Steam Summer Sale

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  1. toguro_max
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    Nihao all.

    Just in case some of you may be interested, the Steam Summer Sale has begun, with contests just like last year's Treasure Hunt.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    From June 30th to July 10th there will be several discounts on solo and pack items.
    Each day a couple of games will have a special discount, that will (mostly) not be featurted any other day, so if you want a oparticular game, I'd suggest you to check everyday to see if it's your game's day, marked as "Today's deal".

    If things occurs like the previous one, publisher catalogs' price won't change through the whole sale, so no need to rush.

    The contest, called Camp Activities now, resolves on archieving some feats on the proposed games (yes, the intent is to sell'em), where you earn a "Ticket" for each feat done, but I've read on the forums that each day will feature a "free" ticket, where you won't need to buy any game.
    You can exchange these tickes on the "Prize Booth" for some free stuf (mostly DLCs). I don't know if the prize booth will change, but for now, the prizes (all "priced" 3 tickets) are:
    • Homefront - Mission DLC (Fire Sale Map Pack)
    • Dwarfs!? - Mission DLC (Dwarfs!? Carnival)
    • Monday Night Combat - Gear DLC (Summer Gear)
    • SpaceChem - Mission DLC (63 Corvi Mission)
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Gear DLC (Blood Ravens Veteran's Helmet)
    • Guardians of Graxia - Map DLC (Guardians of Graxia Map Pack)
    • AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity - Mission DLC (Brutal Concussion)
    • Killing Floor - Characters DLC (Steampunk Character Pack)
    • Delve Deeper - Map DLC (Treasures and Tunnels)
    • Test Drive Unlimited 2 - Gear DLC (2010 Audi RS 5 Coupé)
    • AI War: Fleet Command - Map DLC (Zenith Remnant)
    • Zombie Driver - Map DLC (Summer of Slaughter Map)
    • Winter Voices - Mission DLC (Secret of the Norns Quest)
    • Secret of the Norns Quest - Gear DLC (The Berserker Suit)
    • Magicka - Map DLC (The Lonely Cruise)
    • Men of War: Assault Squad - Gear DLC (MP Supply Pack - Alpha)
    • Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Characters DLC (Serious 8)
    • Fate of the World - Mission DLC (Denial Campaign)
    • Beat Hazard - Mission DLC (The Golden Ship)
    • X3: Terran Conflict - Mission DLC (A Sunny Place)
    • Team Fortress 2 - Gear DLC (Summer Shades)
    • Portal 2 - Gear DLC (Goo Gear Snorkels)
    • Defense Grid: The Awakening - Map DLC (Resurgence Map Packs)
    • Alien Breed 2: Assault - Full stand-alone game
    Besides this, every ticket you win will be a "entry" for the "Grand Prize Giveaway", where 100 contestants (called "Campers") will win the top 10 games form their wishlists.

    Usually, the "Today's deals" repeat at the 5th and 10th day, but it's not for sure, so I wouldn't count on it.

    You can also follow the price changes on Steam Game Sales.

    Well, that's it.

    Enjoy and use it moderately >-p

    [Edit:] I decided to make a "pimp my post", so i overhauled the content.
     


  2. tijntje_7

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  3. Sausage Head

    Sausage Head Lord Sausage LXIX

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    and just like that steam is down lol
     
  4. AlanJohn

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    So basically turning down the server is called "Summer Sales" these days huh?
     
  5. Sausage Head

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    yeah, like saying tf2 is a war-themed hat simulator
     
  6. ZaeZae64

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    Check the flag dumby
    My wallet is ready.
     
  7. Sausage Head

    Sausage Head Lord Sausage LXIX

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    i want to buy test drive unlimited 2

    ... maybe tomorrow

    yes, the payment is broken for me
     
  8. Jax

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  9. Linkiboy

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    I'm trying to save for a computer... I guess I can justify a few games in the sense that it's going to be software for my new computer...
     
  10. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    Can you get tickets with free games? I don't have the money to buy any games, and neither does the friend who I'm borrowing the account from.
     
  11. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    There is a free ticket today and during the last sale they had a way to get one for free everyday.
     
  12. Sausage Head

    Sausage Head Lord Sausage LXIX

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    fuck, yesterday evening the discount on tdu2 was 83%, but now its only 50%.
    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    oh well, i bought it.
    i so sorry, free spirit.

    and if i hate this game i will uninstall steam, and NEVER touch it again
     
  13. soulx

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    The Steam Summer Sale is awesome.
    My wallet hates it, though. Way too many impulse buys.
    Haven't seen too many amazing deals, yet.

    STEAM SALE REACTION:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egs2dLKH3qg&feature=related[/youtube]

    Also, just a tip for you guys.
    Don't purchase a game unless it's a daily deal. On the last day of the sale, most of those games that aren't daily deals (just sale-wide deals) will go on the daily deal.
     
  14. raulpica

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    Nrggh. So many awesome offers today... My poor poor wallet [​IMG]
     
  15. Sausage Head

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    there's a new free ticket for today by the way, get a friend on steam and post a comment on his profile
     
  16. soulx

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    I currently have 6 tickets.
    [​IMG]

    I would have seven if I could get the darn 'Air. Wind. Sun. Pain. I Am All of This, and Your Mom Makes a Fine Pasta Dinner' achievement.

    How many potatoes tickets do you have?

    Potatoes > Tickets
     
  17. Sausage Head

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    i have 3.

    i skipped the free facebook one and did tf2 instead
     
  18. ZaeZae64

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    I'll be getting the Super Meat Boy , and TF2 acheivments after.
     
  19. Cbajd5

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    I've got 6, and will get the SMB and Magicka tickets sooner than later. Eventually I'll get the Toki Tori and "Air. Wind. Sun. Pain. I Am All of This, and Your Mom Makes a Fine Pasta Dinner" tickets on the last day or if they're ever part of a daily deal, which I doubt but am willing to wait to make sure.

    Specifically got the Bit.Trip.Beat, Lead & Gold, TF2, and all the community ones so far. Got the Shades and the Snorkels.
     
  20. Wizerzak

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    How'd you get those glasses to show? I've redeemed both the TF2 and Portal 2 prize (and they work) but neither are showing on my profile.