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Valve Launches Lunar New Year Sale On Steam

Posted on February 5, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Valve has launched a brand new steam sale to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Each day until February 12th they’ll be featuring new deals on the front page of the store, reminder that all of the discounts stay the same throughout the sale as Flash Sales and Daily Deals no longer exist. So if you’re waiting for one of your most anticipated games to go on sale but are waiting until payday you have time.

New to the store for the Lunar Sale are “obstacles” – questions like “There is a massive body of water in your way what do you do?” appear on the page and If you select “swim” like I did then Steam will serve you a page of aquatic themed games. Sadly there aren’t any apparent trading cards tied to this new activity.

We will update this post with some of the better deals as we dig through the thousands of games that are on sale. Here are today’s featured deals:

  • Tomb Raider Franchise Up to 75% Off
  • Rust for 50% off
  • Older X-Com games for up to 80% off (doesn’t include X-Com 2)
  • Killing Floor 2 for $21.99 CDN
  • Counter Strike GO for $8.24 CDN
  • ARK: Survival Evolved for 33% off


Counter Strike: Global Offensive Winter Update Brings New Weapon Skins

Posted on December 9, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Valve has released the Winter Update for Counter-Strike­­­: Global Offensive. This update brings with it a brand new type of weapons case, new unlockable skins, a “Killer Replay” feature for Casual play and some other minor adjustments.

A brand new weapon has been added to the load-out screen, called the “R8” revolver, it replaces the Dessert Eagle. Are you eager to check this new piece of hardware out?

The new “Killer Replay” features allows you to view the game through your killer’s eyes beyond the initial Kill Cam. This feature only works in Demolition and Casual play as of the release of the Winter Update.


In addition to the R8 Revolver Valve has added a number of new skins, not just for the new hardware. According to the official website some of these new skins include:

  • R 8 Revolver | Fade
  • M4A4 | Royal Paladin
  • R8 Revolver | Crimson Wedge
  • AUG | Ricochet
  • Dessert Eagle | Corinthian
  • P2000 | Imperial
  • Sawed-off | Yorick
  • PP-Bizon | Fuel Rod
  • Five-Seven | Retribution

For an expanded look at some of the skins in the R8 Case and the full patch notes check out these links.



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