Weekend Game Deals - Gimme a Quake

Audio player loading…

(opens in new tab)


The magic of QuakeCon has cut a modest 25% off of Steam's Bethesda/id Software catalog for the weekend, with bigger deals rotating daily. At the time of writing, RAGE is 50% off (opens in new tab) . (Note: see below for possibly better deals.)


GameFly's QuakeCon sale (opens in new tab) is just like Steam's, except -- what's this? RAGE is cheaper (opens in new tab) on GameFly. And so is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (opens in new tab) . Huh! Keep an eye on it.


Again with the QuakeCon deals (opens in new tab) , and again with a couple better prices than Steam. (What's going on? I'm scared.) GameStop currently has RAGE for $6.79 (opens in new tab) and Skyrim for $40.19 (opens in new tab) (same as last week for that one). I've listed a few unrelated deals below:


A new challenger! Instead of riding along on the QuakeCon bandwagon, Get Games is offering discounts on Take 2 and Batman games.


Though Amazon is usually a discount powerhouse, it's way down here this week because it's got a pretty stagnant rotation of deals lately. The only major new addition I could find this week is The Darkness II (opens in new tab) , and that's not very major.

Checking hardware, I did see that most GeForce GTX 670s (opens in new tab) and GTX 680s (opens in new tab) are at least a little discounted. Newegg's prices look to be about the same (opens in new tab) , though, so cross-reference.


This week's alliterative sale takes 50% off Tremendous TopWare Titles (opens in new tab) .

If you find any great deals I missed, please do share them in the comments. Additionally, I thought this might be a good space to start sharing what we'll be playing this weekend. I plan to leave Civilization V: Gods & Kings on the ground to conquer the stars in Endless Space (opens in new tab) . Probably some EVE Online too. Space: it's really, really great. What are you up to?

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.