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Steam Discounting Over 1000 Games

By - Source: Valve PR | B 38 comments

It's a holiday blowout for PC gamers.

The holidays are upon us and many Tom's readers are looking to find ways to keep occupied during some well-earned time off. Valve Software's Steam service has just the remedy with the just-launched Steam Holiday Sale, its traditional end-of-the-year blowout that offers gamers up to 80-percent off on select titles. Why not get caught up on some classic games for just a few bucks?

According to Valve, the sale offers daily and week-long saving on featured titles, publisher game packs and compilations. "In addition to the usual savings specials, each day of the sale will feature a special Holiday Bonus on one select title," Valve said. "The twist: Players must qualify for the Holiday Bonus by owning another Steam game. For example, the first Holiday Bonus is Portal--save an extra 10-percent if you own Half-Life 2. If you already own the title, Steam will automatically detect this and offer you the 10-percent savings during check out."

Monday's initial one-day-only deals include the FEAR Complete Pack for $9.97, Titan Quest Gold for $4.99, the Deus Ex Collection for $2.99, Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition for $20.09, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for $6.79 and a few more. As of this writing, just over three hours remain on this particular selection of PC games, so expect a different batch by 1pm EST on Tuesday.

As for the Mega Packs, The Epic Unreal Deal costs $14.99 and consists of Unreal Gold, Unreal Tournament Game of the Year Edition, Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition, Unreal 2: The Awakening, and Unreal Tournament 3 Black. Other mega packs are provided from 2K Games ($79.99), THQ ($49.99), Bethesda ($69.99), Rockstar ($39.99), Valve ($49.99) and a few others.

For those who can't purchase the mega packs, each publisher is offering a discount including 50-percent off all Valve titles, 50-percent off all Square-Enix and Eidos games, 50-percent off most LucasArts games, 25-percent off Sega games and so on.

Valve's Steam Holiday Sale ends on January 2, 2011. To see the full 31-page spread without the Steam client, head here.

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    Tamz_msc , December 22, 2010 7:32 AM
    Whoopee!
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    Annisman , December 22, 2010 7:41 AM
    Yeah there goes all my money, happens every year. Gotta love Steam, one of the most positive things that has ever happened to PC gaming.
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    neiroatopelcc , December 22, 2010 7:45 AM
    annismanYeah there goes all my money, happens every year. Gotta love Steam, one of the most positive things that has ever happened to PC gaming.

    Actually happends twice a year!
    Last summer was just as costly! Well over 100 games on my account by now. Horrible how money finds a way of leaving my bank account.
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    joytech22 , December 22, 2010 8:11 AM
    When i read the title i thought it said:

    "Steam Discontinuing Over 1000 Games"

    And why don't ratings work for most of us anymore?
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    neiroatopelcc , December 22, 2010 8:14 AM
    That is what the title sais - and what the steam client sais - and what seems to be correct.

    A quick search on indie specials alone came back with well over 180 results ... and that's just the indie genre..
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    joytech22 , December 22, 2010 8:19 AM
    Quote:
    That is what the title sais


    No the title says "Discounting" not "Discontinuing"
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    Von Death , December 22, 2010 8:28 AM
    I'm dyslexic too I guess, I thought it said Valve was discontinuing over 1000 Games.
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    neiroatopelcc , December 22, 2010 9:19 AM
    joytech22No the title says "Discounting" not "Discontinuing"


    Oh my bad - I read your discontinuing as as discounting - so I guess we're all shit at reading today. My eyes are probably just frozen solid like the rest of europe!
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    eddieroolz , December 22, 2010 9:19 AM
    Saw the Battlefield Bad Company 2 for $6.97. It blew my mind.
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    nativeson8803 , December 22, 2010 9:24 AM
    damn the rockstar and valve deals are SOLID. Only problem for me is I own too many of the games separately, but seriously I have considered buying the GTA4 complete just so that i could fit both games on my SSD (I own both, but since i bought them separately it's over 30 gigs).

    Anybody know of a way to combine the regular games to have only half the space taken up, as in the complete pack?
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    neiroatopelcc , December 22, 2010 9:37 AM
    Maybe you could obtain a copy of the complete package from a steam user who has it and use your own serials or whatever copy protection it has?
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    Soul_keeper , December 22, 2010 11:41 AM
    I'm still waiting for the linux support :) 
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    amk09 , December 22, 2010 11:46 AM
    eddieroolzSaw the Battlefield Bad Company 2 for $6.97. It blew my mind.


    Same, how a game such as Bad Company 2 can go for $7 while Activision still sells Modern Warfare 2/Black Ops for $60, that's what really blows my mind.

    Especially since BF > CoD

    Whatever, the money hungry bastards at Activision can die for all I care.
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    dalta centauri , December 22, 2010 12:28 PM
    amk09Same, how a game such as Bad Company 2 can go for $7 while Activision still sells Modern Warfare 2/Black Ops for $60, that's what really blows my mind.Especially since BF > CoDWhatever, the money hungry bastards at Activision can die for all I care.

    It was funny to see the top list of games being bought, nearly every single one was under 20$, but you see BO's for 60$.
    Still, deals like this slightly angers me when I bought a game, and then a Christmas deal makes it less than half of what it originally was.
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    kriminal , December 22, 2010 1:09 PM
    the full abe's oddesey set is on sale also!!
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    tommysch , December 22, 2010 1:19 PM
    Soul_keeperI'm still waiting for the linux support


    Its not like the games would work anyway...
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    xerroz , December 22, 2010 1:50 PM
    Over 1000 games? Quality > Quantity man
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    maurath55 , December 22, 2010 1:58 PM
    tell your friends that are not pc gamers, perfect time for them to get in. we need to save our platform from just stupid console ports.
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    triculious , December 22, 2010 3:03 PM
    thy lord Steam demands tribute! and gives away joy and happiness!

    all praise the lord Steam!
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    CptTripps , December 22, 2010 4:17 PM
    xerrozOver 1000 games? Quality > Quantity man


    Riiiiight.... not one good one in their eh?
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