Steam Summer Sale 2012 Gift-All

Given To Me:
-Arma II -- Rezzy
-Secret of the Magic Crystals --
-Unstoppable Gorg --
-Saints Row 2 --
-Dead Island -- Non-GWJ Friend

For Others:
-DiRT: Showdown
-Vessel
-Amnesia
-Fallout: New Vegas
-Botanicula

For Myself:
-Legend of Grimrock
-Thief
-Thief 2
-Tiny Bang Story
-Auditorium
-All Zombies Must Die
-Bastion
-The Walking Dead
-SMNC Bundle
-Vessel
-Botanicula

I'm not brave enough to put a dollar value on all that...

For myself:

Saints Row: The Third Franchise Pack $13.29
Stacking $3.74
Evochron Mercenary $6.24
Rayman Origins $14.99
The Walking Dead $14.99
Alice:Madness Returns $4.99
Trine 2 $3.74
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes $3.74
Total: $65.72

Gifts for others

10 copies of Thief 2 $24.90
Secret of the Magic Crystals -because that's the Law of Summer Sale $1.25

Gifted to me (thanks guys!)

Secret of the Magic Crystals
Arcania-Gothic 4
Company of Heroes
Dear Esther

I'm pretty happy with the buying this year, with the possible exception of Evochron.

That is more than I thought. This is my first Steam sale since I got my first gaming PC, so I guess I felt the need to buy all the games.

Yeah, man! Nice job!

Gifts I received:
Star Trek Online Lifetime Account
Far Cry 2
E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy
Limbo
Just Cause 2
The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom
The Ship
Syberia Collection

Gifts I Sent:
Secret of Magic Crystals x3
Still Life Collection
Binding of Isaac Bundle
Space Rangers 2 Reboot
Stacking
Cave Story+ x2
Puzzle Agent
Scratches
Dungeon Defenders x3
$30 or so

For Myself:
Broken Sword Trilogy
Still Like Collection
The Bard's Tale
Trine 2
Fortune Summoners
Thief Bundle
Saint's Row: The Third Franchise
Take On Helicopters
Dungeon Defenders
Batman 1 and 2/Gotham City Imposters bundle
Grand Theft Auto Complete
Stacking
KOTOR
Penduo Adventure Pack
EUIII dlc
Mirror's Edge
Cave Story+
Dear Esther
Fallout 3 GOTY
Commandos Pack
The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition
Bastion
Arcania: Fall of Setarrif
Civ V GOTY
Bethesda Collection
Indie Bundle III
Plants vs Zombies
Alice Madness Returns
Alan Wake Bundle
Total War Shogun 2 Collection
From Dust
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines
Borderlands GOTY
Arma 2 CO
Gal Civ 2
Jagged Alliance
Blackwell bundle
Plus some DLC for games I had
357.14

For My Son:
Trine 2
NFS Hot Pursuit
Saints Row Franchise
Just Cause 2 and dlc
Mirror's Edge
Cave Story+
Fallout 3 GOTY
Bastion
Secret of Magic Crystals
Bethesda Collection
Alice Madness Returns
Alan Wake Bundle
Deus Ex Collection
Arma 2 CO
Bulletstorm
Batman 1 and 2/Gotham City Imposters
185.77

For My Wife:
Plants vs Zombies
Secret of Magic Crystals
Bejeweled 3
8.73

That is more than I thought. This is my first Steam sale since I got my first gaming PC, so I guess I felt the need to buy all the games.

We did get $100 in Steam Wallet money from turning in games at Gamstop, but still this was a pretty busy sale. I guess I can understand why Steam shut my account down for a couple days there...

Garden Ninja wrote:

Hmm... I still have 4 un-redeemed gifts in my inventory. Funny thing is, I was thanked for 2 of them, and yelled at for another one (PONIES! :-D). Weird.

I'm still waiting for Q-Stone to accept Metro 2033 i gave him last year on his birthday!

I wish Australian retailers would pick up on Steam Wallet Dollars. I know exchange rates, etc would make it a logistical nightmare, but I'd feel better adding to one pile, knowing it was due to a reduction in the other.

Wow what a dramatic reduction in post count in here..

I don't know what to do with myself now

What I'm wondering is, did Valve decide to add the community choice sale after Gog.com had a voting based sales campaign? And were the 8-hour flash sales designed so that the last thing people did before going to bed and the first thing they did after getting out of bed was check the sales page?

I'm happy I was abroad during most of the sale and unable to complete any of my transactions.

omnipherous wrote:

Wow what a dramatic reduction in post count in here..

I don't know what to do with myself now :-(

I feel you. I'm going through a bout of the post Steam Sale blues myself. Even though I hardly bought anything. Actually, maybe that's precisely why I'm going through it.

MothBeHe wrote:

What I'm wondering is, did Valve decide to add the community choice sale after Gog.com had a voting based sales campaign? And were the 8-hour flash sales designed so that the last thing people did before going to bed and the first thing they did after getting out of bed was check the sales page?

I'm happy I was abroad during most of the sale and unable to complete any of my transactions.

I know that's how it worked for me. When I went to bed, I would check the sales, and when I got up in the morning, I didn't have to wait long to see a different sale. It worked out to where I didn't really miss anything. Thankfully, there wasn't really much that I wanted during the sale that I hadn't already played.

Oh, I bought enough (read: way too much). I just miss the fast paced, 100-posts an hour, ponycorn filled tomfoolery of the past couple of weeks, even the build up and "the will it/won't it start today!"

the steam homepage just looks so.... boring

omnipherous wrote:

Oh, I bought enough (read: way too much). I just miss the fast paced, 100-posts an hour, ponycorn filled tomfoolery of the past couple of weeks, even the build up and "the will it/won't it start today!"

the steam homepage just looks so.... boring :-(

Somewhere in the world there is a person who just got a new PC this weekend, and joined Steam for the first time 5 minutes after the sale ended. I weep for that person.

I am contemplating removing the Steam app from my phone. Since I don't have to check multiple times per day it seems kind of useless. But then again, I feel like I'm abandoning a good friend.

DeThroned wrote:

I am contemplating removing the Steam app from my phone. Since I don't have to check multiple times per day it seems kind of useless. But then again, I feel like I'm abandoning a good friend.

I thought that about that, too. However, the chat function still works on the app, so at the very least I can chat with people if I'm ever sitting around bored and not at the computer. So there's that, I guess

My gosh, between sales, and gifts and contests, I think I'm am stocked on games for, I dunno...eternity.

I still find all of you gentlemen ponycorners to be disturbing however. I'm very worried about you. In that 1950's furrowed brow, "What is the Beaver doing?" sort of way.

That's right, your ponycorn habits have made me wear an apron and cook a pot roast. I hope you're all happy. If this keeps going, I'll have to make cookies. And then bread. When will the madness end, I ask you? When. Will. The. Madness. End.

duckideva wrote:

That's right, your ponycorn habits have made me wear an apron and cook a pot roast. I hope you're all happy. If this keeps going, I'll have to make cookies. And then bread. When will the madness end, I ask you? When. Will. The. Madness. End.

Toasted marshmallows for everyone! YAY!

DeThroned wrote:

I am contemplating removing the Steam app from my phone. Since I don't have to check multiple times per day it seems kind of useless. But then again, I feel like I'm abandoning a good friend.

I feel the same way. I installed it to keep track. But with the sale over I feel a sense of loss. Like something good has left. Sad panda. Gained so many new friends though!

This thread has the highest post count of all of my tracked threads... I feel I was part of a thing here.

Duoae wrote:
Garden Ninja wrote:

Hmm... I still have 4 un-redeemed gifts in my inventory. Funny thing is, I was thanked for 2 of them, and yelled at for another one (PONIES! :-D). Weird.

I'm still waiting for Q-Stone to accept Metro 2033 i gave him last year on his birthday!

Does that still show up in your gift inventory? Look:

http://steamcommunity.com/id/Quintin...

duckideva wrote:

My gosh, between sales, and gifts and contests, I think I'm am stocked on games for, I dunno...eternity.

I still find all of you gentlemen ponycorners to be disturbing however. I'm very worried about you. In that 1950's furrowed brow, "What is the Beaver doing?" sort of way.

That's right, your ponycorn habits have made me wear an apron and cook a pot roast. I hope you're all happy. If this keeps going, I'll have to make cookies. And then bread. When will the madness end, I ask you? When. Will. The. Madness. End.

I would like some cookies.

I bred my second level 5 pony last night!

Quintin_Stone wrote:

I bred my second level 5 pony last night!

I tried breeding my second pony last night, and it didn't go well. Apparently I'm never going to be allowed at the horse track again.

I woke up this morning and quickly realized that there wouldn't be a flurry of new deals to check, or games to vote on. I miss the excitement of compulsively refreshing the sale and the thread to see what everyone was up to.

soonerjudd wrote:

I woke up this morning and quickly realized that there wouldn't be a flurry of new deals to check, or games to vote on. I miss the excitement of compulsively refreshing the sale and the thread to see what everyone was up to.

Hell, I'm compulsively refreshing anyway in hopes that there will still be a 50% off lurking somewhere in the menus.

To say it again: come the Winter Sale, there's almost nothing left that I want to buy. Years of Steam Sales have done their job!

TheHipGamer wrote:

To say it again: come the Winter Sale, there's almost nothing left that I want to buy. Years of Steam Sales have done their job!

Famous last words.

So uh.. L4D2 is at a 75% sale. That's uh.. that's somethin'.

TheHipGamer wrote:

To say it again: come the Winter Sale, there's almost nothing left that I want to buy. Years of Steam Sales have done their job!

So far I've established a pretty firm trend of buying in the summer sale and skipping the winter sales. Around the holidays I am more focused on spending money on gifts and such. In the summer time I like to stock up. I skipped the last winter sale entirely, which made this one all the more fun as I filled out a ton of gaps in my gaming collection.

The one thing that has become pretty long in the tooth are the publisher packs. I can see those being good if you're totally new to Steam, or if you have a lot of physical media and want a digital version, but for me I've already bought most everything I wanted in the pack and the few new games are not worth the expenditure for all that wasted potential. Now if I could gift out all the duplicates...

imbiginjapan wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:

To say it again: come the Winter Sale, there's almost nothing left that I want to buy. Years of Steam Sales have done their job!

So far I've established a pretty firm trend of buying in the summer sale and skipping the winter sales. Around the holidays I am more focused on spending money on gifts and such. In the summer time I like to stock up. I skipped the last winter sale entirely, which made this one all the more fun as I filled out a ton of gaps in my gaming collection.

The one thing that has become pretty long in the tooth are the publisher packs. I can see those being good if you're totally new to Steam, or if you have a lot of physical media and want a digital version, but for me I've already bought most everything I wanted in the pack and the few new games are not worth the expenditure for all that wasted potential. Now if I could gift out all the duplicates...

I bought my first pack this past sale; but Stardock coming to Steam was a pretty new thing, so it made sense that I didn't have any of their games on my Steam account.

This thread has like 100 more PAGES than the previous 2 Steam sale threads. Guess that's what delaying an expected sale does. Going back to 2010, well Certis shut down the summer sale thread 4 posts in and there were 2 Holiday threads.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

This thread has like 100 more PAGES than the previous 2 Steam sale threads. Guess that's what delaying an expected sale does. Going back to 2010, well Certis shut down the summer sale thread 4 posts in and there were 2 Holiday threads.

F*cking clock! *shakes fist threateningly*