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Last day of Steam's holiday PC game sale launches

You now have less that 24 hours before the third annual Steam holiday sale ends. That means you will have less than a day to take advantage of the price cuts that are available on nearly all PC games on the service. It also means that you have until 1 pm Eastern time until these extra-special price cuts (all repeats of previous one-day sales) expire:

Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum - $9.99
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl/Call of Pripyat bundle - $4.99
Left 4 Dead 2 - $6.80
Grand Theft Auto IV + Episodes from Liberty City - $9.99
Empire/Napoleon Total War Game of the Year Edition - $24.99
The Hitman Collection - $7.49 for three-game bundle (Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman Blood Money)
Mafia 2 - $12.49
Dead Space - $6.80
Plants Vs Zombies Game of the Year Edition - $3.99
Amnesia The Dark Descent - $6.80
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit - $29.99
Killing Floor Complete Pack - $4.99

Steam gives us some more one-day PC game sales for Wednesday

The Steam PC game download site continues to willingly give out some huge one-day price cuts on top of the sales that are already in place as part of its annual holiday sales event. Here's the latest list of games with price cuts that will last until 1 pm Eastern time on Thursday:

Dead Space - $6.80
Plants Vs Zombies Game of the Year Edition - $4
Swords and Soldiers - $2.50
Kane and Lynch 2 - $4.99
Brothers In Arms series - Save 50 percent off all games in series
Hearts of Iron III Complete Pack (game plus all DLC) - $14.10
City of Heroes Going Rogue Complete Collection - $10
Greed Corp - $2.50
The Quake Collection (all games in series except Quake IV and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars) - $10.20
Sniper Ghost Warrior - $7.50
The Ball - $4.99
Amnesia The Dark Descent - $6.80 or $4.80 if you own any game in the Penumbra series.

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - December 23

Once again we will still be updating and posting news and some cool features throughout the next 10 days or so while other sites will shut down completely. However it looks like news from now until January 3 will finally be on the slow side. So if you don't see a news post every hour on the hour you will know what happened :)

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - November 15

Tomorrow Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is released. Thanks to the pre-release reviews praising this game we can't wait to get our hands on the PC port. Running down and crashing racers in million dollar police sports cars is pretty much the perfect game for us.

Impulse offers up its own Halloween-themed PC game sale

Not to be outdone by GamersGate, the Impulse download site is now offering up its own Halloween-based PC game download sale with price cuts on a number of scary and semi-scary games. Many of the games on sale have had their prices cut by as much as 50 percent off.

Among the games on sale this week include the recent Haunted House remake for just $9.99, the Penumbra Collection for $10, Amnesia: The Dark Descent for $9.99. Plants Vs Zombies Game of the Year Edition for $7.49, Dead Space for $9.99, and the not-very-scary game Sins of a Solar Empire for $8.95.

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - September 10

Another busy day brings the work week to a close. Next week is the Tokyo Game Show which should have a couple of PC game-related announcements even though its mostly a console-based show.

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - August 11

It's going to be a big day tomorrow. Irrational will finally reveal its next game and id might make one or more announcements at QuakeCon 2010. We have our coffee ready.

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - August 10

We are just a couple of days away from some interesting game announcements. Are you ready?

New Plants Vs Zombies Game of the Year Edition available for download

It looks like PopCap Games is wasting no time in getting the new Game of the Year version of Plants Vs Zombies to PC and Mac players. The game's official web site now has the new version of the popular tower defense game available for purchase and download for $19.99.

As we reported before the Game of the Year edition of the title has some extra features including 20 new achievements to, well, achieve. They have titles like "Explodonator" and "No Fungus Among Us." The biggest new feature is the Zombatar, the make-your-own-undead program that allows you to customize the zombie of your dreams and then see that zombie attempt to eat your back yard in the game.

[Thanks Mikhail]

Plants Vs Zombies PC Game of the Year details (but with no Michael Jackson zombie)

Earlier this month we reported that Popcap Games will be releasing a PC/Mac "Game of the Year" edition of their tower defense game Plants Vs Zombies. At the time Popcap would not say specifically what new content will be added to the Game of the Year version but a recent visit to our local GameStop retail store had a pre-order mock-up of the game on display.

The mock-up stated that in addition to new achievements, the Game of the Year edition will allow players to create their own zombies and then see their custom undead creations in the game itself. GameStop is currently showing a release date of August 10 for Plants Vs Zombies Game of the Year.

One thing that won't be in the game is a zombie that looks like Michael Jackson. According to MTV Multiplayer, the Jackson estate frowned on having a "dancing zombie" that looked like an undead version of the late King of Pop in the original version of the game. Popcap, who clearly don't want to go through a costly legal battle, have issued a statement saying that the dancing zombie will be replaced with another version, saying, " The phase-out and replacement process is underway."
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