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Steam’s Summer sale starts…tomorrow!

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Games are bloody expensive. Thanks to the infernal meddling from our government, they’re even more expensive than they ought to be, which is why gaming sales are a shining beacon of light. The most prolific of all sales are Steam’s ones – bi-annual events that shave hundreds of Rands off the price of the games we buy, making our hobby more affordable.

They’re a bit of a dual-edged sword. While they give us more game, they also pad out our perpetually increasing backlogs. I think I’ve yet to play any of the games I picked up in the Steam’s last sale. Well, brace yourselves. Steam’s Summer Sale starts….tomorrow.

The date was revealed by the fiscal middleman PayPal, who outed the impending barrage of bargains via – what else? – Twitter.

Lucky UK residents who use the wallet service get five extra squid off their gaming purchases. Valve has said nothing of the sale, but PayPal does have a habit of letting the cat out of the bag. The sale, according to them, will run from 7PM local time tomorrow, through to July 5, which means that there’s a payday between its start and its conclusion.

It has to be said that since they’ve transitioned to being more traditional sales than the elaborate, rotating ones in years past, Steam’s sales have lost much of their lustre – but that doesn’t mean we’re not still keen to save some cash.

Are you looking forward to the sale, and if so, what games do you hope to pick up, on the cheap? I’ve got my eye on the newly rejiggered Prey.

Last Updated: June 21, 2017


  1. Dresden

    June 21, 2017 at 07:42

  2. justlikemo

    June 21, 2017 at 07:57

  3. justlikemo

    June 21, 2017 at 07:59

  4. Ottokie

    June 21, 2017 at 08:26

  5. Frik van der Hewerskink

    June 21, 2017 at 08:39

    “Valve has said nothing of the sail” the sail to the bank with all the money they make I presume ?


    • Ottokie

      June 21, 2017 at 08:46

      They never let us officially know. It just pops up right when it needs to 😛


  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 21, 2017 at 08:47

    My wishlist is ready. Got a whole bunch of stuff I’ve been eyeing, definitely want to pick up Hitman.

    And I’ve told you before – it’s not a backlog, it’s a futurefunlog.


  7. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    June 21, 2017 at 08:50

    My wallet is not ready !!!

    I hope the new PUBG will make the Sales list.


    • Ottokie

      June 21, 2017 at 09:13

      It’s worth the price ten fold, you will get a lot of hours out of it 🙂


      • Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

        June 21, 2017 at 09:22

        No doubt about that, just have a few other items on my list, so a lower price will help 🙂


        • Ottokie

          June 21, 2017 at 09:25

          I for one can’t wait to get my grubby hands on Nubnautica and the new Shantae game tomorrow.


    • GooseZA

      June 21, 2017 at 09:33

      This. Very keen to try it out but it’s a bit steep at the moment.


  8. Ross Woofels Mason

    June 21, 2017 at 11:05

    Honestly I never plan to buy anything, then I browse the store out of interest. See really cheap stuff (that will most likely never get played) and next thing steam library has increase and all there is for dinner is noodles =p


  9. Kromas Ryder

    June 21, 2017 at 11:17

    The only game I want is Fallout 4 VR and that won’t be on sale.

    I just can’t motivate myself to buy a game I already own yet again for R700 just because VR.


  10. HairyEwok

    June 21, 2017 at 12:49

    I’m too broke to care about the steam sale XD


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