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Steam's Intergalactic Summer Sale is here to invade your wallet

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
Jun 21, 2018
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  1. Valve’s annual Steam Summer Sale just went live and as anticipated, you’ll find discounts on a slew of games through Valve’s digital distribution platform.

    Deals highlighted on the front page include 80 percent off Crypt of the NecroDancer which brings the price down from $14.99 to just $2.99, half off Rocket League (now yours for only $9.99), Darkest Dungeon for $7.49 (a savings of 70 percent) and Rust for only $8.74 (originally $34.99).

    Elsewhere, you can pick up The Brookhaven Experiment for only $4.99 (75 percent off the original $19.99 asking price) and score discounts of up to 85 percent on select Sonic games. Some games in the Fallout franchise can be had with discounts of up to 75 percent.

    As revealed a few days ago, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is also on sale for the first time ever. You can grab it at a 33 percent discount which brings it down to $19.99.

    The Intergalactic Summer Sale, as Valve is calling this year’s bargain bonanza, runs through July 5. Servers may be a bit sluggish early on as everyone floods the store to check out all the fresh deals but that’ll likely work itself out within just a few hours.

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  2. HIC99

    HIC99 TS Enthusiast Posts: 30   +14

    I didn't need to pay for house rent or gas anyway.
     
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,615   +1,098

    The first time I ever participated in a Steam sale... oh boy that was a glorious moment. A couple years later, everything worth getting was already on my account, now it's simply sad :p
     
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  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,743   +360

    Anyone else having an issue on steams servers? just browsing the games? wow... everyone must be trying to get steam sales.
     
  5. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 474   +173

    Yea this happens almost every year. The *****s at Valve never have enough servers or simply put by many companies, misjudged how big the event would be. Time and time again these issus come up n every year we wait for them to fix what is a simple fix but are to cheap to solve it. I guess being a Billion dollar company isnt about making things work but about how to make the next Billion but cheaper.
    Steam sucks. Thank god games are finally leaving or not relying on it anymore.
     
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,615   +1,098

    Yeah sure, let's add tens of servers just for the initial hour of the sale. Everything balances out, not even an hour later everything is back to normal, each and every year. Not defending Valve but it really doesn't make sense.
    You got that right at least.
     
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  7. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 525   +375

    Not a single game on my wishlist is on sale this time around. awe man! Now I have to pay bills!
     
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  8. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 474   +173

    I got it all right. Valve has had issues with their servers for yrs, its not new. It is easily solved but as usual they dont want to spend money to fix the issue. So we all wait or like most of the real world have to do, go to work then come back n either miss the sale or the fact the server is still down.
    So yes I have it all right. Valve can do these things but wont. Have you seen how fat Gabe has gotten over the years? He eating good n company making Billions but cant fix simple server issues, that sums it all up.
     
  9. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,592   +572

    I just bought Unreal Gold...no wait it was free and since I ain't played it in 15+ years it's new!!
     
    Malakai2k likes this.
  10. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Evangelist Posts: 503   +481

    Whooooosh.
     
  11. SirCanealot

    SirCanealot TS Rookie

     
  12. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,615   +1,098

    You should really learn to quote hahaha.

    I've had my account since 2009 and yes, everyone is waiting on that first hour of the sale to start clicking away.
    Yes, the web servers collapse for maybe 5-30 minutes.
    No, game servers do not crash.
    Yes, you can wait for maybe half an hour to get to the sale.
    No, I'm not a Valve employee.
    Yes, I do believe it is acceptable to wait half an hour maybe twice a year when the big sales are out.
    No, I have not ever had any issues playing a game because of this.
    Yes, it's true, you sound like one of those millennials.
     
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