Updated: Epic PC game sale about to start

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Update: It’s just after 7:15pm and the Steam Summer Sale has not kicked off as we had expected. As Steam has updated with this weekend’s specials (a free weekend and a discounted rate for Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed and Left 4 Dead 2), we doubt the Summer Sale has been postponed for just a day. 

Oh well. Your wallets can breathe a sigh of relief for now. Our best guess now is the Summer Sale will kick off next week sometime.

Original story below:

We don’t have any concrete confirmation yet that the biggest online PC game distribution network is about to kick off its annual summer sale, but common sense, past experience and some online sleuthing are indicating that Steam’s 2013 Summer Sale should start sometime today.

Should that be the case, at around 7pm South African time we will see Steam drop the prices of just about every single game in its huge 2 000+ title library by anything from 10% to a whopping 90%. That means it will be possible to buy multiple games for the same price a normal triple-A game would cost you, and who doesn’t like that idea? Well, publishers, obviously, but this isn’t sale about them, it’s about YOU and growing your library of Steam games that you may never play.

Not a Steam user yet? Head on over to Steam’s official website and download the Steam client in preparation for tonight’s epic game sale kick-off. Just be sure you’ve got bandwidth to spare, because you’re gonna need it – Steam’s games are all delivered via the internet, and many of them are multi-gigabytes in size.

Now if only we could also buy the time needed to enjoy our existing games, nevermind all the new ones we’ll be buying shortly…


Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.