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Steam Holiday Sale

The Steam Holiday Sale is now underway. In addition to savings, this incorporates two promotions, as outlined in these Holiday Sale Instructions. There are new deals each day, listed on the Steam Store Front Page along with a list of mega deals that offer the entire catalogues from several publishers for between 77% and 86% off. Here's word:

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 don’t win, no worries, you’ll be given a piece of coal. But hold onto that coal!

Why?

Coal is the ticket to enter the Epic Holiday Giveaway. It’s 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.

Didn’t 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 it’s 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.

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60. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Dec 19, 2011, 19:15 xXBatmanXx
 
Prez wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 19:03:
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 18:40:
I have had nothing, but problems with Steam. I shudder every time I have to buy a game through them, their customer support is beyond horrendous.

I can't think that Origin can do any worse.

If you only buy from Steam during their year-end sales, it probably would make you pretty angsty where Steam is concerned. The rest of the year, however, the buying process is smooth as silk and as easy as can be. If my ever-growing, massive Steam library is any indication, it is probably TOO easy.

I'm with you on the customer service thing, though. The only way it could be worse is if they had a local rep come to your house and kick you in the balls after you submit a support ticket. Luckily I hardly ever need support.

I wonder why there are problems. The tater ARG for Portal 2 was hugely successful. I also didn't have any problems (or hear of any) during the previous sale on Turkey day. I also don't recall any problems as bad as this during the last year's sale.

Now. What is causing this? Did they back off the hardware even more? Did something break? Did they not anticipate the huge load of users for their storefront this time around? Did games like Skyrim and other new Steamworks games bring in THAT many new users that are now taxing the system?

I dunno. Be interesting if they shared info with us.

/and I am sure they have no problems with marketing to clients, etc. But this wouldn't look good to me if I was a new client thinking about getting my product in there. Yea, I get it - they are huge and successful, and my product would reach millions more than I could, but this is kinda crappy...

This comment was edited on Dec 19, 2011, 19:23.
 
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