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Steam Summer Sale Sadness Pt. II

Last year, Ewok told us his tale of how the Steam Summer Sale left him with a ton of games to play through, but a small budget for the rest of the year. In contrast, I’m here to tell you my tale of this year’s Summer Sale.

It’s safe to say that I was really excited for this year’s sale. There’s a few games that I had my eye on and was really hoping that they’d be reduced to a reasonable price. In the past few years, my Steam library has grown and engorged itself to a healthy 250+ games. The vast majority of this was obtained during the Steam sales, grabbing hugely discounted titles and unmissable bargains. So there I am at 18:00 GMT on 11th July, smashing my F5 button trying to see what fantastical sales Valve will be offering me his year.

I managed to get in past the server overload and scrolled through the discounted delights. But as I scrolled and scanned, my gleeful smile slowly began to turn into a disappointed deadpan. Sure, there were a few good deals there, but either I already owned the game or it wasn’t that good of a deal that I was willing to part with my ‘well earned’ cash. I spent another five minutes scrolling back and forth through that day's deals, seeing if there was anything I wanted to buy but to no avail. I checked back at 08:00 and 10:00 the next morning for the flash and community choice sales but still, nothing.

18:00 rolls around again and there I am, hitting the F5 button again, trying to see what I can get my grubby little digital fingers on. I manage to get on a little faster today and scroll eagerly through the deals again. Finally, something catches my eye: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 for £3.74 - 85% off, bargain. I go to add it to my cart but then a little voice in my head pipes up.

“Are you really going to play this?”
“What? Of course I’ll play it, it’s £3.74!”

“Yes, but, come on, really?”

This inner dialogue went on for awhile with my cursor floating on and off the ‘Purchase for myself’ button but in the end, I decided against it.

This pretty much followed suit for the rest of the Steam Sales. There were a few cheap games but as soon as I went to buy them, my conscience seemed to have something to say about it. The thing is, I really did want to buy some games this year. I wanted to give Valve a blank cheque and let the madness ensue but alas, it was not the case.

The dilemma I am faced with now however, is whether my mental age is growing up and becoming more adult or I just own all the games I want at the moment. For the sake of my hungry Steam account, I hope it’s the latter. Anyway, there’s always the Christmas sales to look forward to.

Kaostic | 23rd July, 2013
Betty_Swallocks's picture
Same experience here. There were a few games I'd have gone for if they'd been cheap enough but in the end all I went for was Dirt 3.

The rest I either already owned or didn't want enough to pay as much as they wanted for them.
Kaostic's picture
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Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
Same experience here. There were a few games I'd have gone for if they'd been cheap enough but in the end all I went for was Dirt 3.

The rest I either already owned or didn't want enough to pay as much as they wanted for them.
I'm hoping that we have some better deals in the winter. Not to say there weren't good deals this time, but come on.. Dead Island: Riptide for £17? No thanks.
Listy's picture
sale was kinda sh*t really

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