Black Friday 2011: Steam and other PC game download sales

Black Friday 2011 may start in two days but PC gamers can start saving tons of money right now. A number of PC game download sites have started huge sales that will last until Monday, with new deals every day.

Steam - Valve's PC game download service has launched its Autumn sales event today with nearly every game in its library getting at least some kind of price cut. PC games can save even more money if they purchase bundle deals collected by publishers and genres. Valve has a number of extra price cuts from now until 1 pm Eastern time Thursday including recent releases such as Orcs Must Die ($3.74),  Renegade Ops ($7.49) and Portal 2 ($10.19).

GamersGate - The download site has launched its Thanksgiving sale with big discounts on a number of recent PC game titles. They include Bulletstorm ($7.98), Darkspore ($7.98), and Homefront ($14.98).

Amazon - The online retailer is letting people save at least 50 percent off a list of PC game titles from now until Monday. If you love a good casual PC game, Amazon is selling over 300 of them on its web site for just $1.99 each as part of its download sales event.

Other PC game download sites such as GameStop's Impulse, EA's Origin and GameFly's Direct2Drive are holding off launching their major sales event until Black Friday 2011 actually starts.

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Trying to get Portal2, been trying for nearly an hour and all I get is

There seems to have been an error initializing or updating your transaction. Please wait a minute and try again or contact support for assistance.

Slugsie said,
Trying to get Portal2, been trying for nearly an hour and all I get is

Try contacting support or using a different Payment Method?

Turns out that because I was on my works PC, not my home PC, and the IP they have recorded didn't match I'm not able to buy stuff. Even though I explicitly authorised that PC a month ago to access my Steam account. Luckily I was able to get home before the offer expired.

Too many games!!! Batman Arkham City , Skyrim, Battlefield 3 (not buying COD: MW3) grrrrr this needs to stop

At least Diablo III is not being released too this month

greenwizard88 said,
Skyrim was $60... like always.

Same for the others, I think he meant the sheer volume of games being added to his personal list to play at some point.
I misinterpreted it too, after seeing the list I realized what he meant.

I love how sites sell their really crappy sold/reviewed games for super cheap... and act like it's a steal.

Marketing hoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Skin said,
I love how sites sell their really crappy sold/reviewed games for super cheap... and act like it's a steal.

Marketing hoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't buy the ones with bad ratings?

@ tsupersonic below: Yes, get it... it's lots of fun.

s3n4te said,
Why do I keep buying more steam games when I know that I will never have enough to to play them all?

Valve doesnt care.

s3n4te said,
Why do I keep buying more steam games when I know that I will never have enough to to play them all?

I think it's a form of an OCD, kind of like hoarding ;-) Don't worry, you're not alone, I keep buying movies and games though I have on the average between 1 and 2 hours of spare time per day. Anyway, one day when we retire we'll have time to replay all these titles on computers we'll have to buy from antiquity shops. ;-)

I got Deus Ex, Portal 2, LA Noire... I'll probably play through one of those until end of 2012. Cheers.