IGN has today announced the launch of a new European wing for it's digital distribution network, Direct2Drive, which will cater specifically to gamers in Europe.
The main benefit of the new Direct2Drive store is the fact that all prices will be listed in Euros and will be a lot more competitive than they were previously, something gamers are keen to complain about with main rival Steam.
“Boasting a catalogue of hundreds of PC and Mac titles, Direct2Drive.eu is a natural addition to the Direct2Drive family . As part of IGN Entertainment our European footprint continues to grow steadily , with sales from Direct2Drive UK significantly increasing year-on-year providing us with a solid springboard into Europe
” , said IGN's marketing man Richard Keen.
To help celebrate the launch IGN is offering a series of big discounts on some games throughout launch week - February 2nd until February 9th.
The first sale to grace the store consists of THQ's entire back-catalogue, which has been slashed to half-price. That means you can pick up games like Supreme Commander: Gold
, Company of Heroes
and STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl
for a good deal less than you might find them anywhere else. Direct2Drive's deal of the week is THQ's Red Faction 2
, which has been reduced by 75 percent.
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