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Old 09-05-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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Give us a free game for every 5 or 10 games we buy

I have bought more than 30 games on Steam and I consider my self a good customer. And I was thinking that it would be great if Steam gave us a free game for every 5,10 or whatever games we buy.
You can give us a game from our wishlist or you can see what kind of games each user likes and give a similar game.

I think it's a good solution for both sides. People will appreciate it and will have one more reason to buy games. Steam will simply have more sales.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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I'd have between 20 and 30 free games already and im not even a heavy spender on steam.

Now times that by a few million..

Would all the 75% off games i get count towards more free games?
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:12 AM   #3
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I have bought more than 600 games, and I don`t really care.
I`d probably run out of games to put on my wishlist. And then I got nothing more to buy... and I end up buying stuff @ the competition anyway.

It might seem like a good idea, but in the end it`ll only cost money. A higher number might be cost effective, but then again, it wouldn`t pull any people in because buying 50 games seems a too big effort, it would just be a nice surprise. But it doesn`t keep or bring in customers as much as you think it would.

And it`s not even like I got alot of money, just don`t feel like spending it all on life. hahahahah
:/ I would`ve had 600 games more if life wasn`t so damn expensive tho.

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:21 AM   #4
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I have bought more than 30 games on Steam and I consider my self a good customer. And I was thinking that it would be great if Steam gave us a free game for every 5,10 or whatever games we buy.
You can give us a game from our wishlist or you can see what kind of games each user likes and give a similar game.

I think it's a good solution for both sides. People will appreciate it and will have one more reason to buy games. Steam will simply have more sales.
Sorry, but exactly what is the problem that needs a solution? I don't see you mentioning a problem. Unless I somehow missed it?

I'm all for getting something for free, but I really don't see how this would benefit Valve. The sale events they have seem to do really well on their own, imo.

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:44 AM   #5
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I have bought more than 30 games on Steam and I consider my self a good customer. And I was thinking that it would be great if Steam gave us a free game for every 5,10 or whatever games we buy.
You can give us a game from our wishlist or you can see what kind of games each user likes and give a similar game.

I think it's a good solution for both sides. People will appreciate it and will have one more reason to buy games. Steam will simply have more sales.
So what? I've got 170+ games and I don't feel the need to ask for freebies. Get over yourself. They don't owe you anything. You get at least 3 big sales a year and the weekend deals.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:02 PM   #6
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I could support this idea if we changed the suggested games bought for getting a free game to 50 games. So when you've bought 50 games, you get one free. 50 more games, another one free. Oh, and they all needs to be bought at their full price. No damn sale here.

Also, OP, I wouldn't be surprised if you, in fact, aren't a "good customer" due to your low number of games. SteamCalculator.com has almost half a million calculated accounts on history (with over 3 million calculations done), and the averaged amount of games on an account after their calculations are 53, and it still misses some games. Half a million accounts are about as accurate as one can get without getting more exact numbers from Steam themselves.

I myself have 170+ games and I couldn't care less, really. The sales Steam are running are far better, and more worth it for me. I can't even count on how many games I've practically gotten free of charge due to the low price of a multitude of games during sales.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:09 PM   #7
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Buy 10 cheap games, get an expensive one for free.

Make a new account, repeat the process and get another expensive title for free.

So this would be a massively bad idea to install.

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Old 09-05-2011, 04:57 PM   #8
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This is a pretty terrible idea......For one reason because of what zefar said.I could buy 5 indie games that were 75% and get elder scrolls skyrim (a sixty dollar game) for free.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:02 PM   #9
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Bad idea, if you don't have money to buy games, wait for deals, but your idea is just way to easy to exploit. Also, Valve ain't charity.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:39 AM   #10
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would be better with somethin like Buy for 100€ and get 5€ off another game and it stacks. So when you bought for 500€ you could get a free expensiver game.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:53 AM   #11
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Buy 10 cheap games, get an expensive one for free.

Make a new account, repeat the process and get another expensive title for free.

So this would be a massively bad idea to install.
Reverse the process.


Buy an amount of ordinary games, get a cheap one free.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:47 AM   #12
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What do you think it is, the local shoe shop?
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:07 AM   #13
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steam already offers F2P games
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:20 AM   #14
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At the very least, one possible way to bring incentive to get people to spend a lot of money could be "every $150 spent on games gets you 50% off on your next purchase from participating publishers"
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:27 AM   #15
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I would be a fan of some kind of 'gift' certificates.
e.g. you buy 10 games which value a total of €200, after that you get a coupon for €10 for your next game (5% of your spending).
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