Steam Holiday Sale!

#1 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

There's 10-75% off of everything in the store, There are tons of great deals!

  • Bioshock is now $4.99
  • Team Fortress 2 is $9.99
  • Ultimate doom, Half life: Blue Shift, Half Life: Opposing Force are $0.99
  • Audiosurf is $4.99
  • 25% off all Ubisoft Titles
  • 25-50% off all THQ Titles
  • 25-75% off all 2K Titles
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky is $17.49
  • Portal is $4.99
#2 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

TF2 now is on sale AGAIN?....sweet jesus there is no excuse to NOT own this game now.

Steam proves once again its the beacon of hope for all PC gaming enthusiasts!

#3 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

Man, Steam kicks ass haaard.

#4 Posted by bwooduhs (1616 posts) -

Wow Bioshock is dirt cheap.

#5 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

I am really tempted to just buy every package deal and good game thats going so cheap, this deal is huge. But I have relatively little HDD space compared to the sheer number of good games on sale. Think I will definately be buying BioShock again, sold my retail copy but have been meaning to buy it again.

#6 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

Oh yeah, Left 4 Dead is marked down a few bucks as well.

#7 Posted by Aerobie (103 posts) -

Left 4 Dead is 25% off.

I just picked up L4D, HL1 and both expansions, and Doom 2 for about $50.
I was already planning on getting L4D, so pretty much I just got free stuff.

#8 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Wow. I would really like to grab a couple of those but my graphics card takes the fun out of playing games on my PC.

#9 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -

Yea... I just bought lots of games tonight.

#10 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -

Thats frigging awesome, steam is amazing.

#11 Posted by Buckwatters (141 posts) -

I bought HL: Opposing force, Blue shift, Stalker Clear Sky, and Beyond Good and Evil for $27 SCORE!

#12 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

The Valve Complete package is 75 dollars. There has never been a better time to join Steam.

#13 Posted by PartTimeNinja (344 posts) -

Man I need to buy Bioshock

#14 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6107 posts) -

The sale goes on until January 2nd, too.  That's pretty cool.  I think I'll pick up STALKER and see if it'll work on the laptop.

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#15 Edited by pause422 (6172 posts) -

Yep, this deal is amazing, ton of great titles worth picking up.Hamz said:

"I am really tempted to just buy every package deal and good game thats going so cheap, this deal is huge. But I have relatively little HDD space compared to the sheer number of good games on sale. Think I will definately be buying BioShock again, sold my retail copy but have been meaning to buy it again."
Are you into any RTS games btw Hamz? I'm getting back into them now, and after buying the THQ Relic pack, Dawn of War, Company of Heroes....imo the best RTS's released in the last couple years, none that came out recently even comes close to their quality. They've also upped the quality I expect in an RTS now, just in general, which is why I don't care at all about something like Startcraft 2. They evolved the genre so much with Dawn of War and CoH, I just can't go back to that kind of gameplay anymore. Anyway, amazing games if you're into RTS at all..(someone will quote that and say Sins of a Solar Empire, but its way more than just an RTS so I'm not counting it, its part rt4x/rts, amazing game, but not everyone can take quite how much there is to do in it.)
#16 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

I both like and dislike RTS games. I bought the DoW pack, except the Soulstrom expansion, awhile ago and while I enjoyed it and can't complain about it. I just found myself getting bored after awhile. Its a problem I have with most, if not all, RTS games.....I just get bored of them after so long. That being said this deal is, for lack of a better word here, epic in all proportions.

BioShock is an utter steal at the moment, same with pretty much every other game on sale, but BioShock in particular caught my eye at such a low price.

#17 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -

I made the extremely dumb mistake of buying Bioshock for full price like 3 days ago, then seeing this deal that its 5 made me want to cry >.<

#18 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
pause422 said:
"I made the extremely dumb mistake of buying Bioshock for full price like 3 days ago, then seeing this deal that its 5 made me want to cry >.<"
It was at 5 dollars in various points of the year. I think I actually bought Bioshock for 20 dollars in the summer, then a couple days later they had a spotlight where it was 5 dollars. I think there was another discount weekend when it was 5 dollars too. Oh well, the developers deserve to get as much money as they can get.
#19 Edited by Absurd (2934 posts) -

It sucks that I dont have a credit card though :P I wonder how long until there are Steam Gift Cards that you can buy.

#20 Posted by uk_john (27 posts) -

Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that PC gaming had another bad year regarding sales? Especially western companies!

#21 Edited by PureRok (4235 posts) -
uk_john said:
"Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that PC gaming had another bad year regarding sales? Especially western companies!"
It had a fine year. No worse than normal. Stop trolling. Valve does deals constantly. To say it like you:

"Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that it's Christmas season."
#22 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -
uk_john said:
"Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that PC gaming had another bad year regarding sales? Especially western companies!"
That's one of the dumbest comments I've heard.....Valve has been doing a Holiday sale like this for several years now, and every weekend(almost every weekend?) otherwise an entire list of games from a certain developer, or a certain game in general gets marked down usually 15-75% off.
#23 Posted by Optiow (1745 posts) -

10 to 75% off!
Cool!

#24 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

They have some great ass deals on there and Steam is really starting to grow on me...spent $35 on 7 games yesterday and I may pick up some more before the sales ends. TF2 for $10 is quite tempting.

#25 Edited by pause422 (6172 posts) -
Kush said:
"They have some great ass deals on there and Steam is really starting to grow on me...spent $35 on 7 games yesterday and I may pick up some more before the sales ends. TF2 for $10 is quite tempting."
Get it! I went even further overboard the last week or so once EA put their games up there. I spent like 200 bucks on games on steam since then, few from EA, the THQ Relic pack,Bioshock,Spore, and Sam&Max Season 1and2. It was worth it though, anywhere else it would of probably been 350+ for what I ended up getting, especially the bundles of several games.
#26 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I likely will purchase TF2 even though I have no PC gaming buddies...that is the main reason I stopped playing PC games. Playing with random people on PC is no better than playing with randoms on XBL...I don't care what anyone says, there is not much of a difference in douche-baggery.

#27 Posted by mracoon (4961 posts) -

I picked up Bioshock. £3 is a bargain.

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#28 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Honestly if you haven't played TF2 or own a copy of it yet on the PC. Now is the time to buy it, there is really no excuse to not buy it at the current price. Lack of "buddies" or not it needs to be bought. And if you need PC buddies there is a group of hardcore TF2 players and general Steam users on GiantBomb anyway so play with them, get in on the Spy burning action!

Just bought BioShock and FarCry2. Seemed like FarCry2 was worth buying for around the £26 price for one of the "big titles" of 2008.

#29 Posted by Dudeuk (7 posts) -

Just grabbed the Unreal / Id  superpack + bioshock, fallout 3 & far cry 2 = EPIC bargain.

#30 Posted by Agent_Lost (899 posts) -

yep that some sweat news, first i got Halo 3 for 20$, now steam go on a mad sell or Boxing day sell, as we call it up here in Canada.

#31 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -
uk_john said:
"Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that PC gaming had another bad year regarding sales? Especially western companies!"

Steam is competing with the other digital distro services like Impulse. Don't be stupid.
#32 Edited by xruntime (1920 posts) -

Besides Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, and Spore (and MMOs which always do well), I don't think there were any big PC game releases this year. L4D and F3 I hear both did well, and Spore...meh.

Red Alert 3? Same old shit, and DRM. Call of Duty 5? Low expectations from the beta. Stalker Clear Sky? Still the same bugs and crashes. GTA IV? Apparently a horrible port. 
#33 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

If you don't have BioShock yet, GET IT! THERE IS NO EXCUSE! 

Thank you, that will be all. 
#34 Posted by Teh_Eel (296 posts) -

Just about to download prince of persia only £18.74, very tempted to get the relic pack and beyond good and evil aswell.

#35 Posted by MisterSpiffy (880 posts) -

I'll probably pick up some of the cheaper titles, like the Half Life expansions, and some indie titles.

#36 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

I'm thinking of finally buying Left 4 Dead. $37 sounds good to me!

#37 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

after Christmas sale is just what we all wanted all along  !!!

#38 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

I just got the id collection, Multiwinia + Darwinia, and Bioshock for $47.47. Suhweeet.

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