Weekend PC digital deals: Zeno Clash, Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Splendid surreal first-person face-puncher Zeno Clash for a bargain $3.75 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution pre-orders for a remarkable $28.80 are the highlights of this weekend's discounts at PC digital distributors. That's but the tip of the iceberg though,

How'd you fancy pre-ordering Deus Ex: Human Revolution for only $28.80, saving you 43%? Or perhaps you fancy picking up splendid surreal first-person face-puncher Zeno Clash for a bargain $3.75? It's but the tip of the sales iceberg lurking in the PC digital distribution waters this weekend. I do have a question for deal fans: what do you make of the one-day sale fad that's ever so hot right now? Personally, it really gets on my wick. I believe the idea is that customers will feel obliged to check sites more regularly, leading to more impulse purchases. However, I'm unlikely to be checking stores over the weekend, and these deals are rarely announced in advanced--so, say, they can't be publicised in this here roundup. Instead, I entirely miss the deals, and end up displeased with the damn fool store running them. I'd much rather we went back to the standard weekend deals model. And, on a professional level, it gets my goat that I have to spend even more of my Friday writing this, trying to figure out which poorly-labelled deal expires when. But that's enough of my grumbling. Here's our selection of this weekend's PC deals at digital distributors:


Zeno Clash

Green Man Gaming

Pre-order Deus Ex: Human Revolution for only $28.80--a whopping 43% discount--thanks to a combination of a discount and a voucher code. I would suggest you do so, especially as it's a Steamworks title and you'll just get a key to plug into Steam. Simply add it to your basket then apply the code GETYO-URWAN-DOUT1 at the checkout.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

S2 Games

Heroes of Newerth


Until Saturday, 10am PST:

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood


Friday: Weekend:

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West


Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Weekend:


Get Games

Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga


Mount & Blade Warband

Good Old Games

Until Saturday, 5:59am EDT:

Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich

Games for Windows

Batman: Arkham Asylum

From The Chatty
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    July 15, 2011 4:00 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Weekend PC digital deals: Zeno Clash, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

    Splendid surreal first-person face-puncher Zeno Clash for a bargain $3.75 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution pre-orders for a remarkable $28.80 are the highlights of this weekend's discounts at PC digital distributors. That's but the tip of the iceberg though,

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      July 15, 2011 5:02 PM

      Thanks for that Deus Ex code, just bought it. Happy camper today. :D

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      July 15, 2011 5:04 PM

      Get Zeno Clash! It's beautiful!

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        July 16, 2011 4:05 AM

        Agreed, it's just bizarre and funny and has some weird Morrowind undertones in terms of buildings.

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      July 15, 2011 5:14 PM

      Wow, amazing deal on Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Cancelled my Steam pre-order (well it's pending; they take a while to reply), and pre-ordered from Green Man at a significant discount. Quite a bargain for what I'm willing to bet will be the best game I've played in years, if the leaked demo is any indication.

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      July 15, 2011 5:23 PM

      Hey thanks, and good work - I just picked up Zeno Clash and Deus Ex! To answer your question, the one-day sale thing is a little much. I'm not going to check every single site every day just to see if there's something that I don't realize I can't live without. Weekend/midweek sales that last 2 or three days seem best.

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      July 15, 2011 6:02 PM

      Heroes of Newearth (HoN) is also on sale for $10 (normally $30)

      Link: http://heroesofnewerth.com/ref.php?r=Y3EGY9HA

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      July 15, 2011 7:07 PM

      oh boy that DXHR deal is sweet. Would have taken advantage of it even if the game wasn't Steamworks but since it does it's just a no brainer. Sorry Valve, I'm cancelling my preorder with yall :)

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      July 15, 2011 7:52 PM

      That Deus Ex deal really has me tempted. However, I love goddamn special editions... but from what I've seen, the Augmented Edition is the US 'Special Edition', isn't it?

      Pretty disappointed in that one. Might just jump on the sale price.

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        July 15, 2011 8:03 PM

        I'm going to break down and preorder it through EB Games for the bonus map... and I'll end up getting the Augmented edition just because :/

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          July 15, 2011 10:39 PM

          The only bits about the Augmented Edition that have my interest are the DVD and the art book.

          I'm massively disappointed with the Augmented Edition otherwise. For my money, Fallout 3 had the best Collectors Edition I can think of and kind of set the watermark for what I expect from any C.E's. I don't need extra bullshit in the game, I just want more shit that celebrates the title itself.

          And it's hard to beat a lunchbox and a bobble-head.

          I mean - there is a wealth of material to pull from for DE:HR stuff. Example: if they invented '100 brands' for DE:HR you'd think maybe they could have come up with something more clever than an action figure... and that's not even in the Augmented Edition.

          Just a DVD and in-game stuff. Eh.

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            July 15, 2011 10:41 PM

            I forgot to say: yes, the Augmented Edition comes with the soundtrack - which is nice (and is something every damn C.E. should come with).

            Carry on.

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              July 16, 2011 9:04 AM

              The Augmented edition is only $10 more than regular thought ;)

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                July 16, 2011 3:47 PM

                True - but not if you consider this sweet damn sale.

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      July 15, 2011 8:15 PM

      thanks Alice, I always look forward to these posts.

      I wonder if we could get a "deals" thread posted automatically every day, where shackers could reply to report deal sightings? that might be one way to lessen your workload, and would ensure the community doesn't miss out on good deals.

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      July 15, 2011 8:25 PM

      Can anyone who has "played" Deus Ex tell me if it's any good. I've lost interest in the game recently. Every new video I see the game begins to look worse and worse (especially the graphics, which look horrible). But this deal is tempting. I'm on the fence.

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        July 15, 2011 9:13 PM

        I have, it will surprise you (and a lot of others) with its depth. It's definitely not just a shooter, lots of different interactions possible. If you're a fan of the first game, it won't disappoint with how faithful it's to the mechanics and how modern the combat is. The world is huge, for each of the hubs, especially when you get to Detroit where there are dozens of compelling sidequests. Complex level design allows for different playstyles, I'm more of a stealth guy and it nets you more XP than just going a shooter style.

        Even the first mission allows different outcomes, that you wouldn't notice until you try again. There are primary and then secondary objectives. You're in a place where you're meant to find a weapon for the company you work for, but there are hostages too. I messed up on saving the hostages, but the way it played I thought it was meant to happen, there's no HUD indicator that you failed ala Bioware morality system. Next time, I ran straight to the hostages, defused a bomb, and at the end there's another decision where you interrogate and talk down the terrorist leader, so you can kill him/spare him/or let him get killed by SWAT. The SWAT will berate you if you let him go, but more info is handed to you about a conspiracy.

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          July 15, 2011 9:18 PM

          wow, great reply. Thanks.
          Sounds good. I bought it :D hehe

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          July 16, 2011 12:35 AM


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          July 16, 2011 1:43 AM

          Deus Ex is The Wire of video games. Sorta difficult to get into, but give it some time and it will blow your fucking mind.

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          July 16, 2011 1:43 PM

          This game is out already? Thought it wasn't released until this fall??

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            July 16, 2011 2:24 PM

            The beta was leaked ;(

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              July 16, 2011 7:57 PM

              What a shame. I wouldn't trust any early remarks about it until we have the full version. A lot could change (in theory).

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                July 17, 2011 2:21 PM

                The Deus Ex: HR beta was better than most "finished" games. I would have gladly paid $25 for it.

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        July 15, 2011 11:40 PM

        It's like Alpha Protocol but better.

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      July 15, 2011 8:26 PM

      Green Man Gaming set off a fraud alert with my BOA card -- had to call to unlock my account. Ended up having to use PayPal to order DXHR. I wonder if that will one day bite me in the ass. Oh well, life is an adventure.

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        July 15, 2011 8:36 PM

        I've read a couple of reports of this happening with GMG but I haven't seen anyone get screwed by them yet. Not sure why but I will say when I was a BOA customer they would flag my account for possible fraud if I spent too much at Target. Their fraud detection needs work - nothing like being declined in line at Target when you have plenty of money in the bank.

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          July 15, 2011 8:47 PM

          According to my bank the problem isn't GMG but the payment system they use.

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          July 16, 2011 3:45 AM

          Most of the problems arise from our payment system, which we're changing as soon as we can. In the meantime, I apology to anyone that gets fraud alerts on their card. It's frustrating to see legitimate customers getting marked! We are working on using a whole different payment system soon :)

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            July 16, 2011 6:30 AM

            i haven't gotten a fraud alert yet, so i'm still hopeful, but SO HELP ME GOD if i don't get Deus Ex on release, i will smite you, sir!

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            July 16, 2011 6:52 AM

            Excellent! Thank you. :)

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            July 16, 2011 5:17 PM

            I got a Fraud alert on a card i've had since '96. Am I supposed to call them now?

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              July 17, 2011 6:41 AM

              Yeah, I just got off the phone with BoA. Was kinda funny as I went bar hopping last night and she was reading all my charges off to confirm. You're gonna have to call them to use your card again.

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        July 16, 2011 2:05 AM

        Same here. I guess it is worth a little bit of trouble to save $20, though. I'm not usually one for pre-ordering, but deals like that sure help convince me.

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        July 16, 2011 2:18 AM

        Why would that bite you in the ass?

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          July 16, 2011 7:34 AM

          The PayPal part. I fully expect to shed some tears in the future for some reason.

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      July 16, 2011 3:52 AM


      Thanks for covering our Deus Ex deal! Drop me a line at robert DOT clarke AT greenmangaming.com - I can't promise to make your job easier from all retailers but I can certainly drop you a line every week with our promotions here at GMG and answer any questions you might have about when our deals will be ending.

      - Rob

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      July 16, 2011 7:45 AM

      Is GMG a pain in the ass for anyone else?

      Tried to use my CC (HSBC MC), rejected. Tried to use my debit card (HSBC), rejected and locked the card. Wont take Paypal cause its not verified (I refuse to link my bank account to anything). Had to reset my cards, and support said CCV were not coming through correctly so they forced my transaction through. An hour later... Just marginally worth the $20 savings.

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        July 16, 2011 8:17 AM

        Hell, I can't even get to the site. IE9 icon just keeps spinning away. Tried last night, and same thing this morning.

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        July 16, 2011 8:43 AM

        Ok, not sure what is up with IE9, but I got to the site with Safari on my iphone and was able to register and purchase it. Thanks!

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        July 16, 2011 1:29 PM

        GMG is easily one of the better sites in my experience. I've only ever had great things to say about them, and they often have the very best deals.

        Sounds like they're having issues with their payment processor at the moment, so hopefully that's resolved soon... Overall though, I've found their service to be awesome and very highly recommend it.

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      July 16, 2011 8:36 AM

      Thanks Sponge. Deus Ex has been boughten'd.

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      July 16, 2011 9:39 AM

      I love Shacknews! I had to reply after reading how frustrated you were by having to keep these deals straight, because I appreciate your, and Shacknews' efforts. Because of the deals you have posted in 'Weekend PC Digital Sales' I have purchased Magicka, and Deus Ex. Really. I appreciate these articles, and the site. I am also developimg a lust for a certain small, green...alien.

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      July 16, 2011 7:05 PM

      Green Man gaming also has preorders of call of juarez: the cartel for 25.49, the game is like $50.00 on all US digital distribution sites.

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      July 16, 2011 10:15 PM

      THANK YOU Shacknews! Geting Deus Ex for $30 and being able to eventually load it on Steam!

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      July 17, 2011 5:35 PM

      Thanks for the DXHR tip. Now, to get the Steam key, do I need to install the GMG Capsule app? Was kinda hoping to just get a key and put that into Steam and then Valve take over from there.

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        July 18, 2011 2:55 AM

        It says they email you the key when the game is released.

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