Steam is getting rid of the flash and daily sales for the upcoming Autum/Winter 2015 sale
that is lame flash sales were awesome they better have something better greedy people
Well they weren't obligated to give those sales to you in the first place, entitled people
Nor am I obligated to give them my money.
@gin Bit of a silly thing to say. You could argue that if it weren't for said sales the company wouldn't have nearly as many users and software products sold that they have today. That's hardly being entitled.
But why must gamers cannot get perks like say the movie industry. Local theaters offer loyalty/rewards..... plus student elderly discounts. Seriously, gamers do get the short end of the stick
Nobody is being entitled. We never demanded these sales in the first place, but you're daft if you think the pricing schemes on Steam haven't been a big part of the user base to begin with.
Agreed... I've always dished out cash on countless flash sales. Anyone notice a certain path that Valve is going down? It's like the company is getting more and more unfriendly (it would seem). I actually hope that a direct competing PC game platform opens up to give them a wake up call as it seems that would be the only way. I love steam as much as the next guy and I have hundreds of games on the platform but their decisions of late are totally not cool.
Agreed, the whole paid mod fiasco is one. The other is that after the refund addition the sales/discounts have decreased. This summer sale was pretty weak.
if anyone would read the article it just says it basically amounted to needless confusion or stress, so everything will be on sale the entire sale period so no flash sales will be needed. Different games will still get their chance to shine on the homepage, but sale prices will remain till the entire sale concludes. This is good news.
Well said. Very apt user name.
This right here is correct
But why read the article, when it's more fun to simply jump to conclusions and whine about a non-issue? I mean, this is N4G.
I don't mind what they do, but I have a couple of games I have been wanting lately and will buy if they go on sale for a good price. Roughly in order from least to most wanted, if the following go on sale for like 50% or more off, then I'll probably buy them: Mad Max, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments, Xcom Enemy Unknown, Skyrim DLC, Dark Souls 1 & 2, Alien Isolation, The Evil Within, and Grand Theft Auto 5.
Try out CDKeys or Cheapshark if you are looking for deals outside of Steam. Mad Max was ridiculously cheap last time I looked. BE WARNED THOUGH - some games dont download through Steam, so if you want cloud saves and such just be sure you read through the product description.
The sales probably won't be as good if flash/daily sales are going away. Valve is telling developers to just pick a single sale price, which will likely hover around the 50% region. That's still good of course, but flash/daily sales saw a lot of games having discounts of 75% and above, which was why they were so popular. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what's even happening at Valve these days. They seem to have abandoned game development entirely (outside of DOTA 2, anyways) and the Steam store has been turning into a complete mess. It's interesting if you contrast this to Blizzard, who have been expanding a lot and starting many new franchises as they expand BattleNet, what with Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Overwatch and all the continued support and expansions for the rest of their library (Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft). Don't have a clue what's going on at Valve any more, they seem completely lost.
I hope they do away with that trading card crap from last years sale, all i wanted to do was get some good games at cheap prices, didnt have a clue what was going on with them,nor did i care for them.
You can sell them on the marketplace to other users for extra cash. I've no idea why anyone would buy them but they do, so it helps make games a little bit cheaper to buy.
so just ignore it and buy games like usual and let other people enjoy a small amount of free money?
Perhaps people would spend less holding off for a better deal which may not have come.
Aw, that's disappointing. I always enjoyed checking in on the sale each day to see what the new discounts were. I suppose this stops the mentality of waiting until the end of the sale to see if a game will get a daily/flash sale, but I wonder how good the deals will be.
Pls no D:
Well that sucks. I liked the flash sales.
Well I just hope the big sales are really going to be worth it then. Because the lasts big sales were really disappointing.
I haven't bought a game on steam in 3 months. I barely bought 6 games during their last big sale. Let's hope the price point of the sale is set to that of the flash sale point it would reach. If not, gmg, g2a, cdkeys, and humble bundle will get my $$$.
The part about the steam refunds is assine. You have to play less than 2 hours within 2 weeks of purchase. The sale lasts two weeks. If I think I might want to get a game but wait for a potential flash sale, I can still buy it on the last day for the normal discount price. Seriously ... SMH.
GOG here I come.
Abuse is the wrong word. It just would be a headache, and cost more to process all those refunds. If anything it would be to stop a problem with steam and the dev/pub before it arises. Remember from the Batman:AK debacle, that on refunds, Steam keeps its cut. On a refund then repurchase, Steam would get paid twice. I bet this more to keep dev/pubs happy during a sale because they are already discounting it, why should they risk the refund cost for such a situation as well? I dont mind getting rid of the short term stuff, it gets to be a pain checking every 6-8-12 hours at a time for 2 weeks, plus the daily deals. As long as they have a theme, something like the monster game, and deep discounts, all will be well.
TBF I think I literally own every game I want to own at this point. If I haven't gotten a game yet it's highly unlikely it's price that's stopping me. That's what happens when you spend years indulging bundle sales.
This sucks and is it me or when was the last time Steam offered the buy a couple of indie games get free dlc/maps or videogame items. Seriously, what is going at Valve
I can see the positive of the format the are talking about, some of us have jobs that we have to go to and responsibilities that do consume quite a bit of waking hours, and missing things i want to buy for being responsible obviously sucks. But on the other hand my intuition informs me there probably wont be as many 90% off games this year due to this decision.
Good, so instead of dicking around on prices, we get the biggest discount right off the bat. Now if we could only get rid of the dumb gimmick flash games they keep making for the sales...
This is actually good for the consumer. You'll know you're getting the best deal for the season instead of waiting for random deals. Remember the GTAV "sale"?
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