Valve Corporation annual Summer continues. Like many of the sales on Steam, most of their games on the service will be discounted. There are flash sales where community will be able to vote on what game should be given a massive discount every eight hours, flash sales and much more. This year Valve not just content with their millions from the upcoming Dota 2 International and have decided to try a different format by introducing a competitive aspect to the annual sales.
The Steam Summer Sale will last from 19th June 2014 to 30th June 2014.
Today’s Daily Deals Include:
- ARMA III is 50% off.
- Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is 75% off.
- FTL: Faster Than Light is 60% off.
- Insurgency is 55% off.
- Nether is 80% off.
- Rogue Legacy is 75% off.
- Saint’s Row IV is 75% off.
- Surgeon Simulator is 75% off.
- The LEGO Movie is 75% off.
Can only buy one game today?
Then buy: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is 75% off. Was
£19.99 now £4.99.
Yesterday Daily Deals are still available.
You can learn more about the Steam Summer Sale here.
From store.steampowered.com: “In addition to the sale is the bonus Steam Summer Adventure. Collect, trade, and craft 10 Summer Adventure cards that can only be earned during the sale. Players can earn in-game items, community rewards, and points for their team by crafting badges throughout the sale. At the end of each day, the team with the most points wins.”
“30 randomly selected members of the winning team who contributed points by crafting badges that day will win 3 games off their Wishlist. Players are randomly assigned to one of five teams and through crafting can earn tokens which grant bonus points, steal points from other teams, or switch the player to a different team.”
It’s kind of cool that Valve have decided to change the sales up a bit this year but in my opinion it’s not much of change. The only difference now is that Valve is encouraging people to spend even more money. So if you happen to be in the correct team and lucky enough to be one of the thirty chosen then you can win three games from your wish list.
Therefore its a 1/5 chance for being in the correct team and then 30/500,000 (probably higher) to win. The whole system just comes up as a cynical cash in by Valve on their loyal customers.
There will be a lot of quality games to choose from each day and there will also be plenty of deals to be had but like always if there’s some games you had your eyes on then the next two weeks is a better time than ever to get them. However I wouldn’t go crazy buying everything especially if you don’t have the time or will hardly play a certain game. For example a good game might only cost a few pounds but if you never play it then it’s still a waste of money.
The best thing about this summer sale so far is watching the team flags race each other and seeing what free games people are getting from their wish list. The sales themselves haven’t been that tempting so far.
Purple won on day 1, Red on day 2 and Green on day 3 so maybe Pink will win day 4?
Pink won day 4 as predicted, it therefore seems that either Valve have rigged the competition (unlikely) or the community is working together so each team can win at least two days each (most likely). This may seem cool as everyone has the same chance to win but then whats the point of having a competition?
People working together to satisfy their own greed reminds me of when Alliance and Horde would take it in turns to win Tol Barad in World of Warcraft.
If the community is working together then Blue will win on day 5.
All this working together but spending tons of money for self benefit is basically capitalism and communism rolled into one. I call it capimunism, don’t be a capimunist.
Some of my other Steam Sale related posts:
- Steam Summer Sale 2014: Day Four Deals are Now Available.
- Steam Summer Sale 2014: Day Three Deals are Now Available.
- Steam Summer Sale 2014: Day Two Deals are Now Available.
- Steam Summer Sale 2014: Day One Deals are Now Available.
- Steam Holiday Sale 2013: Day Fourteen and Fifteen Deals are Available (Last Day).
- Steam Holiday Sale 2013: Day Thirteen Deals are Available.
- Steam Holiday Sale 2013: Day Twelve Deals are Now Available.
- Steam Holiday Sale 2013: Day Eleven Deals are Available.
- Steam Holiday Sale 2013: Day Ten Deals are Now Available.
- Steam Holiday Sale 2013: Day Nine Deals are Now Available.