Steam Holiday Sale begins today

They say only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and weeks of budget-crushing Steam sales every holiday season. Steam has just kicked off its Holiday Sale, lasting from today until January 5, with the usual lineup of daily deals, publisher packs, and flash sales.

The first day of sales includes deals of 50 to 75 percent off the Borderlands, Hitman, and Prince of Persia franchises, as well as Mirror's Edge for $5. Current flash sales include Batman: Arkham City for $7.50, Natural Selection II for $10, and War of the Roses for $15.

Steam is making the holidays brighter for Linux gamers as well, with its Linux client entering open beta along with 36 compatible games. Current Tux-friendly titles include Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Killing Floor, and Team Fortress 2.

Speaking of Team Fortress 2, the colorful cast of mercenaries will enjoy some seasonal festivities with a new Mann vs. Machine map and the deadly mecha-engineer class.


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  • ObliqueZombie - December 20, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    Luckily, nothing has piqued my interest yet.
  • talleyXIV - December 20, 2012 5:53 p.m.

    Wish Steam could work consistently.
  • Rubberducky - December 20, 2012 9:15 p.m.

    I have something like 80 games I've bought in the past two years during their sales. I get tired of waiting for them to download so I think I've played about 3 of them.
  • ~LanceR. - December 20, 2012 10:47 p.m.

    Let the wallet war begin!
  • Paintitblack - December 31, 2012 5 a.m.

    So many bloggers complain about the Steam Sale this time. I don't geet this, why are they so picky. Nobody's forcing them to buy the games they don't want. As for me, I was very happy about all the indie games I could get for -75% off price. The "big" games they were offering are not so interesting because I already got the most of them. This sale costed me just 10 euro paysafecard. Not much at all. Of course, I've hoped to get a bigger fish but I am also happy with the things I found.

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