Topic says it all..
Held my ground with a few packs from Steam (THQ, PoP) and the TW Series from Amazon. How did you all do?
You tell me. I don't think it was that bad, but spending around $80 was more then I expected going in as I already had everything I really want. I just ended up getting stuff like the POP bundle as I always wanted to get it but kept putting it off, some DLC bundles, and a couple $1-$2 indie games because why the fuck not? My biggest purchase was Dark Souls. I didn't want to get it because I always heard how terrible it was on PC and that type of repetitive artificially hard games never do anything for me. I put a few hours into it when I first got it but have yet to go back to it. I think I'm going to try again today and see if it can hook me this time.
On the plus side I played through a couple of the short indie games and it got me writing little mini reviews for games again so I guess that's something.
For Steam and whatnot, not too bad actually. Probably like $65 in total, $40 of which was Far Cry 3 so not nearly as bad as other years when I went whole hog and spent like $400. But I also am kinda running out of stuff to buy. I just bought the DoW2 pack, GalCiv pack, and Endless Space. All of which are long games that I don't have time to play but I bought them anyway. I really want to dig into Endless Space, as I haven't played a huge scale turn-based strategy game in a very long time.
I did buy some 3DS stuff at a local Boxing Day sale where it was buy 1 get 1 half off so I ended up spending about $50 on NSMB2 and Mario Kart 7. I am quite enjoying the 3DS so far.
I only spent about $60 on the Steam sales. Mostly Indie games that I've been meaning to buy for a long time. In the end there were some bigger games that was dirt cheap that got me too (Max Payne 3 and Sleeping Dogs).
I'm pretty happy about it, all in all.
This was the first winter sale I was able to participate in since getting my gaming pc built and I bought way too many games:
Far Cry 3
GTA: San Andreas
Just Cause 2
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Streets of Rage 2 and 3
Thankfully(?) I have a Mac, so it can be hard to find games to spend money on.
Got the Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 pack with some friends, currently playing through a scenario every other night. Forgot what GREAT games they are.
Witcher 1 & 2, which for wineskin ports hold up nicely.
Thought about Hotline Miami and Thomas Was Alone, but let them go for now.
From the Steam sale I bought/got gifted:
A New Beginning - Final Cut
Farming Simulator 2013
Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Sonic Adventure DX
Sonic Adventure 2
To The Moon
Then I also got a Premium Wii U pack along with New Super Mario Bros U and Mass Effect 3
I already posted this in another thread but:
Games I got this holiday season (many of which were purchased from places other than Steam, such as Amazon or Green Man Gaming):
Edit: All this cost me about $87. If I were to buy it all at full price, it would have been $350. I saved 75%! I love PC gaming.
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Sleeping Dogs
- Far Cry 3
- Spec Ops: The Line
- Bioshock 2
- The Darkness II
- Duke Nukem Forever
- Civilization 5: Gods and Kings
- Dungeon Defenders Collection
Not bad at all. I bought a few games, but mostly I looked at the current deals and said "Nope, nothing there". Felt kinda liberating.
I ended up buying Assassin's Creed II, Snapshot, Torchlight II, Thirty Flights of Loving and Botanicula. Aside from Torchlight, they all cost merely a few bucks each.
Steam/PC(GreenMan): Xcom, Sleeping dogs, FTL, Walking Dead, Worms Revolution, Torchlight 2, Deus Ex Human Revolution, SimCity 4 (already owned on disk, bought for convenience) and my wife bought Sims 3.
XBL: Forza Horizon, Fez, Mark of the Ninja, Dust: An Elysean Tale.
Pretty big list to play now.
I already own all the big games on Steam so I picked up some random stuff...
The Sims 3 (no idea why I bought this... I had owned it before and didn't like it that much)
The Witcher 2
Max Payne 3
Max Payne 1/2 Bundle
Mark of the Ninja
Worms Revolution - Season Pass Preorder
Spec Ops The Line
Civ V DLC - Polynesia
Civ V DLC Babylon
Ace of Spades 4-Pack
Everyone's first Steam is always the worst, after that there isn't much else to buy other than the occasional discounted newish title.
I can agree with this. My first Summer sales I bought a lot of cheap indie games, I didn't buy anything this Christmas sale, although I did buy Hotline Miami during their Thanksgiving sales.
I picked up a few things, not too many. Got Xcom off of Amazon for $25. Picked up some stuff on Steam, too of course. Walking Dead for $12.50, FTL for some cheap price I don't recall, and my big get was Sleeping Dogs for $4.49. I think there was a price mistake I caught for 91% off. :)
My "first Steam" was not bad. Bought Hotline Miami, KOTOR2 and the STALKER pack that includes SoC and CoP. Was tempted to pick up Max Payne and some other stuff , and while the games were cheap, I hate having a large backlog. With the new games from Steam I have like 7-10 unfinished games between 360/PC, which is a lot for me.
I have had a Steam account for 5 years so this was not my first sale, but it got insanely bloody nonetheless.
30 games over the entirety of the sale for at total sum of 254 €
Borderlands 2 and Xcom were the most expensive at 17.5 € each and Sine Mora at 2 € was the cheapest.
Those three were actually from GMG, but all steamworks games.
Man I need help! I already had a 15-20 games in my backlog before the sale, so this is not helping me.
My selfish wish for 2013 is that all released games will suck, so I won't be tempted to buy any.
Oh and by the way. I napped some indie bundles on top of it too. Humble Bundle, Indieroyale and Indiegala all had a visit from me.
So bad that I went to a ski shop in search of clearance discounts on last year's clearance model skis. But once I was in the store and found out the pair I was interested in were not actually discounted by any reasonable percentage, I went ahead and bought a 2013 model pair at full price because fuck it and yolo and et cetera. :D
This thread is about games though, yeah? I bought Forza Horizon on sale at a brick and mortar; Binding of Isaac and Dustforce during the Steam sale for pocket change.
Actually didn't buy a thing on Steam. Held off to the very last minutes of the 2-day sale extension-thingy from buying Darksiders II at $13.74 with all the DLC. Had to go back this past Fall's Bombcasts to see what the guys thought about the game, sounded like it wasn't the game for me.
I got Max Payne 3 from Amazon for $10, Hotline Miami from Amazon for free, and the Darksiders collection from Steam for $14. There was just nothing that i really saw that was a good enough deal otherwise that i either didn't already have or wasn't going to spend the money for. Was hoping that Bully would have gone cheaper on Steam but it never did.
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