Steam Summer Sale 2016 date leaked via PayPal promotion

Once again, you should be setting your sights on June 23 for the start of the Steam Summer Sale.

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We previously reported June 23 would be the day all of our wallets mysteriously go missing as Valve plans on launching this year’s Steam Summer Sale on that day. Today, that date has been re-confirmed, this time by PayPal.

As is customary each year prior to the launch of a Steam Sale, PayPal has unknowingly given all of us a heads up as to when the Steam Summer Sale will launch. According to a promotional image that has made the rounds overnight, PayPal wants us to brace ourselves as this year’s Summer sale is starting on June 23.

This isn’t the first time PayPal has leaked the start of one of Steam’s upcoming sales. PayPal has outed the 2015 dates of the Steam Winter Sale and Steam Summer Sale, giving more credibility to the leaked June 23 date.

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    June 16, 2016 6:53 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Steam Summer Sale 2016 date leaked via PayPal promotion

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      June 16, 2016 8:16 AM

      Why wallet clamp and lack of funds is ready!

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      June 16, 2016 8:18 AM

      Yes!!!! I have a gift card ready to go

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      June 16, 2016 8:22 AM

      There's really nothing to get excited about anymore on these. =\

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        June 16, 2016 8:25 AM

        Sadly, this is true.

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        June 16, 2016 8:36 AM

        Pretty much. They're still a good value, but not OMFG like the early days. Every digital distributor is having some kind of "sale" every weekend. So, it's not really an event anymore--just everday business.

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        June 16, 2016 8:55 AM

        its tough when you have everything already and a backlog with literally years worth of gaming.

        That said there are a few things I could get excited about. we shall see !

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        June 16, 2016 3:15 PM

        I've been enjoying the GOG Summer sale since there are a bunch of old DOS games that aren't on Steam.

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        June 16, 2016 4:42 PM

        There is a chance that their dwindling popularity and disparaging comments from the public will necessitate a decent sale to revive their reputation.

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      June 16, 2016 8:23 AM

      I'm ready for 15% off that game I wanted 2 years ago.

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        June 16, 2016 9:43 AM

        1006 - nice!! 41 straight days. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

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      June 16, 2016 8:26 AM

      Let's do this shack. Post your shame.

      http://steamleft.com/

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        June 16, 2016 8:27 AM

        1787 Hours = 74 days, 11 hours, 54 minutes

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        June 16, 2016 8:30 AM

        1999 hours = 83 days, 7 hours, 5 minutes GUILTY

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        June 16, 2016 8:35 AM

        3685 continuous hours = 153 days,13 hours,57 minutes

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        June 16, 2016 8:36 AM

        2261 fuuuuu

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        June 16, 2016 8:37 AM

        172 days,2 hours,48 minutes

        lol

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        June 16, 2016 8:37 AM

        1071

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        June 16, 2016 8:41 AM

        5529. I have a problem.

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          June 16, 2016 8:45 AM

          Let's see if Rice-Rocketeer posts. He was the hands down winner last year.

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          June 16, 2016 9:06 AM

          You beat me by one hour.

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        June 16, 2016 8:49 AM

        711 continuous hours = 29 days,15 hours,21 minutes

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        June 16, 2016 8:54 AM

        585 hours

        pretty good id say.

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        June 16, 2016 8:54 AM

        shit.. 3121 continuous hours = 130 days,1 hour,21 minutes

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        June 16, 2016 8:57 AM

        3708 continuous hours
        154 days,12 hours,3 minutes

        Not as bad as I thought. Now I just need for my wife to be cool while I take this next year or 2 and knock this out.

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        June 16, 2016 8:58 AM

        3208 continuous hours - 133 days,16 hours,32 minutes

        Ouch...

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        June 16, 2016 8:59 AM

        995.

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        June 16, 2016 8:59 AM

        It would take you...
        8460 continuous hours
        352 days,12 hours,51 minutes

        hur hur

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        June 16, 2016 9:00 AM

        3071 continuous hours
        127 days,23 hours,22 minutes

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        June 16, 2016 9:01 AM

        haha I just noticed the "in this time you could:" at the bottom.

        IN THIS TIME YOU COULD...
        Complete 7,416 New York Times Crossword Puzzles

        Fly from New York to London 1,059 times on a Concorde jet

        Climb to the top of the Empire State Building 3,708 times

        Watch every Superman movie 288 times

        Sail to Hawaii from LA 22 times

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          June 16, 2016 9:03 AM

          You can sell those to your wife as things she can do while you knock out your backlog.

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            June 16, 2016 9:52 AM

            Haha great idea! Hey honey who wants to do crossword puzzles!!!!

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        June 16, 2016 9:10 AM

        2507 hours = 104 days, 11 hours, 45 minutes. Lol.

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        June 16, 2016 9:11 AM

        3205 continuous hours.

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        June 16, 2016 9:19 AM

        3746 hours = 156 days,2 hours,23 minutes SHITE

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        June 16, 2016 9:23 AM

        6327

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        June 16, 2016 9:31 AM

        1141 hours = 47 days,13 hours,20 minutes
        But in reality, I suck at games so we should double...eh, triple that

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        June 16, 2016 9:31 AM

        1920 hours. AHHHHHH.

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        June 16, 2016 9:47 AM

        838, not as bad as I feared.

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        June 16, 2016 9:50 AM

        857 continuous hours
        35 days,17 hours,4 minutes

        I credit the low-ish number to really slowing up my sale purchases.

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        June 16, 2016 9:54 AM

        4915 hours.
        In this time I could run around the edge of Australia 1 time

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        June 16, 2016 9:54 AM

        4428 continuous hours
        184 days,12 hours,12 minutes

        I am a dirty, dirty icon collector :(

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        June 16, 2016 10:19 AM

        13520 continuous hours
        Amateurs.

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          June 16, 2016 10:35 AM

          Haha, fuck, do you have a script for buying any new game that goes up?

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            June 16, 2016 3:07 PM

            No.

            Just the old ones.

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        June 16, 2016 10:23 AM

        6023 lol. Damn it, I can stop any time I want.

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        June 16, 2016 10:27 AM

        1505 hours = 62 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes. Ouch.

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        June 16, 2016 10:36 AM

        1745 hours

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        June 16, 2016 10:46 AM

        9445 continuous hours = 1 year, 28 days,13 hours, 20 minutes

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        June 16, 2016 10:57 AM

        514. I win.

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        June 16, 2016 10:58 AM

        791 continuous hours
        32 days,23 hours,50 minutes

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        June 16, 2016 11:19 AM

        159 days. Could be worse!

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        June 16, 2016 11:54 AM

        6926 continuous hours
        288 days,14 hours,38 minutes

        although I have 100% completed 8 games

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        June 16, 2016 12:12 PM

        3583 continuous hours
        149 days,7 hours,41 minutes
        of gameplay to complete your Steam library

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        June 16, 2016 12:36 PM

        1741 hours = 72 days, 13 hours, 59 minutes

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        June 16, 2016 12:37 PM

        2652 continuous hours
        110 days,12 hours,12 minutes

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        June 16, 2016 12:41 PM

        753 hours

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        June 16, 2016 2:21 PM

        3288 continuous hours
        137 days,11 minutes

        hahaha

        I blame it on the steam sales and humble bundle!

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        June 16, 2016 2:23 PM

        RomSteady
        It would take you...
        12947 continuous hours
        1 year,174 days,11 hours,10 minutes
        of gameplay to complete your Steam library

        IN THIS TIME YOU COULD...
        Write 17 NaNoWriMo novels

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        June 16, 2016 2:35 PM


        3629 continuous hours
        151 days,5 hours,33 minutes
        of gameplay to complete your Steam library

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        June 16, 2016 2:43 PM

        4564 hours = 190 days, 4 hours, 55 minutes.

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        June 16, 2016 2:44 PM

        13061

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        June 16, 2016 2:53 PM

        1206

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        June 16, 2016 3:02 PM

        5531 continuous hours
        230 days,11 hours,58 minutes

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        June 16, 2016 3:33 PM

        2509. Could be worse.

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        June 16, 2016 3:40 PM

        2731 hours. Goddamn.

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        June 16, 2016 5:24 PM

        3079 hours

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        June 16, 2016 5:36 PM

        So, who's up for the challenge of finishing every game they own?

        I've got 2500 hours... that seems like hell

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        June 16, 2016 5:39 PM

        8014 continuous hours =
        333 days,22 hours,46 minutes

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      June 16, 2016 8:27 AM

      June 23. Thought we already knew this a month ago.

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      June 16, 2016 8:29 AM

      Secondary Shame Thread

      https://steamdb.info/calculator/

      Let's use this for average price per hour this time around.

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        June 16, 2016 8:30 AM

        $5.53 per hour

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          June 16, 2016 8:32 AM

          52 games not played, 31% not played

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            June 16, 2016 8:34 AM

            110, 52% hahaha... fuck me, I've got a lot of shovelware crap in my account

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              June 16, 2016 8:37 AM

              Yeah I don't like this stat a ton because it counts some mods, sdks, betas and other junk thrown in your account you may not have bought.

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                June 16, 2016 8:40 AM

                tons of games, I finished before the stats were even collected too

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        June 16, 2016 8:34 AM

        $10.37/hr

        Seems suspect. "$873 total cost with sales" and $10.37/hr seems to indicate it only thinks I've played 80 hours? Or total value is about $2800, which works out to 270 hours. That still seems way low. It may be skewed because a handful of RPG games I have like W3 are non-Steam?

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          June 16, 2016 12:20 PM

          Yeah, it reports the number of hours it thinks you have played, and I can't get any of the numbers to line up.

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        June 16, 2016 8:46 AM

        $3340 account value
        $9.13 per hour. This is actually pretty high when you consider I have so many hours in Dota, which I have probably only spent less than 60 bucks on tournament tickets on.
        187 games owned 62 games not played 33% games not played.

        Steam has hustled the crap out of me.

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          June 16, 2016 8:47 AM

          DOTA 2 finally overtook BC2 as my most played game on Steam this year.

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            June 16, 2016 8:51 AM

            I have a stupid number of hours played in dota, but a great deal of that is just idling in the client. I still probably have well over 1000 hours of actual play time.

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              June 16, 2016 8:53 AM

              I have 1300 hours listed, I would bet I am at around 1k actual playtime too. It makes my 500 MMR really depressing.

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                June 16, 2016 8:54 AM

                I'm 100% positive it's a negative feed back look for you. MMR is all win / loss based and doesn't work on skill. You could reseed and be placed much higher which would allow you move up.

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                  June 16, 2016 8:58 AM

                  My last two ranked matches the carries threw rapiers while I played support. I agree, there is nothing I can do about that.

                  I mean I was sorta proud that we still had a chance to win this one with a 3-22 Pudge and me forced to play support as a Luna.

                  Trench DOTA is weird DOTA.

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        June 16, 2016 8:56 AM

        $11.89 per hour. $7317 "account value".

        236 (47%) unplayed.

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        June 16, 2016 8:59 AM

        $5302
        Current account value
        $1228
        Total cost with sales

        $14.53
        Average price
        $11.67
        Average price per hour
        400
        Games owned
        1,828h
        Hours on record
        21.8h
        Average playtime
        316
        Games not played
        79%

        Man, I really havent played over 3/4 of the games I have? wow. To be fair though I have a LOT of games from crap bundles a friend trolled me with when we did the steam roulette. Still though.

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        June 16, 2016 9:22 AM

        $9.56 per hour. $4949 "account value". 114 (33%) unplayed.
        To my credit though, of those unplayed I likely played the majority already on another client or system and either got them free or wanted them for PC as well.

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        June 16, 2016 9:25 AM

        C$1608 - Current account value
        C$414 - Total cost with sales
        C$20.10 - Average price
        C$12.39 - Average price per hour
        86 Games owned
        887.8h Hours on record
        25.4h Average playtime
        51 Games not played
        59% Games not played

        So what does "Average price per hour" mean? Looks like it's "average price" divided by "average playtime", which seems like it would disproportionately weight games you only play for a small amount of time and/or paid a lot of money for, and discounts games you've played a ton and/or got for cheap.

        Seems like a better measure would be total sale cost divided by total playtime, that would give you an idea of the value your Steam library has provided you. I've played 888 hours and spent $414 so that means I've spent $0.47/hour. Even if you use the account value excluding sales (almost all my games have been bought on sale) you get $1.81/hr.

        Also this doesn't count my Witcher time since I don't have the Steam version. I paid $30CAD for it plus another $20 for the expansion pass, currently have ~480hrs in game for a cost of $0.10/hr!

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        June 16, 2016 9:35 AM

        $8.18. Thank you Dota and CS

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        June 16, 2016 9:47 AM

        $8.57/h. Thank you 202 hours of TF2.

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        June 16, 2016 9:55 AM

        $10.97 average price per hour.

        Account value $29 959 CAD.

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          June 16, 2016 10:09 AM

          Saving your hours to smack everyone around once their measly numbers are in?

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        June 16, 2016 9:59 AM

        $8.70 Average price per hour
        5,953h Hours on record
        24.9h Average playtime
        54% Games not played

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        June 16, 2016 10:29 AM

        Everything about this list seems completely wrong. According to this, I've never played Half Life 2, Portal, etc, and lots of free games/demos that are in my account are listed with prices ($29.99 for Descent Underground? That was just a free beta.)

        That said, I'm pretty sure I have the lowest account value on the Shack at $555 ($150 with sales, whatever that means.)

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          June 16, 2016 10:40 AM

          Steam used to be really bad at registering play time, time spent playing before, I want to say, 2010 was quite rocky.

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        June 16, 2016 10:38 AM

        £5.34 per hour

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        June 16, 2016 10:42 AM

        $7631
        Current account value

        $2253
        Total cost with sales

        43
        Steam level

        $14.11
        Average price

        $10.67
        Average price per hour

        627
        Games owned

        5,453h
        Hours on record

        24.8h
        Average playtime

        407
        Games not played

        65%
        Games not played

        my shame
        100%

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        June 16, 2016 10:59 AM

        $6.70/hour.

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        June 16, 2016 11:13 AM

        $8.53 for me

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        June 16, 2016 11:58 AM

        $8.99
        Average price per hour

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        June 16, 2016 12:09 PM

        Between hundreds of missing hours, steam sales, and a good number of freebies, I'm pretty sure mine is somewhere around $3/hr in actuality.

        At full price and only recorded hours it's $10.53.

        As for played to satisfaction, I'm probably down to only 60% but for a while I had nearly 80%, but that's counting pre-Steam play time. Many I repurchased just so that I never have to deal with the CDs, patches, or ancient archives of discs. Can't say that I play the older games a large amount but it's comforting to know I can easily play them should the mood strike, and I sure didn't pay much for them.

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        June 16, 2016 2:11 PM

        $4320
        Current account value
        $1261
        Total cost with sales
        24
        Steam level
        $15.37
        Average price
        $7.22
        Average price per hour
        346
        Games owned
        3,631h
        Hours on record
        15.4h
        Average playtime
        111
        Games not played
        32%
        Games not played

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        June 16, 2016 2:23 PM

        https://steamdb.info/calculator/76561197963554593/?cc=us

        $6.83/hr


        But I'm pretty confident that the total cost with sales is actually an excessive estimation.

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        June 16, 2016 2:25 PM



        https://steamdb.info/calculator/76561197967012608/?cc=us

        $18865
        Current account value
        $5432
        Total cost with sales
        33
        Steam level
        $13.62
        Average price
        $12.31
        Average price per hour
        1,671
        Games owned
        3,292h
        Hours on record
        9.1h
        Average playtime
        1,309
        Games not played
        78%
        Games not played

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        June 16, 2016 2:43 PM

        $10.82 per hour.

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        June 16, 2016 2:50 PM

        $10.37

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        June 16, 2016 3:06 PM

        $7.34 per hour. But a good number of those hours is probably in Tribes Ascend, which is a free game. lol.

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        June 16, 2016 3:29 PM

        This profile is private, unable to retrieve owned games.


        das it

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        June 16, 2016 3:35 PM

        $7.83 but I think they didn't always track hours played. My numbers don't seem right.

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      June 16, 2016 8:34 AM

      Last year's shame

      http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=33589395

      I proudly shaved around a day and a half off my backlog over the course of a year.

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      June 16, 2016 9:18 AM

      TLDR: June 23

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      June 16, 2016 9:44 AM

      Excellent

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      June 16, 2016 9:46 AM

      There are actually a half dozen or so major games along with a few indies from last year that I never bought. I will probably never play them, unless we count it as playing the steam shame game, but heck, that's what steam sales are for. May as well stock up on games. Free money for valve and developers.

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      June 16, 2016 12:34 PM

      I think we should start having articles about gog sales as well. It feels strange when people go bonkers during a steam sale when gog has a sale and there's nary a peep

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        June 16, 2016 12:39 PM

        Nice try GOG Ceo

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        June 16, 2016 12:41 PM

        They have been having great deals too

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        June 16, 2016 12:53 PM

        They do (or used to do) a weekly roundup of PC games on sale through various services on weekends.

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          June 16, 2016 3:15 PM

          Alice did that, been gone since she left

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            June 16, 2016 3:19 PM

            Is it known where she went and is she doing ok? I'm assuming she left for an offer she couldn't refuse

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              June 16, 2016 3:24 PM

              She is working for rock paper shotgun now.

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        June 16, 2016 3:16 PM

        I grabbed some Sierra adventure game bundles yesterday and don't regret a thing. The GOG sale has been pretty dang good.

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          June 16, 2016 3:37 PM

          I bought all the classic D&D games like Eye of the Beholder and Pool of Radiance. Really looking forward to getting back into those. Also got some indie rpgs that I heard good things about, Age of Decadence and Serpent in the Staglands

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            June 16, 2016 3:41 PM

            The old Gold Box games are very attractive and I have a strong desire to pick them up but I still haven't replayed the Balder's Gate EE yet :(

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      June 16, 2016 4:59 PM

      3749 continuous hours
      156 days,5 hours,24 minutes

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      June 21, 2016 8:16 PM

      Are you ready for a miracle? ♬READY AS I CAN BE!