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PayPal reveals the Steam Summer Sale will start in a few days

By midian182
Jun 20, 2016
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  1. It’s been officially revealed that the Steam Summer Sale is almost upon us. Yet again, the news doesn’t come from Valve itself but from PayPal, which revealed that the event will commence at 9:45 AM PT on June 23.

    As was the case with Steam’s Autumn and Winter sales, it was the online payments giant that unveiled the start date. This time, however, PayPal’s actions seems to have been given Valve’s blessing, whereas the previous reveals were “accidental.”

    "Brace yourself. We can exclusively reveal that the Steam summer sale will go live on 23rd June. Now you know when it's going to happen, you can get ready for the savings," wrote PayPal in an email to IGN. The company’s UK branch also announced the sale’s start date on its official Twitter account.

    There was no mention of how long the sale would last, but the June 23 date matches the one revealed by MrFreemanBBQ on Reddit last month. The Russian game developer’s screenshot also showed that the sale will end on July 4, so an independence day finish seems likely.

    Valve got rid of its daily and flash sales format, which offered even deeper savings on titles for a limited time, for its Autumn and Winter events. While some have speculated that these may return in the upcoming sale, it seems highly unlikely; especially as the Winter Sale brought in nearly double what last year’s Summer Sale generated.

    The event will see the usual $20 - $30 discounts on a number of newer games, with even bigger reductions on older titles and indies. We can also expect to see plenty of deals on VR games and possibly on some Valve products like the Steam controller and Steam Link, though I wouldn’t expect the Vive to be discounted so early after release.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,511   +503

    Boys prepare them wallets!!
     
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  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,557   +862

    Didn't see any great sales for myself in the previous few.
    Hopefully they either up the ante in the full duration ones or switch back to the old format.
     
  4. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Booster Posts: 141   +15

    Yeah I got this email from them last week.
     
  5. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 708   +168

    Hooray! Time for another boring sale on all the games I already own.
     
  6. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    Oh no...my wallet..my poor wallet!!
     
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  7. General Sam

    General Sam TS Enthusiast Posts: 57   +13

    Imagine if they released Half Life 3 or something during this sale at 50% off so it was mega affordable, day one, for everyone. Steam would crash within seconds.
     
  8. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,511   +503

    Yeah imagine ending world hunger, or achieving world peace... I think those would have more chances of happening.
     
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  9. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    So they are saying this had nothing to do with what was offered in the sale? I usually buy a few things and I got nothing last summer...
     
  10. cartera

    cartera TS Addict Posts: 296   +78

    Fingers crossed Arma drops below a tenner - yes, I'm that cheap!
     
  11. NahNood

    NahNood TS Enthusiast Posts: 28   +9

    Well it's simple why they stopped the flash sales, it's because they wanted to not have to process the crazy amount of refunds for people who buy then get pissed theirs stuff goes on daily deal or flash. lol
     

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