Paying Out For The Summer: Steam Sale Is Here

By Adam Smith on July 12th, 2012 at 6:20 pm.

The Steam Summer Sale is happening RIGHT NOW. There’s a community vote for a new deal every eight hours, there are massive bundles, and there are daily deals that include Crusader Kings II and Legend of Grimrock. On top of that, or at the side if you’re looking at the screen, there are also Flash Sales, which are shorter, except for including the Rayman Oranges one which is possibly was previously and incorrectly counting down from 11 days. It’s 11 hours now. Sale runs from July 12 to July 22. Anyone finding things they didn’t expect, or that they haven’t already bought at twice the price?

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  1. FriendlyFire says:

    Isn’t that 11 hours for Rayman Oranges?

  2. Moni says:

    Hmm, they’ve dropped the sale gamification achievement thingies, although they have added more general achievements with the badge things.

    • friendofrobots says:

      I’ve bought way too much stuff in the last couple sales, so I was looking forward to buying less this time buy playing the sale gamification stuff instead :-/

      • Ninja Foodstuff says:

        Agreed. Last time I “rediscovered” a lot of games, such as Defense Grid.

        • Siegfried says:

          wish they fixed steams maths though Crusader kings 2 the bundle is dearer than the individual cost
          £13.51 Price of individual games:
          £22.79 Bundle cost:

        • Solar says:

          Speaking of Defence Grid and the lack of achievement/treasure hunt stuff… Defence grid recently updated again with weekly competitions accessed in game to help advertise their kickstarter for defence grid 2. This includes some new console stuff (currently space invaders), you tube submissions, and beating certain challenges in game. Prizes include hardware with challenges and prizes changing weekly. Nice to come back to this game yet again :)

    • MaXimillion says:

      I’m kinda disappointed that there’s no achievement hunting and rewards this time around. I don’t usually go for achievements but all the prices in the last few sales were a nice incentive.

  3. gunny1993 says:

    SO glad i don’t get paid till after the sale, cos i would be liable to buy so much shit that i would never play … as it is i will still manage that

    • starclaws says:

      Got paid… Came home and saw summer sale… I’m screwed :( Just hope Dead Island comes on sale… Great game… Just need to ummm buy it now :)

  4. x1501 says:

    Ha. “Sorry! The Steam Store is experiencing some heavy load right now. Please try again later.”

    • yanko44 says:

      isn’t it dangerous to make online transactions if the connections are that bad?

      • LionsPhil says:

        It depends on your confidence in the quality of the implementation.

        So, er, yeah. Sorry Valve; robustness isn’t really your strongest point.

        • Suits says:

          I’d like to see any other digital distributor handle the steam summer sale traffic when daily deals are updated. Too bad there isn’t such a thing

          • LionsPhil says:

            The problem isn’t that you buckle; it’s how you cope with buckling.

            Given Steam is pretty flakey at the best of times, I wouldn’t exactly say that it’s impossible for it to process payment but not add the game(s) to your account if it goes bang at exactly the right moment. Sure, you could probably sort it all out nicely with support, or you could just avoid giving the Universe a chance to cause you hassle and wait a few hours until it’s calmed down.

          • aliksy says:

            At one of the last big sales, I got 2 extra copies of a game (and 2 extra charges) because I tried to purchase, got an error, and tried again twice. Valve support was very kind and refunded the extra charges (and rescinded the extra copies).

            Lesson learned: If you get an error after hitting submit, don’t retry immediately.

      • zaphod42 says:

        The definition of that word: “Transaction” defines that it should be an all-or-nothing arrangement.

        Not saying there aren’t a few companies out there with a bad web business, but any company selling things online even remotely worth their salt has a transactional system.

        What that means, is that either you get charged AND you get your game, OR you don’t get charged. There is absolutely NO way you can be charged and not receive your product.

        • PhoenixTank says:

          Seconded. Thanks for summing up exactly what I wanted to say.

    • Shuck says:

      That’s how I instantly knew that the summer sale had started. Hope I can get on before any sales end.

  5. Ross Angus says:

    404′ed, for me. No surprise: Reddit has been waiting for this day all year.

  6. nimzy says:

    I just locked my wallet in a safe, the code for which will be transmitted to me in exactly 11 days from now. I figure that should keep me from buying anything during this amazing Steam sale.

    …What do you mean my card details are saved to my Steam account?! No! Argh! And Strategy First and Paradox are both having franchise-wide sales! Hnngh! I’m doooooooooomed!

  7. db1331 says:

    Nothing for me today. There’s always tomorrow.

  8. sleepisthebrotherofdeath says:

    Hmm, can’t see anything any cheaper than the last time they were on sale

    • mondomau says:

      Outrageous!

    • Ninja Foodstuff says:

      It might just be my imagination, but it seems that the discounts are not quite as deep as previous sales. I remember picking up a lot of stuff last time for £2-4 a go, whereas I don’t see anything at that sort of price point right now.

      As an aside, it seems the “Under £4″ is showing several games that are in fact above £4.

  9. Crimsoneer says:

    75% off al CKII DLC :)

    • Simas says:

      YES. I am so happy!

    • LintMan says:

      A lot of the Crusader Kings II DLC is just 40% off, not 75%, at least here in the US.

      Even more oddly, the CKII Collection bundle is just 40% to cost $29.99, while right on the bundle info page, you can see the individual cost of all the included pieces is just $17.53!

      Seems rather inexplicable to me. But in any case, I don’t have the game yet, so $17.53 is a pretty good deal. I might even spring for the three $.49 DLC’s not included in the bundle.

      • Randomer says:

        They fixed it! The bundle still doesn’t have all the DLC, but now it only costs $12.50. And if you want to get the DLC it is missing (Sword of Islam, African Unit Pack, Songs of the Caliph), that only adds up to an extra $3.50 total.

        tldr: Astute shoppers get all CK2 stuff for $16.

        • frenchy2k1 says:

          Astute shoppers grabbed the CK2 + DLC through the amazon Summer sale of Paradox last week, getting all of it + a bunch of other games including SOTS complete, magicka, Warlock and more for $20 (best deal being the $12.5+$7.5 packs, which added to more than the $20 “complete pack”. Go figure…)

          Tempted by Space Chem so far.
          Resistance is futile…

          • LintMan says:

            Damn. Why did I not hear anything about the big Amazon sale before now? How did I miss that?

  10. Bluerps says:

    Great. I just bought Crusader Kings 2 two weeks ago.

    Oh well. I spent almost 30 hours with it since I got it, and it has been the most awesome game I played in quite some time. I think that’s worth the extra money.

    • Llewyn says:

      CKII, despite its many flaws, is the only game I’ve paid full price for in the last year for which I don’t feel any regret* every time it’s on sale.

      *Well, maybe just a moment of buyer’s remorse. But it soon passes.

      • Bluerps says:

        Exactly. How can you feel remorse when you are Emperor of Britannia?

    • Askeladd says:

      Are the DLCs for CKII worth it? I don’t wanna pay 30 bucks.

      • pakoito says:

        Ruler Design if you don’t want to play the odds. Sword of Islam is ok, allows you to pick Muslim leaders, and adds a lot of traits and new mechanics (Corruption, relative to Mahoma…) for them.

      • Bluerps says:

        I’d get Sword of Islam, because it actually adds to the game. The muslim rulers get their own game mechanics, that are also at work when you play a christian character.

        The ruler designer is okay, I guess. Normally, you just pick one of the characters that is already present on the map. The ruler designer gives you a character creation screen instead.

        The music ones are completely a matter of taste. I think the music in the game is really great, so more of it is a good thing.

        The dynasty shields and the unit packs are just eyecandy, I think, and not a lot of that.

      • LintMan says:

        “Are the DLCs for CKII worth it? I don’t wanna pay 30 bucks”

        Don’t. As I noted above, the individual cost of the base game plus DLCs is only $17.53! For some reason, they mispriced the bundle as a bad deal.

  11. Gesadt says:

    I am aroused by the cheapening of intellectual property.

  12. byteCrunch says:

    Warning to anyone interested in CKII, the Collection was marked up by 65%, £13.51 to £22.79, buy the game and all the DLC separately, the Collection doesn’t even include all the DLC.

  13. Fumarole says:

    This sale really floats my boat.

  14. svge says:

    Gah! The THQ collection is mighty tempting but at £35 I would have trouble justifying buying anything else all sale. Decisions, decisions…

  15. MythArcana says:

    R.I.P. game industry.

  16. Sublett says:

    Thoughts on Heroes of Might and Magic VI? I’ve kinda ignored it since HoMM 3..

    • pakoito says:

      Don’t. Campaign cannot be saved and you’ll lost progress unless you are online. Given that the game didn’t sell well they’ll pull the plug to the servers in less than two years, rendering the game useless.

      • PodX140 says:

        Sadly this. Though gameplay wise I did find it just under par of HOMM3, which is exemplary to say the least. Still not worth the money to put up with the UBI DRM though.

    • Ninja Foodstuff says:

      It’s also, what a year old? The “regular” price is £30 and even with the 50% off it seems very expensive. Given that Crusader Kings is a couple of months old and has much more of a discount, it seems like a very cyncial “deal”.

    • DAdvocate says:

      @Sublett If you enjoyed HoMM3 then I’d strongly recommend picking up this one at some point. They’ve added some great new features to the series such as outposts controlling the nearby resource buildings, and an option to immediately auto-resolve battles which you can manually fight afterwards it if you don’t like the result. It takes time to get used to the changes but they are (almost) all for the better.

      @Pakoito It’s true that the servers will be switched off eventually, but why would that prevent you enjoying it today? I’ve finished it after around 60 hours game-play, I’ll be annoyed when the servers go off but I’ve already had my fill.

      There is some form of offline campaign option but you lose the dynasty weapons and I think you still need to be online when the game launches, they relaxed the DRM in a patch but I’m not sure how far. The DRM can be a major pain, I only had 1 disconnect in my 60 hours which was an infuriating experience, but I’d still say the actual game-play more than makes up for it (assuming you have a decent broadband connection).

      As with many “deals” on Steam, you’ll actually find it cheaper buying the boxed copy elsewhere which you can register on Steam anyway.

  17. Retro says:

    http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2996/?snr=1_7_7_151_150_1

    Grand Ages: Rome: Gold is reduced by 141% and now costs $-6.16 :o

  18. lowprices says:

    Oh god, not a Steam sale! I only have so much money and I need to use it to buy food and shelter!

  19. phelix says:

    What’s the game on the bottom right of the list? It’s not ‘available in my region’.

    • Anthile says:

      Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

      • Llewyn says:

        No, I see MW3 but I still have one that’s unavailable in my region (UK).

        • Baines says:

          Order keeps changing…

          Indie Bundle I, Legend of Grimrock, Total War Shogun 2, Might & Magic Heroes VI, Call of Duty MW3, Crusader Kings II, Ridge Racer Unbounded, Portal 2, Terraria

    • Mocharaid says:

      Looks like Legend of Grimrock, an awesome first-person, tile-based dungeon crawler <3

    • sonofsanta says:

      It’s the Indie Bundle I. I can see all 9 tiles in Steam, but that one is missing when I check in Firefox.

      On a related note, I’m not sure if I’m annoyed that Steam doesn’t support tabbed browsing for the store, or relieved that it saves my wallet from too many impulse purchases.

  20. tehfish says:

    The only reason my wallet no longer cries at the mention of a steam sale is the fact i’ve pretty much brought everything of interest in previous sales…

    “there there wallet, you’re safe now…”

    • Bluerps says:

      Jup. Pretty much the same for me. I went crazy during previous sales, and I bought most of the indie bundles that came out, so I think I already have everything that I want.

      • grundus says:

        Same here. Max Payne 3, Skyrim and… I’m really struggling to think of a third big game I kind of want and would get if it’s cheap enough that I should already have. DCS: Black Shark, Myst and Riven will all be mine by the end of the sale though.

    • Askeladd says:

      until….

  21. The First Door says:

    Has anyone played Ridge Racer Unbounded? I’ve heard mixed things about it, but it is tempting at £15…

    • Vagrant says:

      As a big Ride Racer fan who hasn’t played it, I’m a bit worried about it being developed by a western studio. No real concern about the gameplay because of it, but Ridge Racer games always had great soundtracks. (RR4 best soundrack of any media ever)

      My research tells me RRU has licensed songs, which gives me SADFACE. Also, possibly original stuff. So DUBIOUSFACE.

    • grundus says:

      I’ve played the demo, you can also play the demo. It’s nothing like Ridge Racer in my opinion.

    • Mistabashi says:

      I played the demo and wasn’t impressed at all. The handling is poor, the cars are quite slow, and the boost mechanic didn’t seem very fun at all. It’s also weird about whether or not you can crash into things, sometimes when you nudge another car you just die instantly.

  22. Kuraudo says:

    I wonder if this is the work of that Greek economist.

    • LionsPhil says:

      If Valve file for bankrupcy next month, I guess we’ll know.

    • alundra says:

      It must be:

      Front page—->Shogun 2 TW franchise 75% off
      Franchise page—-> Shogun 2 75%
      FOTS 50%
      DLCs 40%

      • Baines says:

        Front page: Portal 2, but then says “Franchise -75% $4.99″
        Click on link: Portal 2 is $4.99, “Franchise” bundle is $6.24

        Yes, the front page says “Portal 2″, but putting Portal 2′s price next to saying the franchise is on sale is…iffy at best.

        Crusader Kings II does similar to Shogun 2… -75% for CKII, -%40 for the collection, half the DLC is -75% and the other half is -40%.

        Though Shogun 2 may still be the silliest of all, considering the front page (Shogun 2 -75%) links directly to the -71% collection, and not the base game.

        • alundra says:

          And take a look at the first community’s choice

          SR 3 —–>75% off
          SR3 complete —–> 76% off

          Individual DLC —–> 33& off

          I mean, I’m sure I will find an outstanding deal(s) in this 10 days of constant sales, yet, the fire isn’t there anymore.

  23. pakoito says:

    Did I say I was safe? Well, day 1 I already got the Sword of Islam DLC for CK2. Reminder, version 0.2 of the Game of Thrones mod is out, and looks fantastic!

  24. Oozo says:

    I’m I the only one who finds those Flash Sales utterly stressful? Like, do they expect me to check Steam in the middle of the night? It’s the kund of compulsive behaviour I only know from Ebayers and Travian-players, and I kind of feel bad about the fact that I feel their hooks sinking into my flesh. (Might explain the name.) Then again, First World Problems, and all that

    • Baines says:

      On the bright side, the flash sales don’t look any more amazing than regular big Steam sales, so you can tell yourself that you aren’t really missing much.

      I think Steam has bottomed out on what it can do with sales. Sales numbers keep increasing, but they are going to hit diminishing returns at some point, as many people have already bought most of what they want. Only so many new games are released each year, after all. They can’t really cut prices further. They are trying new gimmicks, but even that seems restrained compared to the Christmas sale’s coupons and rare free games.

    • frightlever says:

      Set up an RSS reader on your phone, then go here:

      http://savygamer.co.uk/categorised-feeds/

      Select the PC digital distribution deals feed, Raise a cup of good cheer to Lewie and his gnomes.

      Stress free!

      (obviously the only downside is that they don’t seem to have the current Steam deals up but I’m sure they’ll get on it.)

  25. JD Ogre says:

    Damn, it’s going to take all my willpower to wait for the last day of the sale so I don’t miss it if Fallout: New Vegas’ and its DLC gets a better discount than the -40%… (though, frankly, they’re probably worth the $6 each right now)

    • JD Ogre says:

      Nope. No willpower for me. :/ Oh, well, I’ve got over 200 hours in New Vegas so far, so it should be worth it even at only 40% off. :P

      • Zoombini says:

        Should have waited – 1 and 3 are certainly worth it, but 2 and 4 were REALLY underwhelming.

      • Revisor says:

        Apart from Honest Hearts the DLCs up the ante from the already great core game. Especially The Old World Blues and Lonesome Road.

        If you want to enjoy the story in a chronological order, play it like this:

        Honest Hearts
        Dead Money
        Old World Blues
        Lonesome Road.

        Enjoy!

  26. jealouspirate says:

    I’m pretty intimidated by what looks like a big learning curve in Crusader Kings II, but picked it up anyway because it looks so good. Hopefully I can stick with it long enough to really learn and appreciate it.

    • pakoito says:

      Don’t forget getting Sword of Islam too. Adds all the southern muslim countries not available in Vanilla.

      • Kyrmaal says:

        Nope, 1.06 added these countries. Sword Of Islam only enables players to choose a Muslim ruler.

    • Bluerps says:

      It looks harder than it is, really. I read the tutorials and played a short game as an irish earl and then pretty much knew the basics of the game.

      Btw. playing an irish earl or duke is really not a bad idea for a beginner. You have no liege, you don’t have to manage much (so you can’t do much wrong), nobody on the island is significantly stronger than you and you are relatively separated from the rest of the world, so you don’t get conquered. Scotland and England can be trouble, but that’s about it. In my game even that has not been a problem, since the english crown fell to France pretty early, and France had other problems than conquering Ireland.

    • sinister agent says:

      It really is a lot less daunting than it seems – there’s less to keep track of than similar looking games as your country kind of runs itself economically and infrastructurally. You’re mainly concerned with seeing off claimants to your throne and keeping people in your court either happy, powerless, or dead.

      Pick a medium-sized kingdom/whatever to start with – that way you have stuff to do and some options, but aren’t likely to be immediately crushed or have too much going on to understand it all. Don’t worry too much about building and research to begin with – those are for long and sometimes absurdly long term development rather than reacting to your immediate situation, and chances are you won’t be able to afford them for a long time anyway.

      It’s not really about conquering the world, out-researching everyone, or balancing the books. It’s all about people and inheritance. The ambitious lord, the back-stabbing prince, the loyal general, the shamelessly flirtatious courtier, the wonderfully evil queen who utterly despises you and will absolutely be the death of you, but when?

  27. Hoaxfish says:

    Having to draft a quick excel document so I can compare the various deal and bundles so I can get the games I want, without over paying for a bunch I don’t

  28. Jason Moyer says:

    This is pretty underwhelming compared to the sale Amazon’s been doing, in all honesty.

    • jealouspirate says:

      If only Amazon would sell games to me! Unfortunately they apparently don’t want Canadians’ money.

    • mondomau says:

      Yes, that may be. But crucially, I, as a UK citizen, can actually buy these deals.

    • alundra says:

      There are a couple of things that are lower than what can be found @ amazon, yet, Shogun 2 FOTS gets 50% off while it was 75% @ amazon a week ago and Deus EX HR @ 75 yet Amazon did that 6 months ago.

      Same goes for Binary Domain, Max Payne, and Spec Ops.

      Come to think of it, you are right, in all, it’s pretty underwhelming.

  29. Fazer says:

    So only 11 people died until the sale went live – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIbxPVHJEw8

    • Vagrant says:

      I can’t believe that hasn’t been turned into a Source Film yet.

  30. EOT says:

    Aaaaaaaand…I have no money. Why now Gabe? Why now?

  31. Whiskey Jak says:

    I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

    • Askeladd says:

      and then 404…

    • Sparkasaurusmex says:

      “Sorry
      The Steam Store is experiencing some heavy load right now. Please try again later.”

      404 leads to anger…

      • Xerian says:

        thats a 503, not a 404 :]

      • Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

        Solo: “Our login is correct but… no Steam store.”
        Skywalker: “What do you mean? Where is it?”
        Solo: “That’s what I’m trying to tell you, kid. It ain’t loading.”
        Skywalker: “What? How?”
        Kenobi: “Overloaded. By the Internet.”
        Solo: “That can’t happen. The entire Steam community couldn’t bring down the Steam transactions server. It would take thousands of special offers, with more buying power than I’ve ever seen.”

      • Chris D says:

        Beware the dark side of the 4′s.

  32. TheLupineOne says:

    Purchased Grimrock; eager to see if Civ V Gods & Kings turns up.

    • yanko44 says:

      I purchased this game on GOG.com yesterday… but it’s even cheaper now on Steam! >_<
      Just my luck! (… I know this game is worth the money. :) )

      • Revisor says:

        GOG is the good guys, don’t sweat it.
        Also you have it without the Steam DRM layer.

        • grundus says:

          This. I never get buyer’s remorse when I’m buying from GOG, but that might be something to do with the games being really awesome as much as anything else.

    • Jnsen says:

      G&K probably won’t be reduced further, it’s relatively fresh still.

    • woppyce says:

      Gods&Kings is currently $22,49 on Green Man Gaming, even for Europeans.

  33. Vagrant says:

    Here’s hoping for a Street Fighter x Tekken deal before this is over. EVO got me wanting to play the game, and I should have it for quakecon to further promote my arcade controls.

    • pakoito says:

      General opinion on thatr game is “meh”. It didn’t even live up to the hype in EVO. Lots of timeout rounds, broken gems, general tuurtling…poor greedy design in general.

      • Vagrant says:

        The community is apparently actively opposed to it due to the on-disc DLC issue. Meanwhile, the game looked fun to me. Looked more like an SNK game than a Capcom game.

    • shaydeeadi says:

      It was 14.99 over the weekend as well so you may have to be patient.

  34. SkittleDiddler says:

    Wow, what a disappointing sale so far. I’m glad I already bought every video game I wanted this year, because from what I’ve seen for today’s deals, they’ve all been cheaper at other sites.

    Steam is losing its touch.

    • Xerian says:

      Not really… There are just less new games now, and you’ve most likely gotten most games you wanted in the previous winter and summer sale. This is alot cooler than the last few seasonal sales, but seeing how you, I and *EVERYONE ELSE* have more of said games now, its just less exciting, however if you’re semi-new to Steam…
      So please, dont blame Steam when its likely to be your brains fault.. (And then EA not putting any of their games on Steam.)

      • Baines says:

        It doesn’t help that others are copying Steam’s level of discounts, and Steam even let Amazon go first for its summer sale. If so many people weren’t latched onto Steam as their only source for digital games, you might see even more people going to other stores’ sales.

        But yes, Steam sales may be running out of steam. There are only so many people to buy games, and the majority of the catalog was available six months ago for a similar sale, and six months before that too..

      • SkittleDiddler says:

        My point is that, when it comes to discounted items at least, Steam seems to be losing out to its competitors more often than not these days. From a consumer standpoint, I was expecting much better deals then what I’ve seen offered in the Summer Sale so far. Almost every game they’ve got up for sale right now has been advertised for an equal or better price at other DD sites over the last couple months. I’m willing to bet that’s going to be the case for the rest of the Sale.

        My personal experience with Steam’s last sale (the Christmas special) left a bad taste in my mouth, and it forced me to change my shopping habits. That’s not a negative — I’ve saved a ton of money by choosing to spend my digital nest egg with Steam’s competition this year, as opposed to reverting to my old habit of waiting for Steam’s annual sales to roll around. Steam just can’t cut it when it comes to offering the best deals anymore. My brain is now all the happier for it.

  35. Bob says:

    I’m very late to the Skyrim party but the price is right today. I’m hoping Saints Row 3 wins the vote and I’ll snaffle it as well. I’ll never learn to wait.

    • Schmitzkater says:

      Skyrim already was around that price last december (?) if I remember correctly as well.

    • Llewyn says:

      I’d be amazed if Skyrim isn’t cheaper than £23.32 at some point during this sale. Also I’d be very surprised if the community voting turns out to be meaningful in any way; I suspect we’ll see all those discounts at some point, all we’re choosing is which one we get first.

    • fish99 says:

      Steam sales rule #1 – don’t buy anything unless it’s in a daily (or the new flash sales). You’ll be kicking yourself in a few days when it’s even cheaper.

  36. Sparkasaurusmex says:

    despite “only” a 20% discount Arma II is ruling the Top Sellers. It’s the Combined Operations version.
    Is that all you need for DayZ?

    • shaydeeadi says:

      It’s ‘only’ 25% off on Bohemia’s site and it activates on Steam so…….

      • smb says:

        It’s also 32.99 (USD) list price on their website compared to 29.99 on Steam. So it’s actually a tad cheaper on Steam.

        • shaydeeadi says:

          Well last night I bought A2:CO for £14.99 from BIS instead of £19.99 on Steam.

          • fish99 says:

            I wouldn’t be surprised if CO is on a daily for cheaper than that, maybe £10-12.

    • Skabooga says:

      Indeed, Combined Operations (which contains both Arma 2 and Operation Arrowhead) is all you need to play DayZ.

  37. Wut The Melon says:

    Can anyone remind me why Mass Effect 2 is on Steam but Mass Effect 3 is not? Both have DLC that isn’t for sale on Steam…and that never gets any discounts because of that -.- damn you EA have been waiting for a half decent ME2 DLC sale for over 1.5 years now and only the consoles have got any.

    • smg77 says:

      EA stopped selling their new releases on Steam last year to get people to use Origin. It all worked out…all the money I saved not buying Dragon Age 2, BF3, ME3 and SW:TOR is getting me a bunch of stuff at the steam sale.

    • Deano2099 says:

      ME2 came out before Valve changed the rules to where if you sell DLC, you have to sell it via Steam as one option.

      Existing games weren’t removed as long as they didn’t add more DLC. Once they did, they had to be taken off too.

  38. Beelzebud says:

    It annoys me that they have put “link your steam and facebook accounts” in the badges list. I will not be making a facebook account for this, so I suppose I will not be completing it.

    • svge says:

      If you care enough about the badges to get riled up at the fact that you need to make a facebook account to get one, maybe you should just make a facebook account that you never use with a fake name?

      • pakoito says:

        Facebook is a bitch with fake names, so make it quick.

        • Eukatheude says:

          As long as no one flags you. I’ve been using a fake name for a year.

    • grundus says:

      Badges? We don’t need no steeeenking badges! Much apart from the fact that I can’t see any badges at all anyway.

    • D3xter says:

      Same here, and it’s EVERY SINGLE sales event, I made a thread thingie about it… http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2799630

    • LionsPhil says:

      The fact that for some reason that category is “ALL of the things” and contains Facebook at least means that I don’t have to care that it hasn’t registered things like posting videos and bothering my friends that I’ve already done several times.

  39. Carra says:

    Please take my money Valve (I know have 500 games in my steam collection, when am I gonna play them all?)!

    And don’t just give me “server too busy” x 10…

    • grundus says:

      All this time I’ve been funding Valve to develop a time machine to give me enough hours in a day to play all the stuff I’ve bought from them, I expect results dammit.

  40. Crius says:

    Everytime a Steam Sale is out i risk my marriage.

    • abandonhope says:

      Tell her she can also spend as much as she wants on Steam during the summer sale; problem solved.

  41. Mctittles says:

    Portal 2. I’m happy now.

  42. dogsolitude_uk says:

    Erm, not found anything I want to buy yet, oddly enough. I’ve still got a stackload of games left over from Xmas!

    Anyway, top tip:

    Eschalon and Eschalon II are just a couple of quid each. I love these two games, and think everyone should buy them. I’m too tight to buy them for everyone though.

  43. AzureBlu says:

    The only time not having a credit card sucks.. :(

  44. Silva Shadow says:

    First comment I’ve ever made I think, I logged in just to warn people on how shitty EYE is. I preordered it in an attempt to support smaller developers make great games, but I felt so ripped off when I finally played the game.

    Spend your money elsewhere.

    • grundus says:

      Warning noted but when did you last play it?

    • barelyhomosapien says:

      Got it for the cyberpunk-ish setting and neat art style.

      Played it for all of an hour and uninstalled due to lack of….anything.

    • Revisor says:

      And I thought it was great, giving you freedom, being complicated and obtuse in a fun way, making you a badass from the very beginning.

      So there. :)
      Definitely a divisive game.

    • Juan Carlo says:

      I was impressed for like the first hour of play as it has a huge stat system with lots of neat sounding skills. but the more you play the more your realize the stats are basically meaningless. Plus, the AI is awful and the level design is scattershot. It plays like a half finished mod (in fact I’ve played scores of free mods that are way better than this).

      So, yeah, it sucks. I paid 2.50 for it on sale and even then I was disappointed.

  45. barelyhomosapien says:

    Nom nom nom CK2 DLC (ones I didn’t get in the last CK2 sale) and Arkham City DLC.

  46. Fynbar says:

    Does anyone know what the game that is not available in the UK region is at all?

  47. Simas says:

    Day 1 for me is a bunch of CK2 DLCs and Legend of Grimrock :)

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