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Weekend PC download deals: Arkham series for $47

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 18, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Fall releases are rapidly approaching, so it's time to fill your PC backlog while you can. GameFly Digital is offering deals on Company of Heroes and some neat open world bundles. Steam is celebrating Stardock's 20th anniversary with a cool bundle of their own. And everyone'...


"I just picked up Space Rangers HD on Steam for $20 (down from $25). I enjoyed Space Rangers 2, ..."

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Weekend PC download deals: Bundles, Capcom's 30th anniversary, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2013 2:10pm PDT

Let the handheld gamers have their Pokemon! PC players have some great deals to look forward to this weekend, like GameFly Digital's shooter bundles, Steam's Capcom bundles, GOG's vintage EA bundles (with none of the Origin), and Green Man Gaming giving away free Mafia II an...


"Still no review score. I thought you guys were going back through the archives and rating this ..."

- Alastayr see all 8 comments

Weekend PC download deals: Bundles, XCOM, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 04, 2013 1:30pm PDT

The theme of the weekend seems to be XCOM, as many online retailers are putting Firaxis' classic on sale, the best deal of which might be from Amazon, who wants to give it all to you cheap. GameFly Digital bucks the trend with some amazing bundles, like Telltale and Tomb Rai...


"Make that $9! Choose the Season Pass instead of the individual games, and you get everything"

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Weekend PC download deals: EA deals, Splinter Cell: Blacklist

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 27, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Valve has reminded us throughout the week that it's a great time to be a PC gamer. So stock up on PC titles right now, whether you get a stockpile of EA titles from GameFly Digital, Splinter Cell: Blacklist from Steam, your choice of TWO Bethesda titles from Get Games, or a ...


"Yep i did... thanks to you. Great deal by the way (grabbed Dishonored and Fallout New Vegas, ..."

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Weekend PC download deals: 2K deals, Metro Franchise Pack

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2013 3:00pm PDT

It's my first week bringing you your Weekend PC Deals and I come bearing gifts in the form of SAVINGS, whether it be from GameFly Digital's 2K sale, Amazon's Metro Franchise Pack, Humble's awesome games WITH soundtracks, Green Man Gaming's coupon, or from everyone and their ...


"Got an email today with instruction on how to redeem. What a pleasant surprise!"

- killerdeathman see all 19 comments

Humble Indie Bundle adds Bastion, Limbo and more

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 18, 2013 11:45am PDT

The latest Humble Indie Bundle was already a remarkable bargain, including the likes of Fez, FTL, Trine 2, and Mark of the Ninja, but apparently it could do better. Another four games have been bunged into the pay-what-you-want bundle, namely Bastion, Limbo, A Virus Named To...


"Quite possibly the best bundle yet. Already had most of the games, but worth it for Trine 2 and ..."

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Shack PSA: don't install GTA 5's 'Play' disc on Xbox 360

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 16, 2013 10:00am PDT

"I don't want to post more stories about Grand Theft Auto V today," I mutter, "but it is the biggest launch in yonks, and this is relevant." Fine. Right then. More GTA 5 stories. Because no publisher wants to talk about anything else today anyway. It's a simple PSA: if you b...


"The post is fairly self-explanatory. Or is English not your native tongue? ??"

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Weekend PC download deals: every Hitman for $9

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 13, 2013 12:30pm PDT

This is my last deals PSA as Ozzie will take over from next week, so I'll give it to you straight: the best download deal this week is Dota 2 for $0. It is the best game. There's your hot tip. If you insist upon spending money though, well, you can get all four Hitman games ...


"How is Heroes of Might and Magic 6? Is it about as good, or better than HOMM5? Also, are all the ..."

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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."

- Xulu see all 4 comments

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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