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

GAH! Missed Sleeping Dogs, that stinks. I'll spend $5, don't want to spend $17. Oh well, there's always next sale

DeThroned wrote:

GAH! Missed Sleeping Dogs, that stinks. I'll spend $5, don't want to spend $17. Oh well, there's always next sale :)

I missed Sleepy Dogs as well... I went to work out and came back, everyone was talking about it, but by the time I got Steam opened, it was gone. Oh well. I can't run it anyhow. Maybe by the next sale, I'll have a rig built.

Another steamsale finished. What a fantastic time it has been watching so many games get gifted. Here is to next year. Also, I'm resisting sales this weekend. At least that is what I'm telling my wallet.

Wow, thanks to jonfentyler for gifting me Sleeping Dogs! That totally made my day.

IMAGE(http://s13.postimage.org/y4oyh3vg7/bad_rats_gift.png)

Thanks to MrAndrewJ who gifted me this season's sparkle ponies without even realizing how bad it is!

K, this is weird, when I search for Bad Rats, it shows up in the drop down results as $0.49, but when I go to the page to buy it, it's $4.99. WTF?

I'm done buying... Ended up getting four games for $50.96.

Civ V Gods and Kings
Tropico 4
The Walking Dead
Hitman Absolution

I managed alright this sale.

Hm, it seems like I've been ratrolled (?) by Chumpy and m0nk3yboy. Thanks? I guess?

Eleima wrote:
Jarpy wrote:

This from the woman who brought Sparkleponies into my life.

Still, though, I'd argue that you haven't launched Sparkle Ponies so you've dodged that bullet for now. ;)

Steam lies. Of course I have played your generous "gift". To prove it, I will ask an on topic question:

About the quests in SotMC: When you accept a quest for your priceless mystical golden unicorn to go pull somebody's dirty old plow, it just wanders off for a while and then comes back to the same screen. Do I fully understand the quest system?

Woke up this morning toi the gift of free child labour from Stengah (Skyrim Hearthfire) and some amazing Sleepy Puppies from Niseg! Damn timezones making me sleep through those amazing deals. You guys are princes among men.

Did anybody want, but not get, a copy of Hotline Miami? If you fit this description, then friend me. It needs a good home.

Usual non-grinder rules apply

Garden Ninja, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you for the gift =)

sr_malo wrote:

Did anybody want, but not get, a copy of Hotline Miami? If you fit this description, then friend me. It needs a good home.

Usual non-grinder rules apply :)

I sent a fried request, if the copy is already gone that is alright. I can always use more friends.

Thanks Gunner! For Unity of Command!! And Demonbox for Home!!

Let me see. This is quite ridiculous. My only excuse can be that I have a lot of catching up to do in terms of number of games compared to some of you guys. Thats my reasoning, and the fact that I've only really spent the same as two copies of the latest COD game on xbox360 at release. Here are my results, I'm not even going to list the money side of it...

Purchased
=========
Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY
Batman Arkham City GOTY
Orca Must Die 2
Rainbox 6 Vegas
Borderlands 2
Sleeping Dogs: LE
Endless Space
The Walking Dead
S.P.A.Z
Alpha Protocol
Tropico 4
Bethesda New Year Pack, which contains:

Brink Complete
Dishonored
DOOM 3 BFG Edition
TES3: Morrowind GOTY
TES4: Oblivion GOTY
TES5: Skyrim
Fallout 3 GOTY
Fallout: NV
Hunted
Rage
Rogue Warrior

Gifts received
==============
Left 4 Dead
Half Life 2
Saints Row : The Third
Terraria
Red Orchestra 2
Just Cause 2
FTL: Faster the Light
Atom Zombie Smasher
Dead Pixels
Magicka
Borderlands GOTY
I am Alive

Gifts Given
===========
Fallout: New Vegas
Orcs Must Die 2 (x2)
Castle Crashers (x2)
Just Cause 2
AVSEQ
KOTOR2
Magikca (x4)
Evochron Mercenary (x2)

Overall - An abundance of gaming goodness that should see me for the next considerable while! So, please no more enabling/tempting game releases.

Sheesh.. Is there therapy for this addiction? Where's that 2013 Pile-tackling thread...

The holidays pre-empted my following the sale (and this monster thread) around halfway through, but a friend of mine just sent me a gift, so let's add things up:

Given
Legend of Grimrock
Mirror's Edge
Thief Collection
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Thirty Flights of Loving (x2)
Unity of Command

Received
Ace of Spades (thanks non-Goodjer!)
FTL (thanks m0nk3yboy!)
Unity of Command (x2) (thanks Delerat, and non-Goodjer!)
Unity of Command: Red Turn (thanks non-Goodjer!)

All-in-all, a one hundred percent successful trip.

Well, since it's already begun I guess I'll compile the damages to my pile from this sale:

Bought:
Darksiders 2
The Walking Dead (GameFly)
LEGO Lord of the Rings (GamersGate, I think, but definitely not directly from Steam)
Half-Minute Hero
They Bleed Pixels
KOTOR 2
MTG: DotP 2013 Expansion + 2 deck packs
Hero Academy
RAGE
Tropico 4 DLC
Borderlands 2 Season Pass
Little Inferno
Trine 2 DLC
To The Moon Soundtrack
Mark of the Ninja

Received from Goodjers:
To The Moon
Tropico 4
Hotline Miami
Dead Rising 2
Awesomenauts
Dead Island
Tiny & Big
Superbrothers Swords & Sworcery
Orcs Must Die 2
Botanicula
Torchlight 2

Gifted to others:
To The Moon
Awesomenauts x2
Hero Academy
Civilization 5
Prototype
Snapshot
Orcs Must Die 2
The Binding of Isaac
Super Meat Boy
Tropico 4
McPixel
Castle Crashers
KOTOR 2
MTG: DotP 2013
They Bleed Pixels
Half-Minute Hero
Dragon Age: Origins
LIMBO
Dead Island
SimCity 4
Renegade Ops
Tiny & Big
Ys Origin
Legend of Grimrock
Mutant Blobs Attack

I'm happy that most of my personal purchases were just DLC rounding out gifts from others, 'cause I didn't want to spend much on myself. I'm also happy that I learned well from the summer sale, and was able to pace myself and spend less on more gifts.

It was fun as always, I look forward to seeing you all next time. Keep those wishlists updated!

EDIT: Oops, missed a couple.

Huge thanks to demonbox for giving me Clash of Heroes. I'm really digging it so far. It seems quite deep for a match three game.

Ah steam sales, how we wuv thee. I actually had a pretty low key sale and i think my wallet was happier for it.

Bought for me:
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion: $13.58
Deponia: $5.00
Chaos on Deponia: $10.00
Civ 5 Gods and Kings: $5.41

Gifts to Others:
Civilization 5: $7.50 (Groan)
Knights of the old Republic: $2.50 (OilyPenguin)
A10-C Warthog: $9.99 (Archangel)

Gifts Received:
Galactic Civilizations Pack: $6.24 (MateoFalcone)
FTL: Faster Than Light: $4.99 (SilentSod)

Now to play some games!

Latrine wrote:

Huge thanks to demonbox for giving me Clash of Heroes. I'm really digging it so far. It seems quite deep for a match three game.

I have it for the DS and it is a great game. You are correct, it is very deep, and each hero plays differently.

I took it pretty easy this sale. I didn't send as many gifts as I usually do, as money is tight at the moment. I think I enjoy the voyeuristic aspect of watching everyone go crazy as much as anything else during these things. My grand total:

Bought for myself:
Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Stalker: Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat

Gifted to others:
Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Bad Rats: the Revenge
Divine Divinity
Beyond Divinity

Received:
Sleeping Dogs (thanks again, jonfentyler!)

Heartfelt thanks to polq and monkeyboy for DotA2 and Bad Rats respectively, even though I returned them. I'm making a conscious effort to not own things I have no intention of ever using.

The thought is greatly appreciated, though.

sr_malo wrote:

Did anybody want, but not get, a copy of Hotline Miami? If you fit this description, then friend me. It needs a good home.

Usual non-grinder rules apply :)

Many thanks sr_malo for Hotline Miami!

Well, I caught the Sleeping Dogs "sale" for $4.49.

Congrats, Sleeping Dogs, you're Steam game #500.

*Legion* wrote:

Well, I caught the Sleeping Dogs "sale" for $4.49.

Congrats, Sleeping Dogs, you're Steam game #500. :)

I caught it too, so no catching up to me - but definitely a GREAT way to get you to #500

I'm so chuffed for all those that grabbed Sleepy Dawgs that were on the fence, bargain!

And a final public thanks to Doc Awk for sending over Archon! I loved that game as a kid on my Apple IIe!

Cragmyre wrote:
Latrine wrote:

Huge thanks to demonbox for giving me Clash of Heroes. I'm really digging it so far. It seems quite deep for a match three game.

I have it for the DS and it is a great game. You are correct, it is very deep, and each hero plays differently.

That game is so much fun. I've spent about 20 hours in it, still haven't even beat it, and only have 1 achievement unlocked, actually

But it's one of my favorites for sure.

Just want to say I love this community. Not only because of the gifting but the general atmosphere of friendliness. You guys are awesome. And thank you to everyone who gifted me games this season. I hope I can repay or pass on the love.

Veloxi wrote:

K, this is weird, when I search for Bad Rats, it shows up in the drop down results as $0.49, but when I go to the page to buy it, it's $4.99. WTF? :(

I can hook you up, if you want it