Saturday, 14 July 2012

Topic: Steam Sales

If you are a heavy gamer, making your gaming money go further is a requisite. We all need to eat, but your addiction needs to be fed too. How can you save money, but still pay for food?

Fortunately for gamers everywhere, Steam has started its July sales, offering massive discounts on a wide range of games. New sales, on a featured set of games, are made available daily; random mini-sales and community picks(voted games) are also mixed in for good measure. A Steam sale is one of the best ways to buy an expensive game and sweep up its trifling DLC, without going broke.

Multiplayer games offer the best value for money, as multiplayer games are further enhance by community, matchmaking and server discovery of Steam. If you are really strapped for cash, older and indie games are much cheaper and give good value for money. Collections of games, by series or publisher, are also great value.

Steam sales are a great time to buy someone a gift. The steam service allows you to buy and send games to friends and family overseas. Games make great presents for nephews, nieces and video game addled teens.

Happy shopping everyone.


  1. Thanks for the post – great advice though I suspect many in the community are already on Steam and spending up big. I’m not even going to play all the $2.99 games I’m buying right now but they’ll be great for when I’m on holidays.

    What would be great is if you could do a running blog where you posted a ‘cheap game of the day’ for the duration of the Steam Sale... Any chance of this happening? Thanks.

  2. That is a great idea, but I have been spending all my time playing through X3:Albion Prelude. The Albion Prelude review will be up in a couple of days, hopefully.