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The 10 best games to use a Steam Gift Card on right now

The 10 best games to use a Steam Gift Card on right now

For a lot of PC gamers, Christmas means one thing: Steam gift cards. The holiday season is the perfect time to fill your Steam wallet, too, as we find ourselves smack in the middle of the Steam winter sale. With nearly 16,000 games on sale, there's a truly overwhelming number of options, so here are a few ideas that might help you get your spending spree rolling.

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Steam is down amid its biggest sale of the year [Update]

Steam is down amid its biggest sale of the year [Update]

Bad news for those of you looking to snag some tasty gaming deals: Steam is down at the moment. If you're having a problem accessing the store, any of Steam's community features, or game servers based on Steamworks, the good news is that this problem isn't on your end. The bad news is that this seems to be a fairly massive outage, and there's no word when Steam will come back.

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Steam’s Winter sale 2016 has begun: Hide your wallets!

Steam’s Winter sale 2016 has begun: Hide your wallets!

As the all-knowing PayPal foretold, the Steam winter sale for 2016 has begun. Like all the sales before it, this one brings plenty of discounts on much of Steam's catalog. The sale will last until January 2nd as well, giving you plenty of time to consider your options.

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Civilization 6 DLC: Poland culture bombs, Vikings conquer Europe

Civilization 6 DLC: Poland culture bombs, Vikings conquer Europe

Civilization 6 is getting its first premium DLC today, and Poland is the star of the show. It seems that Civilization 6 will follow the same DLC structure as that of its predecessor, offering inexpensive civilization and scenario packs alongside more costly expansions. Poland is the first add-on civilization to the game, and it's bringing some potentially overpowered traits with it.

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Halo Wars for PCs land early for Halo Wars 2 pre-orders

Halo Wars for PCs land early for Halo Wars 2 pre-orders

For a real-time strategy "spin off" of a first-person shooter game, you'd think that Halo Wars would be a perfect fit for PC gaming. But it took Microsoft Studios nearly 8 long years to sort that out. No matter, because Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is hitting the venerable PC February next year. Even better, you could already be playing it now before everyone else. That is, if you put in a pre-order for Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition as well.

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Steam winter sale 2016 start date confirmed by PayPal

Steam winter sale 2016 start date confirmed by PayPal

For gamers, no holiday season is complete without the Steam winter sale, and now we know when this year's event is going to kick off. Steam's holiday sale is usually its biggest of the year, typically offering two weeks of deep discounts on most of its game catalog. Thanks to PayPal's UK arm, we know that the festivities begin later this week.

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Street Fighter V will shame rage quitters with public profile icon

Street Fighter V will shame rage quitters with public profile icon

Even almost a year after launch, Street Fighter V still has problems dealing with rage quitters, or those players who leave a match before its completion, either out of pure frustration or to avoid the penalties of losing. In the months since the game's release, developer Capcom implemented changes to make sure rage quitters were appropriately punished, but poor sportsmanship continues to be a downer for those who play online.

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Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland holiday event has begun

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland holiday event has begun

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event has arrived at last. Blizzard teased the event earlier this much without giving anything away, but now we're getting a slew of details with the event is going live. Winter Wonderland is the third seasonal event for Overwatch and runs from today, December 13, to January 2.

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Strafe is a procedurally-generated FPS with graphics out of 1996

Strafe is a procedurally-generated FPS with graphics out of 1996

Gamers who like first-person shooters have no shortage of the biggest, most graphic-intensive titles to choose from these days, but the upcoming indie game Strafe should appeal to those longing for the early years of the genre, when games like id's Quake were the big thing. At first glance, Strafe's low-res, pixelated graphics will have you wondering how old the game is, but after a few seconds of gameplay, its modern-day mechanics and effects become apparent.

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Resident Evil 7 demo arrives on Xbox One today, PC December 19

Resident Evil 7 demo arrives on Xbox One today, PC December 19

PlayStation 4 owners have already had access to Capcom's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard demo for quite some time, but now it's Xbox One's turn. The demo is arriving on Xbox One today, giving players an early look at the next installment in the long running Resident Evil series. Beyond this Xbox One release, the demo will also be coming to PC later this month, with Capcom announcing a December 19 release date.

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Telltale’s Batman episode 5 launches next week, episode 1 goes free on PC

Telltale’s Batman episode 5 launches next week, episode 1 goes free on PC

The final chapter in Batman: The Telltale Series is nearly here. The fifth episode, which is titled City of Light, will be available across a variety of platforms beginning Tuesday, December 13. This release wraps up the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series, which got its start back in August with the first episode, Realm of Shadows.

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The Best Games of 2016: Stardew Valley

The Best Games of 2016: Stardew Valley

To someone who has never played Stardew Valley, it may seem a little strange to have it rank among the best games of the year. After all, it's a game about building up a successful farm from nothing and all of the manual labor that entails. When you're not farming, you're left to develop relationships with the other people who live in your town. How fun can it be? Quite a bit, as it turns out.

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