Oh, my gosh Christmas is nearly here. I’ve got fudge to make and cookies to decorate and packages to ship. Overall, things are hectic, and my stress levels have ticked a little higher for this year’s Christmas. That’s why I’m happy to be able to game in my life because I need that de-stressor to look forward to! My perfect Christmas day will involve lots of gaming. Will be a great day to take a deep breath and smile (while ignoring all family and stuffing my face into a game). What do you plan to play Christmas Day?
I have no winner to announce today since our competition is now running a full month. That means you have until the 11th of January, and I’ll be announcing the winner of that $150 Amazon gift card competition the 12th of January.
That leaves today’s blog all about gaming deals! A lot is going on right now for the holidays!
First let me start with Steam, who is running a winter sale from now until January 4th. Luckily someone from the popular forum site Reddit has put together a nice spreadsheet with the games, what percentage they have off, their prices, and other useful information. Check it out here. There is an excellent selection of games, everything from some of the most popular and best-rated games of all time (such as Portal 2) to some of the best recent games from this year–Hellblade, Prey, Life Is Strange: Before The Storm.
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Not just PC games have fantastic sales this week. Blizzard is running a deal across all platforms at the moment. The sale will run until January 2. Check out the sale’s homepage here. They are selling Overwatch, Diablo, and World of Warcraft for half off! They have some other great deals on games including Starcraft and Destiny 2. They also have some bundles and pets for WoW on sale.
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Blizzard isn’t the only place to get console deals though. Both Xbox and PlayStation are running Winter sale in their online stores.
The Xbox winter sale is running from 5AM December 26th. That means you have time to get on your Xbox after opening gift cards and buy up some games on sale. MajorNelson.com has put together a list of the Xbox games on sale, including their discount percentage. You can check that out here. There are some excellent games on the list such as Dear Esther at 80% off and Injustice 2 for 50% off. There is a lot more than that on sale though, and I suggest checking the list out for anything you are interested in!
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The PlayStation store is also running a winter sale, and it also ends on December 26th. They’ve got pages and pages of games on sale and don’t seem to leave out any style of game. They’ve got the most recent Call of Duty: WWII for 25%. They also have Terraria for 70%! They have Sims, Grand Theft Auto, I Am Bread, Fortnite…really just a ton of awesome games to choose from. Check out the full line up here.
Now, if you are looking for gift cards then head on down to your local Target. Until December 24th (Sunday) you can buy one get one 25% off. That is for all gaming cards. Which includes things like Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and more. Or if you don’t feel like leaving the comforts of your home then you can go to Newegg.com and use promo code EMCBCCB49 to receive ten percent off a Nintendo eshop gift card.
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Jeez, there are a lot of deals right now! Let me end this list off with PC games again.
Humble Bundle is currently running Indie Mega Week. They have indie games for up to 80% off. Good indie games! No, GREAT indie games. This sale ends December 25th. Here is the homepage for the sale. They’ve got a lot of my favorite games for this year up there. A Hat in Time, Cuphead, Hellblade, Stardew Valley, ARK: Survival Evolved, Slime Rancher, and more.
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Next, I’m going to feature is GOG (Good Old Games). They are running a big winter sale with many new games being added and even throwing out some flash deals for free games. This deal ends on December 26th and has games for up to 90% off. They are also running this special where you can buy stars for $3 and receive a mystery game. Sounds exciting, and there are over 200 mystery games you can get so if you feel like gambling a little then it’s safe to purchase more than a few stars.
GOG’s winter sale homepage is here. They appear to be switching things up daily it’s worth checking out a few times.
Finally, I’m going to get to mobile game deals. These are hard to sniff out! Luckily I’ve found some. Square Enix is running a deal for 50% a lot of Final Fantasy games for phones. This includes Final Fantasy 1-6, Final Fantasy Dimensions, and The World of Lions. They also have some non-Final Fantasy games for sale including Secret of Mana and Adventure of Mana. Square Enix also has Hitman Sniper for free at the moment. There is a whole bunch they have on sale for mobile right now until December 27th, so check out the sale homepage here for the full rundown.