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Praise Gaben, the Steam Summer Sale dates have leaked

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Games! You want them, and Valve has them! All the games, every single one ever made and you’ll see. Those traitors who fled to the Epic Games Store will be back eventually! THEY ALL COME BACK TO STEAM WHETHER THEY WANT TO OR NOT! Mad rants aside, if you were looking to add more games to a backlog that has no end in sight, then do I have some good news for you.

The next big Steam Summer Sale, is now a mere month away. Give or take. Steam Database’s Pavel Djundik dropped the bank account bombshell, revealing that June 25 to July 9 will play havoc on the “Should I? Can I?” portion of your brain that’s responsible for all the important bodily functions that power you through the day. Like being able to walk, blinking, breathing in AND breathing out.

Same dates as last year’s Steam Summer Sale then. SURPRISE! In more Steamy news, it looks like Valve has found a new idea with which to fight back against Epic’s increasing encroachment on their digital territory. Djundik also uncovered code strings for quick user reviews and a loyalty points system of some sort. The reviews side of the story details “Deep Thoughts, Heartwarming, Hilarious, Hot Take, Poetry, and Helpful” reactions to video games, expanding on the current system of rating games by Yes, no and meh.

Last year’s Summer Sale had some absolutely cracking good games on offer, which…which I bought and still haven’t downloaded, let alone played. I genuinely can’t wait to repeat that exercise in sound fiscal management, again this year.

Last Updated: May 12, 2020

16 Comments

  1. “ore Steamy news” haha so your M key really is broke. Makes for some funny moments, won’t lie.

    So the only question is – which ore?

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    • The D

      May 12, 2020 at 11:43

      I can’t take any ore of this alfunctioning keyboard.

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      • Pariah

        May 12, 2020 at 13:20

        Just akes you ad doesn’t it?

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 12, 2020 at 10:34

    I’ve put a few solid dents in my backlog over the last two months, so some money might be spent.

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  3. SagatatiaRZA

    May 12, 2020 at 13:30

    Just got my new pc setup an hour ago and June 26 is my birthday. Let’s go crazy.

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  4. Original Heretic

    May 12, 2020 at 09:44

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could resell games that we’ve bought digitally…?
    Mon dieu, that would be a sudden cash injection into my bank account.

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    • Pariah

      May 12, 2020 at 10:34

      I’d be curious to know how many people would the buy 2nd-hand instead of new in this case. Specifically “instead” – as that would affect the revenue of the studios in question. Like indies would suffer more than larger studios if that number is meaningful, and meaningful would be a different value for different studios. Or would it be the same? Does the store get a cut like Steam, or is it just a straight licence transferral? How does this work? The technicalities are complex.

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      • Mark Treloar

        May 12, 2020 at 10:47

        I think the headache for Valve might not be worth it.

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        • Pariah

          May 12, 2020 at 11:20

          But what about the devs? That’s who I’m worried about here.

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          • Mark Treloar

            May 12, 2020 at 12:32

            Don’t really think the Dev’s factor in here to be honest. If you were purchasing anew copy then sure the Dev’s deserve their share, but on a resale of something which essentially you now own it shouldn’t be required . if you do owe the Dev’s then its an acknowledgement that you are renting it from Steam. Steam would then end up charging their fee for facilitating a sale between agreed parties, you may find it cheaper to purchase a new copy. At any rate does the Dev get a share of a second hand purchase from BT Games?

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2020 at 13:20

            Well that’s why I’m saying specifically – people who would buy 2nd-hand INSTEAD of buying new. It’s only in that case where devs lose revenue. Other cases don’t matter in the slightest in that regard – and in those cases it’s just free market stuff. Steam can earn their bit. People can earn theirs. Just normal stuff.

          • Mark Treloar

            May 12, 2020 at 13:35

            Sure but should the Dev’s have the right to earn money every time an already purchased product is sold?

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2020 at 14:44

            That’s not what I’m arguing here?? No, I don’t think they should. That’s why I’m saying they’ll lose out on the revenue – but ONLY if the purchase would have been made new in the current way of doing things, instead of 2nd-hand in that kind of market. But what % of the market is that? And we’re now back to where I started my question.

          • Mark Treloar

            May 12, 2020 at 14:50

            Ah ok now I understand where you are coming from, but then another good question is how much does the developer loose to all the people who wait for Steam Sales?

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2020 at 19:10

            That’s slightly different I think in that those people would either be waiting for a price drop in the full price, or a sale. They weren’t going to pay R800 for that game to begin with, but R400 or R500? Sure, more palatable. In those cases, the discount brings in a new customer they wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. A lot of things bought on sale are similar in that they’re sales that wouldn’t have been made otherwise, regardless of reason (like parents buying a birthday gift, etc.). Very few are in fact where the person is happy to pay full price but just so happened to look at the game when it was on sale. Only in those specific cases would they then lose money, even though they’re still earning. In the end, they’re earning far more new business than the little bit they might be losing.

      • Original Heretic

        May 12, 2020 at 11:06

        Yes. But it would be nice.

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