Holiday Steam Sale 2011

How we justify all that high-dollar hardware.

Moderator: Hoser

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:52 pm

Seriously debating Rage.
"Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We're so glad you could attend. Come inside! Come inside!"
Ryu Connor
Global Moderator
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 3524
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Marietta, GA

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:36 am

You have an hour and a half left to get Torchlight for $3.74.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/41500/
JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15385
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:33 pm

I just pulled the trigger on 3 games and Torchlight was one of them (I'll probably never get to playing it for any length of time).

Picked up Torchlight, Limbo and Blur, for a grand total of $11.xx

I'll consider Rage when it's $10 or less. And speaking of $10 or less, I'm slightly bent out of shape about missing Portal 2 for $7.49. Oh well, it's not like it won't be that price again in a couple of months or so.
cynan
Gerbil Elite
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 812
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:30 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:48 pm

Rage for $15. deal. purchased and downloading now.
I pity the suckers that paid 50 or 60 a couple months ago.
You don't have to feel safe to feel unafraid.
danny e.
Maximum Gerbil
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 4372
Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2002 3:09 pm
Location: Indonesia/Nebraska/Wisconsin

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:44 pm

I'm finding that the better deals are outside of Steam this year. I got Dragon Age 2 for $5 on Direct2Drive and Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $10 on Amazon. Deus Ex is activated on Steam.

The problem with the Steam sales these days is that the Thanksgiving sale kind of spoils it. There's no sales that we haven't seen before.
"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"
Phenom X6 1090T @ 3.2 GHz
Sapphire Radeon 6950
TurtlePerson2
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1097
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Plano, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:08 pm

I don't know, Arkam City 50% was nice. And Space Marines for 50% of was OK too (I got that one). But it's a lot of the same games time and time again (Has Just Cause 2 ever NOT gone on sale during this?).
Ugly people have sex all the time. We wouldn't have 6 and a half billion humans if you had to be beautiful to get laid.
paulWTAMU
Gerbil Elder
 
Posts: 5518
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:14 am
Location: Amarillo, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:30 pm

TurtlePerson2 wrote:I'm finding that the better deals are outside of Steam this year. I got Dragon Age 2 for $5 on Direct2Drive and Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $10 on Amazon. Deus Ex is activated on Steam.

The problem with the Steam sales these days is that the Thanksgiving sale kind of spoils it. There's no sales that we haven't seen before.

Thanks for pointing out the Deus Ex deal on Amazon. just picked that up too. still 39 on steam.

Got:
Rage for $15.
Bulletstorm $10
Deus Ex: hr $10

and my holiday shopping is now done.
You don't have to feel safe to feel unafraid.
danny e.
Maximum Gerbil
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 4372
Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2002 3:09 pm
Location: Indonesia/Nebraska/Wisconsin

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:44 am

I picked up Saints Row the Third for 30% off. I was going to buy it anyway, and this just clinched it.
If there is one thing a remote-controlled, silent and unseeable surveillance/killing machine needs, it’s more whimsy. -- Marcus
Darkmage
Darth Gerbil
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 7369
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2004 9:44 am
Location: Hell, Virginia

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:10 pm

http://store.steampowered.com/app/72850/
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for $40.19 - go get it.
JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15385
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:20 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:http://store.steampowered.com/app/72850/
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for $40.19 - go get it.



I used to love Steam sales then I took an...
MadManOriginal
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1412
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: In my head...

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:28 pm

Very surprised that Skyrim is on sale. I would have never guessed that they would discount it this soon.
"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"
Phenom X6 1090T @ 3.2 GHz
Sapphire Radeon 6950
TurtlePerson2
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1097
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Plano, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:52 pm

Can anyone comment on Hard Reset? It looks kind of interesting, but I haven't heard much about it.
"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"
Phenom X6 1090T @ 3.2 GHz
Sapphire Radeon 6950
TurtlePerson2
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1097
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Plano, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:24 pm

Borderlands for $5?
MadManOriginal
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1412
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: In my head...

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:53 pm

Plants vs. Zombies for $3.39:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/3590/


MadManOriginal wrote:Borderlands for $5?
Borderlands GOTY for $7.49 is a good deal:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/8980/
JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15385
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:05 pm

mwhwhahahaha Space Marines is FUN.
Ugly people have sex all the time. We wouldn't have 6 and a half billion humans if you had to be beautiful to get laid.
paulWTAMU
Gerbil Elder
 
Posts: 5518
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:14 am
Location: Amarillo, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:37 pm

danny e. wrote:
TurtlePerson2 wrote:I'm finding that the better deals are outside of Steam this year. I got Dragon Age 2 for $5 on Direct2Drive and Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $10 on Amazon. Deus Ex is activated on Steam.

The problem with the Steam sales these days is that the Thanksgiving sale kind of spoils it. There's no sales that we haven't seen before.

Thanks for pointing out the Deus Ex deal on Amazon. just picked that up too. still 39 on steam.

Got:
Rage for $15.
Bulletstorm $10
Deus Ex: hr $10

and my holiday shopping is now done.

funny how I'd forgotten about all the RAGE issues. instantly crashed when attempting to start.

I guess it's time to update the drivers that work perfectly fine for EVERY OTHER GAME OUT THERE. at least the ones I've tried... which is a couple. ;)

Edit:
I've come to the very quick conclusion that Rage is a steaming pile of cat poop. The kind with tapeworms in it.
You don't have to feel safe to feel unafraid.
danny e.
Maximum Gerbil
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 4372
Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2002 3:09 pm
Location: Indonesia/Nebraska/Wisconsin

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:18 pm

So far I've gotten:

Skyrim
Alice: Madness Returns

Pretty happy with both of those being on sale so soon as both were on my wishlist anyway. :)
Core i7 4770K | eVGA GTX770 SC ACX | 16GB DDR3 2133mhz | Asus Z87-PLUS | Corsair HX650 | Fractal Define R4 | Samsung 840 Pro 256GB | Windows 8 x64
yogibbear
Gerbil Elite
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 668
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:30 am

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:04 pm

I don't remember seeing it earlier in the sale, but Batman: Arkham City is on sale for $24.99 right now.
Heavy is good, heavy is reliable. If it doesn't work, you can always hit them with it.
Dizik
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 3018
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:57 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:09 pm

It was previously offered on 12/21. Today's deals are a reprise of some of the most popular ones. The sale ends in just 15 hours.
JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15385
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:10 am

First time I've ever really taken advantage of steam sales.

Bought MW3
Assassin's creed 2
Mafia 2
Far cry 2
All the fallout NV DLC
GTA4

all for under 70 bucks total. Pretty solid haul. My gaming schedule will be booked for months.
i7 2600k @4.4 ghz 1.26v - GA-P67X-UD3 - 16gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600mhz - Evga Geforce GTX 570 - 2x 120gb Vertex 3 Raid-0 - Seagate Barracude 1.5TB - Silverstone FT02- HP 2709M Monitor
Sunburn74
Gerbil Team Leader
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:45 am

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:12 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:http://store.steampowered.com/app/72850/
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for $40.19 - go get it.


Same deal is back on, 10 hours left.
tfp
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
 
Posts: 3070
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:09 am

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:41 am

cynan wrote:Picked up Torchlight, Limbo and Blur, for a grand total of $11.xx

Blur caught me by surprise, I bought it, played it, and I can honestly say I'm appalled.

I'm appalled that customers let the company run out of business. This game is amazing. I loathe "generic" racing games (any of the DIRT/GRID/CAPSLOCK/Formula 1 or any other sort), but Blur got me back into racing after so many years of being bored by it.
Now I recommend the game at every chance I get. I picked up about 10 games or so, but Blur was, by far, the most played.



Other junk includes:
- Just Cause, Just Cause 2 + all DLC
- Penumbra complete pack + Amnesia
- Metro 2033
- Prototype
- From Dust
- Universe Sandbox
- Terraria
- Lugaru HD (this was on sale too, but only bought it out of curiosity due to the Overgrowth thread here. I've given it an honest shot, but I have to tell this is the only game that's sincerely bad. Bad. Bad, in every sense of the word and I hope they straighten it out by Overgrowth's release.)
Meadows
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
Silver subscriber
 
 
Posts: 3152
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:10 pm
Location: Location: Location

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:06 am

Portal 2 $7.49 (naturally less than the sale price I paid and I haven't played it yet :))
MadManOriginal
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1412
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: In my head...

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:09 am

TurtlePerson2 wrote:Can anyone comment on Hard Reset? It looks kind of interesting, but I haven't heard much about it.


I loved it. Good, reasonably fast paced action. Don't expect much of a story, but its fun, and worth a play if you like non-war-simulator FPS's.
mikehodges2
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 930
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:27 pm
Location: England, South of

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Postposted on Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:26 am

mikehodges2 wrote:
TurtlePerson2 wrote:Can anyone comment on Hard Reset? It looks kind of interesting, but I haven't heard much about it.

I loved it. Good, reasonably fast paced action. Don't expect much of a story, but its fun, and worth a play if you like non-war-simulator FPS's.

It's kind of like Serious Sam on techno-crack, with slightly less weapon separation. You go along levels and push stuff, then once in a while, a bunch of poo rolls in and you're forced to circle strafe, prioritise targets, and sit on the fire button in general.
Meadows
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
Silver subscriber
 
 
Posts: 3152
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:10 pm
Location: Location: Location

Previous

Return to Gaming

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests