Steam sale dates have leaked again

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It's that time of year again, by which I mean time for people to complain about how much better the Steam sales used to be back in their day. Get your complaining pants ready for the following dates, as provided by Steam Database on Twitter.

  • Halloween Sale: October 28–November 1
  • Autumn Sale: November 26–December 3
  • Winter Sale: December 19–January 2

According to @SteamDB, "Multiple developers posted it in multiple places despite Valve asking otherwise. But you know how that goes." Those dates are a little later than usual for Halloween and Autumn, although a Winter sale starting on December 19 is pretty standard. They are believable timeframes, is what I'm saying.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.