The once “glorious” Steam sale might be getting a bit too traditional. They’re just not very special anymore.
Because of the constant sales, I hardly ever buy games at full asking value. I see this guys point.
ummmm but the steam summer completely decimated steams bandwidth =\ I don't get what he's trying to say.
So you are saying you would rather pay full price for games? You have plenty of opportunities when there is no sale.... Why the hell are people complaining about the best video game sales ever? What is wrong with you? Seek professional help immediately.
Are you kidding me? People were literally camping out during the summer camp sale.
- http://www.geek.com/article... In fact they game free games to lucky winners!
Didn't Steam announce that they were going to make changes to improve download speeds because there was so much traffic after the last Summer sale? If you take for granted saving a ton of cash on games, the problem is with you, not Steam. Try paying $60 per game for awhile and you will quickly remember why those incredible sales are very nice to have.
that's pretty much it, AKS. have a bubble on the rocks
As someone who despised Steam for many years as another worthless resource sponge on my computer, I must say I have completely converted. I saved about $300 on this past Summer Sale and have taken advantage of several weekend deals. If Steam can afford to do it and gamers get great deals it's win/win for everyone. Saving money is always special to me.
Yeah, they pretty much revamped their content servers so that they could serve up more content while at the same time not have to serve up as much content. So if a massive file gets patched, you'll only need to download the differences in that file rather than the entire file.
Steam sales FTW!
I think the problem is that you already bought all the games you wanted. :P And I really have to disagree about Half Life being a novelty. I played the series earlierv this year and I loved every minute of it. Half Life has been aging very well.
I don't know about anyone else, but I bought a metric crapton of games during the Steam summer sale.
. This whole thing with Origin will be the best thing that has happened to Valve and Steam in a long time. They will now release their top IP's and will do so regularly...it is their BIG edge against the competition. Half life, counterstrike, more L4D...more everything...good times.
"The Half-Life series is now getting on in age and if you haven’t experienced it yet, you probably won’t want to – By now it’s lost it’s novelty." Ask Nintendo if Golden Eye 007 or Ocarina of Time have lost their novelty yet?
Yeah, the nostalgia monster certainly has potent claws, especially towards Nintendo fans. Maybe that's just my slight bias showing ;)
Nintendo only has nostalgic memories, they haven't really shown us anything new. Apart from Animal Crossing I suppose.
I totally see your point, but both those games you mentioned have had remakes. For some reason playing a remade version appeals more to me and others than playing the original (that is if the remake plays like the original). I bought Halo CE on Xbox LIVE for 400MSp and haven't touched it, I think I would like to at least play this new one and I would over the original. Maybe it's just me, but I think HL2 is too new to warrant a remake (I don't think Valve is that money hungry too anyway), and for ME it's too old to bother playing.
HL2 doesn't feel like or look an old game at all.
I just want sensible prices for new launches. Why are they cheaper on DVD than through steam?
no, no please i'd rather pay console prices for my pc games! /ssssssssssssssssssssss lol ... consoles
Why do people think I don't like Steam sales or want them gone? I love Steam sales, they're just not as thrilling as they once were.
I like my steam discounts. :P
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