After a lengthy wait, Valve has finally kicked off its traditional Steam Summer Sale on its extremely popular digital distribution platform, slashing prices on all sorts of great games for PC, as well as for Mac.
Steam has gotten its users accustomed to many great discounts in recent years as part of its traditional sale sprees.
Now, the 2012 edition of the Summer Sale has just kicked off, with Valve once again slashing prices on a variety of games and organizing these discounts into several categories.
First up are the traditional daily discounts, which get swapped out every day and include price cuts for different games, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Portal 1 & 2, Total War: Shogun 2, Might & Magic: Heroes VI, Crusader Kings II, and much more.
Besides these main deals, many other discounts are also available in the form of Flash Sales, which end in certain amounts of time, depending on the game.
Users can also decide what games get their prices cut as part of a special “Community Choice” section, which lets people vote on the games they’d like to see get a 75% discount. The contenders are changed every 8 hours so try to revisit the store as many times as possible.
As opposed to previous sales, this one doesn’t have a special competition attached to it, like the coal one from last winter
or the camp tickets from last summer, at least not right now.
As always, plenty of packs from different game publishers, like Bethesda, 2K Games, Ubisoft, or even Valve, have also received big discounts ranging from 50 to 60, 70, or even 80%.
The Steam Summer Sale 2012 is in full swing and will end on July 23.