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Botanicula pre-orders get goodies in apology

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 23, 2012 6:45am PDT

Botanicula starring in a 'pay what you want' Humble Bundle on the very day it launched certainly was an unexpected treat for many, but less so for those who pre-ordered it. In apology, pre-orderers are being given goodies including Machinarium.

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"Nice make-up for those people. I suppose this is the first time a game has launched in this ..."

- DoubleR417 see all 2 comments

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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GamersGate launching ad-supported free games

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 09, 2011 5:31am PDT

"A large portion" of the the digital distributor's catalogue will be available to play for free, in return for watching a short advert before the game launches. The 'FreeGames' service is slated to launch in September.

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"It would be funny if right before a huge boss battle the game takes a commercial break, just ..."

- phate81 see all 7 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

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

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 ..."

- 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...

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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

Shack PSA: Digital PC Deals on Just Cause 2 and More

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2010 9:00am PDT

The traditional weekend round of PC digital distribution discounts has arrived, bearing offers including half-off Just Cause 2, Mirror's Edge and a...

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"JC2 is a steamworks game. It will be on sale in Nov/Dec and it'll be less than the $25 they're ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 11 comments

More Sega Genesis 'Classics' Hit PC

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 23, 2010 8:20am PDT

Sega has revealed the second batch of eleven Sega Genesis "classics" it's releasing for download on PC, a list including Ecco Jr, Kid Chameleon,...

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"Yeah, but that's not what omar was talking about. He was saying it was ok to download them ..."

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 24 comments

SEGA Genesis 'Classics' Arrive on PC

By Chris Faylor, Jun 02, 2010 8:20am PDT

As promised, the first round of SEGA's "evergreen" retro re-releases have begun making their way to PC by way of digital distribution outlets like...

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"Alien Soldier, Dynamite Headdy, Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage, Phantasy Star, Sonic CD, ..."

- Saleck see all 25 comments

Digital Distribution Platforms Dispute Market Share, Sling Mud

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 01, 2009 2:00pm PST

A dispute between digital distribution platforms Direct2Drive and Impulse over market share has highlighted the difficulty of assessing the digital...

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"I have both Impulse and Steam, and I play games on steam more than impulse (just because of ..."

- MidnightShift650 see all 48 comments