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8/06/11 - Saturday: "Game Specials + Brink F2P Weekend"

A number of digital download game stores are having sales this weekend, including Origin, Steam, Impulse, and Direct2Drive. Electronic Arts' Origin website is selling a good number of titles for $4.99 for "this weekend only". Valve's Steam website advertises they are having a free-to-play weekend for Brink "now through Sunday at 1pm Pacific time". Steam also currently has some games on sale. Impulse, now run by GameStop (formerly Stardock), is having a THQ special with "new deals announced every day", as well as their other specials. And Direct2Drive, now run by Gamefly (formerly IGN), has some games on sale as well (see weekly sales here and value sales here).

Some of the games currently available (as of this post) include...

From Steam:

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition $22.49
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® Game of the Year Edition Deluxe $12.49
Fallout: New Vegas
$14.99
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition $9.99

From Origin:

Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™ $4.99
SPORE™ $4.99
Mirror’s Edge™ $4.99
Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3 $4.99
SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition $4.99
Need for Speed™ Undercover $4.99
Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 $4.99
Battlefield 2142™ Deluxe Edition $4.99

From Impulse:

Metro 2033 $9.99
THQ Ultimate Bundle $99.99
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Retribution (stand-alone expansion) $14.99

From Direct2Drive:

PlanetSide®: Aftershock $9.95
Section 8: Prejudice
$5.95
Supreme Commander Gold $6.79
Borderlands Game of the Year Edition $11.95
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition $6.78 (although this is currently cheaper on Origin)

I found an odd thing about a number of Impulse games. Some of their system requirements state "Requires Steam to Install & Play". I haven't tried Impulse since they switched from Stardock to GameStop, so has anyone tried a game like this? Is it a hassle?