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#4902 Jul 04 2016 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Fable Anniversary and Bioshock 2, and I only bought Bioshock 2 for the free upgrade in a couple months.
#4903 Aug 11 2016 at 9:46 PM Rating: Good
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Has anyone else noticed Steam is delaying charges?

I was checking my bank account last week and noticed a very large charge from Steam (like, full price game charge) and didn't recall actually making any purchase that day.

Turns out it was a purchase I made back on July 11th or so, but it wasn't actually withdrawn from my account until 8/02. I went back through my bank statement and noticed that while the funds had been on hold when I did the purchase, they weren't actually taken until the beginning of the month.

I wonder if they did this so that they could handle refunds easier? (Cheaper). If they don't actually take the money until after your refund period is over, they avoid the transaction charges for refunding money to your account.

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Seems to be just recently. Because a purchase I made on July 3rd was posted to my account on july 5th (after holiday) like normal.

It actually scared me a bit. I never like seeing money taken from my account when I didn't do it. And I am usually pretty good about remembering when, where, and how much is taken out.

Edited, Aug 11th 2016 11:50pm by TirithRR
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#4904 Aug 12 2016 at 3:48 AM Rating: Good
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How are you doing your payments, Credit Card or through PayPal?
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#4905 Aug 12 2016 at 12:06 PM Rating: Good
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The Digital Deluxe Edition of XCOM 2 is $38 (50% off) on Steam. That's the game, all current DLC, and the soundtrack.
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#4906 Aug 14 2016 at 7:44 AM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike wrote:
How are you doing your payments, Credit Card or through PayPal?


Directly by Credit Card (Debit, actually, but pretty much same thing).

So the charge for the game I bought on the 11th has disappeared from the "Hold" area on my bank statement, and is not on my actual statement yet. I am guessing it will show up at the end of the month, or beginning of the next. It's a sudden change. Never did this before, which makes me think that Valve has started doing what Apple does and hold off on taking the money right away.
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#4907 Aug 14 2016 at 9:47 AM Rating: Good
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I remember just using your CC to fill your Steam Wallet and buy the games with that, or add funds to PayPal and use it instead.
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#4908 Aug 16 2016 at 2:44 PM Rating: Good
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Bundle Stars has Shadow of Mordor fake-G.O.T.Y. Edition (all DLC but in separate packages) for $6 this week or until they run out.
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#4909 Aug 18 2016 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
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Steam has definitely added a significant delay to when they actually finish the charges to my credit card.

Purchase I made last week was Authorized right away, but rather than being deducted within 24 hours like usual, it posted to my account 7 days later. A purchase I made 2 days ago was authorized, but the authorization has disappeared and the actual deduction hasn't happened.

At first I thought it was my bank, because they started construction on their building this past week, but all other charges from multiple stores and various other accounts have been deducting like normal.
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#4910 Aug 18 2016 at 5:41 PM Rating: Good
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Maybe they're suspicious of you? Did you try a PayPal transaction like I mentioned to see if the same thing happened?
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#4911 Aug 18 2016 at 5:52 PM Rating: Good
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No. Cause it's not a problem. I keep enough money in my active account so that them taking money at random times doesn't affect me. And I get the game right away.

Everything gets approved just fine, it just seems to delay actually taking it out for Steam.

And I've used the same card on Steam for many years now. I even have their 3 tiered login authentication system. Password, Email Guard, and stupid Mobile App Guard (I broke down and use that now cause I had a lot of valuable cards to sell. People like their Waifus, I couldn't pass up 10+ dollars worth of cards rotting away in my inventory.)

Edited, Aug 18th 2016 7:52pm by TirithRR
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#4912 Aug 18 2016 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
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If I had to guess I'd say that it has something to do with their two hour refund policy. It's easier to just deactivate the game and never take the money than it is to do a refund.
#4913 Aug 19 2016 at 4:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Tales of Zestiria is $8 from the Bandai Namco store

https://www.bandainamcoentstore.com/platform/pc_download
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#4914 Aug 19 2016 at 10:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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Actually, use this coupon code and get it for $6.79

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#4915 Aug 19 2016 at 11:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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Got it. Thanks Joph!
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#4916 Aug 23 2016 at 1:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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Humble is having a Playstation Capcom Bundle

$1 for
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 (PS3)
STRIDER™(PS3 or PS4)
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (PS3)
Final Fight Double Impact (PS3)
45% off Street Fighter V PS Store Coupon (PS4)

BTA for
LOST PLANET® 3 (PS3)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (PS3)
Resident Evil HD Remaster (PS3 or PS4)
Okami HD (PS3)
Remember Me (PS3)
Mega Man 9 & 10 Combo Pack (PS3)

$15 or more for
50% off Mega Man Legacy Collection PS Store Coupon (PS4)
Resident Evil 0 HD REMASTER (PS3 or PS4)
Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3)

Looks like a nice deal though I don't have a PS (my son has a PS3 but he won't touch it now that he also has an XB1)


Edited, Aug 23rd 2016 2:07pm by Jophiel
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#4917 Aug 23 2016 at 1:14 PM Rating: Good
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he won't touch it now that he also has an XB1)
Gonna get him an XBox Onesie? Smiley: tongue
#4918 Aug 23 2016 at 2:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, those two hip young people in the photo seem to be enjoying theirs, so sure!
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#4919 Aug 26 2016 at 1:07 PM Rating: Good
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Physical copies of Bloodborne and The Last of Us: Remastered for $13, Amazon Prime members only.

Doom for $20, PS4 and XBox One.


Edited, Aug 26th 2016 3:10pm by Shaowstrike
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#4920 Sep 14 2016 at 7:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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The Crew is the free game this month through Uplay on PC.

https://club.ubisoft.com/en-US/ubi30

Edited, Sep 14th 2016 8:15am by Jophiel
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#4921 Oct 10 2016 at 1:42 PM Rating: Good
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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (3 Games) for PS4 is $20 on Amazon, Digital Code only.
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#4922 Oct 12 2016 at 11:51 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
The Crew is the free game this month through Uplay on PC.

https://club.ubisoft.com/en-US/ubi30

Edited, Sep 14th 2016 8:15am by Jophiel


Beyond Good and Evil is the free game this month. Same link as above.
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#4923 Nov 02 2016 at 7:29 PM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
The Crew is the free game this month through Uplay on PC.

https://club.ubisoft.com/en-US/ubi30

Edited, Sep 14th 2016 8:15am by Jophiel


Beyond Good and Evil is the free game this month. Same link as above.


This month it's FarCry 3: Blood Dragon.
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#4925 Nov 24 2016 at 10:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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GMG also has a historic low for Homefront: the Revolution. If you buy it, spring the extra couple bucks for the Freedom Fighter edition ($15.50) since the season pass never goes on sale by itself.

HF:R had poor initial reviews because of performance issues but they've since fixed it up and it runs much better. Unlike the first game which was mainly multiplayer, Revolution is largely a single player campaign much like an urban Far Cry (seize checkpoints to gain territory, etc).
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#4926 Dec 07 2016 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike wrote:
Shaowstrike wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
The Crew is the free game this month through Uplay on PC.

https://club.ubisoft.com/en-US/ubi30

Edited, Sep 14th 2016 8:15am by Jophiel


Beyond Good and Evil is the free game this month. Same link as above.


This month it's FarCry 3: Blood Dragon.


This month it's Assassin's Creed III. Smiley: dubious
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