Games

December 14

Shape Up – Xbox One Only $29.96 @ Walmart (Was $60)

Posted by on December 14, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Shape Up   Xbox One Only $29.96 @ Walmart (Was $60)

Shape Up for the Xbox One is on sale for only $29.96 at Walmart Canada with free shipping. That is 50% off the regular price of $59.99 so you are saving a good chunk of cash on a brand new game for a new console.

Let us get our price comparisons out of the way first. I will let you know right away that Amazon Canada just dropped their price on Shape Up for the Xbox Up to match Walmart’s price. So if Walmart sells out, you can hop on over to Amazon Canada to purchase the game. Now, while there are two companies with the same price, the game is still a good deal. Every other company I price compared with has the game for substantially higher. Shape Up is $59.99 @ Best buy, $59.99 @ Future Shop, and $59.99 @ EB games (OOS). EB Games even had recycled copies for $54.99, which are also out of stock.

This is a game you are going to want to have in your arsenal come the New Year. When you are stuffed fat full of turkey and ham and Christmas treats, you will need something to get you off your butt and burning all those calories. This game is all about making you forget you are working out by having a load of fun. Via the camera, you can work out with your friends or family. You can also save your workouts and challenge your friends.

Now, a bug taints many of the comments – where the game would just randomly crash. However, there is a simple fix for this:

To fix this issues with this game simply change the Profile Pic to a standard one. It’s a strange fix, but whatever makes it work is alright.

Once you fix the small glitch, people seem to love the game:

Two workouts completed. Keeping the game! Worked up a bit of a sweat. With a nice variety of mini games and a tracker to keep you wanting to do more, this game has just enough to be a strong addition to my stable of workout games. Personally I would price it at 44.99… especially with the season pass already available.

I like how this person suggests a price he would feel comfortable paying for the game. Well, now it is $15 below what even he would pay so I suggest grabbing it ASAP.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 11

Amazon Canada: 20% Off PS4 & XBox One Games TODAY (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Amazon Canada: 20% Off PS4 & XBox One Games TODAY (EXPIRED)New games are on so many wish lists this year. If you missed on on the last sale Amazon had on new console games, then take advantage of their new 20% off deal when you purchase two or more select Ps4 and Xbox One games. This offer ends tonight!

This offer should work on all the games through the above link as the link directly connects to the promotion. The offer is only valid on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. Only games sold directly from Amazon (not secondary sellers) are eligible for the promotion. You will not see the discount in your cart, but it will be shown on your order total before you complete checkout. See below as an example:

Amazon Canada: 20% Off PS4 & XBox One Games TODAY (EXPIRED)

You can order more than two games, but you must order a minimum of two for the promotion to work.

As console games are terribly expensive, you can understand why this promotion is so lucrative. In my demo cart I used Little Big Planet 3 – PlayStation 4 Day One Edition at $69.95 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Xbox One at $69. However, there are many other popular games you can choose from in this offer.

A few titles sparked my interest. The Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor – Xbox One looks really cool. I really love the Lord of the Rings and The hobbit movies so anything set in that world really perks my interest. In addition, one reviewer said that:

The nemesis system really give a different personality to each of your enemy, so you don’t feel like you are bashing through generic enemy without personality. Each time you face an Uruk, he will remember what you did and it will impact on it’s motivation and personality. Each enemy is unique and you will never meet him again in another game neither will you hear the same line of dialogue

That sounds pretty awesome. I have played quite a few games and repeat dialogue and ‘bashing through enemies’ gets pretty boring after a while I LOVE the sound of that system.

I also think that Just Dance 2015 – PS4 Standard Edition looks pretty cool as well but it is getting mixed reviews. Evidently, Ubisoft is really pushing their downloadable content. I think dance games are a lot of fun (hello dance-dance revolution, which I SUCK at!).

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 11th December 2014)

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December 11

Sony Entertainment Network: Holiday Games Sale up to 60% Off

Posted by on December 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Sony Entertainment Network: Holiday Games Sale up to 60% Off

The Sony Entertainment Network is throwing a Holiday Games sale right now. We are in to the second week of the sale, with the deals changing each week. This week, save up to 60% on fun and fabulous games from the Sony PlayStation Store.

In the sale, you will find games for all sorts of devices. This week you can find games for the:

  • PS4
  • PS3
  • PS Vita

Some say ‘full game’ and some say ‘PSN game’, which means it is in the Playstation Network. I figured with how popular the new PS4 is this year; everyone will want to purchase games for it. Here are a few games on sale for the PS4.

Games on the PSN tend to be cheaper overall, and I think they provide excellent value for their purchase price. Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry has a 4/5 star ranking on the Sony Playstation store right now with over 3000 votes. That is pretty awesome and makes this game a solid choice for your library.

If you have not upgraded to the PS4 yet, there are still plenty of choices for the PS3. Many of the same titles are available across the platforms. However, games like Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition are only on sale for the PS3. Originally $19.99, this game is discounted to $11.99.

My favourite game of the same is for a device I have never even laid hands on: the PS Vita. I just adore the art of Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. I can tell by the solid 5/5 star rating that I must not be alone. I think 387 other people agree with me. Originally $39.99, the game is on sale for $23.99. This game makes me seriously want to buy a PS Vita – I wonder if I can get a good deal on one this Boxing Day.

Next week there will be a completely new set of games on sale to drool over. This is a great way to build up your new PS4 library or increase the libraries you already have for the PS3 or PS Vita.

I assume all prices are in USD.

(Expiry: 16th December 2014)

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December 10

Future Shop: Franklin Air Hockey Table $99.99 (Save $49) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Future Shop: Franklin Air Hockey Table $99.99 (Save $49) (EXPIRED)

Future Shop Canada’s one-day deal today is a Franklin Zero Gravity Air Hockey Table for just $99.99, down from the regular price of $148.99. The table is only on sale today and qualifies for free shipping as it costs over $25.

I price compared this table with other retailers and here is the going price right now:

  • $159.99 @ Shop.ca
  • $149.99 @ Well.ca
  • $148.99 @ Amazon.ca

As is to be expected, Best Buy Canada has the same deal as their sister site Future Shop, so if it sells out here you can always pick it up at Best Buy.

Whenever my father and I used to go to the theatre to watch a movie, we would stop off in the arcade to play a couple rounds of air hockey. My father is very good at air hockey and he would win most the time. I am vicious at it – I make the puck go fast and go flying but it might not go anywhere near the hole. My sense of direction is lacking but it sure is fun.

A table like this would be a riot in your own games room at home. The zero gravity air hockey table features a powerful enough motor to keep the puck flowing smoothly along the high gloss surface. As a cool bonus, there is an LED scoreboard mounted on the side that automatically keeps track of your points. That way there is no arguing over whether you are up to five or six points due to your opponent’s ‘faulty’ memory.

While there are no reviews at Future Shop, there are two on Best Buy with a solid 5/5 star rating right now. Here is what one reviewer said:

I bought this as a gift. The box is almost a meter long and all wrapped up it had a ‘wow’ factor to it. Once out of the box, the assembly was easy – took less than 10 minutes before the kids were playing their first game.

The board comes with two pushers and two pucks. As with all games, there is some level of learning involved. This game is great for increasing hand-eye coordination. Game players can also work on aim and direction as well. I find that games like this also promote the use of angles. Like pool, you make shots off the side, so you start to understand that if you hit the side at a given angle then the puck will project out of the side at a certain angle.

(Expiry: 10 December 2014)

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December 9

Canadian Freebie: SimCity 2000 Special Edition Free @ Origin ($6 Value)

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

Canadian Freebie: SimCity 2000 Special Edition Free @ Origin ($6 Value)

Today we have a lovely freebie for our sweet Moosers from Origin. Download SimCity 2000 Special Edition from Origin for free. This game has a value of $5.99, so not bad for a freebie!

This is a free PC game. It is not a demo or a trial – you get to keep the full game, forever, and not pay for it. I have to admit, I know absolutely nothing about this game so I had to search the internet for some information. According to Origin, this is a classic Maxis city building and management simulation game. You build everything from the ground up including:

schools, libraries, hospitals, zoos, prisons, power plants, and much more… Lay down roads, railways, and highways. Explore the underground layer and build subways and utilities without compromising your aesthetics. Customize different buildings or design your own graphics sets from scratch.

If you enjoy creating, designing, organizing, and then ruining the lives of your little Sims, then this is the ultimate game for you. Some people argue that this was the best SimCity ever and that all others have paled in comparison. Needless to say, you can check out if this claim is correct or just a bunch of nostalgic nonsense getting in the way.

I have played one Sim game, though I cannot recall what it was now. A friend of mine had a cheat code to give you endless money so I just ignored my Sims and sat their designing and building, and decorating houses all day. That was a lot of fun but the Sims were horribly annoying.

To redeem your freebie, you will need an Origin account. It is worth signing up for one if you do not already have one as Origin often gives away free games so you can get an entire library worth of games you will never have to pay to play. We do not know how long this deal is going to last, but if past deals are any indication it should be on till the end of the month. We hope.

If you have played this game in the past, then please comment and give us your opinion on it! We love to heard from our Moosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 26

Steam Exploration Sale Featuring 90% Off Battleblock Theater – Now $1.69

Posted by on November 26, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Steam Exploration Sale Featuring 90% Off Battleblock Theater   Now $1.69

Steam is indulging in an Exploration Sale with feature deals that last a couple days and daily deals that are released at 2 PM EST each day. One of today’s daily deals is Battleblock Theater for a breathtaking 90% off. Originally $16.99, the game is now on sale for $1.69.

The game sounds wicked awesome. You are on a quest to free over 300 of your closest and dearest *cough* imprisoned friends from some evil technological cats that are trying to rule the world or run a circus or something. The game style looks a lot like Mario and you can even build your own levels to screw with your friends. It will probably be the best entertainment you have had for $2, much better than that bouncy ball you got out of that giant gumball machine.

Steam has a plethora of great deals on other games right now as well. Here are some of the highest discounts:

Some recently released games are included in this sale for those holding out on the most recent edition of their favourite franchise. The Evil Within was just released in October this year, but the game that usually retails for $66.49 is on sale for just $22.60.

I do not play many games on Steam Powered, but Sid Meier’s Civilization series happens to be the one I play most. I have not bought the most recent release, Beyond Earth, as I am not quite ready to step off the planet I know and love so well. However, this sale brings Beyond Earth, which was released near the end of October 2014, down to $34.99, from $49.99.

While scrolling down through the immense number of games on sale I ran into many quirky ones like this BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for just $1.35, originally $16.99. This game rather reminds me of a Sonic the Hedgehog racing game where you run instead of drive around and collect gold while navigating obstacles and hitting power ups. Reviews say that the music and scenery are worth it even if you suck at playing the game.

Be sure to check back tomorrow after 2PM EST to see what other amazing games will be on sale.

(Expiry: 2nd December 2014)

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November 9

Origin.com Freebie: Try Battlefield 4 Free For 1 Full Week!

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

Origin.com Freebie: Try Battlefield 4 Free For 1 Full Week!

Origin Game Time is back and this time it’s better and bigger! Not too long ago, Battlefield 4 became free to play for one entire week and it looks like Origin just brought back this awesome freebie, so if you haven’t already taken advantage of it, I suggest you jump on it now! As Origin so convincingly put it, that’s 168 hours of non-stop gaming! Keep in mind that it’s the PC version of the game.

Free is always awesome but the fact that you can play Battlefield 4 for a whole week is even better, especially since if after your 168 hours are up, you decide to purchase the game, then you won’t lose any progress that you have made thus far. The game is currently on sale for $26.39 (reg. $39.99) but there is no word on whether or not the price will stay the same in a week.

Battlefield 4 is essentially a first-person shooter game and although it was initially filled with countless bugs and glitches upon its release in January 2014, the game has since been fixed with numerous patches and in fact, here’s a review I found on Amazon about it:

Graphics are amazing. Multiplayer is what it’s all about. Campaign pretty much teaches you all weapons and vehicles so don’t expect much more than that but there are parts that made me say to myself “Wow, That’s Awesome”.

To get the game, you’re going to need an Origin account, which is free to have. Simply sign up, confirm your e-mail and that’s it! Then, add the game to your game library and wait for it to download. This will depend on your internet speed but if you have time, then be sure to leave a comment to let us know that you’re getting the game! The great part is that you also don’t need to worry about losing any game time while you wait for the game to download as your time won’t start until the time that you launch the game.

Plus, if you don’t see yourself playing it in the upcoming days, then you can wait until the very last day as you will still get a full week to play the game. Just maybe don’t wait until the very last minute!

Have you ever played Battlefield 4 or any of the previous instalments? What did you think?

(Image Credit: BagoGames)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 9

Amazon Canada Coupon: Buy 2 Get 1 Free Video Games

Posted by on November 9, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Amazon Canada Coupon: Buy 2 Get 1 Free Video Games

Buy two select video games from Amazon Canada and receive your third select video game for free. Make sure to enter the coupon code below at checkout to receive your discount.

Click here to shop eligible titles @ Amazon Canada now

  • Coupon Code: BONUSGAME
  • Discount: buy two games, get one free
  • Expiry: 13th November 2014

The discount applies to the lowest priced of the three games. Only games through the above link qualify. All games must be purchased in a single order and shipped to a single address. Most of the fine print means do not play around with your order – just buy games and enjoy your savings. There is also some information in there about returning games, so if you end up making a partial return you should read that.

Now, on to the games. Video games are expensive, especially if you are paying for brand new PS4 games. I picked out a few games to show you what you could save on this deal. Here is a cart of three popular titles:

  1. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare for PlayStation 4 – Day Zero Edition – $69.96
  2. Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor – PlayStation 4 – $54.99
  3. Assassin’s Creed Unity – PlayStation 4 – Day One Limited Edition – $69.96

Yes, this does work on some pre-orders like Assassin’s Creed Unity, which will not be released until November 11th. In this bundle, you would pay approximately $140 for your Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty, but Middle Earth would be free – a value of $55.

There are 28 titles included in this offer. To see all titles, travel through the master link above. Many of these titles are available for multiple platforms like the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and even some PC and Wii platforms. NHL 15 – Standard Edition – PlayStation 4 seems to be a popular title as there are only seven left in stock. Originally $69.99, the title is on sale for $59.99. Pair it up with some similarly priced games and get one free.

The most expensive games appear to be those geared towards children. The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack – Wii – Standard Edition is currently $74.96 and Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack for PlayStation 3 – Standard Edition is $72.99. You can add almost any other game in this offer to these two and receive it free of charge.

You will receive free shipping as your order from Amazon Canada will certainly be over the $25 minimum. For this and any future Amazon Canada coupon codes, visit our forum.

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November 8

Future Shop Canada After Hours Sale: Up To 75% Off Cookware Sets, Used Games, Cameras, TVs & More! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 8, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Future Shop Canada After Hours Sale: Up To 75% Off Cookware Sets, Used Games, Cameras, TVs & More! (EXPIRED)

Don’t have plans on this fine Saturday night? Then you’re in luck, because Future Shop’s After Hours Sale just started and during the next couple of hours, you can score plenty of amazing deals on TVs, laptops, cookware sets, used games and much more. This is a limited time sale and is set to end on Sunday morning at 10am ET.

If you’re in the market for a cookware set, then I spotted the T-Fal Easy Strain 10-pc cookware set on sale for just $99.99. Originally priced as high as $399.99, which puts it at 75% off, it comes with the following 10 pieces: 20cm fry pan, 24cm fry pan, 14cm sauce pan, 18cm sauce pan, 20cm sauce pan and 24cm Dutch oven lids. Made of stainless steel, the T-Fal Easy Strain cookware set features a 3mm gauge body that provides even heat distribution and is oven safe to up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s dishwasher safe and unlike a lot of cookware set, comes with glass lids. On Amazon, this same cookware set is currently going for $169.99.

The T-Fal Actifry 2-in-1 deep fryer is also on sale for $249.99 (reg. $329.99). With 1400 watts, it can cook various combination of foods simultaneously like: friends & vegetables, meat & fish, etc. Plus, it also has 4 programs depending on whether you’re cooking: meat, fish, poultry or desserts. That dessert feature is one that got me particularly excited because ever since trying a deep fried chocolate bar at a fish and chips place near my house, that’s all I have been craving for dessert. It also comes with a recipe book and a special measuring spoon. On Amazon, this same deep fryer is on sale for $270 from a $400 regular price.

With the exclusion of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games, all used games are also currently 50% off. I must warn you that these are selling like hot cakes, so act fast! For any of you with a Wii U, the new Super Mario Brothers can be yours for just $22.50 instead of $44.99. Keep in mind that the discount will be visible at checkout. If the game you want isn’t available online, then you can also try to reserve it in-stores and pick it up on Sunday.

Shipping is free on orders over $25.

(Image Credit: Elliott Brown)

(Expiry: 9th November 2014 @ 10am ET)

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October 28

Canadian Freebie: Crusader – No Remorse Free (Was $4.99) @ Origin.com

Posted by on October 28, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Canadian Freebie: Crusader   No Remorse Free (Was $4.99) @ Origin.com

Take advantage of this limited time offer from Origin.com to download Crusader: No Remorse for free to your PC.

This is the base game, standard edition. The usual fine print applies. You must be 13 years or older, have access to an internet connection, and have an Origin account as well. This game is rated ‘Teen’ due to animated violence. The so-called ‘animated violence’ is pretty obvious since almost every screen capture of the game features a good amount of red from something blowing up or being shot.

Here is the game description:

As a Silencer, one of the elite enforcers of the World Economic Consortium, you’re supposed to be incorruptible. But if the system you serve is utterly corrupt, where does that leave you? You go over to the Resistance, the same pack you used to hunt down. Now, your former employers better watch their backs because you’re coming after them with all the firepower at your command.

Crusader: No Remorse was released way back in 1995 so it doesn’t have all those fancy-shmancy little graphics that you might be use to by now. However, if you played this back in the day it might be a nice nostalgic trip down memory lane. Happily, if you are still trucking away on an old computer, this game has very simple system requirements that your vintage computer just might be able to fill. Check it out.

While I would never pay $4.99 for this game myself, it is not a bad thing to pick up free. I am always a fan of free entertainment and this looks well equipped to take me into another world for at least a few hours.

If any of our Moosers have played this game, let me know! Your comments will help guide other lost souls on whether they should bother with downloading No Remorse or not.

(Expiry: unknown)

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October 28

Future Shop Canada: Sportcraft 16″ Electronic Dart Board | Was $75 Now $60

Posted by on October 28, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Future Shop Canada: Sportcraft 16 Electronic Dart Board | Was $75 Now $60

Are you looking for a fun item that could really lead to lots of quality family time? Then you should check out today’s deal at Future Shop – it’s for a Sportcraft 16″ Electronic Dart Board, and you can now buy it for $59.99! It typically costs $74.99, so you’re saving $30 when you’re taking advantage of this deal. Plus, you’ll also qualify for free shipping! Swish!

The Sportcraft 16″ Electronic Dart Board has some great features, including a digital LCD display that keeps track of your score, and even has an electronic voice! This allows you to also play up to 153 game variations, so this truly is the ultimate dart board! No more having to scribble in the results of your darts challenges on a piece of paper, and no more unnecessary debates about the score!

This Sportcraft 16″ Electronic Dart Board is pretty cool. I know I used to love playing darts when I was a kid, since I would routinely be challenged to a match by my older siblings. I was usually the king of the “lucky shot” – I would usually get a terrible score and destroy the wall behind the dart board (it was in the basement, and my parents planned to get rid of the dry wall anyways). However, there would also be times when I would land my dart right in the bullseye – thus living up to my “lucky shot” nickname!

This electronic dart board is currently on sale for $59.99 at Best Buy. Listed below is a brief review of this Sportcraft 16″ Electronic Dart Board from a satisfied WalMart customer

The gift was for my adult daughter who absolutely loved the board. She loved how easily it closed away so that the board didn’t have to be “put” away. Everything came with the board and all involved do nothing now but play darts! I looked at many boards at much higher prices and I am delighted that I choose this board.

This deal expires before midnight. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 28th October 2014)

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October 16

Steam Powered: Play 10 Games for Free Weekend

Posted by on October 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Steam Powered: Play 10 Games for Free Weekend

I am a huge lover of Steam. They have been a blessing for all PC gamers. This weekend they are merely reminding us of how awesome they are with a free play weekend. Play 10 games free from Thursday through Sunday.

You can choose from the following 10 games. You do not even have to choose, load up on caffeine and play all of them.

Through each link, you will find a ‘play game’ button. These games are free to play until the 19th October at 1:00pm PST.

Did your weekend suddenly clear? I think mine did. I have wanted to try out Don’t Starve for a while just because I enjoy the drawing style. It looks a lot more like a raw sketchbook style than the usual highly polished styles of most games. Trine 2 sounds like a game I would like as well. You get to journey through a fantasy world and solve physics based puzzles. I am a huge puzzle lover so this sounds like my cup of tea.

Most certainly, I will be testing out Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. We play it on my mate’s tablet. However, the PC version is more extensive and I am dying to know what additional little goodies are in it. I am hoping Martian Manhunter has been added as a character you can buy because I love the boy. I read one review that said:

I hadn’t played a fighting game such as this in ages. I loved it! The storyline was interesting and the fighting a great deal of fun. A nice feature is the additional costumes you unlock as you play the game. If you enjoy this type of game and love DC Comics you can’t not get this game. 8/10!

Wait, you can unlock costumes? I am so sold! At the heart of this warrior is still a girl who loves to play dress-up. Hello Steam, goodbye weekend! I might have to cancel that games night with hubby’s coworkers… I am… erm… sick. Steam Powered: Play 10 Games for Free Weekend

Is anyone else excited about this freebie from Steam? If so, then drop me a line and let me know what games you are going to play.

(Expiry: 19th October at 1:00pm PST)

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October 14

Amazon Canada: 55% Off Game of Life Fame Edition – Now $11.36

Posted by on October 14, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Amazon Canada: 55% Off Game of Life Fame Edition   Now $11.36

Amazon Canada is selling the Game of Life Fame Edition for 55% off the retail price. Originally $24.99, pay only $11.36 for this fun game and add it to your collection.

While this will not qualify for free shipping on its own, you might want to add it on to your order if you are planning to make a purchase at Amazon Canada. Amazon offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

I price compared this game at a few places. Walmart Canada sells the game for $24.93 and ToysRUs Canada sells the game for $24.99. While ToysRus does offer 20% off when you buy three games or more, the price would still be well above Amazon Canada’s discounted price on this game.

Have you ever played the original Game of Life? If so, then you know what this game is all about. Drive around in your limo while acquiring an entourage, making money, and becoming a bigger star! Like the original Game of Life, you can have different careers like supermodel, pop singer, pro athlete or movie star. Unlike the original game, you need to collect five stars (found along the path) to win the game.

Reviews for the game are mixed. Some people are happy with it:

Not anything like the original Life game, which is ok as its completely different for family game nights. Son wanted it as they had it in his classroom, so Santa got it for him. Overall its a fun game.

While some people do not like the game (or the packaging) at all.

My parents bought this for my eight-year-old daughter when they were looking for the real game of Life but could only find the Fame edition. This one is not only insulting but has the stupidest and cheapest design. I guess maybe it’s an accurate lesson in the real game of life: Humans deserve to be extinct.

I think someone was having a very bad day because that is somewhat harsh.

For $12, I think this is a decent buy to add to your game night. The favourable reviews greatly outweigh the negative reviews on the websites I have looked at. This game is different enough from the original that you can own both and they will not feel repetitive.

Hey Moosers, do you have a games night in your home? If so, what kinds of games do you like playing?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 12

Leapfrog Canada Promo Code: BOGO 50% Off All Apps

Posted by on October 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Leapfrog Canada Promo Code: BOGO 50% Off All Apps

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Leapfrog is saying thanks to all of its customers with a brand new (and awesome) promotion. Until Tuesday, you can take advantage of a “buy one, get one at 50% off” deal on all apps.

Click here to shop for apps @ Leapfrog.com now

  • Coupon Code: THANKSCA
  • Discount: BOGO 50% off apps
  • Expiry: 14th October 2014

In fact, Krista mentioned Leapfrog’s deal on Friday as part of her Thanksgiving coupon code round-up but I figured it was worth writing about in a blog post of its own because toys and educational software can sure get pricey in the long run. So when deals like these come along, it’s best to take advantage of them right away! Speaking of which, I definitely suggest that you have a quick look at her round-up because there are plenty of deals that don’t expire until the end of the long Thanksgiving week-end.

For the most part, Leapfrog apps are priced between $5 and $10 but a small portion are actually between $10 and $25 and an even smaller number can be as high as $50. This is exactly why promotions like these shouldn’t be missed because instead of waiting and getting one game at a time, you can just get a couple now in order to save money in the long-term. Personally, if my daughter was old enough, I would get a couple right off the bat but only let her play with one at a time. Once she completes one, then I would surprise her with the next. Win-win situation for both!

A game that I would totally get her is the Octonauts learning game ($30). Designed for kids aged from 3 to 5 years, it’s a scientific game that helps to sharpen critical thinking skills. Children are asked to clear obstacles and even get to learn about the different sounds that sea creatures make. It doesn’t have any reviews, but it is one of Leapfrog’s bestselling apps.

Given the immense popularity of the My Little Pony show, I’m certain that the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic app would be a huge hit as well. I have actually watched a couple of this TV series’ episodes and I have to admit that I’m surprised at the level of the vocabulary used. It’s much more advanced than most kids’ shows and so, I’m confident that the app would be just as good, especially since it specialises in mathematics. It’s for kids aged from 5-8 years old and is $30 as well.

You won’t have to worry about any shipping costs if you download the apps directly onto a Leapfrog tablet but if you prefer to get hard copies of the apps, then shipping is only free on orders over $40.

Moosers, which Leapfrog apps are kids’ favourites?

Moose Rating (1 votes)
October 5

Steam Powered: 75% Off Select Paradox Publisher Game Bundles

Posted by on October 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Steam Powered: 75% Off Select Paradox Publisher Game Bundles

Steam Powered really has been loading up their platform with astronomical game deals. Right now you can get up to 75% off Paradox Publisher games all bundled up for great savings.

The Magicka Collection includes 23 items for just $9.99 (was $39.99). You get the original game plus 22 DLCs to expand your play and have the most fun ever. The original game cost $9.99 retails so you are pretty much getting the downloadable content for free. Essentially, the game is you learn to cast spells and make it fast or your butt is going to be fried. Here is what one review says about Magicka:

[it] is one of the best Local-Multiplayer/Co-Op/Versus games in all of Steam. I was a late buyer so I got to skip all the supposed bug-fest, but let me tell you this: Right now, Magicka is a blast to play with friends.

Looking for world domination? Give Europa Universalis IV Collection  a try for just $25 (was $99.99). It includes Europa Universalis IV and a load of expansions and DLCs. From what I have read and seen, it appears a lot like Civ in that you are building an empire and trying to dominate the world. Your own personality comes out in playing style and in the way you attempt to achieve world domination. This reviewer certainly hit it on the head when he said:

Lost my kids, wife, and job but I restored the Byzantine Empire to it’s former glory.

Having played the Byzantines in Civ, I even know what he is talking about.

The Crusader Kings II Collection is one of the biggest packs you can purchase during the sale. The set includes the base Crusader Kings II game and 42 DLCs! The collection is valued at $159.99 but you can buy the entire thing for $40. That is less than $1 a DLC including the original game. It is hard to find a better deal than that folks! I think the reviews for this are awesome:

The best incest, murder and eugenics map painter around.

Great game. I ruled the new Roman Empire as a homosexual eunuch drunk who liked gardening until I was killed by a manure bomb.

I thought I was a moral person. I was wrong.

There are many other collections on sale that you just have to check out. With prices this low, you cannot go wrong with picking up a new game.

(6th October 2014 @ 10AM PST)

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