Weekend PC digital deals: ArmA 2 Combined Ops for $15

As Day Z fever sweeps the Internet, this weekend you can pick up ArmA 2: Combined Operations for $15 to join in the zombie fun. You'll also find Torchlight for $3.75, both BioShocks for $7.49, Borderlands GotY for $7.49, Serious Sam 3 for $10, and heaps more.

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As Day Z fever sweeps the Internet, this weekend you can pick up ArmA 2: Combined Operations for $15 to join in the zombie mod fun. You'll also find Torchlight for $3.75, both BioShocks for $7.49, Borderlands GotY for $7.49, Serious Sam 3 for $10, and other tidy discounts. Then there's the stonking bundle of Just Cause 2 + Kane & Lynch 2 + Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light + Supreme Commander 2 + Tomb Raider: Underworld for $7.49. Here's our selection of this weekend's PC deals:

GameFly

Torchlight

Amazon

"Hang on," you may say, "these aren't all Steamworks games." No, they're not, but Amazon is canninly selling Steam codes for many games which don't actually require Steam.

Borderlands

GamersGate

Saints Row: The Third - Shark Attack DLC

Get Games

Driver: San Francisco

GOG

Dungeon Keeper

Green Man Gaming

Friday: Weekend:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Impulse

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition

Indie Royale

Pay what you want, above a minimum price, for a bundle of Osmos, The Shivah, B.U.T.T.O.N. and Blueberry Garden. Most can be activated on Steam.

Osmos

Origin

Battlefield 3

Steam

This weekend, there's 33% off Steam's entire Ubisoft catalogue plus a series of Ubi daily deals with bigger savings. Friday:

Rayman Origins

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    May 18, 2012 3:00 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Weekend PC digital deals: ArmA 2 Combined Ops for $15.

    As Day Z fever sweeps the Internet, this weekend you can pick up ArmA 2: Combined Operations for $15 to join in the zombie fun. You'll also find Torchlight for $3.75, both BioShocks for $7.49, Borderlands GotY for $7.49, Serious Sam 3 for $10, and heaps more.

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      May 18, 2012 3:19 PM

      That's awesome Amazon is handing out steam keys for non-steamworks games. Is From Dust worth $7.50?

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        May 18, 2012 3:53 PM

        Noticed that too. It's pretty sweet. Now if only they would sell game downloads outside the US. Ridiculous they don't considering they are only selling a CD Key (for the Steam game atleast).

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          May 18, 2012 3:55 PM

          Seriously, US only sucks.

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          May 18, 2012 4:22 PM

          I'm in Canada and bought Arma 2. Just create a new amazon account, stick your address in in the address lines (I put city, province, postal code in line 2 of the address), then put "Canada" for the city, and picked CA 90210 for the state & Zip. It accepted it and I could purchase and download without a problem.

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          May 18, 2012 5:35 PM

          I tip people off about this almost every time in these sales threads, with success.... and I am more than happy to do it again :)

          I wouldn't do the dodgy suggestion below. Go legit. All you need to do is sign up with a postal forwarding company in the US, like VIAddress, get you own US address and then bob's your uncle.

          You now have your very own legit US address that you can use for the download deals or even physical goods.

          I live in Australia and have done the above to order plenty of download games from Amazon, and even some special US only deals from LEGO. ;)

          Just remember that not all Banks allow you to use a card that does not match your home address the bank has on file. I am with CBA, and I have had no problem.

          Good luck!

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            May 18, 2012 6:10 PM

            Except for me it's an issue with the address not matching the billing address of my debit card. I think it all depends on the bank that you're with.

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              May 18, 2012 7:31 PM

              You can use a prepaid credit card - no address matching - so you can actually just make up a US address.

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                May 18, 2012 7:42 PM

                That's good to know about the pre-paid cards... I'll remember that.

                I still recommend getting a proper forwarding address, less dodgy... plus it enables you to get physical items as well.

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        May 18, 2012 8:27 PM

        Amazon is getting aggressive in the pc download space. I like it!

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      May 18, 2012 3:51 PM

      For the Bioshock games on Amazon, make sure you read clearly whether you are getting the Steam key version or not, as they still sell the non-Steam downloadable version. This may apply to other games that are normally not sold with Steam keys as well. My gf accidentally bought the non-Steam version (although that was more due to SlickDeals links being reversed.)

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        May 18, 2012 3:53 PM

        Amazon also has Mafia 2 (Steam) on sale for $7.49.

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      May 18, 2012 4:15 PM

      Normally I'd wait for the steam version to go on sale but I heard the Steam version of ArmA 2 can be a pain in the ass? Anyone know how?

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        May 18, 2012 4:24 PM

        It hasn't been for me. Also, you can launch it without Steam by either making a shortcut to the .exe or using a launcher (this is how I discovered it accidentally). I was using ARMA II Launcher that someone linked here last week; now I'm just running it via Steam, but I might try the launcher again just to see if I get better performance.

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          May 18, 2012 4:32 PM

          I just ran the launcher again and it does seem I get into the game a bit faster, fwiw.

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        May 18, 2012 4:34 PM

        It's a pain in the ass in that it doesn't "just work" for a lot of people, at least it did not for me. Had to run Steam in admin mode and manually update the BattlEye software.

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        May 18, 2012 5:47 PM

        Patching used to be a pain in the ass because it would download basically the whole game again. Whether they ever fixed that I don't know, but it's one of the few games I bought first on steam, then bought it on Amazon since it saved me allot of headache

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      May 18, 2012 4:31 PM

      WTF I didn't get a steam code when I bought the ARMA pack yesterday.

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        May 18, 2012 6:16 PM

        I just bought it through amazon got the code but steam doesn't recognize it.

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          May 18, 2012 9:35 PM

          I do not believe Amazon sells a Steam-compatible version of Arma 2 Combined Ops. Those are keys to unlock their digital downloads.

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        May 20, 2012 12:34 PM

        Because ARMA isn't a steamworks title. You should have bought it from steam if you wanted it on steam.

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      May 18, 2012 6:37 PM

      Bought off Amazon.com now. What do I need to do in order to patch it?

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      May 18, 2012 9:23 PM

      thanks Alice, you rock!

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      May 18, 2012 9:25 PM

      agh I'm not in the US, have ARMA 2 already on Steam, how hard is it going to be to get OA (amazon)(if I bypass the US issue) to work with Steam ARMA 2, to work with Day Z?

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      May 18, 2012 11:39 PM

      Why did you guys remove the Darkness 2 GetGames link? It's on sale for $20, great if you cannot purchase from the Amazon store - http://www.getgamesgo.com/product/the-darkness-ii-standard

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        May 19, 2012 3:11 AM

        I did not remove The Darkness II; it was not there in the first place, as this rotating carousel of deals on Get Games is new to me, so I didn't spot it. Thanks for pointing it me!

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          May 19, 2012 9:09 PM

          Well that's strange. I'm quite sure I saw Darkness 2 for $20 on here earlier which is actually how I knew about it. Maybe it was another site...

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      May 19, 2012 12:15 PM

      Just got Rayman Origins. Totally offf the hook.