ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
Umm... are you going to drink that Skooma?
Marlon McDonald

If you're as voracious a hoarder as I am, then you probably look forward to the prospect of Steam's iconic sales with a wild eyed excitement best reserved for a person stranded in the desert's first taste of sweet H2O. Maybe that's a bit over the top, but I really love the spectacle of Steam sales.

So to hear that Valve is drastically changing the way we interact with sales and its shop front is pretty interesting to say the least.

True dat, true dat
True dat, true dat

As confirmed by Eurogamer, from this year's autumn sale Valve will no longer be running flash or daily sales. All games that have seen their price reduced will stick with the subsidized pricing for the duration of the sale.

So this means no more running to the shop front on your lunch break to see if that game you've been after for ages has finally been thrown into a flash sale.

Such a beautiful sight
Such a beautiful sight

Here's what Valve had to say about it in a message to developers and publishers

In past sale events, we've asked for two discounts—a duration discount that runs for the length of the sale, and a feature discount that runs in the event that a game is featured on the front page.
This year, to optimize the sale for customers and to allow us to feature and recommend your products in more ways to more customers, we’re asking for just one discount, to run the length of the sale.

Also, thanks to the guys over at Shacknews, we've gotten confirmation on when the sales will be coming around. The autumn sale will run from November 25 till December 1, and the winter sale will run from December 22 to January 4. I hope your wish lists are fully stocked!

(Source: Eurogamer, Shacknews)


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