Posted by Raine Hutchens on Jan 2, 2012

PC Gaming – A Steam Holiday Sale Recap

It’s the year 2012 now, and 2011 is behind us. The end of the year brought us two holidays, and with them came a special holiday sale on Steam. If you’re a PC gamer, then this is the time of year for you. From December 19th to January 1st, Steam held massive sales on tons of different titles on their service, and even offered special gifts to players who earned achievements playing games. For those that are looking to upgrade their gaming mouse, the Roccat Kain 100 is one of the more popular options.

Each day Steam would roll out daily deals, offering up games for 25%-75% off their original price. After a full 24 hours these titles would rotate out, and new daily deals would pop up in their place. Over this past holiday season we’ve seen such games as Fallout: New Vegas, Bastion, Bioshock, Dead Space, Metro 2033, and many more receive price slashes.

Along with these price cuts Steam rolled out a special reward system for players who earned achievements on select games. Most of the time these selected games would be part of the daily deal, pushing players to purchase them. As rewards for their hard work, players would pick up free games, coupons for price cuts on other games, or holiday coal. Each piece of coal counts as an entry into the grand prize drawing, which could win players the complete list of all games on Steam. Alternatively players can craft seven pieces of this coal to create a gift from the pile, like mentioned previously.

Unfortunately the Steam Holiday sale has about reached its end, and in about four hours it will all be over. The grand prize drawing is taking place, and before you know it some lucky winners will pick up a great reward. I know my wallet is crying, and so is my bank account, but my Steam library is full of life. If you get a chance to check out the Steam sale, I’d say get on it while you can. There are still some great games up for discount, and you can’t really go wrong with that. It’ll no doubt return next year, so it’s something to look forward to.

Steam Holiday Sale

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