Perhaps you haven’t recovered from the previous sale during end-2013, or haven’t played half the games you splurged on during the last sale, it’s doesn’t matter. Valve’s Steam Summer Sale 2014 has commenced without you.
Amongst the usual affair of the Steam digital distribution store decked out in the sickly green negative percentage tags, the 8-hourly Flash Sales and the daily discounts of up to 80% off on selected titles like XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Far Cry 3 or the upcoming Dead Rising 3 for PC, is the promotional summer trading card activity.
Collecting the 10 Summer Adventure cards nets you a badges you can craft, which gets you in-game items for games like Team Fortress 2, DOTA 2, Loadout and Battleblock Theater. Segregate yourselves into the five coloured teams and be the 30 members to boosts your team’s score the most for three games on your wishlist for free!
So yes. It’s the same pointless endeavour to ensure you have something to do while you wait for the next day’s worth of games on discount. Remember, you can sell your cards on the Steam Community Market to desperate collectors for real money, too.
If you’re not much of a Steam person, don’t forget about GOG.com’s DRM-Free Summer Sale, already 7 days in.