For those who do not know Steam is an online distribution platform for games on the PC. Which is ran by Valve who brought you games such as Half Life and Portal. Normally at some time during Summer and Christmas. Valve will hold a massive sale on games with games normally getting between 50-75% off. I thought I write a guide here to tell you about this years summers sale.
When is it held
The sale is held between the 12th of July and the 22nd of July at 6PM GMT
Hold off on buying games until it becomes a Daily deal, Flash deal, Community Vote or the last day
I shall explain this. At times throughout the sale certain games will gain a bigger discount than normal.
For example Skyrim is currently at time of writing has a 33% discount. But at any point during the sale they will most likely discount it further. Though by the 22nd if it has not been discounted chances are it will not be discounted at all and you should by it then.
The Daily Deal
This is the simplest one to explain. What happens here is at 6pm GMT each day the games have have got a further discount are rotated out and replaced with a brand new set of games. The twist this year is that there is an indie pack which is included in the daily deals which is a bunch of indie games you can get on the cheap.
These are games that are sort of like the Daily Deal but they do not last as long. From what it seems lasts between 6-8 hours. So keep checking the website to see if a game you want gets a bigger discount.
Every 8 hours 3 games are put up to the vote to see what game people would like a biggest discount on. The one with the most votes gets this discount and then another 3 are put up to a vote.
These are a bunch of games from a certain publisher which are given a big discount during the sale. For example the Sega pack which includes 71 games normally costs £307.28. But during the sale this now only costs £34.99 which is a massive 89% discount.
These packs never normally get discounted further so it is normally quite sale to buy them as you will but you might want to wait until the last day just in case.
And that is the Steam Summer Sale in a Nutshell. If there is any additional questions I will try to answer them as best as I can. So enjoy the sale.