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

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.

That trend was broken with CS:GO, so it's over. I don’t want CS:GO, though.

Damn, the time on TL2 is ticking away. I spent $10 on the "maybe I'll actually not be a scaredy cat and play it" Alan Wake, but can't bring myself to buy what was one of the most eagerly anticipated 2012 releases for me about a year ago.

Can someone enable me, please? I am currently searching for a Zen game (e.g. come home from work, brain off, clicking for 15-30 minuted, done) anyway.

Edit: In addition, I am giving away one copy each of the following games (just PM and Steam-friend me): Limbo, SpaceChem and The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

duckilama wrote:

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

Hahahah, okie, thanks!

NSMike wrote:

That trend was broken with CS:GO, so it's over. I don’t want CS:GO, though.

Why not? CS:GO is awesome, or close to it, at least. (It needs as_oilrig and cs_docks)

Wow! Magicka for $2.49 today. If I didn't already have it.

Blondish83 wrote:

I have lately rediscovered a joy of old DOS PC games playing with DosBox on my Asus Tablet.

I'm stuck on this so far this morning. What is the quickest, easiest way to accomplish this feat?!

Veloxi wrote:
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. :(

Voted for it

Hahahaha

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Thank you Elycion for the gift of Krater! Y'all can now vote for whatever ya want, unless it's still Krater, which is cool too.

Luggage wrote:

Damn, the time on TL2 is ticking away. I spent $10 on the "maybe I'll actually not be a scaredy cat and play it" Alan Wake, but can't bring myself to buy what was one of the most eagerly anticipated 2012 releases for me about a year ago.

Can someone enable me, please? I am currently searching for a Zen game (e.g. come home from work, brain off, clicking for 15-30 minuted, done) anyway.

Are you talking about a 4-pack? $7.50 each? I'm not enchanted with the first iteration, but I'm down for a stab at the second.

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.

Pretty sure it ends at 10AM PST tomorrow. In time for their normal weekend special.

They may have one more massive blowout at 10AM PST today, so you could probably wait until then.

Just got Awesomenauts and that is an appropriately named game! Fantastic MOBA.. might even be my favourite..

Any opinions out there on AVSEQ? It says its a puzzle game but it just looks like you click on everything fast and make potentially really annoying sounding music...

Veloxi wrote:

Hahahaha

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Thank you Elycion for the gift of Krater! Y'all can now vote for whatever ya want, unless it's still Krater, which is cool too. ;)

But it will go down in price even more! As we are all voting for it! lol

Aannnnddddd, sneaking in just before I finish work for the day is Veloxi with a fantastic gift of Dead Pixels! It's one of those games that I really like the look of, but it just never quite made it into the basket.

Thanks SO much!

Fyedaddy wrote:
Blondish83 wrote:

I have lately rediscovered a joy of old DOS PC games playing with DosBox on my Asus Tablet.

I'm stuck on this so far this morning. What is the quickest, easiest way to accomplish this feat?!

Also interested. Is there a thread around here for this?

Sparhawk wrote:

But it will go down in price even more! As we are all voting for it! lol

Well keep voting then!

omnipherous wrote:

Aannnnddddd, sneaking in just before I finish work for the day is Veloxi with a fantastic gift of Dead Pixels! It's one of those games that I really like the look of, but it just never quite made it into the basket.

Thanks SO much! :-D

Dude, enjoy, that game is soooo much fun! Really well made and well executed. I've been having a blast with it when I want something close to mindless.

Keithustus wrote:
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.

You receive an e-mail for anything on your waitlist going on sale. It actually has really good customization too, like only when this particular game goes on sale for lower than $5, and this other when it's under $30.

Natus wrote:
Luggage wrote:

Damn, the time on TL2 is ticking away. I spent $10 on the "maybe I'll actually not be a scaredy cat and play it" Alan Wake, but can't bring myself to buy what was one of the most eagerly anticipated 2012 releases for me about a year ago.

Can someone enable me, please? I am currently searching for a Zen game (e.g. come home from work, brain off, clicking for 15-30 minuted, done) anyway.

Are you talking about a 4-pack? $7.50 each? I'm not enchanted with the first iteration, but I'm down for a stab at the second.

I just bought a 4-pack, due to the time running out. With Natus taking one for $7.50, there are two more copies not spoken for. Just PM me if you're interested.

Sparhawk wrote:

But it will go down in price even more! As we are all voting for it! lol

Actually no. This was a pretty bogus move on Steam's part. Krater has been 75% off throughout the sale, they marked it back up to 66% off today when it went on a daily vote. The Collector's Edition which is still at 75% is the better deal anyhow.

Elycion wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

But it will go down in price even more! As we are all voting for it! lol

Actually no. This was a pretty bogus move on Steam's part. Krater has been 75% off throughout the sale, they marked it back up to 66% off today when it went on a daily vote. The Collector's Edition which is still at 75% is the better deal anyhow.

Oh, really? That's kinda lame. :/

Opinions on Hotline: Miami? Considering it, but mainly on the merits of the screenshots rather than any information about this odd-looking top-down shooter. I do love old-school shooters...heck, Die Hard was my favorite NES game, and this looks somewhat similar, but I'm leery of spending $5 on a stinker.

(What have I become?)

TheHipGamer wrote:

Opinions on Hotline: Miami? Considering it, but mainly on the merits of the screenshots rather than any information about this odd-looking top-down shooter. I do love old-school shooters...heck, Die Hard was my favorite NES game, and this looks somewhat similar, but I'm leery of spending $5 on a stinker.

(What have I become?)

http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-hotline-miami/17-6723/

watch this and see if it's something you would be into.