If you've got a piggy bank, kiss it goodbye. If you don't, I guess stare deeply and lovingly into the imagined eyes of the Apple wallet icon on your phone or something. It's summer in the US, which means It Is Time: The Steam Summer Sale is here. This year's sale is called the Summer Picnic Sale. (Yes, it's winter in Australia, but Valve doesn't localise the name of its sales.) It lasts until July 4. Sticking with recent Steam Sale trends, there are no daily deals or flash sales. There also doesn't appear to be a game or ARG associated with the sale. Bummer. You can, however, unlock trading cards by using your discovery queue.
There are some solid (though not amazing) deals. As far as more recent games go, I recommend taking advantage of deals on Darkest Dungeon, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Stellaris, The Solus Project, Doom, The Witcher 3 and Banished.
Now, if you're looking for crazy cheap games, here are a few:
- Undertale for $US6.99 ($9)
- English Country Tune for $US0.49 ($1)
- Space Engineers for $US7.49 ($10)
- Hand of Fate for $US7.49 ($10)
- Outlast for $US4.99 ($7)
- The Witcher 2 for $US2.99 ($4)
- Tales from The Borderlands for $US8.49 ($11)
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the award for this year's best meme kick-off video goes to ClintBeastwood (Warning: slight Game of Thrones season two spoilers):
A slight word of caution: Steam's being hit by absurd traffic right now, and it doesn't seem like Valve was super prepared (which is weird, because they do this every year). It's been up and down all morning. Hopefully it will resume consistent service soon.