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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.

 

Starpoint Gemini 2 Is Free on Steam for the Next 24 Hours

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Sometimes a new sequel comes with a discount for the rest of the series, but usually that discount isn’t 100%. Iceberg Interactive is celebrating the launch of Starpoint Gemini Warlords by offering Starpoint Gemini 2 completely free on Steam.

The free period is fleeting however. You will need to click on the Install Game or Play Game button on the Starpoint Gemini 2 Steam Store page before Wednesday, May 24 at 10 am Pacific/1pm Eastern to permanently add the game to your library. Pretty sweet deal for a game that costs $34.99.

The Origins DLC is also free, though you’ll need to go to its store page and add it separately after adding SG2.

Created by indie developer Little Green Men Games, space-sim and RPG Starpoint Gemini 2 released in 2014, where it went on to sell 300,00 copies. It received mixed to favorable reviews, sitting at a 70 score on Metacritic. Users reviews are much higher and the series enjoys an active fan base.

Like SG2, Starpoint Gemini Warlords enjoyed a successful stint on Steam Early Access. The release version is out today, May 23. Starpoint Gemini Warlords represents a community-driven sequel to SG2, including adding 4X strategy game elements.

Here is the official description:

Command your starship, send your war fleets into enemy territory, level up, gain skills, engage in branching dialogues, lead your heroic companions into battle, build up your stronghold, trade, mine, salvage and remind your enemies of why they fear you. Strategy from the front lines!

Both games feature full mod support and Steam Workshop integration. Starpoint Gemini Warlords is launching with a standard edition at $34.99 and a Digital Deluxe Edition for $39.99.

 

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All the Star Wars Sales for May the Fourth

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May the Fourth is affectionately known as Star Wars Day. It’s a celebration of the popular franchise, but also a chance for many gaming publishers and distributors to host thematic sales. If you’re missing any Star Wars games in your collection, now’s the chance to grab them. Here’s a list of all the big Star Wars sales.

PlayStation 4 has over 50 Star Wars games and DLC up to 75% off. Highlights includes Star Wars The Force Unleashed II for $4.99, Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition for $25.99, and a Star Wars Mega Bundle which includes a mix of Star Wars titles for PSP and PS Vita for $13.99. The PlayStation May the 4th sale ends on May 9.

Steam’s May The 4th Be With You sale is usually the most comprehensive Star Wars sale, and this year is no different. With a library of Star Wars games that stretches back to the early 90s, you can snatch up classics like TIE Fighter and Rebel Assault for $3.99 each. If you’ve been lax on your Star Wars games, check out the Star Wars Complete Collection bundle – 24 games for $60.68. The sale ends May 8.

If you prefer your PC games with no strings attached, check out GoG’s Star Wars sale. Each title is 75% off, and it includes mostly older games such as Star Wars Rebellion, Empire at War, and Knights of the Old Republic. The GoG sale ends May 11.

Xbox has the weakest Star Wars sale, and is overshadowed by a bigger Capcom sale running concurrently. You can get Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition for $20.00 and the deal doesn’t require an Xbox Live Gold membership. The weekly Xbox sale ends May 8.