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Steam Winter Sale 2022 is live now, plus vote for the Steam Awards

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Valve has put up their huge Winter Sale 2022 with tens of thousands of games that are discounted, plus you can now vote for the winners of the Steam Awards. This is a great time to stock up on games ready for the holiday season, or to just fill up your Steam Library ready to play through 2023 because I'm sure you don't have many games you haven't played yet right? 

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The sale is live until January 5, 2023 at 10am PST / 6pm UTC. With voting for nominees now over too, you can also begin voting for the winners in the Steam Awards.

A few suggestions on some great deals to pick up that are Steam Deck Verified, so they should also be no problem to run on desktop Linux too:

What will I be picking up? Nothing! I'm finally taking a stand, locking my wallet away and going through some games I picked up in previo…oh look at that Life is Strange: True Colors is 60% off — oops.

See all on the Steam Store. As a reminder, it usually struggles with traffic at the start, so wait a while if it's loading to slow or not loading at all for you.

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Tags: Misc, On Sale, Steam, Valve
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denyasis Dec 22, 2022
QuoteWhat will I be picking up? Nothing! I'm finally taking a stand, locking my wallet away and going through some games I picked up in previo…oh look at that Life is Strange: True Colors is 60% off — oops.

Lol- good luck! I did not purchase any games in 2021 and for 2022, I think I bought Monster Sanctuary and some DLC for Cities: Skylines. I did get a few of the free give aways, though.

I've found it oddly pleasant not buying a bunch of games and I've been playing more, enjoying the games I do have.

I do intend to buy a few games in the future, but only when I'm ready to play them (sales be damned, lol):

Rimworld's DLC
Skyrim (if it seems like the mod situation is pretty stable on Linux)
Factorio's DLC

I'm sure there's other games, but I can't think of them off the top of my head, so they must not be that interesting (to me).


Last edited by denyasis on 22 December 2022 at 6:46 pm UTC
WorMzy Dec 22, 2022
Pretty lacklustre choices for the Steam Awards -- only four categories have Linux games as options. :(

I doubt I'll buy anything in the sales, I barely have time to play anything these days.
StoneColdSpider Dec 22, 2022
I dont know what I will buy yet..... Maybe the Mutant League Football DLC that I dont have....... Maybe the Phoenix Wright trilogy...... Maybe nothing since I just spent money to get a new PSU...... I dont know......
Arehandoro Dec 22, 2022
I think I might fall for God of War, Norco and Roadwarden.
denyasis Dec 23, 2022
Quoting: WorMzyPretty lacklustre choices for the Steam Awards -- only four categories have Linux games as options. :(

I doubt I'll buy anything in the sales, I barely have time to play anything these days.

I kinda totally forgot about those. Probably due to the other award show they were involved in, lol.
Nezchan Dec 23, 2022
Undecided at this point, but I'm leaning toward Chained Echoes (native) and Tunic (not native).

Probably pick up Loop Hero regardless, since it's pretty cheap right now.
chickenb00 Dec 23, 2022
As usual my adult self and my wallet say "don't buy games, play your backlog instead!", but then I see Norco is 40% off, Hyper Demon is 20% off, The Touryst is 50% off (PS5 can run it at 8K!), Kena 50%, As Dusk Falls is only $13.20... Black Future '88 is $3.41. And then there's yet another playthrough of Witcher 3 Next Gen just waiting for me, installed, ready to go (raytracing and DLSS doesn't work on Linux yet sadly)...
Pengling Dec 23, 2022
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A number of games from my wishlist are in the sale, but for now, due to the possibility of receiving a Steam gift-card over the Christmas period, I'll probably just grab Race the Sun, which is currently 90% off!

Quoting: denyasisI kinda totally forgot about those. Probably due to the other award show they were involved in, lol.
At least with this, we don't have to watch 3.5 hours of Netflix actors, feather-duster dresses, "music" performances, and not a whole lot about video games.


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StoneColdSpider Dec 23, 2022
Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: denyasisI kinda totally forgot about those. Probably due to the other award show they were involved in, lol.
At least with this, we don't have to watch 3.5 hours of Netflix actors, feather-duster dresses, "music" performances, and not a whole lot about video games.
And you dont have this......
CGull Dec 23, 2022
As a Linux user, why pay for or recommend games that don't actually support your platform? The way native Linux games have been sidelined from the awards is extremely disappointing.
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