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Steam games that you've paid full price for

#1Star_NutsPosted 8/2/2013 2:26:22 PM
I just started my collection during the last summer sale, so I haven't purchased any at full price yet. Typically, when a big game like GTA5 or Splinter Cell: Blacklist comes out, how long until it goes on sale? I feel like Steam has made me extremely cheap even though I've purchased games for $60 regularly for years.
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#2Knight2520Posted 8/2/2013 2:31:29 PM(edited)
From: Star_Nuts | #001
how long until it goes on sale?

Skyrim came out in November 2011 (?), and went on sale the next month for the winter sale at 33% off.

It really depends on the publisher though. They control the sale prices, not Valve.
#32Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 8/2/2013 2:32:44 PM
I bought Civ 5 shortly after it came out but that was before I even knew what Steam was or why I needed to make an account to play my game. Now I really only buy games on sale.
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#4Dark_SpiretPosted 8/2/2013 2:34:16 PM
when it comes to brand new titles (especially larger profile ones) i woulnt expect any sale any time soon. maybe a few months after their launch they might show up for 20-33% off. Dont expect anything major(above 50%) for atleast 6+ months in most cases.
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#5overkillwfo1978Posted 8/2/2013 2:38:34 PM(edited)
Far Cry 3 on day 1.
Crysis 3 on day 1.
Torchlight 2

.... I think that's about it.... maybe 2 or 3 more that I don't remember. In general, I wait until games are at least 40% off or more before buying, especially now that I have over 100 games on my backlog. There are some exceptions. GTA5 will be one of those. I will buy it day one on 360 and then again on day one for PC.

It sucks how R* waits to release the best version of GTA. I don't want to make a 360 purchase, but I also don't want to wait a year or longer to play GTA5.

EDIT: Crysis 3 is Origin, not Steam... whatever. I paid full price for it. Wish I wouldn't have.
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#6TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 8/2/2013 2:38:48 PM
First Steam game I bought was Terraria. It was around release date and I didn't know they did really good sales then.
Bought a disc copy of Skyrim on release date.
Pre-ordered Torchlight II (but it came with Torchlight so maybe that doesn't count).

Coincidentally, Skyrim and Terraria are two of the games I have the most amount of hours in.
#7fire2boxPosted 8/2/2013 2:50:08 PM
Fallout 3, Portal 2, Penny Arcade 1.

L4D and L4D2 though I might of saved 5-10 dollars. Went into a 4 way pack with gaming clanmates for L4D2.
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#8ZachnornPosted 8/2/2013 2:51:48 PM

I've only ever preordered a game once (Portal 2) and that was the two-pack so my friend and I split the cost which was discounted already. I have never bought any other Steam game anywhere close to its release date.
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#9Kokuei05Posted 8/2/2013 2:53:51 PM
tl2, bl2, dishonored csgo, css, dungeon defenders and a bunch of others.
#10bikeblasterPosted 8/2/2013 3:00:11 PM
ArmA 3... for $32.. one of the only games where it's cheaper when buying during its alpha/beta stage.
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