Games

January 26

Canadian Freebie: Free Radical Roach on Steam @ Indie Gala

Posted by on January 26, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Canadian Freebie: Free Radical Roach on Steam @ Indie Gala

Do you love free games? Then request your free Steam Key for Radical Roach Deluxe Edition at Indie Gala. The game is valued at $7.79, but is on sale for $1.16 this week at Steam Powered. No matter what you want to consider the ‘value’ of this game, either way you will pay $0 for it.

The steps are simple. Enter your email address in the banner near the top of the page that shows the free Steam giveaway. You can uncheck the newsletter box if you do not want to be subscribed. Click “Redeem” and then fill out the captcha. You will then receive two emails. Click through one to access your Indie profile and find the Steam Key redemption area through there. It should look something like this:

Canadian Freebie: Free Radical Roach on Steam @ Indie Gala

Then you just click the Steam button and it will take you through the redemption process for your key. You can also gift the key to someone else. However, once you do that you will be unable to access it yourself.

According to Steam, Radical Roach is a:

fast paced shoot em’ up, set minutes after nuclear hell falls from the sky engulfing all but a few tough little bugs.

The game was just released in May and features a very explicit warning that the game is HARD. This is a single-player game where you need to defeat a barrage of enemies on every level. There are no power-ups so things are going to get bad in a hurry. Some people complain about the lack of variation on the game, that each level is like the previous one (except harder), while others praise the funny artwork, fun characters, and interesting story line.

I think the art looks pretty cool and the price is right. So why not pick this little game up and add it to your collection? I have no idea when this deal will end, so you better take advantage of it sooner rather than miss out.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 23

Playstation Network Coupon: 10% PS Store Discount

Posted by on January 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Playstation Network Coupon: 10% PS Store Discount

The Sony PlayStation Network is offering a one-time 10% discount off eligible items for their PSN members this weekend.

Click here to shop @ the PlayStation Network now

  • Coupon Code: JBFHBPJL8H
  • Discount: 10% off
  • Expiry: 26th January 2015 @ 9AM PT

You can only use the coupon code once per account, so make sure you have all the games you want in your cart at once. According to the blog post about this from the Sony network, exclusions include:

subscriptions for PS Plus, Music Unlimited, PS Now and rental video content (update: game preorders are also excluded from this promotion, we apologize for the confusion).

Now, you can order either through your PlayStation or online via the website I linked to above. I have linked directly to all the games that qualify for the extra 10% discount, with many games already on sale.

In the deals section, I found LEGO Marvel Super Heroes priced at $19.99 for the PS4. The website does not say how much it cost originally, but that seems like a very good price. The game is highly rated with a near perfect five start out of five rating. Nearly nine-thousand people cannot be wrong! After coupon code, pick up the game for $17.99.

While I like super-heroes well enough, my heart belongs to a certain dwarf king. The PS4 Lego The Hobbit is currently $29.99, but comes down to $26.99 after coupon. Follow Bilbo as he is recruited by a certain pointy-hat wizard to go on an epic quest for the dwarven king and his mighty band of dwarfs.

On my wish list are a few cheaper games. I want to pick up FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 as it is on sale for just $9.99 right now, and comes down to $8.99 after coupon. I would also like to pick up Tomb Raider: Underworld. Sure, it is an older game, but there is nothing like kicking ass as Laura Crawford. Outside the anime world, she is one of the few female protagonists to head the video game world and make a successful go of it. After discount, purchase the game for $4.49. Both of these games are for the PS3, which suits me fine, as I own one of those.

I cannot actually remember the PSN releasing a flat out coupon code like this before. I suggest checking out the Weekly Deals, 50% off Section, and up to 85% off 2K sale to maximize your savings.

For other amazing coupon codes, visit our forum.

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January 15

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Free to Play & 40% Off @ Steam

Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Sid Meiers Civilization: Beyond Earth Free to Play & 40% Off @ Steam

There goes my weekend! Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth (you know that edition they just released THIS FALL) is now free to play on Steam for this weekend only! This is huge news my lovely gamers!

Three days of free game play for one of the greatest franchises to grace the PC is nothing to snivel at. This newly imagined edition to the Civilization franchise takes conquest, expansion, and domination off a ‘normal planet’ with human like Barbarians, resources, terrain, and water. This time, you get to deal with alien life forms, new resources, different factions, and learn how to survive beyond Earth.

I will admit that I have not yet bought Beyond Earth. I am still revelling in Civilization V with the New World expansion on top of Gods & Kings. I try not to waste every Saturday morning gaming, but a few times a month I cannot recall doing much else. It is relaxing, fun, and great strategic planning for taking over the world.

Now, you have three days to enjoy playing Beyond Earth free. You will need to download the game to your system, and then you are all set. If you get addicted (don’t blame me!), I have some other good news for you. Right now, Beyond Earth is on sale for 40% off. Originally $49.99, the game is on sale for $29.99. This is $5 cheaper than the game cost during the large Steam end of year sale I blogged about back in December.

Now, the reviews for this game on Steam are truly a mixed kettle of fish. 55% are positive, which means 45% are negative (see? I did math right there). That is odd as the game has a metacritic score of 81/100 (quite good). Metacritic is seen as THE authority on gaming these days. There seems to be a large gap between the critic’s scores and the gamer’s scores. My guess is that fanboys came into the game with a set of expectations that were not met. Half the fanboys want Civilization V (with all the DLCs) but in space. The other half want something that does not remotely resemble Civ V and are pissed that it has elements of that game in it. Personally, I say play it for yourself and always keep an open mind. Never let the masses tell you what you should like.

(Expiry: 18th January 2015 - free play)

(Expiry: 19th January 2015 – 40% off)

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January 14

Free Game ($40 Value) with AMD APU Purchase @ Newegg.ca

Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Free Game ($40 Value) with AMD APU Purchase @ Newegg.ca

Receive a free game valued at $39.99 when you purchase select AMD APUs from Newegg.ca.

The cheapest AMD processor is already sold out, so hop your bottom over to Newegg Canada before the next cheapest is sold. Out. I recommend the AMD A8-7600 Kaveri Quad-Core 3.1GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2+ 65W Desktop Processor Radeon R7 series as it is on sale from $129.99 down to $114.99. I am not sure if shipping varies, but to my postal code on Vancouver Island, it would cost an additional $10.49. I checked on reviews and the processor averages 4/5 with 20 reviews. One reviewer said:

This is one of the best values of the processor world. I haven’t encountered a game I couldn’t play yet. Admittedly most of my games are from last year or 2012… but I believe with fast memory this processor can handle just about anything…

Now, you will get your choice of a free game with your purchase. You can choose from:

  • Murdered: Soul Suspect
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • Sniper Elite 3

These are all PC games valued at $39.99 each. You do not need to pick the game when you checkout at Newegg.ca. Rather, when you redeem the code for the free game you will then choose which game to buy. Here is how to get your free game after you have purchased the AMD processor of your choice.

  1. Go to www.AMD.com/amdrewards
  2. Sign in or create an account
  3. Follow the instructions to redeem your offer with the code you are provided

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is the biggest draw in this list of games. The game is currently $29.99 USD on Steam Powered, and you know how the Canadian dollar is currently tanking. Convert that over to Canadian and it is nearly $36. This is a really cool action-adventure game where you play a super-hero trying to defeat the evil Brainiac who shrinks worlds to add them to his collection of miniatures. Reviews on the game are positively brilliant:

In brightest day, in blackest night,
I thought this game would be alright.
My expectations were passed with might,
You’ll give it a try, if you’re fairly bright.

Whoever wrote that is a genius. I would love to try that game out as I enjoy playing Injustice, which is another DC world game of battling with super heroes and super villains. This just involves Lego, and space, and rings.

(Expiry: 31st January 2015)

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January 11

Amazon.ca: Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Starter Pack Now $47.99

Posted by on January 11, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Amazon.ca: Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Starter Pack Now $47.99

Amazon Canada has discounted all the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Packs. The best deal is on the Wii U as it is on sale from $74.99, down to $47.99.  This is the lowest price drop that we have seen on this console edition of the Disney Marvel Starter Packs.

As I mentioned, all the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Packs for any console are now under $50 at Amazon Canada. Here is they cost depending on your console:

  • Nintendo Wii U – $47.99
  • PS3 – $49.99
  • PS4 – $49.99
  • Xbox 360 – $49.99
  • Xbox One – $47.99

I am concentrating on the Wii U version because it has not been this low before. We saw the Xbox One version drop as low as $39.99 here, but the Sony Playstation versions, and the Wii U version, have held on tight to around $65 or so for the most part. As I own a PS3, the pack for it at only $49.99 looks rather tempting. I know that anyone with the new PS4 console will appreciate the price drop so they can save money on these awesome figures and the game that goes with them.

Now, many other companies also have the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel starter sets on sale right now, but Amazon ends up having the best price by a few dollars on the Wii U set:

  • $49.99 @ Best Buy & Future Shop Canada
  • $64.97 @ Toys R Us Canada
  • $69.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $74.96 @ Walmart Canada

Prices vary widely, and only the twin electronic stores Best Buy and Future Shop come close. However, you still save an extra couple of dollars purchasing this set through Amazon Canada.

Now, the set comes with The Avengers Play Set, Toy Box Game Discs, and the three figures of Iron Man, Black Widow, and Thor. I would have preferred a Loki character myself, but I guess he does not qualify as a super hero. I think they need to come out with a super villains edition! The game is a bit simplistic according to some adults, but a blast for kids:

My boys can’t get enough of this game…they love superheroes and Infinity 2.0 is way better structured than the first one…helping guide them to missions. Since they are only 4 and 7 yrs old the concept of spending skill points needed to be explained but all in all a great game.

If you own a Wii U, this is the best deal we have seen on this set yet. Receive free shipping as the set costs over $25.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 6

Get the Android App Inferno 2 for Free Today @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 5:01 AM

Get the Android App Inferno 2 for Free Today @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Inferno 2 is a great app for Android devices if you enjoy action-RPG games. While Inferno 2 would have normally cost you $3.35, today you can download it through the Amazon Canada App store for free. To get started, download the Amazon.ca App Store to your Android device and then follow the link below to get Inferno 2 for free.

This fun, fast paced shooter game has over 80 levels of atmospheric awesomeness. The touch controls are able to be customized, although I hear they are a little too responsive for most people’s liking. I am sure you will be able to get used to the controls – if not, you can also use a Bluetooth controller.

Inferno 2 brings all-new special level types and goals to your fingertips. There are tons of new secrets to discover since the original Inferno, and since this game is free today, you really have no excuse to not give it a chance. There are three different difficulty levels, you can change it up at any time throughout the game. I am personally a wimp when it comes to shooter games, so I would have to go with the easy setting. There are also all-new weapons and upgrades in the Inferno 2 game.

Amazon.ca customers have left great reviews for this game. Since this game is now free instead of $3, why not give it a shot? Here is one of the Amazon Canada reviews on Inferno 2 for Android devices:

Awesome game, and fun to play. The controls are a little harder to get use to than on the controller. I have Stardust on PlayStation 3 and this game is similar to that. I love them both. Inferno 2 is more of a map style game though, compared to Stardust.

Unfortunately if you are using an Apple device, you will still have to pay $2.99 for this game in the Apple iTunes store. There is mild cartoon or fantasy violence in this game, so keep that in mind when choosing to download it. For that reason, Inferno 2 is rated for ages 9 and up.

After watching the video of this game on Amazon.ca, I feel like going to an arcade. If I had an Android device, I could get the arcade feeling right at my fingertips. The sound effects do remind me of the game Astroids though, how about you?

(Expiry: 6th January 2015)

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December 28

Origin: Up to 75% Off Games New Year Sale

Posted by on December 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Origin: Up to 75% Off Games New Year Sale

Origin has an up to 75% off New Year’s sale on games you just need for your PC. If you are in the market for some new games, then this is a sale you will not want to miss.

There are tons of titles in the sale so I really cannot give you a list of all the games. So really, you need to sort through the sale games yourself and find the ones that suit your own tastes. Here are some cool bundles:

Mass Effect Trilogy – Was $29.99 | Now $14.99

For three games, you are really paying peanuts. Enjoy over 75 hours of content with all three Mass Effect games (includes Mass Effect Pinnacle Station and Bring Down the Sky). This little bundle is quite the deal when each game originally retailed for more than the bundle’s price.

PopCap Hero Bundle – Was $9.99 | Now $4.99

Three games for $5, how can you say no? This PopCap bundle includes Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs. Zombies. I have never played Peggle, but the other two games are fun and highly addictive.

There are also plenty of individual games on sale. I was looking at the $10 and under section for these gems.

I have never played any of these games, but there are some titles in there for 75% off, which is a good deal. I love the image on the cover of Command & Conquer – if I was to buy a game based upon cover alone (who doesn’t do that once in a while), I would purchase that game.

Some newer games are on sale as well. Dragon Age: Inquisition was $59.99, and is now on sale for $39.99. The massive The Sims 4 Digital Deluxe edition was $69.99, and is now on sale for $46.89. The game features bonus content including a new ghosts feature where your Sims do not really die, they can come back as spectres to haunt and frolic with the locals.

Pick out a new game and waste a few evenings having fun in a different world.

(Expiry: 6th January 2015)

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December 24

PlayStation End Of Year Flash Sale: Up To 75% Off Select PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Games

Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM

PlayStation End Of Year Flash Sale: Up To 75% Off Select PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Games

Already bored by the holidays? Then head over to the PlayStation Network because for a couple of days, you can save up to 75% off select games for either the PS3, PS4 or PS Vita.

Once you click over to the PlayStation site, you will see a list of all the games on sale, but here are just some of the top ones:

  • PS3 Assassin’s Creed Rogue: reg. $55.99/ now $44.99
  • PS3 Borderlands – The Prequel: reg. $59.99/ now $34.79
  • PS3 Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Pro Edition: reg. $99.99/ now $79.99
  • PS4/PS3 Destiny: reg. $59.99/ now $44.99
  • PS4 FIFA15: reg. $59.99/ now $35.99
  • PS4 Just Dance 2015: reg. $49.99/ now $37.49
  • PS4 LEGO Batman: reg. $59.99/ now $44.99
  • PS4 NBA 2k15: reg. $59.99/ now $49.79
  • PS3 Risen 3: reg. $49.99/ now $29.99
  • PS4/ PS3 The Evil Within: reg. $59.99/ now $30
  • PS4 The Walking Dead Season 2: reg. $24.99/ now $6.25
  • PS4 The Walking Dead The Complete First Season: reg. $24.99/ now $6.25
  • PS4/ PS3 Watch Dogs: reg. $59.99/ now $44.99

For 75% off, The Walking Dead seasons 1 and 2 for the PS4 stand out from the pack. They were both originally priced at $25 and are now under $10, so if you haven’t yet watched them, then now is your chance to get both for less than you would normally pay for each. Keep in mind that this is the game version and not the TV series. The first season of the game is a 5-part series, where you play as Lee Evertt, a convicted criminal trying to survive in a world plagued by the undead. The second season continues the same story line but this time, you play as Clementine, a young girl.

Above, I featured Borderlands: The Prequel, which is another game worth picking up. It has generated a merascore of 75/100 on Metacritic with reviews like the following:

Exactly what fans of the series wanted in a new instalment — more Borderlands. It keeps everything that made Borderlands 2 great, and adds a few new tricks of its own. It might not be innovative, but it’s damn fun to play. Honestly, isn’t that what really matters?

From there, either head over to the Sony Entertainment Network site to search and buy the game(s) you want or you can also get them directly through your PlayStation.

(Image Credit: Jogos Plus)

(Expiry: 29th December 2014 @ 9AM PT)

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December 23

Amazon Canada: $35 Off Disney Infinity Starter Packs (Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360) – $39.99

Posted by on December 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Amazon Canada: $35 Off Disney Infinity Starter Packs (Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360)   $39.99

For anyone still enjoying their older consoles, pick up the Disney Infinity Starter Packs (original) for the Wii U, PS3, or Xbox 360 on sale for just $39.99 each, originally $74.99.

Okay, so the prices actually vary a tiny bit but the most expensive game is $39.99 right now. Here is what you can buy these fun little games for:

Each box comes with three characters: Mr. Incredible, Jack Sparrow, and Sulley and three play sets: Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Incredibles. I have to say I really like this play set because it includes two of my favourite characters – Jack and Mr. Incredible. I was never a Monster’s Inc fan but my husband is so we would probably rather enjoy this set together. Jack, what can I say about him? I absolutely adore the character and I think they did a good job rendering him in animation style. Unlike the other two characters, he is not originally animated so I think that is extra special.

Now, I price compared these original Disney Infinity Starter Packs with other stores. Here is what they currently sell for elsewhere:

  • $49.95 @ Future Shop Canada (PS3, Wii U OOS)
  • $49.95 @ Best Buy Canada (only Wii U)
  • $74.95 @ Chapters Canada
  • $74.96 @ Walmart Canada (in-store)
  • $74.99 @ Toys R Us Canada

While I could find some decent sale prices at Future Shop and best Buy Canada, Amazon’s price is still better. In addition, Amazon Canada is the only store that has the Xbox 360 version on sale as the twins did not have that version on their website.

This has constantly been one of those games I have been tempted to buy. I would love to hear an adult’s perspective on the game though. Most the reviews on the game tend to be from adults who bought it for kids:

The game was my 8 year old gift, but it has lure his older brother to play with him which I think is great. It is Disney, so the characters were extremely familiar to him and he is enjoying the different aspects of the game. Highly recommended!

Do not forget that Amazon Canada has also discounted the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack for the Xbox One to just $39.99 as well. All the other consoles cost loads more.

Receive free shipping with your order as it costs over $25.

(Expiry: unknown)

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December 23

7 Games Free to Play @ Steam Powered

Posted by on December 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM

7 Games Free to Play @ Steam Powered

We are all hiding the mail and burning our credit card statements around this time of year, right? Rather than buying some more games this year, Steam has set up seven games you can play for free. A penny saved is a penny earned, right? I wish.

No, you do not get to keep a copy of these games permanently, but you still get to play them for free and have a jolly good time doing so. It is almost as good as keeping them except it takes up less space on your hard drive in the long term. While we occasionally see the odd Free Play promotion from Steam or Origin, it is rare to have so many options.

Without further ado, here are the seven games you can choose to play for free:

School of Dragons is totally designed after How to Train Your Dragon. Therefore, if you or your kids are a big fan then this will be a sweet little game to try out. Might also keep the little eggnog hoovers out of the kitchen while you cook the Christmas turkey. The graphics look totally wicked and the dragons are incredibly accurate to the movie! I thought I would be most interested in Lost Sage, but I think School of Dragons looks better overall.

Lost Saga NA still catches my attention. Anime style characters battle it out in a fighter / brawler style game. Think the Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter arcade games from way back and you totally have the idea. Choose from 60 different characters and kick some royal butt.

Fork Parker’s Holiday Profit Hike totally threw me for a loop with a name like that. After reading a bunch of comments, it appears to be a game much like Mario with a storyline around some guy trying to finance an indie game. One reviewer said:

I started this game with $100 and now have a crippling debt of $395000. That’s worse than college.
Profits are downnn!!! 10/10

It sounds like most people are having a lot of fun with it, and best of all it is free to play.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 21

2014 Holiday Sale Now On @ Steam Powered (Up To 90% Off LOADS Of Games)

Posted by on December 21, 2014 at 5:45 PM

2014 Holiday Sale Now On @ Steam Powered (Up To 90% Off LOADS Of Games)

Calling all gamers: you will be excited to know that Steam’s annual Holiday Sale is now live and until the second day of the new year, you can save up to 90% off (if not more) plenty of games.

New deals are made available every day until 1pm EST the next day and there are also plenty of flash sales to take advantage of as well.

Today, for instance, you can get Skyrim (featured in the image above) for just $5.49 instead of its regular price of $21.99. Considering the immense popularity of this game, this is an amazing discount and one you shouldn’t miss if you have been meaning to give this epic game a try.

Make sure to read the reviews as they are absolutely hilarious and show just how addicting and awesome this game truly is. Here’s one such review:

If I had to choose between this game, and my girlfriend. I’d pick this game.
EDIT: I’m single now.

If you want something else to keep you occupied for hours on end, then Portal 2 is 80% off. Right now, you can get it for just $4.39 (reg. $21.99), although if you haven’t played the first one, then you can also get a Portal 1 & 2 bundle for just $5.59 (reg. $27.99). It’s essentially a puzzle game that traps you in various situations. You have to get out of intricately-detailed rooms by creating portals and hopping around from place to place.

This game too also has plenty of very interesting reviews that make you wonder how those reviewers had the time and creativity to come up with those. Here’s one such review:

BEFORE YOU BUY THIS GAME
- Note that after playing this game your brain WILL explode (with knowledge)
- Understand that your IQ will increase
- May contain traces of Smooth Jazz
- Know that this game is awesome

Don’t worry about missing out on discounts as once you click over to Steam’s website, you will be able to see “yesterday’s” deals as well. To give you an example, NBA 2K15 is on sale for $46.89 (reg. $69.99), which is a 33% discount.

By scrolling all the way down, you will also be able to see all of Steam’s 6187 games on sale… yep, that’s just how major their holiday sale is!

(Expiry: 2nd January @ 10am PST)

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December 20

EB Games: South Park Stick of Truth $9.99 TODAY (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 12:17 PM

EB Games: South Park Stick of Truth $9.99 TODAY (EXPIRED)

Today only, EB Games is selling South Park: The Stick of Truth for only $9.99 (down from $29.99) for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

A quick price comparison shows how much other companies are selling this South Park game for:

  • $29.99 (Xbox 360) @ Amazon.ca
  • $31.99 (PS3) @ Amazon.ca
  • $24.96 (Xbox) @ Walmart.ca
  • $19.99 (PS3) @ Walmart.ca (OOS)
  • $29.99 (both) @ Best Buy Canada
  • $29.99 (both) @ Future Shop Canada

Future Shop is also offering used copies for $24.99. Thus, this sale of brand new South Park: The Stick of Truth games for just $9.99 each is a wicked deal. The closest price to that: Walmart’s PS3 version is double the price and already sold out.

South Park is not really my thing so I cannot tell you much about other than what I have researched. it is an epic quest style game where you recruit your friends to help out and can arm yourself to the hilt with awesome weapons. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, familiar names to any South Park fans, voice the game.

The game tends to rate fairly well, with the PS3 version a 3.73/5 on EB games and the Xbox 360 version a 3.86/5. One reviewer on Amazon says:

If you are a true South Park fan, this game is EPIC. Almost every character and major episode reference is in here. The gameplay is a highly simplistic fighting model, but to be honest I was much more interested in simply exploring the town of South Park and it’s very interactive environment, coming across all of the different characters and seeing where both the main storyline and side mission stories went.

There is a lot more to his review and many others, and it is mostly singing the praises of the game. The only real critics I see are those who think the game is a bit expensive, or from those who are not South Park fans. I honestly do not see why you would buy a game built around South park if you did not actually like or watch South Park. That is somewhat weird.

Now, you are probably wondering about shipping. Well, you can get this lovely game shipped to your local store free. I live about a five-minute drive from an EB Games so this is my first choice. Standard shipping costs $4.99 or is free on orders of $25.

(Expiry: 20th December 2014)

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December 19

Toys R Us Canada: Electronic Battleship Was $50 | Now $25

Posted by on December 19, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Toys R Us Canada: Electronic Battleship Was $50 | Now $25

Toys R Us has another round of 3-day deals going on, starting today and there are some hot ones. Besides 20% off select Lego and up to $30 off Disney Frozen items, there are a bunch of Hasbro games on for 50% off. Electronic Battleship may be on your to-give list (its actually on mine!), and it is now only $24.97, with a regular price of $49.99.

As I said in another post, my in-laws and I trade family board games at Christmas. This year they asked for ideas as with as many kids as we have, both families probably have quite a few board games. The game they wanted is Battleship, so of course, I’ve been watching for deals on this game. I could get them the regular Battleship game, which is priced at $20 at Toys R Us, but this looks like much more fun.

What makes it more fun? You can use preset layouts, it makes fun noises and lights up and the best part – you can play against the computer, so you don’t need a second player.

I actually think I’m going to order one of these for my oldest son. We played Battleship two nights ago together, as this was a favourite of mine as a kid and he loves it. His younger brothers have trouble playing with him, as getting the letter and number right is crucial and that is a bit tough for him. It is rated for 8 and up, so that makes sense. If I get him this one, he can play it on his own, rather than waiting for me to get my stuff together and sit and take a break with him.

I tried to price compare and didn’t find the electronic version of this game at very many stores. I personally think it is a good deal though, considering the regular one sells for what it does at most stores. I’m going to pick up two right now and pick them up at my local store so I know I’ll have them by Christmas. While our elves found out that you can order by today to get it by Christmas, this could be iffy if you absolutely have to have it by then. If I did want to get it shipped, it would be free as you get free shipping on orders over $25.

There are lots of other Hasbro games on sale right now too, which look super fun for your family game nights.

(Expiry: 22nd December 2014)

Photo credit: Umbry101

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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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