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Old 06-23-2016, 10:50 AM   #1
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The Steam Summer Picnic Sale Has Begun! #Steam


Drop your err... mouse and grab your Visa card; the Steam Summer Picnic Sale has begun.

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The Steam Summer Sale has started! For the next 11 days*, take advantage of discounts on thousands of products, including games, videos, and software, as well as the exclusive Summer Picnic Sale trading cards.
Click on the headline to check out an image of today's deals.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:50 AM   #2
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:20 AM   #3
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I don't recall steam ever being this slow ....wow :O
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:24 AM   #4
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So what's the format this year? Back to daily? I remember Christmas sale, they dropped the times deals format.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:31 AM   #5
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I gave up due to speed. Click..... then nothing. (U.K.)
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:04 PM   #6
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Both the Doom remake and XCom2 are 40% off. First steam sale in a long time where I'm actually buying a couple games.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:53 PM   #7
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So far pretty lame. I am hoping I missed some stuff. Otherwise everything I am interested in still has the same minimal sale percentage as all the other sites. No big drop.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:43 PM   #8
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So far pretty lame. I am hoping I missed some stuff. Otherwise everything I am interested in still has the same minimal sale percentage as all the other sites. No big drop.
I don't think they do timed sales anymore. Almost sure going forward it is all "what you see is what you get".
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:02 PM   #9
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No timed sales this time, just like Xmas. Everything on sale today will be the same every day. The deals are not even the best they have done in the past either.

Unfortunately, unless they bring back the daily deals, the Steam sale as an event is over...
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:48 PM   #10
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No timed sales this time, just like Xmas. Everything on sale today will be the same every day. The deals are not even the best they have done in the past either.

Unfortunately, unless they bring back the daily deals, the Steam sale as an event is over...
I love comments like this... oh no, half a dozen items aren't insanely low priced so fuck this place. Nevermind that thousands upon thousands of other games are on sale most of which are their lowest prices ever.

yup, screw this crap.
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:51 PM   #11
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useful sites:

https://steamdb.info/sales/
http://www.enhancedsteam.com/
http://isthereanydeal.com
https://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/

and don't forget to check other sites like GoG, GmG, and Humble Store as they will often have good deals as well. And add you wishlist to isthereanydeal and get notified of deals on things you're actually interested in.
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:25 PM   #12
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I love comments like this... oh no, half a dozen items aren't insanely low priced so fuck this place. Nevermind that thousands upon thousands of other games are on sale most of which are their lowest prices ever.

yup, screw this crap.
Honest question here: Does it take effort for you to be a complete ass-hat to people in every thread you post in, or does it just come naturally to you? You actually want people to hate you, don't you?

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Old 06-23-2016, 06:47 PM   #13
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I find the Steam sales much less engaging and exciting for a number of reasons:

* I already have a pretty substantial library, with little left on my wish list, so there's just not that much I really want to buy.
* Other digital services, with Steam activation, frequently have better prices. Using a price comparison service or browser add-on will prove this to you when you see the number of non-Steam vendors with the historically low price for titles. That used to always be Steam. No longer.
* The absence of any daily specials means I don't bother to check the sale more than once or twice during the whole thing. It's no longer on my 'radar' so-to-speak.

Supposedly they're doing as well or better, according to them. I just don't see how that's possible, but I suppose if the service has grown enough to compensate for what I think must be a lower percentage of people actually buying on a daily basis, then their sales would go up.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:32 PM   #14
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Did u guys see Doom???? that is a great discount for this early of a release!
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Honest question here: Does it take effort for you to be a complete ass-hat to people in every thread you post in, or does it just come naturally to you? You actually want people to hate you, don't you?

Sad.
Honestly I feel like one of the more civil and easy going people on here. I don't give two shits what people think of me, none of you are real, I disconnect and you disappear. With that in mind I also speak the truth as I see it.

Nothing in that previous post was me being an ass hat or trying to piss anyone off. I called you out on an unreasonable opinion as I saw it. That because there's no daily deal with a couple insane deals that the thousands of other deals are completely worthless and this whole steam sale thing is dead.

You said it. It was dumb. I called you on it. Truth hurts and I really don't care. Has nothing to do with being an ass hat
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:40 PM   #16
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I got the R6: Siege season pass to keep a friend happy when we play.

A couple Payday 2 DLC's to keep a friend happy when we play.

I'll get Dying Light when I get paid next week.

I might get DOOM. Not sure there's much point with a shitty 770.

The sales are pretty decent, most stuff that isn't at full price is maybe 5% higher than they were on flash sales. I'll take that to not have to get up at 3am to check or missing out because I haven't been paid.
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:48 PM   #17
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ugh, not all that. thats been the case for about a year though.

GET US ADDICTED, THEN JACK UP THE PRICE.

Im on to you steam, and im not paying more than 20$ for any game ill never own and i prefer to pay under $10
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I got Aarklash, Dex, and Not a Hero

That's a great deal on doom, but after playing the demo I'm not really sure why it's so popular. I mean it's a good game but it's not the amazing thing it's been made out to be... I'll pass, as I have on every denuvo game.
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Aarklash - Its fun for a while but the story and the voice acting is just terrible
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:29 PM   #20
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Most of the games I want are relatively new and i'm waiting for the significant price drops... Backlog is big enough not to make me splurge on several games thankfully

Fallout 4 is just crying out to be replayed!
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