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Steam Summer Sale 2018 may kick off today

Are you ready to expand your gaming library (and empty your wallet) on the longest day of the year?

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Are PC gamers ready to spend some money?

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Kiss your cash goodbye. Steam will kick off its 2018 Summer Sale on Thursday, according to a tweet from a reliable source.

Update, 10:11 a.m. PT: Sure enough, the Steam Sale is live.

"Steam Summer Sale will begin in 24 hours," wrote Steam Database, which isn't affiliated with Valve, at 1:04 p.m. EST (6:04 p.m. GMT) on Wednesday.

The leaked dates have traditionally been correct and the timing matches previous years -- the 2017 Summer Sale started on June 22, and the 2016 one began on June 23.

Valve didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The main sale will follow PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) going cheap for the first time -- it's $20 (£18 or about AU$30) on Steam (down from $30) until July 5.