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Weekend Gaming Deals Roundup 5/24/2013

By Stacy Jones -

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Hello, Hammerites! And welcome back for another edition of our Weekly Gaming Deals Roundup, where we take a minor detour from out usual MMOG coverage to do all of the legwork to bring you a collection of the cheapest digital download gaming deals from around the Internet in one neat little place. If youÂ’re looking to pad out your gaming collection for as little cost as possible, keep on reading.

Amazon

We begin our trip at Amazon this week, where the largest selection of discounted games can be found in their month-long Mayhem sale. This weekend, Amazon has several more PC titles available on their rather massive discount list such as the Crysis Maximum Edition Pack containing both Crysis and Crisis 2 ($11,99), Crysis 3 ($29.99), Deadlight ($3.75),the L.A. Noir Collection ($14.99), Star Trek The Video Game ($24.99), Indigo Prophecy ($4.99), Max Payne 3 ($19.99), Battlefield 3 ($15.02), Darksiders ($15.10), Dead Island Game of the Year Edition ($4.99), Deus Ex: Human Revolution ($8.92), the X-Com Collection (14.99), Metro 2033 ($5.99), Fable ($2.49) or the Fable Collection Bundle (9.99), and Lord of the Rings: War in the North ($5.00). ThereÂ’s even a World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria CollectorÂ’s Edition on sale for $34.99 (Note: This is a physical copy but worth a mention for our WoW readers).

Tack those games to the list of nearly 300 others along with several bundle deals and you have what is aptly named the Mayhem sale. ItÂ’s a list way too long to post so check it out for here. The Mayhem sale runs through May 31st.

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Alan Wake becomes the latest Humble Bundle deal to benefit charities.

Humble Bundle

Get good games in the name of charity. ItÂ’s a win-win. This week Remedy Entertainment, developer of Alan Wake, announced a new Humble Bundle deal for charity that will grant gamers a copy of Alan Wake: CollectorÂ’s Edition, Alan Wake: American Nightmare, and the Alan Wake Soundtrack for giving your chosen donation price to benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation and ChildÂ’s Play charities.

ItÂ’s a good way to help out a charity and get a pair of fun games in the process. The games come DRM-free or you can pay $1 more to get a Steam key. If you havenÂ’t tried the episodic style horror of Alan Wake, I do recommend it. Unfortunately, due to RemedyÂ’s commitment to the development of their new Quantum Break title for the third X-Box, which ironically is known as the Xbox One, the sequel to Alan Wake has been shelved for now. And donÂ’t try to figure out that console naming logic, youÂ’ll only hurt yourself.

GamersGate

Returning to GamersGate this week, we find a fresh new list of juicy weekend deals ripe for the picking. YouÂ’ll find a number of fun games such as Torchlight ($3.74), Torchlight II for $9.98 and if youÂ’re a generous friend thereÂ’s a 4-Pack for $29.93, several of the Crusader Kings collection priced from $.50 to $2.50 and the more recent Crusader Kings II for $9.99, and Dungeon Gate ($7.46) for you fantasy junkies.

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Sword of the Stars 2 and other space-based games take a price cut at GamersGate.

For you space aficionados thereÂ’s something else entirely. A bit of old school mixed with new with such games as the Sword of the Stars Collection ($19.99), Sword of the Stars II Enhanced Edition ($19.99), Endless Space Admiral Edition ($15.00) and Emperor Edition ($17.48), Master of Orion for $1.00 or the full collection for $5.00, X3: Gold Edition ($16.74), Starpoint Gemini ($4.99), and many more titles of both the space-themed variety and more.

In total there are around 80 games and expansions available for discount.

GoG

Over to GoG.com (a great place to get the classics) we find what is dubbed the FPS Flashbomb sale, which includes 50% off the usual price of many shooter titles such as Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Assault ($2.99), several of the Unreal Tournament series ($4.99 each), Serious Sam: First Encounter and Serious Sam: The Second Encounter ($2.99 each), and you can even get ready for the new Riddick movie this September with Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena for $7.49.

In total there are 14 games on sale and if you want them all you can grab them at the bundle price of $56.36.

Get Games

Over at Get Games this week are an assortment of games discounted from 22% to 75%, and some good ones. Assassin’s Creed fans looking to complete their collection may want to check this one out as virtually every game in the series is on sale. This includes the original Assassin’s Creed  and Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition for $4.99 each, Assassin’s Creed III for $26.24 or the Deluxe Edition for $47.99,  Assassin’s Creed: Revelations for $7.64 and the Mediterranean DLC $4.99, or you can just grab the Gold Edition for $13.95, and lastly Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood for $7.49. There’s more discount offers for the Assassin’s Creed series DLC as well.

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This weekend is a good time to complete your Assassin's Creed collection.

If being a stealthy assassin that flies through the air and deals  death to unsuspecting members of society in a variety of creative ways isn’t your thing there are a few other options on the table to choose from such as Football Manager 2013 ($11.99) for you sports fans, Tropico 3 ($14.99), and a few others.

Get Games has also launched another site known as Get Loaded and this weekend itÂ’s hosting a 72 hour sale of select games that you can buy as a 2 for $10 deal. Some of the games on the list include Binary Domain, Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition, Medieval II: Total War Collection, Dungeon Siege III, Just Cause 2, Red Orchestra 2, Hotline Miami, The Cave, and a few others.

You may also want to keep an eye on the Get Games Facebook page this weekend as they are also handing out free game codes for select games.

Steam

We can always count on Steam to have something interesting on sale for the weekend. Along with their free play trial and discount sale for Defiance ($41.99) this weekend, players can also try out Chivalry: Medieval Warfare for free until Sunday, and if you like it, you can pick it up for 66% off, knocking the price down to $8.49.

But Martuk, some of you say, I want more choices than that. Well, youÂ’ve got it. This weekend you can also pickup games on sale such as PAYDAY: The Heist ($5.00), Dungeonland ($5.00), Call of Duty: Black Ops Mac Edition ($24.99), Guns of Icarus Online $9.99, Prime World: Defenders ($11.99), Jagged Alliance CollectorÂ’s Bundle ($9.99), the action RPG The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing ($13.49), the Unreal Deal Pack ($10.00), which contains several games from the Unreal Tournament series, and more.

Additionally, today's Steam Daily Deal is Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and it comes at the 75% discounted price of $3.74.

Green Man Gaming

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The Tomb Raider reboot gets one of its biggest discount deals yet.

This weekend Green Man Gaming is having what looks like a Sims blowout that should make fans of the series very happy. On sale this weekend are The Sims Late Night ($20.09), The Sims Supernatural ($13.39), The Sims Generations ($13.99), The Sims Showtime ($13.39), The Sims 3 Pets ($13.39), The Sims Seasons ($26.79). Also available is SimCity ($39.99) and several of the city packs.

Not a Sims fan? DonÂ’t worry; there are other titles to choose from such as Dead Space 3 ($39.99), FIFA 2013 ($10.00), and a number of other titles.

For more gaming goodness, Green Man Gaming is also hosting a Square Enix sale on a huge number of games starting with the newest Tomb Raider, which is the Daily Deal and for at a hefty discounted price of $16.99. Some of the other choices include the Just Cause Bundle Pack ($10.00), Spec Ops: The Line and The Darkness II Pack ($14.99), the Kane & Lynch Pack ($8.49), Thief Gold ($3.49), Sleeping Dogs Limited Edition ($9.51), Dungeon Siege III ($7.49), and several other classic Tomb Raider and Square Enix titles.

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Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, and SimCity get the discount treatment at GameStop's Impulse.

As an added bonus, there is a code available for 20% off of selected games at checkout, so your order could end up being even cheaper. The code is: GMG20-LLASD-D8WBQ.

GameStop Impulse

Returning to GameStop Impulse you'll find a good selection to choose from this weekend with discounted offers for Dead Space 3 ($39.99), Crysis 3 ($39.99), SimCity ($39.99), Kings Bounty: Warriors of the North ($11.99), Risen 2 Complete Pack ($18.24), and the discounted 2K Bundle ($69.99) is still hanging around if anyone is looking to boost their collection of Civilization games. There are several other titles available, so browse the list for more.

GameFly

Back at GameFly this week is a slimmer selection of games than our previous visit last week. On the menu there are a number of space games such as Galaxy on Fire 2 ($4.99), Star Ruler ($4.99), Armada 2526 Gold Edition ($9.99), Gemini Wars ($4.99), and a few others.

Desura

Some of the unknown and underrated gems of the Internet can be found over at Desura, where today you can catch a cheap sale on several Indy games for just a few bucks. If youÂ’re interested in checking out and maybe even supporting some of the games on the Indy scene, be sure to browse through the list of available games on sale for this weekend.

Origin

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Dead Space 3 drops slightly below the $30 mark this weekend.

We make a detour over to EAÂ’s Origin service this week to round out our journey. Origin is not generally renowned for its grand gaming sales, but there are a couple of deals to note this weekend. First up we have Dead Space 3 and its DLC Bundle for $29.98, which includes the base game and Tau Volantis Survival Kit. This deal actually beats the others on this weekÂ’s list by about $10.

Next up is for all you Soccer fans, If youÂ’re a fan of FIFA Soccer 13, this weekend provides you with a chance to pick up the game for $16.00 and a discount on Points, which youÂ’ll need to purchase your microtransaction Ultimate Team Packs. Of course, you could just get the FIFA 13 game from Green Man Gaming for $10 but it still requires an activation on Origin. Either way, itÂ’s your cash to spend. So yeah, have fun.

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