With the turning of the seasons comes a sale at Steam. There is one for spring, summer, and autumn. But the winter or holiday or whatever sale, that is the original big sale, the one that used to spark excitement and a frenzy of buying titles you never ended up playing.
No doubt if you have a wish list on Steam you have an email in your inbox this morning telling you that a good portion of it is currently available at a discount.
There is also the usual Steam event with things to do to earn badges and such. One of the day one actions was to put some items on your wish list, Steam no doubt still stinging from the summer sale when they managed to get people to purge their wish lists, to the chagrin of many an indie dev.
It is also time for the Steam awards voting. The nominations were last month and now users get to pick from the most nominated titles. As a crusty old MMORPG player who rarely plays the latest and greatest titles, I haven’t touched many of the nominated titles. I think I own two of them. But, like the general public on election day, ignorance never stopped me from voting. Only laziness can do that, and I am not that lazy yet.
Anyway, it is here. Time to shop… or browse… or earn a badge or two… or maybe log in and see if your account is still there or look at your game list for some sort of “games of the decade” post.