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koima57: Source : http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/20/steams-autumn-sale-starts-tomorrow-winter-sale-dated-too/

Sooo.. Is your wallet ready for this!?

Edit : Link fixed.
If Gate manages to discount the two sequels for Bet on Soldier, Steam can blow their Autumn sale out there ass.

Otherwise - for the Autumn Sale - I'm going to have to beg my fiancee like she was my mum to turn her purse upside down because over the past two days I just took advantage of some really good sales.
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Foxhack: Yeah, Bethesda and Rockstar do this every sale. They raise the prices to fake a higher discount.

Edit: Wait a sec, I thought this practice was actually illegal in the US?
If you check a price tracker you will notice that Skyrims price on Steam was only 30€ for a day in early October.

http://isthereanydeal.com/#/page:game/price?plain=elderscrollsvskyrim

Nothing fraudulent. Of course, facts hardly matter in some cases
Post edited November 20, 2012 by SimonG
While the sales were expected, having it leak out all over now will be like a big warning signal to people to not buy anything on Steam from November 28th through December 19th.
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SimonG: If you check a price tracker you will notice that Skyrims price on Steam was only 30€ for a day in early October.

http://isthereanydeal.com/#/page:game/price?plain=elderscrollsvskyrim

Nothing fraudulent. Of course, facts hardly matter in some cases
That price history doesn't show Steam for me, only the other stores. It was 30 euros on Steam for me for weeks, I just made a shopping budget list and double-checked Skyrim's price on Steam 3 days ago. Not that I care either way, I don't think I have a computer that can run it well enough yet. :P

Edit: TBH, I only checked the price from my wishlist, so that may have been a glitch?
Post edited November 20, 2012 by SCPM
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SimonG: If you check a price tracker you will notice that Skyrims price on Steam was only 30€ for a day in early October.

http://isthereanydeal.com/#/page:game/price?plain=elderscrollsvskyrim

Nothing fraudulent. Of course, facts hardly matter in some cases
I was referring to the iD Superpack having a much higher price than normal; I thought Skyrim had gone down in price since it was released, but it hasn't, Bethesda's still greedy.
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Foxhack: Skyrim had gone down in price since it was released, but it hasn't, Bethesda's still greedy.
the game still sells at the price it is set. Simple economics 101, supply and demand.
Should I do the 5 for $10 deal on GOG or wait to see what steam has to offer? And for a sort-of noob PC gamer - which games on the 5 for $10 GOG special should I get?
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thatjayc: Should I do the 5 for $10 deal on GOG or wait to see what steam has to offer? And for a sort-of noob PC gamer - which games on the 5 for $10 GOG special should I get?
Hi, welcome to GOG! You should wait to see Steam offers as the promo here 5 games for 10$ is going for several more days still.

I suggest to get : To the Moon, Blackwell Bundle, Trine, Alan Wake American Nightmare and Torchlight. Varied range of genre and overall quality entertainment.
Post edited November 20, 2012 by koima57
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thatjayc: Should I do the 5 for $10 deal on GOG or wait to see what steam has to offer? And for a sort-of noob PC gamer - which games on the 5 for $10 GOG special should I get?
depends on which games you have and what kind of games you like...

Personaly I would go for Torchlight, Trine, To the Moon, Machinarium and Gemini Rue if you have non of them, good mix and selection.
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thatjayc: Should I do the 5 for $10 deal on GOG or wait to see what steam has to offer? And for a sort-of noob PC gamer - which games on the 5 for $10 GOG special should I get?
Go for gog, steam prices will probably be matched or lower during the winter sale.

Spacechem's pretty interesting if you like puzzle games and don't mind putting a lot of effort into it. Though as a word of warning, it has a pretty steep learning curve, the tutorials aren't particularly helpful, and it doesn't really do a good job at teaching you the basic concepts you need to finish levels and you need to be patient enough to sort it all out on your own by thinking about it procedurally or by experimentation. (that makes it sound a bit too hard, since solutions are pretty sandboxy and you can try to solve them for efficiency or do something that looks ugly but gets the job done there's no single correct solution)
Preparing my wallet for the butthurt.
Hmmm...what I really want right now is Fall of Cybertron. Hoping for a 50% discount on that one. Wouldn't mind 75 % off, obviously, but I'm not sure if the game may be too recent for that.

Well, we shall see.
I've already spent about $45 this month so far just on various indie bundles, the amazon bundles, GOG deals, and the first full-price game I've bought in probably over a year - Shadow Warrior.

We'll see what Steam can pull to compete.
Post edited November 20, 2012 by kalirion
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OmegaX: I'll wait for Amazon to match prices.
Amazon has been really good during the last year or two with some of their sales.
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mrcrispy83: Go for gog, steam prices will probably be matched or lower during the winter sale.
That's really not the way it is with sales at all on GOG. Steam Sales tend to be better than the ~50% GOG tends to offer during the holiday sales. Not to mention the games that have packs on Steam (more discounts), something GOG still tends to lack.

I'd wait to see what Steam has to offer on the sales, if there's anything there you're looking forward to, although, if you're after the Indie games I doubt Steam will be offering a similar deal at the moment (although they sometimes have Indie bundles) . Still, it doesn't hurt to wait till the last day with sales. No rush to pick them up.
Post edited November 20, 2012 by Pheace