Steam Summer Sale Day 2

There have been some pretty nice flash deals for the first day, especially considering I have a good chunk of games. But I am very much thrilled to have scored Saints Row: The Third at 75% off.

Today for the day deals we have:

Additionally the flash deals at the moment are:

Also you can vote for the community pick right now that ends in less than  five hours: Rage (66% off), The Darkness II (75% off), or Assassin’s Creed Revelations (66% off). If you’d like Anno 2070 for a bit cheaper and don’t care about it being through Steam, you can pick up a copy of the game for $13.75 at Get Games. They are have a 65% off sale on the title. I also recommend Botanicula and Splice as far as indie games go.

Tribes: Ascend has launched on Steam

The free-to-play shooter by Hi-Rez has officially reached Steam today. Tribes: Ascend is updated now with a new Capture The Flag map titled Stonehenge; in addition there’s also a new Deathmatch map. Although Tribes: Ascend is free-to-play, the Steam launch has also provided a 50% off Starter Pack sale for $9.99 that includes some goodies to help you on your adventure. The pack features: a lifetime 50% XP Boost, 4 Bonus Weapons for base classes, 2 class unlocks, 4 Perks, and 800 Tribes Gold. The deal will end on July 4th.


New Star Wars franchise announcement will be unveiled next week

Star Wars fans dressed as storm troopers invade the 2007 Rose Parade. George Lucas’ movies, including ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ (below) have helped spawn a ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ Day.

Next week Lucasarts will unveil a brand new Star Wars game franchise to get excited about. The official announcement will occur on Spike TV’s GTTV show next Thursday and will provide details on this currently in-development work, which we still have no idea which platform(s) it will be released on.

Geoff Keighley, host to Spike’s GTTV show, stated, “I am blown away by both the caliber of the team on this project and their bold vision for this new ‘Star Wars’ title. I can’t wait to introduce our viewers to this game and show off the footage that left my jaw on the floor when I first saw it” (Eurogamer).

Most recently for Star Wars and video games, Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO has been huge highlight for the Star Wars name as well as the Kinect Star Wars for the Xbox 360 which came out earlier this year. However, The Old Republic has been falling in its subscribers, especially considering all the recent MMOs scheduled to come out or MMOs that received or will receive notable updates: Tera, Planetside 2, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online, and Tribes: Ascend to name some.

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