Steam sale check in

Hey there, it’s been awhile. I took three weeks of leave and headed out east to visit my family which was nice and I pretty much decided that I would take a break from pretty much everything. I played some Fallout (still have a lot to go) and spent some quality time playing Borderlands with my brother. I wanted to finally dig into Stellaris, but that didn’t happen as I spent most of my time just relaxing and reading and enjoying great company.

I’ve been back in Boise for just over a week and I haven’t done much video game wise. The Steam summer sale has been going on this week, however I didn’t feel the draw to buy a lot of games this year. I did pick up a few titles I’ve been wanting, but I’m not sure if I’ll be buying anything else, especially with the Xbox Summer Sale set to kick off on July 5th!

I did, however, pick up The Witness, SOMA and Gone Home via the Steam Sale. I’m looking forward to playing these games with Vanessa as a sort of co-pilot, and I think it’ll be fun to share in the experience of these games with her.

I also downloaded Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for the Wii U, and have no idea what I’m getting myself into. I’ve heard good things and needed a reason to fire up my rarely used Wii U again (it hasn’t been turned on in at least two months).

I’m kicking off my four day weekend (yeah lucky me) by finally seeing The Conjuring 2 tonight. Tomorrow morning I have some work to do on my car (oil change, rotate tires, etc.) and at some point I’d like to grill, go to a baseball game and attend some fireworks. Somewhere in there I’d like to kick back in the AC and dig into some games, and I’ll hopefully find myself behind this keyboard a little more often in the coming days. I hate not blogging for such a long period of time, but it was nice to hit a sort of reset button and not worry so much.

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Steam Summer Sale so far

The 2013 Steam Summer Sale is nearly over. With just two days of deals left I find myself having just over $10 left of the $50 I allotted for the sale. Lately, however I haven’t found much of anything worth purchasing.

So far I picked up NBA 2k13 (so far my favorite pickup of the sale), Alan Wake Franchise (Alan Wake + Alan Wake: American Nightmare), Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Poker Night 2 and Dirt 3. I have only played NBA 2k13 and Poker Night 2 so far and I enjoy both of them.

Collecting the Summer Sale trading cards was a bit of fun and I was able to complete my level 1 Summer Sale badge. The addition of trading cards in various games is also a welcome change which might just get me to play more games in my library that would otherwise sit untouched.

I’m hoping something pops up for under $10 that I can purchase, if not I may just pick up Magic 2014 which is not on sale but is $9.99.

How has your Summer Sale been so far?