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The Steam Summer Sale 2020 is live with a Points Shop

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From now until July 9, there's thousands of titles discounted across the whole of the Steam store so you can fill up that backlog with some goodies.

Like every year, the Steam store struggles to cope with the demand and it's been up and down as people from all over the world rush to check out the deals. Valve has included a few extras this year. If you spend £30/$30 or regional equivalent you get £5/$5 off the price of it which is applied at the checkout.

Something of a novelty is included this year too as a brand new Steam feature with a special Points Shop. This is a permanent thing. As Valve said "The Points Shop is here to stay, now open all year round.". So at least now we know what the rumoured Steam Rewards system would be.

It works similarly to previous special sale event systems though, where you gather points which you can then spend on various fluff. This includes avatar frames, animated stickers, chat effects and more. Everything you buy from games to DLC and soundtracks gives you points. On top of that, you can also reward community content like reviews with badges which will then send some points to that user. Will be interesting to see how Valve plan to expand this Points Shop since it's sticking around.

Plenty of amazing deals going like Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun at 85% off, Civilization VI with 75% off, Prison Architect has 75% off, Don't Starve Together gets 66% off, a personal favourite Dying Light also has 66% off and if you're after a little strategy Into the Breach has 50% off. There's even a brand new Cities: Skylines - City Startup Bundle created for the sale, which brings in the latest expansion for new players.

The Steam Summer Sale 2020 will run from June 25 until July 9. Head on over to Steam for all the deals.

As an additional note, SteamDB put out a call recently for help to get people to use their Token Dumper. Keeping in mind SteamDB is unofficial, they've been pretty helpful for numerous reasons over the years. On Twitter, they mentioned that Steam now requires more to access package info, so "SteamDB will no longer be able to get info for packages that are not in the store or we have no token for" so the Token Dumper was set up to help. Use at your own risk on that.

What will you be looking to pick up? Let us know in the comments.

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kuhpunkt Jun 25, 2020
I like the new thing. Feels less manipulative to drive me to buy more stuff just to get another coupon.
razing32 Jun 25, 2020
It's not live. It's drunk
The store logged me out multiple times , lost items from my cart and failed to complete transactions.
I advise people to wait few more hours until things cool down.

LOL - my transaction failed again and this time it referenced a game i bought 1 month ago.

Last edited by razing32 on 25 June 2020 at 7:00 pm UTC
shawnsterp Jun 25, 2020
Quoting: razing32It's not live. It's drunk
The store logged me out multiple times , lost items from my cart and failed to complete transactions.
I advise people to wait few more hours until things cool down.

LOL - my transaction failed again and this time it referenced a game i bought 1 month ago.

Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Was gonna buy the portal games for my son, and those $1.99 broke my steam store. I've read that you may be able to access the "pending transaction" via the purchase history screen and cancel it that way, but this did not work for me. It does not show up for me. Perhaps you have better luck.
Mohandevir Jun 25, 2020
Metro:Exodus (55% off) and Doom Eternal (50% off). That's tempting...

No news about Metro:Exodus' Linux port, yet?

Last edited by Mohandevir on 25 June 2020 at 8:39 pm UTC
BigJ Jun 25, 2020
Highly recommend Shadow Tactics, it's a really clever and fun game.
Dankrat169 Jun 25, 2020
Mainly i will go for Skul and Tallowmere
Whitewolfe80 Jun 25, 2020
Quoting: GuestThe original COD is tempting, but even at 50% off is still way too much!

When you say original cod do you mean the 1998 original or modern warfare
gradyvuckovic Jun 26, 2020
Loving this sale, it's great! Just got like 6 games for less than what I'd normally pay for 1..
BigJ Jun 26, 2020
Liam, is there a way to give you a referral credit if I buy any games?

My current cart:

Football Manager 2020
Stardew Valley
Dying Light
Ehvis Jun 26, 2020
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Quoting: PatolaEverspace (for the VR also only present on the windows build)

VR is actually present on the Linux build as well. It didn't really work properly though. But when I tried it, I couldn't get it to work on proton at all. Curious to hear how it will go now.
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