Most of you are probably clinging to your piggybanks in anticipation of Steam's yearend blowout, but there are a few deals worth considering in the meantime. Valve's distribution house is offering Magicka for only $2.49 as part of its daily wishlist promotion, Impulse has the first two Mass Effect games priced at $7.99 each, GamersGate serves up Torchlight, Borderlands and Street Fighter IV for less than $5 a peace and Good Old Games has cut 50% off its catalog. If you'd rather save your spare change until next week, Steam is allowing free access to Nuclear Dawn this weekend.

Steam
71 Nuclear Dawn $11.99 (40% off + free weekend)
78 Magicka $2.49 (75% off -- today only)
Demigod $6.69 (33% off)
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Impulse
90 Mass Effect $7.99 (60% off)
93 Mass Effect 2 $7.99 (60% off)
78 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. $7.49 (25% off)
71 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 $22.49 (25% off)
82 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Bundle $34.49 (25% off)
77 Rage $29.99 (25% off) 
76 Brink $14.99 (25% off)
87 Crysis 2 $39.99 (33% off)
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GamersGate
84 Torchlight $3.74 (75% off)
83 Supreme Commander Gold Edition $8.00 (60% off)
90  Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition $10.18 (66% off)
78 Dragon Age 2 $12.00 (60% off)
79 Dead Rising 2 $14.98 (50% off)
84 Borderlands $4.99 (83% off)
90 Street Fighter IV $4.99 (75% off)
Baldur's Gate The Original Saga $4.98 (50% off)
Baldur's Gate II Complete $4.98 (50% off)
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Direct2Drive
70 Need for Speed: The Run $29.99 (40% off)
Duke Nukem Forever $9.95 (50% off)
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Origin
74 The Saboteur $9.99 (50% off)
70 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight $9.99 (50% off)
89 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 $9.99 (50% off)

Good Old Games
50% off most games

Games for Windows
87  Dirt 3 $29.99 (17% off)