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    Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    New bundle pricing strategy revealed in email from Valve to developers.
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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    With 1075 games in my Steam library, this is great news.

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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    Very good news. I've not purchased many bundles as I've often had a quarter of the bundle already. Just hope the steam deals get better as they've not been that good recently.
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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    Depending on the discount which I wouldn't expect to be 1:1 - just getting giftable/marketable copies of the duplicate titles would be more appealing to me.

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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    TBH I have also not bothered buying some bundles because I owned elements of the bundle already, however, I did work out on each occasion that the bundle price is still relatively good and would have saved me SOME money, just not as much.
    I think this approach is a good idea, and I applaud the effort to address it.

    However I would also like to see the option to buy a bundle and have the duplicate items made available as keys that can be given to family, i.e. I could buy a Dawn of War II bundle and I already have the core game and first DLC, so I would like the option of gifting those items to my son... probably a bit of a headache for Steam/valve to manage though I guess. Still I am sure it is something they could get to work at some point.
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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    Agree with Vorlon - Bravo Steam for introducing this! But also give the best of both worlds if you want to buy it and gift the rest

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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    Will it also include the deals when the Game of the Year addition comes out. These packs are often worth paying for just to get the dlc for a game you already have.

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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    Yeah, Steam suck, they're money-grabbing evil cretis who offer such a bad service and only exist to stuff the customer.... yeah....

    Very good to hear this!!

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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    A very good addition to Steam, clearly there are plenty of us who have avoided purchasing some bundles on offer for this very reason in the past.

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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    Doesn't seem to work for the bundles in the current Square-Enix weekend sale.

    If it is working it's not clear that it's providing additional discount.

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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    Depending on the discount which I wouldn't expect to be 1:1
    I would expect the discount to be proportional to the price of each game I own in the bundle, which would most likely be less than buying just a title that is on sale.

    That said, sometimes Steam is odd. The other day I bought a game that was 50% off, it showed me 2 available DLC packs that I could add from the same page, for £3.18 for both, yet if I looked at one of the DLC packs, it showed there was an identical DLC bundle pack for £2.29!

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    just getting giftable/marketable copies of the duplicate titles would be more appealing to me.
    It did always irk me that you didn't get a giftable or sellable copy of the game if you already owned it, seemed very unfair.

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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    This bundle strategy has worked well for Gog.com, so i dont see why it wouldnt also work for Steam.

    I personally havent bought Steam bundles in a long time, since there was usually always one or more games that i already had, and wasting money isnt my style.

    The bundles on Gog.com i have happily bought

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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    This is good news, i think i read somewhere that steam were going to offer a pay monthly service like origin?

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    Re: Steam bundles to get cheaper if you already own some content

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagnaj97 View Post
    Doesn't seem to work for the bundles in the current Square-Enix weekend sale.

    If it is working it's not clear that it's providing additional discount.
    I think it's only been applied to the Headsup Games bundle so far.

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