June 20th, 2017

Bye bye, bank balance: Steam summer sale begins

Bye bye, bank balance: Steam summer sale begins

steam summer sale 2013

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. Steam’s summer sale – running from today through to 22 July – has begun.

It’s running with the same sort of system as before: most things are on sale throughout, but there are also ten daily deals, four “flash sales” that change every eight hours, and a “Community Choice” sale every eight hours.

The biggies on offer in today’s deals are probably BioShock Infinite for £17.49, Hotline Miami for £1.74, Defiance for £6.79, and – in the current flash sales – Skyrim for £10.49. I’m sort of assuming you’ve all got Dragon Age and Left 4 Dead 2 by now, and the others are perhaps not quite as big.

Still, take a look for yourselves – if you can get on. Unsurprisingly, Steam is “experiencing heavy load” right now. Also, bear in mind that the usual way to deal with a Steam sale is to wait and see if the game you want turns up in a daily deal/flash sale/community choice, as those normally discount the games below their normal sale price. You’d hate to buy Far Cry 3 for £14.99, only for it to be dropped to £12 the next day, wouldn’t you? Right.

Also, have a related video Peter linked me earlier:

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    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.