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Napoleon: Total War is 50% off and free to play (opens in new tab) this weekend on Steam, and Civilization V is 50% off on Amazon (opens in new tab) in case you're interested in next week's release of the pretty neat-looking Gods & Kings expansion (opens in new tab) . GameFly (opens in new tab) and GameStop (opens in new tab) have many more deals than usual, and...wait, what's going on here (opens in new tab) , Origin? Jump inside for this week's round of not trying to be Nordstrom!

STEAM

Play Napoleon: Total War for free this weekend, get some cheap Counter-Strike, and make Big & Tall cities for $10.

AMAZON

[US Only] Hi Amazon, do you have too many constantly-fluctuating sales (opens in new tab) to list? You do?! And you say they often change by just 1% off from week to week? That's crazy, Amazon. There's no way you could keep track of all that, never mind me. Well, here's to trying our best:

ORIGIN

Surprise! Apparently it's been a year since Origin originated, so check the store for 40% off special editions (opens in new tab) .

GAMEFLY

[US & Canada, some available in Mexico] The Summer Roadtrip sale is still going, and new sales are popping up at regular intervals, which probably means the list below will be outdated by the time you get to it. Thanks for messing with my list, GameFly. Check out the sale's hub page (opens in new tab) for the latest deals.

GAMESTOP

Hey, where'd all this come from? Did I just miss it last week? GameStop has sales on FarCry, Mass Effect 3, Dead Island, Payday: The Heist, and is still selling cheap Assassin's Creed and 2K bundles.

GOG

GOG's 50% off weekend deal (opens in new tab) covers Ubisoft fun like Beyond Good & Evil, Assassin's Creed, Rayman, and Splinter Cell.

Also check out Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab) and GamersGate (opens in new tab) -- many of their deals are currently similar or the same as the other retailers, but let us know if you find any surprises over the weekend.

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.