Steam Thanksgiving Sale Damage Thread

Well it starts today. In recent years the Thanksgiving sale has been on par with the Christmas one.

Most of the games on my list are EA so I do not expect many discounts on those but we will see.

I usually buy 20-25 games between the Fall and Winter sales, and then maybe play like half of them. I shall continue this tradition. :)

Most titles on my wish list are EA also, but if the price is low enough I have no objection to grabbing something now.

Deserts of Kharak is the only guaranteed purchase at the moment.

It’s gotta be better than the GreenManGaming sale going on. GMG sales have been pretty bad.

Do you know what the sale price on that is going to be?

I’m sure that if I buy an indie of any kind in this sale it will be coming in the Humble Monthly next Friday.

So true, I think I bought 2 games from them this year. Most of my purchases have gone to Humble Store, that sweet extra 10% discount (Humble Subscribers) on their sales prices are hard to beat.

No clue, but I don’t really care all that much. Humble has it at $16.67 or so, and the historical low is $12.50, but if you have the Homeworld Remastered set then you can get an extra 25% off the Steam price.

I doubt I’m gonna be buying much this time around. The only game I’m super interested in right now – Garden Warfare 2 – isn’t even on Steam.

I have 5 games on my wishlist. One isn’t available for purchase yet, and one is a Matrix game, so they might wait until their own winter sale.

Kind of disappointed.

This thread has been up nearly an hour, and we still don’t have the outright “Steam sales all suck now, they used to be better” post. I mean, usually we have like four or five of those groundbreaking, fresh take posts in one of these threads by now… ;)

Complaints about complaints about Steam Sales used to be so much better, but now these posters just trot out the same old tired criticisms of posters trotting out the same old tired criticisms of Steam. Frankly, I think our meta-critique game is really slipping around here.

Here’s my complaint - I own all the stuff I want on Steam

I was just going through Steam and stumbled upon Late Shift. Holy crap, someone made a modern, HD FMV game???


I do, actually.

Much like Douglas Adams’s appreciation for deadlines, I always enjoyed the whooshing sound flash sales made as they went right on by.

Wolfenstein 2 will be mine if PC digital goes 50% off as well. Hoping that Humble gets in on it so I can score the extra 10% off and bring the digital deluxe down to $36.

I tried to restrain myself! Actually my standard post in the thanksgiving thread is that this sale is super weak compared to the Christmas sale.

Then for the Christmas sale, I post about how all Steam sales suck these days because there are no actual deals as they can’t be limited time/flash sales due to refunds.

Then I’ll come into the thread from time to time to signal my agreement with other posters bitching about how the sale sucks, and tell people ecstatic at getting games they really wanted that the sale really wasn’t very good and it was available at the same price back in June. Basically I do everything I can do to suck all the joy out of the occasion.

I don’t do this every sale, but often I’ll interject how I don’t care about the badges, stickers, or whatever gamification Valve is doing this sale, while in the background I make sure I log-in every single day to fill out my sticker book, even though I never look at it again and feel vaguely ashamed at my own hypocrisy for participating.