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

Amoebic wrote:

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.

Enjoy playing it, or enjoy passing it on! 'Tis the season.

Oh...man. Thanks for Legend of Grimrock. Hooks thoroughly in me. This community is the best!

Spoiler:

The skeletal sentinels scare the piss out of me. Something about the wonky controls and the speed at which they pursue and stab you. I've felt actual pangs of terror from it.

Final Tally:

Gifts recieved:
Indie Game: The Movie
Legend of Grimrock
Mark of the Ninja
Orcs Must Die 2
Thirty Flights of Loving

Bought for self:
You Need A Budget 4

Gifted to others:
Ace of Spades
Bards Tale
Flight Control HD x 2
Legend of Grimrock
Limbo
Lone Survivor
Magicka
RAGE
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II x 2
Terraria x 3
Zeno Clash

I've beaten Mark of the Ninja already. Holy hell that game is amazing. I'm cleaning up the seals and scrolls, then I'm going to start a New Game+ run.

Garden Ninja wrote:

Bought for self:
You Need A Budget 4

Wow, a sim about living paycheck to paycheck? That's gotta be an even better everyday-life parody than The Sims!

(Googles title)

Well, fitting, then. It will probably tell you to spend less money on Steam gifts.

Amoebic wrote:

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 thought that someone might have beaten me to it. Ah well, Just find another deserving home for it. I'm glad someone else hooked you up with the game. It sounds like you're enjoying it!

Prozac wrote:

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.

I wasn't really planning to buy it for myself or as a gift but for 4.49~ I bought one for me, you , and RoughnekGeek(RNG on IRC) sent one to Edwin. A few minutes later the buggy deal was gone.

my stats

Bought for myself
$7.50 Torchlight II ( part of 4pack).
$4.49 Sleeping Dogs
$1.49 Warlock Armageddon DLC
$5.09 Castle Crashers
$3.39 Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
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$21.96
sent to Father in law
$4.96 Warlock DLC, Warlock DLC Master of Artifacts, Warlock DLC Return of the Elves, Warlock Armageddon DLC
$9.99 Torchlight II
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$14.95

Received as gifts
Tropico 4 (Garrion333 if I'm not mistaken )
Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition ( peedmyself if I'm not mistaken)

Gifts sent to GWJ members
$3.39 Awesomenauts
$4.49 Sleeping Dogs
$3.39 Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
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$11.27

Total: $48.18

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

JillSammich wrote:

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

I dont either and now i feel bad.

Bought for Myself for a total of $158.95
Alan Wake Bundle (Summer 2012)
Bastion + Soundtrack DLC
Chantelise
Dawn of War Franchise Pack
Fortune Summoners
FTL: Faster Than Light + Soundtrack
Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
Hotline Miami
Max Payne 3 (ROW) + Max Payne 3 Season Pass
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package
Sleeping Dogs + Sleeping Dogs Dragon Master Pack
Symphony
The Bard's Tale
The Witcher 2
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
Thief Bundle 2012
To The Moon Game and Soundtrack Bundle
Torchlight II 4-pack

Gifted
Ace of Spades
Analogue: A Hate Story Game and Soundtrack Bundle
DETOUR
I Am Alive
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Thief II
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Tidalis
TRAUMA

Cobble wrote:
JillSammich wrote:

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

I dont either and now i feel bad.

Neither did I, until I went to: Account Details, Store Transactions.

PRG013 wrote:
Cobble wrote:
JillSammich wrote:

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

I dont either and now i feel bad.

Neither did I, until I went to: Account Details, Store Transactions.

If you are married your wife will do the job of tallying how much you spent on steam. After the summer sale my wife said to me "100$+ on steam?! Did someone steal your credit card number?". I told her it's a time sale that happen once a year. I think she accepted it. On this sale I was more careful .

I am going to be in big trouble with the games I bought this sale. Good thing is almost every game I really wanted, I got with a good price and held off when it was first released (Borderlands 2, Dishonored). I was also able to get Prey and add to Steam which was cool.

Now on to find Singularity at a good price...*hides*

@Niseg - Well, for your in-law, as you told me, that's a good move. Tell me how much hours they put in TL2 in 2 months ;P I know you told me Warlock's time was quite high!

Oh, and I haven't put my tally here yet. Still calculating those sales, and eyeing those Encore sale, which I consider part of the winter sale.

Niseg wrote:
PRG013 wrote:
Cobble wrote:
JillSammich wrote:

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

I dont either and now i feel bad.

Neither did I, until I went to: Account Details, Store Transactions.

If you are married your wife will do the job of tallying how much you spent on steam. After the summer sale my wife said to me "100$+ on steam?! Did someone steal your credit card number?". I told her it's a time sale that happen once a year. I think she accepted it. On this sale I was more careful .

You made sure she didn't see the statement this time?

How did I miss this 5 dollar Sleeping Dogs?

Amoebic wrote:

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.

Feel free to regift it -- it's yours to do with as you please.

I can't believe it's almost over. In a way, I'm a little sorry to see it go.

My wallet isn't.

maverickz wrote:

How did I miss this 5 dollar Sleeping Dogs?

It was a pricing error. They fixed the price quickly.

Gift Given :

Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands
Orcs Must Die 2 - Complete Pack
Lone Survivor
Dead Island GOTY
Hamiltons Great Adventure + Hamilton's Great Adventure - Retro Fever DLC
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II (x2)
Jet Set Radio
Penny Arcade's On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness 3
Awesomenauts
Mark of the Ninja
Plants vs. Zombies
Tropico 4
FTL: Faster Than Light
Trine 2 Collector's Edition
Psychonauts
A Valley Without Wind (bundle)
Zuma's Revenge
Tropico 4: Modern Times

Gift Received :

Crusader Kings II: Songs of Byzantium
The Sims 3
Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
Sine Mora
Castle Crashers
CIM: Paris DLC
Cities in Motion: St Petersburg
X-Com: UFO Defense
Prototype
Dead Pixels
Magicka The Other Side of the Coin
MAGICKA: DUNGEONS And DAEMONS DLC
Swords and Soldiers HD

Games/Dlc bought for myself :

Hero Academy - Gold Pack
Little Inferno
Port Royale 3: Harbour Master DLC + Port Royale 3: Dawn of Pirates DLC + Port Royale 3: New Adventures DLC
Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs Dragon Master Pack

Bought from GMG : Borderlands2 Season Pass

Seems I gifted 4 times the ammount I bought for myself (Pricewise).. It was a nice sale.

Thanks to anyone I received from. I couldn't keep track correctly, but I was surprise in the gifts I received.

Manach wrote:

Urgh, just realize, Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion didn't make it in the "Encore" sales..

Anno is there tho.

Now, question for the masses.

Sims3 Showtime, or Anno 2070?

I want a simulation of some sort :)

Anno! I'm having a blast with it - enough so that I picked up the DLC expansion the next day.

I had a ton of fun during the sale. I really loved gifting to as many as possible, despite the budget constraints this year. It was fun trying to find stuff people wanted, but also to try and gift it to them before others also gifted the same item like a game itself.

This community is the best!!

Very light year, this year. Good excuse to go through the pile!

Purchased:
FTL
Magic 2013 Deck Pack 2

Gifted:
Simcity 4

Received:
Legend of Grimrock

Last minute sale consideration? What's the verdict on the Witcher 2? I played the first one, but didn't finish it. Stalled out in the swamp chapter. However, I'm reading back through the thread and can't really find a consistent answer if Witcher 2 is "good". Most seem to say its different than the first, but stands on it's own?

UMOarsman wrote:
Manach wrote:

Urgh, just realize, Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion didn't make it in the "Encore" sales..

Anno is there tho.

Now, question for the masses.

Sims3 Showtime, or Anno 2070?

I want a simulation of some sort :)

Anno! I'm having a blast with it - enough so that I picked up the DLC expansion the next day.

Seems there was a hacking incident over at Ubi, again.. http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/far-cry-3/1...

Does Anno use Uplay?

PRG013 wrote:
Cobble wrote:
JillSammich wrote:

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

I dont either and now i feel bad.

Neither did I, until I went to: Account Details, Store Transactions.

I just searched for "from:steam" in my email.

Andon wrote:

Last minute sale consideration? What's the verdict on the Witcher 2? I played the first one, but didn't finish it. Stalled out in the swamp chapter. However, I'm reading back through the thread and can't really find a consistent answer if Witcher 2 is "good". Most seem to say its different than the first, but stands on it's own?

How good is your GPU? If you have a relatively modern GPU, get it. It's worth it for just the graphics at that price. Most of us really enjoyed the game when it came out. They've improved it a ton with a tutorial and different tweaks at this point. You won't stall out like in TW1. I had the same thing happen to me twice in TW1. I finally got past the swamp on the third try and finally finished TW1. It just takes like 15-20 hours to really get into that game. That's not the case with TW2. It's not a perfect game, but it's a great game in so many ways.

I've read nothing but great things about both Witcher games

Citizen86 wrote:

I've read nothing but great things about both Witcher games

I could change that if you'd like.

Gravey wrote:
Citizen86 wrote:

I've read nothing but great things about both Witcher games

I could change that if you'd like.

Dreams.... shattered

Gravey wrote:
Citizen86 wrote:

I've read nothing but great things about both Witcher games

I could change that if you'd like.

Yeah, The Witcher is a bit polarising, either love it or hate it, I haven't seen many "well it was okay" opinions. I think a lot of it depends on what you want in your RPG, and some were turned off by the sexual content. Give it a quick read-up.