One of the most anticipated days of the summer is here: the Steam summer sale. PC gamers everywhere are examining their bank accounts and backlogs, wondering if they should drop some dollars on a enticing, cheap game.
This means lots of people are talking about the Steam summer sale. What they're saying depends; there are a few major lines of thought. There are folks who know they're about to spend way too much. There are folks who don't really care about the event. There are folks who have found the ways in which Steam hiccups and falters thanks to the heavy load of traffic. There are those who get super excited about the whole thing, only to find there's not really much they want to buy. And there are folks who are taking this opportunity to express their love for Gabe Newell.
Let's take a look at what people around the internet are saying about Steam sales, yes?
The Steam Summer Sale is the only time I'm robbed of all my money, and i'm not upset.
— Adam Baird (@grufftech) June 19, 2014
the woes of steam sales and no money :(
— Belle Tiger Soraya (@SorayaProtera) June 19, 2014
How to Steam Summer Sale 1. Throw your PC into a lake. 2. Move to the arctic tundra. 3. Weep uncontrollably for the remainder of your days.
— Shaun McInnis (@smcinnis) June 19, 2014
WHY AM I NOT ON THE PINK TEAM IN THE STEAM SALE THING, THIS IS AN OUTRAGE, I DEMAND A REROLL
— ラブ★ヒメ (@tteugeo) June 19, 2014
Summer sales don't seem as crazy as they did 2 years ago. Whether it's how many games I've accumulated or steam cards, they're different
— Cunt-aroo (@alvariux23) June 19, 2014
Mostly don't care about the Steam sales... gonna go out and make it sushi day I think.
— Nick Reineke (@RockLeeSmile) June 19, 2014
who need money anyway, its steam sale time
— auzura (@auzura) June 19, 2014
Exhausted by the prospect of merely OPENING Steam
— Keza MacDonald (@kezamacdonald) June 19, 2014
Steam Sale has started. Friendly reminder. http://t.co/vFQzdBHEhu
— [TXR] Killiden (@Killiden) June 19, 2014
Its gotten to the point in the steam sale where I look at buying something but realise I already own it.
— Kraker (@kraker2k) June 19, 2014
No it's fine Leave me I bet your steam-sale games don't even have soft drink product placement You disgust me
— Xbone (@TheXbone) June 19, 2014
The Steam team competition just makes me think of this Babylon 5 episode. http://t.co/Ubz9gugCXh
— Michael A Cunningham (@FinalMacstorm) June 19, 2014
— Gaming Mommies (@GamingMommies) June 19, 2014
remember last year when i based my sleep schedule around steam flash sales
— fuck kotaku (@Indextic) June 19, 2014
I'm gonna be a failure to my steam team bc I own so much already ;-;
— Hira~ (@hiramiyaa) June 19, 2014
ok green team on steam is now known as TEAM SHREK ur welcome
— GER ARF ME SWOMP (@dunesfolk) June 19, 2014
Protip: Steam's (web) search looks broken so just search on google by game name + "steam"
— Ben Brocka (@BenBrocka) June 19, 2014
— [TEC] lastofspades (@lastofspades) June 19, 2014
its ok steam ur tryin ur best pic.twitter.com/WV4PUm5plb
— hi im bear ʕ 'ᴥ'✿ʔ (@Smebble) June 19, 2014
Elitist PC gamers take this opportunity to do "GabeN's work"
And video folks have all sorts of amazing reactions to the Steam sale, too:
What about you, what do you think about the summer sale? Have you bought anything? So far I've bought Kentucky Route Zero, The Novelist, Brothers, and Sir, You Are Being Hunted -- despite being discounted a tad, none of these are on a daily sale. But since they're indie, I don't mind spending as much as I have. I'm going to wait on both Dark Souls II and CS:GO to see if they drop more in price, though. Otherwise... the sale doesn't seem as exciting as it used to, even if I've spent some money.