Regardless of the nice deals, am I the only one having problems with the checkout in Steam? I tried to buy some games Sunday evening, but every time I click on the "purchase for myself" button, I get thrown to the frontpage again. Tried this with several games and no luck, I also attempted it again this morning, thinking that it had to do with the overcrowded servers. Still nothing.
It would help if I could find a button/link somewhere in Steam that would take me directly to my shopping cart, I can't find it anywhere!
Edit: Managed to find a direct link to the shopping cart by adding L.A. Noire and it threw me to the same "buy as a gift/purchase for myself" page, but now I can't even click those buttons. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!
Beat Hazard Complete
Defense Grid: The Awakening (complete)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dungeons of Dredmor: Realm of the Diggle Gods
Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Chaos Unleashed DLC
EDIT: And just now I bought Terraria
...Steam has no mercy for anyone, least of all poor students.
I really don't want to know. More specifically: a lot. Probably too much. I bought Portal 2 today and I have found something (okay, generally a few things) every day of the sale, both on Steam and on other sites (i.e. Amazon, GamersGate, etc.).
before december my steam library consisted of
Half Life 2, Garrys mod, painkiller; gold edition, and a couple F2P titles
Limbo - £3.49
Valve complete pack - £24.99
Audiosurf - £1.49
Plants vs zombies GoTy - £3.49
Cave story - £3.49
Mega Indie Bundle - £13.99
Serious Sam HD double pack - £2.19
Oddworld: Strangers Wrath - £1.99
Xotic - £1.49
Binding of Isaac - £0.99
Super Meat Boy - £2.99
so 45(ish) games altogether cost me about 60 quid
and as gifts i recieved:
and Terraria (cant get it to run, the file xnafx40_redist is for lack of a better term, fucked and every time i go to start it up it comes up with the windows installer then it disappears and nothing happens. if anyone could shed some light on this i'd be really gratefull)
24 games for 52 quid... not too bad. Didn't get much in the way of free stuff - 3 lumps of coal and a 25% off coupon for Valve.
I have to say, this thread and its counterpart are an interesting study in the spread of people's gaming interests.
My December Purchases:
Assassin's Creed II: Deluxe Edition
Runaway, A Road Adventure
The Longest Journey
Beyond Good and Evil
Oddworld Abes Oddysee
Dark Fall: Lost Souls
Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII Double Pack
Puzzle Agent 2
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Star Wars: KOTOR
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
Time Gentlemen, Please!
Been There, Dan That
5x Holiday coal
33% off Valve voucher
25% off Activision voucher
50% off Flight Control HD voucher
50% off Hacker Evolution: Duality
Dawn of War+All expansions-$15
Fallout 1 and 2(This is kind of cheating 'cause I got the from gog.com, but they had a Christmas sale too, so I say it counts)- $6
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas- $7.50
Serious Sam First and Second Encounters HD $3
TES IV: Oblivion GOTY Deluxe(I might have bought this before the sale. I forget.)-$7.50
Wow, that's more than I thought it was.
EDIT: Oh wait and Psychonauts! How could I forget?
I just bought every single thingGTA-related for a fucking tenner.
That plus Mafia 2 and all it's DLC/Pre-order bonuses brings it £29.98 That's less than one single Xbox Game if I went and shopped at Game, and that just landed me about 7 games.
I also picked up Terraria for £1.50. I spend more than that on some chips at college every lunch time.
If I roughly do some quick maths of everything I've brought in this month...
Well, I only purchased the Humble Bundle with all its games (+ a gift for a friend), and other indie bundles like the indie gala, indie royale and little big bunch. But then I've got so many games I don't even know where I should start playing them...
Bunch Of Heroes
Space Empires V (a friend won it for me... which means he doesn't want it)
also won these for 2 of my friends: Risen & Orcs Must Die!
E.Y.E. - Divine Cybermancy (another friend didn't want it)
And then a friend of mine gifted me these:
Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath of Death VII Pack
Defy Gravity Extended
Orcs Must Die!
Think that's all. Wait, there's also a Magicka complete pack... Holy shit.
I bought mostly indie games, nothing major. Probably spent about $25
Scratch that, I've already spent over $50.. Oh lord! I had no idea.
16 games total (excluding Orange box and a really old strategy game that I scored for free).
Trying to buy Arkham City while it's still on sale. Anybody have working coupons yet? Mine are dated January 2nd and still don't work.
I'm in Australia and it's still $50 even at half price.
It brings me so much joydisgust seeing the Steam forums currently clogged up with threads about holiday giveaway cheaters getting banned. One guy admitted to having 300 separate accounts as well as using third-party software to obtain achievements, this is commonplace right now.
Psychonauts (gift for a brother): $2.49
The Binding Of Isaac: $1.49
Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues: $2.49
Penumbra: Overture: $4.99
Painkiller: Black Edition: $4.99
Portal 1 and 2 bundle: $8.49