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Title: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Lucas on June 11, 2015, 11:53:48 AM
Started mine in advance with the ongoing GOG one: purchased Desktop Dungeons, This War of Mine and de-disked Jane Jensen's Grey Matter. Will probably end the GOG one with Expedition:Conquistador.

I have a small budget for this sale, so I'll probably limit myself to Tomb Raider:GOTY, Stanley Parable and Legend of Grimrock 2 (which has been available on GOG at a nice discount, but I have the first game on Steam, so...)


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Samwise on June 11, 2015, 11:57:50 AM
If you took every single game on sale during the summer sale, bought it, and added it all up, I wonder what percentage of a Chris Roberts spaceship it'd be worth.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Rasix on June 11, 2015, 12:05:13 PM
You could buy a wing or perhaps a double decker sofa.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: schild on June 11, 2015, 12:22:25 PM
If you took every single game on sale during the summer sale, bought it, and added it all up, I wonder what percentage of a Chris Roberts spaceship it'd be worth.

This seems like a spreadsheet worth writing. Can we call them RSI Ducketts?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: satael on June 11, 2015, 12:25:35 PM
I'm limiting myself to buying only things on my wishlist and even then if they are more than 50% off (though I might buy something else on the last day if I make that long without any purchases or if someone really recommends something).


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Rendakor on June 11, 2015, 01:16:24 PM
I'm gonna try to stick to $5 or less games. Haven't been gaming a lot lately; also, backlog, etc.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Shannow on June 11, 2015, 01:37:15 PM
Come on XCOM Enemy Within...YESSSS HALF PRICE. woot woot.

coughcough sorry you may resume your normal programming now.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Malakili on June 11, 2015, 01:38:07 PM
7 Days to Die is 40% off, but I am hoping it will go lower on daily or flash sale.  I'm such a sucker.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Samwise on June 11, 2015, 01:43:27 PM
Aaaaa, Binding of Isaac at half off.  FINE.  Literally everyone has been telling me I need to play that one.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Trippy on June 11, 2015, 01:51:55 PM
Is anybody in the US able to play the Monster Summer Game right now?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 11, 2015, 02:02:52 PM
Wreckfest (http://store.steampowered.com/app/228380/) sounds like it might be fun. Has anyone played it?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Samwise on June 11, 2015, 02:12:11 PM
Is anybody in the US able to play the Monster Summer Game right now?

Nope.

(edit) wait, yes.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Trippy on June 11, 2015, 02:16:39 PM
Yeah it's still wigged out though. I was finally able to join one and then immediately died before my stuff was even displayed on the screen and then the Respawn button wasn't working. I quit that game and now I can't started a new one (again).


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: KallDrexx on June 11, 2015, 03:30:56 PM
Fuck rockstar and them upping the price of GTA V to $80 just so they can discount it down to $60


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: apocrypha on June 11, 2015, 03:32:47 PM
Fuck rockstar and them upping the price of GTA V to $80 just so they can discount it down to $60

Really? That's illegal in the UK, and many other places.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: sickrubik on June 11, 2015, 03:49:22 PM
They are including Shark Cash, which is what brings the price up.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Kail on June 11, 2015, 07:12:36 PM
Is anybody in the US able to play the Monster Summer Game right now?


Wow, FUCK this game.

So, my "group" (or whatever it's called) got to level ten, where a boss monster and a bunch of super strong minions spawn.  The minions keep respawning infinitely, but the boss stays down once you whittle down his ~100 million or so hp.  The only way to beat it is to kill everyone in all three lanes at once before any of the minions (who each have something in the area of 5 million hp themselves) respawn. 

Since players are dealing on the order of couple hundred damage per click at this point, obviously this requires coordination between everybody if you want to get anywhere.  Coordination, I should point out, between total strangers in a game with no chat interface and if there's a way to even see who's in your lane I don't know what it is and most of them are idling AFK anyway and the lag is so bad that I'm not even sure what my OWN character is doing half the time.  But that's what's supposed to happen.

So anyway, we brought down the boss and have been fucking up the respawn timers since.  That was THREE HOURS AGO by the way.

 :angryfist:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Samwise on June 11, 2015, 07:19:34 PM
I joined a game with a whole bunch of people (picked the highest level game on my friends list) and just let my DPS run.  There seem to be enough tryhards spamming heals to keep me afloat.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: KallDrexx on June 11, 2015, 07:19:44 PM
They are including Shark Cash, which is what brings the price up.

The problem is that they did not just create a bundle with the Shark cash crap, but they also removed the non-bundled GTA V from the steam store.  It's a clear attempt at getting featured as a "sale" when it really isn't.

After I posted that I guess they realized they were getting a lot of hate from various parts of the internet and put the GTA V by itself back in the store, which incidentally means that GTA V no longer appears as on sale (which is good, cause it isn't).


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Shannow on June 11, 2015, 07:31:15 PM
Actually the entire XCOM bundle, EO, EW and the other two DLC's is only $9.99.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Evildrider on June 11, 2015, 07:37:20 PM
They are including Shark Cash, which is what brings the price up.

The problem is that they did not just create a bundle with the Shark cash crap, but they also removed the non-bundled GTA V from the steam store.  It's a clear attempt at getting featured as a "sale" when it really isn't.

After I posted that I guess they realized they were getting a lot of hate from various parts of the internet and put the GTA V by itself back in the store, which incidentally means that GTA V no longer appears as on sale (which is good, cause it isn't).

This was the only game I was really thinking about picking up.  Guess I'm not.   :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: KallDrexx on June 11, 2015, 08:54:36 PM
WTF steam.

So I reinstalled Windows 8 on my laptop since it was acting up.  Now I can't sell steam cards on my desktop (that hasn't been reinstalled for 7+ months) because I activated it on my laptop.......


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Tebonas on June 12, 2015, 01:24:39 AM
Rockstar really must believe their playerbase are morons. Doesn't speak well for GTA online  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Wasted on June 12, 2015, 03:25:33 AM
Sir, You Are Being Hunted for $2 at 90% off was an easy buy. 

This stupid monster game thing isn't working at all.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Ironwood on June 12, 2015, 04:02:20 AM
Actually the entire XCOM bundle, EO, EW and the other two DLC's is only $9.99.

That's something no-one should turn the nose up at.

If it wasn't for the fact that I had them all....


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Lucas on June 12, 2015, 06:58:58 AM
So, Schild (or whoever else bought it), what's your opinion of Ziggurat? Enough content? Boring, funny, or too simple?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Ginaz on June 12, 2015, 07:47:21 AM
Seriously, fuck Rock Star.  If they're going to be pulling shady shit like this, then don't even bother participating in the sale.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: CaptainNapkin on June 12, 2015, 09:19:43 AM
I have not gotten the Monster game to work at all either, yet somehow my stats show my highest level at 80, most gold at 1560K, and 2 cards unlocked. :headscratch:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Bunk on June 12, 2015, 09:25:36 AM
Seriously, fuck Rock Star.  If they're going to be pulling shady shit like this, then don't even bother participating in the sale.

They'e been doing the exact same thing on XBox Live Gold - putting up a bundle of GTA V + x amount of ingame cash for $69.95 and promoting it as the game being on sale.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: KallDrexx on June 12, 2015, 10:12:18 AM
Actually from what I"m reading, it might also be a way to get around steam refunds, since the Shark Cards are DLC that are immediately consumed on purchase which means it's no longer eligible for a refund on steam.

Which is funny since apparently hacking on GTA V is rampant and people created guns that just create in game currency when they shoot.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: MisterNoisy on June 12, 2015, 11:43:10 AM
Wreckfest (http://store.steampowered.com/app/228380/) sounds like it might be fun. Has anyone played it?

I've put in about an hour or so.  Cool visuals, physics and crashes, but not much else wrapped around it currently.  If you liked Destruction Derby back in the day, you'll get more than a strong whiff of nostalgia.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: KallDrexx on June 12, 2015, 01:25:35 PM
Is Crypt of the Necrodancer fun?

I'm kinda tempted heh


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Samwise on June 12, 2015, 01:41:16 PM
Is Crypt of the Necrodancer fun?

I'm kinda tempted heh

I wrote a glowing review of it four months ago that schild still refuses to post, so you know it must be good.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: schild on June 12, 2015, 01:46:54 PM
it's not refusal, it's literally "I have closed this window, what was in it is now forgotten"


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: satael on June 12, 2015, 01:53:36 PM
Legend of Grimrock II is -75% and on my wishlist so I guess there's no avoiding it. :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Samwise on June 12, 2015, 04:02:24 PM
it's not refusal, it's literally "I have closed this window, what was in it is now forgotten"

I know, I figure if I keep passive-aggressively mentioning it at every opportunity I might eventually solve that problem by establishing a reminder in every one of your open windows.   :grin:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Cyrrex on June 13, 2015, 01:44:14 AM
Legend of Grimrock II is -75% and on my wishlist so I guess there's no avoiding it. :awesome_for_real:

Yeah, I have been waiting to pull the trigger on Grimrock II for a while now.  At 75%, it is a no brainer.  Now it can sit safely in my backlog, perhaps to be forgotten for all time.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Lucas on June 13, 2015, 06:40:33 AM
I've bought it too as planned; explored the initial area a bit and first impression is very positive. Graphical tip: if you have a Nvidia card, force enable FXAA: jaggies go away (MSAA doesn't work).


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 13, 2015, 04:55:24 PM
Picked up the XCOM DLC for $10, and got NBA 2k15 on a flash sale for $15. Been itching to play a basketball game, and that is a pretty nice price point.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Furiously on June 13, 2015, 05:00:51 PM
Someone needs to feed this to RK... http://store.steampowered.com/app/333980/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/333980/)


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Teleku on June 13, 2015, 05:18:55 PM
Hmm, well it does come recommended by the curator 'Waifu Hunter', so I'm sure it must be a quality title.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Goreschach on June 13, 2015, 10:37:05 PM
Someone needs to feed this to RK... http://store.steampowered.com/app/333980/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/333980/)

 :ye_gods:

That looks... so much better than it has any right to be.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Kail on June 13, 2015, 10:51:50 PM
Someone needs to feed this to RK... http://store.steampowered.com/app/333980/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/333980/)

 :ye_gods:

That looks... so much better than it has any right to be.

I've heard it's pretty decent.  Not, like, $30 decent, but not "just slap some anime babes on our crappy shovelware casual game so the penises will buy it" either. I think it's a port of a Vita game or something.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Trippy on June 13, 2015, 11:31:16 PM
Originally released on PS3 & Vita and then PS4. It is a real game.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 13, 2015, 11:42:44 PM
Picked up Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. It was too cheap to not take a flyer on it. Anyone play it?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Ginaz on June 14, 2015, 12:36:27 AM
Hmm, well it does come recommended by the curator 'Waifu Hunter', so I'm sure it must be a quality title.

Waifu Hunter's comment on Duck Dynasty:

"This open-world stealth FPS successfully blends romance and action. Demolish beaver dams while dating the Robertson of your choice. (Si is best girl)"  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Azazel on June 14, 2015, 01:57:44 AM
it's not refusal, it's literally "I have closed this window, what was in it is now forgotten"

I know, I figure if I keep passive-aggressively mentioning it at every opportunity I might eventually solve that problem by establishing a reminder in every one of your open windows.   :grin:

You could resend it to him?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: KallDrexx on June 14, 2015, 11:40:34 AM
Bought Pac Man Championship DX.  This game is awesomely fun, especially for $5


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Tannhauser on June 14, 2015, 12:18:48 PM
Civ III complete for $1.24.  Worth it for the nostalgia value alone. I have 1100+ hours in Civ V, I need like like a hole in the head but whatever!


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Rendakor on June 14, 2015, 12:36:36 PM
AKIBASTRIP is pretty terrible; the combat system is awkward and clunky because you have to target each piece of clothing (head, torso, pants) individually by mashing the appropriate button. There are no combos, just mash whatever until it will let you tear that piece off, rinse, repeat.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Trippy on June 14, 2015, 12:38:40 PM
Yeah but the little sister's dialog is awesome.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Tannhauser on June 14, 2015, 03:09:54 PM
Civ III complete for $1.24.  Worth it for the nostalgia value alone. I have 1100+ hours in Civ V, I need this like a hole in the head but whatever!

Edit: Grammar.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Furiously on June 14, 2015, 03:40:57 PM
Alien Isolation is a steal at the current price.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: apocrypha on June 14, 2015, 04:02:54 PM
Alien Isolation is a steal at the current price.

And that's the first thing I've bought so far this year. :-)

*Nearly* got Valkyria Chronicles too, but having already played it on the PS3 it still felt a bit extravagant, even at 75% off.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: schild on June 14, 2015, 04:06:51 PM
Will the Season Pass get me all of the DLC for Alien Isolation at once?

Edit: The Answer is no. But it's cheaper to buy the Season Pass and get the leftover DLC separately.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Furiously on June 14, 2015, 04:55:43 PM
Will the Season Pass get me all of the DLC for Alien Isolation at once?

Edit: The Answer is no. But it's cheaper to buy the Season Pass and get the leftover DLC separately.

I've heard the best thing to do is just not buy the season pass and get the two story DLC's alone.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: schild on June 14, 2015, 04:56:22 PM
too late


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: jakonovski on June 14, 2015, 05:03:06 PM
It's not too late anymore.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: schild on June 14, 2015, 05:17:13 PM
it was under $10, I'll live. I'll probably never play it anyway.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Sky on June 14, 2015, 05:45:27 PM
How to Survive is a fun game that is easily worth under a dollar.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Signe on June 16, 2015, 10:53:20 AM
I got the first two Shadowrun games.  That's it, so far.  I have a pretty big backlog of games so I reckon that by the time I make a dent, some of the other one's I'm interested in will be cheaper in the next sale.  I try not to get games that are in early release or buy to beta test because I'm inevitably disappointed and wish I had waited.  I'm interested in ARK... for some reason I really want to play this game... and GTA 5 but I'll wait until they slip closer to a tenner.  I'm SO in the mood for a jrpg but I don't know which one to get.  Any suggestions?  It doesn't have to be on sale or on Steam.  It can also be for the 360.   


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Ironwood on June 16, 2015, 11:11:00 AM
Dead Space 2 for a couple of quid ?

Worth it ?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Rendakor on June 16, 2015, 11:46:29 AM
I got the first two Shadowrun games.  That's it, so far.  I have a pretty big backlog of games so I reckon that by the time I make a dent, some of the other one's I'm interested in will be cheaper in the next sale.  I try not to get games that are in early release or buy to beta test because I'm inevitably disappointed and wish I had waited.  I'm interested in ARK... for some reason I really want to play this game... and GTA 5 but I'll wait until they slip closer to a tenner.  I'm SO in the mood for a jrpg but I don't know which one to get.  Any suggestions?  It doesn't have to be on sale or on Steam.  It can also be for the 360.   
Neither Steam nor 360 are good platforms for JRPGs. If you haven't played Tales of Vesperia or Lost Odyssey, they're probably the 2 best for 360. Steam has some nice indie stuff like the ones Carpe Fulgar have localized (Recettear, etc.); I hear Last Remnant is actually playable on PC unlike the 360 version which was a buggy, laggy POS. The Hyperdimension Neptunia games are also on Steam (and they're the updated Vita versions); they're charming and funny, although they're all pretty easy and don't reinvent the wheel mechanically.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Trippy on June 16, 2015, 12:03:05 PM
The Final Fantasy franchise link takes you to Five Nights at Freddy's -- I think Valve is trying to send a message.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Teleku on June 16, 2015, 12:23:13 PM
Dead Space 2 for a couple of quid ?

Worth it ?

Very much so, yes.  I enjoyed it more than the first even.  Its very good survival horror done with movie level presentation.  Though do not let your daughter watch you play it (though maybe she's older than I think), as some of that shit would have given me nightmares for years as a child.

Standard warning about the controls is in effect.  It has some extreme consolitis, which I know drives some people here mad, but I adjusted.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Trippy on June 16, 2015, 12:27:54 PM
It's less about consolitis and more about Capcom's fascination with making you control your character in their games like a tank (DMC excluded).


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Teleku on June 16, 2015, 01:06:00 PM
I don't know, shit like that never bothered me.  Loved all the resident evils despite the hated controls also (well, as in, I played them all up through 3 and not a one since).

I just sort of take the controls as part of the game.  "Ok, my character can only move like this.  I must figure out a path to victory through all the obstacles with these limitations."  Its just part of the natural challenge of the game.  Though maybe I tend to deconstruct games a bit to much, as most people just scream at the TV wondering why they just cant turn around lightning fast and shoot the fucking thing that jumped up behind them.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Sky on June 16, 2015, 01:24:41 PM
I loved Resident Evil 0 on the old nintendo cube thing.

Didn't care for Dead Space on the PC, but I was foolishly trying to play a shooter with a keyb/mouse. I remember being pissed because it was really nice in 3D with the HUDs and whatnot. But those controls, they broke me.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Ironwood on June 16, 2015, 01:40:37 PM
I didn't mind Dead Space 1 and quite enjoyed it, but I seem to remember there were 'config fixes' that I applied to make it a bit more responsive...

Still thinking.


(oh, and you're right about Elena.  She's older and mature than she used to be, but Dead Space 1 was enough to realise this isn't really for kids.  After all, I never completed Amnesia....)


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: MrHat on June 16, 2015, 02:26:00 PM
So far I've bought...Small World 2 and Alien: Isolation.

I've taken 6 games off my wishlist because I realized even with a sale I'll only play them for 25 mins.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: schild on June 16, 2015, 02:31:21 PM
I loved Resident Evil 0 on the old nintendo cube thing.

Is gamecube that hard to remember?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Signe on June 16, 2015, 03:16:34 PM
Shh, Schild... he's an oldster. 

Thanks for the tips, guys... I haven't player The Lost Odyssey so there's that.  I also haven't player the last couple of Final Fantasy games, either.  I can't remember but the last one I got was just a pain in the butt.  I liked some of them a lot, though. 

Also, I enjoyed Dead Space 1 and 2 also but, yeah, probably not a kid's game unless they're sick like my nephew Michael was.  He was a prodigy of the creepy and violent, like me.  So proud.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Baldrake on June 16, 2015, 04:08:32 PM
Talks Principle? I've had it on my wishlist for ages waiting for a decent sale - is it as good as all that?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Goreschach on June 16, 2015, 04:30:45 PM
Talks Principle? I've had it on my wishlist for ages waiting for a decent sale - is it as good as all that?

Ages? It only came out half a year ago.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Baldrake on June 16, 2015, 08:00:43 PM
Talks Principle? I've had it on my wishlist for ages waiting for a decent sale - is it as good as all that?

Ages? It only came out half a year ago.
Hmm, I thought it was clear from context that I wasn't referring to "ages" in the geological sense.

 If I replace "ages" by "months" will you answer my question?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Goreschach on June 16, 2015, 08:06:57 PM
Since it only came out six months ago, you can probably wait another six and pick it up for like five bucks. It's good, but it's not something you need to rush to pick up.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Baldrake on June 16, 2015, 10:30:59 PM
Perfect, thanks! I will continue to play my backlog then.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Samwise on June 17, 2015, 10:46:57 AM
Gone Home and Gunpoint both on flash sale for stupidly cheap.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Speedy Cerviche on June 17, 2015, 11:18:44 AM
Picked up Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. It was too cheap to not take a flyer on it. Anyone play it?

Yeah I got it for like 5$ a year ago. Tried it a few times not bad but it's not as good as Warband. Not as fluid or fun.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Lucas on June 17, 2015, 12:16:40 PM
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - 80% off for the base game (check the other discounts for the various bundles that come with it).

Mine mine mine mine mine mine mine!!!!!!!!! whhahahahah


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Bunk on June 17, 2015, 01:12:09 PM
Secret World is on Flash sale for under $10. Highly recommended at that price.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Sky on June 17, 2015, 01:17:49 PM
Mostly would like to see Invisible, Inc and especially Rocksmith on dailies. I've got 4 Rocksmith DLC packs waiting to borg into my stupidly large DLC library. Though after playing Rocksmith at a friend's house with NO DLC I'm totally ok with my DLC mini-addiction.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Ironwood on June 17, 2015, 02:48:13 PM
Oooo, always wanted to try The Secret World and it's under a tenner.

Ok then.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: MrHat on June 17, 2015, 03:20:22 PM
Debating Dungeons 2 and Offworld Trading company as they're both on my wishlist.

Wish they were 75% off though.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Goldenmean on June 17, 2015, 03:36:12 PM
Oooo, always wanted to try The Secret World and it's under a tenner.

Ok then.

It looks like the 9$ version is just the base game. It's good if you're not sure you'll actually enjoy the game, but if you're pretty confident, the Ultimate Edition (which is 42$ in the summer sale) has all of the issues they've released so far. If you do end up liking the game, you're going to pay more than that to get all of the current content by buying those separately.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: luckton on June 17, 2015, 05:26:59 PM
Picked up XCOM+DLC. Late to the party once again, I know, but hey, it's pretty fun so far.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: satael on June 18, 2015, 06:34:56 AM
Is there something wrong with Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues since it's still in early access and already -50% off on steam sale?

fake edit: actually it says under "About This Game" that it's still in pre-Alpha and that the  game still needs a LOT of work.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Gimfain on June 18, 2015, 07:43:25 AM
I was disappointed in dead space 2. Controls are better, but it went for jump scares, they threw monsters spawns close to you and it felt more like a regular shooter and not the slower paced combat that dead space 1 did so great. It still had some parts I really enjoyed so its worth $5 if you enjoyed the first one.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Rendakor on June 18, 2015, 08:05:47 AM
Is there something wrong with Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues since it's still in early access and already -50% off on steam sale?

fake edit: actually it says under "About This Game" that it's still in pre-Alpha and that the  game still needs a LOT of work.
There's a thread for that. (http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=23087.0)


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: satael on June 18, 2015, 08:09:32 AM
Is there something wrong with Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues since it's still in early access and already -50% off on steam sale?

fake edit: actually it says under "About This Game" that it's still in pre-Alpha and that the  game still needs a LOT of work.
There's a thread for that. (http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=23087.0)

Just thought that someone might have some more information considering that the last post in that thread is from 2013.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Rendakor on June 18, 2015, 08:15:39 AM
Most of us know better than to give Garriott money.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Sky on June 18, 2015, 08:18:13 AM
I was disappointed in dead space 2. Controls are better, but it went for jump scares, they threw monsters spawns close to you and it felt more like a regular shooter and not the slower paced combat that dead space 1 did so great. It still had some parts I really enjoyed so its worth $5 if you enjoyed the first one.
Conversely, Alien Isolation is really tense and awesome. Unfortunately the controls are piggy on PC unless you use a gamepad, which I don't like for that kind of game. Struggled with them the first night and last night with a controller the button layout and options made more sense. Bleh. But the sound and visuals are amazing, I have it cranked up to movie levels and the ship creaks and ambient noise are great for tension building.

And Garriott, yeah. C'mon, now.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Furiously on June 18, 2015, 02:09:39 PM
I can't figure out if people are idiots or griefing when they nuke the boss when there are 8 people who just used raining gold on the boss....


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Samwise on June 18, 2015, 02:14:12 PM
Between the speed the levels move at and the lag in the updates I don't think people can react one way or another to what other players are doing.  Just mash all the buttons.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Sky on June 18, 2015, 03:57:37 PM
I'm doing my part by ignoring it entirely.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: jakonovski on June 18, 2015, 05:08:31 PM
I was all proud for not falling for the sale, but then Ori and the Blind Forest went on sale. Sigh.



Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Kail on June 18, 2015, 05:44:20 PM
I was all proud for not falling for the sale, but then Ori and the Blind Forest went on sale. Sigh.

Yeah, I blew through my entire budget already and am pissed at missing that.  Oh well, something to look forward to for Christmas.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Goreschach on June 18, 2015, 06:44:51 PM
Don't go below 50%. There's always a better sale next time.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Hoax on June 18, 2015, 08:34:02 PM
75% off or better, 6 games so far.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: apocrypha on June 19, 2015, 02:44:58 AM
75% off or better, 6 games so far.

This is also my rule. I'm at 3 so far for this sale.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Gimfain on June 19, 2015, 03:21:15 AM
4 purchases so far, one to go. All of them are games I really want to play so I don't go for a 75% rule to live by. It saves me more money to have a healthy backlog since it reduces the chance for impulsive purchase on a game that just got released.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Falconeer on June 19, 2015, 09:03:16 AM
Is there something wrong with Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues since it's still in early access and already -50% off on steam sale?

fake edit: actually it says under "About This Game" that it's still in pre-Alpha and that the  game still needs a LOT of work.

What's wrong is that is aeons away from being a full game.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Signe on June 19, 2015, 11:45:24 AM
Is there something wrong with Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues since it's still in early access and already -50% off on steam sale?

fake edit: actually it says under "About This Game" that it's still in pre-Alpha and that the  game still needs a LOT of work.

What's wrong is that is aeons away from being a full game.
Do you think it will EVER be an actual game?  And good, too?  I have so many doubts.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: satael on June 19, 2015, 12:16:16 PM
Is there something wrong with Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues since it's still in early access and already -50% off on steam sale?

fake edit: actually it says under "About This Game" that it's still in pre-Alpha and that the  game still needs a LOT of work.

What's wrong is that is aeons away from being a full game.
Do you think it will EVER be an actual game?  And good, too?  I have so many doubts.

That was kind of my point. Going -50% off at this point just removed any small hope that I might have had for this game (I had a soft spot for Garriott despite everything mostly due to nostalgia).
I was just interested to hear if someone knew of any new developments that might account for the game being on sale at -50%.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Speedy Cerviche on June 19, 2015, 12:58:50 PM
If you wanted to catch up on Europa Universalis IV DLC and expansions, today is the day. 50-75% on sale.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Teleku on June 19, 2015, 01:40:58 PM
Yeah, just caught myself up.  Think I may attempt a Swedish campaign of empire building into Russia.   :awesome_for_real:

Diplomatically of course.  Since the newest expansion is for diplomacy.  So guess I should test that out.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Montague on June 19, 2015, 02:48:04 PM
Assassins' Creed Black Flag 60% off at $15.99. Yea or nay?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Ruvaldt on June 19, 2015, 02:57:30 PM
Black Flag is surprisingly good.  I think it's the best AC game and would pay $16 for it.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Yegolev on June 19, 2015, 03:39:09 PM
Is there something wrong with Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues since it's still in early access and already -50% off on steam sale?

fake edit: actually it says under "About This Game" that it's still in pre-Alpha and that the  game still needs a LOT of work.

What's wrong is that is aeons away from being a full game.
Do you think it will EVER be an actual game?  And good, too?  I have so many doubts.

That was kind of my point. Going -50% off at this point just removed any small hope that I might have had for this game (I had a soft spot for Garriott despite everything mostly due to nostalgia).
I was just interested to hear if someone knew of any new developments that might account for the game being on sale at -50%.

I don't think anyone can properly react to an alpha by Garriott being sold on Steam in the first place.  When you say the alpha is now 50% off, you're very close to ripping a hole in time and becoming your own grandfather.  Is it terrible?  Is it good?  When you discount an alpha on Steam, do you get an imaginary number?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Lantyssa on June 19, 2015, 09:24:25 PM
Zero times anything is still zero.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Mithas on June 19, 2015, 09:54:09 PM
Tropico 5 worth $10.74?

Also, anyone try Stranded Deep? Looks interesting.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Trippy on June 19, 2015, 11:26:59 PM
GoatZ is worth buying* just for this:
Quote
That’s right - you’ve found the ONLY SURVIVAL GAME ON STEAM that is NOT in Early Access!*
Also you can apparently strap a chain gun to your side and mow down zombies with it.


* I did buy it but haven't played it yet.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Hawkbit on June 20, 2015, 02:02:35 AM
I have to give DoubleFine massive fucking credit for being such awesome pricks on the Steam forums. I was looking at Massive Chalice and almost dropped the $10 but first hit the forums because... DoubleFine.

A user made a positive video in regards to the game with lots of praise, but the DF devs locked the thread with a "It's technically a banning offense, but that seems a little harsh to me, consider this a warning instead."

What cocks.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: jakonovski on June 20, 2015, 05:22:21 AM
Tropico 5 worth $10.74?

Also, anyone try Stranded Deep? Looks interesting.

It's the same as Tropico 4. But it's good, so if you haven't played 4 then go for it.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Ceryse on June 20, 2015, 01:46:25 PM
Didn't buy a single thing this sale. Nothing really appealed to me as the games I might have bought are either too new to have a decent sale.. or early access and I don't do early access games anymore.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: satael on June 20, 2015, 02:11:28 PM
I bought South Park:Stick of Truth and Sunless Sea. I also bought the last things I was missing from CK2. (Un)fortunately nothing else on my wishlist made it to -50% (even Sunless Sea was actually just -40%).


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: MrHat on June 20, 2015, 02:39:22 PM
Alien: Isolation, Hand of Fate and Ori for me.

Debating picking up Stranded Deep.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Zetor on June 20, 2015, 03:20:09 PM
For me, Antichamber and Mark of the Ninja were four euros well spent... but I probably fucked up by getting IWD Enhanced Edition, considering I had the base game already at GOG. #juststeamsalethings


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Kail on June 20, 2015, 03:47:23 PM
I didn't buy much, but I regret most of it.

  • Child of Light, looks pretty but I don't know anything else about it.  An RPG I think?  Going to be a while before I get around to trying it, probably.
  • DeadCore, a first person platforming game targeted at competitive speedrunning players.  It's one of those "SO HARDCORE" games so it's probably garbage.  Don't know why I bought it.
  • LISA, which looks like it might be the greatest thing ever (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugejZEUNjzg) but I'm not sure.
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments.  Testament of Sherlock Holmes was pretty good up until the story completely shit all over itself in the third act, so hopefully this one will keep the mostly relatively sane puzzles but stick with a storyline that's slightly less bananas.  I also picked up a bunch of those old "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detetctive" FMV games because I think we had one when I was a kid but I was too young to understand it, so they feel nostalgic but still kind of new.
  • Sunless Sea.  This one I think looks fun.  Haven't played it yet, but it looks really intriguing at least.
  • Transistor.  Heard mixed things about it, and I wasn't a huge fan of Bastion so I put off getting this but it does look interesting at least.  I dunno, I'll give it a shot.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: jakonovski on June 20, 2015, 04:11:44 PM
No sale for Axiom Verge, kinda surprised at that.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Hoax on June 20, 2015, 05:12:47 PM
Lets see..

Banner Saga (already installed and beat it, def my kind of game).
Transistor
Divinity 2
Shadow Warrior
Killer is Dead
Skull Girls
System Shock 2
The Fall
Sakura Spirit (  :pedobear: )
One Finger Death Punch
Blade Symphony
Valkyria Chronicles
Anachronox

Total damage was around $50, little less I'm guessing


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Kail on June 20, 2015, 06:02:19 PM
No sale for Axiom Verge, kinda surprised at that.

I think the dev said something about not putting the game on sale for six months after launch, to prevent customers from being surprised.

http://steamcommunity.com.tw/app/332200/discussions/0/613958868350466296/?insideModal=1 (http://steamcommunity.com.tw/app/332200/discussions/0/613958868350466296/?insideModal=1)


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Ginaz on June 20, 2015, 10:30:54 PM
I have to give DoubleFine massive fucking credit for being such awesome pricks on the Steam forums. I was looking at Massive Chalice and almost dropped the $10 but first hit the forums because... DoubleFine.

A user made a positive video in regards to the game with lots of praise, but the DF devs locked the thread with a "It's technically a banning offense, but that seems a little harsh to me, consider this a warning instead."

What cocks.

Fuck Double Fine and fuck Tim Schafer.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: jakonovski on June 21, 2015, 04:08:37 AM
No sale for Axiom Verge, kinda surprised at that.

I think the dev said something about not putting the game on sale for six months after launch, to prevent customers from being surprised.

http://steamcommunity.com.tw/app/332200/discussions/0/613958868350466296/?insideModal=1 (http://steamcommunity.com.tw/app/332200/discussions/0/613958868350466296/?insideModal=1)

That's a weird idea. To me it just seems like a way to make the game have absolutely no visibility.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: schild on June 21, 2015, 06:25:30 PM
Thanks for not going on sale Armello, you piece of shit.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Signe on June 21, 2015, 06:54:38 PM
I got FF 13-2 because I never played it and it was cheap.  And now I will.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Sky on June 21, 2015, 09:12:41 PM
Was real tempted by White Night, but I'll get it this winter when it's a bit more on sale and I might play it rather than the four games I'm rotating right now. I hardly buy anything when I'm in minecraft mode, anyway.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Furiously on June 22, 2015, 12:38:05 AM
So who bought Akiba Strip?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Wasted on June 22, 2015, 03:33:30 AM
Another meh sale, It's easier to avoid buying games when you constantly see so many untouched games in your library.

I got

Sir, You Are Being Hunted
War for the Overworld
Shadowrun Chronicles

and a friend bought me Ark

These few plus my backlog should last me til xmas.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Tannhauser on June 22, 2015, 04:43:31 AM
I got the X-COM bundle and Civ III for less than $14.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: jakonovski on June 22, 2015, 04:50:11 AM
I ended up with

Ori and the Blind Forest
Age of Wonders 3
Tropico 5 DLC (for the SO)

Under 30€.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: rattran on June 22, 2015, 07:58:03 AM
I picked up Sunless Sea. Quite good, though very slow playing. Nothing else really looked that interesting.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Druzil on June 22, 2015, 10:03:03 AM
You Must Build a Boat
Darkest Dungeon
Nidhogg
GemCraft (Could play on Kongregate again but... 500 achievements!)
eden *
Sunless Sea
Apotheon
Invisible Inc
Prime World Defenders (surprisingly fun)
Wings of Vi
Gaokao.Love.100Days
If My Heart Had Wings
Blade Kitten
Brothers
FF XIII / FFXIII-2 (yeah yeah, I know)
Talos Principal
Grow Home
Hero generations
Titan Souls

Mix of some old ones that I've missed and some newer ones.  Not sure if I have the patience for Sunless Sea but it loos so interesting I'll give it a shot.

I finished up Banner Saga last sale and really enjoyed it.  I think the second one is out soon?  Looking forward to that for sure.  I keep looking at Shadow Warrior (as well as Rise of the Triad) but I just wonder if it can really stand to play that style game anymore.

I was going to buy Akiba Strip but I watched some playing of it on Twitch first and it looked pretty meh.  Seemed like it was just the same combat over and over and it seems like the battles took a really long time.  Maybe I didn't watch long enough.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Gimfain on June 22, 2015, 12:32:54 PM
wolfenstein the old blood
lords of the fallen
telltale's game of thrones
dark souls 2

@Druzil No date but banner saga 2 will happen in 2015.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 22, 2015, 01:46:55 PM
I didn't feel like I spent very much, but apparently I dumped ~$103.
XCOM DLC
NBA 2K15
Age of Wonders III and DLC
World of Magic
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
The Long Dark

I couldn't decide between The Long Dark and Stranded Deep, so I picked the one that was the deepest discount. Hopefully I made the right choice  :grin: :grin:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Rendakor on June 22, 2015, 02:15:07 PM
I didn't buy anything; new girlfriend means I haven't had as much gaming time as usual plus the ever growing backlog, I suppose. Bought a few full price JRPGs recently for the PS4 and Vita which chewed up my gaming budget; oh well, there's always winter.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Signe on June 22, 2015, 02:43:44 PM
Ooooo, new girlfriend!  Tell me!  Is she from South Jersey?  Is she orange?  ;p 



Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Rendakor on June 22, 2015, 02:47:07 PM
She's from SJ, but lives in DE; we went to school together. She is not orange.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Yegolev on June 24, 2015, 08:07:44 AM
No, no.  We need to know about the JRPGs.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Sky on June 24, 2015, 09:27:57 AM
Jersey RPGs?


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Signe on June 24, 2015, 11:05:56 PM
I started going to the Jersey Shore when I was 2 or so untill I was 13.  In all that time, I don't remember seeing orange people, just very tan (like in brown leather) people.  When did they all go orange?  When that horrible show started?  It's eerie.

I haven't bought anything else.  I'm waiting for cheap ARK.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Sky on June 24, 2015, 11:17:30 PM
I blame Willy Wonka.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Scold on June 25, 2015, 01:15:19 AM
I started going to the Jersey Shore when I was 2 or so untill I was 13.  In all that time, I don't remember seeing orange people, just very tan (like in brown leather) people.  When did they all go orange?  When that horrible show started?  It's eerie.

I haven't bought anything else.  I'm waiting for cheap ARK.

I think you mean "when that incredible show started".


Also wow, Steam sale this year was a serious letdown.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Rendakor on June 25, 2015, 06:33:44 AM
I started going to the Jersey Shore when I was 2 or so untill I was 13.  In all that time, I don't remember seeing orange people, just very tan (like in brown leather) people.  When did they all go orange?  When that horrible show started?  It's eerie.

I haven't bought anything else.  I'm waiting for cheap ARK.
I've gone to South jersey beaches my whole life: Wildwood, Cape May, Ocean City, AC, etc. and I've never seen orange people. That's a North Jersey/NYC thing.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Lantyssa on June 25, 2015, 11:33:12 AM
I think they're orange because they don't go to the beach for their tan.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Teleku on June 26, 2015, 05:46:18 PM
I started going to the Jersey Shore when I was 2 or so untill I was 13.  In all that time, I don't remember seeing orange people, just very tan (like in brown leather) people.  When did they all go orange?  When that horrible show started?  It's eerie.

I haven't bought anything else.  I'm waiting for cheap ARK.

I think you mean "when that incredible show started".


Also wow, Steam sale this year was a serious letdown.
Meanwhile, I spent over $100 on the steam sale.   :ye_gods:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Gimfain on June 27, 2015, 01:40:32 AM
Wasn't that great sale, no game I wanted was cheaper than 50%, and I think it will continue to be this way since most popular games don't drop below 50% during the first year. Outside of sales steam is pretty bad for euro customers, €60 for games like fallout, witcher and gta5 instead of the €45-€50 it used to be.  At least they got a good refund program, refunded a game I bought during the sale so that saved me €20.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Cyrrex on June 27, 2015, 02:11:38 AM
I think the only thing I got this time around was Grimrock 2.  Which is quite a neat game, by the way.

Problem with these sales now is that there are least 3 or 4 different places that are doing them at least twice a year, and by now most of us have probably gotten all the small and obscure titles that we want.  Very little seems to be left that interests me at any price, except for possibly a few newer titles and some AAA games that never seem to come down low enough to tempt me.  They are just regurgitating the same shit over an over by now.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Kageru on June 27, 2015, 08:46:30 AM

I mostly got distracted by the "monster clicker" game. The way in which people got organised to reach high levels (I believe the game is ends at 100m), wrote scripts to play the game and other communities organised to try and oppose people reaching high scores was pretty fascinating. Especially considering the game was designed to have no rewards and be a transitory experience.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Kail on June 27, 2015, 06:02:07 PM
I mostly got distracted by the "monster clicker" game. The way in which people got organised to reach high levels (I believe the game is ends at 100m), wrote scripts to play the game and other communities organised to try and oppose people reaching high scores was pretty fascinating. Especially considering the game was designed to have no rewards and be a transitory experience.

I was kind of the opposite.  I really thought the game was handled really badly.  Like, I'm glad that it was interesting for some people to make scripts and things, but for the rest of us who aren't in some secret fun club it kind of sucked ass.

Like, just to pull one example off the top of my head, there's an item you could buy that would lower the cooldowns of everyone who used an ability right afterwards.  Okay, fine.  But when do you use it?  You have no way of telling people to wait a few seconds for you to click this thing.  You have no way of knowing how many people are even active or what their cooldowns are or anything like that.  There's functionally no way to use this thing "effectively," you just click it and maybe it has an effect somewhere on somebody (not that you'll ever find out one way or the other).  And on the other hand, if you're using some other item, you can't know who else has this cooldown reduction thing, and if you should use your ability now or wait a few seconds for someone else to cast the cooldown reduction or what.  It's a potentially strategic item that loses all strategic value and just becomes "sometimes something might randomly happen" because of the way the game is designed.

It's a game that claims to encourage teamwork and helping your buddies, but allows teammates to screw over everybody (either accidentally or on purpose) restricts communication and cooperation to such a degree that any tiny positive impact you have is massively outweighed by random assholes casting wormhole at the wrong time or whatever... and then what even is the point of playing at all?  I didn't think it was even possible to fuck up a clicker game this badly.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Kageru on June 27, 2015, 06:41:16 PM

It was a shallow game, and less "connected" to the sale than the previous voting. Plus it reset at 2:00am for me. The surprise was not the game but the extent to which people (including myself) could get drawn into trying to "win" it.

The organised groups worked out how to pick a game session by it's ID and had worked out their strategy off-line. I know there were reddit and steam groups and I assume others.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: HaemishM on June 27, 2015, 08:04:09 PM
The only reason I played the "game" if you could call it that was to get more cards to sell.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Riggswolfe on June 29, 2015, 10:09:16 AM
I bought Enslaved Odyssey to the West for $5. That was the grand total of what I spent this year for the same reasons a lot of you are already mentioning. Hell, I have so much in my steam library that I haven't installed, let alone played, that I don't need to spend another dime for a long time if I don't want to.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: WayAbvPar on July 01, 2015, 01:43:16 PM
The only reason I played the "game" if you could call it that was to get more cards to sell.

Same. I ended up two cards short of the badge. Went to check and realized it was like 10 minutes after the deadline, so I couldn't even buy them to complete it. Argh.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Samwise on July 01, 2015, 01:48:34 PM
Between the clicker game and buying random stuff I ended up with two levels of the badge, even without doing any card trading.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: WayAbvPar on July 01, 2015, 01:53:00 PM
Between the clicker game and buying random stuff I ended up with two levels of the badge, even without doing any card trading.

 :mob: :mob:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Samwise on July 01, 2015, 01:54:30 PM
Between the clicker game and buying random stuff I ended up with two levels of the badge, even without doing any card trading.

 :mob: :mob:

If you need any of my extra cards (are they still usable?) send me a trade request and you can have em for whatever.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Lantyssa on July 01, 2015, 09:39:42 PM
The trick is to sell your duplicates early and use the money to buy any holes later when the prices have gone down.  You'll still come out ahead after making the badge.  If you end up with enough, go for a second level.

Another is that if you get enough cards to make a badge between sales, wait for the sale to make the badge.  That usually gets you an event card for each.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Sky on July 02, 2015, 01:13:51 PM
I do my part by ignoring the whole thing.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Hawkbit on July 02, 2015, 01:42:19 PM
Your loss man. I'm sitting on 19 cents just waiting to go towards my next purchase.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Paelos on July 02, 2015, 02:08:18 PM
Your loss man. I'm sitting on 19 cents just waiting to go towards my next purchase.

It's the couch cushions of Steam.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Lantyssa on July 02, 2015, 04:03:14 PM
I'm sitting on $6.00 after the last sale.


Title: Re: Gabe Newell back in your wallet - Summer Sale 2015
Post by: Sky on July 03, 2015, 09:20:20 PM
True, I usually end up with tree fifty or so.