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Steam Summer Sale: Big Discounts, Steam Store Breaking Under Heavy Load

The Steam summer sale started not long ago, with more discounts on more games than ever before. Unfortunately, the store and the Monster Summer Game developed to let gamers try and earn more discounts are currently facing difficulties presumably because of a heavy traffic load.

The Steam summer sale is one of the biggest video games sales of the year, featuring hundreds of games with discounts up to 140 percent off! In truth, most discounts range up to 80 percent, but the "140 percent off" bit is just one of the glitches currently occurring in the Steam store. Though this discount was only shown for a few minutes, technically anyone who purchased the game Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride at this time should have been paid $4.01 from Steam.

In addition to this error in pricing, currently trying to access the Steam store will often incur error messages and pages failing to load.

Though these last two issues are occurring sporadically, Steam is hosting a game on the store page to help attract more customers. By playing the game, users can win Steam trading cards and unlock special discounts available only to them.

Unfortunately, trying to play the game is an uphill battle. If the front page of the game loads, trying to start the game often fails. If the game starts, you might have an issue where the monsters don't load, and if they do load, you might not be able to interact with them.

Fortunately for most users, the sale continues until June 20, and new games will be hosted every day. Though the site is currently facing problems, Steam has undoubtedly already noticed the issue and is working on ways to fix it. So if you aren't seeing that game you were hoping to be on discount, or things just aren't working for you, just be patient and keep trying.

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  • bison88
    Man the cannons boys and girls! Protect your wallets at all costs!
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  • tigermyth
    You should probably mention that they have RAISED the price on some items so the discount is either nonexistent or much smaller than advertised.

    GTA 5 a prime example.
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  • gio2vanni86
    Picked up 10 new games, and I'm still wondering what game to get next.. Mmm it just started so i got plenty of time.
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  • Tanquen
    You should probably mention that they have RAISED the price on some items so the discount is either nonexistent or much smaller than advertised.

    GTA 5 a prime example.

    No. It was just out 2 months ago (04/14/2015) on the PC for $59.99 and it's now 25% off & with a Great White Shark Cash Card. ???
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  • MisterZ
    They're about 6 months too early for a summer sale. It was 4 degrees last night where I am.
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  • bluestar2k11
    No. It was just out 2 months ago (04/14/2015) on the PC for $59.99 and it's now 25% off & with a Great White Shark Cash Card. ???

    Technically yes, the price is lower for the game and you get more.
    But the point that person is aiming for, and one I told my partner about, was you still pay the same price, for extra ingame money with no real value.

    You're paying the same price during a sale to get something with no added value to the game. This isn't a DLC pack, this just lets you buy nice cars a few days sooner then otherwise. That isn't value adding.

    I guess for those who can't be bothered to play to earn money, it might be a steal, but for the purpose of the sale, I think it's rather flat.

    If it hits 60+% off, then it might be a worth while point (tho it likely won't). But atm, it's not.
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  • hasten
    No. It was just out 2 months ago (04/14/2015) on the PC for $59.99 and it's now 25% off & with a Great White Shark Cash Card. ???

    Technically yes, the price is lower for the game and you get more.
    But the point that person is aiming for, and one I told my partner about, was you still pay the same price, for extra ingame money with no real value.

    You're paying the same price during a sale to get something with no added value to the game. This isn't a DLC pack, this just lets you buy nice cars a few days sooner then otherwise. That isn't value adding.

    I guess for those who can't be bothered to play to earn money, it might be a steal, but for the purpose of the sale, I think it's rather flat.

    If it hits 60+% off, then it might be a worth while point (tho it likely won't). But atm, it's not.

    Single player is worth full price. And the comment on buying nicer cars a few days sooner is questionable. Not sure the value of the shark cards but it takes a lot of time to afford a "luxury apartment" and Bugatti
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  • falchard
    Took me a couple heists to afford the highest end apartment. I'm still stealing the car and modifying it, like all the Muscle Cars and Pickups.
    Still how do we know if its a steam sale if steam is not collapsing under the load?
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  • cats_Paw
    Time to check those games I have on my wishlist.
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  • photonboy
    Shadows of Mordor (all DLC included) is only $20USD!!

    http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-bundle/

    That's NOT directly through Steam but is redeemable at Steam. I bought it and it is working. I also checked the Store page to see if I have all the DLC and I do.

    **It's currently about $70USD with 35% sale on main game if you buy it through Steam for the EXACT same content!! (My prices are listed in Canadian so I had to convert.)

    So again, $20USD through the link for the EXACT same content! (when you pay, simply got to "add game" at bottom left of Steam and paste in the code from the e-mail you get)
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