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Whatever, just wash your hands.
Flash sales. They don't do them anymore.
Flash sales were neat unless you worked normal hours. I can totally understand why they got rid of them. Plus, it really made it so you didn't want to get anything till the very end in case what you wanted ended up on the flash sale.
 
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I probably won't get anything except something that has a pre-order discount as opposed to an actual holiday related discount. And it's a DLC at that. Most of what I'm after is on GoG.com anyway, so I wait for sales over there.
 

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Flash sales were neat unless you worked normal hours. I can totally understand why they got rid of them. Plus, it really made it so you didn't want to get anything till the very end in case what you wanted ended up on the flash sale.
I can count the games on one hand I’ve bought from Steam since they got rid of them.
 

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I tend to set a wishlist for games I'm interested in. When they hit the price point I feel they're worth, I tend to scoop them up.

Normally it's $30 or less.
 
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Don't mind me, just here to shill for Katana Zero. Worth it at full price, let alone on sale.
 

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I never understood the Steam sale, or more accurately I don't get the anticipation/reaction. Are gamers really waiting all year long to get a 50% discount on The Outer Worlds, or Mafia? I mean if these were new releases like that viking game that would be one thing, but they're not. They're games that are years old. Just feels...I dunno, off.
Its like going to Walmart and seeing a sale on Transformers: The Last Knight toys. I'm pretty sure anyone who was interested already got them a while ago.
It works this way.

For most of the year, you put games that might be of interest on your wishlist. When the sale comes, you check which ones of them got cheaper and decide whether you want to actually buy them. Then you play them until the next sale while marking possible new entries for your wishlist. As Steam has a couple of sales a year, that works quite well. Yes, you get your game maybe a little late, but you also get patches, possible DLCs, more reviews and mybe even mods.

It is rare that i am really hyped enough for a new game that i pay full price to get it as soon as released. It does happen, but only for a few games.
 
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I never understood the Steam sale, or more accurately I don't get the anticipation/reaction. Are gamers really waiting all year long to get a 50% discount on The Outer Worlds, or Mafia? I mean if these were new releases like that viking game that would be one thing, but they're not. They're games that are years old. Just feels...I dunno, off.
Its like going to Walmart and seeing a sale on Transformers: The Last Knight toys. I'm pretty sure anyone who was interested already got them a while ago.
Its not like people buy games on release, or never.

I might be interested in game X, but not enough to dump a full £40/£50/£60 on it. A sale is a great opportunity to buy a game that I am unsure about, without taking so much of a financial hit. Its not like it is a day to mark on my calendar or anything, but it is always nice to see the games on my wishlist with a massive discount.

Im sure a lot of people also really depend on Steam sales to actually buy games, because they actually cannot afford to buy them at full price. A lot of these games are only ever this cheap on sale, or years and years down the line (unless it is a Call of Duty game, apparently).
 
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I never understood the Steam sale, or more accurately I don't get the anticipation/reaction. Are gamers really waiting all year long to get a 50% discount on The Outer Worlds, or Mafia? I mean if these were new releases like that viking game that would be one thing, but they're not. They're games that are years old. Just feels...I dunno, off.
Its like going to Walmart and seeing a sale on Transformers: The Last Knight toys. I'm pretty sure anyone who was interested already got them a while ago.
Nah dude, you don't go for those AAA titles on sale, you wait for the niche titles to go from $15 to $5.

Under $10 or it's a no buy.
 

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I can count the games on one hand I’ve bought from Steam since they got rid of them.
Yeah, it sucks.

My wishlist:

DMC collection - My price is 6 dollars.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order - My price is 15 dollars.
Star Wars Squadrons - My price is 10 dollars. Shouldn't take too long with the current price being 40.
Red Dead Redemption 2 - My price is 20 dollars. Maybe 15. Will likely have to wait at least another year.
Doom Eternal - My price is 15 dollars. Maybe 10. Already close at 20.
Ace Combat 7 - My price is 15 dollars. Maybe 10. The only one I played was 4 on the PS2.
 

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Yeah, it sucks.

My wishlist:

DMC collection - My price is 6 dollars.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order - My price is 15 dollars.
Star Wars Squadrons - My price is 10 dollars. Shouldn't take too long with the current price being 40.
Red Dead Redemption 2 - My price is 20 dollars. Maybe 15. Will likely have to wait at least another year.
Doom Eternal - My price is 15 dollars. Maybe 10. Already close at 20.
Ace Combat 7 - My price is 15 dollars. Maybe 10. The only one I played was 4 on the PS2.
Do you know of Isthereanydeal? Great tool for us budgetminded pc gamers. Lets you set a desired price or discount% for a game. It'll then track prices for that game across all stores its available on, and when one of them drops to or below your preset, you get a notification via email.
Mind you, only for pc. Doesn't track consoles.
 

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So far, the damage hasn't been too bad.

Wolfenstein: The New Order-$6

Doom 64-$1.50

Persona 4: Golden-$17.50
 
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People actually buy those cards? I got a millions but when I tried to sell them it was such a pita to do that I gave up.
Oh yeh, especially the Foil ones. Some of the Hatfall Foil cards are over $1 each on steam lol

I just tried a bit, what an incredibly terrible system. There's plenty of "buy" order for almost every card, but instead of just going to my inventory and click "sell at whatever price is highest now" I have to guess the price people are willing to buy it in a screen with no information about the current buy order. To find the buy order I need to open another window, go to community market place, find the game, find the card in the list, lookup what the highest buy order is and finally enter that amount. All that for maybe 5 cents.

I remember playing trough portal with dev commentary on and valve dev were absolutely obsessed with getting every little details right and making things as seamless as possible. Where was that attitude when it came time to design the steam store? If Valve gets a cut of every transaction between user, why aren't they trying to make this as easy as possible?
Just check points on the graph for the most recent sales and put that price or lower mainly is the best way to do it.

Buy orders are people who will auto buy at that price but often they're below market value.
 

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Had some steam wallet credit left from selling steam cards, so I got Ion Fury for €8.02. Bit of old school blasting. Should be fun. Also, cuz it's Build Engine, it's tiny. When was the last time you downloaded and installed a game in under 10 seconds?
I have never understood Steam cards. I just know I have hundreds of the fucking things with usually about three duplications per game, and there's something about exchanging them to get a set, that I play a load of games hardly anyone else does to exchange with, and for all that effort exchanging I get I'm not really sure what at all.
 

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I have never understood Steam cards. I just know I have hundreds of the fucking things with usually about three duplications per game, and there's something about exchanging them to get a set, that I play a load of games hardly anyone else does to exchange with, and for all that effort exchanging I get I'm not really sure what at all.
You mean, what they're actually intended for?

Get full set of cards for a game, trade in for game-themed profile background, emoticon and badge, which can usually be repeated about 5 times. Each badge level gets you 100xp towards your Steam level, which in turn ... doesn't really mean anything aside from increasing your friend list cap by 5 per level gained (fyi, default cap for a lv1 account is 250 friends).

In short, it's to enlarge your E-peen.
 

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Between AC: Valhalla still eating up all the time I don't spend on social gaming, the Wood Elf DLC for WH2:TW coming out next week and CP2077 coming out in less then 2 weeks, where will I get the time to play anything even if I got it on sale? I'm comfortably stocked with games to see me through the holiday season and none of the discounts I've seen on my wishlist so far has been of the magnitude that I didn't go "Is that worth it? Eh...".

I almost got Fallout 76, but then decided that I don't need a third open world game right now that wants to cuddle with several hundred hours of my free time.
 
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I'm pretty sure I got my fill from this Steam Sale.

Star Wars: Squadrons-$24
SW:Jedi:Fallen Order(god that title is awkward)-$24
Raji: An Ancient Epic-$20
Ori and the WIll O'Wisps-$15

Pretty much all of those had been on my wish list for a bit. Ori was a "Eh, why not? I liked the first one and $15 is pretty reasonable"
 
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You mean, what they're actually intended for?

Get full set of cards for a game, trade in for game-themed profile background, emoticon and badge, which can usually be repeated about 5 times. Each badge level gets you 100xp towards your Steam level, which in turn ... doesn't really mean anything aside from increasing your friend list cap by 5 per level gained (fyi, default cap for a lv1 account is 250 friends).

In short, it's to enlarge your E-peen.
Also higher your level more likely you are to get a random free pack of cards for a game you've got all the card drops for (Doesn't mean you have the full set just all the available drops). AKA you get something you can open to finish a set of cards or sell on often for more money than the card alone would normally be worth.
 

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You mean, what they're actually intended for?

Get full set of cards for a game, trade in for game-themed profile background, emoticon and badge, which can usually be repeated about 5 times. Each badge level gets you 100xp towards your Steam level, which in turn ... doesn't really mean anything aside from increasing your friend list cap by 5 per level gained (fyi, default cap for a lv1 account is 250 friends).

In short, it's to enlarge your E-peen.
Seriously WTF. Spend hours dicking around to achieve basically nothing? That's what computer games are for.
 

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Got Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition with a ton of DLC for $15


And... I'm only about 1/3 into Rise of the Tomb Raider! Loving it so, good to have this as well. I played the 1st one like mad. PC and Xbox versions.

And $12 for this with DLC:


And the Gold version of this for $20... OK I am done! Or my wife will kill me.

 
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