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Topic # 105873 12-Jul-2012 18:26 Send private message

Read on Reddit that the steam sale starts tomorrow.
I am quite a recent convert to steam so not sure what to expect... does New Zealand also get the same sale etc? and are the discounts usually worth having a look at it?

Cheers!

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  Reply # 654746 12-Jul-2012 18:33 Send private message

Yes we get the same deals.. Reddit actually released the whole summer sale catalogue, there is a LOT of indie games this year.. But still a few developer clearouts..

Heres exactly what you can expect..

1C Collection Pack
Adam?s Venture Complete Bundle Retail
Anno 2070 Pack
Batman Arkham Asylum, Batman Arkham City and Batman Gotham City Imposters Bundle
Bethesda Collection (BRINK, Fallout New Vegas, Skyrim, Hunted)
Bioshock Franchise Pack
BIT.TRIP.BEAT Bundle
BIT.TRIP.RUNNER Bundle
Carpe Fulger Bundle (Recettear: An Item Shop?s Tale, Chantelise, Fortune Summoners)
Civilization Collection
Command and Conquer Franchise
Dawn of War Franchise Pack
Dead Island Complete
Duke Nukem Bundle
Foreign Legion Bundle
Kalypso Collection (Tropico, Jagged Alliance, Airline Tycoon, etc)
Majesty Franchise
Paradox Collection (Magicka + dlcs, Mount and Blade, etc)
Pendulo Adventure Pack
Railworks 3 ? Summer Sale Collection
Red Orchestra Franchise Pack (ROW)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle
Saints Row: The Third Franchise Pack
Sniper Elite Franchise Pack
Square Hit Collection (Hitman, Tomb Raider, Just Cause 2, Deus Ex, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Quantum Conundrum, Thief)
Stardock Collection Pack
Strategy First Complete Pack
Sword of the Stars Franchise
THQ Collection (Dawn of War, Warhammer, Stalker, Nexuiz, Darksiders, Metro 2033, etc)
Total War: Shogun 2 Pack
Victoria Franchise
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Pack
Wings of Prey

There will be a reported 11 daily indie bundle sales, as well. They are as follows:

Day 1: Anomaly Warzone Earth, The Baconing, Cave Story+, EDGE, Lone Survivor.
Day 2: Botanicula, E.Y.E, Oil Rush, Splice, Universe Sandbox,
Day 3: Bit Trip Beat, Braid, Bunch of Heroes, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Runespell Overture,
Day 4: A Valley Without Wind, Atom Zombie Smasher, Blocks that Matter, Sanctum, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP,
Day 5: Audio Surf, Gemini Rue, Greed Corp, Tiny Bang Story, Ys: The Oath in Felghana
Day 6: Awesome, Defcon, Space Chem, Ticket to Ride, Trauma
Day 7: Avadon, Dungeons of Dredmor, Qube, Vessel, Zombie Driver
Day 8: Demolition Inc, Hoard, Sol Exodus, Swords and Soldiers HD, Wings of Prey,
Day 9: Capsized, Jamestown, Revenge of the Titans, VVVVVV, Zeno Clash
Day 10: All Zombies Must Die, Beat Hazard, Bit trip Runner, Eufloria, Machinarium
Day 11: Hydrophobia, Orion: Dino Beatdown, Star Ruler, Waveform, World of Goo



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  Reply # 654771 12-Jul-2012 19:34 Send private message

awesome thanks!

any idea on what the discounts might be based on previous sales?

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  Reply # 654788 12-Jul-2012 20:20

75% plus on the daily deals. And big savings on publisher packs.

One big tip is...Dont buy anything unless it is a daily deal, if it doesnt get a daily deal, buy it on the last day of the sale. Kinda sucks to by something at 50% off then have it at 80% off the next day.

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  Reply # 654804 12-Jul-2012 21:05 Send private message

I'd just like to add that today's daily deal is Defense Grid: The Awakening. If you enjoy tower defence games this is the best one I've played and at US$2.50 it's a steal. Also some missions feature GLaDOS from Portal for some added comedic value.




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  Reply # 655359 14-Jul-2012 09:43 Send private message

Day 1 and I couldn't resist the shogun 2 pack and trine pack (which is not listed above, so the list is not 100%, I think it may be missing the community choice games EDIT: actually I see a few games on the daily deals that are not listed above....  tempted by Max Payne 3 today)

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  Reply # 655845 15-Jul-2012 09:56 Send private message

Picked up Bioshock 1, 2, Company of Heroes, DiRT, GTAIV, Just Cause 2, Portal 2.

Awesome!

 

 




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  Reply # 655847 15-Jul-2012 10:06

Some of the packs are extremely good value too. If i didnt already own most of the games in them i'd be ll over them. The sega pack is full of goodness.

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  Reply # 655903 15-Jul-2012 11:09 Send private message

Ugh, the Steam store is experiencing heavy load issues which is getting rather frustrating.




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  Reply # 655926 15-Jul-2012 11:43

Remember, don't purchase anything that isn't a daily deal/flash deal/community choice until the last day of the sale.  Bigger discounts are always just around the corner...

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  Reply # 655970 15-Jul-2012 13:57 Send private message

Just got Payday the Heist.. Had been looking at it when it first came out but couldn't justify the cost, now that its $5usd i can't pass it up :).. It isn't downloading all that fast but ill have it tonight

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  Reply # 655971 15-Jul-2012 13:58 Send private message

garvani: Just got Payday the Heist.. Had been looking at it when it first came out but couldn't justify the cost, now that its $5usd i can't pass it up :).. It isn't downloading all that fast but ill have it tonight


I got that last night, absolutely fantastic. 4 plater coop online is great fun :)

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  Reply # 655985 15-Jul-2012 14:21 Send private message

FYI if you noticed the Bethesda collection in that list above, it's not available to us New Zealanders. I can only get it to show in search results on Steam by changing my location to the US store - it let me get to the cart, but I didn't try buying it. $50 for Hunted, FO:NV, Brink and Skyrim (all DLC for all games except Dawnguard) seems to me a pretty good deal.

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  Reply # 656396 16-Jul-2012 12:00 Send private message

Recently new to steam after finally getting a computer that can handle modern games... and phew... Ive spent so much money on this sale I'm actually embarrassed to give the amount here. Serious case of buyers remorse.... Steam sales are dangerous!




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  Reply # 656544 16-Jul-2012 15:41 Send private message

The pricing on steam are they NZ pricing or US?

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  Reply # 656550 16-Jul-2012 15:52 Send private message

Bacha: The pricing on steam are they NZ pricing or US?


US dollars with NZ rip-off pricing.

E.g. Darkness II is $12.49 USD for US residents, and $22.49 USD for NZ residents.  If you want to compare before stumping up cash, add ?cc=US to the URL of the Steam page, and look at the pricing drastically drop.

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