On Wednesday, online computer gaming store Steam unveiled an expected holiday-themed sale, complete with deep discounts on recent hits and indie standouts alike. In typical Steam fashion, this year's 'Exploration' sale ties into a recent change on the storefront, but instead of highlighting collectible badges or community features, the sale focuses on customized sale offers based on September's 'discovery' update.
As of press time, the exact link to a user's customized sale page is hotlinked incorrectly if loaded within the Steam app, so fans will want to click here to see what games Steam thinks you want the most. That link includes some very random guesses in the top roll of links, along with a convenient gathering of unpurchased games from your wishlist, discounted DLC for games you own, and 'tag' links for sales in your favorite genres.
More harrowing for your wallet is the store's new endless scroll feature, which continues to generate sale after sale after sale if you move downward on its main page. As Steam store veterans will tell you, you may want to tag a beloved game on your wishlist if its sale price on an early day is kind of low. Chances are, it will receive an even bigger discount before the sale officially ends on December 2. The sale's most interesting launch specials include massive cuts on 2014 games like The Evil Within, Watch Dogs, Civilization: Beyond Earth, and Goat Simulator, but Steam claims to have cut prices on 1,860 games already. Get to scrolling.