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This afternoon, gamers' wallets sighed in relief. Steam has ended their 12-day summer sale, which offered game discounts of varying degrees of insanity. Now that the onslaught is over, it's time to assess the damage.
Each day, Steam offered a different set of discounts. The summer sale also featured a rotating list of shorter discounts. Steam allowed users to choose a few games for the sale as well. It was all very diabolical.
I managed to get through the sale with only making one purchase: Hitman: Blood Money for $2.50. I would have bought Hitman Contracts as well but it's mysteriously missing from Steam. Apparently there was some sort of licensing issue with the music in the game. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with my monk-like discipline. My reward: strangling people with piano wire.
Fellow Gaming Blend editor William Usher, however, gave into the dark side. He ended up nabbing Saints Row: The Third, Fallout: New Vegas, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Burnout: Paradise and Bastion. I suspect he left a few items off that list to save face. His splurge is typical of many of my friends.
How about you, readers? Did you resist temptation or is your computer now filled to the brim with sweet, sweet games?
How many games did you buy during the Steam Summer Sale?