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Don't let your wallet out of your sight: Steam's Summer Sale draws close

Steam Summer Sale 2014

Have you been enjoying your veal and truffles? Is your family comfortably decked out in diamonds and furs? Sell it. Sell it all. Sell your family, if you must. This is good advice at any time of year, but especially when the Steam Summer Sale is impending. 

Yeah, it’s that time again. 

Gaffer Tizoc posted an image on NeoGAF that leaked the date of this year’s Steam Summer Sale. It’ll be abusing your wallet between the 19th and 30th of June, so little over a week away. 

I do wonder, though, if these Steam sales have diminishing returns. When they were new, they were exciting, but completely ridiculous sales have become increasingly common to the point where there’s always a huge sale going on. GMG, GOG, GamersGate, Humble Bundles… is there a time when there isn’t a slew of - quite often fairly new - games going for next to nothing?

Of course, I say that now, but come next week I’m probably going to be buying games like they are going out of style. 

Cheers, NeoGAF.  

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Dog Pants Avatar
3 Years ago

I think you're right about diminishing returns. I don't even buy some games on my wishlist on sale any more unless I know I'm going to play them in the near future, because I'm confident they'll come round again. I have too many games I did buy for a rainy day and still haven't played. Of course I also already own a lot of games I've historically been interested in too, so there's less for me to buy.

Mountain_Man Avatar
3 Years ago

The Steam Summer Sale: when Gabe Newell receives approximately all the money.

unwanted Avatar
3 Years ago

Glad I'm poor...although I do have some Steam bucks.

Stinkflipper Incarnate Avatar

I thought the sales were much more fun a few years ago, when you'd earn coupons through special achievements and stuff in the games offered on sale. Now it's all about those trading cards and that's not nearly as fun.

I've also noticed that in the past few years the daily sales have gotten fewer and fewer games I'm interested in. It's either games I've already bought because they're "big", or games I've decided long ago I have no interest in buying.

cpt.fantastic Avatar
3 Years ago

Getting "achievements" to win prices was a neat idea but the latest sales didn't have any of that.

In order to compete against other sales Steam should stick to having theme for the sales and giving us something to do rather than just throwing moneys at them.

nu1mlock Avatar
3 Years ago

I rarely buy anything from Steam's sales anymore. The games I want are always cheaper on, for example, GMG or Amazon, GOG or GamersGate than on Steam during their big sales. Except for some indie-games that isn't available on those sites, but every single indie-game I've been interested in, I've purchased through the developer's own website or Humble Bundle to support the developers more than if purchased from Steam.

I'm not looking forward to Steam's Summer Sale for the games since I know I get better prices elsewhere, although I do look forward to the sale due to their fun stuff like "prices" etc. But, like previous posters have said, that's not happening anymore.

UntoldAv3nGer Avatar
3 Years ago

I'll buy one or two XD