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#302 Jul 12 2012 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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The Summer Sale seems to have a few new features this year. There is a Community Choice sale, every 8 hours you can vote for one of 3 games to be on sale with the displayed discount during the next 8 hours. Currently the vote is between 75% off Saints Row 3, 66% off Witcher 2, and 66% off Arkham City.

Also there is a Flash Sale, which I guess is a couple of randomly chosen discounted games available for a short time. Currently it's Deus Ex: HR for $7.50 (yes again) available for 5 more hours, Rayman Origins for $15 available for just over 11 more hours, Spacechem for $2.50 (10 hours), and Mafia 2 for $7.50 (8 hours).

Edited, Jul 12th 2012 1:29pm by Shaowstrike


I missed those the first time, I also noticed ARMA II (Game required for the DayZ mod) is 20% off today. I'd wait though, have a feeling it'll be a daily special sometime during this sale due to the buzz surrounding it currently.

edit: Before someone buys the wrong thing due to me... its ARMA II Combined Operations you actually need, game plus the xpac.

Edited, Jul 12th 2012 12:38pm by Drulian
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#303 Jul 12 2012 at 12:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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GMG is doing another free game, this time Hacker Evolution Untold (versus yesterday which was just Hacker Evolution). Just like yesterday, you get an additional voucher for 20% a future game. GMG is going to be starting "Winter sale" discounts soon so you might want to snag one just to stack with that.

Everything on today's Steam daily I either own or don't have any interest in. Good day to be my wallet.

Edited, Jul 12th 2012 1:22pm by Jophiel
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#304 Jul 12 2012 at 12:51 PM Rating: Good
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Currently the vote is between 75% off Saints Row 3, 66% off Witcher 2, and 66% off Arkham City.
All good games.
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#305 Jul 12 2012 at 1:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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I voted SRTT because I got a free DLC pack for the game and would have reason to by the actual game if it's cheap enough.
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#306 Jul 12 2012 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
I'm 100% safe today too. Not sure if happy or sad.
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#307 Jul 12 2012 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
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If for some weird reason you haven't played Portal 2, it's five bucks. I can't think of a single sane reason not to pick that one up if you still need it. I've been waiting for this sale to pick up The Witcher 2, so I'm hoping that it will win the vote. I have a feeling that Arkham City will win though. If it does, I suppose I'll get it if it's cheap enough. It should make a decent consolation prize.
#308 Jul 12 2012 at 4:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Saints Row the Third won.
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#309 Jul 12 2012 at 4:35 PM Rating: Good
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Saints Row is a really fun game btw.
#310 Jul 12 2012 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
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It may be a fun game, but it's also been on sale almost as often as Deus Ex. It would have been nice if something that doesn't go on sale frequently had won.
#311 Jul 12 2012 at 4:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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According to the Amazon rep, they're going to have SRTT on sale for cheaper in the near future.

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#312 Jul 12 2012 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Very few games out there that im even sort of interested in. I would go for a 20 dollar skyrim (doubtful) but thats really about it. My bank account should be safe this time.


While not quite what you're looking for, The Bethesda Pack is a **** of a good deal. Skyrim, Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, and Hunted for $49.99.
#313 Jul 12 2012 at 4:55 PM Rating: Good
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It may be a fun game, but it's also been on sale almost as often as Deus Ex. It would have been nice if something that doesn't go on sale frequently had won.


Has it ever been 75% off? i dont remember it being that much.
#314 Jul 12 2012 at 4:56 PM Rating: Good
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KTurner wrote:
Very few games out there that im even sort of interested in. I would go for a 20 dollar skyrim (doubtful) but thats really about it. My bank account should be safe this time.


While not quite what you're looking for, The Bethesda Pack is a **** of a good deal. Skyrim, Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, and Hunted for $49.99.


That is an amazing deal. but the only games id want out of that are skyrim and FO:NV and I already have FO:NV.
#315 Jul 12 2012 at 5:11 PM Rating: Good
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Saints Row is a really fun game btw.
It's like Grand Theft Auto said ********** you reality!" and it was beautiful.
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#316 Jul 12 2012 at 7:01 PM Rating: Good
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I'm 100% safe today too. Not sure if happy or sad.


Well that did not last long... Yoink SRTT

The ice is broken now. Let the buying begin!

I will totally pick up Trine or Limbo if they win next.
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#317 Jul 12 2012 at 8:21 PM Rating: Good
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Saints Row is a really fun game btw.
It's like Grand Theft Auto said "@#%^ you reality!" and it was beautiful.


The VTOL was the most fun I ever had in the game. After I finished the main story I added a mod that makes Genki spawn more often and went hunting. Smiley: lol
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#318 Jul 12 2012 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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...and bought Terarria. For $2.49 I figured I might as well go for it.
#319 Jul 12 2012 at 8:43 PM Rating: Good
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...and bought Terarria. For $2.49 I figured I might as well go for it.


Solid choice. Very fun little game.
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#320 Jul 12 2012 at 8:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's pretty much impossible to not get $2.49 worth of good times from Terraria. They've added tons of content since the game first came out. The devs have since moved on to new projects but Terraria now is like twice to three times the Terraria back a year ago.
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#321 Jul 13 2012 at 3:54 AM Rating: Good
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Trine 2 won the second vote, currently on sale for $4 for the next 5 hours.
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#322 Jul 13 2012 at 4:10 AM Rating: Good
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Trine 2 won the second vote, currently on sale for $4 for the next 5 hours.


Or 4.99 for both Trine and Trine 2. It's my first purchase so far. I kept meaning to pick it up but never did, and for 5 bucks for both I might as well.
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#323 Jul 13 2012 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I have the the first Trine from one of the Humble Bundles, a fun game, but I kept getting annoyed with the controls. Part of that may be that I'm not using a gaming keyboard, so the response time isn't as fast as it could be for my key presses. I'll have to think about Trine 2. I did pick up Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 for $4.99 though. Right now Darksiders is also on sale for $4.99, which is a fairly good deal. I've been playing it lately, and it's pretty fun if you're into that sort of thing.

Edited, Jul 13th 2012 8:01am by Turin
#324 Jul 13 2012 at 6:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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GMG officially started their sale. I didn't see anything that would make me say "OMG you have to check this out!" but They have Company of Heroes for $2.50, Darksiders and Metro 2033 for $4.99 each, etc. If you have the vouchers from the last couple of days, I guess you could get Darksiders for $4.00 and spend the extra buck at McDonalds.
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#325 Jul 13 2012 at 8:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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People on Steam forums raging because an eight hour "flash" sale is unfair to people who were trapped in a well for nine hours (or who sleep on occasion). Smiley: facepalm
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#326 Jul 13 2012 at 8:22 AM Rating: Good
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They're not true Scotsmen gamers if something like sleep gets in the way of their games.
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#327 Jul 13 2012 at 8:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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People are countering the complaints by saying "Set an alarm!"

Not that I think the whiners are correct but:
(A) The last thing these people need is less sleep
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(B) The day I set an alarm to wake me up in the middle of the night for a chance at saving three bucks on a video game is the day I need to seriously re-evaluate what I'm doing with my life.

Seriously, that's the sort of thing they make TLC shows out of so normal people can point and laugh.
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#328 Jul 13 2012 at 8:36 AM Rating: Good
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I remember setting alarms for camping HNM in FFXI. Smiley: lol And they didn't even save me money on games!
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#329 Jul 13 2012 at 9:07 AM Rating: Good
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People are countering the complaints by saying "Set an alarm!"

Not that I think the whiners are correct but:
(A) The last thing these people need is less sleep
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(B) The day I set an alarm to wake me up in the middle of the night for a chance at saving three bucks on a video game is the day I need to seriously re-evaluate what I'm doing with my life.

Seriously, that's the sort of thing they make TLC shows out of so normal people can point and laugh.
Wouldn't an easier solution that doesn't involve actually losing sleep be to shift your sleep schedule by an hour or so in order to have your sleep be during the last 4 of one and the first 4 of another?
#330 Jul 13 2012 at 9:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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An easier solution would be to stop worrying about flash sales. Having a twenty dollar game go from 66% off to 75% off ($1.80 difference) isn't worth changing your sleep patterns for.
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#331 Jul 13 2012 at 9:14 AM Rating: Good
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Apparently two bucks is worth complaining about.
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#332 Jul 13 2012 at 11:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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Today's Deals:
Max Payne 3 - $29.99
Binding of Issac - $1.25
Warhammer 40K: Space Marine - $7.49
Tribes Ascend Start Pack - $4.99
From Dust - $3.74
Payday: the Heist - $4.99
Anno 2070 - $24.99
Sonic Generations - $10.19
Indie Bundle II - $9.99

Wallet safe for Day 2.
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#333 Jul 13 2012 at 12:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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Amazon has ArmA II: CO for $20 if you're one of the people who has been waiting on it. Might still be a Steam Daily before the sale is over though.
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#334 Jul 13 2012 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
Anyone ever play War40k SM? Kind of tempted to pick it up for 8 bucks. Though I almost feel it might sit in my backlog a long time.

Edited, Jul 13th 2012 12:22pm by Shojindo
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#335 Jul 13 2012 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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I have it.

I dont think it's worth 8 bucks. The MP is not great and the single player campaign feels dated. That said, using a jump pack and a chain sword in a 3rd person shooter game is a pretty fun thing.
#336 Jul 13 2012 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
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From Dust get. The sale is barely twenty-four hours old and I've already bought three games. This may not end well.
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I haven't bought anything yet Smiley: frown

Well, from Steam anyway.

Since it won the vote, is AC: Revelations any good for $13.50? I probably won't get it anyway since I have yet to play through the AC games I own but I thought I'd ask.

I voted Fear 3 over Bioshock 2 or Metro 2033 just because those two games are constantly on sale for 75% off.

Edited, Jul 13th 2012 6:49pm by Jophiel
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#338 Jul 13 2012 at 9:03 PM Rating: Good
Went ahead and bought Sonic Generations, since it was a daily deal today. Considering E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy, and will probably grab Sins of a Solar Empire if it is a daily deal this time around.

Edit: Also, Alan Wake franchise on sale for $9.99 as a flash sale.

Edited, Jul 13th 2012 11:06pm by IDrownFish
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#339 Jul 13 2012 at 10:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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That Alan Wake deal is a nice one. I finally made a Steam purchase this sale season.
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#340 Jul 13 2012 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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If you like the AC games, Revelations is worth getting. It's not the best of the series, but it it is fun and wraps up the storylines for both Altier and Etzio.
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Last hour for Alan Wake franchise. Or, if you're really cheap, the stand-alone American Nightmare is just $3.75
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#342 Jul 14 2012 at 9:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you like the AC games, Revelations is worth getting. It's not the best of the series, but it it is fun and wraps up the storylines for both Altier and Etzio.

I passed on it. By the time I get to it, it'll be cheaper anyway.
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#344 Jul 14 2012 at 9:43 AM Rating: Good
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The "Ys" games are on sale, with Ys: Origin as a Flash sale. Think Legend of Mana with platforming.
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#345 Jul 14 2012 at 11:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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All Orcs Must Die! - $3.74
Tropico 4 - $7.49
Skyrim - $29.79
Frozen Synapse - $4.99
Two Worlds - $7.49
Borderlands - $4.99
Dead Island - $10.19
Dirt: Showdown - $24.99
And the day's Indie Bundle for the usual $9.99

Assume everything is franchise sales and look to see the cost on GoTY editions, DLC, etc. So much for the dreams of those who thought Skyrim would hit 75% off Smiley: laugh

Edit: Also, last day for Sniper Elite V2 for $15 from Amazon.

Edited, Jul 14th 2012 12:41pm by Jophiel
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#346 Jul 14 2012 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
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For people living under a rock for the past decade, KOTOR is on sale for $2.49. It was worth the $10, so it's definitely worth the sale price. May not have aged the most gracefully, but it's definitely still enjoyable.

Buying From Dust and Plants Vs. Zombies.

I'm looking at the Half Life Complete Package. Is it worth it?
-Team Fortress Classic
-Half-Life: Opposing Force
-Half-Life
-Half-Life: Blue Shift
-Half-Life 2
-Half-Life: Source
-Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
-Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
-Half-Life 2: Episode One
-Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Individual ones (or at least some of them) are on sale for 50% anyway, so it's not like I can't just buy the best ones separately. THis package is $20.
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Have you played HL2?

People swear by it but I eventually lost interest by the second time they wanted me to do a "Drive & Shoot" vehicle sequence. I'm sure it was groundbreaking for its time but, like Clerks or Fast Times at Ridgemont High, I feel like you kinda had to be there when it was fresh to fully appreciate it.
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#348 Jul 14 2012 at 12:30 PM Rating: Good
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I haven't no. I never had much interest in it, but I only ever hear good things. I'll pass for now, then. I have more than enough left to play that I'm not going to be missing it, really.

In any case, HL2 might be on super sale tomorrow, so might as well wait. Or it'll be Portal 2, and I can finally nab that. Loved the original...
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#349 Jul 14 2012 at 6:12 PM Rating: Good
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Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings currently one of the Flash Sales for $16.
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#350 Jul 14 2012 at 6:33 PM Rating: Good
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I voted for 75% off Amnesia tomorrow, in case I ever need something to share the sh*t out of me.

Bastion is currently 33% off.
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Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings currently one of the Flash Sales for $16.


Bah, I'd be all over that if I had a comp that could play it. Smiley: bah
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