Reminder: Steam is having a big ol’ sale to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year

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Steam Lunar New Year Sale

Happy Chinese New Year everybody! Let’s kick things off with some resolutions, yeah? My first one is: “I will not be duped into spending all my money on cheap games that I’ll probably never get around to playing.” I rate that’s pretty doable!

In completely unrelated news, Valve kicked off their Lunar New Year Sale this past weekend. It’ll be running through till February 12th, so if your backlog is looking a little skinny, you’ve got ample time to decide exactly how you want to fatten it up.

Having trouble deciding what to throw your money at? Valve highlight a few deals each day ordinarily, but with this sale, they’ve included a “choose your own adventure” element which will help you find even more specials.

Swim

Swim? Ha! Swimming is for chumps who can’t drive, which is exactly what I chose to do.

Climbing into my imaginary car led me to a Steam page packed with loads of driving games on special. Euro Truck Simulator 2 is 50% off, and selling for R139.50? TAKE MY MONEY GABEN! Now, what’s the next step on this adventure?

NINJAS

This age-old question had me stumped for entire seconds before I made a decision. Ninjas always win. ALWAYS.

As expected, this led me to a page packed with discounted ninja titles. It included the likes of Mark of the Ninja (R39.75), Assassins Creed Chronicles: China (R49.50), Mini Ninjas (R27.25), and many, many more.

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FIGHTING

And yeah, I’m going to stop right there. The adventure carries on for several more pages, but I’ll leave you to explore all the other options at your own leisure.

Even though I promised myself I wouldn’t be spending any more money on Steam for a very long time, well, chances are, I almost certainly will. Who can say no to cheap games? Nobody. NOBODY!

Last Updated: February 8, 2016

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I didn’t say no. Hello Ori & Her Story, welcome to the backlog.

    This was a cool little special. I browsed through both trees just to see what was there – some nice savings on some pretty good games.

    • hairyknees

      ORI??? I’m proud of you <3

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Achievement Unlocked: Cabbage Approval

        😀

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          Is that like the dunce award?

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      It caught me completely by surprise, this special. That made it rather nice
      I’ve bought two games…neither were for me….so I’m still checking the sale out.
      Considering FC4, but once Primal is out, that price is probably going to drop even more.

      • Commander Admiral Chief

        Gift me something while you are at it

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          Okay cool. I’m way too giving. Santa has NOTHING on me ;P

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            He is intimidated by the brows

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            If only Matty would accept my Steam friend request.

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            I’m working on it

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            XD

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Me too. I just wanted to check what the daily special was, and suddenly there’s this whole big special going on.

        I’m still hoping FC4 will work its way into the Ubi Humble Bundle.

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          Oh yea. Forgot about that. I’ll wait and see for that too.

      • hairyknees

        Oh yeah? Who did you buy games for? WHO? WHO?????????????? xD

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          XD
          It’s a secret!!

  • Mossel

    Well shit.

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      That was my credit card’s exact statement (heh, statement)

      • PoisonedBelial

        Thank fuck that I got a raise.
        Now I can buy a game or 2 and still level my card limit back up to “hemorrhaging”

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          lol

      • Mossel

        heh, statement. I’m just going to ignore this steam sale. Cant deal with any more expenses now! Besides, my backlog is still standing strong!

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          My backlog took a critical hit last week…

          XCOM2

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      Tell me about it

      • Commander Admiral Chief

        Brown, solid, funny smelling

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          O_o

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            What? Talking about Matty’s hair here

          • hairyknees

            O_O

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            FIIIIIIIIIIINE, it is NOT solid

            It is….bouncy?

  • PoisonedBelial

    Just bought The Swapper and Saint’s Row IV. 😀

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      The Swapper is really interesting and damn well made. You should check the making of that game.

  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    *runs around with arms in the air*

  • Fox1 – Retro

    Arkham Knight is a trap on the sale catalog o_O

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