Monthly Archives: December 2013

Steam Holiday Sale: December 31, 2013

steam-holiday-sale-2013-headerLet’s start with a very important FYI: Steam is now advertising the sale as ending at 1:00 PM EST on January 2nd. That means we’re 47 hours from completion. The Steam news page and various store pages of games not on a daily/flash sale indicate a January 2nd ending rather than the January 3rd that’s plastered all over the graphics. Don’t buy everything yet but be ready to move up your buying  timetable by 24 hours.

Franchises are the order of the day in today’s Daily Deals. Company of Heroes, Grid, Scribblenauts, XCOM and Half-Life are all on sale for the next 47 hours. Unlike some of the other daily deals, all games in those franchises are on sale which makes for a nice way to end your 2013.

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 30, 2013

steam-holiday-sale-2013-header-dec-21We’re down to the fourth to last set of Daily Deals in this year’s Steam Holiday Sale. It’s not quite time to start buying everything on your wishlist but you should be paying close attention so you don’t miss a chance to save money.

Some pretty big games are available for daily deals today. The like of GTA4, Injustice and the Metro franchise are available for cheap on daily deals right now. If you’re looking for a scare, Alan Wake and Outlast are right up your alley. You can pick up that pair for less than $10.

No wonder why I spend so much during these sales. I keep thinking what great deals these sales are and just keep spending until it’s too late. Damn you, Steam!

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 29, 2013

steam-holiday-sale-2013-header-dec-23Another day, another set of new Steam deals. Today, you can get a big discount on the Mass Effect franchise by picking up the first two parts for $10. Sadly, I can’t track down an ME3 or trilogy deal anyway. And while Fallout: New Vegas is on sale for a daily deal, there’s no discount on Fallout 3 at all.

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 28, 2013

steam-holiday-sale-2013-headerWe’ve hit the final stretch of the Steam Holiday Sale. Today is the final Saturday of this year’s edition of the sale seeing as it end at 1:00 PM EST next Friday. Don’t say that I haven’t warned you but I’ll probably give you a 48-hour warning on Wednesday.

Anyway, my indie game of the year, Gunpoint, is on sale for 66% off and I say that’s a must-buy even if it has inexplicably been left of every year-end list but mine. If triple-As are more your speed, Saints Row IV made a bunch of best of 2013 lists and is on sale for the next 48 hours.

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 27, 2013

steam-holiday-sale-2013-header-dec-21If you’re looking for some triple-A games to fill out your collection, today is a good day for you to check out the Steam Holiday Sale. Hitman: Absolution and Portal 2 are your best bets today. If you’re willing to overspend compared to what you will likely have to pay in six months during the Summer Sale, there’s also Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Still, there’s other good games worth picking up. Don’t Starve and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are both available for $5.09 and both are worth it.

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7 Best Games of the 7th Generation: The Orange Box

the-orange-box-headerAfter seven weeks, our list of the seven best games of the seventh generation of video game consoles comes to a close. While many, many great games aren’t making such a short list of great games, I think that this game won’t get too much of an argument for making it over other deserving

When a game picks up scads of awards, everyone takes notice. But how good is a company that can make multiple games, ship them in a bundle and garner accolades and win awards for each of them? That’s exactly what Valve did when they put Half-Life 2, HL2: Episodes 1 & 2, Team Fortress 2 and Portal into one award-winning package called The Orange Box.

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 26, 2013

steam-holiday-sale-2013-header-dec-26Just because the Yanks don’t have Boxing Day sales (or Boxing Day whatsoever) doesn’t mean that they aren’t getting sales today. That’s why Steam is here with more sales for you to spend your gifted money/Steam cards.

Just an FYI, the free copy of Left 4 Dead 2 is still available as of writing but it was only advertised as being available until 1:00 EST today. That offer appears to have been silently extended because of yesterday’s epic Steam outage. Jump on that fast because it could just be an error that hasn’t been caught yet.

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 25, 2013

steam-holiday-sale-2013-headerMerry Christmas everyone! It’s time for another set of deals with today’s Steam Holiday Sale. Now that you’ve treated others, it’s time to treat yourself to some good games at great prices.

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 24, 2013

steam-holiday-sale-2013-header-dec-21Okay, I’m a little late with today’s Steam Sale info which might be troublesome for strategy gamers because you’re the biggest beneficiaries of the active flash sales. There are some recent releases available during the active daily deals should you be interested in those.

By the way, has anyone else ever noticed how terrible the Call of Duty sales always seem to be? You’d think they’d practically be giving away the older versions. Nope. Just 25% off. I think Activision is happy just taking money from the console folk.

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Comic Book Pull List for December 24, 2013

origin-ii-1You have one last day to do your Christmas shopping. Because your neighbourhood comic book store is closed tomorrow, all the new releases are out today. Convenient how these things work out.

New releases are going to be in short supply this week unless you’re interested in special edition issues. As far as new releases go, they are few but the big two have a pair each. DC Comics has Forever Evil #4 and a Forever Evil tie-in with Justice League #26. Meanwhile, Marvel launches a new miniseries that begins with the beginnings of Wolverine in Origin II #1. They also start a new arc in Avengers #24.

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