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This Week in Geek: The Steam Winter Sale is on!

As much as Santa is a tradition, the Steam Winter Sale has pretty much gotten the same status. Well, at least in my house. So ho ho hold on to your hats (and your wallets) as the sale starts today!

Games – Steam Sale

I might want to lead off with some great game news. Like have you heard about the new update for Planet Coaster. But let’s be honest. Most of you will now be frantically looking for that one game you had on your wish list but couldn’t get for a decent price. And I can’t blame you. So lets run through some of the nice deals you can get:

Movies

If you haven’t been to the cinema lately, you might want to do so this december. There are so many geek-inspired movies out this season that I am surprised people find the time to read my blog. First and foremost there is of course the new Star Wars movie: Rogue One. But this week is no slouch either with the release of Assassin’s Creed.

Now, if those are not your cup of tea then there are alternatives: Doctor Strange and Fantastic beasts and where to find them.

Tech

If you want a Pebble for Christmas last year, then you’re pretty much out of luck. The company is sold off to competitor Fitbit which promptly announced that the Pebble lineup would be discontinued. The watch that is already on your wrist will keep functioning for at least another year. No promises for 2018 though.

AMD has rebranded it’s Zen cpu to AMD Ryzen. Yes, it sounds fancy and, as it goes with this sort of thing, the company has also released a rough date when to expect the new processors. It will be in Q1 of 2017. Chances are AMD will launch its new platform in January however with availability in stores lagging a bit behind. Hopefully the prices of Ryzen will not be as insanely inflated as the recent batch of new video cards.

Esports

The e-sports schedule for this weekend isn’t that long with it being Christmas and all. There are however a few matches you might enjoy:

  • A couple of Chinese teams are going to play competitive Overwatch on Saturday in the Overwatch Team Story Chapter 1.
  • Again in China the Netease Holiday Sealed 2017 Hearthstone tournament is being played.  The quarterfinals and finals are being played on Sunday.
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