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

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
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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
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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
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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

Tallying

Gifted:
Ys: Origin
Hotline Miami
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Borderlands 2

Received: Thank you
Tales from Space (Mortal Groove)
Castle Crashers (Jamos05)
Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition (TekDragon)
Bard's Tale (Garden Ninja)
Offspring Fling (Peedmyself)

Bought
Fairy Bloom Freesia
Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
Skydrift
Capsized
eXceed Complete Pack
Anna
Binding of Isaac Wrath of the Lamb
Scribblenauts Unlimited (Free)
Resonance
Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion
Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
Prince of Persia Complete Pack

No really expensive game. I did really good.

Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

Thank you again to all who sent gifts my way, we'll have to do this again next year ;).

Why wait next year when there's the Steam Summer Sale?

Jarpy wrote:

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?

From what I gather, there's a cooldown period when your horse leaves on quests (and this is supported by the ticking clock and the countdown on the information board). The amount of time your horse is away increases as the horse's class increases (a class two horse is away longer than a class one horse). It's ridiculous, it's a silly mechanic, I hate it.

This was a great sale, folks. Hopefully next year (or in the summer sale if I'm lucky enough to get a job) I'll be financially able to do some real gifting instead of little $4 purchases and whatnot.

thanks again to all.

Oh my goodness!

So...I don't get a chance to be on steam much because I work long hours and my husband is currently obsessed with ME3, so I sorta let him run wild on the pc while I go pass out or shower or whatever. That being said, I don't know how to use steam very well, and I did not really grasp what wishlisting a game will do.

I got that game gifted to me many times. You guys. YOU GUYS :tear:

Thank you so much for Legend of Grimrock, everyone. I declined a few before I realized I have no idea what the appropriate protocol is. Rallick and MisplacedBravado: Should I regift them? I'm downloading one right now, but I'm not sure what I should do with the rest? I regifted one before realizing that may not be what the person wanted! I'm sorry about doing that without permission of the purchaser.

Again, thank you so much. You guys are amazing.

I think I'm mostly done for now, tomorrow I'll use some of my left over flying money to buy a $20 Steam card. Trying to decide is Anno 2070 is worth it. From the few videos I seen it really intrigued me, but I'd appreciate a little push from this great, wise, community.

JillSammich wrote:

This was a great sale, folks. Hopefully next year (or in the summer sale if I'm lucky enough to get a job) I'll be financially able to do some real gifting instead of little $4 purchases and whatnot.
thanks again to all.

In my experience, it's not so much the monetary value of the game as the thrill of that little green envelope and the whole "wow, for me?" feeling that does it.

Amoebic wrote:

Should I regift them? I'm downloading one right now, but I'm not sure what I should do with the rest? I regifted one before realizing that may not be what the person wanted! I'm sorry about doing that without permission of the purchaser. Again, thank you so much. You guys are amazing.

I don't think there are any rules set in stone, but usually, you can either return the gift to the sender who will find another home to it, or simply pass it along to another deserving goodjer.
You're really in for a treat, Legend of Grimrock is an awesome game.

Gifted:
The Stronghold Collection
Ace of Spades
Botanicula
Mirror's Edge

Bought:
Skyrim+Dawnguard & Hearthfire
Stalker:Call of Prypiat

Received:
FTL
Civ V
HumbleBundle THQ
HumbleBundle 7

Biggest Regret:
Missing on Deus Ex HR at 5$ : (

It was nice to finally give something back and pay it forward as well, gotta love this place.

I didn't have time to say anything when it happened (had to run to work), but thanks to Crhis for the gift of Sleepy Dawgs. I had just bought it seconds earlier, and had to decline, but it was definitely appreciated nonetheless. I should have been off to work by the time the day's sale started!

A big "thanks" to m0nk3yboy for the "gift" of Bad Rats. It will sit in a place of distinction alongside Sparkle Ponies.

You know, I would have settled for one of the $5 Sleeping Dogs, but I never expected this.

Thanks, man!