Steam's summer sale on PC, Mac, and SteamOS games is still going on.
Almost all 1 or 2 year old games are 40% to 90% off, and recently released games are 10% to 40% off.
Once purchased, Steam games download over the Internet and are yours forever.
Even if you uninstall a purchased game (or never download it), you can always re-download and play the game anytime in the future.
The only reason to buy Civilization III or IV is for a low-end PC that cannot handle the load of the latest version.
In our opinion, Civilization V takes all the best things from the past Civilization games, plus a lot of new dynamics.
We feel Civ V is one of the best strategy games around, and you can read its reviews to see what others say.
This sale comes as they announced Civilization 6 will be released in October.
Pre-purchase is available for $60.
It should retail for $60 so there is no advantage yet to pre-ordering, except you get access to the game first.
If a promotion does come out, you can cancel your pre-purchase anytime prior to the release of the game, as their Pre-Order FAQ says.
According to press releases, Civilization 6 sounds a bit different than the past Civilization games.
Steam sells the PC version for $60, and other stores sell the console versions for about $60.
The game reviews are surprisingly mediocre compared to previous Far Cry games, disappointing many Far Cry fans.
However the 41% off of normal price may make it worth considering.
Intel 535-Series 2.5" 240GB Solid State Drive for $75 with code EMCETEM28
Intel and Samsung make our favorite SSDs today.
While all SSDs have outstanding reliability compared to hard drives, Intel has a great 5-year product warranty service and a very high reputation for reliability.
Assassin's Creed Unity for Xbox One for $20 or $23 with code EMCETEM55 .
If you have Newegg Premier or Shoprunner, it ships for $20, otherwise $23.
Normally sells for about $10, but if you don't mind the hassle of a mail-in rebate, Newegg is offering a $20 Visa Prepaid Card by mail-in rebate with this game.
Star Wars Classics for Playstation 4 for $20 or $23 with code EMCETEM56 .
Newegg Premiere members and Shoprunner members can get it for $20, otherwise the price is $23 after a shipping fee.
Also, a $20 Visa Prepaid Card is available by
Rosewill 6-Outlet Surge and USB Charging Wall Outlet for $10 with code EMCETEM39 .
The reviews are mostly positive.
It screws into an existing power outlet, and provides 6 surge-protected power outlets and 2 USB charging ports.
Beware that it does have a bright green LED light that can be annoying in a dark bedroom (although perhaps can be covered by electrical tape).