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#1  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Another year, another Christmas. Steam game prices go higher, Steam sales always go lower. A cynical loop of corporate greed clinically eroding value for it's own unsated greed.

Have you bought any garbage this year?

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Limiting spending to £40. Buying £10-20 games only/.

These are auto-buys. ( Nightdive trust)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1678430/PowerSlave_Exhumed/?curator_clanid=5644295

https://store.steampowered.com/app/668980/Forsaken_Remastered/?curator_clanid=5644295

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#2  Edited By Mozelleple112
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I'm buying these games:

  • RoboCop
  • Immortals of Aveum (for the graphics ok)
  • Resident Evil 4 (117 hours on PS5 and 9 playthroughs but you best believe I want naughty mods)
  • Kena Bridge of Spirits

I'm wasting so much money buying games I already have on PS5 lol.

Cant wait for the day where you purchase on one platform and can use anywhere.

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#3 AcidTango
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For 2023 I bought

Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil 4 Remake

Turbo Overkill

Trepang2 but I haven't played it yet

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#4 TheEroica  Moderator
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Everything on my wishlist is on sale and right now nothing is jumping at me for what I'm willing to pay. I noticed, "It Takes Two" is 9.99 and I feel like that game would be unique, but likely would want someone to play through it with. Lol. Not sure how match making works online in that game.

I'd buy Death Stranding at 15$. I'm waiting it out like an old western standoff.

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#5  Edited By Mozelleple112
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@TheEroica:

Death Stranding is free on both Epic Games Store and is on GamePass.

I bought it full price on day 1 on PS4, day 1 on PS5 (with the upgrade) and still played it on GP. So worth it.

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#6 DaVillain  Moderator
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@TheEroica said:

Everything on my wishlist is on sale and right now nothing is jumping at me for what I'm willing to pay. I noticed, "It Takes Two" is 9.99 and I feel like that game would be unique, but likely would want someone to play through it with. Lol. Not sure how match making works online in that game.

I'd buy Death Stranding at 15$. I'm waiting it out like an old western standoff.

That's exactly how I'm feeling right now.

The sales on my end are good and all, but there's really nothing I want to play right away, I'm mostly replaying the games I've played this year for the most part.

I'm thinking about purchasing Immortals of Aveum as it's only $23 is a fair price. Not gonna buy it on Steam, will buy it on EA store since that's a licensed game by EA.

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#7 osan0
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Man I splurged a bit there.

I got:

  • God of war
  • Sackboy: A big adventure
  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Thronebreaker

That should tide me over for a while. Well that and my comically large backlog :P.

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#8  Edited By Warm_Gun
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RE4 too expensive, the PS5 shooter with the unattractive woman too expensive, Dark Souls IV too expensive, Hi Fi Rush too expensive, Nier original too expensive, Kena not sure. Probably nothing again.

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#9  Edited By madrocketeer
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Just came down to what I wanted to top up on Rogue Trader so I feel like I got my budget's worth. Initially wanted to go big; Hogwarts Legacy, Jedi Survivor, Mount & Blade II, etc. But then I remembered that I'm planning a fourth HZD play-through before HFW lands, and also had Cyberpunk scheduled right after Rogue Trader, and I just didn't want to risk having to squeeze another 40+ hour open world behemoth in between all of that.

So I settled for some light and snacky indies alongside a couple of Stellaris DLCs instead. So yeah, I bought Rogue Trader, Cassette Beasts, En Garde!, and two Stellaris DLCs, and that's it.

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#10  Edited By my_user_name
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I bought Protodroid Delta from humble. It's a 3D spiritual succesor to Megaman X. Not bad actually.

Im considering Atlas Fallen ,Kena , and Trail Out.

Also got Pizza Tower .... but that was in the last sale.

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#11  Edited By WitIsWisdom
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The current games in my cart (since I'm anticipating a Steam card or two for Christmas)

1. New World Deluxe Edition ($19.99 From $49.99)

2. Against the Storm ($19.49 from $29.99)

3. Wartales ($26.24 from $34.99)

4. Persona 5 Royal ($29.99 from $59.99)

5. Kenshi ($13.49 from $29.99)

6. Wild Terra 2: New Lands ($11.99 from $39.99)

7. Songs of Conquest ($14.99 from $29.99)

8. Wargroove 2 ($16.99 from $19.99)

9. Opus Magnum ($9.99 from $19.99)

10. Deadside ($7.99 from $19.99)

11. Symphony of War ($11.99 from $19.99)

12. Monster Sanctuary ($4.99 from $19.99)

13. Gloomhaven ($17.49 from $34.99)

14. Expeditions Rome ($17.99 from $44.99)

15. Utawarerumono Series Bundle ($50.37 from $125.97

16. The Heroic Legend of Eagarlnia ($8.44 from $12.99)

17. Spellforce 3 Legacy Pack ($14.97 from $59.97)

18. Tactics Ogre: Reborn ($24.99 from $49.99)

19. Spellforce: Conquest of Eo ($19.79 from $29.99)

20. Aria Chronicle ($10.79 from $17.99)

21. Dark Deity ($6.24 from $24.99)

22. CountryBalls Heroes ($7.49 from $14.99

23. Galactic Civilizations ($39.99 from $49.99)

I have a few days to sort out what I want but all of these games I have wish listed and are on sale. Either way I know I'm getting the first 7.

Also asked for a Humble Bundle sub and money for Fanatical.

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#12  Edited By pyro1245
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Picked up Half-Life Alyx for $20.

My boss bought a few Quest 3 headsets for work so I took one home. I got it set up with Steam Link. Honestly surprised how well it works via streaming. No tether, moved the furniture to the sides of the living room to give myself a decent space to walk around in. It's pretty sureal. This is my first VR experience. I really want foot tracking so I can kick things.

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#13 lundy86_4
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Not spending crazy money this year (not much I want anyway), but gonne get Lethal Company, Dave the Diver, and Project Zomboid.

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#14 Sam3231
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  • Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Amnesia: The Bunker
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#15 mrbojangles25
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Nah, not much I really see now.

Bought "Tavern Keeper" because it looks kind of fun and is dirt cheap, and totally impulse bought Telltale's "The Expanse".

But otherwise, no, not really seeing any major titles I feel compelled to by.

Though for some reason I'm really tempted to buy Forspoken. I mean, sure...for $70 it might be a ripoff. But is it still bad for $28? Thoughts?

@TheEroica said:

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I'd buy Death Stranding at 15$. I'm waiting it out like an old western standoff.

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@Sam3231 said:
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Amnesia: The Bunker

Buy Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 and used mod OpenRCT2

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#18 Sam3231
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@locus-solus said:
@Sam3231 said:
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Amnesia: The Bunker

Buy Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 and used mod OpenRCT2

What does that do?

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#19 Xtasy26
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@uninspiredcup said:

Another year, another Christmas. Steam game prices go higher, Steam sales always go lower. A cynical loop of corporate greed clinically eroding value for it's own unsated greed.

Have you bought any garbage this year?

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Limiting spending to £40. Buying £10-20 games only/.

These are auto-buys. ( Nightdive trust)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1678430/PowerSlave_Exhumed/?curator_clanid=5644295

https://store.steampowered.com/app/668980/Forsaken_Remastered/?curator_clanid=5644295

Won't regret Forsaken. One of the best 360 degree games ever made. I played the fan modded (X Project) around this time 9 years ago which supports HD resolution. Honestly, I don't why they call it just a "Descent clone" while it is like Descent but in many ways it's so much better. I think the controls the environments and the flashy graphics overall make it a better game.

Too bad Probe Entertainment went bust 20+ years ago and they no longer make many good 360 degree games.

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#20  Edited By rmpumper
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Might get NFS Heat. Seems to be at least an OK game and it's been years since I last played any NFS.

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#21 R4gn4r0k
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@rmpumper said:

Might get NFS Heat. Seems to be at least an OK game and it's been years since I last played any NFS.

My favourite game in the franchise with this new day/night heat/rep system is actually unbound. It's quite tense having to decide doing more races and risk it all, or be on the safe side and bank what little cash you have earned already. Cool system if you ask me.

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#22  Edited By uninspiredcup
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WTF, Powerslave have no Quick save.

Saying that at least it's not like these modern games where it's auto-quick-save popping up every 4 minutes to prevent any semblance of challenge.

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#23 blaznwiipspman1
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Unfortunately nope. I bought most of the games I wanted from epic instead and I bought around 5 games. I'm still considering buying another 2 or 3 games. Steam isn't competitive, and egs is saving me money.

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#24 lebanese_boy
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I really shouldn't buy anything, I've managed to create another backlog and I'm too busy to play 😅

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#25 Mozelleple112
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@warm_gun: I would hate to be this depressed and not like anything good.

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#26 lundy86_4
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Loving the shit out of Dave the Diver so far. Only played for ~3 hrs, but it's a lot of fun.

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#27 kuu2
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Gungeon for me

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#28  Edited By Spartan070
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Divinity OS: Enhaced & Divinity OS2: Definitive bundle for $16 and some change.

10/10

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#29  Edited By Warm_Gun
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@Mozelleple112 said:

@warm_gun: I would hate to be this depressed and not like anything good.

Might be good, but for what they're asking? When there is already so much other entertainment to discover and revisit? Eh. The decline and stagnation of games is real. It's right to be more jaded and picky than one used to be. I actually spend a lot of money on devices, components and entertainment. Just got the 85 dollar Columbo 1970s Blu-ray set, a show I've never watched before. But modern games are too risky. High chance that I won't finish or will go through the motions.

Oh, Soulstice is another one on the wishlist. A Devil May Cry ripoff. But, again, too much.

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#30 Macutchi
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@warm_gun: it's xmas, treat your self. or use egs and grab a freebie

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#31  Edited By Warm_Gun
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I don't know how you can do Christmas every year. Stopped giving a shit when I was like thirteen. Definitely partly because we were poor. But how can you stand the same bad songs -- and almost all Christmas music is terrible -- and giving hysteria only twelve months later? Becomes so repetitive as you grow older. It's funny seeing people complain about the gifts for their friends and families getting more expensive, the way they ritualize this consumerism. If it was once every three years, maybe. I mostly don't even watch the movies I love or play the games I love that often.

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#32 uninspiredcup
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@warm_gun said:

I don't know how you can do Christmas every year. Stopped giving a shit when I was like thirteen. Definitely partly because we were poor. But how can you stand the same bad songs -- and almost all Christmas music is terrible -- and giving hysteria only twelve months later? Becomes so repetitive as you grow older. It's funny seeing people complain about the gifts for their friends and families getting more expensive, the way they ritualize this consumerism. If it was once every three years, maybe. I mostly don't even watch the movies I love or play the games I love that often.

This sounds like a case for 3 ghosts with great lessons to teach.

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#33 uninspiredcup
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Powerslave isn't that good.

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#34 DaVillain  Moderator
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So far, I have picked up:

  • Shank & Shank 2
  • Immortal of Avenum
  • Pizza Tower
  • Scarlet Maiden

That's about it. I'm surprised Immortal of Avenum is dirt cheap, no way I'm gonna pass that up. That's all I'm buying for the remainder of Steam Winter sales.

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#35  Edited By Warm_Gun
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Wasted my money on Elden Ring. The time when I loved FromSoftware's games is over. If you go back far enough in my post history of my different accounts, you will find so much praise and enthusiasm. Now what they think is challenge is going against what is intuitive, punishing you for dodging when you think you're supposed to. Becomes too much about twitch reflexes, which isn't what drew me to their games. At least I will always have the first three Souls.

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#36 hardwenzen
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@warm_gun said:

Wasted my money on Elden Ring. The time when I loved FromSoftware's games is over. If you go back far enough in my post history (not just this account), you will find so much praise. Now what they think is challenge is going against what is intuitive, punishing you for dodging when you think you're supposed to. Becomes too much about twitch reflexes, which isn't what drew me to their games. At least I will always have the first three Souls.

Are you referring to delayed attacks?

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#37  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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@warm_gun: I feel like it rewards patience and preparing yourself to always be ready to expect the unexpected. It feels good and rewarding to me, it keeps me engaged.

Sorry you didn't enjoy it. Maybe you can get a refund?

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#38  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Friend gifted me Zombie Arm 4 (sniper spinoff), played 3rd one with Howmakewood about 6 years ago before he died. Aside from some jank and Rebellion being shamelessly greedy bastards with their free2pay weapon spam pretty fun COOP game, so looking forward to this one.

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#39 uninspiredcup
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Also considering picking this up, already have it on GOG but might just drop money for a polished version without fucking about.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1421490/Rise_of_the_Triad_Ludicrous_Edition/

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#41 uninspiredcup
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Just a heads up before the winter sale ends

95% off Xcom 2

https://www.gog.com/en/game/xcom_2

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#42 R4gn4r0k
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I got that Cyberpunk expansion, Phantom Menace

And I grabbed Grim Dawn for a friend who's not really into RPGs, but like playing these Diablo-likes in coop.

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#43  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Not bad for £3

https://www.gog.com/en/game/silent_service_12

https://www.gog.com/en/game/strike_commander

https://www.gog.com/en/game/crusader_no_regret

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#44 ___gamemaster__
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Bought alan wake for $2.