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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:34 AM

EA Store Weekend Sale - Downloads
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THE BF3 LISTING WAS AN ERROR ON EA'S PART

Friday April 8 - Sunday April 10 - 40% OFF ALL SHOOTER GAMES (PCDD ONLY)
Titles Include: Mass Effect™, Dead Space™, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames™, Crysis Warhead®, The Saboteur™, Mass Effect™ 2, Mass Effect™ Pinnacle Station, Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2, Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 Digital Deluxe Edition, Mass Effect™ 2 Digital Deluxe Edition, Medal of Honor™, Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2: Vietnam, Medal of Honor™ Hot Zone Map Pack, Battlefield 3™ Limited Edition, Counter-Strike™: Source™, Counter-Strike™ 1: Anthology, Battlefield 2™, Crysis®, Medal of Honor Airborne™, Battlefield 2™: Complete Collection, The Orange Box, Battlefield 2142™ Deluxe Edition, Half-Life 2: Episode Pack

Friday April 15 - Sunday April 17 - 50% OFF ALL SPORTS GAMES (PCDD ONLY)
Titles Include: NHL® 09, EA SPORTS™ FIFA MANAGER 09, FIFA Soccer 09, FIFA Soccer 10, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Manager 10, FIFA Soccer 11, FIFA Manager 11, FIFA Manager 11 Team Control, FIFA Manager 11 Live Season, FIFA Manager 11 Premium Online Account, FIFA Manager 11 Fan Pack, FIFA Manager 11 SPECIAL EDITION, NFL Head Coach

Friday April 22 - Sunday April 24 - 33% OFF ALL RPG GAMES (PCDD ONLY)
Titles Include: Mass Effect™, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning®, Ultima Online™: Stygian Abyss™ (Account Upgrade), Dragon Age™: Origins, Dragon Age™: Origins Digital Deluxe Edition, Mass Effect™ 2, Mass Effect™ 2 Digital Deluxe Edition, Ultima Online™: Stygian Abyss™ (New Account + 30 Days of Game Time), Dragon Age™: Origins - Awakening, Dragon Age™: Origins - Ultimate Edition, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® RvR Pack ? Progression Code, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® RvR Pack - Personality Code, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® RvR Pack ? Full (Progression/Personality) Code

Friday April 29 to May 1 - 50% OFF ALL FAMILY GAMES (PCDD ONLY)
Titles Include: Create™, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ ? Part 1, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™

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REMOVED BATTLEFIELD 3


#2 Hydro2Oxide

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:45 AM

40% OFF ALL SHOOTER GAMES (PCDD ONLY)


No Crysis 2?

#3 Number 905

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:59 AM

40% off Battlefield 3 LE? Well, guess I'm getting BF3...

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:10 AM

PCDD as in PC Direct Download correct? Ewwie.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:17 AM

40% off BF3? I'm not seeing it. Is it for the 360?

#6 CaseX

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:18 AM

First, PCDD, so no thanks.

Second, why would they sell pre-orders of BF3 at 40% off, but not Mass Effect 3??

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:27 AM

40% off BF3? I'm not seeing it. Is it for the 360?


See: April 8 comes after April 7, which is today.
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#8 biocat

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:40 AM

Would be very cool if the shooter sale stacked with the already 50% off Bad Company 2 sale.

#9 JUDOHAWK

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:40 AM

40% off BF3 LE? woah, DD or not that's pretty tight. Got this power under the hood and I need to use it. Too bad the game doesn't come out for awhile.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:47 AM

how come there are some games like Counter Strike and Half-life (series) that are only available on steam and retail?

I also can't find Counter Strike in the EA Store catalogue.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:48 AM

It says "excludes pre-orders" on a portion that I found so it only works for games currently in circulation.
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#12 PrinnyOtaku

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:43 AM

Hopefully it's free shipping too, although I doubt it. I kinda want to pick up Saboteur for $12 though :/

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#13 JollehRoger

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:46 AM

Sucks that it's PCDD only, oh well I am getting it from Amazon so no biggie.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:16 PM

Why discount the preorder?? I hope its not an indication that they have no confidence on their game.. Like unleashed 2.. No demo?? Come on.. And the reviews are pretty average for that game.

#15 loveangel

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:35 PM

looks cool. i wish its with free shipping

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#16 chelosera91

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:09 PM

Dont tell me they charge shipping on DDs. Damn PC, I want PS3 deals!

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:34 PM

PCDD as in PC Direct Download correct? Ewwie.


lame, no love for console owners.

#18 Xealot42

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:56 PM

Dang was hoping for a Dead Space 2 sale.

40% off BF3 will be awesome though.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 02:31 PM

Not sure where all the complaining is coming from, console owners get great sales and credits and such from places like Wal-Mart that fail to include PC gamers all the time.

Anyway, despite all the whining, $36 for BF3 is a fantastic deal. Seems too good to be true -- probably a mistake, and pre-orders will end up excluded from the sale. If not, I'm definitely jumping on this.

I've used EA's digital download service before and it works fine. Doesn't have that stupid "pay to download again" thing like they used to have. Works like a somewhat lighter version of Steam or like D2D's downloader application.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:56 PM

Motherfuck I hope that's not a typo and BF3LE is part of this. That will get bought harder than anything bought before.

By four o'clock I've discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.


#21 Kalabalana

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:28 PM

how come there are some games like Counter Strike and Half-life (series) that are only available on steam and retail?

I also can't find Counter Strike in the EA Store catalogue.


Steam is owned by Valve, Valve owns Counter-Strike and Half-Life, why would they sell these games on the competitor's service?

You can't have deals like this for console games since you have the pay the console manufacturer, the distributor, and the actual retailer. You see, with direct download, there is no middle men at all, and actually, the developer most likely will make more money selling games at 40% off this way, then full price at the store.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:32 PM

40% off of BF3 seems way too good to be true. One would hope that they don't pull a "limited number of copies" BS, but I doubt they would for this. TOTALLY in for some Battlefield, even if I have to use EA's service over Steam.

#23 Kalabalana

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:54 PM

40% off of BF3 seems way too good to be true. One would hope that they don't pull a "limited number of copies" BS, but I doubt they would for this. TOTALLY in for some Battlefield, even if I have to use EA's service over Steam.


Exactly, I see the price being set at $59.99, so 40% off that will drop it to $35.99. That sort of discount for a limited edition of a triple A title is enough to get me to pull away from my beloved Steam, and give EA some coinage. I would pay a $5 overhead to get the same deal on Steam though.

#24 fujimitsu

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:58 PM

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I've never bought from them before.

By PCDD do they mean their own independent service? Amazon's? D2d? I'm confused.

Assuming steam is out of the question?

#25 Kalabalana

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:03 PM

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I've never bought from them before.

By PCDD do they mean their own independent service? Amazon's? D2d? I'm confused.

Assuming steam is out of the question?


EA made their own Steam knock-off service called the "EA Downloader" that never really hit the ground running. PCDD is PC-Direct Download. They've been trying to steal some of the Steam market for years, but only recently have tried to do so by offering sufficiently discounted prices. Their antiquated business model to always make as much money as possible never allowed for the possibility that selling more games at a cheaper price will actually equate to not only more money, but an expanded customer base. They have to realize they will not beat the Steam service, so their only option is to recede the model into a simple digital delivery service that focuses on ease of use, and cheaper pricing to fit into the market.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:04 PM

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I've never bought from them before.

By PCDD do they mean their own independent service? Amazon's? D2d? I'm confused.

Assuming steam is out of the question?


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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:18 PM

Another thing I noticed. Mass Effect 2 DLC is again not discounted for PC. Come on EA, Xbox and even PS3 have got the DLC cheap or bundled in but the PC has seen nothing of the sort. Damn shame.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:22 PM

Another thing I noticed. Mass Effect 2 DLC is again not discounted for PC. Come on EA, Xbox and even PS3 have got the DLC cheap or bundled in but the PC has seen nothing of the sort. Damn shame.

I don't think its ever been on sale although I think it's because it's sold through Bioware and not EA. I agree it's pretty lame though.

#29 MannishBoy

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:10 PM

Battlefield 3 is no longer on the EA site list. OP should probably be updated to take that out to cut down on confusion.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:10 PM

What MannishBoy said .....