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Prepare your wallets, the Steam Summer Sale has begun

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it begins

IT IS THE YEAR 2016. Britain prepares to abandon the EU, Donald Trump might be the next president of the US of A and the bees are still disappearing. Mankind is doomed and the people call out for salvation. But on the rooftops of Steam, a lone figure looks down on all the politicians and gamers who scramble below. “Save us” they shout! And Gabe Newell looks down on them and whispers…”No”.

The Steam Summer Picnic Sale has begun.

Yup, prepare your wallets and check your PayPal account, because Steam has what scientists refer to as a metric buttload of deals running right now. Today’s deals include the likes of NBA 2K16 for 80% off, 35-75% off on Assassin’s Creed games and a massive 80% off of guilty pleasure game Surgeon Simulator. Here’s a more complete list of current deals on right now in fact:

It used to be that Steam Summer Sales would feature games with two prices, one of a regular discount and later on a more hefty slashing of its regular price in flash sales. And this was great! It also kind of sucked, because it created a culture of buyers who’d only purchase titles when they were part of that daily deal system.

Steam scrapped that feature in the previous Steam Summer Sale, in a favour of a more concrete system of discounts as the front page cycled through available deals every few hours. As usual, the Steam Summer Sale also includes an odd meta-game to take part in this year. Purchases rack up cards for your account, which can be used for account gains or even sold on the marketplace for a fair sum in the community.

The Steam Summer Sale ends on July 4. May Grodd have mercy on your backlog.

Last Updated: June 24, 2016

17 Comments

  1. Nice to see you’ve included Stardew Valley – love that game!

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 24, 2016 at 07:46

      A whopping 20% off an indie game o/

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      • Pariah

        June 24, 2016 at 07:48

        It was worth at full price, so 20% is nice.

        I have 64 hours in game time. 97% of reviews are positive. At R160 full price it’s worth. R127 now?

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  2. Raptor Rants

    June 24, 2016 at 07:50

    The prices are all crap. Not the steam sale I remember while we were still paying dollars 🙁

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    • Raptor Rants

      June 24, 2016 at 08:18

      Oooh look. Vanishing of Ethan Carter for under R50. SOLD
      *buys game*

      I’m really bad at hating this sale aren’t I?

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      • Jonah Cash

        June 24, 2016 at 16:06

        You will enjoy Ethan Carters tale, I still find myself thinking about the game more than a year later.

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        • Raptor Rants

          June 27, 2016 at 08:15

          I played and finished this weekend. Wow. These guys need to make another game. In the same vein

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          • Jonah Cash

            June 27, 2016 at 14:56

            Crazy cool game. I didn’t see that ending coming for most of the game which is probably why I loved it so much. I think they are trying to put it into VR which would kind of be cool until you have to go under ground in the mine…

          • Raptor Rants

            June 27, 2016 at 16:28

            *shudders* That in VR would be ultra creepy

  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 24, 2016 at 07:56

    Still looking for the sale 😐

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  4. Kromas GG

    June 24, 2016 at 08:02

    MGSV R250 … just letting you know.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 24, 2016 at 08:17

      SOOOOOOOOLD

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  5. miaau

    June 24, 2016 at 08:30

    Maybe Stellaris. But 10% off only? For a games made by the company that makes the BEST historical simulators AND the most complicated Strategy games of all time? Even though they claim it is easier?

    Not sure….. 10% not enough for me to splurge on that game.

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    • Reidroc

      June 24, 2016 at 10:34

      Well the game is about 1 month old so a 10% is good for a new game. I bought it when it came out and have been enjoying it so far, but it has problems and balancing issues. There is a major patch scheduled for end of this month and another one which doesn’t have a set date yet, but might be end of next month. After that it should be good to pick up.

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      • miaau

        June 24, 2016 at 11:14

        pretty much what I was thinking, for a new game like that, there are always issues of balance and so forth.

        Happy to wait, but thanks for the heads up

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  6. HairyEwok

    June 24, 2016 at 08:56

    My feelings towards Steam Summer sale poking at me when I dont have money to give out.
    http://thepapermama.com/wp-content/uploads/funniest-cat-gifs-cat-tricked.gif

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  7. Fox1 - Retro

    June 24, 2016 at 09:22

    LOL! They call this a sale? All hype!

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