If you check Steam, you’ll notice that the big Steam winter sale kicked off today. It’s got a couple good deals, a bunch more alright ones, and... that’s kinda it. No big game-like event, no real frills, no surprises. Just like the autumn sale before it. Is it just me, or are Steam sales getting kinda boring?
Steam sales are good, provided you have self-control. If you don't, you might feel like the Scout above whenever a big sale rolls around.
Zombiller captures the true wallet (and door) rending terror of seasonal Steam sales with this Shining parody. Have you girded and re-girded your piggy bank? The summer sale is still a ways off, but it'll be here before you know it and also WHAT IS THAT BEHIND YOU RUNNNN.
Everyone loves Steam sales. But wanna know who really loves Steam sales? Counter-Strike cheaters. Here's why.
As another Steam Holiday Sale comes to a close, I have spent roughly $100 to purchase 22 games. In the past 2 months I have picked up 3 Humble Bundles. Not a month ago I spent around $50 on 11 games in the Steam Fall Sale. By the time the next Steam Holiday Sale rolls into town I will be lucky if I have played half of…
Sales Stink: it's easy to think that sales are good for players, but what if they're not? What if waiting for sales affected the way players feel about purchases and actually lessened the amount of money devs make? The Castle Doctrine's Jason Rohrer explores these questions in a fascinating write-up here.
Backlogs: most of us have 'em, and most of us don't have a chance of wading through it. Well. Not unless we're willing to go all the way with 'em.