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Weekend Deals (22.01.10)

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updated on 22th January: added GoG

It’s unbelievable how quickly time goes by, time to next weekend deals. Again. Okay, here we go again :)

GamersGate shoots first with Sid Meier. Every Sid Meier’s games are off by 50%. So if you ever played Pirates! back on 90’s, get Sid Meier’s Pirates!, it is same thing, only with nicer graphics with some addons :)

Steam is offering Company of Heroes franchise with 75% discount.

Impulse has 20 items on sale!

GamesPlanet has Winter Sale still running.

Good Old Games woke up and is offering Cyan Inc. games with 25% discount.

PS. The list will be updated when new offers will pop up.

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Steam Alternatives: Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming, a company located in the United Kingdom, is about to launch a digital download store for the PC with a difference, claiming its store will be able to offer "pre-owned" digital sales. "Previously the minute you had paid and downloaded your game it had no resale value", says Gian Luzio, Green Man's COO. "This is extremely expensive for the gamer and does not encourage the consumer to…

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Microsoft sells partially functional games in Poland

Some really interesting stuff is going on in Poland right now, Microsoft started a really weird action in which they promote the original games for XboX 360…but XboX Live service (and Games For Windows Live) doesn’t work in Poland which is absurd because Polish gamers pay for their games the same amounts of money like any other nations do. Few people didn’t like the whole action so they made their own action, read about it below – written by Kuba Pilecki:

We would like to inform you about our action, that started recently due to the statement of Polish department of Microsoft, responsible for promotion of Xbox 360 in Poland.

We have started a project called “Nie sprzedaję wybrakowanego produktu – nie kradnę (I don’t sell partially functional product – I don’t steal from my customers)”, which was a reaction to an action started by Polish Microsoft. Our project was originally meant to be an answer to the action organized by Polish department of Microsoft, which was against hard-modding of the consoles and the piracy. Because one of the representatives of Microsoft advised, that the main reason for a LIVE subscription being unavailable in Poland is due to a piracy, we’ve decided to react. Now we are planning to start an international project called “We want LIVE”.

As the users of the original versions of the games for Xbox 360 console, we didn’t like the fact, that somebody was insinuating that because Polish gamers use illegal software, there will be no LIVE available for us. We do not agree with suggestions, that that is the case. We do not believe that the Polish gamers are responsible for lack of LIVE in Poland. We think, that after few years of waiting for the start of that service in our country, after dozens of promises
saying “wait one more month” – the time we’ve given is over. And that’s mostly thanks to the words of Mr Kuba Mirski.

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Weekend Deals (15.01.10)

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And here it is, another weekend, last one was like just yesterday…

GamersGateNapoleon’s Campaigns, World War One, American Civil War, Birth of America II: Wars in America, Birth of America. GamersGate offers Steam-like overlay system called PlayXpert for free!

Good Old GamesTex Murphy games 50% off!

Steam offers Dirt 2 with 50% discount. EU users beware, European price is 80% higher than US price!

Impulse is offering 7 items here.

DLGamer sells Borderlands 15€ cheaper, for 34.99€.

Also G2Play has some offers here, use at your own risk.

PS. The list will be updated when new offers will pop up.

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Week 2 deals

Weekend deals are not enough :) And that’s true. We need deals all the time! Constantly!

This week is started by GamersGate by offering 40% discount for arcade puzzle game PikGem. Steam also started early this time and is offering entire King’s Bounty franchise 75% off! Offer is valid til Thursday, so hurry up. Direct2Drive (all of them) offers Aaaaa! with 50% discount. G2Play announces that they will give free keys away, at 19:00 CET. And also they have deals on their page.

PS. The list will be updated as more deals pop up :)
 

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Weekend Deals (08.01.10)

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proudly presents:

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Pilot of “Weekend Deals” new series, episode 1

Enjoy yourself!

9th Jan – added GamesPlanet Winter Promo deals.

Current deals: GamersGate, Steam, Impulse, EA UK, GamesPlanet.

PS. The list will be updated when new offers will pop up.

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Uplay – it’s all about you!

Ubisoft is launching their new service called Uplay. I gotta say that the presentation on their website is stunning! What is Uplay? It’s just another service like Games For Windows Live or Steam Community. Basically you have so called Uplay Win which has accomplishments (achievements), points and other unlockable stuff that is synchronized with your consoles (XboX 360 and PS3) and the PC! Uplay Help has tutorials and walkthroughs created…

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Games For Windows Live store is up!

You can now buy several Games For Windows Live games using the official Microsoft Games For Windows Live application. The prices are in dollars which is ok but they aren’t really very different from other stores around the globe. Check out the Microsoft store!  

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Direct2Drive: 24 Days of Christmas

In today’s deal: BioShock UK (£19.50 £9.95) 4th December deal: The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut (£24.95 £12.50) 3rd December deal: Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Check out this page tomorrow for new deal! Everyday until December 24th there will be new deal available, additionally a competition called Name That Game Giveaway – basically they show you an image and if you guess from what game is it you…

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Microsoft to sell PC games over Games For Windows

Microsoft has announced that on December 15th, Games on Demand comes to Games for Windows Live, which means they are going to start digitally distributing PC games. The Xbox 360 Games on Demand program has been doing well enough, and services like Stardock's Impulse and Steam have already proven the viability of the digital download store model, so now we're getting Games on Demand for Games for Windows Live. "With…

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Steam Alternatives: Xfire Game Store

  European store: http://eu.xfirestore.com American store: http://us.xfirestore.com 1: Get the Downloader Once your payment has been completed, you can get the Downloader from the Confirmation Page, your Account Page or the Confirmation e-mail. This installs our Downloader (DLM.exe) on your PC, simplifying the game download process. 2: Install the Downloader Launch the Downloader by double-clicking the DLM.exe file, and follow the on-screen instructions. You will be asked to select a…

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Steam Alternatives: Green House

The Greenhouse is a game store brought together by Penny Arcade and Hothead Games. It launched in April 2008 to support the launch of our first title, Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness.  They have bigger plans, but they're not ready to talk about them yet. How does it work? At Green House you can buy games and download them.  The first time you play a game,…

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Weekend Deals (27.11.09)

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28th Nov – added Good Old Games, X-Fire and GamesPlanet deals.

Seems like GamersGate is always the first with deals :) They are offering Serious Sam 2, Gothic III Gold Edition and The Guild 2 Platinum. And also they informed, that Tropico 3 will be 25% off and 10% discount for Fort Zombie. Seems like zombies are in :D

Seems that I was wrong, GamersGate is not the only one :) Good Old Games has also weekend deal – Interplay highlights 30% off.

X-fire is offering 3 games also with 50% discount. And GamesPlanet is offering Tropico games with discount. /Hint by metaboli/

PS. Most likely all distributors are busy with Thanksgiving holiday deals and doesn’t offer additional deals. So I just publish this info and let you check out the thanksgiving posts :)

 

Also check out Week 48 deals for this weeks specials.

PS. The list will be updated when new offers will pop up.

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Week 48 deals

Deals of the week 48

Weekend deals are not enough! And that’s true. We need deals all the time! :)

26th Nov – added GamesPlanet new week deal – Light of Altair

This week is started again by GamersGate with 5 deals! And Impulse is offering massive discount 35%-75% off of 10!! deals, thank you, Thanksgiving! :D Also Impulse has 60% discount for Meridian4 titles. Direct2Drive has joined the Thanksgiving madness and is offering 6 games for 40%-70% discount. And Steam also has huge holiday sales – every day new deals (7 games on Wednesday) + 2 whole week LucasArts and THQ bundle-deals! Also Steam is offering Sam & Max Complete Season One 33% cheaper price.

Notes

Steam is offering Plants vs. Zombies 50% off til 26th November!

Direct2Drive has exclusive offering on Monday, 30th. Stay tuned! Link here.

DLGamer is offering AION Standard Edition -10€ – 39.99€. Link here.

GetGames is offering Serious Sam HD for £9.99. Link here. Also read post about it!

Good Old Games is bringing UFO: Aftermath ($5.99) on the market and soon also UFO: Aftershock ($9.99)

 
PS. The list will be updated as more deals pop up :)

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Get Games launches!

Get Games is the brand new digital download service from the team that created Eurogamer. They have a very special offer: Serious Sam HD for £9.99! Get it now! Over the coming weeks they will be adding a fantastic range of new releases, indie games, classic titles and free-to-play games to the site. So make sure you register today to take advantage of the world's lowest price on Serious Sam…

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Modern Warfare 2: Get your game or money back!

As we find out recently Online Key Store is sending out new sets of cd-keys for the game so that people who bought it from their store can easily re-activate their game once more on Steam. Also G2Play is refunding (according to their response on Twitter): http://twitter.com/G2PLAYSHOP/status/5916068001 So if you bought your key somewhere else and you’ve lost your game please do not hesitate and ask for a refund or…

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Weekend Deals (20.11.09)

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21th Nov – added GamesPlanet weekend deal

*20th Nov – added Good Old Games weekend deal

Early start by GamersGate with 3 games 50% offKing’s Bounty The Legend, Rush for Berlin Gold and Sango 2 & Takeda 3 bundle. Then comes Steam with super deal!75% discount Frontlines™: Fuel of War™ and has very good price for EU! If you don’t afford or want MW2, buy this instead, it is 25 times cheaper :D Impulse is offering 12 games cheap on this weekend: Sacraboar, Tropico Reloaded, Prince of Persia®, Kingdom Elemental: Tactics, Iron Grip Warlord, Hacker Evolution – Untold, Nemesis of the Roman Empire, Warlords Battlecry III, Supreme Commander Gold, Scrapland, Capitalism II, Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile – Alexandria. Good Old Games woke up too and is offering 50% discount for The Settlers (2 games)! GamesPlanet is giving 2 games for 50% discountTrine and King’s Bounty – The Legend.

 

Also check out Week 47 deals for this weeks specials.

PS. The list will be updated when new offers will pop up.
* – my computer date was 1 day in the future so I had wrong date here :D

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Online Retailers Refusing To Sell Modern Warfare 2

Kotaku just posted that Direct2Drive won't be selling Modern Warfare 2 on their PC digital delivery service. Why? Because of rival platform - Steam. The game includes mandatory installation of Valve's Steamworks, which the game uses for stuff like installation, DRM and save-game management. Something Direct2Drive (which is owned by website IGN) are having none of, telling: We don't believe games should force the user to install a Trojan Horse.…

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DLGamer: Discount coupon for our readers!

Thanks to DLGamer we received a 10% (5€) off discount coupon on the upcoming hit Borderlands. The game is already 10% off in pre-order which gives us a total of 20% off. Here’s the coupon: 5ER719935 And here's a link to buy the game: http://www.dlgamer.eu/buy-borderlands-p-5899.html NOTE: STEAM UNPOWERED IS NOT CONNECTED IN ANY WAY WITH CDKEY STORES OR DIGITAL STORES, WE ARE JUST PROVIDING THE BEST STEAM ALTERNATIVES FOUND ON…

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Steam Alternatives: DLGamer

One more European gaming store is rising up – it’s called DLGamer. They have a pretty good offer – is it good enough to compete with Steam? It’s up for you to decide. Here’s a little bit more about it: Founded in 2004 by Stéphane Martinez, DL Gamer is a site for legal download of PC games. Available in nine languages, DL Gamer not only offers complete games, but also…

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