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UT3 Black Free on Steam This Weekend, 40% Off

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by Sir_Brizz, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Steam is offering UT3 Black (UT3 + v2.0 patch + Titan Pack expansion) for FREE (as a trial, not forever) this weekend, and for 40% off until March 15th. That's a measly $11.99 for you US folks! If you don't have the game yet, there is no better time to pick it up than now! And, why not try it free before you buy it?
     
  2. evilmrfrank

    evilmrfrank Banned

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    omfg, people would have to be crazy not to take advantage of that :D :D :D
     
  3. shoptroll

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    Heh everyone must've just noticed this. I sent a news report in like 2 minutes ago...

    Good to see Epic is going nuts promoting this. No wonder they aren't pushing out a new demo immediately :)
     
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  4. Mozi

    Mozi Zer0 as a number

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    I copied this post into an email and sent to everyone at work.
     
  5. spindoctor

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    just bought this a few minutes ago. nice deal :)
     
  6. Miker

    Miker Master Mullet

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    Awesome news, I'm sure at its lower price the people that played during the free weekend will be very tempted to pick it up.
     
  7. toniglandyl

    toniglandyl internal data fragmentation : 62203480%

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    A friend of mine is trying to remember his paypal password to buy the game at the moment. Great move, EPIC ! :)
     
  8. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Eff yeah! I might get it too!
     
  9. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Curing the infection...

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    Ok, im trying to buy this for a friend as a gift but it says he already owns the game.
    Im 100% sure he doesnt.
    Could it be that Steam "Thinks" he has the game just because its free this weekend?
     
  10. StreetPreacher

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    Great move, of course. But I wish they'd gone for the $4.99 price point like Bioshock did a while back. That was insane. Or they could make it $4.99 from now until the free play weekend expires, and then $12 for the rest of the month. Maybe throw in the $20 Unreal Deal too (for all Unreal games).

    I'll have to dig for the link, but I saw comments from Gabe Newell recently where he talked about the insane volume that they get when they discount games, and it seemed very disproportional to the discounts.

    Edit: Found it. It's a VERY interesting read if you haven't seen it already.

    FTA:
    So a 75% price cut generated a 1,470% increase in sales by dollar value? Some very simple math will tell you that's an increase in units sold of just under 6,000%, or 60 times the current rate. I'm tellin ya Epic; sell the thing for $4.99. At least for the free weekend.
     
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  11. StreetPreacher

    StreetPreacher New Member

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    Go to his Steam ID page and click "View all <x number> games" under his gameplay stats. This will show you everything that he truly owns via Steam.
     
  12. Kaleena

    Kaleena Unregistered User

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    Bought it a few mins minutes too early on steam, for 20€ D: Fail.
     
  13. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Checked, and yes, this is as cheap as it can get today.
    All steam servers are busy now :( Seems everyone wants free UT3.
     
  14. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Curing the infection...

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    Ive checked and it seems all Steam users "own" UT3 this weekend.
    Correct me if im wrong but if im wrong how the hell can i buy it?
     
  15. shoptroll

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    Buy it on Monday? The sale price is good until the 15th...
     
  16. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    By the way, is "Unreal Tournament 3 Black" an official title for it? If yes, then why won't they release it to stores?
    And are anyone else getting the same "Steam servers are currently too busy to handle your request" error?
    And I've noticed that UT3 is now even cheaper than UT2004 on steam :D
     
  17. Ektophase

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    agree,good move. I'm guessing the servers will be heavily populated this weekend. --Be sure and let the noobs get a few kills now ;).
     
  18. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    1. Yes, it is, apparently.
    2. Because they aren't. Their publisher can't afford it anyhow. :rolleyes:
    3. Several people are. Not me, fortunately. :p
    4. Good, maybe it'll encourage a few people. :p
     
  19. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    2. Oh, right, that makes perfect sense :)
    3. Today it still does it, but continues downloading in the background, so it's just like a timeout error. Already 4% done :)
     
  20. GreatEmerald

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    Hmm, now my steam says "Updating 0%" instead of "Downloading". Why is that? Is the patch considered to be not a part of the full download?
     

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