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Steam Christmas Sale

Discussion in 'Games & Gadgets' started by Jack Brickman, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Jack Brickman

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    If you want to buy lots of good games for really cheap, now is the time. This sale goes from the 20th (two days ago) until January 5th.

    http://store.steampowered.com/

    Some deals you should check out right now:
    Dishonored - 29.99 - Basically the best game of 2012. Buy that shit.
    Darksiders Franchise - 13.59 - Two great action/adventure games for a super low price.
    Psychonauts - 2.49 - If you haven't played this game, you suck at life.
    Mirror's Edge - 4.99 - Pretty awesome first person platformer.
    Borderlands 2 - 29.99 - Half off an awesome FPS/RPG.
    Hitman: Absolution - 24.99 - Great deal on a fun action/stealth game.
    BioShock - 4.99 - Again, if you haven't played this game, you suck at life.

    And that's just two days into the sale. New games go on sale every day around 1pm EST, along with regular flash sales and community choice sales. This is the time to stock up on all the games you missed during the past few years.
     
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  2. AMC

    AMC Mmhmm.

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    ....no catch?
     
  3. BlueSeats626

    BlueSeats626 Gee-Mail in KG's Inbox

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    Picked up The Sims 3 for 14 bucks the other night.

    Great deal.
     
  4. MoneyMP3

    MoneyMP3 Long Live The Idols

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    One day I'll have money to spend on this. One day...
     
  5. Green Demon

    Green Demon Situational Stopper

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    Nope they usually have these once during the summer and and at least once around Christmas and I usually buy at least one game that I won't even touch for awhile cause it a good deal at the time. :chuckles:
     
  6. Jack Brickman

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    Just that you have to have Steam open to play most of the games on it. Steam is essentially a form of DRM, but it's also a great program for keeping track of all of your PC games (most games are sold on Steam with a few exceptions) and playing online games with your friends.

    Same. Too many good deals to pass up usually. It's crazy how cheap companies are willing to sell games when they get a much bigger slice of the profit.
     
  7. Jack Brickman

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    New deals today:

    • Dota 2 - 50% off - 14.99
    • Dead Island - 66% off - 6.79
    • Dawn of War II Franchise - 75% off - 9.99
    • Blood Bowl Franchise - 50 to 75% off
    • Train Simulator 2013 - 75% off - 13.74
    • Dungeon Defender - 75% off - 3.74

    Some good new flash sales too:

    • Amnesia - 4.99 - If you like scary games, this game is "poop your pants" scary.
    • XCOM - 33.99 - A pretty awesome strategy game that came out a few months ago.
    • Counter-Strike: GO - 7.49 - If you like CS, this is a graphically updated version.
     
  8. Backstage

    Backstage A winning record? Pshaw!

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    With most of my friends across the country, this has made shopping easy.
     
  9. Jack Brickman

    Jack Brickman Preview Team

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    Now is a good time to buy Limbo. On sale for 2.49 as a flash sale. Awesome puzzle platformer game with fantastic art design.

    Quantum Conundrum is on sale for 3.74 as well. If you liked Portal/Portal 2 it's kind of like those games minus the outstanding writing and comedy. Still a solid puzzle game, though, and definitely worth the price of admission.
     
  10. Backstage

    Backstage A winning record? Pshaw!

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    Got Limbo off one of the past Humble Indie Bundles.

    So far, I've picked up Dishonored, the Darksiders bundle, Torchlight II (for me and a friend), and bought that same friend Condemned.

    I fucking love Steam.
     
  11. Jack Brickman

    Jack Brickman Preview Team

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    I already had Dishonored, but I did buy the Darksiders bundle (which for some reason was cheaper than just buying Darksiders 2 stand-alone) and the Natural Selection 4-pack to distribute to a few friends.

    FYI, there's a new Humble Bundle right now: Snapshot, The Binding of Isaac, Closure, Shank 2, and Indie Game: The Movie. You also get Legend of Grimrock and Dungeon Defenders if you pay the average (6.40 as of this post) or more.

    http://www.humblebundle.com/

    Can't really go wrong with that list. Shank 2 is worth 6.40 by itself.
     
  12. Jack Brickman

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    The Walking Dead is on sale right now for 12.49. If you don't own it, now's the time to buy.
     
  13. Jack Brickman

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    Was out all day with friends watching football yesterday, but here were the deals (valid until tomorrow at 1pm):

    • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - 12.49
    • ANNO 2070 - 19.99
    • Super Street Fighter IV - 13.49
    • Portal Franchise - 6.24
    • Saints Row: The Third - 7.49
    • Carrier Command: Gaea Mission - 24.99

    If you haven't played Portal/Portal 2, 6.24 is an insanely reasonable price. Portal is one of those games that I think will stand the test of time. Brilliantly written and designed and entirely unique. The second game is obviously not as unique, but they dialed everything else up to 11. It's got the best writing and voice acting I've ever experienced in a video game, along with two of the best characters (Glados and Wheatley) you'll ever meet in a game.

    Saints Row is another great value at 7.49. The game is totally ridiculous, but it's a lot of fun and there's a ton of shit to do. I just wish I had more time to play it.

    Also, Bastion is 3.74 for another half hour and is a great action/RPG.
     
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    New Flash Sales:

    • Half-Life Complete - 9.99 - Contains basically every HL game plus Team Fortress Classic.
    • Universe Sandbox - 4.99
    • Alan Wake Franchise - 9.99
    • Skyrim - 29.79
    • Skyrim: Dawnguard - 9.92
    • Skyrim: Hearthfire - 2.47
    • Oblivion - 4.99
    • Morrowind - 4.99

    Lot of good shit up there.
     
  15. Jack Brickman

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    Today's sales:

    • Of Orcs and Men - 50% off - 19.99
    • Call of Duty Franchise - 50% off all games.
    • Sonic Franchise - 50-77% off all games.
    • Company of Heroes Franchise - 75% off - 12.48
    • Mass Effect 1 & 2 - 75% off - 9.99
    • Endless Space - 66% off - 10.19
     
  16. Jack Brickman

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    New flash sales:

    • Spec Ops: The Line - 10.19
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic I & II - 2.49 each.
    • Rayman Origins - 10.19

    Another solid set of sales to go along with Half-Life and Skyrim from earlier. Spec Ops had one of the best stories of any game I played last year and both Knights of the Old Republic games were excellent. I haven't played the new Rayman game, but I've only read positive reviews and intend to buy it before the sale ends.
     
  17. Jack Brickman

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    Borderlands 2 is on sale for 29.99 for the next eleven hours as the winner of the most recent Community Choice vote. Now's as good a time as any to snag it if you don't already own it.
     
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    New sales today:

    • Batman: Arkham Asylum - 4.99
    • Batman: Arkham City - 7.49
    • Castle Crashers - 5.09
    • Deadlight - 7.49
    • Magic: The Gathering - 4.99
    • Hotline Miami - 4.99
    • The Amazing Spider-Man - 24.99

    The Batman games are both great. Deadlight is fun and has a great art design, but it is pretty short (about three hours on the first playthrough) and the clunky controls can occasionally make for some cheap deaths. Castle Crashers is an awesome game and definitely worth the five dollar price of admission, especially if you have some friends that play it. Hotline Miami is another fantastic game, although it is difficult.

    New Flash Sales:

    • Dota 2 - 14.99
    • Max Payne 3 - 14.99
    • Max Payne Bundle (1 & 2) - 3.74
    • F1 2012 - 24.99
    • Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition - 19.99
    • Terraria - 3.39
    • Football Manager 2013 - 19.99
    • Towns - 7.49

    The Max Payne games are a really good value. Other than that, not much there that interests me personally. I'd recommend Dark Souls, but if you're into games like that you probably already own the console version and the PC port is a bit on the subpar side from everything I've read. I bought Towns (looks interesting) but haven't had the chance to play it yet.
     
  19. Jack Brickman

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    FYI, sales from today:

    • The Sims 3 - 10.19
    • The Walking Dead - 12.49
    • Natural Selection 2 - 9.99
    • Spec Ops: The Line - 10.19
    • The Legend of Grimrock - 3.74
    • ARMA II: Combined Ops - 14.99

    Some good stuff there, particularly if you want to get in on DayZ.
     
  20. TyGuy

    TyGuy With the Left hand!

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    I love waking up ever morning and checking for the deals. I'm hoping civilization 5 wins the community choice vote.
     

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