On the tail end of Steam’s Exploration Sale comes the GOG.com Winter Sale. It began yesterday and will continue until December 13th.
This year’s fall event on Steam was much more understated than we’ve seen in the past. The “flash sales” that kept people glued to the Steam store on an hourly basis were gone, along with the teams, games, and any of the other interactive motifs we’ve come to expect from the iconic PC gaming events.
Good Old Games has some great ideas, and all of the excitement that Valve’s latest marketing attempt lacked. The discounts are deep and updated daily. There are hundreds of games marked down and others bundled together for even more savings. The Witcher 3 has had its price cut in half, and fellow critically acclaimed RPG Divinity: Original Sin is down to a must-buy $26.69.
Most intriguing to me is the “Mystery Game” deal. $3 will get you a random unowned title worth between $10 and $35. Aside from the hope that you’ll win a game that you already want, it’s also an opportunity to trade your pocket change for an experience you might not otherwise have considered purchasing.
GOG, or “Good Old Games,” is the golden oldies station to Steam’s contemporary pop. Their extensive library of classic games is being bolstered by DRM-free current releases and has quickly gained real traction with the PC gaming crowd. I’m more excited for GOG’s event than I have been for anything Steam has done lately, and that’s a pretty significant shift for me. Check it out before it ends mid-December, and let us know in the comments what you think are the most awesome bargains to be had.
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