Steam Summer Sale

#1 Edited by hidys (1029 posts) -

So according to this leaked email the steam summer sale starts tomorrow. Given the recent tragic news it feels really petty to even bring this up but I thought I may as well let people know. I know I'll probably buy some stuff but really I can't muster up much energy to care much about video games at this point in time.

#2 Posted by Starfishhunter9 (369 posts) -

I am less impressed with steam sales every year. Amazon and other sites have out steam saled the steam sales IMHO.

#3 Posted by rentfn (1280 posts) -

I've been waiting to buy Rouge Legacy and Gunpoint. I'm excited for the steam sale. I like how they little quests each day. Amazon has had some good ones but I still think Steam is #1

#4 Posted by joey (984 posts) -

This will be my first steam sale after getting a job-ass job, so...

this won't be good.

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Tell me when FF7 goes on sale. That's really all I'm interested in (unless you guys don't mind me pestering the shit out of you to gift me things).

#6 Edited by sirdesmond (1241 posts) -

This is going to be the worst Steam Summer Sale for me if it starts tomorrow because I've been jobless for a bit and don't start my new one until the 15th meaning I'll be totally broke for it (and won't be able to buy any games).

#7 Posted by sirdesmond (1241 posts) -

This is going to be the worst Steam Summer Sale for me if it starts tomorrow because I've been jobless for a bit and don't start my new one until the 15th meaning I'll be totally broke for it (and won't be able to buy any games).

#8 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4372 posts) -

@joey said:

This will be my first steam sale after getting a job-ass job, so...

this won't be good.

Nope, not one bit.

#9 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3881 posts) -

@joey said:

This will be my first steam sale after getting a job-ass job, so...

this won't be good.

Gabe is reading this rubbing his hands together cackling while minions surround him sharpening his knives.

#10 Posted by rentfn (1280 posts) -

@video_game_king: I've got a copy of Boarderlands GOTY and Terraria if you want a copy.

Heck if anyone wants either of those message me on steam...rentfn

#11 Edited by Winsord (1233 posts) -

Steam hasn't had the best sales for a long while now, so I'm not really excited this year. Green Man Gaming, GamersGate, GetGamesGo, etc, have better deals all year 'round than Steam's been having during its big sales. I know they'll have a few that will be at the lowest they've been, but they don't have much reason to compete with the little guys on price for the most part. The difference in prices is mostly negligible though, and I'm sure the deals will be good enough for sensible people who don't check up on game deals compulsively to save an extra $1.70 on that copy of Binary Domain they've been wanting. I have a problem.

#12 Edited by benspyda (2035 posts) -

I feel like I already own just about every game I want to play so there's unlikely gonna be much worth picking up. I'm happy to be pleasantly surprised though.

Well other than some EA games, but fuck origin sales. Instead of $90 the games are all $75. Great deal guys.

#13 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1432 posts) -

This is the first steam sale where i actually have a good pc and not just some dumb laptop so im pretty pumped.

Gonna buy a shitload of games i'll probably never play....fuck im already too far gone to save

#14 Posted by cbarnes86 (558 posts) -

@starfishhunter9: I'm less and less impressed because I own everything lol. On a side note, no sale will EVER match the Christmas sale of 2011 (free random games!)

#15 Posted by bybeach (4848 posts) -

I'm only in it for the cartoon art..the cat cracks me up.

Actually I do have a few games on mind....

Thanks for saying something.

#16 Edited by Vuud (2016 posts) -

I really loved the summer camp they did a few years ago. I don't know if they can top that. Last year's summer and Christmas sales were rather ho-hum. Either way Steam still has me in its icy grip.

#17 Edited by phuzzybunny (172 posts) -

@thebunnyhunter: Me too. I just built a grat PC in February and I'm looking to get Bioshock Infinite if it goes on sale . Haven't played it yet and I've avoided spoilers so far but I don't know how much longer that can happen.

#18 Posted by Rabbykayn (225 posts) -

You will probably be able to get two of Ryan's favorites.. FTL and Hotline Miami for very cheap Steam Sale prices.

#19 Posted by Cirdain (3093 posts) -

@joey said:

This will be my first steam sale after getting a job-ass job, so...

this won't be good.

Your first steam sale where you've got money is your best and worst steam sale.

#20 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

@joey said:

This will be my first steam sale after getting a job-ass job, so...

this won't be good.

I remember my first steam sale after getting a job.... Fuck.

#21 Posted by BGFH (14 posts) -

I'm sure I'll pick up a few titles, probably even some impulse buys. It shouldn't be as brutal as some previous sales though. I own most of the major games I want. I'm actually more interested in a lot of the smaller indie titles.

I remember my first couple of Steam sales when I had a decent job and money. Yikes! Like people have already said, your first Steam sale when you have money is the greatest and worst thing ever.

#22 Posted by Corvak (1097 posts) -

As with everything else Valve does, the Steam Sale is another example of Valve leading it's industry.

All of the other sites - GMG, GamersGate (which is almost as old as Steam, I might add - and very big in Europe) and of course Amazon, get their codes by buying in bulk, at a discount from Valve.

Valve wants Steam to have a place as a platform, ignoring short term profit for long term gains.

As a result, Valve has given PC gaming what no other platform has, actual competition over price.

#23 Edited by Winsord (1233 posts) -
@phuzzybunny said:

@thebunnyhunter: Me too. I just built a grat PC in February and I'm looking to get Bioshock Infinite if it goes on sale . Haven't played it yet and I've avoided spoilers so far but I don't know how much longer that can happen.

Bioshock Infinite is currently on sale on Green Man Gaming (if the link doesn't work you're probably in a different region, just go to the GMG homepage, you can't miss it) for $30. If you use the voucher code GMG20-F202F-UI40F at checkout, that'll take another 20% off and drop it to $24. Chances are slim that it will drop lower than that in the Steam sale, though never impossible. With the coupon they've got it at 60% off, and I'd be willing to wager Steam will hit at 50%, considering the release date and the popularity of the game. The GMG deal is only going to last for a day though, with about 19 hours left at the time of this post. Hopefully this is on GMG today because it will be in the first day of Steam sales, in which case you'd be able to compare prices in a couple of hours.

Edit: Yup, I was right. $30 on Steam at 50% off, $24 on GMG after voucher at 60%.

#24 Edited by Dagbiker (6977 posts) -

I am less impressed with steam sales every year. Amazon and other sites have out steam saled the steam sales IMHO.

same, I spend less and less every year on steam, but in general I like the verity of choice, of steam sales. The QVC hecticness of it all makes you keep looking back every 12 hours or so, even if it is just to see if you already own the game or not.

#25 Edited by Xymox (2088 posts) -

@winsord said:
@phuzzybunny said:

@thebunnyhunter: Me too. I just built a grat PC in February and I'm looking to get Bioshock Infinite if it goes on sale . Haven't played it yet and I've avoided spoilers so far but I don't know how much longer that can happen.

Bioshock Infinite is currently on sale on Green Man Gaming (if the link doesn't work you're probably in a different region, just go to the GMG homepage, you can't miss it) for $30. If you use the voucher code GMG20-F202F-UI40F at checkout, that'll take another 20% off

Well, there you go. Looks like I own Infinite now. It brought it down to ~$18 in my region which is a fair price all things considered.

#26 Posted by Pr1mus (3936 posts) -

Been around for steam sales since they started doing this so i've got all the big collections i wanted. I'm at this point where i get every game one at a time as they come out or go on sales for the first time and this is where Steam's competition really shines. No one yet as ever offered the scope of a Steam Sale where everything save for the latest big release is on deal for an average of 50% but when you've indulged in said sales for a while it does lose some of its appeal.

Like every year i'm probably gonna buy 2-3 older games i forgot about for a total of like 10$.

Maybe Company of Heroes. CoH2 seems nice but everything i read about it says it's more of the same so might as well get the first one.

Maybe i can finally commit to Dark Souls too.

#27 Posted by rentfn (1280 posts) -

The Store page won't load...Always a good sign.

#28 Posted by BisonHero (6570 posts) -

C'MON EVERYBODY, JOIN IN!!

#29 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1432 posts) -

the sale seems very underwhelming to me right now...want me some publisher packs

#30 Edited by Tearhead (2169 posts) -

PLEASE VOTE FOR DISHONORED IN THE COMMUNITY SHOWCASE!*

*Else imma cut you

#31 Edited by BeachThunder (11995 posts) -

K, so apparently we are keeping it all in this thread.

Anyway, there are some ultra-cheap games on sale:

  • Time Gentlemen, Please! - $0.49
  • iBomber Defence - $0.74
  • Storm in a Teacup - $0.74
  • Wizorb - $0.74
  • Puzzle Dimension - $0.74
  • Insecticide Part 1 - $0.74
  • Dinner Date - $0.74
  • Defy Gravity Extended - $0.74
  • Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII Double Pack - $0.98
  • Night Sky - $0.99
  • McPixel - $0.99
  • Toki Tori - $0.99
  • Tidalis - $0.99
  • Hydrophobia: Prophecy - $0.99
  • Critical Mass - $0.99
  • Portal 2 - The Final Hours- $0.99
  • Fortix 2 - $0.99
  • The Basement Collection - $0.99
  • Booster Trooper - $0.99
  • Droplitz - $0.99
  • Puzzler World - $0.99
  • Twin Sector - $0.99
  • Caster - $0.99
  • Fowl Space - $0.99

I strongly recommend Toki Tori, Puzzle Dimension, and Wizorb.

#32 Posted by jimmyfenix (3855 posts) -

@thebunnyhunter: the square pack seems ok sleeping dogs is half price now but i bet that will get cheaper

#33 Posted by RedRoach (1192 posts) -

damn, would have loved to pick up antichamber and left for dead 2 but I'm all out of cash until next payday. the majority of this sale is going to pass me by while I helplessly watch. At least I'll be able to pick up a few games near the end.

#34 Edited by JouselDelka (966 posts) -

@beachthunder: I've always hated you for being such an in-depth indie game junkie. I will find you one day and I will hurt you!

You're amazing bro.

#35 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6230 posts) -

@beachthunder: Thanks for posting those. I love me some small, cheap indie games.

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#36 Posted by Iron_Tool (221 posts) -

Can't wait to pick up some deals on major games that I've been holding off on (e.g. Dishonored) and picking up some indies that i have been eyeing for a while but didn't have time to play (e.g. Rogue Legacy... smaller adventure games)

#37 Edited by jimmyfenix (3855 posts) -

Dark souls is £10 thats a good deal for those who havent played it!!

#38 Posted by Subjugation (4722 posts) -

the sale seems very underwhelming to me right now...want me some publisher packs

Dude, it's only been an hour.

#39 Posted by JacDG (2127 posts) -

Okay people, I haven't tried Hotline Miami yet, is the keyboard controls good enough for a dude who is primarily a console gamer not to get frustrated with? I recently played Mark of The Ninja and it wasn't AS enjoyable as it would have been with a controller (It was still great though).

#40 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

Steam store is down for me. Probably a good thing.

#41 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite needs to finish downloading right now before I do something dumb, like buy Hotline Miami foil cards.


#42 Posted by jiggajoe14 (696 posts) -

Got Skyrim LE, Dragon Age, Antichamber, & Call of Juarez. Very happy with the games I have so far.

#43 Posted by Demoskinos (14886 posts) -

For all the Steam Sale newbies out there DON'T buy anything on sale that isn't a Daily Deal or a Flash Sale until the final Day! Games that go on sale early on that aren't on a daily deal or a flash sale will most likely at some point show up on a daily deal or flash sale for less! Be patient!

#44 Posted by ProfessorEss (7402 posts) -

For all the Steam Sale newbies out there DON'T buy anything on sale that isn't a Daily Deal or a Flash Sale until the final Day! Games that go on sale early on that aren't on a daily deal or a flash sale will most likely at some point show up on a daily deal or flash sale for less! Be patient!

He's trying to trick you!!! BUY IT ALL NOW!!!!!!!!

#45 Posted by ProfessorEss (7402 posts) -

But seriously...

#46 Posted by jimmyfenix (3855 posts) -

is the legacy of kain collection worth £4 ?

#47 Posted by kishinfoulux (2361 posts) -

So I'm guessing this is the official Summer Sale topic? I'll have to keep tabs on this.

#48 Posted by Capum15 (4907 posts) -

But seriously...

Haven't seen that graphic. That's spot-on. Nothing interesting me much other than Endless Space right now. Basically have everything on that front page.

#49 Posted by BeachThunder (11995 posts) -

But seriously...

Ha, great. Although, you should also mention that if something is already 75+% off, then you're probably safe to just buy it.

#50 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

I only bought scribblenauts for $5 :P

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