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Black Friday Sales for PC Gaming

Those readers of Player Affinity
who are in America for Thanksgiving may have more to be thankful for than a
belly full of turkey. There have been a number of spectacular games released
over the past month or so. This spectacle does not come cheap, however, with
the price of non-Collector’s Edition pieces averaging around $59.99.  If you have been looking for an
excuse to pick up one of those new PC titles you have been eyeing, now may be
your best chance. Many retailers are offering games at sale prices.

Amazon.com, one of the largest
Internet retailers around, has a slew of deals relating to Black Friday for the
PC gaming enthusiast. Have you been itching to get your hands on a great action
RPG like Arcania: Gothic 4,
but you just cannot justify the money at the moment? Well, if you hurry on over
to Amazon, you can get it for $9.04, down from $49.99. Maybe you are more into
the booming FPS genre instead. Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, based on the popular Warhammer franchise, can be had for discount. Amazon offers it for $24.99, down from $49.99. Grab other sale games like Dragon Age: Origins and Civilization 5 at discounts as well.

Many of you probably intend to do
some shopping at brick-and-mortar stores in order to maximize your deal
exposure. For those of you willing to brave the crowds and long lines, you can
find good sales on PC games and accessories.

While many of these retailers are
keeping tight-lipped about actual deals, you can often find a number of
pre-Black Friday sales to give you an idea of the types of discounts that you
can expect. Unfortunately for the true PC gamer, many of these stores appear to
be focusing the brunt of their sales in the console department.

Due to the nature of these
brick-and-mortars, you may see some variance between store locations. Some
retailers, like Walmart, allow you to enter your ZIP code to see the flyers for
the stores nearest your address. Other stores offering sneak peeks at their
Black Friday sales online include Kmart and Best Buy.

Possibly the most exciting
retailer for any PC gaming enthusiast is Steam. This digital distribution
service often offers mega sales throughout the year (basically any time they
have the excuse to do so). Even though they have not yet hinted at any
particular Black Friday deals, you can probably safely bet that they will offer

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