Steam Summer Sale 2013 is Live

Gamers rejoice, another mega Steam sale is here. The Steam summer sale kicked off a few minutes ago, and has already knocked down the store, which is unavailable through both the client and the browser. Steam’s mega weeklong sales have become famous for offering incredible deals that gamers around the world eagerly wait for. While Amazon and other third parties like GMG have also started offering offering stunning deals, Steam sales still are a mega event.

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To get things started, Steam is offering a flat 50% discount on the universally acclaimed Bioshock Infinite. Endless Space, Left 4 Dead 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and Scribblenauts Unlimited are available for less than half their original price. Other games that are available at half price are Witcher 2, The Walking Dead, and FTL. The recently released Grid 2 is also available at a 40% discounted price.

Head over to store.steampowered.com to check out all the deals, and don’t forget to check back everyday for fresh deals. It is also worth remembering that waiting until the last day for a game to become a featured deal can often help you in getting a better deal.

PSA: Steam Summer Sale is On

Few days ago, I had posted about the Steam Summer Sale being imminent. Well, you no longer have to wait, for the sale is live on Steam Store now.

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The sale will run from today, July 12, 2012 through July 22, 2012. As previously mentioned, the Indie Bundle 1 is up for sale, indicating that all predicted game bundles will be up for sale as well. In a new addition, you also get to vote which game should be the next featured deal.

Steam Store’s currently under heavy load and was quite unresponsive while I tried to load, it should stabilize in couple of hours’ time.

Today’s deals include:

  • Terraria (75% off, $2.49 instead of $9.99)
  • Total War: Shogun 2(75% off, $7.49 instead of $29.99)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (50% off, $29.99 instead of $59.99)
  • Legend of GrimRock(60% off, $5.99 instead of $14.99)
  • Indie Bundle 1(75% off, $9.99 instead of $39.99)
  • Might & Magic: Heroes VI(50% off, $24.99 instead of $49.99)
  • Ridge Racer Unbounded(50% off, $24.99 instead of $49.99)
  • Portal 2(75% off, $4.99 instead of $19.99)
  • Crusader Kings(75% off, $9.99 instead of $39.99)

Now that you’ve read what’s on sale, you might want to head over to the site and grab some sweet deals. And do leave a comment mentioning what you’ve purchased.

Steam Summer Sale Looks Imminent; List of Games on Sale Revealed

By this time, most gamers would be waiting with baited breath — for it’s time for Valve to unleash their annual Steam Summer Sale. Traditionally round about this time we expect Valve to announce their annual Steam Summer Sale. This year, however, it’s been a little bit quiet — 10 days into July and still no whisper of the sale.

Till now, that is. An enterprising Redditor(via Eurogamer) took it upon himself to keep monitoring Open Steam Works’ database and discovered that the list of bundles have been uploaded.

Here’s the list of bundles which are likely to be present for the sale

Indie bundles

  • 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

Other bundles and packs:

  • 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
  • BIT.TRIP.RUNNER 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

Now here’s hoping that the sale goes live soon, while I still have some cash in my wallet.

Thanks to @1starArchie for bring this to my notice!

 

Pay What You Want for 12 Great Games in Indie Gala V

This is turning out to be a positively great week for Indie game fans. Just a few days ago, the cross-platform “Because we May” promo went live. Now, we have another stunning indie-games deal in the form of “The Indie Gala V”.

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Indie Gala follows the pay-what-you-want model that has been popularized by the massively successful Humble Indie Bundle. The fifth edition of Indie Gala V contains as many as twelve new indie-games. However, how many you actually end up getting will depend upon your tip. Minimum payment of $1 grants you access to four games, but you will need to pay $5.99 or more to get access to all the twelve games in the bundle. Not only that, folks who beat the average will get access to indie music (presumably game soundtracks) and additional goodies that will be revealed in the second week. If you stick with the default split, a part of your tip will also go to charity. This edition of Indie Gala is supporting AbleGamers (charity for children and adults with disabilities) and the Italian Red Cross. It’s worth noting that the retail price of the games on offer adds up to $150, while the current average tip amount in Indie Gala is only $5.27.

Deep Discounts on Dozens of Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android Games

If you are a gamer, last week was probably pretty torturous for you. The eagerly anticipated Diablo III hit the shelves about a decade after its predecessor, but most gamers couldn’t play the game due to crappy DRM and sloppy Blizzard infrastructure. While Blizzard continues to firefight with infrastructure upgrades and hotfixes, Ron Carmel of World of Goo fame has strewn together a neat little package that should cheer you up.

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In an initiative called “Because We May”, several indie game developers have come together to offer their games at deep discounts (typically 50% or more). Unlike most other similar promotions, “Because We May” is as platform agnostic as you can get. It features games for Windows, Windows Phone, Mac, iOS, and Android. The promotion will last til June 1, and is meant to celebrate online stores that gives developers the freedom to determine pricing.

Games on offer include World of Goo, Osmos, Super Meat Boy, Beat Trip Runner, Penny Arcade, Dungeon Defenders, Zen Bound 2, Fieldrunners, Riptide, and dozens of other stellar indie titles. Head over to becausewemay.com to check out all the games on offer.

iPhone Games Sale: Gameloft Drops iPhone/iPad Game Prices to 99 Cents

Every once in a while some of the big gaming studios decide to drop the prices of their games to something which is really affordable. Earlier this year EA had dropped prices of their games to $.99 and it looks like Gameloft dropped their prices to 99 cents too today in a surprise sale.

Gameloft Games

Gameloft has dropped prices of popular games like Shrek Kart, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Asphalt 5, Let’s Golf, Prince of Persia, UNO, Assassin’s Creed and more to 99 cents flat. You will find games for the iPhone, and on sale. Some of these games are really good and well worth the 99 cents being charged. In total, Gameloft has dropped the price of over 30 games for the iPhone and iPad today.

I certainly hate these kind of sales because I end up buying at-least 10 games. Now only if I could also find the time to play them all. Interested? Check out the entire list of games whose price Gameloft has dropped at this Appshopper page.

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Buy Age Of Empires III for 10 Cents [Games Deals]

Age of Empires III is selling for only 10 cents, yes you heard it right, the price has dropped from $40 dollars to 10 cents for a limited time. This offer is only available for US users right now, so drop everything and buy this game right away.

Age of Empire III 10 Cents Sale

Interested? Go ahead and get your hands on it at http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US/dailydeal/day7/.

(h/t @manan)

Download Spikey’s Bounce Around Free For iPhone

Spikey’s Bounce Around is an incredibly entertaining and engaging game which not only lets you enjoy while you play, but also tests your brain in the process. If you have played the free version of this game, you might have been itching for more.

Spikey's Bounce Around iPhone

So if you have been a Spikey’s Bounce Around fan, here is some good news. The application is now available for free for a limited time.

For those who have not yet played the game, Spikey’s Bounce around is a puzzle based game, where a spikey has to a job of freeing the scared butterflies who are trapped inside glassed jars. Spikey’s mission is to cut through the hurdles and burst open the jars to free the butterflies.

So what are you waiting for, go ahead and save $1.99 on a fantastic game. Download the Spikey’s Bounce Around game for free from this iTunes link.

Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer Game Free For iPhone

Attention all Assassin’s Creed fans, Ubisoft has released Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer free of cost for and iPod Touch users, this deal is only valid for the next 48 hours.

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Assassin’s Creed II was a highly anticipated game and will allow users to compete against their friends online. Ubisoft has decided to give out the game for free for the next 48 hours only, so if you have been waiting for this game, head over to this iTunes link to download it right away.

If you wait up for more than 48 hours, you will have to pay $2.99 for the game. The game allows for real-time online action over Wi-Fi, where users have to hunt other players and kill them before they can do the same to you. Should definitely be fun for players who have enjoyed the desktop or console game.

Get Peggle Nights Free From PopCap

Peggle Nights has been a very popular game and at $19.95 it has to be, but now can get it for absolutely free courtesy PopCap. In a promotion for the PopCap Passport signup promotion, PopCap is offering users an opportunity to gift the Peggle Nights game for free to anyone with an email address, but with a catch, read ahead.

PopCap Compulsory Newsletter

Users who are looking to get the Peggle Nights game for free will have to signup for the PopCap Passport (signup page). However, once you sign up, you will have to subscribe to a compulsory newsletter from PopCap without which you cannot complete the signup.

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To get the Peggle Nights game for free, head over to the signup page and enter the details required to create a PopCap Passport account. Wait for the confirmation email and click on the link in it to confirm your account.

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Once you do that, head over to the Passport Offers page and scroll down till you see something like the previous screenshot in the right hand side and click on it. Enter and confirm the email address of the person you want to send the free copy of Peggle Nights to and click on the "Send it Free!" button. You can enter your own email address too.

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Not a bad deal at all, so have fun getting the game for yourself or gifting it to someone for free. You will only be able to gift one game per email address though, and the offer might disappear soon, so hurry while you can.