The Steam Summer Sale Is Here; Steam Currently Getting Crushed


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If you're a gamer, or, if you don't like titles, someone who enjoys playing video games, today is something like Christmas. At least it should be. The reason for the "Christmas in July" feeling is, quite simply, because it has begun. That's right, the Steam Summer Sale is upon us and if you haven't had a chance to bask in the glow of the cheap digital distribution of some amazing games, you're only cheating yourself. An enlargeable screenshot or two should be enough to motivate you to log onto to your Steam account:

Steam Summer Sale

Steam Summer Sale

To celebrate this most glorious of days, Dan Bull even wrote a song about it. Well, kind of:

It should be noted, however, thanks in large part to Reddit's adoration with all things Steam, the popularity of the Steam Summer Sale is pretty high, and because of that, the actual service is getting hammered at the moment as gamers from all over log on in an effort to get their cheap games. In fact, while trying to procure Bioshock Infinite, I was greeted with the following screen every time I tried to add it to my cart:

Steam 503 Page

Of course, when you see the list of available games on the sale's first day, it easy to understand the reaction:

Antichamber for $6.79 (regularly $19.99)
BioShock Infinite for $29.99 (regularly $59.99)
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger for $10.04 (regularly $14.99)
Defiance for $13.59 (regularly $39.99)
Don't Starve for $8.99 (regularly $14.99)
Endless Space Emperor Edition for $10.19 (regularly $29.99)
Left 4 Dead 2 for $4.99 (regularly $19.99)
Scribblenauts Unlimited for $4.99 (regularly, $19.99)
Toki Tori 2+ for $9.89 (regularly $14.99)

There's also a flash sale going on, which changes the available games every eight hours:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for $5.09 (regularly $14.99)
Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition for $8.99 (regularly $29.99)
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim for $35.99 (regularly $59.99)
GRID 2 for $29.99 (regularly $49.99)

With that in mind, go forth and buy video games!!!