Steam and others kick off holiday PC games sale

By Jos · 42 replies
Nov 26, 2009
  1. Just ahead of the Black Friday shopping extravaganza, Valve's digital distribution service, Steam, is coming through with a massive "Early Holiday Sale" event that will let you expand your PC games library on the cheap. The company will be offering big discounts on a different set of games every day for the next five days, as well as special prices on various publisher packs.

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  2. Afenix

    Afenix TS Member Posts: 55

    I usually buy games at and it it offered a lot of "holiday discounts" a week before the release of modern warfare 2. But wow 9.99$ for Far Cry 2 Fortune's Edition? I'm definitely switching to steam now.
  3. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Those are some awesome sales. Neither of the games I want or on list though. Steam is amazing, but I've bought so many games on sale now. My List is quickly expanding from weekend deals.
  4. Fada

    Fada TS Rookie Posts: 34

    AS great as Steam is and other digital download providers, why cant they just send you a copy in the post as well as the digital download? how much is a dvd? 1 euro? how much does it cost to send a dvd? 1 euro? so for an extra 2 euros you have your physical copy, 2 euros wouldnt even buy you a drink.
  5. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Too bad I already own over half of these games and packs through steam, and I payed more when I got them.
  6. Rapidhic

    Rapidhic TS Rookie Posts: 24

    As fada pointed above digital providers wont sent you a copy of your game. So you will have to have a fast internet connection, otherwise it will take ..ages to play that you bought :S
  7. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    I already got myself the THQ pack! it's a steal with games like dawn of war! this is the reason why I like christmas so much :)
  8. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    that would be quite nice, ubuntu is nice enough to give us a free phyiscal disc of they're free OS, why can't steam do it, plus we are playing for it. Thats the least they could do, imagine if software companies didn't do this, you never know might happen.
  9. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,383   +170

    Afenix, I used to buy from until I found that Sendit is often cheaper, and then I discovered that Sendit is a storefront for They have some pretty good deals. For example Fortune's Edition is £14.73 at TheHut and £17.99 at Of course the Steam deal is the way to go. :)
  10. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,383   +170

    Well, the cost of a DVD for the game will be more, as they need to stock them, they need people mail them (pack them, put the address on, go the the post). I agree that they could charge a small extra charge for this, but apparently most people are pretty happy having their downloads, which I admit is more comfortable than physical media. Only pity is that in many cases the game on Steam costs more than a physical game box at a store, unless you buy in one of their (admittedly frequent) deals.
  11. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    One reason is that for international buyers, like myself, it would be really expensive for steam to send a physical disk, and It would also be unfair that to send phisical copies only to US Residents. I think that might be one of many reasons...
  12. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    Nothing really interests me right now, Imma wait till the timer goes out for the new batch of games. Hopefully TF2 or something pretty for my future GTX260. =)
  13. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    That's the best marketing move Steam could have done. It's one of the best ways to get used by more people
  14. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,667   +1,101

    Far Cry 2 seams to have a really good deal. I'm still debating over buying it or not since i already bought a few games this month.
  15. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,667   +1,101

    After checking the prices on steam, for me Far Cry 2 is 14.99€ (~22.5$). So i'm just going to buy GRID which is only 4.99€. Why aren't the prices the same worldwide or at least similar(+-10-15% max)? It's just stupid.
  16. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit TS Rookie Posts: 90

    For any body looking for some of the best under rated HnS in the market the

    THQ complete pack form steam is pretty sweet for the price of the two Titan quest games you get a bunch of other stuff for free.
  17. matchu

    matchu TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

    Nothing I want, this time around. Unless I see something super cheap, I probably wont' buy either. I purchased Longest Journey + Dreamfall way back, and still haven't played them. Beware impulse buying =P
  18. vimes1150

    vimes1150 TS Rookie

    Quite good prices there indeed, but nothing I really want and dont have yet. Hope there will be other as good deals in following days!
  19. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    I already have more games than I can play, but very tempting prices on these. I feel like Imelda Marcos who can't have enough shoes.......... :(
  20. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    The lucas arts pack and crysis max edition look like great deals also to note batman is a very fun game and worth every penny that they are offering it for.
  21. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    Some nice holydays offers, this are the sort of things that makes steam go above all other online distribution companies.
  22. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Was happy about Dragon Age being included, but it doesn't seem to be the one with the DLC package.
  23. Peroucho8

    Peroucho8 TS Rookie

    steam always come with really good prices !!
  24. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    My GOD Farcry 2 is got the best discount
  25. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    If I had a few bucks left from bills I'd be jumping on some of these deals. RE5 is calling to me.
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