Steam Summer sale kicks off today

The annual Steam Summer Sale began today, offering the yearly steep discounts on PC games.

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It's that time of year again. Valve kicked off the Steam Summer Sale today, offering its usual spate of deep discounts on semi-recent PC games and indies. It will run through June 30, with daily sales, flash sales community choice votes.

A few of the notable daily deals include Dead Rising 3 for $37.49, Day Z for $25.49, and the Witcher 2 for $3.99. A flash sale Dead Island: Riptide, DMC Devil May Cry, Hotline Miami, and Mirror's Edge for at least 75% off each. Plus several games can be sorted by prices, under $5, under $10, and the top sellers. Check out the Steam Store for the full listings.

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    June 19, 2014 10:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Steam Summer sale kicks off today.

    The annual Steam Summer Sale began today, offering the yearly steep discounts on PC games.

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      June 19, 2014 10:03 AM

      hold on to your butts, it's live

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        June 19, 2014 10:23 AM

        steam is getting hammered like maddogs mom. lol

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      June 19, 2014 10:08 AM

      Don't Starve! Is the Reign of Giants DLC worth it? Considering doing a 2 pack of the base + DLC with a friend.

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      June 19, 2014 10:17 AM

      Steam experiencing heavy loads at this time. God I hope they don't run out of games.

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      June 19, 2014 10:21 AM

      So what's the deal with the Witcher 2 is it cool or is it whack? Is it linear?

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        June 19, 2014 10:23 AM

        its linear but a lot of fun.

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          June 19, 2014 10:53 AM

          lol are you serious? this is the most false thing ever posted on this website

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            June 19, 2014 10:54 AM

            Witcher 2 is definitely linear. It has branches, sure, but it's not an open world game where you do whatever you want. The story is static until you do the required thing, every time.

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              June 19, 2014 10:55 AM

              it's essentially 2 separate games after act 1. how is that linear?

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                June 19, 2014 10:58 AM

                bilinear?

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                June 19, 2014 6:07 PM

                a linear game with choices is still a linear game.

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                  June 19, 2014 6:52 PM

                  i guess we have different interpretations of what the word linear means then

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                  June 20, 2014 5:55 AM

                  Uh... if it has choices, it's by definition not a linear game.

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            June 19, 2014 11:23 AM

            The part about being linear or the part about being fun?

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        June 19, 2014 10:29 AM

        alot of fun, and you can get at least two play throughs out of it because of how the story is set up

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        June 19, 2014 10:54 AM

        Pretty fucking great.

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        June 19, 2014 10:55 AM

        the deal is it's $3.99!!

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        June 19, 2014 11:00 AM

        DO NOT PLAY WITHOUT COMBAT REBALANCE

        http://redkit.cdprojektred.com/?c=mod&m=show&p=77

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          June 19, 2014 11:21 AM

          unf ....

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          June 19, 2014 11:34 AM

          I don't really like that mod. I played with it for a few hours and while some things are better too many things are made worse. He messed around with the skills and items too much for my liking :(

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          June 19, 2014 7:06 PM

          bleah

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      June 19, 2014 10:57 AM

      just my usual tip: go to $5 and under and $10 and under in the store. there are more games on sale and special than listed in the daily deals or flash sales. for instance, far cry: blood dragon is $3.74 right now and gone home is $4.99.

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      June 19, 2014 10:58 AM

      dark souls $6.79 skyrim $9.99 these are deals folks

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        June 19, 2014 7:22 PM

        is there a plan yet for dark souls when live ends?

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      June 19, 2014 10:59 AM

      Hide your wallet hide your kids

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      June 19, 2014 11:09 AM

      I love how Origin and Uplay do summer sales ahead of steam yet they have nothing good to offer. Steam is so ahead of the PC games market it's not even funny.

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        June 19, 2014 11:31 AM

        Yes, not sure if that is good or not though. Monopolies suck.

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          June 19, 2014 3:44 PM

          It's not a monopoly if you have competitors, even if those competitors suck.

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        June 19, 2014 11:31 AM

        its a little funny

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        June 19, 2014 6:12 PM

        I think GOG smokes them all. I took a look at what was on sale at Steam and saw nothing interesting.

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          June 19, 2014 6:15 PM

          for now...
          But you're correct, GOG smokes them.

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        June 19, 2014 6:55 PM

        Their sales are also a joke. I've yet to see more than 2 games at once on either service sell for under the $4.99 mark (not counting giveaways), whereas Steam has a permanent link showing games selling for under $5, which even outside of sales has literally hundreds of entries.

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        June 20, 2014 1:34 AM

        It's not looking too bad this time but Steam played off the massive popularity of their sales last time by offering poor discounts and not a great variety of games, and people didn't buy much. This time it looks like they've realised it's price that makes people buy things not the hype of there being a sale on.

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      June 19, 2014 6:56 PM

      The trick to the summer sale is not to buy things when they first go on sale at like 25% or so, but wait to see if there's a flash sale of something like 50-80% later. If you're interested in tracking when that happens, we made an app called Notivo that sends you a push notification when a particular game goes on sale. notivo.com/download

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        June 19, 2014 7:22 PM

        doesn't adding a game to your wishlist work the same?

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          June 19, 2014 9:24 PM

          Yea, it does. It gets a bit wonky with multi-title sales like this but.

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          June 20, 2014 2:06 AM

          It doesn't seem to work when it goes on sale even more.