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

We are the post-sale gifters. We are divine. We are implacable. We demand your sacrifice. You will play Bad Rats until your brains leak out of your mortal ears.

Or, you can just push it onto another unsuspecting person who is still coming to terms with the sale being over.

omnipherous wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Was just coming here to post that, Bonus

Per their website, if you didn't get any keys, they're refunding you; if you got even one (yay Skyrim!), you get the whole pack, eventually.

I got the same email. Luckily I'd already claimed all the TES titles, plus new Vegas. Just a waiting game on the others. I have two friends that both claimed no keys, and have been given a refund - they were less than chuffed, even though it was a pricing error.

It looks like some of the games have been removed from the bundle, though. It's no longer listing Brink, Hunted, or Rogue Warrior, either on the store page or in my games list.

soonerjudd wrote:
omnipherous wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Was just coming here to post that, Bonus

Per their website, if you didn't get any keys, they're refunding you; if you got even one (yay Skyrim!), you get the whole pack, eventually.

I got the same email. Luckily I'd already claimed all the TES titles, plus new Vegas. Just a waiting game on the others. I have two friends that both claimed no keys, and have been given a refund - they were less than chuffed, even though it was a pricing error.

It looks like some of the games have been removed from the bundle, though. It's no longer listing Brink, Hunted, or Rogue Warrior, either on the store page or in my games list.

All still listed on mine, FWIW..

Scratched wrote:

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/SyRNZ.gif)
And now I start a timer.

Now that's just asking for it, Scratched!

My damage:

Gifted:
Limbo
Just Cause 2
Bad Ratsx2

Received:
FTL - thanks WanderingTaoist!

Bought fer meself:
Rocksmith ($15 + $10 DLC - I'm so weak!)
Dark Souls ($15)
Borderlands 2 Season Pass ($10.50)
Torchlight 2 ($7.50)
Civ V - G& K ($3.15)

Total: ~$70. (Ouch; that's about $40 more than I really should have spent. I mostly blame Rocksmith.) Happily, the only really questionable thing I picked up was the Civ V expansion, but at least it was cheap. I've already almost gotten my money's worth out of everything I bought, and I should be set at least until the summer sale.

Gifted to GWJers and a friend from another site: $135.46 (just on Steam, probably another $20-30 on GMG, GamersGate, and Amazon)

Bulletstorm
Tomb Raider: Legend
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
Sins Trinity
Portal 2
Mark of the Ninja
4x Bioshock 2
Just Cause 2
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Pack
2x Batman Arkham City GOTY
The Longest Journey
Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Special Edition
2x Hotline Miami
2x Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package
Darksiders Franchise Pack
Metro 2033
Spec Ops: The Line
The Walking Dead (goofed and added the key to my account, thinking I could gift it. Steam support was cool and deactivated it, though)

Got these last two as part of the Bethesda NY Bundle on GamersGate and gifted them:

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition
Fallout 3: GOTY (to Jonman as soon as I get a key from GG)

Bought for myself: $28.71

GamersGate Bethesda NY Bundle (only have Skyrim so far)

Gifted to me by GWJers:

2x Bad Rats: the Rats' Revenge
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
Thief Collection
Thief Gold
Awesomenauts
Atom Zombie Smasher
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Pack
Galactic Civilizations Complete Pack
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
Thirty Flights of Loving
Poker Night at the Inventory
Sniper Ghost Warrior Gold Edition
2x Home
Legend of Grimrock
Max Payne 3
Hotline Miami
Grand Theft Auto IV
Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
Borderlands: Game of the Year
Botanicula
2x Psychonauts
Torchlight II

She must never know.

So what's this Bad Rats everyone is talking about?

Luggage wrote:

So what's this Bad Rats everyone is talking about?

I wouldn't know. I don't own it.

PRG013 wrote:
Luggage wrote:

So what's this Bad Rats everyone is talking about?

I wouldn't know. I don't own it.

Talk about painting a target on yourself.

Tanglebones wrote:
soonerjudd wrote:
omnipherous wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Was just coming here to post that, Bonus

Per their website, if you didn't get any keys, they're refunding you; if you got even one (yay Skyrim!), you get the whole pack, eventually.

I got the same email. Luckily I'd already claimed all the TES titles, plus new Vegas. Just a waiting game on the others. I have two friends that both claimed no keys, and have been given a refund - they were less than chuffed, even though it was a pricing error.

It looks like some of the games have been removed from the bundle, though. It's no longer listing Brink, Hunted, or Rogue Warrior, either on the store page or in my games list.

All still listed on mine, FWIW..

Interesting.... Did you get keys for any of these before they ran out?

soonerjudd wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
soonerjudd wrote:
omnipherous wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Was just coming here to post that, Bonus

Per their website, if you didn't get any keys, they're refunding you; if you got even one (yay Skyrim!), you get the whole pack, eventually.

I got the same email. Luckily I'd already claimed all the TES titles, plus new Vegas. Just a waiting game on the others. I have two friends that both claimed no keys, and have been given a refund - they were less than chuffed, even though it was a pricing error.

It looks like some of the games have been removed from the bundle, though. It's no longer listing Brink, Hunted, or Rogue Warrior, either on the store page or in my games list.

All still listed on mine, FWIW..

Interesting.... Did you get keys for any of these before they ran out?

Nope, only key I got was Skyrim.

soonerjudd wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
soonerjudd wrote:
omnipherous wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Was just coming here to post that, Bonus

Per their website, if you didn't get any keys, they're refunding you; if you got even one (yay Skyrim!), you get the whole pack, eventually.

I got the same email. Luckily I'd already claimed all the TES titles, plus new Vegas. Just a waiting game on the others. I have two friends that both claimed no keys, and have been given a refund - they were less than chuffed, even though it was a pricing error.

It looks like some of the games have been removed from the bundle, though. It's no longer listing Brink, Hunted, or Rogue Warrior, either on the store page or in my games list.

All still listed on mine, FWIW..

Interesting.... Did you get keys for any of these before they ran out?

Yeah, I got keys for everything except Fallout 3.

All the games are still listed on mine. Got about half the keys. Did you get the email saying they were going to honour the deal?

Tanglebones wrote:
soonerjudd wrote:
omnipherous wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Was just coming here to post that, Bonus

Per their website, if you didn't get any keys, they're refunding you; if you got even one (yay Skyrim!), you get the whole pack, eventually.

I got the same email. Luckily I'd already claimed all the TES titles, plus new Vegas. Just a waiting game on the others. I have two friends that both claimed no keys, and have been given a refund - they were less than chuffed, even though it was a pricing error.

It looks like some of the games have been removed from the bundle, though. It's no longer listing Brink, Hunted, or Rogue Warrior, either on the store page or in my games list.

All still listed on mine, FWIW..

Same here.

Luggage wrote:

So what's this Bad Rats everyone is talking about?

Makes Sparkle Ponies look like game of the century.

Cobble wrote:
Luggage wrote:

So what's this Bad Rats everyone is talking about?

Makes Sparkle Ponies look like game of the century.

Then it's not just a clever name.

I started the Thankgiving / Holiday sales with $0.86 in my Steam Wallet. This is how I came out the other side:

Received:

Sine Mora - Monkeyboy. Thanksfor a gift 6 hrs before my birthday in my time, but already my birthday your time! I've even played it through to the end once already and got Aus_Tbird to pick it up!
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - Manach
Torchlight II - Psych
The Walking Dead - TheCounselor
Secret of the Magic Crystals - Eleima (to be honest it's in my inventory and I still haven't even added it to my library)
Jet Set Radio - Mateo - Works great on Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics.
Doom 3 Complete - Cymbrogi

Tomber Raider: Underworld - Thanks, MaverickZ. I passed it on to someone with it on their wishlist after talking it over with you.

Gifted:
Crusader Kings II: Songs of Byzantium - Manach?

And thanks to gift cards (mostly of the Steam variety) I bought some games for myself:
$35.49 Borderlands 2 + Season Pass (20+ hrs now)
$3.74 Doom Pack (1+2)
$19.99 Dark Souls (22.1 hrs in 5 days!)

Why can't I find who I sent gifts to? I could have sworn there was somewhere to tell me this info. The best I could do was take forever to scroll and load each day of insanity back to December 20th when I purchased the game and do a find for the gift. It seems Manach was the lucky recipient of my one gift.

As a reference point to how much is displayed each day that is loaded, December 21st takes 31 presses of 'pageup' to scroll through. Thankfully I just hit end to load each older day and didn't manually scroll through it all.

One day I'll be the one gifting out games more than receiving.

I never did find any takers on a gift for my final $0.37 prior to getting gift cards from the family. In retrospect, I got lazy and let it go without just sending someone something.

omnipherous wrote:

All the games are still listed on mine. Got about half the keys. Did you get the email saying they were going to honour the deal?

Got the email, but previously none of the games were showing up, so maybe I'm a special case? If they're still not there by the time keys are provided, I'll open up a ticket with support.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Why can't I find who I sent gifts to? I could have sworn there was somewhere to tell me this info.

I used my email receipts from Steam to tell me that information. (It requires that you filled in the person's name in the gift message properly, however, since that's what shows up on your receipt.)

Katy wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

Why can't I find who I sent gifts to? I could have sworn there was somewhere to tell me this info.

I used my email receipts from Steam to tell me that information. (It requires that you filled in the person's name in the gift message properly, however, since that's what shows up on your receipt.)

Actually, yeah I found it. It's printed in the standard size text at the end of the first paragraph if you send it via Steam. Like this:

Dear mrtomaytohead,

Thank you for your recent gift purchase on Steam. Your gift has been sent to Manach.

You know, I'm afraid to add up my totals. I spent way more than I expected to.

Self:
DCS: A-10C Warthog
Sine Mora
Hotline Miami (via Amazon)

Total: $17.50.

Received:
FTL (from a non-goodjer)
Sleepy Dogs (from a non-goodjer I last talked to 2 years ago!)

Gifted:
Nothing...(yet)... I was away almost the entire sale. Only got DCS and Sine Mora via the assistance of a saintly poster in this thread.

received:
Snapshot from LobsterMobster

got for myself:
endless space (at $10.19)
mark of the ninja (at $7.49)

gifted:
*shuffles feet* nothin'
don't be lookin' at me like that with yer judge-y eyes. I gifted a bunch of Kotor 2s in the thanksgiving sale.

That's all she wrote.

I would've picked up Primordia if enough people voted for it.

I learned that 50% off is just not enough for me to want to pick up either football manager or skyrim despite them being on my wishlist. (to be fair, I already have skyrim on console).

WOAH! This thread title may say that winter sale is over, but that didn't stop Mantid from infecting me with A Virus Named TOM -- annnnd the Soundtrack! Thank you!

Where are the deals? I don't like what they've done with the front page.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Where are the deals? I don't like what they've done with the front page.

I know, right? You look and everything is priced at RETAIL.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Where are the deals? I don't like what they've done with the front page.

Your right! Bleah!

It's kinda nice to load up steam this morning and see that ol' friendly non-sale interface. On the right it shows me what my friends have recently been playing and what they bought etc. I've got the what's new tab, coming soon stuff... like it just feels a little bit like normal again.

Sales are awesome, but it's nice to have the old familiar steam back.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

She must never know.

So say we all.

BlackSabre wrote:

It's kinda nice to load up steam this morning and see that ol' friendly non-sale interface. On the right it shows me what my friends have recently been playing and what they bought etc. I've got the what's new tab, coming soon stuff... like it just feels a little bit like normal again.

Sales are awesome, but it's nice to have the old familiar steam back.

The design is kinda seeming old and bland to me now. I think they need to do a redesign.