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Title: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on June 16, 2014, 01:25:13 PM
Begins 6/19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr2GdRBDOmU


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: HaemishM on June 16, 2014, 02:45:52 PM
Where'd you hear that?

Also... shit.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on June 16, 2014, 05:43:12 PM
Was a leak on reddit.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Simond on June 16, 2014, 06:14:00 PM
http://gaben.tv/ updated. :3


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 16, 2014, 11:41:16 PM
Zero inboxed and ready:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/39720/GAMES/steam/categories.png)


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: MrHat on June 17, 2014, 08:55:07 AM
Heh.

I don't even know what games I want anymore.  Feels like a big drought at the moment.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Thrawn on June 17, 2014, 09:11:08 AM
Off the top of my head I think Tropico 5 is the only thing I'm actually hoping to see on steep sale.  But I always end up buying so much stuff I probably won't ever even play.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Tairnyn on June 17, 2014, 09:57:43 AM
Hoping to see Transistor, Distant Worlds: Universe, Warlock II, Blackguards, and Xenonauts. My steam categories are likely:

* Under $5 / bundle garbage
* Purchased while drinking with delusions of having extra time for 100 hours of gameplay
* AAA title I played for 45 minutes before remembering why I hate the genre


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: bhodi on June 17, 2014, 10:37:03 AM
You sure have a lot of categories.

(http://i.imgur.com/Gb38Zs1.png)

My current (unordered) wishlist according to steam is:

Shelter
The Forest
Knock-knock
7 Days to Die
Transistor
DARK SOULS™ II
Shad'O
Starbound
Xenonauts
XCOM: Enemy Within
Kairo
X Rebirth
Metro: Last Light

My "Why did I buy this" category is funny. It's games that I keep thinking I'd like, but looking at the names I realize that I really have no desire to ever play them. Sadly, most adventure games end up in this category. I loved old style sierra games but these days I just find them boring. My buying habits have not caught up with this fact.

There are too many to list, but they include BTTF, Sam & Max, Tales of monkey island, Strongbad, all 3 games in the breath of death or whatever series, the penny-arcade games, and like every single star wars game ever which must have been in a bundle. Also in the category is poker night at the inventory and telltale texas hold'em. I HATE poker. No idea why/when I picked those up. Maybe a bundle.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sky on June 17, 2014, 11:09:04 AM
Things I'm looking for on the super-cheap:

State of Decay
Expeditions: Conquistador (gog sale)
Banner Saga
Thief
The Forest

Not too jazzed about any of them, really. Haven't been gaming much.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 17, 2014, 11:10:33 AM
There's a lot of indie garbage I was waiting to buy until it was super cheap.  Now it shall be.  Although, I imagine a lot of the early access stuff is going to avoid the deeper discounts.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Father mike on June 17, 2014, 11:11:56 AM
I'm looking forward to this!  there's a bunch of stuff I've been waiting to pull the trigger on.  But only if it gets really cheap.

Drox Operative
Planet Explorers
South Park: Stick of Truth
Age of Wonders 3
Morrowind (for use with SkyWind!)

'Maybe's include
Broken Age
Salvation Prophecy
Might & Magic X (fake edit: damn - still uses uPlay)


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 17, 2014, 11:21:52 AM
Oh Wishlists are fun.

The Forest
100% Orange Juice (I miss Culdcept so much)
Rust
Heretic Kingdoms: Shadows (I play every Diablolike, whatever)
King's Bounty Darkside
Drox Operative (again -_-)
Endless Legend (if for some reason it's under say, $15 maybe, probably more like $10)
Viscera Cleanup Detail
Space Engineers
Plague Inc: Evolved
Folk Tale
Rise of Nations
Among the Sleep
Lifeless Planet
Dark Souls II

Probably other random trash. Who knows.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lucas on June 17, 2014, 11:51:21 AM
My wishlist is long, but I think this summer I'll settle with:

- Might & Magic X
- Arma III
- Banner Saga
- Europa Universalis IV


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: HaemishM on June 17, 2014, 11:59:05 AM
I'm hoping Rocksmith 2014 puts a bunch of DLC up for sale. About the only game thing I really give a shit about buying is the Shadowrun expansion and Saint's Row IV, and those only if they reach my tipping point of "Can't pass it up at that price." The rest is just DLC or stuff that better be REALLY cheap before I'll add it to the stack of stuff I've never even installed.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Kail on June 17, 2014, 12:18:06 PM
My wishlist is like 90 items long and it's mostly $15-ish indie stuff, so it's got to go pretty low to make it past my impulse buying threshold, but if it does it's like a wallet armageddon.

The main stuff I'm looking for is:

  • Saint's Row 4
  • Assassin's Creed 4 (and the other misc AC games, like Liberation)
  • Dark Souls 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV (which I guess doesn't suck now?)
  • Warlock 2: almost a sequel
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Ninja Gaiden Z
  • X: Rebirth (if it goes super low, heard too much bad about this one to pay more than ~$8 or so)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Revengitation or whatever
  • Maybe some Early Access stuff like Maia or The Stomping Land


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Fabricated on June 17, 2014, 12:41:12 PM
I'm mostly looking for Transistor. Gag purchase may be Thi4f if it hits $10 or less. Anything else will just be random shit that strikes my fancy.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Bunk on June 17, 2014, 12:55:13 PM
Hoping to get South Park on a reasonable discount. Might grab Wolf Within if it's cheap, maybe State of Decay.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 17, 2014, 01:31:54 PM
I'm looking forward to buying 20 bullshit indie games and having one of them turn out to be amazing.   :drill:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Evildrider on June 17, 2014, 02:43:27 PM
Pickings are slim, especially since I picked up Injustice and Mortal Kombat komplete when they had them on sale a week or so ago.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 17, 2014, 02:59:17 PM
I'm looking forward to buying 20 bullshit indie games and having one of them turn out to be amazing.   :drill:

#thestruggleisreal


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Fabricated on June 17, 2014, 03:08:00 PM
Oh yeah, maybe Stick of Truth too. Only if it really gets discounted though. We're talking like under $30.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ceryse on June 17, 2014, 03:19:41 PM
I'm not really looking to buy anything this sale. I'm sure I'll crack and buy a few things if they go low enough... but I just don't see a lot of games out there that I want to buy, regardless of price. Not only do I have a ton of game in my backlog to get through (hell, I haven't even installed Witcher 2, Max Payne 3, Tomb Raider, King's Bounty games, Dishonoured, the Batman games yet, let alone played/finished.. shit I haven't even finished Skyrim yet despite ~600 hours put into it). Of course, part of that is I keep going back and playing games from the '90s via emulators.

Only game I'm hoping to see go on sale is Space Rangers HD. Other than that any purchase would be spur of the moment and that's unlikely to happen... I hope?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 17, 2014, 03:32:33 PM
I don't think I'm buying anything this year. Which means I'll probably blow $100 on indie shit that I didn't realize I had to own, but cost less than $5.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 17, 2014, 03:47:25 PM
Actually, I already know what indie bullshit game I'm most looking forward to seeing on sale -- Dream (http://store.steampowered.com/app/229580/).  It's a Lovecraft-inspired game that doesn't play up the pop culture version of Lovecraft.  I desperately want it to not suck.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Hawkbit on June 17, 2014, 03:49:38 PM
I've got $75 in Steam credit after my Watch_Dogs refund.  I'll probably spend quite a bit this sale.  Nothing on my wishlist has been on sale in a loooong time, so I'll likely be spendy.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Xuri on June 17, 2014, 04:19:55 PM
Stopped updating my wishlist for games on Steam a while ago, because.... too many gamesss! Most of my purchases on Steam nowadays seem to be impulse buys during sales, where I buy stuff that catches my eye and then never find the time to play -_-

I have all my games in one category called "Games", except four entries, which are the Mac-versions of Civ IV and it's expansions, which I've stuck under a category all by itself called "Mac", heh.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Zetor on June 18, 2014, 02:35:14 AM
My steam categories are "Favorites", "Haven't played", "Finished", and "Oh god why did I buy this". Right now #1 consists of 5-6 games, #2 is starting to approach triple digits, #3 is depressingly small, and the last few sales have contributed quite a few to #4.

Thus, this may be one of the first Steam sales where I probably won't buy anything (I will quote this after the sale is over with me having spent $60+ on it :awesome_for_real:). My usual MO is to pick up interesting-ish AAA games (Dishonored, Bioshock Infinite) a year or two after release on Steam Sale when they are 75%+ off, but I don't see anything interesting this time except for maybe TWD Season 2...


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Cyrrex on June 18, 2014, 03:17:12 AM
I actually have The Forest.  My son made me buy it a while back.  It has potential like a motherfucker, but last time I played it you couldn't seem to actually kill the bad guys, and avoiding them entirely was too troublesome.  I will come back to it later once I am certain combat is in a better state.

My wishlist consist of Dark Souls 2 if it comes in with a reasonable discount (not sure even 25% is big enough) and South Park if it is half price or less.

Like I have any time to play anything, but whatever.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Thrawn on June 18, 2014, 10:06:48 AM
As if I wasn't busy enough, you're now all convinced me that I need to sort and categorize my Steam library.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 19, 2014, 01:47:42 AM
A mysterious badge has been added.  The sale is surely nigh.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ingmar on June 19, 2014, 01:49:05 AM
My steam categories are "Favorites", "Haven't played", "Finished", and "Oh god why did I buy this". Right now #1 consists of 5-6 games, #2 is starting to approach triple digits, #3 is depressingly small, and the last few sales have contributed quite a few to #4.

I have:

Favorites (shit I'm playing right now)
Not Done (shit I played and intend to go back to)
Backlog Tier 1 (shit that gets promoted to favorites when I finish a game there)
Backlog Tier 2 (shit that gets promoted to Tier 1 when a game leaves there, this is where a lot of stuff that I randomly get in bundles goes to die)
Done/Obsolete (shit that I finished or that has a better version, like say old Blood Bowl versions or Mount & Blade)
Crap (Games that are so bad they need an insulting category of their own: Braid, Risen, Space Hulk, and Impire)



Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 19, 2014, 12:18:22 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/vwMin.gif)

Nice, 25%, 20% and 15% off prepurchase/alpha titles.  Heh.  I suppose that's good if you were going to buy them anyways.  But one is a buggy piece of crap that's going to have an engine rewrite, one's Eurojank, and the other is a Capcom port.  I might bite on the Eurojank, can anyone playing the early access tell me if Divinity: Original Sin is any good?



Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: jakonovski on June 19, 2014, 12:19:21 PM
Hells yeah, already got Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and XCOM Enemy Within. I'm such a fool.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: murdoc on June 19, 2014, 12:29:56 PM
...can anyone playing the early access tell me if Divinity: Original Sin is any good?


I'm especially interested in the co-op aspect of Divinity.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: jakonovski on June 19, 2014, 12:45:47 PM
Divinity: OS is early access, so I don't think anyone should buy it yet.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Kail on June 19, 2014, 12:57:11 PM
So, I guess I'm on "Blue Team," not sure if that matters yet.  This is weird.

As far as I can see, the general breakdown for the event looks like this:
  • Craft badges, vote for flash sales, or spend money to get summer event trading cards
  • Craft summer event trading cards into badges to get "points" and misc other junk (emoticons, cosmetics for F2P titles, etc.)
  • Be on the team with the most points at the end of the day for a chance at winning three items from your wishlist

So, it looks like a choice between selling the cards or hanging on to them for the chance of either getting a wishlist game or one of the rare craftables that's worth more than the cards cost.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 19, 2014, 02:55:59 PM
Hotline Miami for $1.49, done.  I'm sure somebody on my Christmas list will need that.  Almost bit on DayZ because Surly really makes me want to check it out but I refuse to be tricked by paltry -15% deals when it's bound to show up in a flash sale for -75% in a week.

My plan for the cards is to craft the badge once so I can say I was there, and then sell the remaining cards as I get them so I'm not tempted.  History suggests that their price will skyrocket as the event winds down and people who are a couple of cards shy of a badge start panicking.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 19, 2014, 02:57:37 PM
I bought democracy. It's... absurd. I don't know if it's good but there is certainly a lot going on.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 19, 2014, 02:59:45 PM
Divinity: OS is early access, so I don't think anyone should buy it yet.

Releases in a month, so, I thought it might be somewhat far along at this point. Enough to probably gauge if it's worth the cash.  However, there's a lot of speculation on the actual release price for the game, which doesn't help me pull the trigger at this time.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lucas on June 19, 2014, 03:03:16 PM
I bought democracy. It's... absurd. I don't know if it's good but there is certainly a lot going on.

I'm very curious about Democracy: have been holding the trigger on it for quite some time.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 19, 2014, 03:05:42 PM
Lots of buttons to press. I'm not sure if I enjoy the feedback loop yet. We'll see. I spent 20 minutes in it.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Stormwaltz on June 19, 2014, 03:33:05 PM
I wonder if I'm the only one who saw the sale was up and imagined the crew of the Satellite of Love yelling, "We got Movie Sign Steam Sale!"


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 19, 2014, 08:01:26 PM
Anno still has TAGES. Those motherfuckers.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: KallDrexx on June 19, 2014, 08:05:42 PM
Is there anyone on the plant that hasn't played HL2 but wants to at this point.......


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schpain on June 19, 2014, 08:24:28 PM
damn my wife going back to work and giving me the illusion of disposable income...

hotline miami $1.5
driftmoon $3
enemy within $16.5
blood dragon $4.5

(AUD)


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Hoax on June 19, 2014, 08:29:13 PM
So when it comes to Divinity do I buy just Divinity:2 for $4 or Divine, Beyond and 2 for $6 or none of them? Help!




I'm also looking at (read: its not flash/daily deal yet but they are probably at max sale):
-Real World Racing
-Primordia
-Master Reboot
-One Way Heroics

So if anyone thinks any of those are shit, I'm listening.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 19, 2014, 10:00:08 PM
I actually didn't like any of the Divinity games. I wanted to, but I just didn't.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sky on June 19, 2014, 10:55:36 PM
The first Divinity was Ultima 7 + Diablo. Didn't play Beyond. Divinity 2 was mostly good, I think out of 70 hours only 10 dragged because I went completionist on blowing shit up with my dragon.

Original Sin releases on June 30.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 19, 2014, 11:02:47 PM
Ah yes, I did like Divine Divinity. I think Beyond Divinity had Starforce.

Edit: Yup.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 19, 2014, 11:06:44 PM
$40 is still too high for South Park. I debated Naruto UNS3FB but don't have anyone to play with on PC. My will to resist remains strong.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: rk47 on June 19, 2014, 11:11:37 PM
I got no controller to play Naruto.
No wish to buy 49.90 XBOX Controller just to play a $14 game.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Bhazrak on June 19, 2014, 11:29:27 PM
I'm holding out for Darksouls 2 to go more than 33% off, but it hasn't been that long since its release...


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Stormwaltz on June 19, 2014, 11:34:58 PM
Anno still has TAGES. Those motherfuckers.

You'd prefer Uplay?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ceryse on June 19, 2014, 11:35:24 PM
I picked up Divinity: Original Sin. I've liked the prior games, release is soon and I've heard good things from people I trust (who I will hit if they were wrong). Seemed like a fairly safe bet and a game I'd probably end up playing before the Christmas Sale. Maybe.

Considered grabbing Anno.. because I like the series. However; fuck the DRM and I don't like Ubisoft. Any game from them has to be $5 or cheaper and without crap like TAGES.. and Uplay sucks only marginally less.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 20, 2014, 12:09:53 AM
Anno still has TAGES. Those motherfuckers.

You'd prefer Uplay?

Nope. Both are just different strains of the same AIDS.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: lamaros on June 20, 2014, 12:40:11 AM
Hells yeah, already got Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and XCOM Enemy Within. I'm such a fool.

Anyone want to buy Enemy Within and gift it to me? I can pay them in Hex cards or paypal. It's still a ripoff $17 for the aussies.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Merusk on June 20, 2014, 05:17:10 AM

Releases in a month, so, I thought it might be somewhat far along at this point. Enough to probably gauge if it's worth the cash.  However, there's a lot of speculation on the actual release price for the game, which doesn't help me pull the trigger at this time.

What do you mean about the release price?  Rumors it will go on sale below $30 at release or something?  I'm seriously considering picking it up because I've got an RPG itch but if it'll be cheaper I'll wait a month. Especially since it sounds like saves won't carry to release.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Baldrake on June 20, 2014, 06:44:41 AM
Ugh, I have 10 items in my wish list, and 9 of them are on sale today.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Phildo on June 20, 2014, 09:02:06 AM
Almost picked up Van Helsing, but I'm waiting for a deeper sale.

Re: Divinity, is that an Early Access game that already has DLC?  WTF?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Khaldun on June 20, 2014, 09:06:57 AM
Mulling over Divinity: OS. Haven't played the others. I've decided I don't really like action RPGs in the Diablo mode much--I can't really decide from the info whether this is more like Baldur's Gate (good) or Diablo (bad).


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 20, 2014, 11:57:08 AM

Releases in a month, so, I thought it might be somewhat far along at this point. Enough to probably gauge if it's worth the cash.  However, there's a lot of speculation on the actual release price for the game, which doesn't help me pull the trigger at this time.

What do you mean about the release price?  Rumors it will go on sale below $30 at release or something?  I'm seriously considering picking it up because I've got an RPG itch but if it'll be cheaper I'll wait a month. Especially since it sounds like saves won't carry to release.

Didn't they list the price of the digital download at $25 during the kickstarter campaign when selling the tiers?  Of course that could just be "here's the value" rather than "here's the price". 


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 20, 2014, 12:04:27 PM
They really aren't bring out the heavy hitters for this sale.  Walking Dead would be more tempting if it was done.   Same goes for Prison Architect (although these games are never done).


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Trippy on June 20, 2014, 12:04:49 PM
Store down :oh_i_see:

(You would think after all these years they would figure out how to scale a Web site).

Edit: it's back (for now)


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 20, 2014, 12:21:13 PM
They really aren't bring out the heavy hitters for this sale.  Walking Dead would be more tempting if it was done.   Same goes for Prison Architect (although these games are never done).

I think they are saving the heavy hitters for the weekend. Hopefully.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Druzil on June 20, 2014, 12:25:31 PM
VH2 was on flash sale yesterday for 33% off, so that should be the max.

Think I might bite on Dynasty Warriors, I really liked 7 and Strike Force.  Maybe the story changed this time...  Also it will help me to continue NOT buying a PS4 (maybe).

Also, I've had good luck with the Steam mobile app even when the website is bad.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 20, 2014, 12:58:19 PM
Prison Architect is really interesting in that the $49.99 level is also 66% off.

Will probably get Dynasty Warriors 8.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 20, 2014, 12:59:23 PM
Nahhhh, I'll just get Pixel Piracy. Dynasty Warriors 8 will be $4 at Christmas and I won't care by then.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 20, 2014, 01:07:24 PM
State of Decay is a steal at $5 if you don't already have it.

Get it. I don't even like zombie games that much and I loved it.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: MrHat on June 20, 2014, 01:08:31 PM
Call of Juarez looks like fun for the price of a latte.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 20, 2014, 01:11:01 PM
The demos weren't worth the effort to download them.   Buy the latte.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Merusk on June 20, 2014, 01:18:42 PM

Releases in a month, so, I thought it might be somewhat far along at this point. Enough to probably gauge if it's worth the cash.  However, there's a lot of speculation on the actual release price for the game, which doesn't help me pull the trigger at this time.

What do you mean about the release price?  Rumors it will go on sale below $30 at release or something?  I'm seriously considering picking it up because I've got an RPG itch but if it'll be cheaper I'll wait a month. Especially since it sounds like saves won't carry to release.

Didn't they list the price of the digital download at $25 during the kickstarter campaign when selling the tiers?  Of course that could just be "here's the value" rather than "here's the price". 

Yeah it was the bid tier. It also had this disclaimer; "This low price is only available to those who help fund. "
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/larianstudios/divinity-original-sin

Those trying to say it'll be $25 don't understand kickstarter isn't a store.  I got Project Obsidian digital edition for $20 because that's how early I pledged.  It's certainly not going to sell at that price point.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 20, 2014, 01:32:15 PM
Walking Dead season 2 at -50% is tempting, because I wanted to get it anyway.... but at -50% there's a decent chance it'll go on sale again for even cheaper.  Nnngh.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: KallDrexx on June 20, 2014, 02:14:05 PM
Are all the episodes out yet?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 20, 2014, 02:23:56 PM
Unless, they're stopping at 3, no.  I think it'll be a 5 episode arc like the first. 

So, by the time the winter sale comes along, it might be done.  And cheaper.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 20, 2014, 05:12:11 PM
Wow, the summer sale cards are selling for around $0.50 right now.

Note that you get a card for completing a badge, and that some badges cost less than $0.50 to buy all the cards for.  Figure out how to automate that shit and you can very slowly print money.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Merusk on June 20, 2014, 05:36:36 PM
Rage worth $5? Looking for a shooter.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Kail on June 20, 2014, 05:46:04 PM
Rage worth $5? Looking for a shooter.

Maybe, it's functional and pretty, but I didn't find it interesting enough to finish yet.  IIRC the plot doesn't resolve, just ends on a teaser for a sequel we'll never get.

I had a lot more fun with Bulletstorm, for what it's worth, though with GFWL maybe going away it's future is kinda uncertain.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Merusk on June 20, 2014, 05:49:08 PM
Yeah, I was interested in Bulletstorm until I saw it was GFWL. Nope.

Thanks.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 20, 2014, 05:51:56 PM
It's also not good.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 20, 2014, 05:59:49 PM
Rage worth $5? Looking for a shooter.

I vote no.  It was like Borderlands but even more boring.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Setanta on June 20, 2014, 06:57:54 PM
I liked Rage - but never finished it as it felt unfinished and the graphics loading pissed me off in the end. Think Quake 2 that tried to be Fallout - if that's your thing, pull the trigger.

Thoughts on XCom the Bureau at under $10? There's nothing else on the sale so far that I'm remotely interested in - I may have gorged on previous sales (and still not played half of them :( ).


Shit - just looked at my Steam folder size - 1.15 TB

That's not including my non-steam games.  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Trippy on June 20, 2014, 07:27:00 PM
It's also not good.
I enjoyed it (Bulletstorm) -- it has a fun combo / points system. You do need to enjoy (or at least to tolerate) bro-shooters, however.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Father mike on June 20, 2014, 07:54:06 PM
Thoughts on XCom the Bureau at under $10? There's nothing else on the sale so far that I'm remotely interested in - I may have gorged on previous sales (and still not played half of them :( ).

It's ... very average.  The shooter parts aren't anything to write home about.  The voice acting is deadpan 50's dialog, and you won't give a damn about any of the characters.  And the 3/4 plot reveal is pretty uninspired.

If you're an X-com completionist/fanatic you probably won't regret it, but I'd lump it with Fallout Tactics in that it's an uninspired game that's not the same play style as the main games of the franchise. 


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: JWIV on June 20, 2014, 08:16:26 PM
Hate to say it, but so far GOG has gotten more of my monies so far than Steam during this steam sale.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 20, 2014, 08:53:48 PM
How do you figure out what team you're on?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 20, 2014, 09:13:52 PM
I guess Paper's, Please is worth picking up now.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Kail on June 20, 2014, 09:19:44 PM
How do you figure out what team you're on?

Should be on your profile page, or if you go to the event page it'll say "my team" next to yours.  Or, if you mouse over your thumbnail in the lower right corner of the Steam window, it'll pop up in your info box. You don't automatically start out on a team, though, you join one after you either vote on a sale or craft a badge.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: JWIV on June 20, 2014, 09:30:33 PM
I guess Paper's, Please is worth picking up now.

I picked it up on GOG the other day. It's an odd little game, but neat enough to play a day or two at a time.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Evildrider on June 20, 2014, 09:32:22 PM
I'm on Team Green.  I do not expect us to win a day at the rate things are going. 


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 20, 2014, 09:44:11 PM
How do you figure out what team you're on?

Should be on your profile page, or if you go to the event page it'll say "my team" next to yours.  Or, if you mouse over your thumbnail in the lower right corner of the Steam window, it'll pop up in your info box. You don't automatically start out on a team, though, you join one after you either vote on a sale or craft a badge.
I actually had to go to the event page and hit "Get Started" to join a team; I had voted on 3 sales and nothing happened. It put me on Purple team, and gave me a card.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ceryse on June 20, 2014, 10:47:43 PM
I also had to do the 'Get started' to get put on a team. I'm on Blue team, which apparently isn't very good at whatever it is that gets you points. I see teams can earn points.. and steal points? I don't know. I'm not exactly concerned. Even if your team wins its extremely unlikely that you'd be one of the 30 to get the three free games from your wishlist.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Mithas on June 20, 2014, 11:14:06 PM
My team (pink) sucks.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 20, 2014, 11:24:52 PM
That's ok. I'm on Team Green, which I'm not even sure is a team.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Trippy on June 20, 2014, 11:59:36 PM
That's ok. I'm on Team Green, which I'm not even sure is a team.
We (Team Green) were ahead for a little while yesterday.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Hoax on June 21, 2014, 12:06:04 AM
Yeah so just in case Green stops sucking dicks, what is the cheapest easiest way to get 1 point to be eligible to win whatever or whatever?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 21, 2014, 12:17:22 AM
I choose to participate by not playing at all.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: HaemishM on June 21, 2014, 12:23:32 AM
For those like me who haven't gotten it yet, the Shadowrun Returns expansion Dragonfall is on sale for $6 (the original game is on sale for $3.74 or something) until about 4 AM CST.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 21, 2014, 01:06:22 AM
For those like me who haven't gotten it yet, the Shadowrun Returns expansion Dragonfall is on sale for $6 (the original game is on sale for $3.74 or something) until about 4 AM CST.

That's a steal for those 2 games.  Finished Returns and about halfway through Dragonfall and both have had great stories and characters.  Buy them.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 21, 2014, 01:37:05 AM
Hells yeah, already got Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and XCOM Enemy Within. I'm such a fool.

Anyone want to buy Enemy Within and gift it to me? I can pay them in Hex cards or paypal. It's still a ripoff $17 for the aussies.

I'll send it to you for some Hex boosters.  Let me know if you still want it or not.



Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 21, 2014, 06:10:01 AM
$20 seems the right price for Assassin's Creed IV.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Azazel on June 21, 2014, 08:08:19 AM
So no leaked Russian dev list of the sale item prices this time, eh?

Only a couple of things I want, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for flash sales now. Bah.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 21, 2014, 09:59:19 AM
Red team, put more in cart!  Baby team is catching up!


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Kail on June 21, 2014, 10:42:50 AM
Yeah so just in case Green stops sucking dicks, what is the cheapest easiest way to get 1 point to be eligible to win whatever or whatever?

If you've got any unfinished badges, like where you've got 3 out of 5 cards or something, you can check the market and see if you can fill in the holes for less than 40¢, and if so, buy them then craft the badge.  It gets you one point, plus a summer trading card you can market for something like 45¢, so it's a small profit.  I made like $10 doing this when I got lucky with the foils, but not sure about the odds on that.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Trippy on June 21, 2014, 11:24:12 AM
How the fuck do you steal points from teams?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 21, 2014, 11:48:39 AM
How the fuck do you steal points from teams?
Team Tokens from crafting summer badges.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Cyrrex on June 21, 2014, 11:58:02 AM
Picked up Dark Souls 2, now that it has finally gone on sale.  33% off got it below my pain threshold.  Also got the Lifeline expansion for State of Decay, though it was only 25% off or something.

Still watching out for South Park, but I somehow doubt it will get cheap enough for me to buy it.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Trippy on June 21, 2014, 12:00:52 PM
Sale over :awesome_for_real:

(Fucking Web site)


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Trippy on June 21, 2014, 12:02:21 PM
Sale back on :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 21, 2014, 12:15:08 PM
It's all shit. Might but probably won't get Banished.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: KallDrexx on June 21, 2014, 12:16:59 PM
Hrm, Skyrim LE for $13.50.  Tempting


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 21, 2014, 05:43:21 PM
I bought Payday 2 for the co-op.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 21, 2014, 05:54:29 PM
It's all shit. Might but probably won't get Banished.
Banished is good.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 21, 2014, 06:19:49 PM
Yes, but is it worth $10? Or should I wait for it to be $5 during the Christmas sale?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Setanta on June 21, 2014, 06:34:05 PM
Tempted to pull the trigger on Duck Tales (for nostalgia plus 5$), Van Helsing 2 and then I saw Wasteland 2 at 33% off - which brings it in-line with it's release price?

I may just brealk my resolution not to spend


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 21, 2014, 06:38:32 PM
Just buy my extra Van Helsing 2 key for $10. Don't buy it from them. Heh.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 21, 2014, 07:25:23 PM
I was thinking about getting Banished but a) it will probably be cheaper in later sales and b) I'll probably won't play it in the next year, if at all.  It'll probably sit next to 200+ Steam games I've bought but never played.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 21, 2014, 08:23:54 PM
Grabbed Project Zomboid, since I tried buying it last year but bought State of Decay instead by accident.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: SurfD on June 21, 2014, 08:41:00 PM
Hmmm, cant decide if i want to get Batman: Arkham Origins now, or wait till the winter sale and see if a "Ultimate" type edition with all the extras goes on sale.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: KallDrexx on June 21, 2014, 08:51:16 PM
lol Darkfall flash sale  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Azazel on June 21, 2014, 09:19:48 PM
Hmmm, cant decide if i want to get Batman: Arkham Origins now, or wait till the winter sale and see if a "Ultimate" type edition with all the extras goes on sale.

There's always a GOTY with those things. I'd wait - unless you really want to play it right now.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: SurfD on June 21, 2014, 09:22:32 PM
yeah, considering that i havent even finished Arkham City yet, I dont think there is a pressing need to go for Origins at the moment.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sjofn on June 21, 2014, 09:35:46 PM
Yes, but is it worth $10? Or should I wait for it to be $5 during the Christmas sale?

I got 90 hours out of it, and I felt I got my money's worth, but it isn't super deep (and if you're "lucky" and don't get hit with disasters, there are loooong stretches of the game feeling super easy), so could probably wait for the Christmas sale unless you are desperate for a city builder that's less goal oriented than, say, Tropico 5.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Stormwaltz on June 21, 2014, 10:07:15 PM
lol Darkfall flash sale  :oh_i_see:

Better hurry! The game might shut down before you buy it.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lucas on June 22, 2014, 03:53:21 AM
Got State of Decay + DLC (base game is € 4.74) and also Talisman: Digital Edition (without the DLC, for now) for € 5.17; the latter is currently 63% off.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Azazel on June 22, 2014, 08:05:48 AM
I'm waiting for the Talisman Season pass to get better than 43%. Not sure if it will, since a ton of it is still unreleased, but there's no chance in hell I'll be paying $60 for it.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Khaldun on June 22, 2014, 08:33:47 AM
This sale feels different with the various early-access games going only a relatively small amount down from their fairly high prices--it's a kind of "well, this thing might actually get released in the next six months, and this price might be cheaper than the release price, and I otherwise might have to wait a year + to see it really discounted in a Steam sale" and then it is "and so how much do I think I am going to want to play it at release"?

I eventually pulled the trigger on Divinity OS and I'm glad I did, both because it's coming out in a week "for real" and because I really like it so far. I don't think I'm going to for Wasteland because I'll play it now and I want it to be as ready as it's going to be before I do play it.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Hawkbit on June 22, 2014, 12:23:44 PM
Uninspired sale is uninspiring. 

Green team won, so I started thinking about the contest numbers.  In January, Steam said they had 75million accounts.  Using that as a baseline, any single person has a 1 in 500,000 chance of receiving the top 3 games on their wishlist. That's if the stupid token things aren't used by teams to game the numbers. 

One in a half million gets three games.  Make sure to put your highest ticket items up top, I guess.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on June 22, 2014, 12:35:11 PM
South park with a paltry 33% discount?  Pfft.  I'll wait til christmas.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 22, 2014, 12:49:36 PM
So, thinking of getting Metro Last Light, Wolf Among Us and Transformers Fall of Cybertron.  I think Metro:LL is probably a safe bet but has anyone played the other 2?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Bunk on June 22, 2014, 12:53:33 PM
Just grabbed Wolf myself, so who knows? Metro is good solid shooter for that price range, though it requires a PC built within the last three years (I discovered this when I bought it last year and it chugged at ten frames per second)

I'm excited to discover that logging in to my work computer on Thursday to check the sale put a hold on my trading privileges! So I can't buy any cards to complete badges, or sell the ones I have that are only worth anything until the end of the sale.

 


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Kail on June 22, 2014, 12:55:56 PM
Green team won, so I started thinking about the contest numbers.  In January, Steam said they had 75million accounts.  Using that as a baseline, any single person has a 1 in 500,000 chance of receiving the top 3 games on their wishlist. That's if the stupid token things aren't used by teams to game the numbers. 

I don't think the odds are that steep.  Only people who've earned points are eligible, and there are only about 2mil points per day, so even if nobody earned more than one point the odds would be something like 1 in 66k as a pessimistic guess.  Optimistically, who knows what the average point value per player is.  I agree it's probably not worth banking on, though.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on June 22, 2014, 04:28:41 PM
Is the whole points game even random? Cause it seems like a new team is winning each day by a LOT.  How does that system even work?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: lamaros on June 22, 2014, 04:52:25 PM
Hells yeah, already got Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and XCOM Enemy Within. I'm such a fool.

Anyone want to buy Enemy Within and gift it to me? I can pay them in Hex cards or paypal. It's still a ripoff $17 for the aussies.

I'll send it to you for some Hex boosters.  Let me know if you still want it or not.



Ah sorry, just noticed. Someone already helped me out.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Khaldun on June 22, 2014, 08:09:25 PM
I think pretty clearly it's weighted towards whichever team hasn't won already. So not really a "game".

The South Park game seems a long ways from a bargain at $40, no thanks. Amalur or Wolf, maybe. Sleep on it.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Merusk on June 22, 2014, 09:54:29 PM
South Park will be much cheaper come Christmas. If you haven't bought it now you didn't REALLY want to play it. Hold off.

/supportgroup


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: bhodi on June 22, 2014, 10:16:33 PM
Skip Amular for all sorts of reasons. Unless you really want to play WoW single player, I guess.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 22, 2014, 10:17:32 PM
Strongest reason I can think to skip it: Curt Schilling was involved.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 22, 2014, 10:26:49 PM
I think pretty clearly it's weighted towards whichever team hasn't won already. So not really a "game".
This sucks because I got put on the team that won day 1...on day 2.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 22, 2014, 11:44:49 PM
Hells yeah, already got Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and XCOM Enemy Within. I'm such a fool.

Anyone want to buy Enemy Within and gift it to me? I can pay them in Hex cards or paypal. It's still a ripoff $17 for the aussies.

I'll send it to you for some Hex boosters.  Let me know if you still want it or not.



Ah sorry, just noticed. Someone already helped me out.

NP, if there's other Steam games that are much less in the US/Canada, let me know.  I might be able gift them for Hex cards or something else.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 22, 2014, 11:46:54 PM
Barring a sudden comeback, it looks like my team, Team Pink, will win today by quite a large margin.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 23, 2014, 12:19:44 AM
It's really weird how much the scores have diverged from day to day.  I wonder if there's a snowball effect where a bunch of people on a team see that they're doing well and that inspires them to buy more shit.  But if that's true then does everyone on the other teams buy LESS on those days and does it work out to more or fewer sales overall?

Also, I should have shorted my cards.  They were at $0.50 a few days ago and they're closer to $0.25 now.  Gonna cash out now.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Xilren's Twin on June 23, 2014, 10:02:19 AM


I eventually pulled the trigger on Divinity OS and I'm glad I did, both because it's coming out in a week "for real" and because I really like it so far. I don't think I'm going to for Wasteland because I'll play it now and I want it to be as ready as it's going to be before I do play it.

Divinity OS and WL 2.  My only 2 purchases thus far. What a weird sale.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Hutch on June 23, 2014, 11:58:52 AM
I'm waiting for the Talisman Season pass to get better than 43%. Not sure if it will, since a ton of it is still unreleased, but there's no chance in hell I'll be paying $60 for it.

I bought the Talisman basic set for 63% off (what a weird discount). I want to see if I like the basic game before plunging into any of the expansions.

I played a few rounds against the AI, and I think they did it right. One nice thing about the digital edition is that the computer keeps track of all the bookkeeping. Including alignment-related stuff; if you draw Mephistopheles, and he turns you Evil, the game just drops your Holy Lance card on the ground. You don't have to remember to do it, like you would in the desktop game.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 23, 2014, 12:06:53 PM
Well, at least this day has two games I actually wanted to get (and were cheap enough).  Cross Rogue Legacy and FTL off the list.  Looks like my theme this year is cheap indie games.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Reg on June 23, 2014, 01:05:08 PM
This is the worst summer sale ever. I haven't seen a single game that I want. Any other year I'd have bought 3 or 4 games by now.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lucas on June 23, 2014, 02:14:22 PM
C'mon Steam: Arma 3 75%, not only 50% :(


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lightstalker on June 23, 2014, 02:33:33 PM
It's really weird how much the scores have diverged from day to day.  I wonder if there's a snowball effect where a bunch of people on a team see that they're doing well and that inspires them to buy more shit.  But if that's true then does everyone on the other teams buy LESS on those days and does it work out to more or fewer sales overall?

Also, I should have shorted my cards.  They were at $0.50 a few days ago and they're closer to $0.25 now.  Gonna cash out now.

I think the game is rigged - at least the first round (of 5 days).  Each team is going to get a win, and it wasn't even like there was a stacking loser's bonus in play since it has been a single team running away each day.  The way the contest is set up, the first team to win should have had even greater advantages on the next day (with bonus cards and games to passively generate even more cards).  If the teams have 1M 'players' each, not unreasonable given the nearly 8M users peak for the day, then individual decisions and even awareness of the current score is going to wash out.  We'd have to know about the distribution of users as well, since the industrial users at Steam Level 100 are much more active than anyone in my steam user level neighborhood. 

At least they converted the summer cards into a commodity market so you don't end up digging through 5 pages of results to try to buy a card.  A lot of money was left on the table last winter with the store frustratingly unviable for much of the event - and there were thousands of each card left in the market when they all went poof.  Only took 3 years to get that worked out.  Cards will probably drop to $0.14 again before the end, so if you are willing to wait until the last minute your money will go further.  I've stopped selling my new cards since the price dropped under a quarter and I don't really feel like doing a bunch of work to save $0.05 for me and make $0.06 for Valve on the sell-now-buy-later cycle.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: KallDrexx on June 23, 2014, 05:12:32 PM
Did the prices go up at the end of the last sale?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lightstalker on June 23, 2014, 06:09:23 PM
As I remember, prices continued to drop through the end, because the cards disappear at the end of the event. 

The problem was that you couldn't buy the cards on the market because a million people were trying to buy the lowest price card at all times.  So the market effectively shut several hours prior to the end of the event and all that inventory was locked up in the system.  Sure, people continued to buy and sell right up to the end but many more people hit the Nth "Item no longer exists" message and gave up. That pushed prices through the floor as the lowest priced items were getting chewed off the bottom of the queue and everything else was behind a wall of already sold listings.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: MisterNoisy on June 23, 2014, 06:13:53 PM
C'mon Steam: Arma 3 75%, not only 50% :(

I went ahead and bit anyway.  That's as low as I can remember ever seeing it.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 23, 2014, 06:27:09 PM
This is the worst summer sale ever. I haven't seen a single game that I want. Any other year I'd have bought 3 or 4 games by now.

I think I've bought at least a dozen games by now.  Most of them are things I already own (just snapping up cheap gift copies), but still.  What games are you still waiting on to make an appearance?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 23, 2014, 06:32:06 PM
There's actually been a fair amount I'd like to get.  I'm just being super cheap. I can wait until Christmas with the huge backlog of games I have and the Dwarf Fortress update coming out soon.

There's a few things I've been waiting to go to 75% off, but at most I'll end up saving $5.   :awesome_for_real:

Banished, Walking Dead Season 2, A Wolf Among Us, etc will all get picked up in the Winter sale.  Also, there's still a lot of games that just aren't done yet.  I'm still not really into this whole early access thing.  I'll likely cave the last few days of the sale and buy something I previously was not going to. It always happens.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 23, 2014, 06:46:58 PM
I bought something called Betrayer, which looks like complete Myst jank with some arrow shooting. Still, I liked what I read and it was $4.

Bought Payday 2 as well for the co-op with a buddy. The problem is he has way more free time so he can level his thug was faster than I can.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: KallDrexx on June 23, 2014, 07:10:39 PM
I've spent a good $30 so far.  Skyriim: LE, KoA + dlc, Papers please, Shadowrun + dlc, and master reboot (dunno, looked interesting).


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 23, 2014, 08:43:23 PM
Gone Home (http://f13.net/?p=261) and Spec Ops: The Line (http://f13.net/?p=181) are both on flash sale right now.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: jth on June 24, 2014, 06:50:46 AM
It's really weird how much the scores have diverged from day to day.  I wonder if there's a snowball effect where a bunch of people on a team see that they're doing well and that inspires them to buy more shit.  But if that's true then does everyone on the other teams buy LESS on those days and does it work out to more or fewer sales overall?

Also, I should have shorted my cards.  They were at $0.50 a few days ago and they're closer to $0.25 now.  Gonna cash out now.

I think the game is rigged - at least the first round (of 5 days).  Each team is going to get a win, and it wasn't even like there was a stacking loser's bonus in play since it has been a single team running away each day.  The way the contest is set up, the first team to win should have had even greater advantages on the next day (with bonus cards and games to passively generate even more cards).  If the teams have 1M 'players' each, not unreasonable given the nearly 8M users peak for the day, then individual decisions and even awareness of the current score is going to wash out.  We'd have to know about the distribution of users as well, since the industrial users at Steam Level 100 are much more active than anyone in my steam user level neighborhood.  

It seems to be rigged, kind of, but not by Valve:

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/summeradventure2014/discussions/0/522730700586042336/ (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/summeradventure2014/discussions/0/522730700586042336/)

So far it seems to have gone as planned, my team is winning today as scheduled :)



Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Thrawn on June 24, 2014, 08:12:37 AM
It seems to be rigged, kind of, but not by Valve:

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/summeradventure2014/discussions/0/522730700586042336/ (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/summeradventure2014/discussions/0/522730700586042336/)

So far it seems to have gone as planned, my team is winning today as scheduled :)



I wish I could say I'm shocked by how many people seem to actually believe that post.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Falconeer on June 24, 2014, 08:16:58 AM
I got the:

- Xcom Enemy Unknown + Enemy Within package for 9€
- Shadowrun Dragonfall for 6€
- The Year Walk for 2€

And missed the flash sale for Spec Ops the Line for a few minutes. Which sucks.
But overall, I am very happy with my purchases.

I am still eyeing Talisman, State of Decay, Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, Journal, Consortium, Science Girls, Cinders, 100% Orange Juice, Paper Sorcerer, Dream, and The Novelist.

I don't know, I am pretty happy with the sale so far.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 24, 2014, 08:51:35 AM
I'm hoping 100% OJ goes on flash sale at some point.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 24, 2014, 09:23:15 AM
I bought Game Developer Tycoon based on the user reviews.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Nebu on June 24, 2014, 09:35:07 AM
I bought Game Developer Tycoon based on the user reviews.

Is it fun?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 24, 2014, 09:39:58 AM
I'd defer to Sjofn on that, I haven't played it yet, but on my friends list it says she had like 20+ hours in it or something.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Reg on June 24, 2014, 11:22:45 AM
This is the worst summer sale ever. I haven't seen a single game that I want. Any other year I'd have bought 3 or 4 games by now.

I think I've bought at least a dozen games by now.  Most of them are things I already own (just snapping up cheap gift copies), but still.  What games are you still waiting on to make an appearance?

Well nothing really. Usually I pick up a few games because they look interesting and are cheap.  Nothing is appealing to me this year. Heh, it's probably more my problem than the sales'.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: MrHat on June 24, 2014, 12:12:19 PM
Hmmm.

Blackguards, Brothers and Metro: Last Light all look like possibilities for me today.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: jakonovski on June 24, 2014, 12:16:44 PM
Blaggards seems like a thing to play. Anyone know how long and involved it is?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 24, 2014, 12:21:28 PM
Getting all the DLC for New Vegas and Blackguards are both tempting.  I'd like to get Kentucky Route Zero, but it's not done yet.  :oh_i_see:  

edit: apparently I already own the New Vegas ultimate edition.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Druzil on June 24, 2014, 12:21:50 PM
Murdered Soul Suspect 33% off weeks after release.. Should be $3.50 by next sale.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Zetor on June 24, 2014, 01:08:00 PM
Blaggards seems like a thing to play. Anyone know how long and involved it is?
~40 hours, and it's pretty fun; most of the battle maps are interesting with a lot of them having unique mechanics. Ending is a bit rushed, though...


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 24, 2014, 01:15:02 PM
Apparently my Steam is a liar, I don't have any of the DLC for New Vegas.  Are any of the DLC really worth playing through, however?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ingmar on June 24, 2014, 01:25:10 PM
Uninspired sale is uninspiring. 

Green team won, so I started thinking about the contest numbers.  In January, Steam said they had 75million accounts.  Using that as a baseline, any single person has a 1 in 500,000 chance of receiving the top 3 games on their wishlist. That's if the stupid token things aren't used by teams to game the numbers. 

One in a half million gets three games.  Make sure to put your highest ticket items up top, I guess.

You have to click a button to be put on a team, and then you also have to have actually crafted a badge or whatever on the actual day your team wins, so the odds are some amount better than that.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 24, 2014, 01:32:53 PM
Wow I totally don't care about any of this shit.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 24, 2014, 01:56:13 PM
Apparently my Steam is a liar, I don't have any of the DLC for New Vegas.  Are any of the DLC really worth playing through, however?
Dead Money is awful, the other 3 are good.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 24, 2014, 02:38:08 PM
Age of Wonders 3? Does it suck?

Seems pretty discounted for a game that released recently.



Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rishathra on June 24, 2014, 02:48:17 PM
Wow I totally don't care about any of this shit.
Get rid of "Usefully Cynical Commentary," f13 has a new slogan.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Goreschach on June 24, 2014, 03:06:05 PM
Wow I totally don't care about any of this shit.
Get rid of "Usefully Cynical Commentary," f13 has a new slogan.

I think it's been that way for a while, now.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Miasma on June 24, 2014, 03:23:16 PM
Apparently my Steam is a liar, I don't have any of the DLC for New Vegas.  Are any of the DLC really worth playing through, however?
As mentioned dead money was terrible, and you're stuck there until you finish so don't save over your old games.  It also bugged out so bad that I couldn't travel within the DLC and got stuck there.  Honest hearts was okay but not great.  I liked Old World Blues, good setting and some fun characters and quests.  Lonesome road is terrible but was touted as the 'finale' so I slogged through it.  It was clearly thrown together in a rush without the resources to do much of anything, the dialogue and plot were also really bad.

The only one I'd bother playing is Old World Blues.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Bunk on June 24, 2014, 03:36:24 PM
Grabbed DragonAge (the original) yesterday because the ultimate edition was under $10, I've never played the expansion, and I didn't have any of it on Steam, so why not.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 24, 2014, 08:15:19 PM
Flash sale for Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.  It was pretty good and one of the few games I've actually completed.  It was kind of short but it's definitely worth $3.74.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Mithas on June 24, 2014, 08:51:15 PM
Picked up Call of Juarez when it was a daily deal. Only played for a bit but I like it. I'm one of the few people that doesn't own Bastion. I assume it is worth $2.24?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 24, 2014, 09:02:13 PM
Yes it is.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Cyrrex on June 25, 2014, 10:29:41 AM
Picked up FTL for something like no dollars.  Who the hell knew that game was so fun?  I didn't, that's who.



Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Yegolev on June 25, 2014, 11:27:03 AM
Picked up FTL for something like no dollars.  Who the hell knew that game was so fun?  I didn't, that's who.

Four American dollars, sure.  No time to play anything but OH WELL.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 25, 2014, 12:13:34 PM
Hmm. Banner Saga.  Rest is not impressive/already owned.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Bhazrak on June 25, 2014, 02:05:31 PM
Decided to splurge on Age of Wonders 3 since it'd probably only be 10 dollars cheaper during the Christmas sale. Real fun if the idea of Civilization 5 and the Heroes of Might and Magic series being combined sounds like fun to you. A bit more like HoMM than CiV though, more combat/hero related than solely empire building.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Zetor on June 25, 2014, 02:12:23 PM
Hmm. Banner Saga.  Rest is not impressive/already owned.
If it was 66%-75% off, I'd go for it for sure. Right now.. ehhh, got too many other games to play!


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sky on June 25, 2014, 02:49:04 PM
I'm holding off on AoW3 until I hear more about it. Love AoW: Shadow Magic.

Banner Saga, I can wait for more discounting.

Bioshock I skipped the second and I'm not sure I liked the first enough to warrant $7.50 for the third one...

Tomb Raider maybe for a fin.

Next Car Game looks awesome...when it's done.

I think the most tempting is Endless Space?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: pants on June 25, 2014, 04:16:58 PM
The secret world is $12 on flash for the next 3 hours if that catches your fancy.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: murdoc on June 25, 2014, 04:31:45 PM
The secret world is $12 on flash for the next 3 hours if that catches your fancy.

My finger has been hovering over the purchase button on this one for awhile now. I can't make up my mind on it.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 25, 2014, 04:34:07 PM
Meh, don't bother.

The writing is better than other online games, relatively speaking, because all the rest are actual trash. Still, it's overrated. Massively.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ruvaldt on June 25, 2014, 05:39:14 PM
I think the most tempting is Endless Space?

It's a pretty dull and uninspired 4x.  I wouldn't bother with it. 

Banner Saga was great though.  Its combat could've used more depth, but the visuals, music and story are top notch.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sjofn on June 25, 2014, 07:17:40 PM
I'd defer to Sjofn on that, I haven't played it yet, but on my friends list it says she had like 20+ hours in it or something.

dont judge me

(although some of those hours were afk)

Game Dev Tycoon is the kind of game I like, where you click on things to earn not-XP to get new things to click on. It's not super deep, but I enjoy putting together combinations and figuring out how to dole out my labor and such. I'm almost at 30 hours now, and almost out of shit I feel like doing (which is on the low side for me for Tycoon and/or City Builder type games, to be honest). For how little I paid for it, though, certainly got my money's worth.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 25, 2014, 08:23:06 PM
Hey look!  Dragon Age is on sale for 125% off. :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Nebu on June 25, 2014, 10:27:31 PM
Hey look!  Dragon Age is on sale for 125% off. :awesome_for_real:

They're going to pay me to download it?  Neat.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: rk47 on June 25, 2014, 10:40:01 PM
Meh, don't bother.

The writing is better than other online games, relatively speaking, because all the rest are actual trash. Still, it's overrated. Massively.

So it's Massively Multiplayer Overrated Role Playing Game?
Count me in.
Oh - not available in my region.
Cheebye.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Hutch on June 26, 2014, 08:39:09 AM
OK, so Steam is calling Kerbal Space Program (http://store.steampowered.com/app/220200/) an Early Access game. And I'm staying away from buying those.
But, would it be correct to think of KSP as an actually finished, working game, and its dev team are just continuing to add features?

On another note, this sale has brought a bunch of Early Access games to my attention. My list of games to keep an eye on keeps growing.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: calapine on June 26, 2014, 10:37:31 AM
Demonic is on sale! It's not a daily sale, but at 75% off it wont get cheaper anyway.

Bought!

(http://i.imgur.com/E9AVYXH.png)


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Yoru on June 26, 2014, 10:41:43 AM
OK, so Steam is calling Kerbal Space Program (http://store.steampowered.com/app/220200/) an Early Access game. And I'm staying away from buying those.
But, would it be correct to think of KSP as an actually finished, working game, and its dev team are just continuing to add features?

Not really. The sandbox mode is mostly finished, but the career mode is just getting started. If you just want a fun snap-together spaceship toy, then go for it. If you're looking for a Game with Progression and Missions, keep waiting.

That said, I've been "playing" since the very first public release (before you could even pre-order it), and I don't regret tossing $50 at them back when you could get early-alpha access for $8. I'm a weird space nerd and listen to the From The Earth To The Moon soundtrack while sailing my little green men around. YMMV.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Hutch on June 26, 2014, 11:11:13 AM
Good info, thanks Yoru!


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Hawkbit on June 26, 2014, 12:49:10 PM
I've spent roughly $40 on various ~$5 games.  I'm really surprised with some of them.

The Blackwell Lecagy bundle (1-4, not 5) for $2.  I'm playing this with my 9yr old, letting her run the shots and helping only when she's stuck.  It's been a wonderful tandem experience so far, roughly 2/3 through the first game.

Talisman.  I never played the board game, but this version is surprisingly fun.  Based on what the expansions look like, I don't think I'd ever want to play the physical game.

Pixel Piracy.  Not sure why I bought this one, but after playing it a bit I think it might be interesting.  Thumbs up for my initial inspection.

The rest... meh.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ingmar on June 26, 2014, 12:53:57 PM
Nobody should ever play Talisman unless it's 3 am at a gaming convention and you're all stoned.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Bunk on June 26, 2014, 01:10:12 PM
We used to play shot per life lost.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Baldrake on June 26, 2014, 01:18:21 PM
So my kid is massively into trains, and I've been considering getting one of those train sims to play together. I know that this isn't most people's cup of tea, but any recommendations of Trainz Simulator 12 at $11.99 versus TS2 2014 at $8.24?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rokal on June 26, 2014, 03:07:03 PM
I picked up Aarklash: Legacy which has been on my wish list for a while. It's got a 60% discount ($8) throughout the sale but probably won't be part of a daily deal. Doesn't seem well-known enough.

I bring it up because it seems like the sort of game F13 might be into. It's a pause-and-play strategy RPG like the old Baldur's Gate games, but the combat is expanded on a bit further. Most abilities are aimed and something like a heal could hit an enemy if you didn't aim it carefully. Conversely, your characters can step out of the way of fireballs or into heals from enemy units and it's pretty easy to plan these sort of things out given that you can pause and queue commands at any time. The combat mechanics get almost MMO-esque at times with offensive dispels, spellsteal, interrupts, crowd control, etc. being extremely helpful if used well. There's also branching skill trees specific to each character and Diablo-esque loot.

The story is interesting so far, but it's pretty light. The focus is definitely on combat, which is fine by me as it's somewhere between Baldur's Gate and Grandia.

If you're interested it's here (http://store.steampowered.com/app/222640).


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sky on June 26, 2014, 03:12:54 PM
So far zero dollars after buying a couple things on gog last week. And when I downloaded one of those (Eador) it ran like shit and yep it doesn't run right on multicore cpus or Win7. Life is too short to fuck with setting it to one core in fucking Wine, linux is not the answer.  :uhrr: The game came out in 2009 ffs, not 1999. Get your shit together, indie devs.

Divinity coming out the day the sale ends has helped curb most impulse buys. Just gotta make it through the weekend, man.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 26, 2014, 03:21:19 PM
Divinity coming out the day the sale ends has helped curb most impulse buys. Just gotta make it through the weekend, man.

This has derailed most of my RPG impulse buys and desire to spend anything over $10.  While I haven't really cared about the Divinity series in the past, this title looks neat enough for a day 1 purchase.



Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Setanta on June 26, 2014, 03:46:42 PM
We used to play shot per life lost.

Yeah this. Plus drinking in-between


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Merusk on June 26, 2014, 04:12:00 PM
So my kid is massively into trains, and I've been considering getting one of those train sims to play together. I know that this isn't most people's cup of tea, but any recommendations of Trainz Simulator 12 at $11.99 versus TS2 2014 at $8.24?

Train Simulator is all about the DLC for new trains/ tracks.  Browse those then decide.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Baldrake on June 26, 2014, 04:31:22 PM
Oh I know. They ought to give the base games away given how much they charge for the DLC.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ard on June 26, 2014, 07:22:20 PM
So far zero dollars after buying a couple things on gog last week. And when I downloaded one of those (Eador) it ran like shit and yep it doesn't run right on multicore cpus or Win7. Life is too short to fuck with setting it to one core in fucking Wine, linux is not the answer.  :uhrr: The game came out in 2009 ffs, not 1999. Get your shit together, indie devs.

If you're talking about Eador:  Genesis, start up two copies of the game and it runs fine for most people. 


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: JWIV on June 26, 2014, 09:12:31 PM
So my kid is massively into trains, and I've been considering getting one of those train sims to play together. I know that this isn't most people's cup of tea, but any recommendations of Trainz Simulator 12 at $11.99 versus TS2 2014 at $8.24?

Train Simulator is all about the DLC for new trains/ tracks.  Browse those then decide.
Disclosure: I have a stupid number of hours in this stupid game for no good reason other than I started creating scenarios for it and for whatever reason both really like it and it's a good way to pass conference calls or just oddly scratch the same part of the brain that MMORPG quest grinding hit.

That said, I'd go TS 2014 over Trainz without any hesitation. Both are definitely DLC heavy, but it helps to remember that the DLC is different than other games - the fanbase tends to be rather parochial when it comes to what they want to buy.  Americans tend to focus on North America and Canada, Germans and Germany, Brits and England. Freeware and 3rd Party support tends to fill in the neglected countries.

But as for the Steam Sale - it's a good mix of stuff to toy around with at $8.24.  Hamburg is a really nice German route (though the German fanbase seems to come up with some straight up BS time sensitive scenarios).  London-Faversham is short, but gives you a neat high-speed train to toy around with for passenger runs.  The weak link is really Donner Pass.  Even though they've revised it somewhat, it's just not that interesting a route (at least for me) to run as it's predominately drive up a mountain, drive down a mountain (which some people really like doing, but I'm not one of them).  Also, half the career scenarios/Steam achievements are broken for it.
Still though - between the three, there's a good mix of long/short mainline runs, switching (or shunting if you're a Brit), and passenger runs. 





Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: HaemishM on June 27, 2014, 10:38:01 AM
I want to point and you, laugh and shout "NEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!"

Then I look at how many hours I've put into Cities in Motion 2 in the last few days and calmly shut the fuck up.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 27, 2014, 12:01:59 PM
10% off.  Why even fucking bother?

edit: 25% off.  I guess it takes a bit for the prices to update.  Heh.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 27, 2014, 12:22:30 PM
If you want Tropico 4 and don't want to spend the $3, I have a copy.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Goreschach on June 27, 2014, 12:51:40 PM
Why do they keep wasting space on shit that isn't even 50% off? They should know by now what we're here for.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 27, 2014, 01:24:24 PM
If you want Tropico 4 and don't want to spend the $3, I have a copy.

want


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sky on June 27, 2014, 02:18:55 PM
Tempted to get Payday 2 so it can sit in the pile of co-op games I'll never play.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Yegolev on June 27, 2014, 02:32:23 PM
Saw System Shock 2 was $1.49, so I bought it and while I was in there I tagged it "No Rollerskates".


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Stormwaltz on June 27, 2014, 03:06:07 PM
In other online sale news, Gamersgate has the Mass Effect Trilogy PC for $10 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-MET/mass-effect-trilogy) (for 14 hours as I post).

Alas, it requires EA's rootkit malware.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Hawkbit on June 27, 2014, 03:19:54 PM
PSN had the ME trilogy for $15 early this month.  I had to snag it at that price.  I've played ME1 twice to completion, ME2 only halfway and ME3 not at all. 

So I'm committing myself this time. 


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Reg on June 27, 2014, 03:31:11 PM
But didn't the root kit malware touch you in a naughty place?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 27, 2014, 04:25:22 PM
If you want Tropico 4 and don't want to spend the $3, I have a copy.

want

Friend me on Steam if you haven't already. I'll shoot you the copy.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 27, 2014, 05:13:36 PM
I looked for a Paelos in the f13 group but you aren't there so I dunno how to find you.  It's possible I already have you friended but I don't know who you are because your name is something different.   :awesome_for_real:  I'm currently named [f13]Samwise, steamid "samwise".


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 27, 2014, 06:07:43 PM
You can just search Paelos and I think I show up.

But perhaps not. I'll figure it out.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 27, 2014, 06:09:16 PM
I'd defer to Sjofn on that, I haven't played it yet, but on my friends list it says she had like 20+ hours in it or something.

dont judge me

(although some of those hours were afk)

Game Dev Tycoon is the kind of game I like, where you click on things to earn not-XP to get new things to click on. It's not super deep, but I enjoy putting together combinations and figuring out how to dole out my labor and such. I'm almost at 30 hours now, and almost out of shit I feel like doing (which is on the low side for me for Tycoon and/or City Builder type games, to be honest). For how little I paid for it, though, certainly got my money's worth.

I played it now. It's actually really fun. I found myself wanting to log off but instead just making new game combos for another hour. Go figure!

Worth the money! Buy now.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 27, 2014, 06:40:52 PM
Anyone interested in getting in on a 4 pack of Payday 2?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Morat20 on June 27, 2014, 06:49:55 PM
Space Engineer caught my eye. Worth 14 bucks?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 27, 2014, 06:52:02 PM
I wanted it til I watched the video of mods.

Suddenly it looked fucking stupid.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 27, 2014, 06:53:42 PM
Minecraft already fills the niche it seems to occupy for me.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Morat20 on June 27, 2014, 07:56:27 PM
I still haven't gotten minecraft. I really should.

I'll grab it. In six months when I get around to it, I'll let you know if it sucks or not. :)


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 27, 2014, 08:01:45 PM
Notch is a dick now. Don't give him your money. Didn't you get the memo?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Father mike on June 27, 2014, 09:20:20 PM
Space Engineers completely failed to grab me, but that was several builds ago.  It may be less opaque now.

As someone who never played Minecraft, I have to say that I'm enjoying Planet Explorers quite a bit.  But it is also very rough in places.  The structure and vehicle building stuff could be really cool, but right now they are sorta wonky.  But if you got your fill of mining, chopping, and building in Minecraft, this probably won't set your world on fire.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Khaldun on June 27, 2014, 09:56:57 PM
Get Minecraft. Fuck whether Notch is a dick or not, it's still great. Important great. Like, you don't know games if you haven't tried it great.


The pricing on Steam sales really is baffling sometimes. A humorous typing instruction program that uses an old arcade game as its base for almost $7? When there's some fairly good shit going for $4 and under? Really?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 27, 2014, 10:31:31 PM
Typing of the Dead is good fun.

Also, buy Minecraft. It's one of the best games every made; who cares if Notch is a dick?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 27, 2014, 10:45:12 PM
I was being sarcastic.

Yes, legos are fun. Everyone knows it. We can move past that comment now.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Cyrrex on June 28, 2014, 03:37:51 AM
I have found a little local site where I can buy games seemingly cheaper than on Steam, and they practically all have steam codes.  Got Stick of Truth for approximately 20 euros, which is 50% off.  Also got Black Ops 2 cheaper for the boy, Steam had it on sale for 45 euros, but I got it for 20 as well.  Which is all just going to say that these steam bargains are not always the best deals in town.

As far as Stick of Truth goes, it is definitely worth the 20.  Probably even worth 30 if you are a South Park fan.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sky on June 28, 2014, 10:07:08 AM
Get minecraft and then shalke the tree Nix is in so he gets the server back up and running because the mod pack he's got is fucking sweet.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Pennilenko on June 28, 2014, 10:27:48 AM
Disclosure: I have a stupid number of hours in this stupid game for no good reason other than I started creating scenarios for it and for whatever reason both really like it and it's a good way to pass conference calls or just oddly scratch the same part of the brain that MMORPG quest grinding hit.

That said, I'd go TS 2014 over Trainz without any hesitation. Both are definitely DLC heavy, but it helps to remember that the DLC is different than other games - the fanbase tends to be rather parochial when it comes to what they want to buy.  Americans tend to focus on North America and Canada, Germans and Germany, Brits and England. Freeware and 3rd Party support tends to fill in the neglected countries.

But as for the Steam Sale - it's a good mix of stuff to toy around with at $8.24.  Hamburg is a really nice German route (though the German fanbase seems to come up with some straight up BS time sensitive scenarios).  London-Faversham is short, but gives you a neat high-speed train to toy around with for passenger runs.  The weak link is really Donner Pass.  Even though they've revised it somewhat, it's just not that interesting a route (at least for me) to run as it's predominately drive up a mountain, drive down a mountain (which some people really like doing, but I'm not one of them).  Also, half the career scenarios/Steam achievements are broken for it.
Still though - between the three, there's a good mix of long/short mainline runs, switching (or shunting if you're a Brit), and passenger runs. 
So I picked this up because my boy loves trains and anything to do with trains, and while I was at it I picked up a steam engine DLC package. I go into the game to play with the steam trains and there is literally no way to use them all individually without buying another 80 bucks worth of routes. Super frustrating.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Malakili on June 28, 2014, 12:12:42 PM
Is Shadowrun Returns worth playing through for 3.75?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 28, 2014, 12:16:35 PM
Yep.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 28, 2014, 03:25:12 PM
WTF, Banished is now only 25% off instead of the 50%.  I thought the previous day's Daily Deals were supposed to stay the same for 24 hours?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Torinak on June 28, 2014, 04:48:28 PM
WTF, Banished is now only 25% off instead of the 50%.  I thought the previous day's Daily Deals were supposed to stay the same for 24 hours?

It's still 50% off ($9.99) on GoG, btw.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Stormwaltz on June 28, 2014, 09:03:52 PM
Is Divinity Dragon Commander any good? It looks like a strange melange of flight sim, RTS, and talking with the crew of the Normandy.

And apparently you can marry an undead skeleton. So... yeah.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: MisterNoisy on June 28, 2014, 09:05:07 PM
Is Divinity Dragon Commander any good? It looks like a strange melange of flight sim, RTS, and talking with the crew of the Normandy.

And apparently you can marry an undead skeleton. So... yeah.

(http://i.imgur.com/yUrv4Iq.jpg)


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Morat20 on June 28, 2014, 10:34:22 PM
Is Shadowrun Returns worth playing through for 3.75?
Yes. Shadowrun Returns is worth 4 bucks. Dragonfall is better, much better, in my opinion, but Shadowrun Returns was decent enough.

There's a sizeable community doing custom modules for it to, including some group trying to remake the old Shadowrun game -- NES I think?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Kail on June 28, 2014, 10:45:16 PM
Is Divinity Dragon Commander any good? It looks like a strange melange of flight sim, RTS, and talking with the crew of the Normandy.

And apparently you can marry an undead skeleton. So... yeah.

The rts stuff is pretty crap, IMO, but made slightly more fun by the fact that you can take the field as a totally overpowered superunit.  The dialogue sections were pretty neat, I thought, if you can get past the idea of elves and dwarves arguing modern day political points.

I thought it was fun if you can get it for cheap.  The graphics and setting are interesting even if the core mechanics aren't anything special.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: JWIV on June 29, 2014, 07:13:53 AM
Disclosure: I have a stupid number of hours in this stupid game for no good reason other than I started creating scenarios for it and for whatever reason both really like it and it's a good way to pass conference calls or just oddly scratch the same part of the brain that MMORPG quest grinding hit.

That said, I'd go TS 2014 over Trainz without any hesitation. Both are definitely DLC heavy, but it helps to remember that the DLC is different than other games - the fanbase tends to be rather parochial when it comes to what they want to buy.  Americans tend to focus on North America and Canada, Germans and Germany, Brits and England. Freeware and 3rd Party support tends to fill in the neglected countries.

But as for the Steam Sale - it's a good mix of stuff to toy around with at $8.24.  Hamburg is a really nice German route (though the German fanbase seems to come up with some straight up BS time sensitive scenarios).  London-Faversham is short, but gives you a neat high-speed train to toy around with for passenger runs.  The weak link is really Donner Pass.  Even though they've revised it somewhat, it's just not that interesting a route (at least for me) to run as it's predominately drive up a mountain, drive down a mountain (which some people really like doing, but I'm not one of them).  Also, half the career scenarios/Steam achievements are broken for it.
Still though - between the three, there's a good mix of long/short mainline runs, switching (or shunting if you're a Brit), and passenger runs.  
So I picked this up because my boy loves trains and anything to do with trains, and while I was at it I picked up a steam engine DLC package. I go into the game to play with the steam trains and there is literally no way to use them all individually without buying another 80 bucks worth of routes. Super frustrating.

Try quick drive - you should be able to place the engines into a route you own and drive around.  You may also have luck with the workshop. Worse comes to worse, I might be able to set you up with something depending on which steam engine it is.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Father mike on June 29, 2014, 11:39:53 AM
So is community voting over?  I don't get a vote button on my front page any more.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: KallDrexx on June 29, 2014, 11:54:38 AM
Probably.  There's only 24 hours left in the sale, so its' about to switch over to encore day.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: HaemishM on June 29, 2014, 12:09:34 PM
Is Shadowrun Returns worth playing through for 3.75?

Just to add to the positive reviews, I paid $8 for it and definitely got my money's worth. I bought Dragonfall on this sale and haven't played it yet, but the first one was a good enough old school RPG that I could recommend it even without an expansion or mods.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: MrHat on June 29, 2014, 12:44:08 PM
Ended up picking up a lot more than I thought I would:

Don't Starve $3.74
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons $2.99
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger $3.74
Rogue Legacy  $3.74
The Banner Saga  $12.49
Shadowrun Returns + Dragonfall  $9.73
Long Live the Queen  $2.49
Rock of Ages  $1.99
Archon: Classic  $0.99

Summer 2014 damage: $42.  Less like $3 in card sales.

Lots of indies this year it seems.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: KallDrexx on June 29, 2014, 03:34:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Z5JXVTx.jpg)  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 29, 2014, 04:22:01 PM
Thanks for nothing, Rust and The Forest.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 29, 2014, 04:51:33 PM
Picked up Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate, Fallout: New Vegas, and Borderlands II today to add to my FTL purchase. Hundreds of hours of gaming I will probably never get to, but it was only $25 or so for the whole sale. I spend that on lunch some days  :awesome_for_real:

Who needs cards? I have 2 and can't be arsed to bother collecting the rest.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sky on June 29, 2014, 05:20:17 PM
Ended up making money this sale. Sold cards and didn't buy anything. Thanks, Gaben!


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Morat20 on June 29, 2014, 06:36:02 PM
I picked up Fallout: New Vegas, The Sims 3, The Stanley Parable, Saints Row IV, and Space Engineers. Wasn't a whole lot I needed this pass through.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ceryse on June 29, 2014, 07:53:28 PM
I ended up only grabbing Divinity: Original Sin and Kingdoms of Amalaur. Oh, and four copies of Titan Quest as gifts.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: HaemishM on June 29, 2014, 08:06:02 PM
Got Shadowrun: Dragonfall, the Judas Priest pack for Rocksmith, Payday 1, the first State of Decay DLC and the Buses and Monorails DLC for Cities in Motion 2. At this point, I'm mostly looking for DLC for games I haven't even played much yet.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: JWIV on June 29, 2014, 08:43:09 PM
Shadowrun+DLC,  Gone Home,  SD40-2 Widenose, GP 20 BN,  BNSF GP38-2, GP9,  GE 44 PRR


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rendakor on June 29, 2014, 09:43:33 PM
I don't know what most of those things you just posted are.

I bought Payday 2 + DLC, Project Zomboid, Plague Inc. Evolved, and Assassin's Creed IV. Probably still going to buy 100% Orange Juice tomorrow, since it didn't go on Flash/Daily; South Park was my only other holdout but it didn't hit my threshold yet.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ruvaldt on June 29, 2014, 10:15:26 PM
Ended up picking up a lot more than I thought I would:

Archon: Classic  $0.99

Thank you so much for mentioning this.  I didn't even realize there was a remake of Archon.  Just bought it.  My misspent 80s youth was spent playing that, M.U.L.E. and Wastelands.  


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ingmar on June 29, 2014, 10:28:40 PM
Yeah same here. Score.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: MrHat on June 30, 2014, 07:22:04 AM
Ya, total nostalgia buy that I will probably load up once.

Still, it's a dollar!


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Father mike on June 30, 2014, 10:59:34 AM
If it has a somewhat faithful reproduction of the C-64 Archon theme song, it's totally worth a dollar.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Rasix on June 30, 2014, 11:05:42 AM
Ended up buying Original Sin.  Glad that it was available in the encore sale, since I was going to buy it anyways.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 30, 2014, 11:54:36 AM
Entropy keeps texting me about games to buy, so I just added 7 Days To Die. I am pretty sure Gabe is cutting him in on everything I buy.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: apocrypha on June 30, 2014, 12:15:56 PM
This sale came just after I'd been paid two large invoices... I got carried away :/

Bulletstorm, Call of Juarez, Divinity: Original Sin, Don't Starve, Kingdoms of Amalur and State of Decay. My "Queued" Steam group is bulging now!


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Kail on June 30, 2014, 01:08:50 PM
Hmm, not sure what I bought, honestly.  A friend told me I bought Batman: Origins, which I don't remember (not that it makes it any more unlikely) and don't really want, but I don't have a reciept for it.  It's in my library, though, so I guess I must have.
(Wall  of text below)
Total damages: $125 minus ten or fifteen from card sales.  Was aiming for less than $100, so it looks like I'll be eating ramen for a while.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 30, 2014, 02:55:26 PM
$30.92 for 8 games.

Payday 2, Betrayer, Fable Lost Chapters, Game Dev Tycoon, SteamWorld dig, Kingdoms of Amalur, Reus, and Dungeon Siege Gold Pack


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Druzil on June 30, 2014, 03:23:36 PM
Pretty happy with my list, Planet Explorers may go down a a regret unless they improve the controls/responsiveness.



Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on June 30, 2014, 03:36:22 PM
Planet Explorers is fucking awful.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Segoris on June 30, 2014, 04:07:15 PM
Pretty light this time

Castle Crashers
Battleblock Theater
Long Live the Queen
Injustice: Gods Among Us
A couple 50% off marvel heroes packs.

Less than $40 in total


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sjofn on June 30, 2014, 04:19:24 PM
Don't Starve expansion pack
Game Dev Tycoon
Papers, Please
Long Live the Queen

And Sheepherder bought me Skyrim because he likes hearing me blather about kendo on Broken Forum.

I also made about five bucks selling cards.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 30, 2014, 04:20:14 PM
I send Samwise an invite since he wanted one of my games, but I'm not sure if that worked. Also I'm not in the F13 group I don't think. Probably need to remedy that.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Sjofn on June 30, 2014, 04:22:34 PM
I can invite (apparently) so I sent you one!


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Paelos on June 30, 2014, 04:24:24 PM
Hey neat, I got it. Thanks!

Also I sent Samwise the game.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Bunk on June 30, 2014, 04:24:45 PM
Off the top of my head:

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
State of Decay
Shadowrun returns + expansion
Wolf Among Us
Dragon Age Ultimate (didn't have it on steam)
South Park

So just shy of $80? Probably should have held off for better on SP, but I nearly bought it new.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Samwise on June 30, 2014, 05:19:15 PM
Hey neat, I got it. Thanks!

Also I sent Samwise the game.

yaaay

Yeah, I think you weren't in the f13 group, otherwise I'd have found you when I searched it for Paelos.  Welcome!

I bought a shitton of stuff this sale, should've followed schild's example and zero-inboxed first so I'd be able to keep them straight.  Battleblock Theater, Deadlight, Frozen Synapse, Metro: Last Light, Monaco, Orcs Must Die 2, Payday 2, Risk of Rain, Slender, The Swapper, Brothers, FEZ, Just Cause 2, State of Decay, Wolf Among Us, plus a shitton of gift copies of stuff I already own because it was really cheap.  I thought I'd bought Banished but I must have just thought really hard about buying it at 50% and decided to wait to see if it got cheaper, which I don't think it did.

I also sold a bunch of cards and used some of the proceeds to max out my Gone Home badge because I'm a shameless fanboy for that game.   :drillf:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Signe on June 30, 2014, 07:05:29 PM
I didn't get much of anything.  I did get the Divinity Original Sin and re-installed a bunch of games I already had from before this computer.  Now I'm getting cards again for some reason.  They seem to give you cards if you do something in a game that you haven't done before or something.  I dunno.  The cards make me twitchy.  I got the extra Divinity for my sister but it runs too slow to play on her MAC.  :(  I wonder if they'll give me a ha'refund?


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 30, 2014, 08:59:02 PM
I didn't get much this time.  Only bought: Baldur's gate 2:EE, Divinity Dragon Commander, Hitman Absolution and The Wolf Among Us.  I actually bought the same number of games from the GOG summer sale as Steam's sale: Reus, Banished, Neverwinter Nights and Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: rk47 on June 30, 2014, 09:09:26 PM
Wow BG2EE?...why did u even support that fucking enhancements that added absolutely nothing but bugs and fanwank?
Even the fan mods did better and it's free if you own the game.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 30, 2014, 09:11:28 PM
Wow BG2EE?...why did u even support that fucking enhancements that added absolutely nothing but bugs and fanwank?
Even the fan mods did better and it's free if you own the game.

I never played the original and didn't want to be bothered trying to track down and install mods? :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: rk47 on June 30, 2014, 10:04:23 PM
GoG has the non-'enhanced' ver. too.
I hear nothing positive for BGEEs.
Have fun.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Ginaz on June 30, 2014, 10:54:39 PM
GoG has the non-'enhanced' ver. too.
I hear nothing positive for BGEEs.
Have fun.


You, of all people, shouldn't criticize the choices people make in the games they play. :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Yegolev on July 01, 2014, 11:43:49 AM
I spend that on lunch some days  :awesome_for_real:

It's a Crumpocalypse!

Who needs cards? I have 2 and can't be arsed to bother collecting the rest.

I want cards.  CRUMPOCALYPSE!


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: jth on July 02, 2014, 02:06:47 PM
I ended up spending 400+€ on this one, partly because of "revenge purchases" queued from the last sale which they ended a day early, and partly because I had a lot of games on my wishlist that I was going to buy anyway at release price. Anyway, tll;dr I planned to spend a ton of overtime pay on this sale and that's what I did.

Complete list of purchases:

7 Days to Die
Age of Wonders III Deluxe ed.
Al Emmo
Avernum Bundle
Battle Mages
Beyond Good and Evil
The Blackwell Bundle
Broken Age c1
Child of Light + Golem DLC
Cloudbuilt
Creeper World 3
Demonicon
Depths of Peril
Din's Curse
Divinity Original Sin
Drox Operative
Enslaved
From Dust
Grim Dawn
Grotesque Tactics pack
Harvester
Infested Planet
Konung 2
Konung 3
Lifeless Planet
Loren the Amazon Princess
Morrowind GOTY
The Mysterious Cities of Gold
NaissancE
Planet Eplorers
Prison Architect
Salvation Prophecy
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Scribblenauts Unmasked
Secret Files: Sam Peters
Sid Meier's Pirates!
Silent Storm Gold
A Story About My Uncle
Summoner
Talisman Digital Edition
Transistor
Tropico Trilogy
Tropico 5
Unepic
Walking Dead Season 2
Wasteland 2
WazHack
Year Walk
Zigfrak

DLC: Blackguards: Untold Legends
DLC: Borderlands 2 GOTY
DLC: Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches
DLC: Metro Last Light Season Pass
DLC: Shadowrun
DLC: Sleeping Dogs
DLC: State of Decay: Lifeline
DLC: Talisman - Reaper Expansion

After this event my Steam library is at 983 games, 518 DLC. Over 75% of which are in my backlog...


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Mithas on July 02, 2014, 02:08:48 PM
I think you may have a problem.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on July 02, 2014, 02:13:41 PM
YOU BOUGHT A LOT OF TOTAL SHIT, JTH AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: jth on July 02, 2014, 02:17:47 PM
I think you may have a problem.
Oh, I know I do. You don't want to know how much I spend on physical (collectible) retro games.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Yegolev on July 02, 2014, 02:21:29 PM
The good news it that some of them are good.  I suggest you spend an hour with Din's Curse sooner rather than later.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: tazelbain on July 02, 2014, 02:22:05 PM
That's why I no longer buy stuff unless I plan to play it right now. "I will play that eventually..." Eventually probably won't happen.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Signe on July 02, 2014, 02:25:11 PM
I ended up spending 400+€ on this one, partly because of "revenge purchases" queued from the last sale which they ended a day early, and partly because I had a lot of games on my wishlist that I was going to buy anyway at release price. Anyway, tll;dr I planned to spend a ton of overtime pay on this sale and that's what I did.

Complete list of purchases:

7 Days to Die
Age of Wonders III Deluxe ed.
Al Emmo
Avernum Bundle
Battle Mages
Beyond Good and Evil
The Blackwell Bundle
Broken Age c1
Child of Light + Golem DLC
Cloudbuilt
Creeper World 3
Demonicon
Depths of Peril
Din's Curse
Divinity Original Sin
Drox Operative
Enslaved
From Dust
Grim Dawn
Grotesque Tactics pack
Harvester
Infested Planet
Konung 2
Konung 3
Lifeless Planet
Loren the Amazon Princess
Morrowind GOTY
The Mysterious Cities of Gold
NaissancE
Planet Eplorers
Prison Architect
Salvation Prophecy
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Scribblenauts Unmasked
Secret Files: Sam Peters
Sid Meier's Pirates!
Silent Storm Gold
A Story About My Uncle
Summoner
Talisman Digital Edition
Transistor
Tropico Trilogy
Tropico 5
Unepic
Walking Dead Season 2
Wasteland 2
WazHack
Year Walk
Zigfrak

DLC: Blackguards: Untold Legends
DLC: Borderlands 2 GOTY
DLC: Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches
DLC: Metro Last Light Season Pass
DLC: Shadowrun
DLC: Sleeping Dogs
DLC: State of Decay: Lifeline
DLC: Talisman - Reaper Expansion

After this event my Steam library is at 983 games, 518 DLC. Over 75% of which are in my backlog...

Please friend me on Steam so I can stare at you.  Srsly. 


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: schild on July 02, 2014, 03:39:16 PM
I think you may have a problem.
Oh, I know I do. You don't want to know how much I spend on physical (collectible) retro games.
I have stuff you should buy.

No, I'm not kidding. Message me with the sort of thing you collect. I've been liquidating.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Tairnyn on July 03, 2014, 09:06:37 AM
Burned about $75 with a mixed bag of really great games I am loving [Blackguards, Risk of Rain] and some shit I was bored of in a few hours [State of Decay, Warlock II]. But, the hardest part has been checking the Steam Store this week only to recoil in disappointment at the lack of pretty little green boxes..


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Nebu on July 03, 2014, 10:40:15 AM
I didn't really find anything I wanted this sale.  Since I'm not into FPS, RTS, zombies, or anything with a dark theme there wasn't much left that I didn't already own.


Title: Re: Steam summer sale 2014
Post by: Lightstalker on July 04, 2014, 10:15:58 PM
Abalone
Age of Wonders III
Archon: Classic
Bastion
Betrayer
Blackguards
FTL
Race the Sun

Basically some titles I'd been late to pick up (and/or waiting on) and the odd bargain that cost less than the card drops that came with it.