The Steam "summer" sale has begun

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Get your credit and debit cards out, the Steam "summer" sale has begun.

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(Screenshot by Craig Simms)

Of course, it's winter here, but that doesn't stop us engaging in crazily priced games.

Valve has mixed things up a little this year, allowing the community to vote on a deal they'd like to see next, and by also offering "flash" sales, where games are only discounted for hours instead of a day.

Our usual advice applies: only buy daily deals until the final day (unless a flash sale comes up you can't ignore), and make sure to check out Green Man Gaming and Amazon, as they often sell Steam games for cheaper than Steam — even during a sale.

Take today's 50 per cent off Modern Warfare 3: due to regional overpricing, Steam is selling it to Australians for US$49.99 instead of the US price of US$29.99.

Head over to Amazon though, and you can get a Steam activatable download for US$29.99 so long as you enter a US postal address at checkout.

Happy gaming!

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ADSLNerd posted a comment   

Anyone that supports games with DRM restrictions is crazy. If you pay for something you have the right to play it wherever and as often as you wish.


BeauW posted a reply   

A bit hard to legally avoid it (on PC anyway), as even store bought discs these days have a LOT of DRM on it, sometimes more than Steam, at least you can play Steam games offline, my store bought copy of Assassins Creed requires me to be online whilst playing it.


Dunners posted a reply   

It's funny you should say that. No matter what i try i have great difficulty playing Steam games (particularly without a connection). It starts loading then crashes when steam detects no internet connection. To this day i have not once been able to play a Steam game without an internet connection.

Then when it is connected there is always something to download before i can play, 30 min later when it has finished downloading it wont work until i reboot my computer re-login to steam wait for it to check then finally it works. I hate it, when i want to play a game i want to click then for it to boot up so i can play i hate having to wait for steam to do its thing for hours.

In my opinion Steam is the easily the worst tool for PC gaming ever made.


Chandler posted a reply   

I would say the complete opposite, but my computer always has an internet connection, so...

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