The Steam Holiday Sale is on now through Sunday, January 1, 2012. In addition to huge savings throughout the store, the 2011 sale features two special promotions that allow you to win like never before.
The Great Gift Pile challenges gamers to complete up to six objectives each day. Completion of each objective grants the chance to win a free game or discount coupons for select games available on Steam. If you dont win, no worries, youll be given a piece of coal. But hold onto that coal!
Coal is the ticket to enter the Epic Holiday Giveaway. Its called Epic because the top prize is every game on Steam. The more coal you have, the better your chance of winning. Players may alternatively choose to magically mix their coal into something shiny and new by crafting seven pieces into a gift from the Great Gift Pile. So this year receiving coal is a good thing.
Didnt get what you want? Of course Steam allows you to trade coal and prizes with your friends.
Further details on these events and information on how its progressing may be found here.
Complete information on all the savings, daily deals, featured publisher game packs, compilations and more may be found on www.steampowered.com.
The second annual holiday-themed "Australian Christmas" update, features two retro-futuristic Dr. Grordbort class packs for the Engineer and Pyro, designed by Weta Workshops Greg Broadmore.
In addition to the class packs, the update will also ship 14 new holiday-themed weapons, hats and cosmetic items by the TF communitys item creators, using the Steam Workshop. CP_Foundry, a new five-cap control point map designed by Valves TF2 team, comes with 12 map-specific achievements.
As part of the holiday celebration, over 50 items in the Mann Co. in-game store will be on sale for up to 75% until January 2nd, 2012. Additionally, the in-game item drop rate will be doubled for the first week of the event.
The Daily Wishlist Giveaway continues today on Steam. Each day 10 people will win the top 10 games on their wishlist!
To enter, you must have a Steam account and a Wishlist with at least 10 games, and each day you will need to visit the gamepage of the featured daily deal. The Daily Wishlist Giveaway began December 1st and will continue into the holiday season.
Halloween is almost here, and we know a lot of you are pretty scared. Normally, our advice would be to try to keep it together and just ride this thing out. But this year, we have a better idea: let Steam be your safe harbor from the terror that will probably be haunting your, say, house, for instance.
With that in mind, from now through October 31st, we're offering discounts on a bunch of great games. Oh, these discounts will be shocking. Though they won't be scary in any meaningful way. Let these insane - but deliberately, rationally insane - deals be the one good, pure thing you cling to throughout the dark days ahead. Not sold? What if we told you that for every game you buy, we promise to try to kill a monster. Like maybe a skeleton. In fact, that's our Steam Halloween pledge to you: Sensible savings and we are going to murder a skeleton.
Portal 2 is available at 50% off now through Thursday at 4pm Pacific Time.
Also, FREE DLC just released! Peer Review is the first DLC for Portal 2, the year's most brain-bending action-adventure game. Featuring a devious new co-op track that continues the story of Atlas, P-Body and GLaDOS, the DLC also includes both single and multiplayer challenge modes, plus leaderboards so you can compare your portal placement and time scores with the Portal community.
The International, the inaugural Dota 2 Championships happening this week at Gamescom, has reached the final stage with two teams left in the hunt for the $1 million first place prize.
The International Finals will feature Na'Vi against EHOME in a best of five series to determine the $1 million champion beginning today at 1 pm local time in Germany. The second place team will take home $250,000. Watch the games live at Dota2.com.