Buying PC Games
These days, there are many different places to buy PC games from. These places can fall under one of two umbrellas, either brick-and-mortar or digital. Brick and mortar sales come from buying a physical copy of the game from a physical store, and digital is purchasing a digital copy of the game from one of the numerous online services out there.
Examples of Brick and mortar stores include:
- Best Buy
Examples of digital storefronts include:
Another option is buying retail games online. Some online retailers (such as Amazon) offer both digital download and physical copies of games.
One of the important differences between a physical copy of a game and a digital copy of the game is licensing. In most cases a physical copy of a game is considered a good, while a digital copy of a game is often considered a service. For example the first sale doctrine allows you to sell your physical copy of a game, while most digital storefronts disallow you from selling your game. This isn't the only important distinction. Because of the myriad of rights that apply to a game, games can conceivably be pulled from a digital storefront, or even removed from your library after a purchase.
That being said, digital storefronts have their perks as well. Most digital storefronts allow you to install games from any computer with a simple log-in. Games can usually be found for much cheaper digitally than their physical counterpart.
 Game Sales Listings
SavyGamer is run by LewieP and is regularly updated almost every day with game deals for PC and console games, as well as console hardware, with a particular focus on the UK market. International PC gamers should focus on the PC Digital Distribution category which should list games available in any country unless specificied.
In addition to SavyGamer, LewieP also writes weekly columns for a number of websites:
- The RPS Bargain Bucket - a weekly column published on a Saturday, featuring cross-platform game deals. Sometimes written by other writers.
- Eurogamer - Cheap This Week - LewieP also wrote a number of game deal articles for Eurogamer, but this has appeared to have stopped in late 2011.