Steam’s 2013 Summer Sale Live, Plus Origin Deals Not to Be Missed

By Viet Do . July 13, 2013 . 9:00am

Steam Summer Sale 2013 from Lord Gaben

 

PC Gamer? Then you probably know that Steam’s annual Summer Sale is now well under way. Launched on July 11th at 10AM, the initial influx of traffic was so massive that Steam’s server even temporarily error out (the horror). Luckily order was quickly restore and gamers everywhere rejoiced.

 

For those not familiar with Steam annual sales, here are some basic tips:

 

  • You should only buy a game if its a part of: daily deals, flash sale, community choice vote, or developer bundle
  • While the entire Steam catalog goes on sale during the sales event, titles may cycle into a daily deal or flash sale batch (making it significantly cheaper)
  • Last day of the Summer Sale is always an “encore” sale of sort, where things you may have missed will come back in full force
  • Steam’s Summer Sale isn’t always the lowest price for a game, but prices are often excellent. Check our table below for more details on lowest prices for specific titles so you can make an educated purchase.

 

If you’re still mulling over what to buy (and not buy), check out our Steam Summer Sale price comparison spreadsheet:

 

 

Origin Sale: Not to miss the truck load of money passing hand between gamers and Valve, EA/Origin is letting their retail partners drop some excellent titles to all new low prices. Check the table below for Gamefly’s Origin sale from this weekend through Tuesday next week (10am Pacific). Remember, use coupon GFDJUL20 and GFDJUL20UK (for those in the UK) to get the sale price listed:

 

Start End Game Title MSRP % Off Sale Price
Jul 12 July 16 Mass Effect Trilogy $39.99 60% $15.99
Jul 12 July 16 Kingdoms of Amalur Complete $39.97 80% $7.99
Jul 12 July 16 Dragon Age Collection $39.99 80% $9.99
Jul 12 July 16 Dead Space 1 & 2 $39.99 40% $17.99
Jul 12 July 16 Crysis 1 & 2 $59.98 80% $11.99
Jul 15 July 19 Crysis 3 $39.99 60% $15.99
Jul 15 July 19 Need for Speed Most Wanted $29.99 60% $11.99
Jul 15 July 19 Dead Space 3 $39.99 60% $15.99
Jul 15 July 19 Battlefield 3 Premium Edition $39.99 60% $15.99
Jul 15 July 19 FIFA 13 $19.99 60% $7.99
Jul 15 July 19 The Sims 3 Starter Pack $29.99 41% $11.99

 

Damage thus far to our wallet? 4 games at about $15. Not too bad at all – but there’s a solid 10 more days left o the Summer Sale!

 

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