Steam Slashes Prices, Offers Killer Holiday Deals

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If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping or need a few virtual stocking stuffers, Steam's massive holiday sale may contain exactly what you're looking for. There are a number of excellent titles offered at anywhere from 30-70 percent off, including recent games.




Have you ever gotten so angry...you started swinging someone else's arm?

Examples include: Defense Grid ($2.99), Resident Evil 5 ($10.20), BioShock 2 ($9.99), and The Witcher ($5.00). There are also a number of publisher-specific bundles:  Bethesda is selling Call of Cthulu, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Rogue Warrior, Morrowind, and Oblivion for just $42.45. Steam's deals are changing day to day--if you don't see titles that catch your fancy today, check back a day later.
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steam is awsome...if only i had a newer PC to actually purchase any newer games :( till i somehow get a new pc, its lame console games for me i guess, at least i'll be able to use my mouse and keyboard on the my 360 here in like a month ;) go xim3 :)

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i love the steam sales :) valve has them so often its great
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Inspector replied on Wed, Dec 22 2010 12:47 AM

Might get need for speed paradise :)

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I saw Bad Company 2 was being sold for 6.67! Add another 15 for the expansion and you have yourself one of the best dx11 fps games out there.

I cried a little as I purchased this game over the summer.

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Dec 22 2010 10:51 AM

DON'T MISS THIS:

Speaking of Steam - The HumbleIndieBundle2, where you get to name your own price, also provides you with a Steam code (and a Desura code) when you buy.

Or, you can also download the games (DRM free) directly from the page whose URL they e-mail you after you buy. You can download multiple versions: All the games are available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

I bought it (even though I already owned Osmos) and the games are great!

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MDumont replied on Wed, Dec 22 2010 12:47 PM

There are a couple of other download shops with holidays sales too. Check this: http://www.deals4downloads.com/blog/2010/12/22/midweek-holiday-sales-roundup-with-more-than-3000-download-deals/

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FreeJet replied on Wed, Dec 22 2010 4:52 PM

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I'm tempted for supreme commander 2, but we'll see if I really want it.  I have some time to decide.  Also, I'm not really sure what else they really have to offer seeing as how everything seems to be on sale.

Nice post 3vi1, I might nab that deal.

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The prices are very good! Hopefully this will be the future of gaming! Although I still like to go to the store and buy a box with some cool art on it :)

Or are they just trying to make sure everyone in the future is a shut in who never has to leave the house :O

A nice mix of both would be good!

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jonation replied on Thu, Dec 23 2010 1:52 AM

and the UK wants to ban or harass publishers that use this wonderful program and interface...

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The prices are very good! Hopefully this will be the future of gaming! Although I still like to go to the store and buy a box with some cool art on it :)

Or are they just trying to make sure everyone in the future is a shut in who never has to leave the house :O

A nice mix of both would be good!

I like it too.  Black Friday was a field day with me.  I'm just not sure how much the developers get, if its the same ratio as for a store box, or better, then I think it's great.  I'm sure 3vi1 will reply back with some statistics or an article if he reads this.

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Dec 24 2010 1:50 PM

The HumbleIndieBundle2 is still on sale for about another day, and now as a bonus, if you pay more than the average (currently $7.72) - they give you the first HumbleIndieBundle (6 more games) free!

It's a great way to contribute to Childs Play, the EFF, and these indie developers - so check it out if you haven't already: http://www.humblebundle.com/

BTW: The give you a completely separate Steam code to activate the first HumbleIndieBundle, so if you already bought it (and therefore already had received an activation code) you can give the new code to a friend!

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so far its cost me $30 in games... not to bad considering i got 3 of them.... I hope to see a few more I want... 

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Kiristo replied on Tue, Dec 28 2010 7:24 AM

Steam has awesome deals right now. Most of the big publishers have massive collections at fantastic prices. Definitely worth a look at least, I spent awhile looking through them just because they were great deals- I didn't even intend to get anything.

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