The Steam Sale has already tempted me twice with its glorious deals. While the winter sale felt like it came an went with little to tempt me, the summer sale has already felt rife with the kind of deals that I couldn't get enough of. What too often flies under the radar in these sales, though, are the sales on the DLC and downloadable content for games. For example, all of Rocksmith 2014's song DLC being on sale for 25% off is sorely tempting.
If you're in the mood for something new this week, the Transformers games have been consistently solid, and Rise of the Dark Spark comes out this week. Presumably unconnected to, but happy to cash in on the popularity of, this week's theatrical release of Age of Extinction, if I had some extra cash to throw around I might be tempted by Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. I played both War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, and though they were both largely forgettable after a month or two, they scratched a certain nostalgic itch quite nicely at the times.
For the game of the week I'm picking Sniper Elite 3, the third (or fourth depending on where you put Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army) iteration of the first person shooter series. It took me a while to get interested in this particular series of games, but its combination of action, tactical and stealth shooting mechanics eventually proved appealing.
Also this week, PvZ Garden Warfare comes to the PC, Company of Heroes 2 gets an expansion, and there's a game on the PS3 that has Shen Megami Tensei's name attached so I'm betting that's a big deal to a few of you. You know who you are.
Here, let me save you some time: Devil Summoner 2 got robbed!