The sales will keep cranking until January 2nd, and today is offering some great deals, albeit ones we've seen a few times before. I'm looking at you, Fallout: New Vegas.
Fallout: New Vegas, $US3.74
Yep, we've seen this one come and go just about every Steam sale, for the same amazing price. If you haven't taken advantage of it already, it's a chance to get one of the best games of the last decade for dirt cheap. The dollars to hours ratio is staggering.
Shovel Knight, $US10.04
I've been wanting to get this for a few weeks now, and this is exactly the excuse I needed. It's only 33% off, but it's still quite new, and some passionate words spoken by friends have let me to believe it's of a quality and style akin to Wonder Boy in Monster World. And I can certainly dig that.
Huge fun for parties or just having a friend over, Nidhogg is a 1v1 sword dueling game. Try to stab your opponent before they stab you, and the dying player respawns on the next screen. Advance a few screens over, and you win. Its system of high, mid, and low attacks/guards is simple yet beautiful, and was the runaway hit arcade machine at the Melbourne Mana Bar before it shut its doors for the last time.
Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition, $US3.24
This one's just a bit of silly fun. Try to control the clumsy surgeon's hands with incredibly awkward controls, taking body parts out, putting them back in, and deciding what's necessary. Make sure you get that Anniversary Edition! The vanilla version isn't discounted.