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The Steam Winter Sale 2016 is live!

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It's December 22, and that means that Santa isn't here yet—but the 2016 Steam Winter Sale is! 

We already had a pretty good inkling that the big festive Steam Sale lights would be switched on today, but it's just like waking up to all that sweet loot under the tree: We know it's going to happen, but it's still exciting when the actual moment arrives.

Notable deals right off the hop include Doom for $20/£13, Cities: Skylines Deluxe for $10/£7.50, Project CARS for $10 (the UK price hasn't updated yet, sorry), and, oh, let's see, Payday 2 for a fiver. We'll throw more deals into the bottom of this post as we see them.

As always, there's lots more than that, so browse around and you're bound to find something. You can also pick up two Steam trading cards each day by browsing your discovery queue, and don't forget to cast your ballot in the Steam Awards while you're there.

The 2016 Steam Winter Sale is live now (Now!) and runs until 2 pm ET on January 2.

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.