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Published on July 11th, 2012 | by Dan


Prepare Your Wallets: Steam Summer Sales Only a Day Away?


There are a few times a year when millions of bank accounts suddenly cry out in collective terror and are swiftly silenced. This is one of those times.

Valve has been decidedly silent on the summer sales this year. Steam’s annual sales throughout the year usually settle in like clockwork, leading us to forage for change in the couch cushions or turn some tricks to get a little extra skrill for Steam. Never fear though, because when there is unrest over something, Reddit is here with unfounded rumors and conjecture!

There are rumored to be 11 days of indie bundles, as follows:

Day 1: Anomaly Warzone Earth, The Baconing, Cave Story+, EDGE, Lone Survivor
Day 2: Botanicula, E.Y.E, Oil Rush, Splice, Universe Sandbox
Day 3: Bit Trip Beat, Braid, Bunch of Heroes, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Runespell Overture,
Day 4: A Valley Without Wind, Atom Zombie Smasher, Blocks that Matter, Sanctum, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Day 5: Audio Surf, Gemini Rue, Greed Corp, Tiny Bang Story, Ys: The Oath in Felghana
Day 6: Awesome, Defcon, Space Chem, Ticket to Ride, Trauma
Day 7: Avadon, Dungeons of Dredmor, Qube, Vessel, Zombie Driver
Day 8: Demolition Inc, Hoard, Sol Exodus, Swords and Soldiers HD, Wings of Prey
Day 9: Capsized, Jamestown, Revenge of the Titans, VVVVVV, Zeno Clash
Day 10: All Zombies Must Die, Beat Hazard, Bit trip Runner, Eufloria, Machinarium
Day 11: Hydrophobia, Orion: Dino Beatdown, Star Ruler, Waveform, World of Goo

Additionally, the post teases at a number of exciting developer bundles:

  • 1C Collection Pack
  • Adam’s Venture Complete Bundle Retail
  • Anno 2070 Pack
  • Batman Arkham Asylum, Batman Arkham City and Batman Gotham City Imposters Bundle
  • Bethesda Collection (BRINK, Fallout New Vegas, Skyrim, Hunted)
  • Bioshock Franchise Pack
  • BIT.TRIP.BEAT Bundle
  • Carpe Fulger Bundle (Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale, Chantelise, Fortune Summoners)
  • Civilization Collection
  • Command and Conquer Franchise
  • Dawn of War Franchise Pack
  • Dead Island Complete
  • Duke Nukem Bundle
  • Foreign Legion Bundle
  • Kalypso Collection (Tropico, Jagged Alliance, Airline Tycoon, etc)
  • Majesty Franchise
  • Paradox Collection (Magicka + dlcs, Mount and Blade, etc)
  • Pendulo Adventure Pack
  • Railworks 3 – Summer Sale Collection
  • Red Orchestra Franchise Pack (ROW)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle
  • Saints Row: The Third Franchise Pack
  • Sniper Elite Franchise Pack
  • Square Hit Collection (Hitman, Tomb Raider, Just Cause 2, Deus Ex, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Quantum Conundrum, Thief)
  • Stardock Collection Pack
  • Strategy First Complete Pack
  • Sword of the Stars Franchise
  • THQ Collection (Dawn of War, Warhammer, Stalker, Nexuiz, Darksiders, Metro 2033, etc)
  • Total War: Shogun 2 Pack
  • Victoria Franchise
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Pack
  • Wings of Prey

So the only question is, how much longer must we wait to empty our bank accounts for you, Steam? Well, we think the sales are likely to begin Thursday (tomorrow) or Friday of this week. Killing Floor has a sweet new summer event and DLC going on right now that lasts until July 23, and they tend to end events like this on the same day as the Steam sales finish. So if the rumor is accurate and there are in fact 11 straight days of Steam sales, then our arithmetic skills point to a start date on July 12 or 13! Kennedy assassination theorists would be proud of our dot-connecting.

So brace yourselves, the Steam summer sales are (maybe? hopefully?) finally upon us! If the rumors are true, which bundle are you most excited about?

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I put the OO in Swagoo. One of the founders of KBMOD. I stream on Twitch as well as writing and editing for the website.

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  • Vini3r

    Bethesda Collection (BRINK, Fallout New Vegas, Skyrim, Hunted)

    Brink? I’m sold.

    • Hadders

      I don’t know how you waited so long, it was a must buy from release!

  • Desng7

    batman bundle is ridiculous

  • RobbieCoIe

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuck. i hope doesn’t start then or atleast lasts longer, its the only week of the summer when i wont have any access to the internet

    • TaS

      Does your phone have 3g/4g? You could use that for the Steam app

      • RobbieCoIe

        unfortunately not. really need to upgrade my phone still got a Nokia brick

        • TaS

          Best thing to do is murder people with that shit. Luckily it’s still not considered a lethal weapon in the US

  • Nerdbot

    The Paradox collection. Never played Magicka but heard great things. All the DLC too should keep me occupied.

  • TheMrK

    Where’s the MW3 GOTY Bundle?

  • SRVisG0D

    I’m just sitting here waiting for my wallet to be raped. Picking up dad Batman bundle.

    • SRVisG0D


  • Splozy

    No QuakeLive? No interest.

  • HydroSlapper

    Really, all i see is some dungeon defenders stuff! My wallet was prepared for rape…

    • Dan

      Given that it doesn’t start for another 3.5 hours, that’s normal.

  • Xb3

    Only a few more short hours, my body is ready.

  • Oh no. That’s too much stuff on sale.

  • Desng7

    i put 20 dollars on (im only 15 no credit card) How fast wwill the 20 get raped?

    • SRVisG0D

      I set a limit at $50… I have 30 left after one day.

  • Suicidal__Noodle

    I can’t wait, I’m going to buy so many games i know i’ll never play and some i will, this will be awesome!

  • Desng7

    20 minutes hopefully

  • Desng7

    holy balls its crashing from so many people

  • lukepetro99

    Sweet bros….. Its LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I still haven’t finished the Humble Bundle ‘-.-

  • Only been out a couple of hours and already it’s cost me everything.

    I can’t take another nine days of this.

  • Desng7

    ughh i hate not having a credit card but alot of money

    • lukepetro99

      Ik Life sucks lol


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