Festivity Tokens. I’ve been staring at this Valve press release for close to 15 minutes, and I still can’t quite wrap my head around the verbal combination of holiday spirit and crass mercantilism. Anyway, the Steam winter sale date is here, and with it a whole bunch of deep discounts on PC games of all stripes.
Alongside the discounts, spending money on Steam and completing holiday quests will earn you those Festivity Tokens, which you can exchange for winter sale coupons to get further discounts (or you can turn them in for new chat baubles). New quests will be added throughout the sale, so you’ll be able to earn those tokens in a variety of ways.
As you pore over the deals this year, you might want to check out the best new PC games of 2019, many of which are available on Steam – though yes, some you’ll find at the Epic Games Store winter sale. Wherever you prefer to buy your games, we’ll be spending the holidays highlighting more of 2019’s games of the year – so don’t run through your whole budget at once.
If you haven’t run through the Steam sale rigamarole before, here’s the secret: only buy the games you know you’ll play in the near future. Another Steam sale will come around, and all the games you’re eyeing will probably either get the same discount, or be even cheaper in the future. Don’t spend money just for the sake of it. Be safe out there, friends.