It started out as Boxing Day, but retailers have transformed it into Boxing Week. It also used to start on December 26th, but now it starts online December 24th at 8:00 PM EST for most retailers with a website. And if we take digital distribution retailers into consideration, it started whenever Valve put up their holiday Steam sales.
When I started to compile this year’s Boxing Day 2011 round-up post, there wasn’t much of interest. But more and more deals were unearthed, my “Boxing Day” haul grew into something quite substantial:
- Killzone 3: Helghast Edition for $19.99 ($110 off)
- Nier (360) for $9.99 ($10 off)
- Saint’s Row: The Third (PC) for $19.99 ($30 off)
- Renegade Ops 4-pack (PC) for $10.19 (~$20 off)
- Batman: Arkham City (PC) for $20.92 ($30 off)
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (360) for $19.99 ($30 off)
Most of those are PC games which I cannot take advantage of until next month’s new bandwidth allotment becomes available.
I wrapped up Dark Souls the other day and started The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. So far so good.
I also played a bit of Uncharted 3’s co-op adventure and Modern Warfare 3’s online multiplayer. You may be surprised to know that the latter was not as bad as when it first launched. I may write up some impressions on it, but between the Dark Souls review and all these games, it may take awhile before I get around to that.