Community MetaSteam | July 2019 - Racing Towards Empty Wallets

fantomena

Oh captain my captain.
Dec 17, 2018
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My final haul. Bought more than usual due to having bought a Rift shortly after the chrismas sale was done. Also caved in with Bloodstained. Tried it first via Captain Sparrow method, played it for a few min, liked it a lot, so I bought it.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Wave Circles
V-Racer Hoverbike
Pinball FX2 VR
Beat Saber - Imagine Dragons Pack
Valve Complete Pack (the rest that I didn't already own)
Move or Die & Stick Fight: The Game pack
My Friend Pedro
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
Blade & Sorcery
Audica
Virtual Virtual Reality
COMPOUND
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Standard Edition
Deep Rock Galactic
God's Trigger
One Finger Death Punch 2
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King
Friday the 13th: The Game
The Curse of Monkey Island
The World Next Door
Pathfinder: Kingmaker Explorer Edition
Escape from Monkey Island
VR Dungeon Knight
The Thrill of the Fight
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
LUMINES REMASTERED
Remothered: Tormented Fathers
Sudden Strike 2 Gold
Act of War: High Treason
Act of War: Direct Action
The Spy Who Shrunk Me
The Exorcist: Legion VR Pack
IronWolf
Vanishing Realms
The Mage's Tale
Transpose
Creed: Rise to Glory
Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR
Climbey
Soundboxing
Dreadhalls
Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality
Bendy and the Ink Machine: Complete Edition
Primordian
Skyworld
Conductor
Abode
Undead Development
Catch & Release
Cosmic Trip
XING: The Land Beyond
BOXVR
Robinson: The Journey
Overload
A Chair in a Room
Audioshield
Torn
-KLAUS-
InDeath
SUPERHYPERCUBE
DEXED
Tethered
Also bought Brass Tactics, From Other Suns and The Climb on Oculus Store (I only buy Ocuus exclusives there).
 

Nabs

Hyper-Toxic, Pro-Consumer
Oct 23, 2018
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My final haul (no pun intended):

American Truck Sim: Washington DLC / Forest Machinery DLC.
and Dark Souls Remastered.

The Washington DLC has been wonderful, and the latest DX11 update makes the game run silky smooth. Great for VR.
 

derExperte

MetaMember
Dec 9, 2018
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This got suddenly removed from sale two weeks ago but it'll be back soon.

 

NeuralProxy

years to burn
Nov 12, 2018
286
708
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Italy
What I got from the Seal:

Pre-orders
Cyberpunk
Wolfenstein Youngblood
Doom Eternal
Planet Zoo
Greedfall

(Also Age of Wonders Planetfall and Vampire from that AllYouPlay price error but I'm still convinced they'll get refunded)

Pinball FX3 DLCs
Pinball FX3 - Williams™ Pinball: Volume 2
Pinball FX3 - Williams™ Pinball: Volume 1
Pinball FX3 - Iron & Steel Pack
Pinball FX3 - Core Collection
Pinball FX3 - Carnivals and Legends DLC
Pinball FX3 - Aliens vs Pinball

Rez Infinite
KLAUS
Attentat 1942
Neofeud
Zone of Lacryma
Super Galaxy Squadron EX Turbo
Danmaku Unlimited 3
The Miskatonic
Strike Vector EX
CHAOS;CHILD
KAMIKO
Heaven Will Be Mine
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
A Robot Named Fight
DEMON'S TILT
The Little Ball That Could
TECHNOSPHERE RELOAD
Refunct
Puzzle Dimension
Pinball Wicked
Marble It Up!
NEO NEO
Redeemer
Devil Engine
Flipping Death
Starr Mazer: DSP
The Hurricane of the Varstray -Collateral hazard-
The Hurricane of the Varstray -Threat of third force-
1 Screen Platformer

I'll need to save some money in the next few months so I just said fuck it and went all in with pre-orders since I was able to get some Steam cards at a bit less than their actual value + Valve discount. At least I won't have to think about it and I could stop buying games for a while if I need.
 
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AHA-Lambda

MetaMember
Oct 9, 2018
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The sale was pretty much a non event for me, I picked up a few pre-orders that I would have gotten anyway, but the tokens from those gave me an extra £10 towards another pre-order for Spyro.
 

blindrhythm

positively pudding
Apr 17, 2019
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I spent way too much in the sale like usual and will probably have to deal with the aftereffects of that eventually.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition
Baba Is You
Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition & all DLC
Hunt: Showdown
Pacify
ATOM: RPG
Heat Signature
Little Dragons Café
Brigador
Wizard of Legend
Cat Quest
Conan Exiles
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (for a friend of mine)

And almost $50 on another game that I got outside of the sale.
 

Kvik

Councillor
Dec 6, 2018
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Downunder.
I did the right thing by skipping this game.
I can understand if Mordhau is an open-source project and licensed under GPL v2, however it is not. Regardless, translation projects are not easy and translator/editors deserved to be paid for their troubles. Especially when Mordhau is really popular from what I've seen (even Kizuna Ai's playing it)
 

Madventure

The Angel of Deaf
Nov 17, 2018
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I mean take it for what you will but that forum post was on april 19th and the game released on steam on april 29th, then the game zoomed into the stratosphere followed by their other stuff

I mean the company made Mordhau off of a kickstarter campaign with 300k and 10 people in 2 years so it could of tanked horribly.



As far as their other more recent stuff goes? That's a different story
 

NarohDethan

Anime threads enthusiast
Apr 6, 2019
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I mean take it for what you will but that forum post was on april 19th and the game released on steam on april 29th, then the game zoomed into the stratosphere followed by their other stuff

I mean the company made Mordhau off of a kickstarter campaign with 300k and 10 people in 2 years so it could of tanked horribly.



As far as their other more recent stuff goes? That's a different story
I stand by my point. Asking for free localization work for a product you expect to sell (even if it tanks) is not a good thing. Paying 'for exposure and thanks' sucks.
 

Li Kao

It’s a strange world. Let’s keep it that way.
Jan 28, 2019
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Localization is becoming more and more of a lost art these days imho. Don’t know if it’s the economical crisis, the bad precedent of localizators who translate for free on mobile, companies being super greedy when it comes to this budget line but I rarely even try the French translation these days outside of AAA.
Each time I try to stay positive and try it get some wet fart job. As someone who really loved the process of translating texts in school, this is disheartening. As a customer, this is middly insulting.
The horrible manga fan translation community was the spearhead of the assault and I fear we have lost the war.
 

Kvik

Councillor
Dec 6, 2018
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Downunder.
I mean take it for what you will but that forum post was on april 19th and the game released on steam on april 29th, then the game zoomed into the stratosphere followed by their other stuff

I mean the company made Mordhau off of a kickstarter campaign with 300k and 10 people in 2 years so it could of tanked horribly.
The fact remains they were asking someone to take on a difficult job with little to no incentives. If you're planning to make money of out of a product, it's only right that people who worked on it to be shown the form of gratitude which matters the most: money.

Sure, a name on a credit roll may look good on a resume, but you won't be able to send that resume to prospective employers if you can't afford to pay for the internet bills.

I guess what I'm trying to say is this: developers, stop being a fucking cheap arse and pay your damn employees/contractors.
 
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lashman

lashman

Dead & Forgotten
Sep 5, 2018
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Translating articles is one of my main job desks, and no, I wouldn't do it for free even for just one sentence.

There's Google translation, and there's translation. They probably have no idea that the efforts needed are totally different.
yeah, they absolutely should've paid the translators ... or, at the very least, offer royalties or something
 

bobnowhere

Careful Icarus
Sep 20, 2018
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I bought:


Steam:
  • Ash of War
  • Jurassic World Evolution
  • Thief of Thieves
  • 7th Sector
  • The Room 3
  • Redeemer
  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
  • Illusion: A Tale of the Mind
  • Pinball Wicked
  • IIN
  • Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
  • Jettomero
  • Destination Primus Vita Ep.1
  • Cosmic Express
  • Atom RPG
  • Breakneck
  • Pinball Arcade Stern Pack 2
  • Quantum replica
  • A couple of Zaccaria Tables
Off store deals too good to pass up:

  • ReCore
  • American Fugitive
  • Conglomerate 451
  • Wargroove
  • Ghost of a Tale

I was a good boy, I only bought a single game that wasn't already on my wishlist before the sale, Jettomero.
 

Wibblewozzer

Robot on the inside
Dec 6, 2018
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Seeing other hauls I kind of wish I got more Pinball FX 3 tables. But I still got too much:

The World Next Door
DX-Ball 2: 20th Anniversary Edition
DX-Ball 2: 20th Anniversary Edition - Season Pass
Contradiction - the all-video murder mystery adventure
Muse Dash
音灵 INVAXION
Quadrilateral Cowboy
The Descendant - Complete Season (Episodes 1 - 5)
1 Screen Platformer
Ne Touchez Pas 5
Frederic: Resurrection of Music Director's Cut
Tricolour Lovestory
Overchunked
Maytroid. I swear it's a nice game too
Knytt Underground
The Room Three
Flood of Light
Whack the Serial Killer
Spitkiss
Usurper
The Way of Life: DEFINITIVE EDITION
Rose of Winter
Disjoint
KIDS
VALKYRIE DRIVE Complete Edition
Jettomero
tricone lab
Super Dangerous Dungeons
Nowhere Girl
Vulture Strike
Skylar & Plux: Adventure On Clover Island
Nowhere Patrol
Cradle
Branching Paths
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 WINGDIVER THE SHOOTER
Juanito Arcade Mayhem
Cartonfall
Moon River
Cosmonator
Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s
Even the Ocean
Shikhondo(食魂徒) - Soul Eater
Catmaze
PixelJunk™ Monsters 2
The Spectrum Retreat
中国式家长 / Chinese Parents
When Ski Lifts Go Wrong
HEARTBEAT
VICCP
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection
Bomb Chicken
The Council - Complete Season
Touhou Luna Nights
Frostpunk
State of Mind
Just Shapes & Beats
Punch Line
HITMAN 2 - Expansion Pass
 

lazerfox

Alpine Flower Boy
Dec 31, 2018
65
73
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Switzerland
My haul:

Night in the Woods
Divinity: Original Sin
AMID EVIL
Tokyo Xanadu eX+
Raw Data
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Deluxe
Dark Souls: Remastered

I've been playing too much Destiny lately so once I get max level I can finally start playing the new games I bought.
 

BernardoOne

MetaMember
Oct 19, 2018
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I stand by my point. Asking for free localization work for a product you expect to sell (even if it tanks) is not a good thing. Paying 'for exposure and thanks' sucks.
Nah. As someone who helped translate a dozen Indies, it is 100% perfectly fine. At the time they were a very small team that had no idea of the success they would have. There's nothing wrong with small Indies using crowdsourced translations.
 
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Echoes

"My destiny is to continue fighting"
Oct 31, 2018
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466
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Castelló, Spain
My haul from the sales:

Marble It Up!
Super Lucky's Tale
Castlevania Anniversary Collection
Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics
Wargroove
Ace Combat 7
Outcast Second Contact
The Messenger
Flashback
Night in the Woods
Katana ZERO
Heaven's Vault
Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest
Yoku's Island Express
BELOW
Battle Princess Madelyn
The Fall Part 2: Unbound
Overload
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
DUSK
Aggelos
AMID EVIL
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
 

hankenta

Junior Member
Dec 9, 2018
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138
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I only bought the season 1 and 2 characters for Street Fighter V because a couple of my friends wanted to play the game. Light on the wallet.