June 23. The date your backlog of games you should play, but never do grows. And the day your bank account takes a small (or big) hit. PayPal’s UK Twitter account announced the date for the Steam Summer Sale this morning.
— PayPal UK (@PayPalUK) June 16, 2016
We’ll have to wait until next week to see which games get hefty discounts. I’m hoping for a Steam controller discount. I’ve been wanting to hook my PC to my TV but don’t feel like carrying around my keyboard and mouse at the same time. If you have it, let me know how you like it for more PC-centric games (strategy games in particular).
As for games? I’m trying to think of some newer ones I didn’t already buy. Maybe some indie games to add to my already growing collection. I’m sitting at 178 games right now. Hell, I even have a tab called ‘Games to Beat.’ It’s not helping, but at least I’m trying I guess.
So, you just finished your gaming PC rig. What games should you get? There are the obvious choices to keep an eye on:
The Witcher 3
Metal Gear Solid V
Rocket League (best game ever. Seriously, buy this game)
Counter-Strike Global Offensive
And the list goes on.
The great thing about PC is the variety of games you can play is absurd.
Want to be like SpaceX? Prepare to lose dozens of hours in Kerbel Space Program. How about something like Harvest Moon? Stardew Valley took the PC gaming community by storm earlier this year when it released. Or maybe you’re digging an atmospheric sci-fi horror game? SOMA fits the bill nicely.
For 100 bucks, you can build out a healthy Steam library. You’ll be surprised at just how many new games will go on sale. We might not see DOOM, but games just a few months old tend to have decent markdowns during Steam’s big sales events.
I don’t even know what I’ll get, but I’ve never gone a sale without picking something up. I’ll probably keep an eye for a Stardew Valley and The Culling sale. What games are you keeping an eye out for? And how much damage are you willing to do to your bank account?