if 3 others are interested I will buy, so let me know.
i would but i only have steam wallet so... cant really pay ya kurgan lol
Todays deals seem rather underwhelming :/
another complainer? i guess you people won't be satisfied til they make every game 99% off. then you'd still probably get upset at that somehow. shesh
SR3, Darkness II, Serious Sam 3, Trine 2, MB.... What do you people want?
Amazon has been having many great sales in the last couple of months. I am not complaining about Steam itself, but I prefer they don't hand another market to Amazon.
Trine and Portal are good sales, for those that don't already own them.
Anyone else unable to vote in the current Community Choice poll? Trying to vote for my GTAIV and can't
Yeah I've had trouble voting before and am having trouble now
Happens when the vote is new, give it an hour or so.
Earliest it started happening was with the Darkness 2 poll.
just bought trine and trine 2 for my missues for under $10.
cant complain there.
PM me, I can sell you my used XBOX 360 PC controller, its in mint condition
hmmm, whats L4D2 going for in the US/Eu right now? its $10 USD here, and if i can get it cheaper i'll grab it for mai waifu
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