Steam Summer Sale 2012 Gift-All

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.

I know, right? I started that summer thread, 'cause I thought it would be a great idea. Certis shut it down 'cause he hates libertarians.

That's alright, though. In death, my idea has become more powerful than he could have ever imagined! MuwahahahahAHAHAAHAHA!

Spoiler:

MWAHAHAHA!

Quintin_Stone wrote:
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...

Yeah it's still in my gift inventory. In fact, when I looked last week (though it doesn't appear now and I can't remember where I saw the option) I had the possibility of taking it back!!!

Minarchist wrote:

Certis shut it down 'cause he hates libertarians. :P

Certis hates reading? What sort of monster hates reading??

As promised, I have purchased the Demigod 4-pack for $10. Maq, Natus, and Chumpy are my partners in crime, although it looks like Chumpy already bought his own. So I have one extra copy; post or PM me if you're interested.

Buh-bye, GameStop (spit) Impulse!

fleabagmatt wrote:
Minarchist wrote:

Certis shut it down 'cause he hates libertarians. :P

Certis hates reading? What sort of monster hates reading??

Certis can't read. He throws everything into a text-to-speech engine designed to sound like Morgan Freeman. Cause hey, why not?

Deadmonkeys wrote:
fleabagmatt wrote:
Minarchist wrote:

Certis shut it down 'cause he hates libertarians. :P

Certis hates reading? What sort of monster hates reading??

Certis can't read. He throws everything into a text-to-speech engine designed to sound like Morgan Freeman. Cause hey, why not?

I would never read anything ever again.

Alright:

Gifted Out to GWJ
Legend of Grimrock
Binding of Iaasic
AudioSurf

Received
Secret of the Magic Cystals
The Witcher: Enhanced
Dragon Age: Origins

Bought for Family
My son: Portal 2, Dungeon Defenders, Magica, Sanctum Collection
My brother: Sanctum Collection

Bought for Myself
Legend of Grimrock
E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy
Arkham City & Nightwing DLC

Arkham City was bought to take up the last $13 and change out of my wallet right before going to bed on the last day of the sale. It cleared me out to fifty five cents, then the devious folks put up Saints Row the Third and all the DLC for thirteen bucks and change. Curse them.

You guys were really great. Thank you very much. Archangel was right about Dragon Age Origin really being a great game. It is strangely touching on a lot of my nostalgia from the 90s, as well.

what a sale!

gifted
witcher x 4
torchlight x 4
hitman blood money x 4

bought for myself
darksiders $5 -75%
alan wake and American Nightmare DLC $10 -75%
might and magic collection (5 games) $30 -75%
witcher $2.50 -75%
batman pack (3 games) $25 -82%
hitman blood money $2.50 -75%
saints row the third $15 -75%
walking dead pack (5 games) $15 -40%
dear esther $2.50 -75%
need for speed hot pursuit $5 -75%
red faction: armageddon $5 -75%
need for speed undercover $2.50 -75%
burnout paradise ultimate edition $4 -80%
RAGE $10 -66%
ARMA II:CO $18 -40%

TOTAL 26 games for $152, that just over $5 per game!

Is steam down right now or am I just having connection issues?

Thanks

Jasonofindy wrote:

Is steam down right now or am I just having connection issues?

Thanks

server maintenance.

Manach wrote:
Jasonofindy wrote:

Is steam down right now or am I just having connection issues?

Thanks

server maintenance.

OR MAYBE THERE'S A NEW SALE ABOUT TO HIT!

Spoiler:

!

Jasonofindy wrote:

Is steam down right now or am I just having connection issues?

Thanks

On the right side of the main store page you should see a plot of the current user numbers. That's a pretty good indicator of whether it's just you or if Steam is down.

fleabagmatt wrote:
Manach wrote:
Jasonofindy wrote:

Is steam down right now or am I just having connection issues?

Thanks

server maintenance.

OR MAYBE THERE'S A NEW SALE ABOUT TO HIT!

Spoiler:

!

They wouldn't... They wouldn't dare...

JillSammich wrote:
fleabagmatt wrote:
Manach wrote:
Jasonofindy wrote:

Is steam down right now or am I just having connection issues?

Thanks

server maintenance.

OR MAYBE THERE'S A NEW SALE ABOUT TO HIT!

Spoiler:

!

They wouldn't... They wouldn't dare...

It's Valve. They answer to nobody. Seriously. Nobody. It's like that weird movie, Cube, where this massive maze of death traps was built and nobody knew why.

JillSammich wrote:
fleabagmatt wrote:
Manach wrote:
Jasonofindy wrote:

Is steam down right now or am I just having connection issues?

Thanks

server maintenance.

OR MAYBE THERE'S A NEW SALE ABOUT TO HIT!

Spoiler:

!

They wouldn't... They wouldn't dare...

I hear they're adding ponycorns to every game.

Every game. Are you ready for Amnesia: The Dark Descent into SHINYHAPPYPONYLOVE?

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!

I used to be like you. Then I joined this community and started buying games for other people.

TheHipGamer wrote:
JillSammich wrote:
fleabagmatt wrote:
Manach wrote:
Jasonofindy wrote:

Is steam down right now or am I just having connection issues?

Thanks

server maintenance.

OR MAYBE THERE'S A NEW SALE ABOUT TO HIT!

Spoiler:

!

They wouldn't... They wouldn't dare...

I hear they're adding ponycorns to every game.

Every game. Are you ready for Amnesia: The Dark Descent into SHINYHAPPYPONYLOVE?

I'd prefer that than a horror game I'll never play. =D

I took it pretty easy this time around, unlike the last sale:

Gifted to others:
SPAZ
Secret of the Magic Crystals
Bard's Tale
Fable: The Lost Chapters
Bit.trip runner
Syberia
Dear Esther
Trine 2

Received gifts:
Secret of the Magic Crystals
Avernum 4, 5, 6
Psychonauts

Purchased for myself:
Trine 2
Driver San Francisco
Dungeon Siege III
Dear Esther
Fable Lost Chapters
The Walking Dead

Bought: $52
Saints Row: The Third DLC
Vessel
Frozen Synapse Red DLC Bundle
Mount & Blade Napoleonic Wars
Orcs Must Die DLC
Dear Esther + Soundtrack
Binding ofIsaac DLC & Soundtrack
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
STALKER: Call of Pripyat
Risen
Quantum Conundrum Season Pass
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Recieved:
Garden_Ninja - Orcs Must Die
Prozac - Cubemen
Soonerjudd - Nuclear Dawn
McDonis - Toy Soldiers
ForcefulCheese - Still Life Bundle

Gifted: $27
Kamakazi010654 - Mount & Blade Complete Bundle
Baron of Hell - Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword
Doc.BadWrench - Cave Story+
Kerplunk - Binding of Isaac & Soundtrack
Garden_Ninja - The Longest Journey
Vega - The Longest Journey
CarrotPanic - Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

It started out pretty even, but I lopsided selfishly near the end.
Those who gifted me, know that you are forever marked.

Spoiler:

Shalalm Baskur

Quintin_Stone wrote:
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!

I told Duckilama that when I got back from the writer's retreat, I was starting a quest to find unicorn cookie cutters, and a healthy supply of sparkle dust.

Bought:

Civ V Gods and Kings- $22
Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai- $15
Dragon Age Ultimate Edition - $10
Alan Wake - $10
Limbo - $5
Saints Row 3 - $12

Received:

Victoria 2 - thanks Hip Gamer

Gifted:

Napoleon Total War to Hip Gamer

Somehow got out of the sale well under $100. I think it helped when I told my wife I was going to buy Arkham City and she asked, did you ever finish the first one?

TheHipGamer wrote:
JillSammich wrote:
fleabagmatt wrote:
Manach wrote:
Jasonofindy wrote:

Is steam down right now or am I just having connection issues?

Thanks

server maintenance.

OR MAYBE THERE'S A NEW SALE ABOUT TO HIT!

Spoiler:

!

They wouldn't... They wouldn't dare...

I hear they're adding ponycorns to every game.

Every game. Are you ready for Amnesia: The Dark Descent into SHINYHAPPYPONYLOVE?

If they add ponycorn hats to TF2, I'm out.

Maybe at Dr Awkward's next S&T we can have ponycorn cookies! Last couple years were Portal related, I think it's time to switch it up some.

TheHipGamer wrote:

I hear they're adding ponycorns to every game.

Every game. Are you ready for Amnesia: The Dark Descent into SHINYHAPPYPONYLOVE?

You know, I'm picturing ponycorns as the monsters in Amnesia, and I'm not going to lie: that actually sounds like it might actually make the game scarier.

JillSammich wrote:

If they add ponycorn hats to TF2, I'm out.

Apparently the pyro update was a glimpse into the future by Valve.

IMAGE(http://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/thumb/5/59/Balloonicorn.png/250px-Balloonicorn.png)

CptDomano wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:

I hear they're adding ponycorns to every game.

Every game. Are you ready for Amnesia: The Dark Descent into SHINYHAPPYPONYLOVE?

You know, I'm picturing ponycorns as the monsters in Amnesia, and I'm not going to lie: that actually sounds like it might actually make the game scarier. :shock:

Shambling towards you, limbs moving in ways that no bone structure could support, begging for the bucket and brush.

fleabagmatt wrote:

IMAGE(http://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/thumb/5/59/Balloonicorn.png/250px-Balloonicorn.png)

Unicows?

THE HERETICS THEY MUST BURN ALL HAIL PONYCORNS AND PONYCORNS ONLY.

JillSammich wrote:

If they add ponycorn hats to TF2, I'm out.

Yeah, you're about a month late on that.

I was immune to prior steam sales. Typically I gift a handful or two of games to others. But this year? This year I bought:

- Crusader Kings II and the insane DLC
- Dead Island
- Payday: The Heist
- Atom Zombie Smasher
- Trine 2
- Port Royale III
- Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
- Nexus the Jupiter Incident
- Warlock: Master of the Arcane

I was generously gifted
- Grimrock
- Deus Ex:HR
- Orcs Must Die
- Sins: Rebellion

That's more games in a week, than I have purchased in the last two years across PC/OS X/Xbox/Wii.

To say nothing of the MANY copies I gifted of all of the above and then some.

STEAM HAS ALL MY MONIES! And apparently all of my upcoming free time. Considering I get in 2-3 hours of gaming a week...