Personal computing discussed

Moderator: Hoser

 
TurtlePerson2
Graphmaster Gerbil
Topic Author
Posts: 1098
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Plano, Texas

Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:08 pm

And so it begins. Looks like it's going to be another wonderful holiday season to be a PC gamer.

What is everyone getting?
"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"
Phenom X6 1090T @ 3.2 GHz
Sapphire Radeon 6950
 
glacius555
Gerbil XP
Posts: 307
Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:45 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:53 pm

All those who waited til Mass Effect got dirt cheap - now is the time, today!! :)
Fractal Design Arc Midi|Antec EA-650|Asus P7P55D Premium|Core i5-750|Gigabyte HD6950 unlocked|X-Fi XtremeMusic|24" Iiyama ProLite B2403WS|Logitech Z-5500|Logitech G11|Logitech G9x
 
timaeus
Gerbil In Training
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:42 am

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:00 pm

I'll have to check when I get home. Stupid content filters at work...
 
cynan
Gerbil Elite
Posts: 966
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:30 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:09 pm

For $10, might be time to pick up Portal 2...
 
FubbHead
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
Posts: 3478
Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2002 9:04 pm
Location: Borås, Sweden
Contact:

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:30 pm

Yeah, probably gonna get Portal 2. Already got ME 1 and 2, but at those prices, I might as well get them on Steam too. :-)
Amiga 1200, 68020@28MHz, 4MB+2MB RAM, Conner 80MB harddrive
 
TurtlePerson2
Graphmaster Gerbil
Topic Author
Posts: 1098
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Plano, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:36 pm

I bought ME2 used then resold it after I finished it. It cost me about $3 at the time of release to do a playthrough. $5 for unlimited playthroughs sounds like a good price to me.
"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"
Phenom X6 1090T @ 3.2 GHz
Sapphire Radeon 6950
 
TwistedKestrel
Gerbil Elite
Posts: 565
Joined: Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:29 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:50 pm

Any suggestions? Already have pretty much all Valve's games, ME 1 & 2. Thinking about F1 2010, maybe.
 
Skullzer
Gerbil First Class
Posts: 125
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:45 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:28 pm

Portal 2 fr sure. Thinking about one of the fallout games to get me up to speed for when skyrim goes down in price.
Office PC:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 | ASUS M4A87TD Evo | 8GB ddr3 | EVGA GTX 970 4GB | Antec BP 550 | Antec 300 | Win 7 64
HTPC:
Intel i5-4570 | ASRock H87M | 8GB ddr3 | EVGA GTX 960 2GB | Corsair CX430M | Fractal Design Node 605 | Win 7 64
 
DeadOfKnight
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elite
Posts: 645
Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 1:20 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:45 pm

Is risen any good?
Intel Core i7-875K, Asus P7P55D-E Pro, Win 7 Home Premium
MSI GTX 560 Ti OC, Mushkin 2x2GB DDR3-1333, Corsair TX650
Cooler Master Hyper 212+, Logitech Z-2300, ASUS Xonar DX
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, Dell Ultrasharp U2410, Antec P183
 
TurtlePerson2
Graphmaster Gerbil
Topic Author
Posts: 1098
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Plano, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:11 pm

Fallout: New Vegas for $5 is a complete steal. I paid $30 for it and thought it was a terrific value.
"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"
Phenom X6 1090T @ 3.2 GHz
Sapphire Radeon 6950
 
emorgoch
Gerbil Elite
Posts: 703
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:26 am
Location: Toronto, ON

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:59 pm

Been waiting for this sale to get Portal 2 (especially since I've got a huge stack of other games I've yet to play, so no reason to get P2 before hand). FO:NV might be worth while as well, even if it's your standard buggy Bethesda release :P
Intel i7 4790k @ stock, Asus Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac), 2x8GB Crucial DDR3 1600MHz, EVGA GTX 760
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB + 2TB Western Digital Black
Dell 2408WFP and Dell 2407WFP-HC for dual-24" goodness
Windows 10 64-bit
 
Voldenuit
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
Posts: 2710
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:10 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:46 pm

Picked up Bastion and Portal 2.

Since the last Steam hack, I've switched to using a prepaid credit card for purchases, so that's another good way for me to limit my purchases.
Wind, Sand and Stars.
 
Ryu Connor
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Posts: 4131
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Marietta, GA
Contact:

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:19 pm

Got the last of the Fallout: New Vegas DLC. I've managed so far to get that game and every piece of DLC during a sale. Zenimax Media/Bethesda appears to be one of the most flexible companies about these Steam sales in terms of participation and pricing.
"Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We're so glad you could attend. Come inside! Come inside!"
 
ianworld
Gerbil In Training
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:32 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:35 pm

Hey guys, Just wondering if you have any advice on which fallout new vegas DLC's might be worth getting. Probably don't need all of them, but the good ones would be cool.
 
Suspenders
Gerbil
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:30 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:05 pm

Finally picked up the 2 Mass Effects, as well as a city builder game I've had my eye on for a while called Children of the Nile. I wanted to also get Civilzation 4 cheaply as a gift, but the price is still too high for me this sale; hopefully Christmas they'll bring it down back under ten bucks for the whole civ4 collection :)
 
MadManOriginal
Gerbil Jedi
Posts: 1531
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: In my head...

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:45 pm

Got Portal 2 (finally) - will I play through it in the next 3 months?!? (Too many games sitting in my Steam library already....darn sales.)

And Inside a Star-Filled Sky - can't pass up those cheap Indie titles, even if I play for only a few hours it's worth it, but this one looks pretty unique in concept.

New sale stuff is up now.

VVVVV - already have it otherwise I'd buy it.

The Total War megapack looks like a decent deal too if you don't have some of them already.
 
ShadowTiger
Gerbil First Class
Posts: 125
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:39 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:58 pm

I have already spent 15$ on ME2, Orcs Must Die, and Dungeons of Dreadmore, and Fallout NV + DLC looks mighty tempting, considering that next year they are releasing the same thing for $40. I can't help but feel like I am going to spend $100 total over the next few days, and then even more for the December sale.
 
grantmeaname
Gerbil Jedi
Posts: 1694
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:49 pm
Location: Columbus, OH
Contact:

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:31 pm

ianworld wrote:
Hey guys, Just wondering if you have any advice on which fallout new vegas DLC's might be worth getting. Probably don't need all of them, but the good ones would be cool.


I loved Old World Blues and Honest Hearts, and couldn't stand Dead Money. But then, Metacritic exactly disagrees with me.
Krogoth wrote:
Care to enlightenment me?
 
bthylafh
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
Posts: 3776
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:55 pm
Location: Southwest Missouri, USA

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:50 pm

grantmeaname wrote:
ianworld wrote:
Hey guys, Just wondering if you have any advice on which fallout new vegas DLC's might be worth getting. Probably don't need all of them, but the good ones would be cool.


I loved Old World Blues and Honest Hearts, and couldn't stand Dead Money. But then, Metacritic exactly disagrees with me.


That's my impression as well. Lonesome Road was OK.
Hakkaa päälle!
i5-2500K@4.3|Asus P8P67-LE|8GB DDR3-1600|Powercolor R7850 2G|SanDisk Ultra II 480GB|1988 Model M|Saitek X-45|Logitech MX 518 & F310|Dell 2209WA|Sennheiser PC151|Asus Xonar DX
 
DF bobo
Gerbil
Posts: 42
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:08 am
Location: Canada

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:49 pm

I'm not sure if I should spring the 50 bucks and get Dirt 3 and F1 2011. Both good games for sure and I have o decent wheel for them too... just not sure if I should be burning that kind of money right now what with my student budget.
 
swampfox
Gerbil First Class
Posts: 161
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:15 pm
Location: Alaska

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:51 pm

bthylafh wrote:
grantmeaname wrote:
ianworld wrote:
Hey guys, Just wondering if you have any advice on which fallout new vegas DLC's might be worth getting. Probably don't need all of them, but the good ones would be cool.


I loved Old World Blues and Honest Hearts, and couldn't stand Dead Money. But then, Metacritic exactly disagrees with me.


That's my impression as well. Lonesome Road was OK.


I agree with this as well. And, getting Lonesome Road right now...
C2D E7300 | ASUS P5Q Pro | 4GB OCZ Fatal1ty DDR2-800 | ASUS Radeon HD 4850 TOP | 500W OCZ ModXStream | WD10EADS | WD6400AAKS | Win7 64bit | Antec P182
 
BoBzeBuilder
Graphmaster Gerbil
Posts: 1197
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:43 pm
Location: Beerland

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:06 pm

DF bobo wrote:
I'm not sure if I should spring the 50 bucks and get Dirt 3 and F1 2011. Both good games for sure and I have o decent wheel for them too... just not sure if I should be burning that kind of money right now what with my student budget.


Just wait until the Christmas sale. Wouldn't be surprised to see either games at $10. Worst case scenario, they'll be priced the same as now.
i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz / Cooler Master V8 / Asus P8P67 Evo / 8GB G.skill DDR3-1600 / Zotac GTX 780 3GB / Seasonic S12-650 / Samsung 850pro 256GB SSD / Corsair 600T Graphite / those cheap 1440p Korean monitors
 
paulWTAMU
Emperor Gerbilius I
Posts: 6085
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:14 am
Location: Amarillo, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:09 pm

just bought lonesome road. Haven't got old world blues yet. Dead Money was just not fun to play, I wouldn't get it. Honest Hearts frigging rocked though.

edit: The thanksgiving sales seems weak compared to the Christmas sale
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.
 
MadManOriginal
Gerbil Jedi
Posts: 1531
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: In my head...

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:33 pm

paulWTAMU wrote:
just bought lonesome road. Haven't got old world blues yet. Dead Money was just not fun to play, I wouldn't get it. Honest Hearts frigging rocked though.

edit: The thanksgiving sales seems weak compared to the Christmas sale


Gabe needs more money for food on Thanksgiving.
 
Skullzer
Gerbil First Class
Posts: 125
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:45 pm

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:49 am

I ended up getting Limbo and TES:Oblivion...now let's see if I can get myself away from BF3 first!
Office PC:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 | ASUS M4A87TD Evo | 8GB ddr3 | EVGA GTX 970 4GB | Antec BP 550 | Antec 300 | Win 7 64
HTPC:
Intel i5-4570 | ASRock H87M | 8GB ddr3 | EVGA GTX 960 2GB | Corsair CX430M | Fractal Design Node 605 | Win 7 64
 
paulWTAMU
Emperor Gerbilius I
Posts: 6085
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:14 am
Location: Amarillo, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:19 pm

Deus Ex HR 50% off, hell yes! Space Marines is 33% off but I may wait till Christmas for that one to see if it drops any more.
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.
 
JustAnEngineer
Gold subscriber
Gerbil God
Posts: 17159
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:04 pm

The Witcher 2 for $24. The Witcher for $2½. These are entertaining fantasy RPGs.

Civilization V for $10¼. DLC maps are also 66% off.
i7-6700K, NT06-Pro, GA-Z170N-Gaming5, 32 GiB, 980Ti, SM951, 5TB HDD, Blu-ray, FTZ01, SX600-G, 3007WFP+2001FP, RK-9000BR, MX518
 
paulWTAMU
Emperor Gerbilius I
Posts: 6085
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:14 am
Location: Amarillo, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:25 pm

Civ V is a damn good deal if I didn't already have it. Oh well.
So far I've got BulletStorm and Deus Ex. Nearly beating bulletstorm (about 8 hours). Just finished DL'ing Dues Ex...not looking like I'll get anything today though :( Maybe tomorrow will have some stuff on my wishlist on sale.
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.
 
Jive
Gerbil Jedi
Posts: 1573
Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:14 pm
Location: San Francisco, California

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:41 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Civilization V for $10¼. DLC maps are also 66% off.


Or just get Civ V GOTY edition for $16, i think it comes out cheaper that way, it includes all the DLC except for two (which you can purchase individually for ~$1.xx each).

I just purchased Civ V GOTY edition, i've been waiting for it to come on sale on Steam. I am hoping that Skyrim goes on sale for $30-$40 dollars tomorrow. :D
Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.
 
TurtlePerson2
Graphmaster Gerbil
Topic Author
Posts: 1098
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Plano, Texas

Re: Holiday Steam Sale 2011

Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:41 pm

It's very unlikely that we will see a Skyrim sale. Brand new games pretty much never go on sale during Steam sales. If a game came out two weeks ago, then you're not going to see it for 50% off this week. It might be 50% off at the 4th of July sale though.
"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"
Phenom X6 1090T @ 3.2 GHz
Sapphire Radeon 6950

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest