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This the rumored time for the Steam Summer sale, so I figured i'd create an event so we can talk about it and what games we get. Plus, you an all add it to your calendars so you can prepare you credit cards.
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The games I am planning to get during this Steam sale are.
Magicite, Broforce(still early access, but maybe it's ok), Dishonored(+ all DLC) & Farcry 3(+all DLC).
Dishonored is interesting. I was interested in that game but had forgotten about it.
Depending on if Watch Dogs goes on sale, I really want to get that game, but I don't want to spend much.
And I am waiting for Transistor to go on sale to pick up as well.
I really enjoyed what I played of Dishonored on console. Picked it up on Steam a while ago and feels just as good, if not better. You'll probably be reminded a bit of Bioshock while playing, with more stealth options. Beautiful game, too.
There are a few games in the $10-$15 range that I'm hoping drop to the basement, like Secrets of Raetikon, Ikaruga, Syder Arcade, Final Fantasy III. Beyond that, maybe Might & Magic X - Legacy, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and/or Dark Souls II, if the prices are right. That could change entirely, depending on what enticing thing the Steam Sale presents.
Awesome video about the sale circulating around the internet.
DON'T GO BELOW 60%!
Maybe Spintires, Civilization 5, Goat Simulator, Borderlands and Borderlands 2, Kerbal Space Program, South Park: The Stick of Truth, MAGIX Music Maker 2014 Premium, Assassin's Creed IV... all posibilities
Adym-- You gotta get Borderlands if you haven't played them. They're both fantastic. There's a certain charm the first has that I don't get in the second, but the game mechanics and pacing are improved in the second one.
AC4 is one of the best in the series. Tons of fun.
Yeah, I can't put my thumb on it with BL2 either. It's fine, but much less interesting even though it's seemingly improved in nearly every respect.
I'm falling further and further behind with the AC series as they crank out games like wild, ninja rabbits. Revelations is my hang-up. I suppose I could rush through it, but I like finding all the secrets. The idea of spending 60+ hours in this game gives me a headache. Maybe it's Ezio. I think I'm done with him, as a character. He just doesn't interest me anymore. But I have to push through, because I really want to get to AC3, and 4, and Unity, and fuck-all (I suppose that includes Liberation). If they end up tying the Watch Dogs and AC universes to some substantial end, and keep continuing each individual series, I'll hate Ubisoft forever.
Black Flag looks kind of interesting.
AND it's started and Steam is down... :godmode:
"Remember, it's an adventure, but it's not your adventure. It's your money's adventure. It will bravely travel in small amounts through the vastness of the internet, and, while you'll never see it again, you will receive a game to forever remind you of its journey."
There wasn't anything I wanted for sale when I checked at about 10:02 lol.
Go Team Blue! I hope a bunch of other people craft their badges, because I probably won't lol
I might pickup the Far Cry franchise pack. It's $15 for all the games.
Not sure it could get much better than that.
Divinity: Original Sin looks like a fun Co-op RPG. If I can find that on a steep discount I'd like to pick that up for me and the wifey. :)
Borderlands is awesome! I think I may be in the minority here when I say I actually do like the second game better than the first in nearly every way. The ONLY thing I didn't like in the second game is that not all characters have their own method of ammo regen. In the first game everyone could either find an infinite ammo gun or get a class mod that allowed ammo regen for at least one gun type. In BL2 only the Gunzerker can do that. But really it's a pretty minor thing and every other aspect of the game is improved over the first.
I can be difficult to see all the games on sale, but if you go here http://steamdb.info/sales/ it lists them all. You can fliter to Games/DLC/Guides/etc Only, and sort by Discount percent, Price and Savings. Super handy.
4965 items on sale right now lol
Should we keep track of our loot here? So far I've picked up:
Really, I just like making lists, so we don't have to do this!
I'm on team pink. I feel like Steve Buscemi in Reservoir Dogs now.
Jon, our Team Purple isn't doing so hot...
Nabbed the Far Cry Franchise collection for $15. So much game...
That's a nice take!
Suck it Team Pink! Jon, your Franchise purchase just put us in second place!
I don't think we'll catch Adym and Team Blue. Can they finish, though??
This is the Steam Olympics!! http://youtu.be/jp77WTBLYCA
Not sure how many more games I plan to buy. I just got 4 games and am pretty happy with the Witcher 2(the intro was pretty fun as is the normal game so far. Witcher 2 is very Game of Thrones like).
That said, I might not be able to hold out on getting Broforce.
Just picked up an interesting game called They Breath for $0.61. So far I'm holding onto my money.
$0.61? Damn. Big spender.
FIRST WORLD ADyM
I don't know anything about web domains/internet traffic, but sometimes I can get onto store.steampowered.com at work, and sometimes it's blocked (https://bpb.opendns.com/a/store.steampowered.com/), because my company blocks all opendns websites. I've noticed that the site is blocked when I would imagine it's busier (like right now with new sale items). Is there some sort of switch Steam makes depending on internet traffic to the site?
With so much focus on badges, card price demand seems to have gone up. I looked through most of the cards I'd need to complete sets of games I've played, and the cheapest card I could find was .09, but most were at least .10. That doesn't sound like much but at lot of you guys have plenty of cards that you could put in the marketplace and make around .08 each (again, not much, but when you sell a bunch of cards, it adds up)
Just thought I'd put that out there for anyone who cares :)
For whatever reason, I feel compelled to hang on to my cards. What I should do is list my remaining Summer Sale cards, which have been averaging $.50 each, and those are going like hotcakes. It's interesting, too, that Valve has implemented a new interface, just for these cards. Before, you had to constantly refresh the page to try to find a decent price, and grab before someone else could. Now, you simply place an order at the desired price, and when one becomes available, it gets sent to you. Pretty crazy!
I have all my cards from the 2013 sale, curious what those are going for.
Looks like those are around 8 and 9 cents. I'd be interested to know if those actually worked toward badges anymore.
I'm a little bit confused on which badges people are going for too. Is it just badges from this summer's sale's cards, or any badge from any game's cards?
I just traded a 2014 sale card with Tungsten for The Orange Box.
10/10 would trade again.
For the contest of teams, Summer Sale badges earn 10 points, while other game badges earn 1 point. Foil badges are 10x the point value in each catagory. I'm not seeing to much of an increase in regular card prices, maybe a few cents here and there, but the Summer 2014 cards are quite high, though not as high as they were yesterday.
@jdodson, that's quite a trade!
Wait, Jon, you didn't already have the Orange Box?
I have Half-Life 2 & Portal on Steam. I never owned the rest on Steam BUT I have The Orange Box on PS3(where I originally played all the games the first time).
That said, I think i'll hold on to it to give to someone. The only things I need are the Ep1 and Ep2 to round out my Steam collection for HL2.
You guys lucked out with team purple. The team switcher items for purple are going for like $35
You can do that?! I'll switch teams for $35. Holy knight!
Ahh, you have to still have your token intact to sell it. Booo!
I thought it was a token, but I guess they automatically assign you to a team when you craft a Summer badge, so I don't know how people are acquiring tokens to sell.
You can get them at random from crafting badges.
A couple more games. I've bought Ducktales and ORION: Dino Horde
I'll have to download ORION again, give it another try. I was severely disappointed in the initial release, deleted it, and forgot about it, but it looks like they've change some things. Looks like they may have gravitated more toward their original ideas.
Adym, Duck Tales is short but it feels just like the NES version. Tons of fun.
I've only played a few mins of it, and totally love it all over again!
It also seems like a proper episode of the Cartoon, which is great.
I've Never Heard Of That Game
... Well If It's A Game
Amnesia - A Machine For Pigs Is On My Whish List, It's An Indie Horror Game Made By The Creators Of Amnesia - The Dark Descent, It Focuses On One Of The Best Horror Stories Ever Written, And It Takes Place 60 Years Into The Future
I've bought The Walking Dead: Season 2, The Wolf Among Us, and Jazzpunk so far. I *may* just have a thing for adventure games. :)
That said, I haven't started playing any of those yet as all my recent video game play time has gone into Wildstar (which, by the way, is not on the site's game list). That's not a Steam game, though, so I'll discontinue this off-topic chatter.
Jazzpunk looks really interesting. You'll have to let us know how it plays, when you get around to it.
Just added Wildstar to the game list, by the way (which also looks amazing. Is it the WoW killer everyone thought it would be?)
Wow, I hadn't heard of Wildstar, but that looks amazing!
Just picked up an interesting looking game called The Political Machine 2012. It'll be a bit dated, but I love political simulations. You play as a presidential candidate trying to win enough electoral votes to win the presidency. Either an actual candidate, or your own creation. Can't wait to dive into this one and geek out on politics!
That's a great game idea, hope it is fun!
Jazzpunk was on my wishlist for awhile, so I'm glad I could finally get it cheap. I may end up playing that one before the other two I bought because the others still have unreleased episodes. We'll see.
Wildstar is incredible. I don't really know if I can type to its WoW-killerliness, but I do know that I'm having a blast so far. The main thing that keeps me interested in MMORPGs is being able to play with my friends, so I imagine I'll continue to play it as long as a good portion of my friends are playing. This, of course, does not preclude me playing other games.
In other news, it looks like the my team (Blue) is winning today. I don't know how it all works, but the system looks rigged to me -- each day one color end up way ahead of all the others. It's probably explained on the site somewhere, but I guess I'm not too worried about it.
As it's just about 10, and the new day is about to start, it's somewhat amusing to watch the team points at the beginning of the day. It's like watching a horse race lol. I accidentally stumbled upon it yesterday and thought I'd pass along the amusement to y'all :)
It is interesting to watch, and I've wondered the same thing, jaelte. I wonder if it has anything to do with time zones. Maybe while the other teams are sleeping, the waking team has the initial advantage?
Here's a really interesting article about Team White and Valve's efforts to disrupt them
So today I decided to try and play the Team Token Market today like a stock day trader. I bought a Green Team Token for $1.50 and now am attempting to sell it for $2.00 (meaning I'll actually get $1.75). Right now it is hovering in the around $1.80. I might be stuck with a useless token at the end of the sale, or make an easy $0.50 lol.
Boom! Just sold it for $2! Easy money man lol (I meant make an easy $0.25 in my last comment)
If you could do that a few hundred times in a day you could quit your job.
Thanks for posting that article, Adym. I thought something fishy was going on.
If any of you are looking for a last minute, cheap game to pick up, I highly, highly recommend The Fall. A cool blend of something like Limbo and The Swapper, with a top-tier Sci-fi story, fully voice acted. Almost a crime to get it for the sale price.
You talked me into it.
Yeah, I think i'm gonna pass. My list of amazing games is already stacked pretty high right now.
That said, maybe at some point!
Oh and it looks like we have 13 hours left of the sale and they are bringing back some of the really great deals. Terraria for $1.99? Crazy great deal.