Do we usually know when the year's end Steam Winter Sale will kick in, or does it usually just turn up suddenly so the Patti LaBelle 'Are You Ready For A Miracle' meme can burst through the door again?
Whichever way it usually goes, we now know the day of the big Steam Winter Sale. Prepare your wallets, as it's the time you're most likely to blow whatever cash you have left from your annual gift-giving by giving far more to yourself - in video games you'll never play!
December 22 is the big day. Falling in line with last year's day of reckoning, its held up by the usual Thursday start days of similar savings scenarios. The news was let loose by Paypal. And while we're not all too sure when the original tweet went out, it's been sat as their pinned tweet since 9am GMT this morning - but others have been seeing it as early as 24 hours ago.
Space Hulk: Deathwing is still 15% off. Will it see a bigger discount? Is it worth the cost?
We're not sure why Paypal are the ones to break the news, but it's always nice to be given a little heads-up. Wallet rape isn't a crime, but it's certainly good to give consent on the matter. Free up your 6pm GMT timeslot for December 22, check your back balance and throw some dough into your Paypal account; because we can imagine that's why they're share the good news. Expect a good 10-14 days of solid savings and a boat-load of other marketplaces to follow suite.
It's the most expensive time of year! What games do you have your eye on?