7 great ways to save on Steam videogames

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These winning strategies will help you snag Steam games on the cheap.
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With thousands of games in its catalog and more than 125 million users, Steam has become almost synonymous with computer gaming, whether Mac or PC. And, in great news for gamers, Steam is not afraid of discounts.

But not all discounts are created equal. How can you score the best prices on your favorite titles? We’re here to help, offering seven ways you can save with Steam.

Steam holiday sale kicks off December 22

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It's that time of the year again!
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Christmas is a great time to pick up cheap games for Mac and PC on Steam, with big discounts on the latest titles and timeless classics. According to a new leak, this year’s sale will kick off on Thursday, December 22.

Get 10 new games a month, delivered straight to your inbox [Deals]

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It’s a great time to be a gamer, with countless new titles coming out regularly from developers big and small alike. That also makes it hard to keep up, which is why Steamcrate is such a great service for hungry gamers. For one low price they deliver 10 new games to your computer every month, from indie releases to flagship titles, to keep forever. Right now you can sign up for a full year of Steamcrate for just $139.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Delightfully retro RPG gets free expansion on iOS, Mac

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Bigger, better, role-playinger.
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Paradox Interactive’s hilarious send-up of fantasy tabletop gaming (think Dungeons and Dragons), Knights of Pen and Paper 2, has just gotten a new free expansion.

Called “Back to the Source,” it has two new character classes, higher level caps, an all new mega-dungeon, and a ton of funny stuff packed into it — all for free.

Apparently, the developers missed a saving roll for monetization today.

The 10 best new Mac games of 2015

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Simply the best.
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Cult of Mac's Best of 2015 Mac games aren’t as numerous as iOS games, but they tend to be a bit more expensive, making impulse purchases a rare thing. How do you know which ones to spend your money on?

If you’re looking to stuff your stocking with the finest of games for our favorite platform, look no further. We play them all so you don’t have to, and we tell you which are the best ones to grab.

These are Cult of Mac’s picks for best new Mac games of 2015.