Steam Winter Sale 2012 - Seriously Guys, It Was Over Two Months Ago! Move Along!

oilypenguin wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

I want Lucius but that's more like a $5 buy at best, not a $12.50 buy. See you next Christmas sale, Lucius.

I haven't heard of this game before, so is this Hit Man featuring a 1st grade antichrist?

Sure looks creepy from what I saw.

Thank you guys! I think I'll pass on Payday then and narrow down my choice for Portal2 or DXHR, it's a tough one for sure.

Feeank wrote:

Thank you guys! I think I'll pass on Payday then and narrow down my choice for Portal2 or DXHR, it's a tough one for sure.

Then answer is both, definitely both. But yeah another vote against Payday, it was on a free weekend once and I got everything I needed from the game in that weekend.

whispa wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

I want Lucius but that's more like a $5 buy at best, not a $12.50 buy. See you next Christmas sale, Lucius.

I haven't heard of this game before, so is this Hit Man featuring a 1st grade antichrist?

Sure looks creepy from what I saw.

I think their was a rock paper shotgun review of, and it wasn't exactly glowing. It is quite dark though from what i remember.

Also, a GB quick look:

Big thanks to RoughneckGeek and Malor for Mark of the Ninja, the latter of which was passed along to Phoenix Rev ([GWJ]Phoenix Rev for those of you keeping score *ahem*). Back stabbing ahoy!

NathanialG wrote:

Do the Heroes of Might and Magic games ever get a significant discount? I feel like I have been waiting a while to get Heroes VI but $20 still seems a bit high.

And big thanks to Mogg for Botanicula!

Just went up in a Flash Sale! $15 by itself, or in a franchise pack for $30.

soonerjudd wrote:
NathanialG wrote:

Do the Heroes of Might and Magic games ever get a significant discount? I feel like I have been waiting a while to get Heroes VI but $20 still seems a bit high.

And big thanks to Mogg for Botanicula!

Just went up in a Flash Sale! $15 by itself, or in a franchise pack for $30.

Just saw that! And purchased. I think that will be it for me for the sale then.

Woohoo! Woke up this morning to a gift from oldmud of Botanicula! I must now pay it forward ten-fold! Or five-fold! Payday is tomorrow, maybe I shouldn't get ahead of myself

Edit: Hey oldmud, no wishlist? Really?!

Big thanks to Superbeard, who besides sponsoring the goddamn GWJ podcast gifted me Beat Hazard at some point while I was asleep.

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I have so much music to get through from end of year lists and this looks perfect, thanks!

(This was also the first Steam sale gift I've ever received, so congratulations on popping my cherry there)

Thank you, DocJoe for the gift of Heroes 5!! I'd been wanting to complete my HoMM collection!!
Edit: How is it that no one has KotOR on their wishlisht?! Inconceivable!

What does everyone want to see for the next vote? I don't really have a dog in this race...

I voted the Sims 3, but in reality, I'm completely apathetic about the next vote. Oh wait, sorry, I'm not helping...

I usually just go with the most % off, but Serious Sam? I think everyone who wants that one already has it.

So is HOMM6 and the associated add-ons worth it? I've played 5 and enjoyed it. The franchise pack is whispering to me....

DeThroned wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:

If anyone's interested in the new Painkiller HD remake (which is apparently pretty decent) for less than $5, Totalbiscuit posted this today. You just sign up for a free account and if you do it before the 18th, you get a 50% off code for Painkiller HD that you can use on Steam anytime. If you use it today, the deal stacks on top of the already discounted sale price and you can get Painkiller HD for $4.99. I just did it, it totally works.

Thanks for the head's up but are the games really that bad? Overall (outside of Black Edition) they scored really low. I like FPS games but kinda question these based on the reviews.

This deal is only for Painkiller HD, the latest version. It's a retooled, prettier remake of the original Painkiller and I've heard it's pretty good. If you're looking at the Painkiller pack, anything but Painkiller Black and Painkiller HD are largely considered crappy, though I haven't played them.

I started totalling things up for this sale (slow first day back at work).. As the magic 8-ball used to say, "Outlook not so good"...

I'm at the same time glad nothing has grabbed me in the sale over the last few days, and likewise disappointed. Am I doing it right?

Any dedicated flight junkies out there?

I bought A10C Warthog for my dad, but apparently my brother had the same idea and gifted it to him before I could. So, that means I now have a copy of A10-C Warthog that I can give to one of the awesome flight junkies that visit here.

Prove you are the biggest flight junkie and it is yours. No coffee grinders though.

I was thinking about trying Warthog, but the reviews intimidated the hell out of me. Good luck, whoever winds up with it

omnipherous wrote:

I started totalling things up for this sale (slow first day back at work).. As the magic 8-ball used to say, "Outlook not so good"...

I'm at the same time glad nothing has grabbed me in the sale over the last few days, and likewise disappointed. Am I doing it right?

Yea; I feel the same. I think I've just gone so crazy on prior Steam sales that most of these aren't doing it for me. However; I go to other sites like Amazon, Good Old Games, or Green Man Gaming for either a better price point or some variety. I have lately rediscovered a joy of old DOS PC games playing with DosBox on my Asus Tablet.

Touch screen Master of Orion 2 anywhere I want... hard to argue with that kind of portable gaming.

Thank you MrAndrewJ!!! Was intrigued by Hotline Miami from what I heard of it. Just not sure to get it or not.
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Does anyone know if there are going to be new dailies on 1/5, or does the sale end at 10AM PST on 1/5? I'm trying to figure out if I need to buy the things I wanted that never went on a daily or flash sale on Friday or if I can wait until Saturday.

So far I've seen posts elsewhere that seem to indicate 1/4 is the last actual full day of the sale.

Big huge thanks to Eleima for the gift of Botanicula.

I'm kinda feeling guilty about it thou; early on in the sale I was looking at picking it up for myself. While on the page I noticed that Eleima had it in her wishlist and I told myself that if I do pick it up, I'll gift her a copy too.

Lo, I decided to wait till the end of the sale to get it and didn't gift it either. Later Eleima gets it as a gift so I can't do the same anymore but I'm happy she how gets to play it.

Then now she gifts it to me, as I still have it sitting in my wishlist.

So...yeah...sorry about that E.

UMOarsman wrote:

I use Is There Any Deal for tracking this kind of thing.

I would only use that site if they emailed me when games go on sale that I mark, like appshopper and Steam do. I'm too lazy/busy to check such things frequently enough to be useful. I only know about Steam sales bc of GWJ podcast and despite listening for years, this is the first year I've ever gotten anything from them.

Hey folks, might I make a polite request and ask that folks vote for Krater in the next voting thingy? I've been eying that and hoping it would drop even further. Thanks!

I know it was already a while ago, but thanks to Lothar and tuffalobuffalo for Quantum Conundrum and the Lucas Arts Adventure pack.

Not doing to bad this sale. 4 games bought over all, 3 of which were on my wishlist. I am still fighting the urge on Torchlight 2, Crusader Kings and Farcry 3, the sale for all of which I missed I have to assume (I had jolly, internet-scarce holidays).

Veloxi wrote:

Hey folks, might I make a polite request and ask that folks vote for Krater in the next voting thingy? I've been eying that and hoping it would drop even further. Thanks! :)

Done! Good luck!!

Veloxi wrote:

Hey folks, might I make a polite request and ask that folks (except for NSMike) vote for Krater in the next voting thingy? I've been eying that and hoping it would drop even further. Thanks! :)

FTFY.

Cragmyre wrote:

Done! Good luck!! :)

Thank you!

fleabagmatt wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

Hey folks, might I make a polite request and ask that folks (except for NSMike) vote for Krater in the next voting thingy? I've been eying that and hoping it would drop even further. Thanks! :)

FTFY. ;)

Me no get.

Elycion wrote:

Does anyone know if there are going to be new dailies on 1/5, or does the sale end at 10AM PST on 1/5? I'm trying to figure out if I need to buy the things I wanted that never went on a daily or flash sale on Friday or if I can wait until Saturday.

So far I've seen posts elsewhere that seem to indicate 1/4 is the last actual full day of the sale.

I guess we'll find out soon(ish) when the final(?) round of dailies come up. The current daily ends in 25 hours, so i'm presuming the next set will also be for 24 hours only. Iirc, that's how it worked in previous sales.

Veloxi wrote:

Hey folks, might I make a polite request and ask that folks vote for Krater in the next voting thingy? I've been eying that and hoping it would drop even further. Thanks! :)

Done - although interestingly, the Krater Collectors Edition is already 75% off, so for a smidge more than the potential voted deal you get the DLC and soundtrack.

NSMike recently commented that every game he votes for loses. Obviously, Matt doesn't want Mike to ruin it for him.