Direct2Drive News


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%.


"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.


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.


"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.


"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...


"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...


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

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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...


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

- dookiebot see all 11 comments

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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

- garrarg see all 17 comments

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...


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

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