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    Cool Oh God No Not Again: Steam Summer Sale 2012



    With 136 games on my Steam list and at most a third of those played, and only half of those beyond two hours, I really should know better, but I am weak and my wallet is suffering again.

    The Steam Summer Sale runs from July 12th 6pm (i.e. tonight) to July 22nd and will likely cost you a small fortune.

    Novelties this time round are a round of voting every 8 hours on the games you'd like to see headline tomorrow's discounts, and flash sales running anywhere from 6 to 12 hours because they needed more ways of tricking you into impulse purchases of every game made in the last 5 years.

    Today's highlights, personally speaking: lots of Total War on sale; Crusader Kings II on sale (which I may go for in just a moment); Portal 2 at less than £4 if you've still somehow not got round to it; and Terraria and Legend of Grimrock for indie goodness. (There's an Indie Bundle as well but the store keeps timing out from heavy load so I've no idea what's in it, though I probably have most of them from Humble Bundles etc.)

    Strength and honour, fellow broke gamers.

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    Pretty much what I said when the wife announced it.

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    Even these low low prices won't get me off my 1500+ hours of TF2

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    Looks like the voting isn't to decide what games are on sale tomorrow, but to decide what game is on sale through the next round of voting - i.e. the winner is available for 8 hours.

    And yes I am online this early to check the flash sales

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    I get paid today.. My wallet will surely suffer
    Got some damn good deals in the past, though. Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Terraria to name a few.

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    I just bought the Crusader Kings 2 bundle and all the addons. I was planning to get it at some point, but 75% off was too cheap to resist.

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    Yay, finally an excuse to buy Portal 2. At £3.74 it was rude not too

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    I will resist!!! I need my money for more important things this time.

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    I grabbed a copy of PAYDAY: The Heist for a superb £3.74 and it's awesome for that value. Nothing else has really caught my eye though.

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    Here's a handy list of every single Steam game currently on sale: didimatic.com/dd/en/onsale/steam/

    Click the 'Savings' column to sort by discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Here's a handy list of every single Steam game currently on sale: didimatic.com/dd/en/onsale/steam/

    Click the 'Savings' column to sort by discount.
    DLC really gets in the way of that being usable in price-ascending format, doesn't it?

    I think that after 3 or 4 Steam sales in a row, I've grabbed everything I want to for the forseeable future. I was tempted by WH40k: Space Marine at £5, but I know it'll be on sale again at Christmas when I'll (hopefully) have more disposable cash than I do, and I have enough to be getting on with as it is anyway. Currently debating X3: Terran Conflict for £4 on a flash sale as by all accounts it's just a single player Eve, and there are times when I miss Eve (just not the feeling of being-at-work-in-my-playtime when you get involved in corps, and have to be online at arranged times, and can't pause when a child comes in the room).

    I did get Crusader Kings II and Trine 2, though, and I'll probably get Sins of a Solar Empire if it comes up, but beyond that... there's nothing else I'm desperate to play and it will all be on sale again in future, either on Steam or in a Humble Bundle or similar.

    EA may have had something when they claimed that these sales devalue IP

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    LOL... just got a text message from a friend whom I built a new PC for back in January, so this is his first Steam sale...
    "Just been on Steam for the first time in a while. Too many bargains make my brain hurt..."

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    EA can naff off, their opinion doesn't count given their poor reputation in gaming. They can't complain either since BF2 is on sale!

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    sale ends 2 days before payday here :/ ah well

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_tech View Post
    sale ends 2 days before payday here :/ ah well
    This is probably a good thing xD So far I've resisted temptation. I'm doing rather well, by now I'd have usually spent £25-£30.

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