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Titan Quest games on sale today online at Steam

Publisher THQ's week of daily sales via Steam is continuing today with big price cuts on a game that was considered to be a sales failure at first but has since supposedly sold over a million copies.

From now until 1 pm Eastern time on Wednesday you can download and purchase the fantasy action-RPG Titan Quest from the now defunct developer Iron Lore for just $3.74. You can also get the game's expansion pack, Titan Quest: Immortal Throne, for $3.74 or get both for just $4.99. While Iron Lore shut down several months after the release of Immortal Throne, a few of the company's former team members have formed Crate Entertainment and are currently making their own action-RPG.Grim Dawn.

Darksiders PC pre-order offers include free games

PC gamers will soon be able to play their own version of Darksiders, the action-adventure game from developer Vigil Games and publisher THQ that was first released for consoles back in January. The PC port is now scheduled for release on September 23 but folks who pre-order the game on Steam and Direct2Drive will get some extras.

The pre-order offer on Steam includes a free download of Titan Quest Gold, the cult hit action-RPG from the now defunct developer Iron Lore. If you put your money down for the game early at Direct2Drive's site you will be able to download a free copy of the third person shooter Red Faction: Guerrilla. While the game will require Steam to play it doesn't appear to support Steamworks features like achievements.

Interview: Crate Entertainment's co-founder talks about Grim Dawn

In 2008, developer Iron Lore closed its doors, despite releasing the acclaimed fantasy action-RPG Titan Quest, its expansion pack Immortal Throne and completing work on the stand alone expansion pack Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War Soulstorm, all for publisher THQ. However members from Iron Lore picked themselved up and reformed as Crate Entertainment. Licensing the rights to Iron Lore's game engine and projects, the developer has been working for some time on its first release, a new action-RPG title called Grim Dawn that will be released via digital download for the PC.

The developer is currently taking pre-orders for Grim Dawn but will it be a game worth your time and money? Big Download got Crate Entertainment's co-founder Arthur Bruno to give us more info about his company and Grim Dawn. He also gives us an inside look at the demise of Iron Lore, reveals the real sales figures for Titan Quest and more.

Steam and Direct2Drive hold mid-week PC game sales

Tuesday is usually a day that most people dread. It's a day that smack dab in the middle of the week and the weekend looks like its months away. But thankfully there are some mid-week PC game sales to keep the work blues away.

Steam's regular mid-week sale this week is for Titan Quest Gold. From now until Thursday you can purchase and download the action-RPG game and its expansion pack from now defunct developer Iron Lore together for the super low price of just $4.99. Direct2Drive has also put the acclaimed indie game Cogs on sale for a limited time for just $4.95.

Steam launches THQ sales week with Titan Quest deal


Valve's Steam download unit can be full of surprises. Today the service launched a special sale of a number of THQ-published games, one per day until Friday (and that sale will last the entire weekend). Today THQ has put the Titan Quest line-up of games on sale for 50 percent off.

That means you can get the fantasy action-RPG (released in June 2007) from the now defunct developer Iron Lore for just $9.99 or its expansion pack The Immortal Throne for another $9.99. Or if you don't have either game can get both in a bundle for just . . . $9.99. This deal last until around 12 noon ET on Steam and then they will switch over to another THQ sales deal.

Crate Entertainment working on unnamed PC action-RPG


Early in 2009 it was announced that two former members of the now defunct PC game developer Iron Lore had formed a new company called Crate Entertainment. They also bought the rights to two of Iron Lore's projects including a console action-RPG called Black Legion.

However a funny thing happened while Crate tried to shop their game around to publishers: the current economic crisis. In a new chat at Gamasutra, company co-founder Arthur Bruno admitted, "We were looking for funding on a risky venture at a time when the U.S. was in financial crisis and the world economy was destabilized." So Black Legion was shelved and the team began work on a PC-based action-RPG using the same engine that Iron Lore created for its game Titan Quest. The unnamed game will likely be digitally distributed only with Bruno stating, "I think we've reached a point in the PC market with digital distribution where it is possible for a small developer to be profitable catering to a relatively niche audience." No other details about the game were revealed.

Steam puts THQ game bundle on sale this weekend


Steam has aleady had a big sale for Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II recently but today they are going all out and putting a ton of THQ-published PC games in a big bundle and putting that collection on sale. From now until Sunday you can grab the THQ Collector Pack for just $74.99. That's 25 percent off the bundle's normal $99.99 price and way less than the $289.87 you would have to spend if you bought each game in the bundle seperately.

Here's the full list of games included in the THQ Complete Pack:
Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II
Company of Heroes
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
Frontlines: Fuel of War
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Titan Quest
Titan Quest - Immortal Throne
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Gold Edition
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm
Full Spectrum Warrior
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers

Also, Steam has added two more Ubisoft games (Splinter Cell Chaos Theory and CSI: Hard Evidence) to their library and both are 10 percent off their normal Steam prices until September 3.

Some quickie PC game sales today


The weekend isn't always the time to find cuts on PC game prices. Right now two download sites, Direct2Drive and Gamersgate, are offering some price cuts on a couple of select titles this week. Over at Direct2Drive they have added the PC port of the acclaimed puzzle game Braid to its library. From now until Sunday, you can download the DRM-free title for just $9.95 compared to its normal $14.95 price.

Over at GamersGate they have put the action-RPG collection Titan Quest:Gold Edition for sale. The title from the now defunct Iron Lore Entertainment, can be bought and download for today only for just $9.99.

GamersGate puts some games on sale for the weekend

It's not even the weekend (technically anyway; we do know of some folks who think Thursday is the start of their days off) but the game download site GamersGate is getting a head-start by cutting the price of a few of their titles.

From now until July 12, you can get the action-RPG collection Titan Quest Gold (with the original game and its expansion pack) for 50 percent off its normal GamersGate price. Also on sale for 50 percent off is CCP's hit space based MMO EVE Online. Finally the site is offering both Red Faction 1 and 2 for free with pre-orders of the upcoming PC version of Red Faction: Guerrilla (something that Impulse has already announced).

THQ game collection pack and weekend sale on Steam


Every weekend is Black Friday for Steam users as Valve always marks down one or more games to be on sale. This extended weekend that honor goes to Titan Quest Gold as the action-RPG from publisher THQ and the late lamented developer Iron Lore is on sale this weekend only. Titan Quest Gold, which contains the original game and the expansion pack Immortal Throne, is just $9.99 right now until the end of the weekend.

But that's not all. Valve has also collected all of THQ's games on Steam to form the THQ Complete Pack. You can get 12 games in all for the price of just $99.99. That's a savings of nearly $120 if you bought each game individually. Here's the list of games included in the pack:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Full Spectrum Warrior
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
Titan Quest
Titan Quest - Immortal Throne
Company of Heroes
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Gold Edition
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm
Frontlines: Fuel of War

In addition, Valve and Steam are offering two smaller THQ game collections (Relic Super Pack and THQ Action Pack).
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