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The eagerly awaited annual Steam Summer
has begun, along with the related
promotion. Here's word from
Steam Summer Sale is here! For the
next ten days, take advantage of huge savings throughout our store on thousands
of games. Check back often to see our eight-hour Flash Sales. You can even help
select what goes on sale with our Community's Choice Flash Sales.
More than a hundred products will be featured as Daily Deals throughout the
sale, with new deals popping up every 24 hours.
Today's Daily Deals include:
- Day Z 15% off
- Democracy 3 66% off
- Divinity: Original Sin
- Dead Rising 3 Prepurchase
- Far Cry 3 75% off
- Sins of a Solar Empire:
Rebellion 80% off
- The Witcher 2 80% off
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Don't Starve 75% off
In addition to the sale is the bonus Steam Summer Adventure. Collect, trade, and
craft 10 Summer Adventure cards that can only be earned during the sale. Players
can earn in-game items, community rewards, and points for their team by crafting
badges throughout the sale. At the end of each day, the team with the most
30 randomly selected members of the winning team who contributed points by
crafting badges that day will win 3 games off their Wishlist. Players are
randomly assigned to one of five teams and through crafting can earn tokens
which grant bonus points, steal points from other teams, or switch the player to
a different team. All the details on how to participate in the Summer Adventure
can be found here.
The Steam Summer Sale will run from now until 10AM PDT, June 30th. Complete
information on Daily Deals, Flash Sales, Community's Choice and more can be
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||Re: Steam Summer Sale
||Jun 20, 2014, 00:48
LurkerLito wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 19:46:
jimnms wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 17:37:Hmm you sure about that? I am pretty sure Steam made steam DRM a requirement for any new games on the service after a few years back. Some games like skyrim IIRC, got by this by making only the launcher use the steam DRM, but you could launch the main exe and it bypassed steam, but in later update Steam made it mandatory on everything and they had no choice but to lock up all the exes. MP doesn't really matter to me but the steam workshop might be one of those features I'd want to use. While I don't mind steam, if given a choice it's always DRM-Free for me, so either way I am buying the GoG version.
They said that the Steam version will not use DRM, so once you download it, you can copy it to any other computer of yours and run it without Steam.
I'm pretty sure Steam hasn't made DRM a requirement, unless they've done it very recently. The PCGaming Wiki's List of DRM Free Games on Steam shows lots of titles less than a year old.
I looked for the post on Larian's forums regarding Steam and DRM, but I can't find it. It might have been in one of the Kickstarter updates though. I posted the question, maybe I'll get an answer soon.