The Daily Grind: Are you picking anything up in the Steam Summer Sale?

    
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Steam’s summer sale is upon us once again, this time with a bit of a choose-your-adventure theme. Steam always has a summer sale right ahead of the 4th of July, and yet it startled me anyway since it feels like we just had a sale at Memorial Day, and of course we did and the summer’s just moving way too fast! But in any case, I bought most of what I wanted over the last month anyway: I got an extra copy of No Man’s Sky for my kids so we can play together, I bought several Sims 4 expansions, I bought premium for my Albion Online toon, and so forth. The few things I still want – like Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood and Trove’s new Bard class – aren’t on sale so soon after launch. I took a peek through my wishlist and there’s not a whole lot in there I’m anxious to buy, even on sale.

But I’m calling that a good thing because it means I’ve already got plenty.

How about you? Are you picking anything up in the Steam Summer Sale? Are there any sweet multiplayer or MMO deals that our community should know about? What should we have our eye on?

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MilitiaMasterV

No, I will never use that attempted monopoly platform ever.

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zoward

Sigh. They really need to sell me the extra time to play all these games. I still haven’t played all the stuff I bought last summer.

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Schmidt.Capela

I have 313 games on sale in my wishlist; I’m still getting through them to prioritize and determine how many, and which, I will purchase. Right now I’m thinking about:

– Some Sword Art Online or .Hack games (which is ironic in that they are offline games about fictional MMOs).
– Saints Row the 3rd Remastered (A GTA clone I like much better than GTA itself).
– Dragon’s Dogma.
– The few Final Fantasy I don’t already have, except for XV.
– Everything Disgaea I don’t already have.
– Master of Orion.
– Rise to Ruin.
– Destroy All Humans.
– Black Mesa (AKA the fan remake of Half Life).

Plus assorted DLCs and perhaps one or two bundles. Big Steam sales tend to be the best time to get bundles (i.e., those packs where you only pay for the games or DLC you don’t already have, with an extra discount on top) because just about everything that can have a discount will have one, whereas outside big sales you will often have items without discount mixed into the bundle.

(Not going to get all of those, mind, but all the ones I do get are likely to come from that list.)

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Michael18

I was going to pick up Total War: Three Kingdoms, but recently heard they stop supporting the game and plan to instead release a Part 2 at some point. I don’t like such fragmentation, with some content then in the old game and some only available in the new, so not sure I will get it.

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squid

No. I bought AC: Valhalla a month ago and regret it. I’m a one-at-a-time, MMO-only guy and need to stop pretending otherwise.

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Anstalt

I’m tempted with “Surviving the Aftermath” as I enjoyed “Surviving Mars”, but it’s early access which I usually avoid.

I would have picked up “Project Wingman” but my joystick has been a bit janky of late and probably needs replacing.

I might pick up a few more DLC’s for Planet Zoo as it’s a great game, there’s just never enough animals in the DLC for my liking!

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Greaterdivinity

I already nabbed my yearlong sub to FO 76. Only thing on my radar now is Witcher 3, will probably pick it up. Heard too many good things and I need a good RPG I can play with a gamepad.

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rayraycharlie

Nowadays I wait for MOP to tell me the good deals on MMOs and which ones I should check out :)

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cambruin

Spellforce 3 or Outward.

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Arktouros

Most of the games I want are still all in early access or not released yet.

There’s just so much going on game wise right now and coming up not really hurting for games to play, in fact feels like almost too much to do. If I could only break myself away from Oxygen Not Included to play them…

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EmberStar

I have that, I keep trying to play it. I really like the basic idea… but I seem to utterly fail at understanding some basic mechanics. My dupes do just fine for a while and then suddenly everything goes wrong at once as suddenly half the base is flooded with CO2 and some rooms have turned into death ovens because I can’t get rid of excess heat and all my crops die. Obviously I need to fix all those things, but I can’t seem to get a grip on HOW to fix those things…

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Arktouros

It’s a crazy game because even once you get the basic concepts there’s whole levels to it that you don’t really understand fully till later. The biggest concept to grasp with ONI is everything is converted. Dupes consume oxygen and convert it into carbon dioxide. When they use an outhouse they convert dirt into polluted dirt. So when you end up with too much of something you have to consider how you can convert that into something else.

For example lets take Carbon Dioxide. One of the basic ways to convert it is a Carbon Skimmer. Carbon Skimmer takes CO2 in it’s area and Water from a pipe and converts it into polluted water. Well what can I convert Polluted Water into? Using a Water Sieve I can convert Sand and Polluted Water into Water and Polluted Dirt. So if you setup a loop where you’re sending clean Water from the Sieve into the Skimmer and feeding the Sieve with the Polluted Water and then all you’re doing is converting Sand into Polluted Dirt while ultimately removing Carbon Dioxide (at the cost of energy since you have to power those buildings).

So it’s all a big game of converting things, and some things are more difficult than others (such as temperature conversion).