The various digital distribution gaming services (like steam, direct2drive, and impulse) seem to be competing more lately by offering some significant sales on games. When I ran a thread about Steam’s black friday sales there seemed to be interest, and a lot of people were notified about great deals they otherwise might not have taken.
Well, Steam has put at least 2 games on sale per week for around 2 months - and some high quality ones for cheap, too. I saw Mass Effect for $10, I picked up Medieval 2: Total War for $5, and there were some other fairly big titles (along with some obscure ones) for 50% or more off.
I know there are a lot of people who purchase from steam who might not check it regularly for new deals, and I myself have never used d2d or impulse, but would jump at the chance of grabbing a good game at a cheap price if it were pointed out to me, so I figured I’d start a running thread that we could subscribe to, and whenever anyone finds a good deal on a digital distribution service, we could notify each other.
This weekend on steam, in conjunction with a new content update, there’s a Team Fortress 2 free weekend, with the game being half off ($10). If you don’t own the game, you can download and play the full version until Sunday, and you can buy it at half price through Monday.
They also have all “Kalypso media” games at 25-50% off for another day, but the games all seem pretty obscure. Still, you can see a list here to see if you’re interested in any of them.
I’ll post news about new Steam deals, and if someone who checks Impulse and D2D and any other digital distributors wants to do the same, that’d be great. Feel free to talk about the games too - maybe an obscure favorite of yours is 75% off somewhere and you want to praise it.