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Steam Discounting Over 1000 Games

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.

  • Tamz_msc
    Whoopee!
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  • Annisman
    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
    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
    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
    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
    That is what the title sais

    No the title says "Discounting" not "Discontinuing"
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  • Von Death
    I'm dyslexic too I guess, I thought it said Valve was discontinuing over 1000 Games.
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  • neiroatopelcc
    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
    Saw the Battlefield Bad Company 2 for $6.97. It blew my mind.
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  • nativeson8803
    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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