Three things in life are guaranteed—death, taxes, and Steam sales. While we are not real keen on the first two, we love a good Steam sale, even though our games library is already overflowing with titles we picked up at a discount and may never get around to playing (or at least finishing). Such is the struggle and it will be compounded this weekend when Steam kicks off its summer games sale.
Whether or not Valve wanted everyone to know ahead of time is not known. Either way, it was PayPal's UK Twitter account that spilled the beans in a tweet announcing the imminent sale. According to the Twitter post, discounted games will flood Steam's game store starting tomorrow, June 22, at precisely 6:00 PM British Summer Time (BST). That works out to 1:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) and 10:00 AM Pacific Time (PT).
You can go ahead and mark your calendars. Not only is PayPal reporting the sale day and time as being official, but the folks at PCGamer claim to have confirmed the date with a representative from Valve. Unless Valve is faking everyone out for some odd reason, you can count on being tempted with deep discounts starting tomorrow and running through who-knows-when.
If you're new to PC gaming, first and foremost welcome to the fold. Also, congratulations on seeing the light and kicking that dirty little console to the curb where it belongs (we kid...maybe?). Now that you're one of us, here's a heads up that Steam will continually pry funds from your wallet or purse through frequent sales, several of which are annual traditions. For example, during Steam's winter sale that ran through January 2 of this year, Steam offered hefty discounts on several titles, including:
- Just Cause 3—75 percent off ($14.99)
- Insurgency—80 percent off ($1.99)
- Doom (2016)—67 percent off ($19.79)
- Project Cars III—67 percent off ($9.89)
In any event, happy hunting. If you find a great deal, be sure to let us know in the comments section below!