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Save on PC Games During the Steam Lunar New Year Sale

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In case you missed the Steam Holiday Sale (and the Autumn Sale, and the Halloween sale…) get ready for the first big PC game sale of 2020: The Steam Lunar New Year Sale. As opposed to previous sales, this one only lasts the weekend, ending Monday, Jan. 27 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern.

In addition to a nearly endless parade of discounts, the Lunar New Year Sale also features tokens you can earn and spend in the Lunar Night Market. Every $1 you spend during the sale nets you 100 tokens. You can also earn 100 free tokens every day by logging onto steam and clicking on the gift envelopes on the store page.

The tokens can be redeemed for rewards similar to the Holiday Sale: new Steam profile designs, emoticons, stickers, and a $5 off coupon (for 5,000 tokens).

Here’s some notable deals:

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – $47.99 (20% off)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – $47.99 (20% off)
  • Resident Evil 2 – $19.79 (67% off)
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – $23.99 (60% off)
  • Hollow Knight – $7.49 (50% off)
  • Disco Elysium – $31.99 (20% off)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Dice Twice – $38.99 (35% off)
  • Frostpunk – $11.99 (60% off)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 – $14.99 (75% off), DLC 33% – 50% off

Since it’s the Year of the Rat, many of the Lunar Night Market rewards are rat-themed. The Year of the Rat also extends to highlighting several rat-themed (or rat-adjacent) discounted games, such as Moss, Tooth and Tail, Armello, and Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

The Steam Lunar New Year Sale ends Jan. 27.

Complete Quests and Save on Games During the Steam Winter 2019 Sale

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Welcome to Steamville, home to thousands of discounted PC games. The Steam Winter 2019 Sale also features Holiday Quests, where users can earn Festivity Tokens to get custom emojis, profile backgrounds, chat stickers, and a digital coupon.

First, the sales. Here are some highlighted deals:

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 $47.99 (20% off)
  • Monster Hunter: World $23.99 (60% off)
  • Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age $29.99 (50% off)
  • Resident Evil 2 $19.79 (67% off)
  • Disco Elysium $31.99 (20% off)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 $14.99 (75% off)
  • Two Point Hospital $11.89 (66% off)
  • Jurassic Wold Evolution $8.99 (80% off)
  • Slime Rancher $7.99 (60% off)

During the Steam Winter 2019 Sale, users can complete Holiday Quests for Mayor Carol, earning Festivity Tokens. There’s a set list of quests, followed by a new quest added each day of the sale. Quests involve doing things around the Steam library, such as adding games to your wishlist and voice chatting with a friend. Each quest earns 100 Festive tokens upon completion, and users can earn up to 2000 Festivity Tokens by completing them all, and earn an exclusive Steamville badge.

Here is the initial batch of quests:

  • Interact with Steam Labs Interactive Recommender
  • Joining a Group Chat Room
  • Make a Wish (add three games to your wishlist)
  • Take a Steam Labs Deep Dive
  • Use Chat Stickers
  • Watch the Yule Log Burn (A live broadcast of a fireplace)
  • Search for Something New
  • Check Out Steam Labs community Recommendations
  • Voice Chat with a Friend

In addition to completing Holiday Quests, you can also earn Festivity Tokens by buying games during the sale. Every $1 spent during the sale will net 100 tokens. Tokens can be spent at the Holiday Market, including new chat stickers, emoticons, and backgrounds for Steam profile pages. The real prize is a $5 coupon, redeemed with 5,000 tokens, though it’s limited to one purchase.

The Steam Winter 2019 Sale ends January 2, 2020.

Steam Autumn Sale and Award Nominations Have Begun

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Not to be outdone by every other Black Friday sale currently going on, the Steam Autumn Sale has begun, running through December 3, and offering some of the best discounts in PC gaming.

If you’ve had your eye on a Steam Controller, you can nab one for $5.00, a 90% discount, though quantities are limited and delivery delays are expected.

Otherwise you’ll find the usual plethora of PC game discounts. We’ve compiled some highlights below:

  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep $20.99 (40% off)
  • Disco Elysium $31.99 (20% off)
  • Civilization 6 $14.99 (75% off)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice $38.99 (35% off)
  • Monster Hunter: World $29.99 (50% off)
  • Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition $17.99 (50% off)
  • Divinity Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition $24.74 (45% off)
  • DOOM $5.99 (70% off)
  • Gears 5 $29.99 (50% off)
  • Terraria $4.99 (50% off)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider $8.99 (85% off)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds $14.99 (50% off)
  • ARK: Survival Evolved $17.49 (65% off)
  • Tabletop Simulator $9.99 (50% off)

With the Steam Autumn Sale also comes the Steam Awards Nominations. Everyone with a Steam account can nominate a game for each of the following categories. The menus suggest from a list of games you’ve played this year, though you can also search for any 2019 game to nominate. The exception is the Labor of Love category, which highlights older games that continue to see updates and contest releases.

  • Game of the Year
  • VR Game of the Year
  • Labor of Love
  • Better with Friends
  • Most Innovative Gameplay
  • Outstanding Story-Rich Game
  • Best Game You Suck At
  • Outstanding Visual Style

Nominations close at the end of the Steam Autumn Sale. During the Winter Sale, which takes place during the end of December, users will get a chance to vote for the winners based on these nominations. Winners will then be announced on December 31.

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Save on Digital Board Games with Asmodee Steam Sale

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Asmodee Digital is running its first Publisher Weekend Sale on Steam. The Steam sale features discounts on some for the most popular digital board games, up to 75% off. The sale ends Monday, September 30.

“We leverage our board game DNA, combined with our specific digital expertise to immerse players into amazing stories. Combining the two most thriving categories of entertainment, board and video games, our titles are intellectually rewarding, driven by player choices and set in awe-inspiring universes,” said Pierre Ortolan, CEO, Asmodee Digital. “This unique know-how allows us to implement our long-term vision, geared towards the genres that share core gameplay, design roots and universes with our board game legacy: RPGs, strategy, card and narrative-driven games. We aim at steadily expanding a consistent line-up of premium titles focused on these genres and universes. Because we love to play, craft and publish these kind of games, we aim to get more and more people, partners and players alike on board.”

The sale includes several big board games such as Carcassonne (60% off) and its expansions (40% off), all versions of Ticket to Ride (40-60% off), Scythe (60% off), and Small World 2 (75% off). The most recent Asmodee Digital release, Gloomhaven, is still in Early Access, and only features a 10% discount.

This week Gloomhaven received its next major content addition, adding a fifth playable mercenary, the Tinkerer, and several desired gameplay tweaks.

Asmodee, based in France, is the second-largest publisher of board games behind Hasbro. The Asmodee Steam Sale ends September 30.

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Steam Halloween Sale 2018

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Every seasonal holiday brings a Steam Sale, but the Steam Halloween Sale is one of the briefest. You can grab horror (and horror-adjacent) games for 20-80% off. But you’ll need to act quickly, the Steam Halloween Sale ends Thursday, November 1.

The obvious emphasis for the Steam Halloween Sale is horror games. You can find older classics like Left 4 Dead 2 (80% off), Amnesia The Dark Descent (80% off), BioShock Remasterd (75% off), and Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines (75% off).

More recent games include Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (35% off), Prey (50% off), Shadow of the Tomb Raider (34% off), Vampyr (33% off), and Friday the 13th: The Game (85% off).

The horror game theme is stretched a bit to include multiple genres with horror themes or content. Examples include rogue-like dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon (70% off), action-platformer Sundered (50% off), action-RPG Grim Dawn (70% off) and rhythm dungeon crawler Crypt of the Necrodancer (80% off).

Horror games aren’t the only ones on sale, however. Seemingly half the games on Steam are on sale right now, so hopefully you have your wishlist properly set up. Other highlights include No Man’s Sky (50% off), Divinity: Original Sin 2 (33% off), Kerbal Space Program (60% off), Dark Souls 3 (75% off), and The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Game of the Year Edition (60% off).

As with every Steam Sale we recommend searching games via Steamdb to track sales history. For example, 33% off is the lowest Divinity: Original Sin 2 has ever been. Useful if you’ve been holding out for the right price.

The Steam Halloween Sale ends November 1.