You know what's the most annoying part of E3? The thought that all of the games you get excited for are months, sometimes years, away.
Fortunately, Steam's coming to the rescue. Next week, to be precise.
Paypal has cheekily sent out emails to consumers once again letting them know that the next major Steam sale will kick off on June 23. It'll run until Independence Day — that's July 4 — although for Australians things will probably go until the 5th given the timezones.
It'll be interesting to see how well these sales do. I'd expect ARK: Survival Evolved to get a chunky discount and climb up the charts, as it always does, alongside people buying their seventh and eighth smurf accounts for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
But I can't think of a great deal that I'd actually want to buy straight away. I've just started the first hour of Alpha Protocol, which I picked up during the previous Steam sale. Planet Coaster has pretty much killed off Rollercoaster Tycoon World for me, so that's another game off the list. I've heard Golf With Your Friends can be funny late on a Friday night, so I might look into that.
Otherwise, I think my wallet is going to stay pretty secure this time around. What about yourselves?
Update: It'll be called the Summer Sale, even though it's winter in Australia. But I've amended the headline to avoid confusion and what not. Feel free to shoot me in the comments.