Uh Oh, Steam’s Annual Summer Sale Has Begun

Posted by patrickklepek (4499 posts) -

Need I say more? Well, okay, how about this:

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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (4499 posts) -

Need I say more? Well, okay, how about this:

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#2 Edited by Akyho (1636 posts) -

Indeed. It feels like it's worse than ever!! WHAT DO I BUY!!? My dad has been on my shoulder wanting to play Day'z so I have to buy another copy of Arrowhead and jury rig that to the free Arma2 version.

#3 Posted by Zealousadonis (133 posts) -

No achievement scavenger hunt for prizes? Weak.

#4 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Store is working fine for me, hoping ARMA II gets reduced a ton so I can play Day-Z.

#5 Posted by rudyarr (258 posts) -

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

that is all

#6 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

Are you reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!

#7 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

First day in and I already want to spend $25 on a single game. I don't think I'm gonna make it through the sale...

#8 Posted by rargy (437 posts) -

I had no trouble.

Now i have $14 until i can get to the bank with my next paycheck tomorrow.

#9 Posted by JJOR64 (18986 posts) -

VOTE FOR THE WITCHER 2 DAMMIT

#10 Posted by GnomeonFire (738 posts) -

Hmmm. Shogun total war...maybe, maybe.

#11 Posted by BeachThunder (11917 posts) -

...what did I just watch...o_o

#12 Posted by shrinerr (137 posts) -

Digital products? At a discounted rate you say?

*strokes moustache*

Quite the windfall, I'd say...

#13 Posted by Jimmi (166 posts) -

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

#15 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -
Only a couple hours slow.
 
@Akyho said:

Indeed. It feels like it's worse than ever!! WHAT DO I BUY!!? My dad has been on my shoulder wanting to play Day'z so I have to buy another copy of Arrowhead and jury rig that to the free Arma2 version.

DayZ is going stand-alone and will require yet another separate purchase. So fuck that game.
#16 Posted by CJduke (788 posts) -

Already bought Indie pack 1! Great deal. can't wait to try out lone survivor

#17 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

@Let1Down said:

The Steam sales, while great in terms of me being able to purchase games that I would have bought full price when they originally came out were it not for the (now pretty obligatory) sale down the line letting me purchase them nice and cheap, always rub me the wrong way when Steam itself suffers because of them. It's not as though they couldn't have predicted this, right?

Also, it's worse when you find yourself trying to download a game you bought several months (or even years) ago because of a random craving only to find the speed of download is abysmal. Hard to take when you're not even benefiting from the sale at that stage, but you are being punished.

The negative tone of this comment probably gives you an indication of whether this is happening to me right now or not. It isn't the first time, and it won't be the last. Not quite as bad as the winter sale's impact on speed at this point, but I'm sure it'll get there.

Fucking seriously, first world problems much? It's been going on for like 3 hours. Go read a goddamn book.

#18 Posted by Sanj (2384 posts) -

That video is amazing.

#19 Posted by Fireburst (24 posts) -

Really hoping Saints Row wins this first community spotlight thing, been waiting for a great sale on that game since last year.

#20 Posted by Underthere (11 posts) -

That video is the best worst thing that has happened to me in recent memory.

#21 Posted by Duxa (162 posts) -

Im hoping for more than 10% on Gods and Kings....

#23 Posted by wibby (255 posts) -

Sweet Zombie Jesus

#24 Posted by hussatron (189 posts) -

Great video choice.

#26 Posted by Sharpshooter (887 posts) -

Had to be this week. The week when I HAVE NO FUCKING MONEY!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#27 Edited by mak_wikus (521 posts) -

everything started working for me around 10:30am.

EDIT: okay, it stopped working again...

#28 Posted by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

@LordCmdrStryker: I could say the same exact thing to you for complaining about another person's legitimate problem. But I try not to be a dick a 100% of the time.

#29 Posted by hakunin (391 posts) -

Well, dodged a bullet day one. Nothing interesting for me today

#30 Posted by Malc (44 posts) -

This is the greatest news post ever on GiantBomb.com.

#31 Posted by Jimmi (166 posts) -

@Jazzycola said:

@LordCmdrStryker: I could say the same exact thing to you for complaining about another person's legitimate problem. But I try not to be a dick a 100% of the time.

Legitimate problem? Think again.

I've already spent $75. Now there's a legitimate problem haha

#32 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

@Let1Down: Eh I think it's still your fault here. I just bought Shogun II and it's 25 gigs. You should have never deleted that.

Also I'm getting like 2 MB/s, so full speed on my TW download.

#33 Edited by Akyho (1636 posts) -

@LordCmdrStryker said:

@MrKlorox said:

Only a couple hours slow.

@Akyho said:

Indeed. It feels like it's worse than ever!! WHAT DO I BUY!!? My dad has been on my shoulder wanting to play Day'z so I have to buy another copy of Arrowhead and jury rig that to the free Arma2 version.

DayZ is going stand-alone and will require yet another separate purchase. So fuck that game.

Yup, and it is going to be amazing. However as already done on steam. Discounts for previous owners and such. With Cities Xl I could buy Cities XL 2012 for £10 instead of £30 since i own the last cities....no going to. But could. So hopefully a smiler deal is worked out for All Arma CO owners. Id still buy it either way.

However your anger is fully justified...i am just too far down the rabbit hole to climb out.

#34 Posted by haychew21 (16 posts) -

@Zealousadonis said:

No achievement scavenger hunt for prizes? Weak.

Weak??? YOU GET TO PAY LESS THAN HALF PRICE FOR GAMES!!!!! Fucking spoiled-ass generation.

#35 Posted by AjayRaz (12427 posts) -

my iphone lock screen is an image of gabe newell

#36 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

My body is ready!

#37 Posted by Grimmy616 (401 posts) -

That video was pretty hilarious.

#38 Posted by HatKing (5935 posts) -

@SuperWristBands said:

First day in and I already want to spend $25 on a single game. I don't think I'm gonna make it through the sale...

That is way too high. You're playing the game wrong. You want to go in on the huge packages that have, like, 319837421 games in them - preferable when you only care about two or three of them - and buy them for a few bucks!

#39 Posted by WMWA (1162 posts) -
@Sooty

Store is working fine for me, hoping ARMA II gets reduced a ton so I can play Day-Z.

Same. That's basically all I want. My laptop isn't the best for gaming
#40 Edited by claudius (185 posts) -

@Zealousadonis said:

No achievement scavenger hunt for prizes? Weak.

They've only done that with Christmas sales. The main hook for the other sales is giving games to friends for the Thanksgiving sale and the Summer sale has never really had a unique hook until now with the "new sale every 8 hours, vote on what it'll be".

edit: wait no they totally had in-game prizes last year. Yeah I kinda miss that.

#41 Posted by ThatPrimeGuy (142 posts) -

I love that video....

Heres hoping Arkham City goes to 66%

#42 Posted by Zealousadonis (133 posts) -

@haychew21 said:

@Zealousadonis said:

No achievement scavenger hunt for prizes? Weak.

Weak??? YOU GET TO PAY LESS THAN HALF PRICE FOR GAMES!!!!! Fucking spoiled-ass generation.

Oh how fun, I can spend less for games I didn't want before. Most of the incentive for me was the sale-based achievements to get me to buy new games I may have overlooked otherwise and replay old ones for the fun of the achievement hunt and the prizes they'd give away. Right now I just see a list of games on sale and think "Hey those games are cheaper. I still don't want them."

#43 Posted by Patman99 (1581 posts) -

I feel like they started the sale at the perfect time. There are basically no worthwhile games coming for, at least, a few weeks. This makes gamer deprivation pretty high and if most people are anything like me, I will buy a game that I would not normally purchase just to fill the void.

#44 Posted by Butano (1736 posts) -

Legend of Grimrock and CKII DLC for $8.48. Hells yea!

#45 Posted by Zealousadonis (133 posts) -

@claudius said:

@Zealousadonis said:

No achievement scavenger hunt for prizes? Weak.

They've only done that with Christmas sales. The main hook for the other sales is giving games to friends for the Thanksgiving sale and the Summer sale has never really had a unique hook until now with the "new sale every 8 hours, vote on what it'll be".

edit: wait no they totally had in-game prizes last year. Yeah I kinda miss that.

Last year they did summer camp where you got gold tickets for getting achievements you could trade for summer based game DLC, it was fun!

#46 Posted by Encephalon (1259 posts) -

Video sums it up.

#47 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

@Sharpshooter said:

Had to be this week. The week when I HAVE NO FUCKING MONEY!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I always wonder about these. Did you have money last week, and will you have money next week? If you had money last week and the steam sale would've been then, would you have less than no f* money right now?

I know saving is a lot art and all, with "everyone" being into debt pretty much from the early teens, but it's not that we didn't know a steam sale was coming soon. Most rumours actually said it would be the 12th.

#48 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -
@Akyho said:

However as already done on steam. Discounts for previous owners and such. With Cities Xl I could buy Cities XL 2012 for £10 instead of £30 since i own the last cities....no going to. But could. So hopefully a smiler deal is worked out for All Arma CO owners. Id still buy it either way.

Yeah that crossed my mind, but the way BI handled the A2 to OA bait and switch makes me doubt their competence in that area. One would expect that if they were willing to offer a loyalty discount that they would have done so for people looking to buy OA who already own A2standalone. I hope I'm wrong and they offer loyalty discounts on steam for people who own OA and CO even though they probably couldn't make the same offer through their own webstore (without making DayZstandalone a full-on Steamworks game). A2standalone users would probably have to pay full price regardless.
#49 Posted by Nightriff (5074 posts) -

EVERYONE FREAK OUT!!!! I for one am extremely excited for some of these sales

#50 Posted by Albedo12 (65 posts) -

Now remember kids, don't spend all your money in one go...

Actually, in all seriousness I usually forget to wait for daily deals to come up during the sale and miss out on additional discount, but not this time. Just Grimrock and Indie Bundle 1 today.

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