It is summer again and that means Steam's summer sale is in effect, offering discounts on thousands of games between now and July 9th. They are also offering an additional $5.00 discount on a purchase of $30.00 as a "road trop special."
Some highlighted deals from the front page include Borderlands 3 for 50% off, a 25% discount on Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Total War: WARHAMMER II for 66% off, and a 75% price cut on Planet Coaster. Meanwhile, instead of a limited-time event, Valve has introduced a brand new Point Shop system that's now a permanent addition to the Steam store.
Much like previous redeem-shop events, Steam users will now gain 100 Steam Points for every $1 they spend on the store. They can then redeem these points for specific emoticons, chat effects, backgrounds, and other profile customizations (instead of relying on random drops from card crafting), as well as granting Steam Point awards for community creations like useful user reviews and workshop content. The 2020 Steam Summer Sale is slated to run until July 9 at 10AM PT, giving everyone two whole weeks to look over the behemoth promotion's wares.