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SALE: Holiday Games Heavily Discounted on Steam

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 55 comments

Some super deals on super games.

Did you spend too much money buying gifts for other people and now you don't have enough to feed your gaming habit over the holidays? Steam to the rescue!

Valve's Steam today launched its holiday sale with some insane prices – as long as you're not shopping for a recently released game.

Such deals include:

Mirror's Edge ($4.99), Grand Theft Auto IV ($7.49), Defense Grid ($2.49) and S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl ($1.99).

The sale runs until January 3, but some of these deals expire tomorrow, so act quickly if you're going to buy!

Check out the Steam store here.

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    fulle , December 23, 2009 5:26 PM
    Steam's actually a really good service. I have more than one computer, and I'm usually imaging one of them for some reason, or installing a new partition, or tinkering in some way or another... Steam allows me to just install the lightweight management program they have, and then painlessly download my games again... with updates. I've purchased a few single player games there at good prices, and it makes my life easier.

    Of course, I could go to a torrent site, download the install, then try to find a legit cracked exe, then search for patches, and waste all kinds of time, or I could just buy games at a fair price off Steam and be done with it. My time's worth too much to be jacking with fucking torrent sites, and piracy.
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    visa , December 23, 2009 5:04 PM
    Eh picked up a handful of games for a grand total of $30. Torrents are nice and all but I don't mind spending some money for quality games.
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    Shadow703793 , December 23, 2009 5:27 PM
    sunflierNo favors here. I'm pretty sure I can get these "super" games from a torrent site.

    It's people like you that make PC game devs blame everything on piracy and not make PC games.
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  • 23 Hide
    visa , December 23, 2009 5:04 PM
    Eh picked up a handful of games for a grand total of $30. Torrents are nice and all but I don't mind spending some money for quality games.
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    Anonymous , December 23, 2009 5:08 PM
    "Forget Steam. If I don't get a key, I'm not buying the software."

    Err you do get a key. You dont get a physical disk but you definitly get a serial. At least the one game ive bought through steam i got a key for.

    -------

    Good prices, but i dont like any of those games, oh well.
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    theramman , December 23, 2009 5:14 PM
    Yeah they really dont have alot of jusr super games..

    A few i wanted to try but thats about it, may pick up a few some when i want something almost new ;) 
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    fulle , December 23, 2009 5:26 PM
    Steam's actually a really good service. I have more than one computer, and I'm usually imaging one of them for some reason, or installing a new partition, or tinkering in some way or another... Steam allows me to just install the lightweight management program they have, and then painlessly download my games again... with updates. I've purchased a few single player games there at good prices, and it makes my life easier.

    Of course, I could go to a torrent site, download the install, then try to find a legit cracked exe, then search for patches, and waste all kinds of time, or I could just buy games at a fair price off Steam and be done with it. My time's worth too much to be jacking with fucking torrent sites, and piracy.
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    Shadow703793 , December 23, 2009 5:27 PM
    sunflierNo favors here. I'm pretty sure I can get these "super" games from a torrent site.

    It's people like you that make PC game devs blame everything on piracy and not make PC games.
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    fulle , December 23, 2009 5:28 PM
    Not to mention pirating games you're not just testing out, and play through, and enjoy is pretty freaking unethical.
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    rbarone69 , December 23, 2009 5:29 PM
    Steam provides a decent service. I love when I reformat my installs are as simple as logging in and installing. Now... the bad part is if you ever want to "give" that game to anyone you cant transfer the damn thing. I mean WTF.

    Oh well, for $5 it simply isnt worth downloading over a torrent and dealing with all the BS that goes along. If you work a job over minimum wage it isnt worth the time IMHO.

    Support your game developers people!
  • 16 Hide
    fulle , December 23, 2009 5:35 PM
    roketmanOMGosh. Chill, I was just kidding.


    Suuuure, you were. /sarcasm
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    dhowie , December 23, 2009 5:36 PM
    pirating only makes them install fun DRM, i'll shell out some $ to support pc gaming
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    9d3tsi , December 23, 2009 6:21 PM
    Sweet! I've got a small list of games that been wanting to pick up. Steam has worked out pretty well for me.
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    lolwuut , December 23, 2009 6:40 PM
    Steam makes my life sooo much easier. When upgrading from windows 7 RC to retail ultimate, I just threw my /Program Files(X86)/Steam/ folder on an external drive, formatted and reinstalled. Then I downloaded and installed the steam client to populate registry and took the Steam folder from the external and overwrote the installed one with it, launched steam, performed a quick update on each game and walaa. Didn't even have to take the time to download 100GB of games. Steam is awesome imo, and great for people who:
    A: Aren't Communists
    B: Value their time and convenience
    If you fall into the above categories I recommend not using torrents.
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    lolwuut , December 23, 2009 6:41 PM
    Steam makes my life sooo much easier. When upgrading from windows 7 RC to retail ultimate, I just threw my /Program Files(X86)/Steam/ folder on an external drive, formatted and reinstalled. Then I downloaded and installed the steam client to populate registry and took the Steam folder from the external and overwrote the installed one with it, launched steam, performed a quick update on each game and walaa. Didn't even have to take the time to download 100GB of games. Steam is awesome imo, and great for people who:
    A: Aren't Communists
    B: Value their time and convenience
    If you fall into the above categories I recommend not using torrents.
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    lolwuut , December 23, 2009 6:42 PM
    oops@ double post, where are you delete button?
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    Ehsan w , December 23, 2009 6:52 PM
    now, this is more like it Tom's ^^
    more posts like this plz :p 
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    visa , December 23, 2009 6:59 PM
    lolwuutSteam makes my life sooo much easier. When upgrading from windows 7 RC to retail ultimate, I just threw my /Program Files(X86)/Steam/ folder on an external drive, formatted and reinstalled. Then I downloaded and installed the steam client to populate registry and took the Steam folder from the external and overwrote the installed one with it, launched steam, performed a quick update on each game and walaa. Didn't even have to take the time to download 100GB of games. Steam is awesome imo, and great for people who:A: Aren't CommunistsB: Value their time and convenienceIf you fall into the above categories I recommend not using torrents.


    Good call; didn't realize you could do that. Wish I would've known that 5 days ago when I reloaded my PC but I'll just get my money's worth out of my ISP for now ;) 
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    athreex , December 23, 2009 7:03 PM
    That's quite cheap but I've never used Steam.

    BTW, someone commented that if Steam ceases to exist, all games are gone with it. also, do you actually get the serial license key when you get the Steam game ? If you do, then, why not simple buy the game through steam and download the DVD/CD image .ISO version of the game and install it with your own valid license. (Could be the ones in the torrent sites).

    Correct me If I'm wrong, but I think that 's pretty valid.

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