The Steam Winter Sale 2013 Kicks Off Today

Not content with emptying your wallets less than a month ago during the Autumn sale, Steam have unleashed their festive slashing of prices just in time for you to treat yourself at Christmas.

"Tis the season to be bankrupt, fa la la la la, buy some games"
“Tis the season to be bankrupt, fa la la la la, buy some games”

Same rules apply as always; there will be a new selection of 9 special deals every 24 hours from now up until January 3rd, with four games heavily reduced every eight hours under the ‘Flash Sales’ section. The Community Choice also makes a welcome return, with the Steam userbase choosing every eight hours on which one of three selected games will get a price drop.

Rather than reenact the ridiculous coal giveaway from a couple of years ago when one lucky git got EVERY GAME ON STEAM, the bonus for buying games/voting/crafting badges this year are a selection of items to be used in a number of free-to-play games including DOTA 2, Team Fortress 2 and Warframe.

But on to the important stuff – what’s on discount? For today, I would say the top picks are the long awaited PC version of the very fun Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (£13.39 with all the DLC, playable on 9th Jan), the Brave New World DLC for Civilization V at 50% off, and the pick of the bunch is Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite bundled together for £9.

Happy hunting out there!