For those of you who are PC gamers, Steam has started their annual holiday sale.
The Steam Holiday Sale
All Atari Games 66% off (ex. Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Platinum - $10.19)
All THQ Games 25%-50% off
All Ubisoft Games 50% off
All 2K Games 33% off
33% off the Rockstar Collection
Complete Codemasters Catalog $74.99
Indie Games up to 80% off
Plus special daily, one day only deals.
Dec 23rd :
Defense Grid: The Awakening - $2.49
Grand Theft Auto IV - $7.49
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl - $1.99
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising - $19.99
Mirror's Edge - $4.99
Update - Dec 24th:
Football Manager 2010 - $29.99
id Super Pack - $23.79
Need for Speed: Shift - $37.49
Left 4 Dead 2 - $33.49
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter - $9.99
And remember, by using Steam, there is no shipping, you can immediately begin downloading the game as soon as you have completed your purchase. Also games are automatically updated. No searching for patches. Access your games from any PC. The games are tied to your Steam account, not your PC.
Preview your games before you purchase. Each game has a description, hardware requirements, screenshots, and when available, links to trailers, and demo versions.
You can even purchase a game as a gift. When you make your purchase you will be asked if it is for yourself or as a gift.
I've picked up some really good deals this way for my kids in prior years, and looking forward to some good ones this year too.