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Well it's almost time for the Steam Summer Sale. If the leaks are correct it should start this week. Summer and Winter are usually the best of the Steam Sales and I myself have bypassed a few sales here and there in anticipation of getting a better deal this weekend. I do remember sales in the past though where the event was more centered around a gimmick, maybe to divert attention away from the fact that discounts weren't the deepest and that there hadn't been many exciting new releases since the previous seasonal sale. What are you expecting this year?
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What Are Your Expectations for the Steam Summer Sale?
I expect it to be worse than last year's. Which was worse than the one year before. And so on...
I'm actually looking forward to this sale because it's the first big one after I've purchased a VR headset, so there are multiple new items on my wishlist that are going to get discounted for the first time since I've added them.
Also, I'm not planning to use Steam Wallet because my bank offers a 5% cashback for direct Steam purchases this month. But yeah, aside from that, it's the "Wallet" poll option for me.
Woah, what bank is this if you don't mind me asking? Is this a promotion that is specific to Steam or does Steam just fall into the category of the type of purchase you'd be making, like something pertaining to digital game stores in general? Some people might not think 5% is much but over time that has got to add up. I wish my bank offered that, mine can barely keep its mobile app up and running.
Edit: I really am blown away by a 5% cash back offer. Thirty years ago, when I was a kid, I used to get interest on a savings account that never had more than 500 bucks in it. Nowadays banks charge for most savings/checking accounts and some charge fees if you come into the bank more than a certain number of times. They basically tell you flat out that they don't need or want your money, that you are little more than a nuisance, and commercials on TV for credit cards use offers of ONE percent cashback as a selling point.
If you don't want to name your bank can you tell us if this is a big bank or a little local bank?
It's a Russian one. Tinkoff are basically the cool guys. They offer a choice of increased cashback each month, and it's usually dependent on the current situation (for instance, during pandemic there are frequent offers for taxi and food delivery services, and I'm pretty sure that Steam cashback offer is tied to the sale).
Ochin Harasho. Sorry for the slaughtering of the words I'm trying to say. I can't type in cyrillic as far as I know (I studied a little and my grandmother was Russian, but that was 20 years ago and now I can't remember much).
Anyway that is awesome that your bank is cool enough to even know what Steam is let alone have a promotion that caters to it or its sales. I just use a small regional bank but local neighborhood banks have their positives as well. Today something from Paypal hit late and pushed me into the negative and I was able to take some cash down and bring my balance back up without getting any NSF fees. If I used Chase or a major bank I would have owed an automatic 35 bucks for each charge that knocked me below zero. This bank doesn't do that and actually wants people's business.
I expected that a lot of games will be cheaper compared to their full price, but not all. The sale will also be time limited
Yeah. And I expect there will be something to tease you into spending money.
Do you think that just maybe, these games that you speak of will be delivered to consumers in some sort of digital or download only form and not in the form of some sort of physical media?
And maybe you can pay with this modern payment methods via the web :).
Unzips Spanish Inquisition
I'm expecting a new unbalanced scam event!
I'm not planning on getting anything this year in the sale as I'm trying to actually get some items off my backlog and quite frankly there aren't many games that I really want to play right now that I don't already have. So I'll check out the free cards and that's pretty much it.
I'm always thinking the next sales event couldn't be lamer than the last but until now Valve managed to surprise me.
In the meantime, I think I'd like a game that doesn't display cars.
However, I find that my wallet is after being sucked dry by the evil human race.👀
🎯🔫ﾍ(-Θ-｡) I'll do some zap gun practice and see how it goes.
I feel that it would be nice to have some interesting Steam Summer mini-games.
I expect to safe a lot money because of buying not much, compared to the years before.
To spend most of it buying a few more PSP games before PSN disables purchasing them -_-
But if the dates are right, I'll have some cash for it the day before it ends
Are you talking about the original PSP? I'm sure if you own games on the PSN them you'll still be able to download. Please tell me I'm not wrong about that.
Downloads will remain, but Sony are disabling future purchasing. Since I prefer to play the games on my unhacked PSTVs, gotta buy digitally, so grabbing the ones I still want.
Originally PS3 and Vita purchases were also being disabled, but Sony changed their mind on those because of public outcry.
If they are disabling the downloads at any point in time then I want my purchase price for my PSPGo refunded. I can still plug in and play a run of Zaxxon or Venture or Space Panic on my Colecovision because when my family got that, like when you buy just about anything, the console and the games didn't list an expiration date (okay I know someone could start talking about the internal battery life of NES cartridges but no one likes a smart aleck). Removing the downloads entirely would essentially make the PSPGo worthless within the legal terms of service. Unless they want to release a crack themselves and alter the TOS, I want my money back if it comes to that (or I at least want the 3 bucks I'd get from a class action suit like I got when Sony settled over the broken promises regarding the PS3's OS).
well, I hope its good since its basically the first time I am buying from a steam sale.
I expect a deep discount for the Baldur's Gate series, or Descent: FreeSpace , or the DLCs of Neverwinter Nights ;)
Thanks for the tip :)
FYI, that's an all-time low from any site for both games and the DLC, even beating the GOG all-time lowest, by two bucks for the first game and a buck for the sequel and the DLC, plus the GOG versions won't give you a few cents back from cards the way the Steam edition would.
Thanks, there is also regional difference in pricing ;)
Sorry my bad. I forget how hosed some regions get when it comes to comparable prices. Some of the things I've seen with the Australian market have been downright nasty. I still remember once seeing one person who got pretty vocal about his disgust in Steam Forums and actually had his Steam account deleted or banned after it was all over.
I hope it's still a good deal where you are and if not, that the sale starting soon makes up for it.
Not sure what you mean by hosed, but I do have a good feeling for the upcoming summer sale :)
Steam sales are always great for me, as it's just after my birthday and with regional pricing it's still the cheapest way for me to get AAA games to keep me entertained in the next year. Hoping some of those big games on my wishlist will hit the right discount.
I expect I won't buy anything again this year, but will see, maybe I will get surprised ^^
Destiny on sale?
I am still waiting for either Outer Wilds or House of Da Vinci 1/2 to get on sale. For the Da Vinci series I am torn, since the forum indicate that the asked price by the quality you receive compared to the far better series "The Room" is hefty overpriced (some bugs wont be fixed etc.).
And I heard that outer wilds will get a DLC soon, since there were placeholder achievements uploaded some time ago.
Gamehouse game with a discount would be interesting too for anybody you like easy time managment games.
But in all honesty, the sale will be disappointing like the last couple of sales.
Should I spend money that I got from accidentally selling my CSGO item, or should I sell more of them?
Save up on the next fanatical mystery bundles and treat yourself with something nice ;)
If you do decide to sell more CSGO items, or any inventory items, you're better off doing it before Thursday the 24th. Once the sale kicks off lots of people are going to be trying to sell off items and prices are going to drop most likely.
Not expecting much tbh, I'm only planning to buy Tabletop Sim as a gift for a friend. And maybe a few Stellaris DLCs I miss.
What are you expecting this year?
What are you expecting this year?
No real expectations. Not super in the mood for gaming, have a huge backlog, and upgrade is super expensive. Will likely get some little stuff for €5-10 then not play it, knowing myself.
I just hope there will be this 5$ coupon. I got 7$ in Steam Wallet, so this would buy me some nice games without going bankrupt
This. Even better: unlimited uses like in that one year (well, one can dream).
There are quite a few games I have my eye on this year, but as others have said the sales have generally been declining in hype, excitement and astounding discounts. I do miss the mini events past sales had. but I highly doubt they'll do anything this year aside from the card drops.
Not sure what to expect really...and I don't even know what I'd buy this Summer sale tbh.I have lots of stuff on my wl but nothing screams: "BUY ME/MUST PLAY!" so yeah
Here's my wish list,maybe someone can suggest what to buy lol https://store.steampowered.com/wishlist/profiles/76561198165949442#sort=price&term=
Your wishlist reminded me of D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, and how awful it is that I never finished Deadly Premonition which was also insanely brilliant. So far my top two on my mind are Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, since I never did buy the remake that all of the following DLC's were made for, and Dead Cells which I loved but owned on my PS4 which I no longer have.
Edit: The Witcher 3 will most likely have some discount and if it is somehow lower than 10 bucks, which it never is, do not hesitate, that game will give you more bang for your buck than arguably anything else. My most expensive purchase would probably be Resident Evil 3 if it goes below 20 USD and as much as I want to play RE Village I almost never let myself buy anything at full retail price/launch price. I've had too many experiences buying new releases that I thought I was guaranteed to love and ended up not liking at all. Monster Hunter on PS4 was the last time I guessed right only because I knew I loved the series. Usually it ends up like it did with Bloodstained, which got rave reviews and is a metroidvania which I love, and I absolutely hated it. I bought it at half off from Fanatical or some other site and even at that price I wished I could get my money back. I bought Payday 2 and the original Killing Floor for 5 bucks a piece. I have 67 hours in Payday 2 and over 160 hours in KF. Call me cheap or miserly or unrealistic, but when it comes to value and hours played against dollars spent, that is still the standard that I judge any purchase outside of what I get from bundles or trades.
PPS- Redeemer is on your list and was a Fanatical Star Deal about a week ago for I think a buck, If you aren't opposed to the whole grey market/key resellers, you might be able to find it nearly that cheap or you might find a really good deal trading for it. Even if it goes to 5 USD you can still do better.
Wow Thank you so much for the suggestions,Protagoras 😊
My guess is Steam will put more effort into this sale to attract attention. I suspect strong competition from stores like Epic, Ubisoft, Origin, and Microsoft has been slowing user growth and sales growth on steam, and steam may want to boost things again. Just a guess, but I suspect that to be the case. For the longest time Steam seemed to be coasting.
Good point. Recently my purchases have been through other stores (Epic, Ubi and even Bethesda got a look in via IndiGala). Steam just doesn't seem to offer the same deep cuts that the others do on the same products. Fingers crossed you're right!
I really hope that there will be a good discount for Forza Horizon and I can buy it =)
I really want to try it and I hope that this will be exactly that racing game that I have been looking for for a long time... ✨
I can't afford much these days, but Im hoping for Spyro under $15 and Shovel Knight under $20. Unlikely, but fingers crossed
I actually forgot about the Steam summer sale ...
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