I wasnt pc gaming last year, does steam/any other online store have good black friday sales?
I'm going to contradict the other response to this as I think he's a little off.
- Steam does have a "fall" sale that falls around Black Friday. It's not like the big ones in that its less populated in terms of the amount of games onsale (Winter/Summer are the big ones) but its a decent enough preview of the Winter sale and in years past Ive spent more during it than during Winter sale. The prices during that sale will be the same during winter. Winter Sale lasts two weeks and starts fairly close to Xmas time. You wont be able to miss it. Last year I used Fall to plan what I wanted most during Winter and get a general idea of how much I wanted to spend.
- There will probably be a Halloween sale this week. It will probably start on Thursday. Obviously it will focus on horror games and things like that, but you may find something then.
- Amazon in the past has had killer Black Friday deals on digital games (yes Steam keys for many). The past 2 years have been a bit blah since they don't care about their digital division as much as they have in the past, but they do tend to match Steam on the bigger named games + its a good place to get things like EA games (they are on EA's own platform called Origin which have many exclusives) and uPlay which is Ubisoft's. They also will have decent deals on physical copies, 99% of those these days will contain a Steam (or Origin or uPlay key depending on DRM) inside the box.
- There will be other random deals around Black Friday from other sites. Best is to watch this thread as the active users tend to be forthcoming about deals they find. Other places to watch are the subreddit, Game Deals.
He's right about bundles though. You can get on those at any time. There are many bundle sites that cater to PC gamers with Humble Bundle being the one with the most quality. And ones like Bundle Stars and Indie Gala being more hit or miss. There's a lot more bundle sites than just these 3, just google "indie game bundles" and you'll find plenty of sites that list them all.
I'd also recommend checking out the trade section here (Master Lists) and look at the Steam thread. Lots of opportunities to get games you may have missed really cheap user to user. Another option is the site Steamgifts.com which does a lot of giveaways and have a very active trade section. You may not have a large enough collection to join there yet, but its something to think about if you want to try more user to user options.