Steam Summer Sale 2012 Gift-All

Ah Steam you naughty temptress! Made some purchases to add to the list of never played games:

Dead Island
Witcher 2
Frozen Synapse
Terraria
Sanctum
Shogun 2

I find that I'm almost becoming more of a game collector than a gamer. I have so many games that I haven't even played let alone completed but there's something wierdly satsifying to know that if I ever wanted (and had time) to play them they're right there waiting for me!

Oh by the way, I have an extra copy of Frozen Synapse and no one on my friends list has it on their wish list. Any takers? Also, my friends list is sadly tiny, could use some of you guys on it!

Update: Frozen synapse claimed by Balthezor!

I have managed to stay clean so far, except for a gift present of Anno 2070 to orphu (a belated bday present even!).

Lots of temptation. Dead Island for $10? Witcher 2 for $16? You don't say.

Hell, Cave Story is $6. The free one was awesome. I should get that just to support the developer!

Citizen86 wrote:

Are the Prima guides decent with Steam? I assume you can open and search it from within the game. And the Prima guides do cover EVERYTHING, right?

You don't want a guide you have to pay for, you want the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages.

What's the etiquette on not accepting gifts? I love that people are so generous, but I'm pretty time poor and I'd rather see games that I'm not sure I'll be interested in go to someone who will definitely enjoy them.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

What's the etiquette on not accepting gifts? I love that people are so generous, but I'm pretty time poor and I'd rather see games that I'm not sure I'll be interested in go to someone who will definitely enjoy them.

I believe you can accept them as gift copies as well to regift.

I would prefer if people I gift to, if they don't want it that they re-gift it to a friend.

Anyone know if you have a couple of games in your steam cart, does that lock in the sale price?

Kamakazi010654 wrote:
Chairman_Mao wrote:

What's the etiquette on not accepting gifts? I love that people are so generous, but I'm pretty time poor and I'd rather see games that I'm not sure I'll be interested in go to someone who will definitely enjoy them.

I believe you can accept them as gift copies as well to regift.

I would prefer if people I gift to, if they don't want it that they re-gift it to a friend.

Generally, I think it's best to just decline it.

Thanks goes out to Cragmyre and hbi2k for Orcs Must Die! It was the only game that may have swayed me today for the price, and I wound up with two copies before I even made it home. hbi, I returned yours as I didn't even realize I had two when I saw the first.

L4D2 has been tempting me for the last few sales, but I'll wait til it's on a daily before deciding whether to bite this time. Tropico and Borderlands are in the same boat, but I can't see me biting this time around.

Thanks to docjoe for Frozen Synapse! I will enjoy this greatly!

Ok; I bit on the Witcher 2 at that price. So my damage so far is.

Ys Origin
From Dust
Trine 2
Crusader Kings Islam
Grimlock
Witcher 2

So; just under $40. I'm still under what I have budgeted for the sale but as with other sales I'll likely cave and go over. ><

I'm seeing Fray in the flash deals section, but I'm not sure that's right. It's only 25% off and clicking through to the store page it's not labeled as a flash deal. Anyone else seeing this?

Chairman_Mao wrote:

What's the etiquette on not accepting gifts? I love that people are so generous, but I'm pretty time poor and I'd rather see games that I'm not sure I'll be interested in go to someone who will definitely enjoy them.

You can always decline, and then message the person thanking them, and suggesting a gift target.

Try this template:

Dear Fellow Goodjer,

While it tickles me in places I didn't know I had that you thought enough of me to gift me a copy of (insert game name), I unfortunately must decline.

Due to time constraints, I couldn't possibly get to that title until Saint Swithens Day 2014.

If you still find yourself in need of a gift recipient for (insert game name), then please feel free to forward the gift to Mateogwj, who I understand likes that sort of thing.

Shalam Baskur,
The Chairman

Let me know how that works out!

Since Cragmyre beat me to the punch and peedmyself is the only one on my friends list who had it on his wish list, I now have an extra copy of Orcs Must Die free to the first non-coffee-grinder to claim it!

Budo wrote:

Why hello there Witcher 2 for $16. Yoink!

$40 total so far.

did the same. Wanted the game for 20$, they give it to me for 16$.. Yoink indeed my friend!

Edit : Now, I just want Age of Empire 3 to be 10$.. (If I wish hard, they will offer for less, right?)

Thanks for your input guys. Good to see you get to give a response when you decline.

soonerjudd wrote:

I'm seeing Fray in the flash deals section, but I'm not sure that's right. It's only 25% off and clicking through to the store page it's not labeled as a flash deal. Anyone else seeing this?

I see it as 50% off.

hbi2k wrote:

Since Cragmyre beat me to the punch and peedmyself is the only one on my friends list who had it on his wish list, I now have an extra copy of Orcs Must Die free to the first non-coffee-grinder to claim it!

can I has it pweez

hbi2k wrote:

Since Cragmyre beat me to the punch and peedmyself is the only one on my friends list who had it on his wish list, I now have an extra copy of Orcs Must Die free to the first non-coffee-grinder to claim it!

I've got that in my cart now, but if you want to send it my way , I'd be very appreciative!

Edit: double post

First: Thank you misplacedbravado for Frozen Synapse Red, you magnificent juglans regia, you!

Second: Buy both Witcher games, for the love of all that is holy. I don't buy into hype either, but I enjoyed both games immensely. They're the best kind, the games you keep thinking about even while you're not playing. I already have the GOG version of TW2, and I'm such a dweeb that I will end up buying the Steam version just to ensure that more developers make games of this quality.

Docjoe wrote:

I find that I'm almost becoming more of a game collector than a gamer. I have so many games that I haven't even played let alone completed but there's something weirdly satsifying to know that if I ever wanted (and had time) to play them they're right there waiting for me!

You're doing it right.

soonerjudd wrote:

I'm seeing Fray in the flash deals section, but I'm not sure that's right. It's only 25% off and clicking through to the store page it's not labeled as a flash deal. Anyone else seeing this?

Seems to be updated to 50% off now.

EDIT: But it's metacritic score is 32%. STAY AWAY! :shock:

Archangel wrote:

First: Thank you misplacedbravado for Frozen Synapse Red, you magnificent juglans regia, you!

Like I said, I owed you one.

On another subject, I'd like to call attention to the fact that acetate3 offered up two copies of Terraria a few pages ago, and thereby (IMHO) deserves to be considered a notch above the usual coffee grinder.

Wow I'm dumb. Just accepted a gift and forgot who sent it--I think it was acetate3 though. Thanks for Terraria! I had seen that out of the corner of my eye, and was indecisive about it. Love it when others make these tough decisions for me.

Looks like Mao gets it by a hair. Sorry, soonerjudd. Next time!

Edit: Ah, what the heck. It's St. Swithen's Day, after all. Orcs Must Die for the both of you!

Stele wrote:
soonerjudd wrote:

I'm seeing Fray in the flash deals section, but I'm not sure that's right. It's only 25% off and clicking through to the store page it's not labeled as a flash deal. Anyone else seeing this?

Seems to be updated to 50% off now.

EDIT: But it's metacritic score is 32%. STAY AWAY! :shock:

I wasn't planning on buying, just curious on how much the actual discount was - or if there was a different game on sale altogether.

And thanks for the offer hbi2k!

Saw this on my steam blog : m0nk3yboy wants Secret of the Magic Crystal (see wishlist).

hbi2k wrote:

Looks like Mao gets it by a hair. Sorry, soonerjudd. Next time!

Edit: Ah, what the heck. It's St. Swithen's Day, after all. Orcs Must Die for the both of you!

What a comrade! Shots of three-lizard liquor for everyone.

$16 for Witcher 2. First, and hopefully only purchase of this evil sale.

Send all unwanted gifts to renowned digital hoarder Bonus_Eruptus. Hoarders create jobs for pickers, auction kings, storage warriors, pawn stars, and psychologists, so you'll be directly stimulating the economy.

I bit on The Witcher 1 (because Witcher 2 isn't available on my macbook) for $2/50. We'll see if I can get into it. I almost picked up Back to the Future, but it was still a bit too pricy for me at the moment.