Steam’s 2013 Holiday Sale is Now Underway


Prepare for your Christmas shopping budget to get completely annihilated, for today marks the beginning of the annual Steam Holiday Sale.

Valve’s digital download store has lined up a full two weeks–December 19th through January 2nd–of Daily Deals, Flash Sales, and Community’s Choice discounts.

Participation in the sale, in addition to reaping the benefits of such amazing price cuts, will be rewarded with Snow Globe Trading Cards, of which there are 10 in the complete set. Snow Globes can be earned for each $10 spent, every three votes cast in the Community’s Choice polls, or from crafting game badges. By obtaining the full set of Snow Globes and crafting the Snow Glob bade, you will receive a holiday emoticon and profile background, as well as an exclusive holiday-themed in-game item from one of 10 different free-to-play games, like DOTA 2, Path of Exile, Team Fortress 2 and Warframe. An FAQ about the Snow Globe rewards can be found here.

Now get out there and buy some stuff! Today’s opening round of sales include the following:

Daily Deals

– Bioshock Infinite 75% off
– Dishonored 75% off
– Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 33% off
– Batman Arkham Origins 50% off
– The Stanley Parable 40% off
– Space Hulk 66% off
– Assetto Corsa 25% off
– Monaco 80% off
– Dead Island 75% off

Flash Sales

– Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 75% off
– Divekick 75% off
– The Typing of the Dead: Overkill 50% off
– Guns of Icarus Online 75% off

Community’s Choice

– Vote between FTL 66% off, Shadowrun Returns 55% off, and Dust: An Elysian Tail 75% off

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