Saturday Morning Gaming: The Steam Summer Sale
I reach the point where I say something to the effect of “okay, I’m good.”
There might be a handful of games out there that I might have fought to have played back in my college days, there might be a handful of games out there that I might have elbowed myself to the front of the line to have played back in my 20’s… but now? Well, I am secure in my knowledge that I only have but so much time in the day and I only have but so much free time remaining after I get through the time that is devoted to work, to Maribou, and to sleep.
But I have daydreams…
And in the same way that I buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot is above 100 Million, I sometimes buy games when the discount is over a certain amount. I’m sure you’ve seen the “inspirational” message that says “wealth isn’t being able to buy whatever book you want… It’s being able to READ whatever book you want.” Well, this is like that. Someday, I might have enough free time to play this game that I bought back in 2019 when it only cost two bucks and ninety-nine cents. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up in the morning, think “what am I going to do today?” and then realize “I don’t have anything to do except beat that one game”?
And so while I know that you might have similar daydreams to me, here are a small handful of the games that are on sale during this particular version of the Steam Summer Sale:
Uno. (70% off.)
Everspace. (80% off.)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (85% off.)
Hat in Time (50% off.)
The Witcher III Game Of The Year Edition (70% off.)
Surviving Mars (66% off.)
Baldur’s Gate II Enhanced Edition (75% off.)
What Remains of Edith Finch (55% off.)
And that only counts the stuff that is on sale at a rate of over 50%! Seriously, there’s a ton of stuff on sale for between 10% off and 90% off. I only talked about the games that would have tempted me… back when I thought that my weekend was infinite.)
I mean, the Borderlands Handsome Collection is 97%(!) off! That goes from $139.54 to $4.40! If you’ve been thinking about playing Borderlands and maybe Borderlands two… but only with the expansions… How in the heck could you avoid paying about $5 for the whole Kit and Caboodle?!?!? And even if you demand to know what a caboodle is first, you can still play the hottest game of 2009 for as long as you want, as uninterrupted as you want, for the low, low cost of a sandwich at Subway.
Seriously. Wouldn’t you HAVE to make that purchase? I mean, even if you only played it for one weekend where you didn’t even connect to multiplayer servers and only spent it trying to get into the vault… wouldn’t that be an awesome weekend in its own right?
And if you wanted to experience that awesome weekend… wouldn’t you HAVE to spend five bucks in the first place?
And, anyway, here we are smack dab in the middle of the Steam Summer Sale with no absolutely free weekend in sight. No, not the Independence Day weekend. No, not Labor Day. No, not Thanksgiving or even one of the weekends around “Holiday”.
But, seriously, after you retire… Wouldn’t you WANT to spend an hour on one of these?
I mean, It’s been a couple of decades. And you’ve been retired for at least 7 months. And wouldn’t you have to spend a weekend on these games? Now that you’ve GOT a weekend?
Anyway, check out the steam summer sale. I’ve been playing Lords of Waterdeep (50% off!) and Slay The Spire (also 50% off).
So… what are you playing?
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