Brace yourselves – The Steam Holiday Sale has begun

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Christmas is a week away, and let’s face facts folks, must of us are broke after buying a ton of happiness. The Steam Sale doesn’t care though. The Steam Sale won’t hear any of these excuses. The Steam Sale is without mercy, and it’s coming for you.

The usual bargains are up this year, but with a sales twist. This year, Valve is launching the Snow Globe promotion, which has something to do with collecting ten Snow Globe trading cards, using them to create a badge and then getting a reward. The prizes range from weapons for DOTA 2 through to hats for Team Fortress 2 and helms for Spiral Knights. Here’s the full list.

But back to the games. There’s plenty of bargains depending on your genre taste, daily deals, flash sales and the chance to vote on which game gets the discount cut.

My own personal game of 2013 has already been given a fitting slash on pricing (BADUMTISH!), as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now going for a cool R200. Then you’ve got gems such as Monaco, Dead Island and Mirror’s Edge also available for cheap, with a new batch of flash sale games arriving this afternoon. 

Of course, this might not even matter, as the sale is going to make that backlog of games I currently have even higher dammit. Well played Steam, well played.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Tarisma

    Speaking of specials how cool are the January PS+ games!

    • veggiesaurus ZA

      soul sacrifice! Been waiting a long time for that!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I knew it was coming when I saw their regular daily deal expiring at 8pm instead of the next day.

    I haven’t bought anything! HAHAHAHAHA! I’M FREE! Eish I want Bioshock Infinite & the last Dishono(u)red DLC :/

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Same here dude!

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        Dude is jy nie op holiday nie? Hoekom jy so vroeg wakker?

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          Ek het al gaan draf, dogtertjie pap gegee en alles dude.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Woah. Uber Admiral is uber awesome!

            ^5

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Maybe I can justify it by saying it’s my Xmas pressie to myself? ;)

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          Bought myself Samsung 840 EVO SSD for Xmas. 250GB @ R2k

          Bargain

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Oh nice, instant boot ups for you.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            :)

  • KingKappie

    And where is the xbox live deals?

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      They saw the awesomeness of the steam sale, did a 180 and ran the other way

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        HAHAHA

    • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

      In all honesty, the games on special on xbox live aren’t very awesome and the price drops on the awesome ones aren’t worth talking about.

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    STEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      Stooooooooooooooooooom

      • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

        Shhhhhhhhh

  • Umar of The Rebellion

    MGR 20 dollars??? …. Bloody hell ………..
    “Money….wait!….wh…..where are you flying off too?….please…………come back, don’t leave me all alone”….

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!
      • Umar of The Rebellion

        I want to love that kittie so much right now!………….

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I was looking at that last night. What, a Metal Gear game on PC?!?! The trailer looks pretty cool.

      • Umar of The Rebellion

        Yeah, MGS 2 is on PC as well. and MGR is really good man, will give you high blood pressure but it is sooo worth it

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    Sir rants uses holiday away from PC with no internet connectivity.

    It’s super effective.

    Llewellyn’s bank balance stat also remains intact for as long as holiday mode is active.

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Ummm, Steam…Mobile….APP

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        UI think you missed the part of “No Internet Connectivity” huehuehuehue… unless they’ve installed a tower since last…

        No no… No IC. Nope nope. I am safe!!!

      • Gareth L

        Steam is blocked at work, just punished my credit card via the mobile app. :P

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          What a trooper!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        No! Shut up!

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          Resistance is futile

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      holiday AWAY from PC?…what?..how?… does not compute :(

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        Sun, sea and fishing bru. Sun, sea and fishing :)

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Oh, you’re playing Far Cry 3. I thought for a minute you were talking about actually going outside. ;)

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            hahahaha well played. But no.

            I’m actually heading in to the real world. I’m kinda nervous :P

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Be strong brother, and enjoy it :D

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      Download and install the Steam app on your phone. ;)

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        No internet connectivity where I am going. I couldn’t even if I tried :) Looks like I dodged a bullet :)

  • R1ker

    Why did I come across this article? Why? Why? Now I just bought Arkham Origins and I am to scared to see what else is there. My backlog in Steam is to big allready

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      All your money are belong to steam!

      • R1ker

        January is going to be a veeeerrrryyyyy long month. I should stock up on salti cracks now why I still can.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I believe Steam sells those too.

        • Umar of The Rebellion

          With muscles

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            and little blocks of cheese

          • Umar of The Rebellion

            It’s definitely holiday season!

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            and mince pies! Mince pies will be on special after december. So that would help bring down living costs :P

          • veggiesaurus ZA

            Mince pies made in december will be on special after deciember. Don’t think they age as well as christmas cake

          • Umar of The Rebellion

            Lol Mince pies and Snack Time biscuits….I think this will help you afford the Steam Sale

      • R1ker

        January is going to be a veeeerrrryyyyy long month. I should stock up on salti cracks while I still can.

        • R1ker

          Damnit – tried to delete this out. Accidently doubled post this

  • Gareth L

    Just bought the Bioshock triple-pack for R153!!

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      WOOOOT

  • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

    I already did enough damage last night when it started.

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      How much?

      • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

        Two games, and finally got the Skyrim DLC’s. Got FTL finally, you said it was good.

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          FTL FTW!!!!

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            YEAH!!!

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            Ah. Good to know I made the right buy there. I’m going to rely on you peeps for some advice every now and then (and looking to empty out my wishlist a bit)

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          PLAY FTL JOHN PLAY FTL!!!

          PLAY FTL JOHN PLAY FTL!!!

          PLAY FTL JOHN PLAY FTL!!!

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            Maybe I should play FTL

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            *waves hand*

            You want to play FTL right now

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            I want to play FTL right now.

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            These are not the droids you’re looking for…

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            These are not the droids we are looking for O_O

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            Now go play FTL

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            I’m at work :(

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            So what?

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Do it! Do it now!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Don’t remind me that I want the Skyrim DLCs :/

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            I’m replaying it once they’ve been downloaded. Screw the backlog. I want me some dragonborn action.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            I’m jamming FO NV now, and I keep on thinking “Man, I wish I had a bow and arrow and custom armor and shouting and FUS RO DAH”

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            There’s probably a mod for that.

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            I really hope they’re working hard on a Fallout 4. That game deserves newer mechanics and a better weapon/armour creation system.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Also the skills of Skyrim as well, the more you do something, the better you become at it. ALL levelling should be like that

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            I totally agree.

  • veggiesaurus ZA

    what do you think would happen if PSN had Steam-style sales?

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      They’re starting to. ;)

  • Umar of The Rebellion

    I really want mince pies now

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      agreed.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      The muffin shop round the corner from sells freshly made ones, had one with lunch the last couple of days :D

      • Umar of The Rebellion

        Damn you!!…..Sounds delicious…Was it good? Must have been good right….dammit

      • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

        Shush!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Fine. I’ll just post a pic later then. mwuhahahaha.

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            SkyNet me one! (preferably not a self-aware pie sent back from the future to kill a John)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            lol. I believe the self-aware pastry network is CakeNet.

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            *shivers*

    • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

      Ah man. Me too.

    • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

      I had three yesterday :)

  • R1ker

    Ok – 30 minutes have gone by without looking at steam – must… be… strong…

    • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

      You’re stronger than me.

      • R1ker

        Ok – was in steam – must …. not…. look…. at…. store…..
        Damnit – ok went one minute without looking at steam :(

        • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

          New flash sale in 3hrs. Those always get me.

          • R1ker

            You just made me set my alarm on my phone for 3 hours from now.

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    Seriously my wallet can’t handle this right now… WAIT! I have $4 in my Steam wallet! Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhh yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeah!

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Steam sales – Causing Debt. Since 2010

  • DieJason

    I’ve actually been forming bit of an addiction to iOS sales, games for $0.99 (bought Bastion and Deus Ex: The Fall yesterday)! And not just casual short games, you can also get games like X-Com: Enemy Unknown for $10.

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