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Steam Autumn Sale Outed by Indie Dev, Begins Nov. 21

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Indie dev Artery Studios has outed the dates for BOTH the Steam Autumn Sale and the Steam Winter Sale.

No doubt with Thanksgiving just two days away, many are wondering when Steam's big Autumn Sale is set to kick off. According to Secret of the Magic Crystals developer Artery Studios, the sale is set to begin tomorrow, November 21st.

The indie developer posted on its blog about being approached by Valve to include Secret of the Magic Crystals for both its Autumn and Winter sales. It foolishly also included the dates for both (November 21st-27th for the Autumn Sale and December 20th-January 4th for the Winter Sale) in the post. Naturally, this made it's way to Reddit's r/gaming for mass exposure.

So there it is, in one fell stroke, Artery's managed to out to surprises for Valve. Though Steam holiday sales are like clockwork, the developer was kind enough to let gamers all know when they ought to gird their wallets.

 

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    tipmen , November 21, 2012 2:14 AM
    All I want to say is Thank you Steam and sorry to my Wallet. While some people may disagree with Steam I see it as a savior to PC gaming and I am grateful for that. They created a good system where indie devs can put their creations out there. Some of the best ideas can come from the little guys and I have seen many good games come to greenlight that I would have never of known about. Also to sweeten the deal they honestly have good sales. Cheers to another holiday Steam sale!!!

    Thank you Steam/Valve
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    brettms71 , November 21, 2012 2:16 AM
    I think i just heard my wallet shriek in terror. So many games, so little time. Damn you work!
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    Phenis , November 21, 2012 4:40 AM
    Wallets.... prepare your anus.
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    GoldenI , November 21, 2012 2:10 AM
    Nice. It would be nice to see a great deal on AC: III, but the chances of that happening are slim.
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    tipmen , November 21, 2012 2:14 AM
    All I want to say is Thank you Steam and sorry to my Wallet. While some people may disagree with Steam I see it as a savior to PC gaming and I am grateful for that. They created a good system where indie devs can put their creations out there. Some of the best ideas can come from the little guys and I have seen many good games come to greenlight that I would have never of known about. Also to sweeten the deal they honestly have good sales. Cheers to another holiday Steam sale!!!

    Thank you Steam/Valve
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    brettms71 , November 21, 2012 2:16 AM
    I think i just heard my wallet shriek in terror. So many games, so little time. Damn you work!
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    crewton , November 21, 2012 2:38 AM
    Still haven't played all of them from the summer sale...bad me
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    stickmansam , November 21, 2012 3:20 AM
    yay finally get all those games i want
    grab almost all my games from steam, gotta love em
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    Novulux , November 21, 2012 3:41 AM
    Such a short article yet:
    "made it's way"
    "to out to surprises"
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    bustapr , November 21, 2012 4:11 AM
    NOOOOOOOOO! My body and wallet are not ready!
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    tomfreak , November 21, 2012 4:14 AM
    seems legit now... no midweek sales = guess they are skipping it for autumn sales lol
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    Phenis , November 21, 2012 4:40 AM
    Wallets.... prepare your anus.
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    StormOfRazors , November 21, 2012 6:11 AM
    Steam is THE Client that actually cares about PC gamers: it is kind to our wallets, it supports indie devs through greenlight, it conveniently manages patches and it is a stable and trustworthy platform. Which is why I hate it so much when a game I like makes me use another program like Origin or heavens forbid Games for Windows Live....
    It would be truly perfect if steam got rid of allowing publishers to charge significantly higher based on region though.. Regardless i am looking forward to the Sales!
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    greghome , November 21, 2012 6:28 AM
    The only reason why I'm gonna be affected by this is cause I just canceled my credit card :p 
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    neiroatopelcc , November 21, 2012 7:11 AM
    good news, but I'm broke. I won't be getting anything for either of those sales I'm afraid
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    yakitoriboy , November 21, 2012 7:39 AM
    ARrggg...i just spent $200 on my girlfriend for her birthday and now I am broke :( . If I knew I would have taken her to denny's instead.
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    rantoc , November 21, 2012 9:41 AM
    Steam sales use to have really nice prices, the wallet will scream in agony!
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    captainblacko , November 21, 2012 10:04 AM
    so glad i have 12 months interest free on my credit card....HSBC be warned you may need to upgrade you system to handle the amount of transactions i will be making!
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    Yuka , November 21, 2012 10:59 AM
    Now that I know the date I can start saving, so...



    Cheers! XD
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    damianrobertjones , November 21, 2012 11:30 AM
    Remember the days when you could grab yourself an old copy of a game for £1 or maybe a bit more AND still install t hem on your computer six years later even IF the company went under? Steam... you say value I say 'locked cage'.

    P.s. I have over 70+ games in Steam but STILL see that I truly don't 'own' anything.
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    frederico , November 21, 2012 1:47 PM
    damianrobertjonesRemember the days when you could grab yourself an old copy of a game for £1 or maybe a bit more AND still install t hem on your computer six years later even IF the company went under? Steam... you say value I say 'locked cage'. P.s. I have over 70+ games in Steam but STILL see that I truly don't 'own' anything.


    Then buy them in a shop?

    Order them from ebay for cheap?

    People will truly whine about everything, including free choice.
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    tburns1 , November 21, 2012 3:44 PM
    yakitoriboyARrggg...i just spent $200 on my girlfriend for her birthday and now I am broke . If I knew I would have taken her to denny's instead.

    Yeah, but that might have been the difference between good sex and porno sex. Hope you got the latter.
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    ven1ger , November 21, 2012 8:17 PM
    captainblackoso glad i have 12 months interest free on my credit card....HSBC be warned you may need to upgrade you system to handle the amount of transactions i will be making!


    I have HSBC through Best Buy, but never plan to use them again as a credit source. Sorry, just had to chime in to warn you and others about HSBC. I was sending in my payments regularly, but it seems that it takes them 1 week to process before it showed up in my banking statement. With others, it usually takes only 1-2 days to process. I had a payment that I sent in 1 week before it was due, then it was processed the day after it was due so there was a late payment and interest charged. I called to ask if I mailed it in 1 week prior why they didn't use the postage date, they said that only the day it is processed is considered and they don't use the mail in date.

    Because I submitted a complaint to the BBB, the next day I received a call from some executive at HSBC that they would be waiving any charges and if I had any future problems call her back. Since then I've paid as soon as I receive the statement and after paying off the credit, never used them since.

    Just thought I'd tried warning people who take out credit with HSBC via Best Buy that they need to be careful. Also check out some of the many complaints that others have with HSBC.
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