Published: Sat, February 17, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Steam's Lunar New Year sale is supposed to kick off today

Steam's Lunar New Year sale is supposed to kick off today

We know from past Steam sales that recent game launches generally don't get discounts.

The Steam Lunar New Year Sale 2018 is taking place right now. Along with that though, comes a number of changes to the way wishlists work, making it easier to buy titles from the list, easier to sort them, and easier to find that one game you know you wanted but you can't quite remember what it was called. Valve has introduced new filters to look at certain types of content (such as games vs. DLC), support for specific operating systems, VR-only games, items under certain price thresholds ($5 or $10), and those that are on sale. You can even filter them by whether your current Steam account balance can pay for them, as per PCGamesN. Users can also use a filter option to hide unreleased games until available.

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Each individual wishlist item now shows more information than the previous version. Specifically, the new wishlist makes it possible to filter out all Early Access games, should you be the kind of person who'd rather wait for Version 1.0, and it's likewise possible to hide games that have a Steam page but aren't now available to purchase. However, this is only available for games with only a single purchase option-those with multiple editions will require you to go to the store page, so as to save you from purchasing a version that isn't exactly what you're looking for.

While the sale is all well and good though, the most impactful update with this sale period are the changes being made to Steam's Wishlist. Also, adding games to your cart from your wishlist is now possible. You can see everything on sale here.

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