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The STEAM Sales and Releases Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Hobo Elf, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Ivan Arcane

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    what's the most efficient way to earn vouchers? cheevos? or just idling on any game you've already earned cheevos for?
     
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  2. markec Twitterbot Patron

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    I'm downloading several games in which I have lots of achievements, you need to play it for 30 min to unlock it for points.
     
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  3. normie Learned Zionist Agent

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    come on, man

    https://github.com/Ezzpify/HourBoostr
     
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  4. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    So wait... the odometer resets to 100 every day? And if I want to boost it up again, I have to make purchases every day?

    Yeah, I don't think that's gonna happen.
     
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  5. markec Twitterbot Patron

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    I think you need to have those games installed before they are seen on the race screen.
     
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  6. normie Learned Zionist Agent

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    nah, I just idled nu vegas, and that's all the idling I'll need for the entire sale
     
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  7. Villagkouras Arbiter

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    It should be 200 today, 300 tomorrow etc. That's what I got from the "rules".

    Anyway, the whole thing is a mess, I wonder why they bother, just slap the discounts and call it a sale.
     
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  8. Latelistener Cipher

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    Valve fucked this up so badly. I got only 2249 PTS, although it says that I was suppose to receive 4000 for my previous purchases + whatever left from Lunar sale + 100.

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    Apparently, someone got 0 while others got a negative amount of tokens. I don't know how is that possible, but it is.

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  9. Curratum Savant

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    Game seems bugged, still says I have 100 capacity and it's day 2, plus I bought a bunch of games.
     
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  10. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    I don’t get this STEAM sale. Points, boosts and other crap. Oh well, I’m not planning to buy anything in this sale.
     
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  11. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    It's another free game for people who already like games, that generates a lot of interest and therefore revenue. Not to mention it's a nice boost to Valve's reputation as a playful, friendly company.

    Look, even in this thread we have prestigious Codexers pouring time, energy, and $ into getting good at whatever the hell this is. Now multiply that by the stupidity, boredom, and susceptibility of 3 billion "average gamers". $$$$$$$
     
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  12. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    I bought three titles, the new DLC for Don't Starve, an interesting game called Hyperspace Delivery Service (that I've yet to try out) and then the early access title Dungeon of Dragon Knight, which is a clear Legend of Grimrock rip-off. I gave that a short go, but came across this interesting bug where I climbed down a ladder, tried to turn around and somehow casually drifted out of the map. So yeah, work in progress, but looks and feels good so far.

    And I only got 100 pts for Day 2 of the race, even though I'm supposed to get 200.
     
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  13. Curratum Savant

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    I feel compelled to drop this here as it's the best thing you can play in this day and age that is not Dungeon Keeper 1/2 and I can't stop the urge to shill

     
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  14. Multi-headed Cow Scholar

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    Looks like that's the case, even though under the rules they specifically say "Hey bro you can increase your capacity but there's no way to decrease your capacity". In fact they ONLY mention growing your capacity, and I went from 7,400 capacity yesterday to 1,300 today. Even though your boost meter is supposed to increase by 100 every day of the sale, too.

    Looks like it's the nightmare scenario and Gaben got me. :dance:
     
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  15. markec Twitterbot Patron

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    Bought this two:



     
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  16. normie Learned Zionist Agent

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    oh wow, I'm definitely getting Bastard Bonds

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  17. mastroego Arcane

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    Nothing from my wishlist got a decent discount, nor am I in hurry for anything.
    I've bought even stuff at full price when I was, but, right now, I am not.

    So I guess I'll skip this sale too.
    Unless my fellow Codexers manage to highlight something that's actually worth it.
     
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  18. Irata Educated

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    So essentially you need to spend (or have recently spent) 150 USD in the store to get one 5 dollar voucher? Clearly Valve doesn't think Epic is threat.

    Yet another mediocre sale too. If I agree to waive my right to refund games can I get the old flash sales back please?
     
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  19. Latelistener Cipher

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    Will be released soon:

     
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  20. Matalarata Arcane Patron

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    Show Spoiler
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    :obviously:
     
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  21. Multi-headed Cow Scholar

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    Another thing I noticed that they changed after the fact, the point reward for completed achievements on games was halved (Or more). 100% on Primordia being worth 22,000 yesterday now being worth 11,000 today for example, which is still a moot point given that they completely neutered the capacity for points. Apparently should've been taking screenshots of every page at every point, just like multiple rules changed yesterday (The starting bonus tokens turning into capacity which was then never added to my account anyway as one example) they're still fucking with stuff. They'll probably magically add a listing in the rules that says "Oh yeah bro your capacity resets every day" too.
     
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  22. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Bastard Bonds is a great game, for that price is a steal.

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  23. Belegarsson Savant Patron

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    Got


    which is only 7 bucks in my country, thanks Koei :M

    and



    even though I haven't finished Yakuza 0.

    I just realized that my most favorite 4 games of this year are all Japanese games (RE2, DMC5, Sekiro and Phoenix Wright trilogy), hope I can keep that streak :bounce:
     
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  24. Curratum Savant

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    Freaking Russkies! :argh:

    I'm in Eastern Europe too and my financial situation is as shitty as that of a Russian but I get German prices.

    Also, the metagame is so bugged, it's not funny.
     
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  25. infidel Arcane Developer

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    Don't forget green and yellow ones. I'm for the green and yellow is for DXHR lovers out there.
     
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