Out of interest, is there anyone else that is applying the logic that I am? When I see a game on sale that looks to be a great first person experience I delay the buy. The reason being I think it'll be better with the Oculus Rift and the price will most likely be lower later anyway. I've found myself doing this with Dishonored and Antichamber so far.
On another note. The base price for Skyrim is really a bit of a joke at $60, so despite it being -40% off I can't really buy it. I know that it includes the DLC but.. really? Seems like Bethesda is going the Activision route.
For those, like me, who are annoyed they missed the Civ5 DLC sale that was later apologized for, GMG has a 30% off coupon that applies to Brave New World. 3% difference, but is still pretty good
Release game, wait until it gets to "budget" price, do a re-release that includes DLC/expansion.
Skyrim is chock full of Skyrim. You don't need the DLC, it's mostly frills anyway.
gnh. Missing Dragon Age Origins - Ultimate for the second time now. First time was because Steam was completely overloaded and now it's because my bank or Paypal, or both, is very slow to get money transferred.
Maybe it's a hint.
nuuvem has it listed for R$ 49.99 which translates to € 16.91/£ 14.62/$ 22.23 and it's not even a special offer.
Everyone vote for Van Helsing for next flash sale please!!!!
Anyone else notice that the flash sales are smaller? Instead of four games, last night there was two and now there's three? And only two choices for community vote. Can't remember this happening before.
I see four deals. But yeah, only two options for the vote ...
Yeah, I've registered a Nuuvem key as well, no problems. Can anyone tell me what the third game up for voting is? I see Van Helsing and Walking Dead.
There's four flash sales for me: Music Creator 6, Defiance, Torchlight II and Half-Life 2. But you seem to be right in that there are only two up for the community vote: The Walking Dead and Van Helsing. I don't see any others on various steam stores.
Also, this is day 6 I believe, and the sheer repetition in which deals come up in the flash+community vote is a little disturbing.
EDIT: Similar beat me to it :(. Off to comfort myself and play some Dota.
Really, the sale is its own worst enemy. We buy up in the initial sales and then there's nothing much else to buy. This sale I've only really purchased a few pieces of DLC or games that I want in my Steam collection, and even then I haven't spent much at all. Some things I even financed by selling off trading cards.
As to Tikey's point about not buying something you won't play until the next sale, it seems based on the assumption that the same game will one day be on sale again - and probably even for less than it is now. I can't think of many cases where this hasn't been true, so it seems a decent idea. It also addresses another point: I also wouldn't be surprised if some of the jadedness is the result of certain people having come to see sales as a collection game rather than a chance to finally get that one long-awaited great game.
I did, but I wasn't sure if I should grab it or wait. Have decided to wait until it hits €10 and I've actually played through more of Oblivion.
The reticence of many indie groups to provide a decent sale is strange though. Don't Starve is one I've been watching for, and it never gets a good sale.