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Save on PC Games in Humble’s DRM-Freedom Sale

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The Steam Summer Sale is winding down (ends July 5) but yet another PC games-focused sale has started up. Humble is offering hundreds of indie PC games up to 80% off in what they’re calling the DRM-Freedom Sale. The sale ends next Monday, July 10.

DRM-free means that you’re purchasing an actual game executable and not a license to use a game within a digital store, such as Steam. With Humble you actually get two versions with most purchases: a Steam key and a DRM-free version. This essentially gives you a backup if you use Steam, or you could ignore Steam altogether.

Humble is known for their partnership with charities, and the DRM-Freedom sale is no different. Five percent of purchases will go to Save the Children, a charity that helps children in need.

Most of the sale prices are comparable to Steam’s, with some better and some worse. Make sure to read the game’s description to see if you’re getting both the Steam key and DRM-free version, or if you have to choose.

There are a lot of fantastic indie games from the last few years on deep discounts. Here are some highlighted deals of the DRM-Freedom Sale:

  • The Witness $15.99 (60% off) – cheaper than Steam Sale ($19.99), but have to choose between Steam key or DRM-free
  • Prison Architect $7.49 (75% off)
  • Banished $6.99 (65% off)
  • Outlast 2 $20.99 (30% off)
  • FTL: Faster Than Light $2.49 (75% off)
  • Rogue Legacy $2.99 (80% off)’
  • Xenonauts $4.99 (80% off)
  • Antichamber $4.99 (75% off)
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut $2.99 (80%)
  • Broken Age $3.99 (80% off)
  • To The Moon $1.99 (90% off)

Note that Humble Monthly subscribers receive another 10% off all discounts. For the rest of the week you can subscribe for $12 and receive Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for free (deal ends July 7). Humble Monthly subscribers receive curated game bundle deals every month.

The Humble DRM-Freedom Sale ends July 10.

 

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The 2017 Steam Summer Sale Is Here

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It’s the most wonderful day of the mid-year: the start of the annual Summer Sale on Steam.

As with the last few years, Steam has eliminated the timed flash deals in favor of static deals lasting over the next two weeks. Sale prices also aren’t quite what they used to be, averaging closer to 50-60% rather than 75% and above. Still, a deal’s a deal, and you won’t find a bigger collection of discounted PC games anywhere else.

Here are some particularly juicy deals:

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition $3.99 (80% off)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided $14.99 (75% off)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division $19.99 (60% off)
  • Dishonored 2 $19.99 (50% off)
  • Fallout 4 $14.99 (50% off)
  • Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition $15.99 (60% off)
  • Darkest Dungeon $9.99 (60% off)
  • Galactic Civilizations III + Crusades Expansion $19.99 (60% off)
  • Steamworld Heist $5.09 (66% off)
  • This War of Mine $3.99 (80% off)
  • Transistor $2.99 (85% off)

You can also find entire franchises on sale. Most Final Fantasy titles are 50% off, including Final Fantasy XIII, and X/X-2 HD Remaster. You can also find all the Call of Duty games for 50% off, such as Black Ops III and Infinite Warfare. Don’t forget to look up games on Steam Database to see if the sale price is actually a good deal.

Each major Steam Sale (Summer and Winter) features a little mini-game or social game. This year’s Steam Summer Sale is introducing a Sticker Book.

Stickers are similar to Steam’s digital trading cards. You get them from sticker packs earned by completing quests. You can earn one sticker pack a day by viewing your Discovery Queue. In addition each day will feature Daily Quests to complete. As long as the Steam Summer Sale is still ongoing, you can always complete a Daily Quest.

The Daily Quests for June 22 are to view your Activity page, and to review your Store Preferences to tailor which games you see first.

The Steam Summer Sale ends July 5.