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The Spend Times: Steam’s Holiday Sale Is Live

By Adam Smith on December 18th, 2014.

It’s Chriiiiiiistmas, as Noddy Holder screams every morning to the terrified residents of Toyland, no matter what the season. Beneath a mechanical tophat festooned with mirrors and baubles, he gambols and grimaces, throwing colourfully decorated parcels containing tiny tartan trousers and other glam trinkets.

Steam is a lot like young Noddy, spreading goodwill whatever the season with its regular sales. But now is your chance to grab gifts for one and all (yourself included), because the Holiday Sale has just begun. Highlights below.

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Amplitude’s Endless Sale Ends In Six Hours

By Adam Smith on December 18th, 2014.

One of the year’s Bestest Best Games is currently discounted by 50% on Steam. The game is Endless Legend, Amplitude’s superb 4X fantasy game, and it’s currently £13.49, but only until 6pm GMT. The discounts extend to all three of the studio’s releases, so you can also grab debut title Endless Space and this year’s brilliantly inventive roguelike door defense thing Dungeon of the Endless for £4.99 each. There’s also a bundle with all three plus DLC for £30.49. If you need to know more, our reviews of Dungeon and Legend are here to help, and Jim and I wrote about Endless Legend as part of our December festivities.

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Seasonal Lies: GOG Launch “Winter” Sale

By Alice O'Connor on December 4th, 2014.

What a frosty DECEMBER scene! Yes, AUTUMN is often snowy in places.

Now look here, GOG. I like what you do in the gameosphere, what with getting the old retro re-release ball rolling and that DRM-free jazz you’ve got going on and all, but let’s not get carried away. You’ve gone too far and I won’t let you do this. Yes, I’m calling you out: it’s not winter round here until December 21, and you don’t get to decide that it is. I don’t care if you do have 800-odd games on sale and flash sales and free games, you can’t launch a “BIG Winter Sale“. Grow up.

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The Cost Of War(gaming): Matrix Games Sale

By Adam Smith on November 27th, 2014.

In a world where it’s increasingly likely that game bundles will soon be given away with Happy Meals, people are often flabbered right down to the gasts when they see the prices over on planet Matrix. The wargaming/strategy publisher doesn’t discount its back catalogue as often as some companies discount their front catalogue, so when the annual holiday sale rolls around, it’s worth paying attention to. Lots of titles are discounted by 50%, including the excellent Unity of Command and its expansions. The Gary Grigsby titles are also on sale, as are many others, listed here.

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Falling Leaves, Tumbling Prices: Steam Autumn Sale On

By Alice O'Connor on November 26th, 2014.

Yes, but what does any of this have to do with exploring?

An ache in my left hip awoke me this wet morning. This dicky joint has been reliably crying “Hey! Get up! You’re missing a lovely noise!” for weeks now, but this morning’s throb felt different. It’s been going on long enough that I could sense something special in the air. It was as if we’d moved from rainy mornings into autumn – proper autumn – and do you know that means? My hip did.

The Steam autumn sale has begun with a flurry of bargains on games old and surprisingly new.

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The Witcher 2 And Mount & Blade Free In GOG Sale

By Alice O'Connor on November 12th, 2014.

We said 'Prices so low they're practically free', witcher. PRACTICALLY. Put the sword back.

You know those games GOG sell, yeah? Mostly old ones but a fair number of new things too, right? Those games. Most of them are on sale. GOG launched their autumn sale, with discounts on over 700 of their 860 games. Most seem to be half-price, while bigger discounts come in flash sales and daily deals and bundles and those other sorts of things. They’re also throwing a few freebies out, giving the original Mount & Blade to all and sundry for the next two days, and offering the splendid Witcher 2 free if you visit the site on seven days over the sale. Video games!

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Luftpapersprisonpointwatchdighome: Humble Indie Bundle

By Alice O'Connor on September 10th, 2014.

Bundle purchase: approved!

Look, I realise that it’s been barely a day since I last told you a load of ace video games were on sale at pocket change prices, so I’m sorry if I keep banging on about this. I imagine you’re so bored of this sort of nonsense. “Blah blah Humble Bundle blah blah Gunpoint Luftrausers Papers, Please,” must be how your tired ears hear my droning, “blah blah Gone Home woopity doo Prison Architect.” But please, indulge my grotesque interest in telling people about rad games one more time.

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Birthdays And Holidays: GOG And Humble Sales

By Alice O'Connor on September 9th, 2014.

Not on sale: actual cars.

It’s been a long game-summer. We’ve met loads of new games and formed new game-friendships that’ll surely last forever–I’ll call every weekend–but now it’s time to settle down for a long game-autumn, foraging for game-nuts to stash. Rather than be down about this, GOG and the Humble Store are seeing summer off with big sales. GOG are celebrating their sixth birthday, while Humble just want to party. Cram their game-berries into your cheeks and bury them to play over game-winter.

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Shhhh: Omerta First Up In GOG Giveaway

By Adam Smith on June 24th, 2014.

If rambunctious crowds have suddenly taken to the streets around your home, chances are it’s because of the GoG.com summer sale. The site has kicked things up a gear by naming the next portion of its event ADRENALINE RUSH. I hate using the word ‘event’ but sales are about more than discounting products, which is why the Steam one seems like a weird competition that doesn’t make any sense at all.

The ADRENALINE RUSH has a suitably eager description – “A TIDE OF 30 FLASH SALES AT ONCE · 4 SECRET FLASH-GIVEAWAYS · 24 HOURS OF EXCITEMENT”. The first of the giveaways is Omerta: City Of Gangsters, which I didn’t entirely dislike. Rather cheekily, the freebie doesn’t take over the top of the page – looks like you’ll have to scan throught he entire list as the 24 HOURS OF EXCITEMENT continue if you want to find the next free games.

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Death Is Cheap: Teleglitch Updates, On Sale

By Adam Smith on May 21st, 2014.

I don’t normally post about patches and I don’t often post when a single game goes on sale. Teleglitch is an exception though, particularly when the update is as beefy as the one that just landed. As well as tweaking the strength of various weapons and the difficulty of some levels, the patch adds an arena mode, which contains four chapters of challenges that provide specific load-outs and waves of enemies to destroy. Teleglitch is what happens when Dark Souls takes its training wheels off so expect those arenas to reach out of your monitor and slap you across the face. The game is currently discounted in a week-long Steam sale, which puts the price at £3.06. Here’s wot we all thought about it.

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Wake Up: It’s GOG’s Spring Insomnia Sale

By Nathan Grayson on May 13th, 2014.

That ladybug looks like it's angling to take your game. MAKE IT PAY.

Spring is in the air. And on the ground. And oh god, it’s in the vents. Harrowing, certainly, but worth getting excited over because videogame sales are rampant and also I guess new life is entering the world’s bloodstream. Humble was first to let players feast on the fruits of its deal-cutting prowess, and now GOG‘s following suit with something… rather different. The Spring Insomnia Sale puts various games in the gleaming rainbow sale spotlight, but in maddeningly limited quantities. You know that part of a Steam Sale where you obsessively check for new deals a few times per day? That times a million.

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Steam Who? – Humble Bundle’s Spring Sale

By Nathan Grayson on May 7th, 2014.

Is there going to be a spring Steam sale? Or has Valve finally elected to give its wearied money counters – their abacuses gnarled and gnawed on, fear and desperation write large on waxen wood – a brief respite? I’m not entirely sure it matters now, though, as Humble has elected to fire the first shot with a sale of its own, and it’s off to a damn impressive start. Check it out for deep discounts on games like South Park: The Stick of Truth, Batman: Arkham Origins, Broken Age, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, and Thief. Tons more below.

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GOG’s Time Machine Sale Lets You CONTROL TIME ITSELF

By John Walker on January 29th, 2014.

As someone who firmly believes in the public domain, and finds it instantly aggravating that games over 20 years old cost anything, GOG’s current Time Machine Sale pulls me in two directions. They’re going back 30 years to highlight 30 games, knocking off substantial sums from each in turn. 1995’s Crusader: No Remorse just had a turn at 75% off. Now it’s Tomb Raiders 1, 2 and 3. (Of which the first came out in 1996.)

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