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Steam Winter Sale 2016 Begins Today

Steam Winter Sale 2016 starts today at 12:50 PM ET/9:50 AM PT and ends on January 2 at 1:10 PM ET/10:10 AM PT. The Autumn sale was only a month ago, but the Steam Winter Sale promises, even more, savings.

The dates for Steam's Autumn and Winter sales leaked about a month ago, but we're still not sure exactly which games are going on sale on which days. This is typically the yearly sale that has the best and most bargains, though, so if you've been waiting for a price drop on a particular title, chances are it'll receive one during the Steam Winter Sale.

Once the sale begins, we'll update this article with some of the best deals available. Only three more hours to go until we get a look at the tremendous savings.

Update 1:

This isn't a Steam deal, but on Amazon there's a sale on the Steam Link ($19.99/$49.99reg), Steam Controller ($34.99/$49.99reg), and Steam Controller Wireless Receiver ($9.09/$12.99reg).

Update 2:

The Steam Winter Sale has started, but unfortunately it seems Steam is having issues with handling the increased traffic load. If Steam is not loading for you just keep checking back every five minutes or so.

Partial Featured Deals List

(Source: Reddit /r/gamedeals Steam Sale Thread)

TitleDisc.$USDPlatformCardsPCGW
PAYDAY 2 19.99 W/L Yes Yes
Tom Clancy’s The Division™ 50% 24.99 N/A W Yes
Assetto Corsa 29.99 W No Yes
Farming Simulator 17 15% 29.74 W/M Yes Yes
Insurgency 80% 1.99 W/M/L Yes Yes
Grim Dawn 24.99 W Yes Yes
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition 60% 7.99 W/M/L No Yes
The Long Dark 19.99 W/M/L No Yes
Invisible, Inc. 70% 5.99 W/M/L Yes Yes
Master of Orion 50% 14.99 W/M/L Yes Yes
Project CARS 67% 9.89 W Yes Yes
Stonehearth 20% 19.99 W Yes Yes
The Banner Saga 2 25% 14.99 W/M Yes Yes
Orwell 20% 7.99 W/M/L Yes Yes
Clustertruck 40% 8.99 W/M/L No Yes
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action 15% 12.74 W/M/L Yes Yes
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition 75% 7.49 W No Yes
Verdun 50% 12.49 W/M/L Yes Yes
Zombie Army Trilogy 80% 8.99 W Yes Yes
Homefront®: The Revolution 70% 11.99 W Yes Yes
City Car Driving 27% 18.24 W No Yes
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons 85% 2.24 W No Yes

Also, a shout out to Rampancy, one of Shacknews' own. His game House of the Dying Sun is on sale for 35% off/$12.99.

Update 3:

Franchise Deals!

(Source: Reddit /r/gamedeals Steam Sale Thread)

If you haven't played DOOM, do it now.

TitleDisc. Range
Civilization 10-92%
Total War 25-75%
Just Cause 75%
DOOM 40-67%
GRID 75-83%
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