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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.

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

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  1. 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.

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    • hairyknees

      February 8, 2016 at 09:50

      ORI??? I’m proud of you <3

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 8, 2016 at 10:35

        Achievement Unlocked: Cabbage Approval

        😀

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        • Commander Admiral Chief

          February 8, 2016 at 10:45

          Is that like the dunce award?

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    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      February 8, 2016 at 10:45

      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.

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      • Commander Admiral Chief

        February 8, 2016 at 10:46

        Gift me something while you are at it

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        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          February 8, 2016 at 10:46

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

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          • Commander Admiral Chief

            February 8, 2016 at 10:48

            He is intimidated by the brows

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 8, 2016 at 10:56

            If only Matty would accept my Steam friend request.

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            February 8, 2016 at 10:57

            I’m working on it

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 8, 2016 at 10:59

            XD

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 8, 2016 at 11:03

        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.

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        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          February 8, 2016 at 11:03

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

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      • hairyknees

        February 8, 2016 at 12:04

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

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        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          February 8, 2016 at 12:41

          XD
          It’s a secret!!

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  2. Mossel

    February 8, 2016 at 09:48

    Well shit.

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    • Commander Admiral Chief

      February 8, 2016 at 10:25

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

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      • PoisonedBelial

        February 8, 2016 at 10:28

        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”

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        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          February 8, 2016 at 10:48

          lol

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      • Mossel

        February 8, 2016 at 10:52

        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!

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        • Commander Admiral Chief

          February 8, 2016 at 10:54

          My backlog took a critical hit last week…

          XCOM2

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    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      February 8, 2016 at 10:48

      Tell me about it

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      • Commander Admiral Chief

        February 8, 2016 at 10:49

        Brown, solid, funny smelling

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        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          February 8, 2016 at 11:03

          O_o

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          • Commander Admiral Chief

            February 8, 2016 at 11:34

            What? Talking about Matty’s hair here

          • hairyknees

            February 8, 2016 at 12:03

            O_O

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            February 8, 2016 at 12:09

            FIIIIIIIIIIINE, it is NOT solid

            It is….bouncy?

  3. PoisonedBelial

    February 8, 2016 at 10:25

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

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    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      February 8, 2016 at 11:20

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

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  4. Captain JJ 'saurus

    February 8, 2016 at 10:44

    *runs around with arms in the air*

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  5. Fox1 - Retro

    February 8, 2016 at 11:33

    Arkham Knight is a trap on the sale catalog o_O

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