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#961 Idiotekque

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:28 PM

Given that the coupon was clearly designed as bait for price matches, I don't fault anyone for asking, and asking repeatedly. But why should Amazon bother matching most little $3 games that barely anyone will buy (which seemed to be a lot of the requests)? For the most part they matched the big ones that would sell the most.

 

Keep in mind, Amazon doesn't just have carte blanche permission to set prices to whatever match point they want, the providers of the keys can place whatever restrictions and stipulations they want. And I have actually heard an indie dev say in a past sale that Amazon price matched his Steam sale price without his permission, and he wasn't very happy about it. Different sites negotiate different deals and digital goods are a lot different than going into Target and asking for a match on a TV.

 

This would all be totally valid, had Amazon not pricematched awesomely last Summer Sale.

 

And I'm sure there's something about pricematching in the fine print. Indie devs are just more likely to not read said fine print. I hardly think Amazon went out of bounds when they pricematched a dev's game.


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#962 zeroxxx

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:43 PM

Just chiming in to say that I agree with what appears to be the general consensus that while Amazon crushed Steam back in December 2012, (and has had a few good sales since then), Steam definitely won the lion's share of my PCDD budget this time around. Didn't even end up using gooncave. That said, I'm 100% confident in Tony's/Amazon's triumphant return in the next few months.

 

Yeah agree on most part, but I'm unsure Amazon can do better than Steam in the future. Steam has learned, I think.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:52 PM

Yeah agree on most part, but I'm unsure Amazon can do better than Steam in the future. Steam has learned, I think.

 

This comment assumes that Steam had a decent summer sale, which subjectively, it did not. 


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#964 zeroxxx

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:31 PM

This comment assumes that Steam had a decent summer sale, which subjectively, it did not. 

 

That assumption Steam didn't have decent summer sale is... assumption.

 

200 dollars spent on Steam, zero dollar on Amazon speaks for the truth.


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#965 V878

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:47 PM

That assumption Steam didn't have decent summer sale is... assumption.

 

200 dollars spent on Steam, zero dollar on Amazon speaks for the truth.

 

Yeah it's funny how at the end of every Steam sale for the past couple years, we always get a bunch of comments that the sale was a let down for them. Truth is, your first (and maybe even second) Steam Holiday or Summer sale is probably your best one since you have so few games in your Steam library that every deal feels like a winner. Now that your library has been stacked you see a lot of these deals as "meh, I already bought that a while ago" or "I got enough games in my Steam library, so 75% off or GTFO". Hell, in this Steam sale we got Deus Ex: HR, Fallout New Vegas, and Just Case 2 for like $3 a pop. If you didn't think those were awesome deals, it's probably because you already own them.

 

And of course, you can also thank GMG, Amazon, GamersGate, and some of the other PC download sites over the past year or two running great deals on new releases and older titles that the need to wait for Steam to do their big sales has been lessened.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:04 AM

 

Yeah it's funny how at the end of every Steam sale for the past couple years, we always get a bunch of comments that the sale was a let down for them. Truth is, your first (and maybe even second) Steam Holiday or Summer sale is probably your best one since you have so few games in your Steam library that every deal feels like a winner. Now that your library has been stacked you see a lot of these deals as "meh, I already bought that a while ago" or "I got enough games in my Steam library, so 75% off or GTFO". Hell, in this Steam sale we got Deus Ex: HR, Fallout New Vegas, and Just Case 2 for like $3 a pop. If you didn't think those were awesome deals, it's probably because you already own them.

 

And of course, you can also thank GMG, Amazon, GamersGate, and some of the other PC download sites over the past year or two running great deals on new releases and older titles that the need to wait for Steam to do their big sales has been lessened.

 

 

Yeah, our backlogs can be our biggest enemy or friend, depending on how you look at it - b/c we've already bought the game (and hopefully we've played it and/or finished) and don't need it; or we can kick ourselves b/c it's much cheaper (and we might NOT have even touched the game at all or even did much with it yet)


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:25 AM

ahh I should have bought Inversion with the GOONCAVE code :/


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:34 AM

Yeah, our backlogs can be our biggest enemy or friend, depending on how you look at it - b/c we've already bought the game (and hopefully we've played it and/or finished) and don't need it; or we can kick ourselves b/c it's much cheaper (and we might NOT have even touched the game at all or even did much with it yet)

 

I have a huge backlog, but I still feel like every sale's a winner because there's usually at least one gem to make up for all of the games that I already have.  Like Dust: An Elysian Tale on Steam or StarDrive (go space bears!) on Amazon.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:47 AM

200 dollars spent on Steam, zero dollar on Amazon speaks for the truth.

 

 

Your first (and maybe even second) Steam Holiday or Summer sale is probably your best one since you have so few games in your Steam library that every deal feels like a winner. Now that your library has been stacked you see a lot of these deals as "meh, I already bought that a while ago" or "I got enough games in my Steam library,"

 

I went into the sale thinking that, but ended up spending roughly $200. The Trading cards were a pretty cool thing too, mainly because you can sell them to other people. I've made at least $15 so far from selling cards. So that's nearly a 10% return on purchase price, on top of the already 60% off I bought most things at. 

Either way, I'm pretty satisfied, and have been enjoying a large number of games I may not have found otherwise. (I recommend The Swapper for sure!)

 

So I suppose I'm glad amazon didn't price match some things, otherwise I may have spent more. 

See you at the Holiday Sale, y'all! 



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:56 AM

I have a huge backlog, but I still feel like every sale's a winner because there's usually at least one gem to make up for all of the games that I already have.  Like Dust: An Elysian Tale on Steam or StarDrive (go space bears!) on Amazon.


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#971 Volitar Prime

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:57 AM

Any new info on the new LEGO Bundle you said you were working on? I didn't spend much on the Summer Sale so I've got some money to spend.

I would also love to find out more about this!



#972 cutter2

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:03 AM

In his defense, Amazon pretty much pricematched everything last Summer Sale, and kicked Steam's ass as a result....Complaining about ain't gonna do anyone any good

You don't know if complaining will do any good or not.  It will do good if Amazon actually acts on customer feedback.  NOT complaining sure as hell won't do a damn thing because Amazon won't know there is a problem.



#973 icedragon15

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:19 AM

Yeah, our backlogs can be our biggest enemy or friend, depending on how you look at it - b/c we've already bought the game (and hopefully we've played it and/or finished) and don't need it; or we can kick ourselves b/c it's much cheaper (and we might NOT have even touched the game at all or even did much with it yet)

i blame the price glitches and my want of more publisher game for codemaster lol i blame it all but yea it was good but too many repeats was my only problem the flalsh deal was too many reepats


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#974 dark_inchworm

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:57 AM

 

Yeah it's funny how at the end of every Steam sale for the past couple years, we always get a bunch of comments that the sale was a let down for them. Truth is, your first (and maybe even second) Steam Holiday or Summer sale is probably your best one since you have so few games in your Steam library that every deal feels like a winner. Now that your library has been stacked you see a lot of these deals as "meh, I already bought that a while ago" or "I got enough games in my Steam library, so 75% off or GTFO". Hell, in this Steam sale we got Deus Ex: HR, Fallout New Vegas, and Just Case 2 for like $3 a pop. If you didn't think those were awesome deals, it's probably because you already own them.

 

And of course, you can also thank GMG, Amazon, GamersGate, and some of the other PC download sites over the past year or two running great deals on new releases and older titles that the need to wait for Steam to do their big sales has been lessened.

 

 

I play the majority of AAA titles on 360 due to not having a top-of-the-line or even mid-range gaming rig. So as someone that almost exclusively deals in indie games on Steam, I'm gonna say the last several major sales HAVE sucked, primarily because of the rise of Humble Bundle, Indie Royale, and similar bundle sites.

 

I also feel sorry for anyone that bought FF7 at launch and was almost immediately burned by the 33% off flash sale... :p


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#975 shrike4242

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:08 AM

Enough with the arguing.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:35 AM

Enough with the arguing.

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#977 Idiotekque

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:51 AM

Enough with the arguing.

 

Sorry if I somehow contributed to it. I don't think I was involved in this one at all... but who knows.  :twisted:


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:54 AM

I know its been listed in the thread before but I'm not seeing it, a quick search didn't help (though that is likely my fault as I've not explored the new forum as much as I likely should have), so I pretty much apologize right here and now for asking a stupid question..  (I also looked with my eyes in the PC subforum and the Game Trading forum.)



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:37 AM

The bears is the number 1 reason I wishlisted this game.

 

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#980 Idiotekque

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:50 AM

Straight up!  Space bears FTW!

 

Ninja bears FTW!

 

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:53 AM

Ninja bears FTW!

 

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Triple Town is an amazing game.


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#982 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:30 AM

Thanks, its appreciated. :)



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:35 AM

No info on the lego bundle?


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#984 wilflare

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:43 AM

any chance the CAG Indie Bundles will make a comeback? :/


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#985 Necrotron

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

 

Ninja bears FTW!

 

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Triple Town is an amazing game.

 

 

And because of all of your incessant praise for Triple Town, I'll probably eventually pick it up.  The steam card market crash on the game has made it a bit more expensive at the moment though.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:02 AM

I got Fly'n tempting me, but it seems the coupon expired... Sad :( I believe the free games are not there anymore too?

 

We are still waiting for killer deals on amazon, btw. 



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:19 AM

I'm definitely interested in a Lego bundle, especially if they all activate on Steam.



#988 MysterD

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

Also, Gooncave is now inactive as an FYI.

 

 

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

Looks like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Complete Bundle is up at $10 now:

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B009YLKBQY


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

No Steam keys ;_;