The folks over at Impulse have a pretty sweet deal going this weekend. If you pre-order
the deluxe edition of Splinter Cell:Conviction
for the PC they will toss in a copy of the original Splinter Cell
for free. It's not a bad deal and playing through the original game might not be a bad way to get ready for the new game. Of course you'll have to deal with some graphics that are a bit dated by modern standards but you do have to remember they were groundbreaking when the game was originally released back in 2002.