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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Steam Sale Running Out of... Steam?

I always look forward to the Steam sale events. It is hard to say no to the great deals they offer on so many wonderful games. There is a dark side to this however for someone like me who loves to take advantage of these price cuts: After a while, you actually ran out of discounted games to get! Steam is selling games for cheap faster than developers can make new games - what a dilemma! Since the latest and greatest games don't usually get the ultra discounts, the big releases from the past tend to occupy the featured deal list and when the event lasts for quite a while, like the current Holiday Sale, the same games would end up being cycled through the promotion over and over again.
 
Today's deals... are the deals from the previous days?
 
I think Valve should schedule their limited time offers a little better and avoid re-offering the same deals at a later date within the same sale event. Doing so would foster a sense of urgency within their customers because these days, you know that if you missed out on a featured deal during an event, eventually that same deal would show its face again on a later date. I can't help myself from being disappointed over the last couple of days because I can't find something new to buy from the featured deals. I guess I have too many Steam games. But you know what this means, don't you? People like buying their games on Steam... Perhaps a little too much but that's okay, right?

5 comments:

Pieter Voogt said...

Most of the really good deals have actually come from Amazon and gamersgate selling steam keys! What with Amazons amazing discounts and bundles and gamersgates pricing errors, such as the Bethesda bundle in individual keys for $30.

Loner Gamer said...

Amazon really stole Valve's thunder. They got plenty of crazier discounts.

Pieter Voogt said...

Turns out Gamersgate isn't going to honor most of the sales that occurred due to their price muck ups. Including removal of the games from steam it appears. That's pretty lousy.

Loner Gamer said...

I have never bought anything from Gamersgate. Just doesn't seem to be customer friendly and that whole blue coin thing is just so... silly. They should have honored the price because it was their error.

Pieter Voogt said...

Exactly.