Mar 152011

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Amazon does downloadable games now — and not just casual games, but “core” titles too. As an aside, for some reason the whole “core” moniker attached to games that are the opposite of casual games (hardcore games!) I find irksome, no specific reason why.

Anyway, Amazon is doing 20% off of all their “Core” game downloads, making a serious run at Steam. They’ve been matching Steam’s weekend and midweek deals recently too. Definitely worth checking out as another option to Steam, Direct2Drive, Impulse, etc. New titles in there too like Bulletstorm, Homefront, Dragon Age 2…you get the idea:

Amazon 20% off Core Games


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  3 Responses to “Save 20% on Amazon’s Downloadable Games”

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  1. “Core” isn’t a very useful label, as Amazon uses it. “Core” describes games like the Far Cry and Splinter Cell series, but it also includes all of the Sega Genesis games on Amazon’s download service. Doesn’t quite add up.

  2. Yeah, I got that email the other day as well. What is a “core” game? Just a strange way to present it.

    • I’ve always thought it was short for “hardcore” games…like FPSes, RPGes, etc. The games that “gamers” play. Everything else would be casual games like Bejeweled, Angry Birds, Peggle, etc.

      But yeah, it’s kinda lame.

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