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Prepare Your Wallets: Steam Autumn & Christmas Sale Dates Reportedly Leaked

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Jonathan Lester
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PC games, Steam, Steam Autumn Sale 2013

Prepare Your Wallets: Steam Autumn & Christmas Sale Dates Reportedly Leaked

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly emptied.

A Reddit poster claims to have secured an email sent to an unnamed Russian developer, which purportedly outs the dates of Steam's two holiday sales. "The Steam Autumn Sale will run from Wednesday Nov 27 until Tuesday Dec 3. The Steam Holiday Sale will run from Thursday, December 19 until Thursday January 2," it reads. "Please DO NOT make the dates of the sales public.”

Whoops.

These dates make sense - and were arguably a foregone conclusion since the Autumn sale ties in with Black Friday (November 29th), while the Christmas sale will be held, erm, over Christmas. Hence the name. Definitely take this with a massive handful of salt for the time being, mind. [via CVG]

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DivideByZero  Nov. 4, 2013 at 13:51

Sales are definitely coming... I will definitely buy some more games I will never play...

Maybe I should set a policy that I can only buy a new game when I complete any old one first.

Quietus  Nov. 4, 2013 at 14:03

Nah. You've got the same sickness we all have. Just admit it, and move on with your purchases.:D

DivideByZero  Nov. 4, 2013 at 14:28

As a kid I had time, but no money. As a grown up I have money, but no time. Now I can buy all the games but not play them.

First world problems.

Late  Nov. 4, 2013 at 14:35

T'other way round for me, tbh!

As a kid I could get a dozen games on a C90 cassette for the price of a blank C90. Most never got more than an hour's play, what with playing outside, and early bedtimes.

As an adult I find games are a lot more expensive than they were then. But I can stay up and play them all night long without being told off! (Okay, I still get told off, but I can ignore the wife better than I could my mum.)

DivideByZero  Nov. 4, 2013 at 14:56

Even back then games cost a bit if you actually bought them.

And as we are talking Steam sale here, the price is probably about the same, you just get a lot more game for your money now.

Late  Nov. 4, 2013 at 15:01

Bought them?!

It wasn't illegal to pirate games back then because everyone did it. Durr ;)

Quietus  Nov. 4, 2013 at 16:07

Ha. I remember my game collections on tape. I stuck all of my favourites on one tape, and noted the number on the clock for where each game's screeching (Amstrad CPC 464) started.:D

DivideByZero  Nov. 4, 2013 at 16:51

I bought compilation games for my CPC464 and had to do the same.

Barbarian anyone?!

Shadowmancer88  Nov. 4, 2013 at 17:35

My wallet is not ready... much considering it is Christmas and new games and next gen, probably will just get a few indie games instead of any big titles.

Quietus  Nov. 4, 2013 at 19:42

Barbarian anyone?!
Loved that game, though it was easy to cheese by just roll attacking them into a corner. I also loved it every now and again when you finally got lucky, and pulled of the instakill head lop.8)

My favourite game was Target: Renegade, followed by the Dizzy games.:)

Late  Nov. 4, 2013 at 20:55

Loved the Dizzy games - but not as much as I loved Monty on the Run.

socialjeebus  Nov. 5, 2013 at 03:28

Loved the Dizzy games - but not as much as I loved Monty on the Run.


The Great Escape for me....I lost many an hour to escaping that camp.

cHooBeyDoo  Nov. 7, 2013 at 22:17

Ha. I remember my game collections on tape. I stuck all of my favourites on one tape, and noted the number on the clock for where each game's screeching (Amstrad CPC 464) started.:D


Oh Mummy and Harrier Attack!! When they eventually loaded!

10 goto 20............

DivideByZero  Nov. 8, 2013 at 11:37

Don't think that's right...

did you mean

10 Print "Hello World"
20 goto 10
run

Roland on the Ropes / in the caves.

And does anyone remember this game where you were a witch and you had to go round a top down map to grab ingredients to brew potions? Can't remember what that was?

Late  Nov. 8, 2013 at 12:53

Was it flip-screen, or scrolling?
Sounds like an Ultimate game if flip-screen. Reminds me of Atic Atac but I think that was only on the Spectrum.

10 FOR I = 1 TO 100
20 PRINT "SINCLAIR SPECTRUM EXCLUSIVE!..."
30 NEXT I

(Okay, "exclusives" were a completely different thing back then, lol.)

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