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GameStop slashes PC download titles up to 85 percent, revamps ordering process

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As the gaming industry continues the push to digital, so does GameStop. The retailer announced Monday that it revamped the process to purchase digital PC titles and kicked off a Spring Sale with up to 85 percent off nearly 400 titles.

"Until now, our digital download process had multiple steps, “GameStop’s Alan Walter said in a press release. “After receiving customer feedback over the past year, we've made improvements to simplify our digital PC game purchase and download process. Our enhancements simplify the process and offer customers a streamlined experience.”

In addition, the GameStop PC Downloads app is being simplified to a game library manager and visitors to the former download site, ImpulseDrive.com, will be directed to GameStop.com/PCGames instead.

The Spring Sale will run through June 2 and some of the highlights include “Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn” for just $11.99. This is actually a good deal for PS4 owners as well as they’ll be able to transfer their characters for free from the PC version of the game to the console version.

Others include “Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition” for $11.99, “SimCity” for $14.99. “Thief” for $29.99 and “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” for $9.99. Some of the ultra-cheap titles listed are the classic “X-COM” titles and “Civilization III: Complete Edition” for $1.24 while “Mirror’s Edge” is $2.99 and games like “Max Payne 3,” Transformers: War for Cybertron” and more are only $4.99.

Major publishers participating in the sale include Electronic Arts, 2K Games, WB Games and Bethesda Softworks, Valve Software, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Sega, Activision and more. That means plenty of sports, action, RPG and LEGO games to choose from.

GameStop is also taking trade-ins toward PC digital products such as downloads, Steam Wallet Cards and EA Origin cards. PowerUp Rewards Pro members can get a 40 percent trade-in bonus while non-members are eligible for 30 percent trade-in bonus.