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October 8

EB Games: 60 – 70% Off Civilization Titles

Posted by on October 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM

EB Games: 60   70% Off Civilization Titles

EB Games Digital is offering 70% off almost all Civilization titles right now. The only title not 70% off is Civilization V Complete Edition for 60% off.

I am the perfect person to be writing this deal because my computer has over 1000 hours clocked in to Civ 5 so far. Granted, those are not all me as my husband is an active player as well. However, I know my way around Civilization V like the back of my hand. I also played Civilization IV, but not the titles before it.

Here are some of the discounts you can expect:

I currently play Civilization V with both the Brave New World and the Gods and Kings expansions will all character DLCs. I have not bothered to buy the bonus maps packs unless they came with the character packs as I play multi-player most of the time.

Civilization rocks because you really can bring a lot to the game. Choose the type of map that suits the leaders you like to play. You pick the leaders you like to play based on your own playing style. You can either make up for your playing ‘deficits’ through leaders or go for your strong points. For example: my husband often has the lowest army and the lowest population in early game. He can either play someone with their special troops early in the game to encourage army grown (like Greece), or he can play someone who specializes in grown (like Gandhi) to help even out his game play. My husband is always heavy into tech so playing Nebuchadnezzar plays to his strengths.

I develop somewhat of an insular nation by nature. I always aim for high production through high growth rates. Thus, Gandhi is one of my favourite characters to play as his bonus can sustain a larger population, which means more tiles for production. When I do go warmonger, I really enjoy Ethiopia because you can pair their ‘smaller than other civilization’ bonus up with +30% city defenses from religion for a formidable opponent in war.

This game is a great waste of time. It is on sale because the next installment of Civilization, called Civilization: beyond Earth, is scheduled for release on the 24th of October.

(Expiry: 10th October 2014)

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April 27

EB Games: Trade 3, 5 or 7 Games to get $10, $20 or $30 in Extra Credit

Posted by on April 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

EB Games: Trade 3, 5 or 7 Games to get $10, $20 or $30 in Extra Credit

Trade mo’ games, get mo’ money. Bonus credit when you trade in more games.

I never trade games. That’s just because I don’t buy a lot of games so the games I do get are ones I really, really want and are at the top of my list. They are part of my collection and I want to keep them. That being said there are a lot of people out there who don’t have the same emotional attachment to their games as I do. There are a lot of people who buy way, way more games than I do, too. When you buy six different FPS’ in the course of a year, it’s easier to part with some of them.

If you do have a bunch of games to trade, check this deal out. When you put three games up for store credit they will give you an extra $10. Five games gets you $20 in-store credit and you get an extra $30 credit if you trade in seven games. This is all on top of whatever you are getting for the games themselves.

There are a couple of rules though. You can only trade in games for PS4, Xbox One, XB360, PS3, PSV, WiiU, and 3DS and the games have to have a minimum trade value of $5. That means no old sports games, guys!

(Expires: 4th May 2014)

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January 26

EB Games Canada: Trade Towards Accessories, Get Extra 20% Credit

Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 9:30 PM

EB Games Canada: Trade Towards Accessories, Get Extra 20% Credit

With the release of the new gaming platforms you might be either selling or trading in your games as you convert over platforms. Currently, if when you trade your games in you trade them towards accessories you will get an extra 20% for your games or 30% credit if you are an EDGE Platinum member.

This, as you can imagine, is an in store deal only. It is fairly worth while though because you get extra credit for what you already have and can pick up a couple extra controllers, a wicked gaming headset, or whatever you need to go with your new (or old) system. Games must include boxes and instructions when you trade them in. No duplicate titles allowed. The trade must be in full working condition to receive full value which is pretty much common sense.

My favourite part of this deal is that there is no minimum trade in value required. A lot of the deals say “minimum $15 trade in value” or something of the sort which excludes older games. If I traded in a game worth $10 I could get $12 credit and if I traded in a game worth $20 I would get $24 credit towards accessories. Decent deal.

(Expiry: 2nd February 2014)

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January 3

EB Games Canada: PS Vita WiFi For Only $170 (Save $30)

Posted by on January 3, 2014 at 9:00 PM

EB Games Canada: PS Vita WiFi For Only $170 (Save $30)

Get the newest handheld to go with your brand new PS4, or your PS3, or anything else for only $170 at EB Games!

In another life I covered the PS Vita launch. It was awesome. The touch screen and the back-touchpad make for some great ancillary game mechanics (like the SixAxis controller) without being too intrusive like some others (I’m looking at you, Kinect and Wiimote). The connectivity, for those who are interested in that sort of stuff, is awesome. To top it all off, it has an absolutely gorgeous OLED screen.

If you have a PS3 or, better yet, a PS4, this is a great companion device. Remote play is awesome and I love the idea of taking some classic games, for instance, like FFVIII with you on your handheld. It’s kind of crappy playing a two or three year old game on your 70″ LED TV, but on a handheld, it doesn’t feel so bad.

This is a great price, too. You don’t often see consoles come on sale because they are super low margin items or, in some cases, are loss leaders. Getting the PS Vita for $169.99 is great considering it was $199.99. You’re saving $30! This could be a stock purge sale to get the original version gone before the PS Vita Slim comes here, which I’m assuming will happen some time soon. Normally I’m all up on a slim version of a console, but I guess the PS Vita Slim doesn’t have the amazing OLED screen, so I might pass.

Shipping is around $6 for most people.

(Expires: Unknown)

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September 5

EBGames: Pre-Owned Gears of War (Xbox) only $4.99 + Shipping

Posted by on September 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM

EBGames: Pre Owned Gears of War (Xbox) only $4.99 + Shipping

EB Games Canada is selling pre-owned copies of Gears of War (Xbox 360) for only $4.99. This is down from their previous used price of $7.99 and is a stark contrast to the price of the game new, still around $20 at most places.

Sure the game has been kicking around for a while but not all gamers get the newest or the best as soon as it comes out. I know a lot of us are on a budget and wait for killer deals to pick up games we have been wanting to try for a while. Has Gears of War been on your list? Well now you can spend a mere $5 to pick up the wildly popular title.

Yes the game is pre-owned, but EB Games is pretty good at making sure that used games are in great shape before they resell them.

The downside of the deal? You have to pay for shipping unless you can figure out how to pick up at your local store, an option I couldn’t find at checkout. Shipping is $4.99 (I know, painful) so your total cost is $9.98. Let us keep this in perspective. Amazon Canada is charging $25.26 for the game new, and Future Shop has it for $9.99 used + shipping.

This deal actually works best if you are already buying something at EB Games. Just add it on and get yourself a game on the cheap.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 21

EBGames Canada: Get 30% More Value When You Trade Slim PS3/xBox/WiiU Towards PS4/xBox One

Posted by on August 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

EBGames Canada: Get 30% More Value When You Trade Slim PS3/xBox/WiiU Towards PS4/xBox One

Optimize your trade when you trade out your old console for a new pre-order at EB Games Canada.

Is your old console (or new in the case of the WiiU) collecting dust? I know if my PS3 wasn’t my (and perhaps more importantly, my son’s) Netflix machine I’d definitely be doing this. I almost wish I had bought an xBox 360 or WiiU just to be able to trade it in. I don’t buy a lot of games and, at this point, I’ve bought pretty much everything I’m going to, so if I traded it in, it wouldn’t be a big deal. I guess I do still need to pick up Assassin’s Creed 3, so I’d miss playing that. What I’m saying is that, at this point in the console’s life cycle, if you aren’t playing it a lot, it won’t hurt too much to give it up. The PS4 is coming out on November 15th and the xBox One has to be somewhere around there, so you aren’t going to have to wait long to get the next-gen gear.

I also suspect there are a lot of people out there who have a PS3, an xBox 360 and maybe even a WiiU. You could trade them all in for tons of credit, or just pick one or two. You can live with one console, right? Right. The value of your console depends on what you have with it. A bigger hard drive gets you more credit and each console has a different value. I also suspect, and I’m not 100% sure, that the value is different based on where you are. Whatever your old Slim PS3, Slim xBox 360 or WiiU is worth, you get an extra 30% on top of its value when you trade it in towards a PS4 or xBox One.

This deal is available in store only.

(Expires: 23rd August 2013)

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July 30

EB Games Canada: Trade In Old Games, Save Up To $300 On PS4 Or xBoxOne Pre-Order

Posted by on July 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM

EB Games Canada: Trade In Old Games, Save Up To $300 On PS4 Or xBoxOne Pre Order

Save up to $300 on your next gen pre-order at EB Games!

I recently pre-ordered my PS4. It’s the first console I’ve ever pre-ordered and I’m super stoked for it! One of the best things about pre-ordering, other than the fact that you are pre-ordering, is that you can pay in chunks and do not have to worry overly much about budgeting or saving. I don’t just have $400 to drop on a new console whenever I want. Actually, no, that’s a lie. I do have $400 to drop on a PS4, but I also have a wife who would rather use that money for important things (like gaming isn’t important! Pft!) like clothes for my son or new curtains or something. Anywho, I like that you can break the purchase up into chunks. I put $50 on it to hold it and now I have (probably) three and a half months to come up with the other $350. $100 a month for August, September and October – I’m done.

But wouldn’t it be better if you could pay less for your PS4 or, God forbid, your xBox One? Of course it would, especially if you’re getting Microsoft’s console for $100 more than Sony’s next gen unit! Well, EB games can help. If you trade in eligible (Read: in-demand) games, they will give you discounts on your PS4 or xBox One pre-order. These are the discounts.

  • Trade five games and get $100 credit
  • Trade ten games and get $200 credit
  • Trade fifteen games and get $300 credit

The games have to be worth $8 or more in trade value, but that means that $40 worth of games gets you $100 credit towards your console, $80 gets you $200 and $120 gets you $300. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t buy many games, so the ones I do buy are keepers. This deal, however, might make me rethink my no-trade policy on my games. Honestly, I’m not going to replay most of these games and if for whatever reason I do, I can just buy them again. So, tomorrow I might very well be wandering into my local EB with a list of games that I own, just to see if I can bring my total owing from $349 to something a bit easier to handle!

(Expires: 4th August 2013)

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July 14

EB Games Canada: Trade Used Games Towards Steam Credits & Get Extra 30%

Posted by on July 14, 2013 at 6:30 PM

EB Games Canada: Trade Used Games Towards Steam Credits & Get Extra 30%

Feeling a little guilty about leaving your gaming PC sitting alone in the corner while you play away on your console? Well, trade in some of your console games towards Steam credits, and get an extra 30% at EB Games Canada!

This deal is perfectly timed because it lines up with Steam’s big summer sale brought to you by the inimitable . I didn’t get around to the sale yesterday and missed picking up x-Com and Borderlands 2 for $10 each! Don’t be like me, go and check out this sale right now! Actually, go check it out after you trade in your old console games at EB. Right now, you can get an extra 30% of credit if you put it towards a Steam Wallet Card.

They are only accepting games from modern consoles for this deal, so think PS3, XBox360, PSVita, WiiU or 3DS. I, of course, can’t really take place in this deal, because I only buy games I really, really dig, stuff I want to keep in my collection. I have friends who buy every military FPS that comes out. For them, trade-ins aren’t a big deal. I don’t feel like any of my games are trade-inable because they are all some of my favourite games. I even have PS2 and PS1 games that, if you offered to buy from me, I wouldn’t sell.

And for all you console gamers out there who have resisted PC gaming for years, like I had, this is a good chance to dust off the mouse and give it a try. It probably won’t replace your console, but it’s a very nice addition!

Console or PC? FIGHT! (In the comments below…)

(Expiry: 19th July 2013)

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July 2

EB Games Canada: Bioshock 2 for PC Just $0.99

Posted by on July 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM

EB Games Canada: Bioshock 2 for PC Just $0.99

There is a great deal happening right now over at EB Games Canada.  You will be able to get the game Bioshock 2 for any PC for just $0.99.

A lot of the time when a PC game is priced this low you end up getting just the digital download instead of the actual game.  This deal for $0.99 is for the actual physical game.  It is for both multi-player and single player and is a cool fighting game set in the future.

Here is a couple of customer reviews:

This game, was absolutely astounding. Re-immersing yourself into the depths of Rapture once again, proved to be an exceptionally outstanding sequel to the original Bioshock. Taking the flaws from the original Bioshock, 2K Games learned from their mistakes with the old hacking system and transformed it to where the game doesn’t pause until you hit ESC. Non-stop Big Daddy own-age the whole game. Excellent work!- Justin S
Fantastic game, I loved the first one but this one is really good too. But one thing, there is something about it that’s missing or not making it perfect.. I think it’s the atmosphere, it wasn’t as strong as the first one. It took me 8 hours to complete it in a day, but still you should get this game.- Dale K

The average rating of the game is 8.8/10 stars so that tells me it is a really good buy.

As for the cost of shipping, it will depend on how much you buy.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 4

EB Games Canada: Refurbished Playstation Vita $169.99

Posted by on June 4, 2013 at 11:30 PM

EB Games Canada: Refurbished Playstation Vita $169.99

EB Games Canada is selling refurbished Playstation Vita Wi-fi systems for only $169.99. They sell the new (non-refurb) versions for $249.99 so you are saving a good chunk of change by going refurbished.

You are not only saving $80 off the regular new price, you are also saving extra money off the regular price for refurbished Vitas. EB Games usually sells the refurbished models for $189.99 so they have discounted them by an extra $20. I think that is noteworthy and perhaps pocketbook worthy.There was a funky review by someone with the handle Pizza on EB Games that I wanted to share with you:

Bought this the other night and it has been awesome, i’d rather have one of these things than an Ipod, because it does the same stuff, but also just has awesomeness within games and everything you do on it! It has a quad core processor which makes it super fast, it has very good controls: front and rear touch screens, camera, motion thing, analogs, and all the great things that make this as good as a consol, but it’s small and looks awesome. Thanks EB Games!

I actually never though of how incredibly functional the PS Vita is and how, with Wifi, it might rival the functionality of an iPod. I will certainly consider it the next time I am looking into such a portable entertainment system.

Shipping totally depends on how much you are buying.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 19

EB Games Canada: Save $90 On 500GB PS3 Bundle With 4 Games, Controller & PlayStation Plus

Posted by on May 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

EB Games Canada: Save $90 On 500GB PS3 Bundle With 4 Games, Controller & PlayStation Plus

There are a lot of cool PS3 bundles out there, but none are as good and as cheap as the one EB Games is offering! Get a PS3, four games, a year of Playstation Plus and a controller for $250!

There really are a ton of PS3 bundles. You can get a PS3 bundled with Uncharted 3, or with Move, or with some other game or perk. The console is usually a standard black PS3 slim with a 320GB hard drive or smaller, and usually runs $300 or more.

The deal EB has on is a Crystal White PS3 Slim with four games, a controller and a year of Playstation Plus. The four games are: Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, Little Big Planet 2 and Infamous 2. Those are all great games (especially Infamous 2) but wait-a-minute! That’s only three games, Shawn! What about the fourth! The fourth game is Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale! All you have to do is add it to your cart with the bundle, and the discount will be added at checkout.

You get all this for only $250! That’s $50 off the normal cost of the bundle without All-Stars. Adding in All-Stars for FREE gets you another $40 in value, making the grand total that you save $90. That’s not to mention the value of Playstation Plus for a year and the other three games.

Shipping is FREE!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 14

EB Games Canada: $25 Gift Card w/ Purchase Of Select xBox 360s + 30% Off xBox Accessories

Posted by on April 14, 2013 at 5:30 PM

EB Games Canada: $25 Gift Card w/ Purchase Of Select xBox 360s + 30% Off xBox Accessories

Late to the xBox game? Well, now is the time to pick one up! And if you’re picking one up anyways, you might as well get it at EB Games and get a $25 gift card with it!

They have two different xBox 360s sets available. One is the xBox 360 Elite 250GB and one is, from what I can tell, the same console but with two games. I feel like I must be missing something but it is what it is. Shipping will be around the $10 mark for the consoles and $5 for the accessories and games.

It’s hard to do an article about the xBox 360 because I feel like everyone who would buy one already knows about it. The xBox is just a great console with great games. You can’t say much else about it. It has awesome games, a great online experience and it can be used as the center of your living room’s media setup.

The main part of this deal, for me, is the $25 EB gift card. That in itself is enough to make it a good deal, but EB just won’t quit! They are also offering up to 30% off the xBox 360 headset, the xBox 360 controller or a twelve month xBox Live plan. You can even get a deal on Halo 4!

Since I don’t really have much to say about the xBox 360, how about you tell me about the xBox 360? Is this your first xBox 360 or have you had one for a while? Why do you love it? Is it the games? The media stuff? Maybe you just love Kinect! Whatever it is, let me know in the comments below!

(Expires: Unknown)

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April 13

EB Games Canada: $30 Off Nintendo Golden Sun Dark Dawn (Now $9.99)

Posted by on April 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM

EB Games Canada: $30 Off Nintendo Golden Sun Dark Dawn (Now $9.99)

EB Games has a nice deal on this Nintendo DS game Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. Originally $39.99, the game is on sale for $9.99 new.

I know zilch about the game – because I do not own a Nintendo DS (feel free to buy me one if you want) – so I went to where I always go when I need to consult the geeky gods – Metacritic. The game scored a solid 79/100 with critics and 8.1/10 with fans. Those are pretty darn solid ratings. Evidently the game is a lot like the previous ones in the franchise – so if you hated on any of the previous ones – don’t buy this. However, if you loved them then you should buy this (or probably already have, then worn it out… and need to buy a new one).

I kinda like this guy’s review so I decided to quote him.. thank you jtg00001…

Golden Sun is as good as it ever was. That statement will mean one of two things for people: most fans will appreciate the details which are remeniscent of the original two GBA games and will smile at the similarities and embrace the nostalgia it brings; others, will likely find that the game is out-dated compared to today’s standard of RPG. This should not be a deterrent however, embrace the finely crafted traditional J-RPG style of gaming, appreciate the effort that has went into providing a relatively seamless transition from the GBA to DS, and remember the fun that can be had with Camelot’s Golden Sun series. Outstandingly familiar.

What the smart dude who has played this game said.

Shipping is as cheap as $4.99 for up to $75 worth of loot. You might want to check out other sale games to split the shipping cost among them.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 26

EB Games Canada: $10 Off NHL 13

Posted by on January 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM

EB Games Canada: $10 Off NHL 13

EB Games Canada is offering $10 off the NHL 13 video game in all formats, which is the newest addition to the series.

If you are a gamer and a hockey lover, this game is for you (or a great gift for someone who is). Big changes were made this year to the NHL line of video games for NHL 13. The new True Performance Skating is driven by real-world physics to replicate the way NHL players truly play, right down to the control of the stick and the explosion of the hit.

E.A. Sports Hockey I.Q. was completely overhauled for a smarter, faster and more true-to-life experience. With customizable hockey systems and strategies, game players are now fully aware of every other player on the ice.

Most importantly, this game is now connected, allowing you to manage, play or coach against or with your friends in your own 30 team human controlled league.

NHL Moments live lets you rewrite or relive NHL history, by letting you challenge yourself to play like the star NHLers did in their most famous moments.

This game sounds like it is full of excitement and action! I am not a gamer myself, but it is incredible what we can now do while playing a video game. It is quite the change from the days of Donkey Kong.

Get NHL 13 for only $49.99, regularly $59.99 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. There is also the NHL 13 Stanley Cup Collector’s edition, which includes $40 of added value, for only $69.99, regularly $79.99 for those two systems.

Shipping starts at $4.99 for orders under $75.

Expiry: Unknown

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September 5

EB Games Canada: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack $9.99 (Was $19.99)

Posted by on September 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

EB Games Canada: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack $9.99 (Was $19.99)

EB Games Canada has a good deal on World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack, get it for only $9.99.

A bit of an older expansion pack: but one that was very well received. It has a Metascore on Metacritic of 91… which basically means it ROCKS.

Here is one reviewer’s opinion that I liked:

Wrath of the Lich King takes the best-of-breed MMO and improves everything about it. It’s a work of supreme confidence and quality that is twice as fun and ten times as beautiful as classic WOW, not to mention anything else in the genre. But above all else – in the breathtaking sweep of Northrend, in the assured, epic storytelling, in the constellation of brilliant quests – it is a grand adventure. Perhaps the grandest adventure in all gaming.

Now for a little price comparison: The expansion pack costs $19.99 @ The Source, and is $29.99 @ Amazon Canada. EB Games’ price is certainly the better deal!

Expiry: Unknown

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