dealssteam encore sale - jan 5-7

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Snagged me some good old fashion Portal fun!

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Did anybody else not get their holiday badge because they thought the sale would end Jan 6 at 10am Pacific? I didn't do the mobile login. :|

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>"I didn't do the mobile login"
>"not get their holiday badge"

@the7654: See this, kids? This is why you don't procrastinate. xD

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The sales, they just keep coming. The wallet keeps saying stop, but the folks at Valve just keep going.

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I'm only familiar with a few of the games, but the THQ Collection, for 24.99, gets you 22 different games. $350.88 at normal retail prices for the individual games. That's a $325 total discount - or a cost of about a buck a game, at the sale price.

I've got a huge backlog of games already (both from the Steam sales, and on my PS3), otherwise I'd probably drop the $25 for this bundle, just out of curiousity.

Linky: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/18778/

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@Crab, it would have been a great deal. Except that the THQ Humble bundle included most of the bigger games from that bundle. That, combined with my own backlog left not much reason to spring for it. Unfortunately, I cannot talk myself out of another pass at the Skyrim DLC on sale. And Oblivion GoTY+. Gorrammit, Valve.

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Rage can't suck so bad $5 is poorly spent. Looks like I'll see.

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@misry: It's well worth $5, but it's an id game so don't expect anything in the way of plot or interesting game mechanics (aside from the honestly very impressive AI's use of the environment). Per one of the other Steam sale threads I'd recommend doubling down with the $5 Scorchers DLC as it fixes some of the more glaring issues and $10 for a AAA game is still a really good deal.

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@crab: Thanks. Still downloading them all.

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Remember how they gave away free games last year? That was a hell of a thing. Anyone still have any?

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@silentlegend: That sale was great! I'm pretty sure I got Half Life 2: Episode Two from the giveaway. This year they got me on Wargame, Legend of Grimrock, Bastion, Batman: AA, and Batman: AC. These holiday sales are rough.

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Just repeating my plug from another thread about Amazon's digital game marketplace (http://www.amazon.com/Game-Downloads/), since anybody here would probably be interested.

Many of them are activated via Steam, but you get unlimited downloads to your machines regardless, and I've seen some that are cheaper than Steam (even some that are Steam-activated games!). They often have really great deals and special offers/credits. For example, I bought this package: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0091T6FQO/ , which contains Bioshock I & II and Spec Ops: The Line for $9.99, AND I got a $5 credit for any of their 2012 Editor's Choice games, most of which are already discounted.

Sorry if I seem like an advertisement for Amazon; Steam gets so much good publicity, but I hardly ever hear anybody mention Amazon. By the way, their digital music service is pretty fantastic, too, for mostly the same reasons.

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Thank you Steam!! Definitely time to start thinking with Portals again! =D

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Whatever you do do NOT buy X-Com Enemy Unknown.

I bought it Friday at around 4 PM and um, let's just say I watched the sun go down, then go up, then go down again,

27 hours straight, just about. . .

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YES Both Portal and Portal 2 for 6 bucks?! I love steam sales

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Well I made it out this time around without breaking the $100 mark, and got around 30 games. I'll call that a successful sale.