Entertainment

September 11

Cineplex Canada Coupon Code: 15% Off Movies

Posted by on September 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Cineplex Canada Coupon Code: 15% Off Movies

Cineplex Canada has set up a new way to pick your movie. Just figure out what mood you are in and they will give you a list of movie suggestions to fit your mood. Check out this new categorization system at the Cineplex Store and receive 15% off any movie purchase or rental.

Click here to choose your mood @ Cineplex Store Canada now

  • Coupon Code: MOODS15OFF
  • Discount: 15% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

This coupon code works on both physical purchases and digital purchases/rentals as tested by our lovely Margarita. I checked out some of the moods to see how closely they would match my own choices.

I Need a Lift:

Sometimes we all need a lift, a movie that is a pick me up and helps us out of our funk. I liked the suggestions overall in this section. I found Happy Feet and Despicable Me 2 to be excellent suggestions for me as I usually turn to animated movies when I am feeling down. For those who are not into animated, they had several other suggestions. Happy Gilmore is a movie that will just make you laugh. I have also heard good things about Eat Pray Love (though I have never seen it).

A Song Coming On:

Granted, I am not in this mood often but I do rather like musicals. If you feel a song coming on, try out such instant classics as Chicago and Moulin Rouge. There are also some movies I am not so familiar with, like 8 Mile and Across the Universe. All have a strong musical theme and great songs.

Like Family Fun:

There are tons of movies you can see with your children and enjoy yourself. For family fun, they suggest Frozen, Epic, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and many more fantastic animated flicks. Iron Man 3 is the lone live action movie suggested. I think this is one of my favourite categories because so many of these movies are just genius. I am a big fan of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series: both one and two are good. The game is even pretty good!

As mentioned before, receive 15% off any of these movies whether you rent, purchase digitally, or purchase the physical copy. I have no idea when this offer ends so take advantage of it sooner rather than later. If you find it has expired, then please let us know.

Check out this and any future Cineplex coupon codes we track down in the coupon forum.

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August 31

Amazon Canada: Pre-Order Downton Abbey Seasons 1,2,3 & 4 Set – $57 (Save $48)

Posted by on August 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Pre Order Downton Abbey Seasons 1,2,3 & 4 Set   $57 (Save $48)

Save a boatload of money at Amazon Canada when you pre-order the boxed set of Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2, 3 & 4, which is scheduled to be released in late October. The box set is priced at $104.99, but Amazon.ca is accepting pre-orders right now for just $56.99 for all four seasons.

This is a pre-order for the release on the 21st of October 2014. When you pre-order, that means you lock in your maximum price at that amount. No matter what price adjustments occur to the product, you will never pay more than what you pre-ordered the set for. However, pre-ordering does mean you can pay less. If you pre-order and the set is released for less than you paid, Amazon Canada will refund the difference. You will only pay the lowest amount.

I could not find this set on pre-order many places, but Chapters Canada does have it for $73.49. I tried HMV, but there was nothing there. This is for the DVD version, not for the Blu-ray.

The Blu-ray version is also an excellent deal and worth getting if you are converting all your DVDs over to Blu-ray like we are. Pick up Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1,2,3 & 4 [Blu-ray] for just $64.99, originally $115.99. Again, I price compared with Chapters Indigo who has the Blu-ray set listed for $81.19.

I have never seen the series, so I really cannot advise you for or against it due to content. However, it does have one of my favourite actors in it: Maggie Smith. I have seen this woman in several films and she is quite brilliant (and I am not just talking Harry Potter). The first movie I ever saw her in is The Secret Garden.

Oddly enough there is one review, maybe from some person who received an early copy. The review starts as follows:

A new series of Downton is an annual treat, and as usual this year it is followed by the DVD compendium. This includes the 34 episodes to date. There are seven episodes from the first series, eight each from the second, third and fourth, plus the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Christmas specials of which the first was a dramatic masterpiece, but the second did not deliver in the same way in the opinion of most people although it ended dramatically. The third was not as good as the first but was good solid stuff which most will enjoy.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 26

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series Only $68 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 26, 2014 at 5:23 AM

 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series Only $68 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

This week, Amazon.ca seems to be having quite a few great one-day only deals on various movies and TV boxsets. One of their headliners today is this DVD set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series. Regularly priced at $199.98, you can grab it today for only $67.99 with free super saver shipping!

The DVD boxset contains all glorious seven seasons of this cult classic TV show, that’s 144 episodes of vampire-ass kicking yumminess. So, technically that equates to only $0.47 per episode, if you look at it that way. Yes… you can probably watch many of these via streaming in some fashion or other (e.g. Netflix), but it’s not quite the same as owning the complete DVD boxset to stand proud on your shelf.

I can’t see the exact same set for sale anywhere else just now, for a valid price comparison. But if you’re buying the seasons individually, you’d be talking a lot more moolah (e.g. $153 @ Walmart).

I have a slightly older version of this Buffy boxset, it’s not quite as red and pretty as this edition. I bought the set about 10 years ago, and it took me a few months to get through all the episodes. To be honest, the show starts off pretty corny but then the characters and story-lines develop and it’s turned out to be one of my all-time favourite shows. Even my partner grew to like it – he detested the early episodes and wouldn’t watch it with me… but towards the end, he started to see a few of the amazing episodes and started getting into it.

One of my favourites was an episode called Hush. It scared me muchly. Here’s a wiki quote:

A group of fairy tale ghouls named “The Gentlemen” come to town and steal everyone’s voices, leaving them unable to scream when The Gentlemen cut out their hearts.

Freaky deaky. Did you have a fave episode of Buffy?

Needless to say, most reviews on Amazon.ca give this Buffy boxset a rating of 5 stars, with one person even stating that it consumed their life.

Some other one-day only deals @ Amazon today:

(Expires 26th August 2014)

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August 25

Cineplex Canada Store Coupon Code: 10% Off Digital Movie Purchase Or Rental

Posted by on August 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Cineplex Canada Store Coupon Code: 10% Off Digital Movie Purchase Or Rental

Receive 10% off any digital movie purchase or rental you make through the Cineplex Online Store.

Click here to browse the Cineplex store now

  • Coupon Code: trivia10off
  • Discount: 10% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

So, this isn’t exactly the greatest coupon in the world, but we so rarely find coupon codes for Cineplex that it warrants some notice and appreciation. I have not yet attempted to rent or buy movies off Cineplex’s website, but I suppose that come the depths of winter when I do not want to emerge from my knitted socks and my wool blanket, then I will consider it.

When using this coupon code on a rental, you will save far less (dollar-wise) then if you used it on a digital movie purchase. For example, this exciting movie called Only Lovers Left Alive is $4.99 to rent in SD or $5.99 to rent in HD. To purchase the movie, you would pay $19.99 in SD and $24.99 in HD. Here is the breakdown of funds saved:

  • SD rental: Save 50 cents – Pay $4.49
  • HD rental: Save 68 cents – Pay $5.31
  • SD purchase: Save $2 – Pay $17.99
  • HD purchase: Save $2.50 – Pay $22.49

I picked this movie out because it sounds like the perfect late night movie: curl up with your cat, a bowl of popcorn, a hot chocolate, and a box of Kleenex for this vampire movie based around the long-time lovers Adam and Eve (this movie has got to be cheesy with names like that). This movie probably falls firmly in the category of chic-flick.

Of course, if you have taste, then you should check out some of the more recent releases and popular movies out right now. Are you looking for the ultimate deals on movies? There are two sections you want to visit at the Cineplex Store. The Deals of The Week will give you discounts on Blu-ray and DVDs. There is also a DVDs for $4.99 section.

Do be careful though, this coupon code is only valid for digital purchases and not for physical copies of movies. There are some great deals for both in the Cineplex Store, but this coupon will only apply to the digital arena. To use this coupon, you will need to sign up for a Cineplex Store account that is separate from your Cineplex.com and your Scene accounts.

There is no shipping, as all digital copies download to your computer.

Check out this and any future Cineplex coupon codes we track down in the coupon forum.

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August 23

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series DVD Only $73 @ Amazon! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series DVD Only $73 @ Amazon! (EXPIRED)

I got an email this morning about a one day deal at Amazon. They’re offering the complete series of The Twilight Zone for only $72.99 in a DVD collection and that comes with free super saver shipping!

Originally priced at $199.99, that’s a $127 discount. While sometimes those “original” prices seem to be really high, I’ve price compare to see if this is really a good deal. You can purchase the very same DVD boxset for $140 @ Chapters, $149 @ BestBuy, $200 @ HMV, so this appears to be a super price from Amazon.ca today.

If you are so inclined, there’s also an offer on the blu-ray series – you can purchase it for $148.99. There’s quite a price difference between DVD and blu-ray, eh?

I clearly recall watching this TV show when I was younger, it had some fantastic episodes. I first discovered it when I was a teenager when they were making some of the more modern versions. I then went back and made sure I watched many of the older original shows, including the famous William Shatner episode, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. “There’s… something… on… the… wing!” Classic. By today’s standards, I guess they’re not quite a suspenseful or scary… but they’re excellent shows with excellent writing, with plotlines such as:

A convict, living alone in an asteroid, receives from the police a realistic woman-robot.

Hilarious!

I believe The Twilight Zone went on to inspire many movies and TV shows with very similar plots. I was reading this thread on Toptenz.net about that. It stats that many popular movies like Child’s Play, Liar Liar, Poltergeist and Cube were all based on old Twilight Zone plots.

I think this boxset would be excellent for a Twilight Zone weekend marathon… complete with lots of junk food.

(Expires: 23rd August 2014)

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June 28

Ontario Fun Passes: Kids Free With Adult @ 19 Attractions

Posted by on June 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Ontario Fun Passes: Kids Free With Adult @ 19 Attractions

Ontario seems to be the province in Canada that gets all the best deals.  If you live in Ontario, or you are planning on visiting this summer, there are some great deals with Ontario Fun Passes.  Right now, they are offering free child’s admission to a variety of activities when you purchase an adult ticket.

Currently, Ontario Fun Passes is offering this buy one get one free deal for 19 various attractions around Ontario.  This is a great way to do activities as a family this summer and save in the process.  It can be quite pricey to do different attractions with the kids, so buying them through Ontario Fun passes allows at least your kids to be free.

There is no charge or fee whatsoever to sign up for your Ontario Fun pass, so all of these deals are absolutely free! To redeem your Fun Pass, all you need is the name of your school board, your postal code and email address.

Here are just a few of the places you will save at:

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Discovery HarbourFort Henry national Historic Site of Canada
  • Old Fort Erie
  • Ontario Heritage Trust (five attractions)
  • Ontario Parks
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Royal Ontario Museum

Actually, that list is less than half of the different attractions you will save at since there are 19 in total.  The free kids passes will be free when you purchase either an adult or senior pass.

Additionally, when you get your passes you will also get a $2 discount on a daily parking permit at participating Ontario Parks. The total savings for families add up to over $185, which is pretty incredible!

The Ontario Fun Pass itself is valid starting starting now until October 31st. The actual attractions that it is valid for, though, may have different dates of operation. You will need to decide which ones you want to go to and plan around those dates.

(Expiry: 31st October 2104)

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June 23

Free Swimming This Summer From Tim Hortons

Posted by on June 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Free Swimming This Summer From Tim Hortons

I love all the different charity work that Tim Hortons does and this time they are offering a freebie for young and old.  During March break they offered free skating and this summer is something that will cool you off as well. For the months of July and August, Tim Hortons has paired with some Canadian pools and is offering free public swimming!

The lucky provinces for this deal are Ontario and Alberta.  In Alberta the free swim is actually starting early and is being offered this week as well on June 27th, which is a nice little bonus.  The time for the free swimming will vary for each different location so make sure to check the participating pools before you head in for your free swim.

There is no coupon to get this deal you just have to show up at the free swim times.  You can go in as many times as you would like and there is no age limit for these free swims.  It is perfect to pass the time as a family and get some exercise in the process because your entire family will be free!

Keep your eyes peeled for more free deals like this one from Tim Hortons because they seem to do one per season.

The fact that Tim Hortons is sponsoring this free summer swim schedule is just one more reason they are a great company!

(Expiry: End of August)

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June 20

Toys R Us Canada: Free Play Day Event

Posted by on June 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Toys R Us Canada: Free Play Day Event

If you are looking for something fun and free to do with your family this weekend, Toys R Us is the place to be.  This Saturday, June 21st, they are having a huge Play Day that is free for the entire family to have fun at, and includes “Make N Takes”, toy demonstrations, crafts and more.

I have gone to a couple of the free event that Toys R Us has to offer; they are always a lot of fun and a hit with my kids.  Normally, there is one event to check out and one activity, but this one is a little bit different.  You can do one or all of the activities offered and they are all absolutely free.

There will be five different activities you will be able to do tomorrow:

  • Minecraft Paper crafts: Build your very own Minecraft Diamond Armor Steve Paper craft.
  • Disney Princess: Create a Pink Tulle Disney Princess Paper Hat. They are also encouraging you to dress up as your favourite Disney character when attending this event.
  • Doh Vinci Crafts: Design a 3D with the Doh Vinci. Decorate an activity card by using different shapes,  designs and colours.
  • Preschool Play Area: This is an area for kids to play and explore  with some fun Toys R Us toys.
  • Cool Toy Demos: Demonstrations on the hottest new toys such as Mip Robot, Robo Fish, Magical Mermaid, Sands Alive, Beyblade Beyraiderz, Mr. Potato Mashers, Playmobil

The event will start at 11am and is appropriate for ages two years old and up. There will be limited spaces for the events that require you make a craft, so it is best to get there early.

There are a couple of locations that are excluded, so call your local store first to make sure they are offering this awesome event.

(Expiry: 21st June 2014)

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June 16

Save on Clothing, Entertainment & More with These Printable Coupons

Posted by on June 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Save on Clothing, Entertainment & More with These Printable Coupons

There are so many different ways to save money on your purchases both online and in stores.  I buy a lot of things online because of the convenience now, but there are so many things I just have to run to the store to pick up.  Things like toiletries, groceries, tickets to events and things I just can’t get online.  I also like getting some clothing in stores so I can try it on right there.

Thinking ahead and printing off coupons you may need is a great way to save money on your purchases. We have rounded up a bunch of coupons for you that will save you money just by printing them off and taking them with you when you shop.

Health and Beauty:

  • Use this Shoppers Drug Mart coupon on June 18th only to get yourself 20x the Shoppers Optimum points when you spend $50 or more on almost anything.

House and Home:

  • Save 53% on an insulated tumbler with this printable or smartphone compatible Home Hardware coupon until June 21st.

Food:

  • Use any of these Wing’s Up coupons to save on a variety of things for your meals.
  • These new printable coupons for McDonalds will save you on breakfast, lunch and dinner meals.

Clothing:

Entertainment:

These are just a few of the printable coupons you will find posted up on our forum that will save you money on your purchases. It is so easy to just just print off your coupons, pop them into your wallet and save as you shop!

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May 31

Amazon Canada: $5 Blu Ray Movies

Posted by on May 31, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Amazon Canada: $5 Blu Ray Movies

You read that right: Amazon Canada is selling a handful of movies on Blu ray for only $5 each. So if your movie collection needs a little expanding, check out this sweet little sale for cheap blu rays.

These are not the most obscure titled movies either. Okay, well, some of them are. But there are some movies in here that I know of quite well and that friends of mine own.

There are nine titles to choose from:

My favourite title on the list is “All The King’s Men” as it stars one of my favourite actors of all time: Anthony Hopkins. I just adore the guy. There are some other interesting titles in this collection though. I have heard a ton of good things about Bulletproof Monk, and I think my husband might even own the movie on DVD. Pathfinder seems to be a cult favourite among some people and I have been debating watching it for a while.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Hypothetically, if you buy five of these movies (excluding D&D) you would get free shipping.

(Expiry: unknown)

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May 24

Amazon Canada: How The Earth Changed History Blu-Ray $24.99

Posted by on May 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Amazon Canada: How The Earth Changed History Blu Ray $24.99

Amazon Canada is my go-to place for entertainment usually, and they rarely disappoint. Right now they have the BBC series “How the Earth Changed History” (Blu Ray) with Iain Stewart on sale from $43.98 down to just $24.99.

Oh my goodness, I can barely type about this series without screaming my wee little head off. See, this series was on my birthday wishlist if it fell below $26, which it now has, and so my hubby has bought it for me for my birthday: *WEEE*! I am a massive BBC Nature fan and my first love was Iain Stewart’s Earth Biography series. It was the catalyst for our vacations to New Zealand and Iceland. I know, massive fangirl here.

So, to find that he did another series for the BBC, and that it was on sale for such a reasonable price made my heart nearly stop. I price compared this series with HMV, which sells the blu-ray for $35, Chapters has it for $35.18, and the BBC Shop itself has it for $35.98. You are saving an extra $10 on their prices.

The series is structured around water, wind (air), fire, and deep earth which plays nicely with the four elements. The fifth episode focuses on human interaction with the planet. I know the first four episodes are one hour each, and I assume the fifth episode is as well, so you get five hours of glorious footage and fantastic narration for only $24.99.

Get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 19

Hoopla: Borrow Music, Movies, & TV Shows for Free Through Your Library

Posted by on May 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Hoopla: Borrow Music, Movies, & TV Shows for Free Through Your Library

Libraries across Canada are starting to team up with a company called Hoopla: a netflix like program that lets you borrow free video, music, and audiobooks with your library card. You can enjoy them on your PC, tablet, or phone.

There are some major bonuses to this system:

  • unlimited number of copies available
  • start streaming content immediately
  • can download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing
  • they return it for you at the end of the lending period (no late fees)

I have been super impressed with their music collection. I’m totally into symphonic metal right now and they have had a huge selection of the Scandinavian bands I listen to. Hoopla has an online vault of over 10,000 films and 250,000 music albums. While it is taking a while for Canadian libraries to get on board with the system, there are a bunch who already are registered with Hoopla. here are some of the ones I know about:

  • Toronto Public Library
  • Kitchener Public Library
  • Winnipeg Public Library
  • Edmonton Public Library
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library
  • Greater Victoria Public Library
  • Hamilton Public Library
  • North Vancouver Public Library
  • Oakville Public Library
  • Saskatoon Public Library

… and many more.

Not all libraries have the same agreement with Hoopla. For example, I have Hoopla through Vancouver Island Regional Island and we have access to audiobooks whereas I hear Toronto Public Library’s agreement does not include audiobooks. Each library also will have its own rules: my library allows twelve items to be borrowed a month. I get each CD for seven days and I think movies for three days.

Either way it is a fantastic – free – system that you have to check out. If your library doesn’t have Hoopla yet, maybe send them a little note of encouragement.

(Expiry: N/A)

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May 13

Ticketmaster Promo Code: Pizza Pizza $11.11 Concert Tickets Back This Year

Posted by on May 13, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Ticketmaster Promo Code: Pizza Pizza $11.11 Concert Tickets Back This Year

Last year I told you about the Pizza Pizza $11.11 concert series, where that’s all you’ll pay for a variety of concert tickets at the Molson Amphitheatre. Well, it is back this year, with lots of big names in the lineup.

Click here to check out this deal @ Ticketmaster.ca now

  • Coupon Code: 11PIZZAPIZZA11
  • Discount: $11.11 tickets
  • Expiry: Unknown

Last year I tried to get $11 tickets to go see Heart and the Led Zeppelin Experience. While there were tickets available there were only single seats. I ended up going anyway and loved the concert. I’ve been to quite a few concerts at the Molson Amphitheatre, and I love seeing shows there because the venue is small enough that you feel close to stage no matter where you sit. Also, it is outdoors, so it makes the show that much better.

I did notice that a number of concerts are already sold out, including Journey and Tim McGraw, but I did see a few good ones that would definitely be worth the $11 ticket price. Lionel Richie would be fun for sure.

Note that you might have to pay service fees and taxes and that you are limited to four tickets per person. Check for more Ticketmaster coupons in the forum.

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May 11

BBC Shop Canada: Up To 60% Off Britannia Sale

Posted by on May 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM

BBC Shop Canada: Up To 60% Off Britannia Sale

BBC Canada’s shop is currently holding an up to 60% off Britannia sale with deals on mugs, coasters, movies, TV, documentaries, collectables, and more.

Big fan of the Queen? Royalty? Know the birth date of the new prince, his middle name, and can rattle off how old he is to the day? Then this sale is for you.

You can pick up historical documentaries like Simon Schama: History of Britain Special Edition which was $63.98 and is now $36.99. I price compared with Amazon.ca which has this set priced at $52.49.

If you are interested in the newest royal couple, then pick up William & Catherine: Their Story and The Windsors: From George to Kate from the BBC. Both were originally $31.98 and are now on sale for $15.49 each. I price compared again with Amazon.ca who has these for $21.74 and $31.99 respectively.  The BBC has much better prices.

This Dunoon Union Jack Bunting Mug is really cute and on sale from $24.98 to $10.49. I also think these London Sticky Notes that were $18.98 and are now $6.49 would make a good gift as well. Maybe put the mug and the sticky notes together with one of the DVDs above into a little BBC Britannia gift set.

Get free shipping on orders of $100 or more.

(Expiry: unknown)

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May 9

Steam Powered (US): 75% Off Dragon Age Origins

Posted by on May 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Steam Powered (US): 75% Off Dragon Age Origins

Steam is the greatest thing since sliced bread and toasters came together to produce toast and Nutella was invented to make love to it. This weekend on Steam get 75% off Dragon Age: Origins regular edition and ultimate edition.

If you have liked Bioware’s previous offerings like Mass Effect and Baldur’s Gate, then you are going to love this game. The game has earned a metascore of 91/100. You get to play the Grey Warden, guardian, who has to kick ass, reunite the lands, and kill the big bad: an archdemon.

Now, the regular edition costs $19.99 USD on any average day, but this weekend you can pick it up for just $4.99 USD. If you want to get everything in one shot, then pick up the ultimate edition which includes Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening, and all nine content packs for just $7.49 USD (was $29.99).

I am totally telling my roommate as she is probably gonna drool. She is a big time gamer, which I found out after spotting a PS3 in her room and hearing her reference her computer as a ‘gaming laptop’. She adores Steam (who doesn’t) and has a wishlist a mile long. I wonder if this is on it.

(Expiry: 12th May 2014)

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