r/gaming Dec 08 '21 Silver 8 Helpful 9 Wholesome 12 Wholesome Seal of Approval 2

Definitely ready for that sweet sweet steam sale!

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u/Sevla7 Dec 08 '21 Helpful

Hello everyone.

Next Steam sale starts at:

22 December 2021

Which is the:

Winter Sale 2021

I'm not a bot.

Thank You.

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u/bl00d666 Dec 08 '21

Thanks not a bot!

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u/Insert_Coin_P1 Dec 08 '21

As a dad, I'd like to positively acknowledge your fine work. Enjoy your day!

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u/Helagak Dec 08 '21

Good bot

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u/new_pribor PC Dec 08 '21
Beep boop?

BEEP BOOP!

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u/Chocomintey Dec 08 '21

Good not a bot.

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u/LordMackie Dec 08 '21

How long do steam sales normally last?

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u/roguekiller93 Dec 08 '21

Usually like 10 days to 2 weeks

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u/gigapudding43201 Dec 08 '21

Good not a bot

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u/WezVC Dec 08 '21

I know we just had a sale but I didn't buy anything because I assumed Halo would take up most of my time. Guess I was wrong about that!

22nd can't come soon enough.

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u/Nolzi Dec 08 '21

For anyone interested in future reference: https://steamdb.info/sales/history/

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u/hamakabi Dec 08 '21

good human (hopefully)

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u/safer_than_ever Dec 08 '21

Good not a bot.

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u/RageTiger Dec 08 '21

Now for the important one, when is Epic's 12 days of free games will start.

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u/Friendly-Check9113 Dec 08 '21

is this a thing?

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u/Peachybrusg Dec 08 '21

Yes as well as weekly free games all year

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u/Divo366 Dec 08 '21

I literally log on to Epic, get the free game, and log back off on a weekly basis.

You can get some seriously amazing games for free, as that's how I finally played Stanley Parable and Frostpunk.

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u/edgy_white_male Dec 08 '21

Stanley parable was free? Aww man, guess I missed it

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u/Divo366 Dec 08 '21

Ha, I completely missed that hype train and had never played it. But when it pooped up for free one week last year, I decided it was the perfect time!

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u/YeomaTV VR Dec 09 '21

It is well worth your money, friend.

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u/djmcdee101 Dec 08 '21

Do you know which day of the week these are added? I don't use Epic much so always forget to log in and check it

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u/Fuburek Dec 08 '21

it's always Friday or Thursday i think

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u/dasJerkface Dec 08 '21

Thursday morning

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u/Divo366 Dec 08 '21

Even better is that they will also list what is going to be free for the next week as well.

Sometimes I'll see something I want going free the next week, and I'll actually set myself a reminder to make sure I log back in the next week.

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u/Toast42 Dec 08 '21

I was pleasantly surprised by Frostpunk. Looking forward to the sequel!

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u/ametalshard Dec 08 '21

and celeste, control, BL2: Tiny Tina, and dozens of other critically-acclaimed games

except Fortnite Chapter 3 is currently one of the best games I've played in the last 2 years no cap

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u/Atauysal Dec 08 '21

Clicked comments to learn this. Thank you not bot.

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u/MegaMammothPoop Dec 08 '21

Every game 65% off except the ones on your wishlist that are 5% off. Fmllll

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u/Dragon_ddlc PC Dec 08 '21

It’s a joke right?

right?

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u/Steph1er Dec 08 '21

It would stand to reason that games in whishlists are desirable games that have no need of massive sales.

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u/darthreuental Dec 08 '21

75% of my wishlist are early access games that I'm waiting to get finished/near finished.

The 25% are games I want, but want a sale for like MH Stories 2.

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u/SerenumSunny Dec 08 '21

80% of my wishlist are games my computer can't run.

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u/skdslztmsIrlnmpqzwfs Dec 08 '21

if i was steam i would implement wishlists for exact this reason

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u/hamakabi Dec 08 '21

If you were steam you should implement it exactly the opposite. If a person puts something on their wishlist, offering them a discount would be a more reliable way to secure a purchase. I'm not going to buy Civ6 just because they put it on sale for the hundredth time, because I don't want Civ. But seeing even 10% off Factorio would be an instant buy because I already want the game, I just haven't purchased it yet.

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u/almisami Dec 08 '21

That depends. Wishlist items are likely to trigger a purchase with even a 10% sale.

On the other hand, you want to identify other games for your 50% "impulse buy" purchases.

37% of steam games purchased have never been played.

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u/Sadi_Reddit Dec 08 '21

47% for me but I sort it into categories and file the ones completed and such to plan ahead. Nothing wrong with having unplayed games but one day they should be played.

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u/IWearACharizardHat Dec 08 '21

Wait so are we saying that the sales are different for each user? Then people with no wishlist would get the full sale on all options...

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u/skdslztmsIrlnmpqzwfs Dec 08 '21

im saying more like if everyone has Factorio on their wishlists Steam is NOT gonna put it 90% off.. its gonna be real price or at most 10% off.

a game that is on 50% of all wishlists is gonna get a higher discount.

and a game on 5% of wishlists is gonna be for free to attract people to the sale

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u/The_Slad Dec 08 '21

Factorio will never go on sale. Game devs on steam decide if they want to participate in sales, and the factorio devs have made it very clear that they think sales are unfair to loyal players who have already purchased the game.

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u/Howmanychickens4 PC Dec 08 '21

What a weird BS excuse to use lol.

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u/J4far Dec 08 '21

It's a $20 game that is easily worth the cost. The devs have also said they priced the game at what they think it's worth and don't want to lower that through sales.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

That's a fair reason, but sales being unfair to full price purchasers is a ridiculous reason.

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u/Howmanychickens4 PC Dec 08 '21

I don't disagree with that at all and haven't said otherwise. All I said is that is a weird BS excuse to use. They could just say what you said.

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u/yovalord Dec 08 '21

Pretty sure factorio is 30$ which is what prevents me from buying it. Id buy it at 20$ but 30$ is just too steep for me in an age where i have 2000 games in my backlog.

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u/Divo366 Dec 08 '21

Yeah, I've noticed the pricing of that game is unique... it's the only game I've seen that doesn't end in $.99, or some odd cents amount.

For me it says exactly $30.00, and it's the only game I've seen on Steam (years and years) that does that.

Ha, I honestly like it, as it makes utilizing Gift Card amounts easier, and I wouldn't have these random cent amounts on my account.

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u/FrankInHisTank Dec 08 '21

RimWorld says hello

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u/ahduhduh Dec 08 '21

Sound marketing.

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u/Streamjumper Dec 08 '21

The secret to gaining all is to want nothing.

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u/seeyatt Dec 08 '21

Probably some sort of algorithm for calculated wishlist content, length of time wishlisted, perseverance of interest (how often they check price & content related to the games)

That's how I'd do it anyway. Heavy discounts in sale prices should be for moderately interesting games & of course curated content from creators steam mods believe in.

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u/Helagak Dec 08 '21

Or they are games I'm interested in But nor willing to pay full price. They are on my wishlist so I get notified when they do go on sale...

edit fucking touch keyboard...

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u/JuneBuggington Dec 08 '21

And if you want it bad enough you fomo that 5% sale

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u/MrWeirdoFace Dec 08 '21

Sometimes the sales on something on my wish list is like 75% off and I'm still like "nah."

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u/elmo85 Dec 08 '21

on the wishlist are games that I intend to play. but I already have a big number of games that I intend to play AND already own.

I don't buy anything that I won't play in the foreseeable future. the wishlist is about "I wish I had more time".

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u/Architr0n Dec 08 '21

Same here

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u/CaprisWisher Dec 08 '21

Haha yes me too. I have little conversations with my wishlist:

"Oh that's all you've got for me? Not today, my friend, you'll have to do better" etc.

I need to get out more.

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u/runtheplacered Dec 08 '21

Not in a million years would I "fomo" a 5% sale.

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u/yovalord Dec 08 '21

Especially when it will end up as an Epic Games weekly freebie the week after you end up buying it.

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u/DragonflyGrrl Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

Yep, orgies on Game Pass.

...I'm leaving that autocorrect. Should say "or goes," ffs.

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u/yovalord Dec 08 '21

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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u/Rudy_Colludiani Dec 08 '21

Works either way really

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u/riskbreaker23 Dec 08 '21

Well sure but one man's wishlist game is another man's garbage list.

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u/matmoe1 Dec 08 '21

I only need one word to disprove this. Day-Z. I think I've thrown it off my wishlist after the 10th 10% discount notification or so.. Like seriously you think I'm going to buy that unfinished game if I'm saving 2,50€?

Edit: just saw it's 45€ now when it used to be 28€ or sth.. nope

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u/factoid_ Dec 08 '21

Correct. But also if you put games on your wishlist, steam knows what you're interested in and can help dial in their sales appropriately. or provide data to publishers so they can do it at least. If they see a lot of wishlist demand for their games why would they make a huge discount?

Basically no wishlist, no pre-order. Make them work for it.

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u/JustRecentlyI Dec 08 '21

Most of my wishlist ended up being 50% off this past sale, so yes, it's a joke/unlucky for OP.

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u/hollowstrawberry Dec 09 '21

Eventually you buy all the games that actually go on sale and that you're interested in, and you're left with 5% sales like that guy

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u/Keiztrat Dec 08 '21

It is. I mean I'm guessing he's on about the random discounts that steam occasionally gives on games. Other than that no way are games getting %5 discount on Steam discount days. Unless the game is so cheap that it doesn't need such big discounts.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

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u/UristMcRandom Dec 08 '21

Laughing ass my off

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u/5WifeJim Dec 08 '21

Laughing amazingly motherfucker, okay?

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u/Mottis86 Dec 08 '21

And fucking Shovel Knight still somehow manages to not go under 20€

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u/Nolzi Dec 08 '21

And it never will

https://isthereanydeal.com/game/shovelknighttreasuretrove/history/

Guess it's one of those games that will never devaluate itself, like Factorio

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u/Samford_ Dec 08 '21

considering you get 4 amazing games in one i would say i’m okay with the price

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

Yep. All the games that have that sweet 50-80% off I already own. 🤣

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

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u/UshankaBear Dec 08 '21

Everything's a fleshlight if you're brave enough.

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u/CtotheW Dec 08 '21

Sea urchins and lion fish challenge is now available.

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u/WolfeTheMind Dec 08 '21

I'm 'urchin' you to stop

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u/WolfeTheMind Dec 08 '21

Question what does when middle gets glossy Mmmmmm???

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u/Talon1021 Dec 08 '21

Those aren't man boobs those are Gabe's balls.

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u/KamehameHanSolo Dec 08 '21

Even better

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u/Layziebum Dec 08 '21

He just lifted them up for the photo

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u/runtheplacered Dec 08 '21

Why not both? Maybe his balls have nips

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u/GhostalMedia Dec 08 '21

The balls not to finish HalfLife

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u/ThrumboOfLegend Dec 08 '21

Don't you dare post this without linking where to get one.

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u/cheapdrinks Dec 08 '21

Google LORD GABEN 3D Oppai Mouse Pad. They're all sold out though, might have to find a scalper.

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u/KragBru- Dec 08 '21

A scalper for novelty custom mouse pad of Gaben with giant gelatinous jugs... the internet is a pretty incredible place.

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u/TidePodSommelier Dec 08 '21

Tings are tough all ovah. - Jersey Scalper with a mullet.

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u/ThrumboOfLegend Dec 08 '21

Many thanks.

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u/Nolzi Dec 08 '21

There should be able to order a custom made one, but thats probably pricier

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u/ViciousSnail Dec 08 '21

"His name is Robert Paulson!"

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u/dointhereddithing Dec 08 '21

"he had a name, his name was Robert Paulson!"

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u/ViciousSnail Dec 08 '21

I was thinking the part where they just started chanting "His name is Robert Paulson"

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u/ConnoisseurOfMe Dec 08 '21

It's the same scene isn't it?

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u/ViciousSnail Dec 08 '21

Yep, my brain was not in the right gear it seems.

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u/joewHEElAr Dec 08 '21

It’s actually in many scenes later where he’s walking into random places and hears people chanting it.

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u/fromcoasttocoast Dec 08 '21

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u/MystikIncarnate PC Dec 08 '21

What the hell did I just watch?

 

.... Is there more?

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u/DinReddet Dec 08 '21

That was awesome!

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u/b5108 Dec 08 '21

N U T

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u/tkir Dec 08 '21

Christ I miss the continual batches of 8 hour flash sales, those were like gaming crack cocaine with their little timers for your next hit of discounts, which could be steep ones indeed.

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u/fastredb Dec 08 '21

Once they were required to give refunds those sales had to go. Support would have been inundated with refund requests with each flash sale.

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u/cityofangels7x PC Dec 08 '21

Is….Is that a mousepad?

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u/ISpikInglisVeriBest Dec 08 '21

Among other things, yes

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u/sciencefiction97 Dec 08 '21

There are no sweet Steam sales anymore. Only things half off or better came out 6 or more years ago and only went on sale because the game wasn't selling anymore.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

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u/fuck_happy_the_cow Dec 08 '21

We can actually play the epic games at that point instead of just hoarding them... right?

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u/GreenSage13 Dec 08 '21

I got a steamy offer for you in the back of my old Ford truck. Bring your smokes.

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u/WodanzaRuckus Dec 08 '21

Stone cold stud.

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u/TheCanabalisticBambi Dec 08 '21

Honestly...

Not bad

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u/DimensionsIntertwine Dec 08 '21

Man, y'all just KNOW he sees shit like this and lets out the biggest "Fuck me" sigh ever.

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u/Dauss Dec 08 '21

I think he's probably too busy wiping his ass with TF2 hat dollars to care.

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u/CMDR_Duzro VR Dec 08 '21

I don’t think that you’ll need a mousepad for Half Life 3 though

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u/PM_YOUR_BEST_JOKES Dec 08 '21

You control it directly with your thoughts

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u/perkhov Dec 08 '21

Whre do you get one?

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u/kineticstar Dec 08 '21

Sold out I posted the link

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u/Terakahn Dec 08 '21

For anyone who doesn't know. Steam sales are gifts from God, to anyone new to pc gaming. But for the ones who've been around a while, you'll be lucky to find something you want but don't already have. The best sales tend to be repeats.

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u/FoodMentalAlchemist Dec 08 '21

totally agree.

The answer to the question "Do I have too many games?" is when you don't feel excited for the next Steam sale.

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u/stomponator Dec 08 '21

"Lord Newell, threatening to postpone Episode 3 isn't working. There are more jokes on the internet about your weight than ever before."

"Engange Freeman protocols. Authentication: Donuts"

"But Sir, what about Steam?"

"Shut it down."

I cant remember when the screaming started. I know only that it has yet to stop.

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u/TyFur85 Dec 08 '21

ARE YOU READY FOR THE MIRACLE?!

Nah, I think I'll pass this time...

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u/WORKING2WORK Dec 08 '21

I guess I'll be the one to say it. Babe Newell.

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u/yovalord Dec 08 '21

What are you looking forward too on the steam sale? I feel like there hasn't been a game ive really been waiting for a sale on in quite some time now (last one was hades?) Ive got a billion games but i typically like quick progressive games i can jump into for 20 minutes at a time. Roguelikes, idle games, tower defenses. Ive played most of the popular ones, any hidden gems im missing?

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u/FodziCz Dec 08 '21

Gabe Newell? More like Gabe Boobwell

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u/AlaskanSamsquanch Dec 09 '21

Oh Gaben… you’ve enhanced yourself…

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u/Trippyminer Dec 09 '21

Your account will be banned by gabe himself

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u/Leoanimate Dec 08 '21

reddit moment

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u/QuesoStain Dec 08 '21

Steam sales are absolute trash now...

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u/SidScam10 Dec 08 '21

Legend has it that those luscious badonkadonks contain Half-Life 3.

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u/ISpikInglisVeriBest Dec 08 '21

They're releasing Steam OS 3.0 soon, which at the very least shows they've learned the number.

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u/viodox0259 Dec 08 '21

I honestly very rarely buy from steam. The only real exception is if I'm not "sure" and there's a possible chance for a refund. So many third party sites usually just match + more discount what ever steam is advertising. Not to mention, the last couple of years have been a pretty big "meh" fest, for me any ways.

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u/16-Bit_Crow Dec 08 '21

Gabe in all his amorphous glory

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u/mindkingdom Dec 08 '21

Steam sale: Pay 45 bucks instead of 60

Key-seller: Pay 15 bucks

Guess what I'll choose

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u/Safrel Dec 08 '21

Buy from GameStop instead 😎

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u/SaltyAngryAussie Dec 08 '21

Sir may I purchase one of these.

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u/HavocXL Dec 08 '21

Wait when steam sale?

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u/Koonga Dec 08 '21

Some time around Christmas, usually around December 22, give or take.

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u/KoldFaya Dec 08 '21

When winter sale will start ?

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u/framelessnude Dec 08 '21

sorry but which sale, or which sale is coming up?

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u/StuperDan Dec 08 '21

You people need Jesus. (And I need that mouse pad)

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u/GreenSage13 Dec 08 '21

Well now I know I have a gag reflex.

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u/what_the_fuck_game Console Dec 08 '21

That's concerning, where?

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u/VoidsIncision Dec 08 '21

Idgi and I’m perfectly fine with that.

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u/NitzMitzTrix Dec 08 '21

NO MORE EPISODES 3

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u/manicraccoon Dec 08 '21

I have thrown so much money. So much.

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u/GrizzlyMagnum91 Dec 08 '21

Well I suppose there’s no harm as long as there is no flesh light

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u/aa2051 Dec 08 '21

Blursed_image

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u/Thendofreason Switch Dec 08 '21

I like how he has an ID card/event pass as if people wouldn't know who he is.

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u/PrinceProspero9 Dec 08 '21

Last one was just a few weeks ago... Gabe is spoiling us

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u/Vreejack Dec 08 '21

Anyone else take ages to figure out it's a mouse pad on someone's knee?

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u/LarsBabaGhanoush Dec 08 '21

For a guy that looks like Santa, I just want him to give us Half Life 3. Keep your sales GIVE ME THE FREE MAN

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u/ToddWinkelmier Dec 08 '21

Those are triple D's... Half-Life 3 confirmed.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

This must be Doctor Lalve's pad.

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u/Broflake-Melter PC Dec 08 '21

Finally, something beneficial and wholesome has arisen from that weeb culture.

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u/wolkoo Dec 08 '21

Leaked Half Life 3 Collectors Edition Mousepad

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u/MrWeirdoFace Dec 08 '21

Most of the game is on my wishlist get removed overtime without me buying them. It's a very strange phenomenon.

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u/Rude_Journalist Dec 08 '21

I'm sorry for your loss.

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u/Silver_206 Dec 08 '21

After years of participation in the gaming world, hopefully it would have been worth a wait.

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u/PrimalRagu Dec 08 '21

I’m more interested in getting this mouse pad

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u/android151 Dec 08 '21

Fake, I see a 3

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u/scotch_3gg Dec 08 '21

Gif link pls

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u/n2np09 Dec 08 '21

Brendand Fraiser mouse cover, sweet dude where can I get one!

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u/orten_rotte Dec 08 '21

this needs to be a hatsuke mike-style full body pillow. but otherwise 10/10 good job.

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u/Minecraftien76 Dec 08 '21

Pray our Lord and savior! Pray for him to count to three

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u/FartingCumBubbles Dec 08 '21

Good thing NNN is over.

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u/TommoGame Dec 08 '21

Ooooh yeeeah

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u/sufferpuppet Dec 08 '21

All motorboat games 50% off.

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u/thedinzz Dec 08 '21

Lets talk about that keyboard/synth i see in the background

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u/strong_philtrum Dec 08 '21

My body(actually wallet) is ready! LOL!

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u/Silver_Particular327 Dec 08 '21

Cursed.please kill it before the reprodution and burn it with fire (i don't fear anything and anyone,but that thing,that thing scares me)

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u/NSFWarioAccount Dec 08 '21

I recently saw a video why mouse pads are unnecessary. This proves them incorrect

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u/JoshSidekick Dec 08 '21

Purchase $200 in games and still just keep playing Power Washer Simulator.

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u/Vurondotron Dec 08 '21

The lord and savior Gabe Newell!!!