If you've been looking for the perfect gift for your PC-gaming friends, then look no further: You'll need that money you were going to spend on them to buy stuff for yourself in this year's 14-day Steam Holiday Sale. As it does all the time, the digital retailer has discounted a bunch of games, though these deals are uncommonly good.

Most notable among today's "Daily Deals" is Super Meat Boy for $3.75, a price so good you should consider it now even if you're waiting for the Mac version (thanks to Steam Play, when you buy the PC version, you'll get the Mac one when it's released); Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for just $6.79 -- just in time for the Vietnam expansion; and the Oddworld Oddboxx for $12.49. There's also a one-day "Holiday Bonus" each day of the sale, which run until January 2, contingent upon ownership of another game. Today, you get an extra 10 percent off Portal if you have Half-Life 2 in your Steam Library.

Steam is also offering crazy discounts on publisher packs -- like every Valve game for $50 and every Square Enix/Eidos game on the service, including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Just Causes 1 and 2, and Front Mission Evolved, for $74.99. These publisher packs will be on sale through January 2.
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STEAM HOLIDAY SALE ON NOW

The Steam Holiday Sale is on now through Sunday, January 2, 2011. Gamers may save up to 80% on select titles, with daily and week-long savings on featured titles, publisher game packs, and compilations.

In addition to the usual savings specials, each day of the sale will feature a special Holiday Bonus on one select title. The twist: Players must qualify for the Holiday Bonus by owning another Steam game.

For example, the first Holiday Bonus is Portal - save an extra 10% if you own Half-Life 2. If you already own the title, Steam will automatically detect this and offer you the 10% savings during check out.

Meanwhile, titles kicking off the traditional savings include:

F1 2010 50%

Battlefield Bad Company 2 66%

Fallout 3 (Game of the Year) 33%

The Deus Ex Collection 85%

LEGO Batman 75%

Peggle & Peggle Nights 60%

Prince of Persia (Franchise) 75%

Portal 75%

F.E.A.R. (Franchise) 75%

Titan Quest Gold 75%

Super Meat Boy 75%

Oddworld's Oddboxx 50%


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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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