Shack PSA: Unreal Tournament 3 Free Weekend, Unreal Discounts Coming Tomorrow

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Epic kicks off an Unreal Tournament sale on Steam tomorrow, with discounts and a free UT3 weekend to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the original UT's demo release.

For the festivities, Unreal Tournament will be reduced to a mere $1.99. UT3 will be free to play for a long weekend starting tomorrow, coupled with a 66% discount. The bumper Unreal Deal Pack will also be marked down by 66% for the weekend.

The Unreal Tournament demo being celebrated is available over on FileShack in a teensy 53MB download with now-laughable system requirements.

The full Unreal Tournament arrived on November 30, followed by UT 2003 in October 2002, UT 2004 in March 2004, then finally 3 in 2007. The shooter series began life as singleplayer with 1998's Unreal, succeeded in 2003 by Unreal II: The Awakening.

From The Chatty
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    September 16, 2009 2:20 PM

    The last UT3 free weekend generated no noticeable increase in the players for that weekend, and no new players afterwards either. Honestly, they couldn't even give this game away now, which is sad because it's "alright" to play and have fun with.

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      September 16, 2009 3:19 PM

      If you're talking about on Steam, it was probably because it couldn't be downloaded by 90% of people. Me and 5 or so friends all tried and none of us could download it from Steam.

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        September 16, 2009 6:15 PM

        I'm preloading now at a great speed

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        September 16, 2009 6:41 PM

        Me too, that first weekend. But I preloaded it just fine over the next week when they announced they'd repeat it again the next weekend to make up for all the problems.

        I also downloaded a bunch of mods from the MSU contest to try over that weekend. At least half of them involved two-element puzzles with the colors orange and blue. I wonder where they could have gotten that idea from?

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        September 16, 2009 7:06 PM

        ya they should have the problems fixed for this weekend, my preload is actually downloading.