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Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby GSH » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:44 pm

http://store.steampowered.com/

Advice from past sales: drop by every day. (They update at noon Central/10AM Pacific). If there's a daily sale item you want, grab it. Anything else you want, WAIT until the last day of the sale; they might move it to a daily sale one day.

(UPDATE): There's also http://www.steamgamesales.com/?sort=savings&order=desc, which allows you to sort the entire list of what's on sale w/o going to Steam's overloaded website, and only able to view 10 entries at a time on Steam's site.

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby PCG-Oldfart » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:32 am

Thanks for the info, I might get TDU2 but I'll need to build a new system to play it.

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Ded10c » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:07 pm

This is the biggest sale I've seen steam run since I started using it.

Also, there's a sort-of ARG going on in the background. Complete "activities" to get tickets. Every ticket gives you a chance to be one in a hundred who win the top 10 games on your wishlist.

GSH's advice of waiting is sound. Go by that.

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby GSH » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:31 pm

In the past ~2 years, I've seen this pattern where Steam has massive sales twice a year. Once is the 7-14 days around Christmas. The other time is about now, lining up with the July 4th holidays here in the USA.

Steam has a whole bunch of Sega Genesis titles on sale. Shouldn't need a new system for that. :p

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Nielk1 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:54 pm

I got 6 out oft he first 7 tickets and I hope to get that last straggler for Thursday when i get home today.

I put in for the Gold Beat Hazard ship and the Snorkel for Portal 2 :-P
The prizes for tickets range from silly game gear, to mission packs (in the case of Defense Grid, DLC that costs $2 total on sale, 4$ normally), or a whole game (only one, button right corner, small one though).

I have my hopes to be 1 of the 100 winners of the grand prize but I like the little nicknacks I am getting for my tickets too.

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Ded10c » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:13 pm

I take it redeeming smaller prizes does not void the tickets for the final draw?

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Nielk1 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:08 pm

A ticket spent indeed remains in the total pot.

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby GSH » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:28 pm

It's baaaack. Same general advice as in the first post - daily deals are the best promotions. Otherwise, wait until last day of the sale.

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Ded10c » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:03 pm

The servers seems to be under far heavier load than normal, as both N1 and I have been recieving error messages at beak times for both the UK and US saying that they are overloaded.

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Red Spot » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:15 pm

I can easilly get on Steam, but the alternative link GSH provided first tells me a script is slowing things down, when I quit it, IE freezes ..

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Nielk1 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:19 am

yea IE sucks.

Steam was nearly unusable Monday, got better Tuesday.

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Red Spot » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:46 am

Nielk1 wrote:yea IE sucks.


Perhaps, but it hardly ever fails on me. But lets not start that discussion again :)

Anyway, after going to the site and stop it loading it prevents the script from running and allows me to use it, with IE.

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Baconboy » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:01 pm

I got Portal 2 for 7.49 when it went on 75% off! :D

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Red Devil » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:24 pm

Section 8: Prejudice is on sale today on Steam and is a steal at $5.09

http://store.steampowered.com/app/97100/

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Re: Massive Steam sale going on now...

Postby Ded10c » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:06 pm

Summer sale time.
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