The Steam Lunar New Year Sale will reportedly return in February

You may recall that a couple of years ago, Steam followed up its big Winter Sale with a Lunar New Year Sale in early February. It didn't happen in 2017 for some reason, but if the word out of Steam Database is correct, it'll be coming back for 2018 in just a few weeks. 

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That's a shorter run than most Steam sales, although it's not too far off of the most recent Halloween and Autumn Sales, which lasted a week each. And while the report obviously isn't confirmed at this point, it's fair to sale that Steam sales just don't happen these days without the dates being leaked well in advance.   

Steam Direct, by the way, is the replacement for Steam Greenlight that Valve rolled out last summer. Simplistically, it enables pretty much anyone will to drop 100 bucks to be a Steam developer, which is extremely accessible and convenient, but not necessarily the most secure system ever devised.

Unconfirmed though it may be, the leak is still a sufficient excuse to indulge in my favorite thing about Steam sales. I will never get tired of these. (Take note: Game of Thrones spoilers within. Conduct yourselves accordingly.)

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.