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Weekend PC download deals: Aliens: Colonial Marines for $5

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Remember how you sneered you'd buy Aliens: Colonial Marines when it was on sale for $5? It's on sale for $5. Go on then: buy it. I'll hold you to that. Look, you know you're curious. Actual bargains worth buying include all three Thief games for $6, Natural Selection 2 for $...


"So if I knock up a fake Amazon account with a random US address, the codes will still work on my ..."

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Weekend PC download deals: $8 Mortal Kombat

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 23, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Look, between Saints Row IV and Dota 2 I don't know why you would want to buy another video game for weeks but sure, okay, fine, here's what's going cheap at digital distributors this weekend. My Alice's Mega All-Star Turbo Pick is Mortal Kombat for $8, while other deals inc...


"I really thought I was being rather clever when I decided to stop purchasing games at release ..."

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Weekend PC download deals: the best The Bureau: XCOM Declassified pre-order

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2013 1:00pm PDT

If you're looking forward The Bureau: XCOM Declassified's launch next week, the best deal on it this weekend is a pre-order for $36 or less, with the original X-Com games, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown and its DLCs thrown in on top. Other PC download bargains I slap into this list...


"The servers are only suppose to stay active for another year tops. So I hope there are plans in ..."

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Humble Bundle adds Metro 2033, Risen, and Sacred Citadel

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 07, 2013 6:00am PDT

You'll never Adam and Eve it: the latest Humble Bundle has only gone and added extra games. The pay-what-you-want package now offers subterranean FPS Metro 2033, fantasy RPG Risen, and brawler Sacred Citadel, on top of Saints Row games and more Risen and Sacred and Dead Isla...


"Metro LL is the better game. 2033 is the 1st game and it's a little all over the place."

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Weekend PC download deals: BioShock Infinite for $30

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 02, 2013 1:00pm PDT

The weekend is upon us; ready thyself. PC games going cheap digitally this weekend include BioShock Infinite for $30, Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition for $4, the first two BioShock games for $5, Sleeping Dogs for $6, Aliens: Colonial Marines and its DLC for $8 (I know, b...


"Thanks for the recommendations. I'll have to give this game a second try and pick it up."

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QuakeCon Steam sale starts with 75% off id games

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 01, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Shacknews, you may know, began life in 1996 as Quake fansite Quakeholio, so QuakeCon has always been a bit special for us How marvellous, then, that Steam is holding a mighty QuakeCon sale, kicking off with a daily deal that gibs 75% of the price ticket of every id Software ...


"4fort4 was better, demoman dropping a demopack on the top of one of the bridges killing 5-6 ..."

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New Humble Bundle includes Saints Row and Dead Island

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Humble Bundle went slightly off piste and away from its indie roots with the Humble THQ Bundle, but it turns out getting loads of good video games for little money is broadly pleasant. Today it launched the Humble Deep Silver Bundle, offering the likes of Saints Row: The Thi...


"Oh. And the Nyte Blade Pack. Forgot that was a bonus incentive to the Season Pass."

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Weekend PC download deals: XCOM for $9

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 26, 2013 10:30am PDT

Weekend! Here! Download sales! XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $9, Just Cause 2 for $3, TrackMania 2 Stadium for $7, all the American McGee's Aliceseses for $8, Darksiders II for $10, a few good bundles, and loads more. Okay, off to watch some Shakespeare, bye.


Weekend PC download deals: $30 for Metro: Last Light

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 19, 2013 3:45pm PDT

The summer sale train keeps on rolling, with bargains including Metro: Last Light for $30, The Walking Dead's 400 Days DLC for $2.50, Castle Crashers for $4, Monaco for $7, Trials Evolution for $10, XCOM for $10, and Skyrim's DLC-packing Legendary Edition for $36. Anyone who...


"A McDonalds franchise costs a million dollards, so 36 dollars is pretty good. Thanks for the ..."

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Weekend PC deals: Just Cause 2 for $3 and other summer savings

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT

So. Video games are on sale this weekend. Quite a few of them. It's hard to pick just to highlight but, ah, let's say Just Cause 2 for $3. Other bargains include FTL for $3; Hotline Miami for $3; The Walking Dead for $6; a bundle of Dead Island GotY, Metro 2033, Saints Row 2...


"Steam has Crysis Pack for $34.99 but if you get Crysis Maximum Edition(C + C WF) and Crysis 2 ..."

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Weekend PC download deals: $20 for XCOM, Civ 4 & Civ 5

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 05, 2013 12:10pm PDT

Come, come in, settle down, rest your feet, and I shall bring you all the games you could want to play this long weekend. $20 will get you a bundle of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Civilization IV Complete, and Civ V Gold, which is certainly a bargain and a half, yes?


"For the Gamefly sale, PB47J-R0C7T-206Q5 gives an extra 20% off the indie titles"

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GOG summer sale final day brings back all daily deals

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 04, 2013 8:30am PDT

If you've missed any of the daily deals in GOG's big summer sale, good news! As the sale enters its final day, all of those fine bargains have returned, with up to 85% off big bouncing bundles as well as single games. Plus, you know, if you've been waiting to see if a partic...


"Oh. I thought we were talking about the Baldur's gate games only."

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Weekend PC download deals: $22 Borderlands bundle

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 28, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Now's as good a time as any to give Borderlands a bash if you haven't already, as the FPS-RPG is the jewel in the crown of this week's downloadable deals. $22 will get you the GotY edition of the original game, plus Borderlands 2 and its DLC season pass. Other bargains inclu...


"use a credit card and call in the approval if it's acting funny."

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Weekend PC download deals: $3 Hotline Miami

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 21, 2013 2:45pm PDT

For you, dear reader, I have missed cheap door entry at dancing so I might properly scrutinise this weekend's sales at digital distributors. Because I care. Offers include Hotline Miami for $3.33, FTL for $2.49, The Witcher 2 for $7, XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $11, Dishonored f...


"I couldn't resist adding the Thief games to my GOG library for $15 along with the first Deus ..."

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Humble Bundle with Android 6 launches

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 19, 2013 10:00am PDT

An pleasing pay-what-you-want Humble Bundle launched yesterday, this time of the variety which includes versions for your Android doodad as well as the usual PC, Mac, and Linux. Games up for grab include Aquaria, Frozen Synapse, and Stealth Bastard Deluxe.


"Yeah I'm disappointed they didn't make a UI that works well on phones. It could be done with ..."

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