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Tis the season for discounts. Black Friday may have kept some up late or cold shivering in outdoor lines for absurdly inexpensive appliances of dubious durability, but PC gamers stay home and keep their 4,000dpi mice at the ready. As the Game of Thrones meme warns, winter is coming, and with it a slew of sales.
Today Steam kicked off its much-anticipated Winter Sale. As you’d expect, there are decidedly solid values to be had, although Green Man Gaming and Amazon best the prices on several popular game picks.
UPDATE: Latest Top Picks
Green Man Gaming
Not to be outdone, Green Man Gaming started their Winter Sale today as well. Games included in the sale get discounts up to 75% off instantly, and what’s more, the additional 20% off coupon stacks with the instant savings, yielding a maximum 80% discount. New deals are added every day, with savings lasting 24, 48, or 72+ hours. Today’s best deal is arguably Batman: Arkham Origins at a new low of $20 after coupon and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for $6. GMG is also throwing in a loyalty incentive of $0.10 of store credit per game purchased during their Winter Sales event.
On Amazon’s front, the online retailer is slapping discounts on PC download games through the end of the year. Any game you buy – irrespective of price – comes with a $5 credit you’ll be able to apply toward an Editor’s Choice Best Game of 2013 come January (list from Amazon forthcoming). We’ve assembled a list of current top picks (ten deals at time of writing), including the BioShock Triple Pack for $14.99 and a Borderlands 1 + 2 bundle for $11.99.
If you’re willing to step outside the Steam DRM, this week has also seen some great deals on EA’s Origin titles at GameFly. They’ve been running a digital EA games sale since yesterday, having given those titles up to 50% instant discounts and a stacking 20% off coupon code. Better still, if you buy any one game (DLC’s don’t count) they’ll throw in a FREE copy of Red Alert 3 for free. Not bad.
Steam 2013 Winter Holiday Sale.
Green Man Gaming Winter Sale.
Amazon Digital Games Holiday Deals.
GameFly Sale: EA Origin Sale.
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