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Topic # 124563 12-Jul-2013 10:57
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So the Steam Summer Sale has started - some good deals going!

Interesting to note that Skyrim is more expensive in US than NZ (wait what?) at $35 for them and $30 for us, Legendary Edition (for the next 2 hours).

Not sure what all this "Trading Card" stuff is about though... doesn't seem to be any real benefit to trying to collect them.

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  Reply # 854261 12-Jul-2013 11:05
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This is a great subreddit I check every day, this usually has deals  better than steam (usually from Green Man Gaming, Amazon etc)

So check here before buying anything...

http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/

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  Reply # 854268 12-Jul-2013 11:15
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collect cards to make a set,

combine set to make a badge (which consumes cards) - gains XP on your steam profile, allows you to display badge on your profile.

XP gives you levels on your steam profile.

levels let you show off.

you can also trade or sell your cards (for very little)

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  Reply # 854280 12-Jul-2013 11:36
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Kyanar: 

Interesting to note that Skyrim is more expensive in US than NZ (wait what?) at $35 for them and $30 for us, Legendary Edition (for the next 2 hours).



Publisher's set the price and some publisher's are dicks, re: regional distribution.

Value always prices their own games the same across regions, other publishers eg: Bethesda don't.

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  Reply # 854295 12-Jul-2013 11:55
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great, thanks for the heads up.




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  Reply # 854566 12-Jul-2013 19:43
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wasabi2k: collect cards to make a set,

combine set to make a badge (which consumes cards) - gains XP on your steam profile, allows you to display badge on your profile.

XP gives you levels on your steam profile.

levels let you show off.

you can also trade or sell your cards (for very little)


I think I also remember reading that some complete sets have a chance to get discount vouchers  

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  Reply # 854700 13-Jul-2013 00:47
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Ragnor:
Publisher's set the price and some publisher's are dicks, re: regional distribution.


Agreed. Looks like another sale where I won't be getting a few of games I would have otherwise. Bioshock Infinite and Civ 5 gold edition - 2K Games you suck with this regional pricing nonsense...   

Ah well, saints row the third is not regionally priced and looks like it could be fun. Will see if walking dead comes up too.

Thanks for the heads up OP. 









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  Reply # 854749 13-Jul-2013 08:05
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sidefx:
Ragnor:
Publisher's set the price and some publisher's are dicks, re: regional distribution.


Agreed. Looks like another sale where I won't be getting a few of games I would have otherwise. Bioshock Infinite and Civ 5 gold edition - 2K Games you suck with this regional pricing nonsense...   

Ah well, saints row the third is not regionally priced and looks like it could be fun. Will see if walking dead comes up too.

Thanks for the heads up OP. 


Walking Dead is up.  $6.24 USD.

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  Reply # 856072 15-Jul-2013 19:36
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Torchlight 2 @ 4.99USD for the next 1 1/2 hr....

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  Reply # 856155 15-Jul-2013 22:01
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My bank account has gotten significantly lighter over the last few days. I even purchased a new 1TB HDD just in case ;)

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  Reply # 858318 17-Jul-2013 21:21
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tmadden: My bank account has gotten significantly lighter over the last few days. I even purchased a new 1TB HDD just in case ;)


It has been an expensive month already and we have 5 more days of steam sales..  ouch.

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