Hide Your Child's College Fund, Steam Summer Sale 2011 Has Begun

6/30/2011 at 3:02 PM

Let's face it, with 18 co-op releases in June you are already broke.  I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you are going to be spending more money on games over the next 10 days.  Why?  Because Steam is having their annual Summer Sale.  These Steam sales are legendary for amazing deals on games.  Come August you'll fire up your Steam client and see dozens of games, their names and origin a hazy memory.  Playtimes in the single digits.  You'll wonder how this happened.

But...but...it was only $7 you'll tell yourself.  Is that what you'll tell little Sally when she wants to get into Harvard?  How will you pay for little Jimmy's medical books?  DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO US VALVE!?!?!

To tempt you further these games are adding special achievements.  Earning said acheivement unlocks a ticket into a contest to get stuff.  Buy stuff, play stuff, get more (digital) stuff, got that?

Here are your first batch of co-op game deals - available for the next 24 hours.  There will be 9 more days of this.

Borderlands: GOTY Edition - $7.50
Test Drive Unlimited 2 - $9.99
Lead and Gold - $1.99
Dawn of War 2: Retribution - $14.99
Operation Flashpoint: Red River - $29.24

I'm sorry.