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Valve's Steam Holiday Sale is Now Live

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Steam has opened the doors to its year-end holiday sale, offering steep discounts on numerous PC, Mac and Linux titles.

Valve has launched its beloved yearly Steam Holiday Sale where many titles will be crazy cheap until after the New Year. As always, there will be huge savings throughout the store, with daily deals, flash sales, and catalog discounts.  Additionally, every twelve hours there will be a chance for gamers to vote on a select game to go on sale.

"This year, we've taken some of the guesswork out of when your favorite games will be on sale," Valve said on Thursday. "You may now organize your Steam Wishlist and be notified via Steam Mobile and/or email when a game from the list goes on sale as a Daily Deal.  The Steam Mobile App is available for both iOS and Android."

For starters, Thursday's Daily Deal includes Mirror's Edge for $4.99 (was $19.99), the Hitman franchise for 50- to 75-percent off each, the Borderlands franchise for 50- to 75-percent off each, the Prince of Persia franchise for 75-percent off each, Scribblenauts Unlimited for $19.99 (was $29.99) and Wargame: European Escalation for $9.99 (was $39.99).

More specifically, those looking to purchase Borderlands 2 will get 50-percent off the original price, paying $29.99 (the 4-pack is $89.99 in case you're in a giving mood). Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition is $29.99 (was $59.99), and the Prince of Persia Complete Pack featuring five games costs a mere $12.24 (was $48.99).

Steam's current flash sale includes War of the Roses for $14.99, Natural Selection 2 for $9.99, Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition for $7.49, Fable 3 for $24.99, Operation Flashpoint Red River for $13.74, and Intrusion 2 for $3.39. There are also eight publisher packs on sale too as follows (too many games in each to list here):

* Square Enix Eidos Collection – $89.99
* Ubisoft Collection – $89.99
* 2K Games Collection – $89.99
* THQ Collection – $24.99
* Bethesda Collection – $89.99
* Sega Collection – $69.99
* Valve Collection – $49.99
* Indie Super Mega Pack – $69.99

Naturally Steam is one of many digital distribution platforms offering PC games on the cheap for the holidays. For more deals, check out the following sites – some of them may even have cheaper deals that unlocks the game on Steam anyway:

* Amazon's Digital Holiday Deals
* GameFly
* GamersGate
* GameStop (Impulse Driven)
* Get Games
* Good Old Games 2012 DRM-Free Holiday Sale
* Green Man Gaming
* Origin (Deals)

Good luck in finding the best deal this holiday season!


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    sliem , December 20, 2012 8:27 PM
    Also check this out:
    6 games for $6.38 or so.
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  • 10 Hide
    sliem , December 20, 2012 8:27 PM
    Also check this out:
    6 games for $6.38 or so.
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    A Bad Day , December 20, 2012 8:36 PM
    I wonder what sales are on Origin? It would be interesting if someone would compare Steam's and Origin's prices.
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    Bean007 , December 20, 2012 8:50 PM
    Gog has some really nice stuff.

    If you want to get Arma II Combined Operations it's only $17.99 that's very cheap for Arma II and Operation Arrowhead.
  • 0 Hide
    Bean007 , December 20, 2012 8:52 PM
    A Bad DayI wonder what sales are on Origin? It would be interesting if someone would compare Steam's and Origin's prices.

    Lol only 6 games they have for there sale. lol
  • 0 Hide
    Anonymous , December 20, 2012 8:56 PM
    Come on put Far Cry 3 on sale its Christmas...
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    myromance123 , December 20, 2012 9:03 PM
    The Humble Bundle is pretty awesome this time around, there's Dungeon Defenders (first UE3 game) and Grimrock making their Linux debut!

    Steam is also putting SS3 and KF on sale (both are already available on Steam Linux). Probably the best year for my Linux gaming needs thus far :) 
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    bustapr , December 20, 2012 9:11 PM
    sale looks great. but cant help but notice that its obviously less great when compared to last year. humble bundle thieves ruined alot of what these sales used to be all for the sake of a 1/millions chance in a raffle...
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    myromance123 , December 20, 2012 9:22 PM
    Sorry for the double post, it was an honest accident...
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    jhansonxi , December 20, 2012 9:30 PM
    There's some games on Desura that are also on sale:
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    tomfreak , December 20, 2012 10:19 PM
    A Bad DayI wonder what sales are on Origin? It would be interesting if someone would compare Steam's and Origin's prices.
    in terms of sales and price cut, Humble > Amazon > greenmangaming > gamestop > Random gamesite > steam > Origin these days

    Sales directly from steam isnt that great anymore
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    tomfreak , December 20, 2012 10:54 PM
    BigMack70Seriously? You've gotta be trolling. Steam sales are epic. No other site even approaches the scope of the sales Steam has. Sure you may find a better deal on a particular game here or there, but the scope of Steam's sale is unmatched and often their prices are too. Not to mention that Steam is arguably the easiest digital distribution platform to use.
    Are u kidding me? Most of the time these days I get better steam activated deal elsewhere but steam.

    Take Amazon as example it has constantly beating steam alot the time.
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    assasin32 , December 20, 2012 11:48 PM
    sliemAlso check this out: games for $6.38 or so.

    Yup I just bought that a few hours ago, nothing like buying games and donating to charity all at once. Last time did it for a few THQ games, now I did this one mainly for dungeon defenders and DLC.
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    tomfreak , December 21, 2012 12:57 AM
    BigMack70You're right. Steam sales suck. 50-75% (or more) off basically all games is a crappy deal./sarcasm
    Which statement claim that I say all game deals in steam suck?

    I am saying overall u get better deal elsewhere "MOST" of the time. Infact 70% of the title in my steam library are not from steam directly. Half of that 70% are from Amazon + greenmangaming