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Weekend PC digital deals: It's Payne!

This weekend's deals include Fable III for $17, a Sins of a Solar Empire pack for $10, all the King's Bounty you can eat for $5, both Max Paynes for less than $4, and heaps more.

This weekend at PC digital distributors, you can find a Sins of a Solar Empire triple-pack for less than $10, Fable III for $17, a bumper bundle of King's Bounty fun for less than $5, both Max Payne games for less than $4, and heaps more bargains. Don't forget that the Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle ends soon too! Here's our selection of this weekend's PC deals:


King's Bounty: Armored Princess



Max Payne 2

Get Games

IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

Good Old Games

Again, GOG's deals are on a sliding scale, with the discount increasing as you buy more.


Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle

Pay what you want for Frozen Synapse, SpaceChem and Trauma. Pay more than the average and you'll get the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle too, with Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, and more.

Frozen Synapse


Sins of a Solar Empire


Friday only:

Space asshole


Until 10am Pacific on Saturday: All weekend:

Fable III

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    October 7, 2011 3:30 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Weekend PC digital deals: It's Payne!.

    This weekend's deals include Fable III for $17, a Sins of a Solar Empire pack for $10, all the King's Bounty you can eat for $5, both Max Paynes for less than $4, and heaps more.

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      October 7, 2011 3:49 PM

      Great caption for Red Faction: Guerilla. I still like that game.

      Also, I see no Green Man Gaming on the deals. They have the Battlefield 3 Pre-Order for $49+ USD.

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        October 7, 2011 3:56 PM

        Red Faction: Guerilla is a really fun game, $5 is a steal

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          October 7, 2011 4:12 PM

          Yes, get it for sure. Just remember to bias your settings a bit more toward fps than usual, since mouse behavior is tied to it. There's one or a few settings to tweak primarily.

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            October 7, 2011 4:58 PM

            For me it was disabling occlusion that made it MUCH more snappy.

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            October 7, 2011 7:23 PM

            And play on Easy. Way more fun to go around hammering things when you're not constantly dying.

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              October 8, 2011 3:52 AM

              I played on Hard, more adrenaline and tension that way. You need a plan to go with the destruction or they'll take you down.

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        October 7, 2011 4:09 PM

        I think something wonky is going on with Battlefield 3 on Green Man for the US.

        Trying to view the store page from the US (well, a remote box in the US, but it's always worked before) redirects to the UK site and gives a "This product is not available for purchase in your region at the present time."

        This doesn't happen for other games so... I'm not sure what's happening there.

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          October 7, 2011 4:27 PM

          It's to do with regional restrictions being imposed by the new deal they signed with EA.

          No other games on their site have this issue, those publishers are just happy to make legitimate sales, however now that EA is on board it's a clusterfuck (check out GMG's numerous Facebook updates on the subject).

          Now, why am I not surprised things are all fucked up the second EA is involved in them?

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            October 7, 2011 4:49 PM


            Then, as the deals PSA is US-centric, it has to be excluded.

            Shame, as $49 would be $4 less than other DD sites are charging for BF3.

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              October 7, 2011 6:02 PM

              Yup. I just read that on their Facebook page. Looks like they are consolidating a business answer. Right now they are saying they will honor all sales from yesterday (when it started), but EA may quash that.

              Otherwise, I know Newegg has twice offered a 2/3 sale on BF3 with one of their codes for about $48 + free S&H. It's not currently going on, but I hope it'll come up again.

              Thanks for checking Alice.

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      October 7, 2011 4:25 PM

      Anyone who hasn't played the Max Payne games and doesn't pick this deal up is just plain goofy.

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        October 7, 2011 4:56 PM

        The goofiest, in fact.

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        October 7, 2011 7:55 PM

        Was there ever a fix for the first one and windows vista? I don't use vista anymore but for people who may still have it might not be able to play it. Also how do these game work with Win 7 64, anyone?

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          October 8, 2011 10:26 AM

          There's a patch for the audio in Vista/7. Which as far as I know is the biggest compatibility issue.

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        October 7, 2011 8:03 PM

        dognose I'd go so far as to say anyone who hasn't played the Max Payne games just isn't American.

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        October 8, 2011 7:35 AM

        What if you picked them up the last time they were on sale and still haven't played them?

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          October 8, 2011 8:41 AM

          Yeah, just hypothetically of course, what if you are this guy?

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            October 8, 2011 10:25 AM

            YOU PLAY THEM RIGHT NOW, GOOFBALL! Pretty obvious, if you ask me.

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      October 7, 2011 7:01 PM


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        October 7, 2011 7:03 PM

        I don't know why they had to leave NYC, half of the fun of Max Payne is the dirty night time feel of that city :/ I hope 3 is good but I dunno, I don't see why it's necessary to do this, some of us don't mind the same old thing - again.

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      October 7, 2011 9:04 PM

      Kung Fu mod is awesome

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      October 8, 2011 2:48 AM

      It would have been nice if Ironclad offered Sins of a Solar Empire on Steam as well....

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      October 8, 2011 4:12 AM

      "It's Payne!

      Payne to the max!

      Payne in the butt!"

      "Guys, Payne's in there with the bosses and they aren't answering!"

      +1 for the chapter 3 reference in the title.

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      October 8, 2011 6:04 AM

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      October 8, 2011 7:28 AM

      Thank you! Just picked up King's Bounty: Armored Princess! Was wanting to get that at some point.

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