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The Witcher 2 digital sales breakdown: 81% through Steam

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 10, 2011 9:30am PST

Steam accounted for 81% of all The Witcher 2 digital sales in the first six months, CD Projekt has revealed by announcing its digital sales figures. GOG rung up 35% of the 240,000-odd sales, while all other platforms combined only made up 4%.

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"I am surprised it didn't have more as well. I bought it at full price at launch from GOG to ..."

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Pre-order Modern Warfare 3 on Direct2Drive, get the original for free

By Shack Staff, Sep 02, 2011 11:30am PDT

If you don't already have Modern Warfare, Direct2Drive is offering it as a free pre-order bonus for Modern Warfare 3.

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Tropico 4 and Stronghold 3 pre-orders include bonus games

By Xav de Matos, Jul 26, 2011 7:45pm PDT

Stronghold 3 and Tropico 4 are both available for pre-purchase from Steam and Direct2Drive and both come with a few choice bonuses if you decide to pull the trigger on ordering pre-release.

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"Yeah, it definitely seems to bug out. El Presidente! The people need a hospital. Maybe they ..."

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GameFly acquires PC digital distributor Direct2Drive

By Shack Staff, May 25, 2011 6:00am PDT

Shacknews parent company GameFly announced that it has acquired PC game digital distributor Direct2Drive from IGN Entertainment.

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"this is exactly what news corporation wants ,... an observer , which is a SPY there's no ..."

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Direct2Drive Launches Download Rental Scheme

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 25, 2011 2:30pm PST

Digital distributor Direct2Drive quietly launched a rental scheme for downloadable PC games last week, though so far it's looking somewhat less...

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"Gamefly is also paying full price for a limited number of physical copies. Unless D2D is buying ..."

- Schnapple see all 23 comments

Video Game Sale Round-Up Refresh

By Xav de Matos, Dec 28, 2010 6:00am PST

Although we've covered the various PC game sales from most of your favorite digital distribution platforms, we thought this morning we would...

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"Windows LIVE is also having more Daily Deals counting down to the new year. "

- loganscar see all 10 comments

Activision Titles Featured in Week-Long Direct2Drive Sale; Singularity 50% Off Today

By Xav de Matos, Dec 20, 2010 4:00pm PST

Not to be outdone by its major competitor in the digital distribution world, Direct2Drive has taken a more manageable approach to its deals and...

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"Vampire Bloodlines is pretty good. Word of caution. The developers went out of business ..."

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Shack PSA: Weekend PC Savings on Mass Effect 2, Tales of Monkey Island and More

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 15, 2010 10:05am PDT

While many confirm the presence of a weekend with a podcast, you can also do so by checking for discounts on digitally-distributed PC games. Sales...

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"Sales incoming for Black Friday and X-mas/New Years Steam sales?"

- HisDivineOrder see all 15 comments

Shack PSA: Weekend PC Savings on Modern Warfare 2, Killing Floor and More

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 08, 2010 9:50am PDT

After a hard week of work, on Friday digital distributors begin to line up to separate you from your hard-earned cash with sales on PC games. Such...

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"RO also had ridiculously awesome ballistics. Can't wait for the SP in RO2!"

- AxeMan808 see all 29 comments

Direct2Drive Gets Collector's Version of Fallout: New Vegas with Digital Novel and More

By Brian Leahy, Oct 04, 2010 2:20pm PDT

Though Fallout: New Vegas uses Steamworks, customers that select Direct2Drive as his or her digital outlet will be able to purchase the Digital...

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"yes, a digital collector's edition. wtf. there's nothing to collect."

- skryte see all 6 comments

Shack PSA: Weekend PC Deals on All Serious Sam, Garry's Mod and More

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 24, 2010 12:40pm PDT

A new weekend means a new round of deals and discounts on digitally-distributed PC games, which we have perused, parsed and presented for your...

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"Gmod, if you've never fooled with it your missing out. Some of the most fun you could ever have. ..."

- Scrubasteve see all 14 comments

Shack PSA: Digital PC Savings on Indie Bundles, Monkey Island and All Things Pirate-y

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 17, 2010 12:40pm PDT

With International Talk Like a Pirate Day coming this weekend, digital distributors of PC games are adding a nautical flair to their traditional...

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"Thanks for the heads-up. I just put in my order for the Tales of Monkey Island season."

- aasyranth see all 4 comments

Shack PSA: Weekend Savings on The Witcher, Mount & Blade, Indie Titles, EA Software and More

By Xav de Matos, Aug 27, 2010 9:30am PDT

The weekend is upon us and, as you know, that means a time of tremendous digital download savings. The deals we've been able to round-up include a...

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"i'm sticking with Steam. don't want gazillion download clients. if it's not on Steam i don't ..."

- Unkei see all 25 comments

Shack PSA: Weekend PC Sales on S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Strategy Games and More

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 20, 2010 1:30pm PDT

Though some might claim otherwise, the only way to truly confirm that the weekend has arrived is to check that a huge number of sales are running...

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"$10 is the cheapest CoP has ever been. SoC has been super cheap in past sales. Even if you could ..."

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Shack PSA: Weekend Savings on Machinarium, RPGs, Gratuitous Space Battles and More

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 06, 2010 3:00pm PDT

Weekends are, of course, for buying discount digitally-distributed PC games so we've rounded up the best bargains going, including a monster RPG...

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"Considering that they have most of the AAA titles on the front page, I'd say that GG is doing ..."

- Ryu2000 see all 24 comments