Games

April 20

iTunes: Ascendancy iOS Universal App FREE (Save $6.99)

Posted by on April 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM

iTunes: Ascendancy iOS Universal App FREE (Save $6.99)

I don’t often blog about app deals on iTunes but I felt this one had a lot of merit. Pick up the App Ascendancy for iOS Universal for absolutely free at iTunes right now. Usually it costs $6.99 so you will want to jump on this sweet freebie while it lasts.

I have not played this game so a lot of what I am going to be telling you is what I have gleaned from reviews and what other websites have written about this game. It is a space colonization game where you can play one of 21 alien races out there colonizing the universe, taking over planets, and battling ships. Pretty awesome right? Here is a rundown:

Create and control a space colonizing civilization. Manage your planets, research new technologies, design ships, explore small, medium, or massive galaxies, engage in combat, conduct detailed and nuanced diplomacy, and discover the cosmos. Once your people venture to the stars, they will encounter exotic spacefaring life forms.

It is averaging a four star rating both on the current version and across all versions of the game which is pretty great. Reviews for the most part have all been positive and people are really pleased with the game. In case you are unfamiliar with the ‘iOS universal’ term, it means that the game is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 19

Sony Entertainment Network: 99 Cent Game Flash Sale

Posted by on April 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Sony Entertainment Network: 99 Cent Game Flash Sale

The Sony Entertainment Network has a sweet flash sale with games for the PS2 Classic, PS3, PSP, and PS Vita for only 99 cents!

There are 34 games currently to choose from. I’m not going to give you an exhaustive list of the games as you can just click through that yummy link above and check them out yourself. Here are my picks of the sale:

Back to the Future: The Game – Full Series: with the sheer number of Back to the Future fans there are out there, this pick was a no brainer. Besides, you get the full series for only $0.99 for the Ps3. In fact, my husband is one of said fans and I think he could be convinced to risk a loonie on possible hours of fun.

For me, I would totally be picking up Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season. If you ever wanted to be in Jurassic Park, this game looks pretty awesome – be sure to watch the video. Run from dinosaurs, fight with dinosaurs, drive away at high speed from dinosaurs, just don’t make a pit stop to use the toilet. Only $0.99.

Another fantastic looking game is Gotham City Impostors which looks just hilarious. It also have over 6500 reviews for a 5/5 rating. For $0.99, I would say it is a must buy.

Check out these and other games at the Sony Entertainment Network. All prices most likely in USD.

(Expiry: 20th April 2014)

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April 12

Steam Powered: 20% Off Finn & Jake’s Epic Quest

Posted by on April 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Steam Powered: 20% Off Finn & Jakes Epic Quest

Do we have any Adventure Time fans in the crowd? I thought so! Pick up the brand new Finn and Jake’s Epic Quest that was just released yesterday at Steam Powered for 20% off! The game is going to be $9.99 USD, but you can pick it up for only $7.99 USD.

This show has a massive cult following! I should know, not because I am a member of said following but because I was just at the Seattle Emerald City Comic Convention where I saw a ton of people dressed up as Finn and various other characters from the show. I have watched several episodes and I have to say, it is addicting. Well now you can fight your way through the land of Ooo in this fun new game.

The plot: BMO has been captured and you must make your way through the Witch’s garden, Ice Kingdom, Fire Kingdom, and the Land of the Dead to rescue poor BMO and uncover the evil mastermind who has kidnapped your poor friend. Sounds like fun? People who have been playing it say it is. This is my favourite review as it offers some good advice too:

Extremely good, for the price. Reminds me a bit of Toejam and Earl, with some Diablo/Skylanders/Torchlight thrown in. The retro-style music is incredible, and having the original VAs was an outstanding idea as it definitely feels like Adventure Time. Make sure when you’re attacking to slowly press the key in time with the attacks, rather than mashing; it gives you a brief moment to realign your attack if the enemy’s hitbox is out of your range.

With all that being said, what are you waiting for? The weekend is here and the land of Ooo awaits! Go be a hero.

(Expiry: 18th April 2014)

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April 6

GuildWars2.com: 50% Off Digital Heroic & Digital Deluxe Editions

Posted by on April 6, 2014 at 4:30 PM

 

GuildWars2.com: 50% Off Digital Heroic & Digital Deluxe Editions

Guild Wars 2 may have been out for almost two years now (it was released in August 2012) but it’s still as fun as ever, if not better considering the frequent updates it receives, and for a limited time only, you can save 50% on the purchase of either the digital Heroic edition or the digital Deluxe edition.

For any of you moosers who have played or still play World of Warcraft, then Guild Wars 2 will definitely be right up your alley with its MMORPG style.

Usually priced as high as $49.99, the heroic edition of the game can be had for just $24.99 and also includes the following bonuses: Suit of Legacy armor, Mithril box to make your inventory bigger and 10 experience boosters, which increase XP from kills by 50% for an hour.

For $10 more, you can get the digital deluxe edition instead at just $34.99 (reg. $69.99) and on top of including everything heroic edition offers, it will also give you perks like a temporary pet (Mistfire Wolf), a minituare Rytlock, your very own golem banker to summon anywhere you want, a Chalice of Glocy for extra Rank points and a Tome of Influence to be used for your guild.

Admittedly, I have never played Guild Wars but I have, however, played WoW and this game definitely sounds very similar to it, especially since you progress by killing mobs, earning achievements, etc. On the plus side, there is also no monthly subscription fee to pay, which means that you only have to buy the game once and then you can enjoy it nearly forever (or for as long as updates are being rolled out).

Prices are in USD but from my experience in purchasing games in US currency, the charge on your credit card will automatically be converted into Canadian dollars depending on the value of the dollar.

Have you ever played Guild Wars or have you been wanting to?

(Expiry: 13th April 2014)

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April 5

Steam Powered: Save 75% on Weekend Gaming Deals

Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Steam Powered: Save 75% on Weekend Gaming Deals

Steam has two great weekend gaming deals on right now with 75% off Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Advanced Addition).

First of all, Monaco. This is a double deal because Steam is offering Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine as a free play this weekend until Sunday at 1PM PST. If you already have Steam installed on your computer then all you need to do is just click here to install the game. This link won’t work if you don’t have Steam installed. If you like the game then you can buy it for 75% off the regular price. Originally $14.99, it is now on sale for $3.74 USD until Monday.

While there is no free play weekend for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, you can see from the previews that this is going to be a pretty awesome game if you like airplanes and shooting stuff. Just watch the videos on Steam or look at the pictures they include and you can see how wicked this game is going to be. Originally $29.99, it is now on sale for $7.49 USD.

Steam is one of my favourite places to go for new games. With their great sale prices I can always try something new without worrying whether it is worth the $4 I just paid for it. For the several hours entertainment a new game is sure to provide, it is most certainly worth it.

(Expiry: 7th March 2014 @ 10AM PST)

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March 15

OnePlay Coupon Code: 20% Off Batman: Arkham Knight Pre-Order

Posted by on March 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM

OnePlay Coupon Code: 20% Off Batman: Arkham Knight Pre Order

Are you ready to take on the role of the silent guardian once more? If your fingers have been itching to play Batman, then you will be delighted to know that you can now pre-order Batman: Arkham Knight, set to be released on October 14th 2014. Even better is that you can use the code below to save 20% off a PC download of the game at OnePlay and get it for just $39.99 instead of its original price of $49.99.

Pre-order Batman: Arkham Knight for PC @ OnePlay.com now

  • Coupon Code: CJKNIGHT
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

This latest game is actually the last instalment in a series that debuted in 2009. Unlike the previous one, Batman: Arkham Origins, which was a prequel to the series, this newest game will be set one year after the events that perspired in Batman: Arkham City and will bring together Gotham best villains: Penguin, Two-Face, Harley Quinn and a couple of others all united by Scarecrow with the sole goal of getting rid of the Batman.

Basically, the previous games came out in the following order: Arkham Asylum (2009), Arkham City (2011) and Arkham Origins (2013).

For an overview of the new game’s design, be sure to check out the Batman: Arkham Knight trailer, which was officially released at the beginning of this month.

As always, don’t forget to also keep an eye on the Bargainmoose forums for more OnePlay coupons as these are immediately updated with all of their latest promotions.

(Image Credit: Rodrigo Bastos)

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March 6

Mastermind Toys: Free Spot It Game with $20 Game Purchase

Posted by on March 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Mastermind Toys: Free Spot It Game with $20 Game Purchase

Mastermind Toys has a great free gift with purchase offer that is perfect for this time of year.  Get a free Spot It game with the purchase of $20 or more in Blue Orange games from Mastermind Toys.

There is nothing scarier for a stay at home parent then having bad or cold weather during Spring Break! My son’s Spring break is in three weeks and with the very cold weather we have been having, playing outside is out of the question for us.  I have been racking my brain for indoor play ideas and when I saw this sale a light bulb went off in my head.  Games day inside!

Basically the way this deal works is you will get a free Spot It game when you spend $20 or more on Blue Orange games.  It is regularly priced at $13.99 so this is a great freebie to get. There are a variety of Blue Orange games to choose from. In fact, there are 15 different full filled games for kids that would be perfect for indoor fun during Spring Break.

You will be able to get free shipping for orders of $60 or more.

(Expiry: 18th March 2014)

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March 4

Toys R Us Canada: 1/2 Priced Board Games

Posted by on March 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Toys R Us Canada: 1/2 Priced Board Games

It has been so cold out this winter many of us have been scrambling to find things to do indoors.  Toys R Us Canada has select board games on sale for 50% off that will help keep you and your family occupied while we are trying to finish this cold winter.

All of theses games are 50% off for a limited time only.  All but one were in stock as I wrote this and there was even a french version of one of the games as an option.

Here are some of the games you will see:

I have said many times in the past how much I love board games.  Not only are they great for family time and communication, they can teach kids so many things. It is so much better to be sitting at the table as a family playing a game together rather than sitting on couches watching TV.

As for the cost of shipping, when you buy three games or puzzles, you will get free shipping on your order.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 3

GreenMan Gaming Coupon Code: Up To 80% Off Select SEGA Games

Posted by on March 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM

GreenMan Gaming Coupon Code: Up To 80% Off Select SEGA Games

All systems, full power! For a couple of days only, dash over to GreenMan Gaming where you can save up to 80% on select SEGA titles for PC download.

Click here to fulfill all your gaming needs @ GreenManGaming.com now!

  • Coupon Code: OQE4LG-WEQPSE-SMCME1
  • Discount: up to 80% off select games
  • Expiry: 7th March 2014, 4:00 PM ET

To begin with, there are only two ways to save and it’s on the following games:

Then, as of March 4th 2014, you can also save 75% off:

Although I have no shortage of games that have yet to be played, let alone opened for my PS3, I have actually been wanting to play a PC game for a while now and the Tuesday deal on Sonic is pretty enticing since it comes with as many as 19 games! Most notably there is Sonic the Hedgehog but the pack also includes Sonic Generations, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and many others, all equally as fun.

If you happen to miss the chance to save on these games or if a different title intrigues you, then keep in mind that GreenMan Gaming coupons are frequently released and we add them all to our forums pronto!

Will you be getting any of these games either for yourself or someone else?

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February 9

Swiss Chalet Canada: Free $5 Gift Card or Coupon For Toys R Us With Kids Meal

Posted by on February 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Swiss Chalet Canada: Free $5 Gift Card or Coupon For Toys R Us With Kids Meal

A great place to take the family out for a tasty and affordable dinner is Swiss Chalet.  They have a great Family Fun Month deal happening right now that will get you a free gift card with your purchase.  Get a free $5 gift card or a $5 discount on $15 or more for Toys R Us Canada with any kids meal purchase.

Basically you will be getting a gift card with two sides to it and you may choose which side to redeem.  The blue side is a $5 Toys R Us gift card, that will be valid towards the purchase of any Hasbro board game. This is great because Toys R Us has such a huge selection of board games.  You can buy anything from a toddlers board game all the way up to a fun board game for adults.

The white side is a $5 discount on any $15 or more purchase of Hasbro toys. Excludes boardgames and clearance and is valid on regular priced merchandise only. Both the gift card and the discount coupon will be valid until March 23rd, 2014.

The board games must be priced at $4.99 or more which is pretty reasonable. You will be allowed one free gift card per transaction so if you have two kids and order two kids meals, you will only get one gift card.

These gift cards will be valid at all locations except for Quebec stores and Cineplex Toys R Us shops, other than that you can use them at any Toys R Us.

(Expiry: 28th February 2014)

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February 4

Humble Bundle: Sid Meier Civilization Edition

Posted by on February 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Humble Bundle: Sid Meier Civilization Edition

We have posted about the Humble Bundles before: pay what you want for fantastic games and you can decide how much money goes to charity. 2K has teamed up with the Humble Bundle to offer Civilization on a pay what you want basis with certain versions unlocked at certain donation amounts.

Starting at only $0.01 you will receive all of the following:

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization III Complete
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
  • Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol
  • Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies
  • Sid Meier’s Railroads

If you want the games on Steam for Windows then you must pay a minimum of $1. If you pay more than the average price (currently $5.63) you will also receive:

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings DLC.

Pay $15 or more in total and you will also receive Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World DLC.

This bundle has an overall value of $144 and you can get the entire thing for just $15, or the smaller bundles for less. This is a fantastic deal and if I didn’t already own most of this I would do it in a heartbeat.

The charity this is supporting is called Action Against Hunger which is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. It is a very worthy cause!

All prices in USD.

(Expiry: 18th February 2014)

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January 30

Who Does Nobody Like? = Free Card Game to Play Online or In Person!

Posted by on January 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Who Does Nobody Like? = Free Card Game to Play Online or In Person!

Find out who nobody likes with this FREE downloadable card game!

Have you ever played cards against humanity? Our Dear Leader has and she wrote about it right here. That game is child’s play though. As co-creator Justin R Young described it “It is weaponized to be awkward” as opposed to Cards Against Humanity which is more like “Tee Hee, look at the naughty thing we said!.”

Even the website has a huge warning on is that says

Warning

Do not play this game.

You will lose your friends, your significant other will leave you, and your family will never speak to you again.

We haven’t played it and neither should you.

That’s a good sign of how terrifying this game really is. Basically you are each assigned a colour and a question is asked. A question like “Who is only kept around because no one has the heart to tell them to leave?” That is one of the tamest questions in the lot but they can get pretty terrible. You all take a coloured card (which represents a person) and put it in an envelope. To get points you guess who got all the cards, some of the cards or none of the cards. If you really think that everyone is going to vote me as the person everyone keeps around and it turns out that everyone did vote for me, you get some points.

If you want to see how it’s played one of the creators played with a few friends online a mere 8 hours ago! It’s an almost 90 minute long YouTube video and I haven’t watched any of it so beware of content. It may very well be, and likely is, NSFW. Keep the kiddies away from this one.

You can get this in a printable version for free like Cards Against Humanity or you can play it online with friends for all over the place via Google Hangouts.

There is currently no paid, boxed version of this game but I suspect if it get’s popular enough we might see a kickstarter campaign or something.

Are you going to play this, the most vile game around? Let me know in the comments below!

(Expires: Never)

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January 12

Amazon Canada: Free Android App Of The Day

Posted by on January 12, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Free Android App Of The Day

The Appstore at Amazon Canada is now offering a new free paid app for Android phones every day.

You can also just go on Amazon Canada, look at the left hand list, and mouse over the link that says “Appstore for Android.” The free app of the day is also displayed there, and is always an app you would usually have to pay for (so not generally free). The app you get changes every day.

The free app for today is Sailboat Championship that regularly costs $4.17. The game features tons of locations and boats along with realistic sailing, nice graphics, and cool water effects. There was a bug in the game previously that wouldn’t let you actually finish all the levels (and thus the low Amazon ratings). However, with the latest update version 1.52, it is now possible to finish all levels.

Thankfully the free app of the day will change each day, so even if you don’t like today’s app, there will be a new one tomorrow. I just told my husband who has an Android phone and he is happy to know. Free apps are always enjoyed.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 11

Sears Canada: Board Games Up To 60% Off

Posted by on January 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Sears Canada: Board Games Up To 60% Off

I am loving one of the new deals at Sears Canada right now.  Save up to 60% on a ton of boards games including their collectors edition board games.

The reason I love this sale is that I love to play board games with friends and family. They are no longer just a kids toy activity; there are board games for every age now. I also love to give board games as gifts, so getting up to 60% off is great when buying gifts.

Here is a look at some of the deals you will find:

These are just a few of the awesome deals you will find. Most of the games seem to be discounted between 40%- 60%, and there is a great selection for all ages.

Get free shipping on orders of $99 or more.

(Expiry: 16th January 2014)

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December 30

Chapters Indigo Canada: 20% Off Board Games

Posted by on December 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Chapters Indigo Canada: 20% Off Board GamesChapters Indigo is offering 20% off board games from categories such as adult, family card & dice, family, kids cards and travel along with kids games.

Since Settlers of Catan is one of the most popular board games for adults out there right now, I immediately price compared with other major stores but unfortunately, Chapters’ deal on it isn’t better than Amazon’s. However, plenty of other games do offer a bigger discount, such as:

To give you a quick price comparison with Amazon, the Game of Thrones game is $44.05, The Walking Dead is $67.77, Apples To Apples On The Go is $39.99, Pictionary is $69.95, and Scrabble is $19.99.

The one deal that stood out to me the most is definitely the one on Pictionary, a game that has you guessing what your teammate is drawing in the least amount of time possible, since it’s actually 75% off its original price. It’s definitely a game that is not only fun for the whole family but also one that can be enjoyed among adults over a couple of drinks during the week-end!

Free shipping is automatically applied to all orders over $25. If the game you choose is under $25, then be sure to check out Chapters’ other deals of the week such as 50% off Department Q titles and up to 75% off select books along with the Chapters Boxing Day deals that Eva wrote about on Christmas day.

(Expiry: While Supplies Last)

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