Steam Winter Sale - 2012
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As the Steam Winter Sale winds down, it is always fun to look and see what everyone purchased.

So, what did you end up with?
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1. Video Game: Darksiders II [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:879]
Video Game: Darksiders II
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I didn't go all out like I did during the Summer sale, but still dropped about $60 on the following:
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Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax
Jet Grind Radio
Spirits
Darksiders & Darksiders II + DLC
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD + DLC
Symphony
Sleeping Dogs (This one made me mad as it is cheaper today on the last day than yesterday the day it was on the daily sale.)

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2. Video Game: Retro City Rampage [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:5021]
Video Game: Retro City Rampage
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Picked up a few games at 50% off.

Retro City Rampage
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy

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3. Video Game: Ridge Racer Unbounded [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:5635]
Video Game: Ridge Racer Unbounded
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My most restrained purchasing of any seasonal Steam sale ever (at least assuming my memory is correct and the first one was in December '08).

- Ridge Racer Unbounded
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard

I guess listing it as I have above is kind of deceptive though, as I also bought a couple of copies of The Sims Medieval that I gave away, and was at the same time fortunate enough to win and/or be gifted quite a few new games.

EDIT: Okay, so in the closing hours I got a little less restrained, and I now own Dark Souls as well. That's it, I swear!
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4. Video Game: FTL: Faster Than Light [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:105]
Video Game: FTL: Faster Than Light
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Star Ruler
Deus Ex Human Revolution: The Missing Link DLC
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
Intrusion 2
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Jade Empire
FTL: Faster Than Light
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5. Video Game: Torchlight II [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:393]
Video Game: Torchlight II
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Torchlight II
Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic II: Rise of the Sith Lords

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Scribblenauts: Unlimited

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6. Video Game: Death Rally [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:1625]
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I bought very few games for myself in the steam sale... mostly because I have such a backlog of games I figured even the ones I was interested in would go on sale again before I'd have chance to play them. I did pick up two games... one of which was part of a 4-pack because a mate really wanted it

My Purchases:
* Death Rally
* Worms Revolution
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7. Video Game: Trine [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:867]
Video Game: Trine
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Trine is the only game I bought for myself.

Jet Set Radio for my girlfriend
Rayman Origins for her brother
Jolly Rover and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light as gifts in the "Christmas Cheer Part 3" giveaway.


I also received as gifts Zeno Clash and Orcs Must Die 2, but they weren't purchased by me.
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8. Video Game: FTL: Faster Than Light [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:105]
Video Game: FTL: Faster Than Light
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I got FTL
The Longest Journey
Sacred 2 Gold
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY

I wish I had gotten the FTL sountrack when it was one sale! Its in my head constantly.
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9. Video Game: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:4325]
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I was hoping a geeklist like this would get started!

As much as I complained about the sale, I ended up buying a lot.

Got these a day or two before the sale but would have grabbed them during anyway:
- FTL: Faster Than Light
- Hotline Miami


During the sale:
- Darksiders (had prior from humble bundle)
- Darksiders II
- Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai
- Dead Island (regret)
- The Walking Dead: A TellTale Game Series - Season 1: Episode 1: A New Day --> The Walking Dead: A TellTale Game Series - Season 1: Episode 5: No Time Left
- Saints Row: The Third (had prior from a humble bundle, bought for the DLC)
- Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (regret)
- Alan Wake
- Alan Wake's American Nightmare
- Endless Space
- Retro City Rampage
- Mark of the Ninja
- Natural Selection 2
- Doom (1993) franchise
- Max Payne
- Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
- Awesomenauts
- Little Inferno
- Ace of Spades

I regret Dead Island because I have it on Xbox and realistically no one to play with on the PC, but at $7 for the game and DLC it looked like a good deal. Street Fighter struck a chord of nostalgia and I pulled the trigger but will probably not play more than a couple hours single player. I might regret Endless Space since I have Sins of a Solar Empire sitting unplayed, I'm a little worried about overlap.

So far, Chivalry is easily the biggest hit. I have played FTL for 8 hours so far and beaten Hotline: Miami as well. I got peer pressured into Ace of Spades so it should be fun playing with 4-5 friends. Doom and Max Payne were pure nostalgia buys but are also awesome games anyway. I'm actually looking forward to playing most of my list which is nice.

Now, you're probably looking at this list and thinking I play a lot. I don't. I've lucked into a bunch of time recently but most of this list will end up in the dreaded backlog, with a few games probably never getting played. I just have poor impulse control!
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