Steam is a digital distributor of video games and sometimes other software. It has a user base of over 6.7 million active gamers, houses community hubs for each and every game, and hosts various related services. One well known aspect of Steam is its insane discounts, and never are they as ludicrous as during the December sale each year!
If you use Steam and want to save some money, this could be the perfect chance to buy those games you've wanted. Alternatively, if you easily cave to heavy discounts, this sale could be devastating to you. ;D
The basic rule of thumb for getting the best discount you can is to wait for the game you want to appear on the front page as a daily featured discount, a flash sale (new set of discounts every 12 hours) or a community choice game (the community votes on one of three games to be discounted). The sale will last until January 2nd.
I'm already feeling temptation with Metal Gear Rising, discounted from $30 to $6.
If you're participating this year, feel free to share your purchases or any exceptional discounts you spot. :D Also, here's a link to the gamer handles
thread in case you want to add anyone from the forum on Steam or share Steam handle. You can send gifts and trade items on Steam, as well as play games together, so adding friends is recommended. ;) Are you ready for a miracle?