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Steam Getting Rid Of Flash And Daily Sales

Steam is getting rid of the flash and daily sales for the upcoming Autum/Winter 2015 sale

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iNFAMOUZ11035d ago

that is lame flash sales were awesome they better have something better greedy people

ginsunuva1035d ago

Well they weren't obligated to give those sales to you in the first place, entitled people

garrettbobbyferguson1035d ago

Nor am I obligated to give them my money.

Black0ut1035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

@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.

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s45gr321035d ago

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

KwietStorm1034d ago (Edited 1034d ago )

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.

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Black0ut1035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

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.

s45gr321035d ago

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.

Truthandreason1035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

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.

SteamPowered1034d ago

Well said. Very apt user name.

RTetro1034d ago

This right here is correct

TedCruzsTaint1034d ago

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.

callahan091035d ago

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.

SteamPowered1034d ago

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.

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Crimzon1035d ago

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.

SniperControl1035d ago

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.

Crimzon1035d ago

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.

Truthandreason1035d ago

so just ignore it and buy games like usual and let other people enjoy a small amount of free money?

DOMination-1035d ago

Perhaps people would spend less holding off for a better deal which may not have come.

Feriku1035d ago

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.

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MikleDemi1035d ago

Well that sucks. I liked the flash sales.

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