Having started in the US the Black Friday phenomenon has now spread around the world. The term first gained popularity in the 1970s when it was used to describe heavy foot and car traffic that followed sales taking place on the day after Thanksgiving. Since 2010 an increasing number of UK retailers have introduced Black Friday sales of their own and it remains one of the best way to pick up bargains in the run-up to Christmas and saves having to wait for the January sales. The shopping event always takes place on the fourth Friday in November – this year its the 24th – and is swiftly followed by Cyber Monday.
Getting Fired Up for Black Friday at Steam
Steam is a digital software distribution platform that allows users to access and play a wide variety of games across multiple computers but also connects players and creators. Purchasing games online means play can start the minute the download is finished and updates can be applied automatically so the latest version is always available.
In previous years Black Friday deals at Steam have seen a wide range of Mac, PC and Linux titles on sale at up to 75% off the regular price. In addition to some of the most popular games around like Fallout 4, Call of Duty, FIFA and GTA V, you'll also find great deals on other software packages including utilities, animation, photo editing and audio production. Games can be purchased for the user's own account or given as gifts to others.
Pick up the very latest information on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on their website at store.steampowered.com, by following the Steam Twitter feed and liking the Steam page on Facebook to get regular timeline updates.
Games at the Lowest Price This Black Friday at HotUKDeals
Stock up on your favourite games at fantastic prices or use this Black Friday event to get a head start on the Christmas shopping by picking up some Steam gifts. HotUKDeals previews all the best deals ahead of time so shoppers can stay one step ahead of the crowds and snap up all the very best bargains from Steam.