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Steam Holiday Sale: December 22, 2014

steam-holiday-sale-2014-header-dec-20Normally I’d open one of these posts with a little bit of knowledge or a story but I don’t have the time today. I’m done all my Christmas shopping but I’m busier today than when I was elbowing my way through crowds at the liquor store this weekend. Okay, so I do have time for a story. At least you don’t have to worry about fighting the crowds on Steam. Having enough money to buy the rest of your gifts, sure. But you don’t have to worry about quantity… Usually. Remember that time they sold out of keys for that one Star Wars game?

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 21, 2014

steam-holiday-sale-2014-header-dec-20Another day, another set of new Steam deals. A bunch of the old Steam Sale favourites, such as Portal, Skyrim and Shadow Warrior, are for sale in today’s daily deal. Alien Isolation is also for sale today as the new release for 50% off. Unlike yesterday’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, this one might actually be worth it.

I also went through all of the Flash Sales before posting. Each of their store pages list them as being 24-hour deals. That means you can wait until the next round of Flash Sales before making a decision.

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 20, 2014

steam-holiday-sale-2014-header-dec-20So as of writing, Steam appears to be fairly broken so it’s very likely that whatever discounts are written below have changed since posting. If I can keep up with the changes, I will. I think only the Community Pick discounts are still likely wrong at this point.

And I’m learning some things as I click around the Holiday Sale. Most interestingly is that the Flash Sales don’t seem to be 12 hours. Most appear to run for 24 hours but DMC: Devil May Cry’s story page showed it’s on discount for 24 hours. So you might not have to rush as quickly for that flash sale but keep your eyes on them in case Valve catches on.

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 19, 2014

steam-holiday-sale-2014-header-dec-18It’s the second day of the fifteen-day Steam Holiday Sale. It kind of makes you worry about how much you might need to pace yourself when you realize how long you’re going to be staring at ridiculous deals. Funnily enough, I was just about to buy one of yesterday’s deals but was stopped by a well-timed review copy.

A quick note before today’s discounts. The Community Choices are the three games that were voted on during the previous 24 hours. The winner will have the big discount while the other two will have lesser discounts. I’ll list the winner first followed by the other two. I’m not sure yet if it’s worth getting the two runners-up at their discount, though. Not that today’s runners-up are that inspiring.

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Steam Holiday Sale: December 18, 2014

steam-holiday-sale-2014-header-dec-18It’s Christmas Time at old GabeN’s place. From now until 12:59 PM EST on Friday, January 2nd, it’s time for the 2014 edition of the Steam Holiday Sale. Note that date and time because the end of sale timing seems to confuse a lot of people.

Let’s take a look at some of the new features of this year’s Holiday Sale. The Daily Deals, called Featured Deals in this sale, run for 48 hours which is what we’ve come to expect. Flash Sales are back and rotate through every twelve hours instead of every eight. And the community picks are back with cards as a voting incentive. However, Community Picks run for 24 hours and the Community Pick bundle choices are gone this time around. Community picks are just one game for this sale.

As usual, don’t buy something unless it’s a Daily Deal, Flash Sale or Community Pick until we get to the final twelve hours of the sale. Inside those final 12 hours, it’s anything goes.

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Steam Holiday Sale: January 2, 2014

steam-holiday-sale-2013-encore-header-jan-2Is the 2013 Steam Holiday Sale over? Well, yes and no. A lot of the deals seem to have expired. However, Valve has brought back some popular deals for a special 24-hour Encore Special. So 24 games are on discount until 1:00 PM EST tomorrow. I wish Valve was a lot more clear with how their sales work.

Still, there are some fantastic deals today that you should check out just in case you were looking for some more games or can’t wait for the next big sale. Whenever that is.

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Steam Holiday Sale: January 1, 2014

steam-holiday-sale-2013-header-dec-23It’s the final 23 hours of the Steam Holiday Sale. All signs point to the sale ending at 1:00 PM EST tomorrow so be sure to clear those must-buy items off your wish by then. I’d like to say there’s more to today’s daily deals but the sale seems to go out with a whimper rather a bang.

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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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