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Valve Kicks Off Steam 2013 Holiday Sale

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Credit cards at the ready...

The holidays are a time for splurging, indulging, and generally going a little crazy. Whether that means buying gifts for loved ones, eating just one more piece of pie, or staying in bed for an extra half hour on the weekends, this time of year is definitely a time for treats. In keeping with tradition, Valve is kicking off this year's Steam Holiday Sale with some tantalizing offers.

The Steam 2013 Holiday Sale will run from December 19 to January 3, so you'll still be able to avail yourself of Steam's fantastic daily offers once the leftovers are long gone.

As with previous Steam sales, offers appearing on the website will refresh every 24 hours. Current games on offer are Final Fantasy VII, Far Cry 3, and Crysis 2. Yesterday saw Bioshock Infinite, Metal Gear Rising, Batman Arkham Origins, and Dishonored heavily discounted.

If you'd prefer not to be tempted by all the glorious discounts and are instead holding out for a specific title to go on sale, you can add a game to your Wishlist and receive notification if and when it goes on sale. Happy Holidays!

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    turbotong , December 20, 2013 4:33 PM
    Yesterday Far Cry 3 was 50% off, and I bought it for about $15. Now it's 75% off and priced at $7.50...
    first world gamer problems.
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    turbotong , December 20, 2013 4:33 PM
    Yesterday Far Cry 3 was 50% off, and I bought it for about $15. Now it's 75% off and priced at $7.50...
    first world gamer problems.
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    Zac Lloyd-Jones , December 20, 2013 4:44 PM
    Never buy unless its on the daily deals or the flash sales. The other games that are discounted are at that price until the 3rd, so plenty of time to wait and see if it goes down.
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    dragonfang18 , December 20, 2013 5:05 PM
    Remember people WAIT till it goes on a daily or flash sale. They usually do an encore sale at the end if you miss anything! As an alternative I usually go to r/gamedeals and check their updates.
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    xkm1948 , December 20, 2013 5:07 PM
    Just checked my steam account. I have accumulated 30+ games from all these summer/holiday sale events. Yet I still only play tf2 daily. Sad me.
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    Stevemeister , December 20, 2013 5:52 PM
    I too have a ton of games bought in the sales most of which I haven't played but I still buy more and now I gift them to my son - much cheaper than PS3 games
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    SonSon1 , December 20, 2013 9:49 PM
    What?? Amazon and GMG (and Gamefuly, GamersGate and Nuuvem) have been on holiday sales for days now, with much better prices than Steam.

    Get on with the times people, Steam's sales are not longer what they once were.
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    Brainaic , December 21, 2013 2:29 AM
    Metal Gear Rising?
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    kulmnar , December 21, 2013 6:22 AM
    I gave gifts in counter-strike GO to many players. Remember to give!
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    The_OGS , December 21, 2013 10:09 AM
    I got Bioshock Infinite coupla weeks ago for $9.99...
    Knocked it off in ~27 hours play. Pretty good, but strange. Glad I didn't pay $59 bucks for it.
    Now just yesterday I grabbed FarCry3 for $7.50. It has been downloading overnight. I'll let ya know...
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    back_by_demand , December 21, 2013 10:32 AM
    It's not so much the games as the game packs that get the best deals, I still remember only paying 6.66 for the Doom Pack by ID, most amazing deal ever
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    kulmnar , December 22, 2013 12:13 PM
    I bought Sleeping Dogs Collection for $7.99. Pretty good considering it has the game plus all the DLC :) 
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    neiroatopelcc , December 22, 2013 6:56 PM
    Downside to the holliday sales is that I own most of the games already, and probably paid more.
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    awesomedude911 , December 23, 2013 6:18 PM
    chivarly is a ton of fun for the stupidly good price, tomb raider is beautiful and worth every penny, witcher 2 is still gorgeous.

    Thank you steam for coming into my gamer's heaven. The only problem now is all I want to do is video games.
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    rolandzhang3 , December 25, 2013 1:45 AM
    This is why PC gaming is awesome, steam sales :lol: