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June 24

Humble Bundle: Pay What You Want Borderlands Edition

Posted by on June 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Humble Bundle: Pay What You Want Borderlands Edition

The Humble Borderlands Bundle is just the bundle of games and DLC content that you want. Pay what you want for Borderland and three DLCs for the game.

You receive the original Borderlands game ($21.99) and the following three DLC packages for whatever you are willing to pay (as low as $0.01!):

  • Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned ($10.99)
  • Borderlands: Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot ($10.99)
  • Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx ($10.99)

If you purchased each DLC and the game independently on Steam, then you would pay $54.96. Yet, Steam Powered offers a ‘game of the year’ edition for $32.99 (complete DLC package with the Borderlands game), thus this basic offer is worth $33.

The second tier of this deal is really where it is at. Pay more than the average – currently $6.05 – to receive all the following content:

  • Borderlands 2 ($21.99)
  • Borderlands 2: Psycho Pack ($10.99)
  • Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Pack ($10.99)
  • Borderlands 2: Creature Slaughterdome ($10.99)
  • Humble Store 75% off Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Coupon

Let us talk about this last feature. You will receive a coupon for 75% off Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel retails for $59.99 thus this voucher is worth $44.99! You only need to pay just over $6 Borderlands, Borderlands 2, all their DLCs and this voucher that will save you $45 on the pre-sequel.

For this offer, the second tier is my favourite because you get such incredible value overall. You are looking at around $130 worth of games for around $6. That is just from these two tiers and uses the game of the year edition as the base price for the Borderlands package. If I used the individual price for the first tier, then the value would be more.

There is a third tier for those with deep pockets. Pay $15 or more to unlock:

  • Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 ($5.49)
  • Borderlands 2: Headhunter 5: Son of Crawmerax ($3.29)
  • Borderlands 2 Season Pass ($32.99)
  • 2K Store 25% off Merch Coupon (value ???)

The third tier still offers excellent value for your money but my money is on the second tier. I do think the last part – the 25% off merchandise at the 2K store – is pretty cool as the total value of that depends on how much you want to purchase.

As the Borderlands series is such a popular series, I figured this was a pretty hot deal for all our wonderful gamers out there.

(Expiry: 7th July 2015)

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June 18

Walmart Canada: Xbox One Halo Masterchief Collection & Bonus Game Was $419 | Now $349

Posted by on June 18, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Walmart Canada: Xbox One Halo Masterchief Collection & Bonus Game Was $419 | Now $349

Walmart Canada has bundled together the Xbox One Halo Masterchief Collection with three different games! Each bundle would cost you $418.98, but they are discounted to $349.01 with free shipping!

There are three bundles to choose from in this Father’s Day promotion. These deals are pretty hot as you receive the Xbox One Halo: Master Chief Collection edition, which includes The Master Chief’s entire story with Halo Combat Evolved: Anniversary, newly remastered Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. Then you get a free game (three different choices).

I price compared with Amazon Canada, which always tends to be Walmart’s biggest competitor. To buy the console and each game at Amazon Canada would cost:

  • Xbox One Halo Masterchief & Mortal Kombat X | $349 + $65.81 = $414.81
  • Xbox One Halo Masterchief &  The Witcher 3 | $349 + $67.78 = $416.78
  • Xbox One Halo Masterchief & Batman Arkham Night | $349 + $69 = $418

As the Xbox One Halo: Masterchief edition retails for $349 alone at either Amazon Canada or Walmart Canada, you are essentially receiving the additional game for free.

The only thing left to decide is what game you are going to pick from the collection. If you are buying an Xbox One, then you most likely do not own any of these games for that console yet either. I am torn between Mortal Kombat X and Batman Arkham Night. My geek side is all “let’s go Batman” but I remember playing Mortal Kombat type games in the arcade when I was younger – they were so much fun. I think I would prefer Mortal Kombat X myself.

I checked out other websites but could not find a deal like this anywhere else. For your money, this is about the cheapest way to pick up the new Xbox One console and a few games at the same time. I think I have seen slightly cheaper refurbished consoles, but not by much. This bundle has the added bonus of including the hard-copy edition of the game you choose (Batman, Witcher, or Mortal Combat) instead of just a redemption code.

(Expiry: 24th June 2015)

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June 12

Walmart Canada: Free WiiU Game ($45 Value) with Wii U Purchase

Posted by on June 12, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Walmart Canada: Free WiiU Game ($45 Value) with Wii U Purchase

Purchase the Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Wii U Set at Walmart Canada for $299 and receive one game (from two choices) for free. Each game is valued at $45, thus the games are pretty solid value for a freebie.

This bundle includes Black Wii U Console, Black Wii U GamePad Controller, Super Mario 3D World, Nintendoland U game, HDMI Cable, Wii U GamePad Cradle & Stand, Wii U Console Stand, and more. Thus, this bundle already comes with two games and now you will receive a third bonus game. Choose from the following two games:

This offer was mentioned in their flyer but there appears to be little sign of it advertised online. However, I tested the deal and it works just fine. You can see my screenshot below:

Walmart Canada: Free WiiU Game ($45 Value) with Wii U Purchase

You can see that the game is discounted automatically when you go to checkout. I actually added the game first and the console next – it doesn’t seem to matter in what order you add the items to your cart.

This is a pretty solid offer. If I purchased a portable gaming console again, then I would pick up WiiU. The games they make for this console are pretty awesome and I have been dying to play Mario again for some time. It was the first game I ever played (except for solitaire on the computer) and really is a riot.

I price compared the console to ensure that you are receiving a fair price. The deluxe console package itself costs $299.99 @ Toys R Us Canada, $299 @ Chapters Indigo Canada, $299.99 @ Best Buy Canada, $359.99 @ Costco Canada, and $299 @ Amazon Canada. Essentially, the console is the same price or higher at anywhere else so the free game thrown in is quite a bonus.

The game you choose depends on your personal tastes. Kirby ranks 73/100 on the Metacritic scale. Captain Toad scores a bit higher with 81/100 and an even higher score with personal reviewers – an average of 86/100. I would lean towards Captain Toad because I like the visuals better and the metascore is higher.

Receive free shipping on your order as it will be over $50.

(Expiry: 24th June 2015)

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June 11

Steam Powered: Monster Summer Sale – Up to 80% Off

Posted by on June 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Steam Powered: Monster Summer Sale   Up to 80% Off

Steam Powered just started their monster games sale today with up to 80% off games. There are new games on sale every day with some sales lasting for 24 hours, some sales lasting for 12 hours, and some sales ongoing.

I do not know what games are popular right now, thus I headed down to the best sellers section to get a clue. The Metro Redux Bundle at 80% off seems like a steal. This bundle includes both Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux. Originally $54.99, this bundle is now on sale for $10.99. You could purchase the games individual (as they are only on sale that way) but you pay less when you just buy them bundled together.

Next, try out the Homeworld Remastered Collection. This is a pretty intense space game with killer visuals. Build your fleet of awesome war ships and go on over 30 tactical missions. Originally $38.69, Homeworld Remastered is now on sale for $15.46. This game is addictive as this player says:

Without a doubt my favorite PC game ever. Homeworld games are works of art.
I still remember all the jobs I lost and exams I failed because of the multiplayer alone. Now I have a wife and a son. I am going to miss them

This massive Valve Complete Pack is part of the summer sale. The pack is loaded with 24 games to truly absorb all your time and make you forget that you actually have a life. The following games are included in this bundle: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Day of Defeat, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life: Source, Ricochet, Deathmatch Classic.

While some of the above deals are time limited, The Valve Complete Pack is on sale through the rest of the sale. Originally $109.99, pay just $27.49 for 24 awesome games. This is seriously a hot deal.

Some new games are included in the sale. Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card is also a best seller. Originally $89.98, the game is now on sale for $67.48. This game is still a bit expensive in my books.

Individual deals have different expiry dates.

(Sale Expiry: 21st June 2015)

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June 7

Ultima 8 Gold Edition FREE @ Origin.com ($5 Value)

Posted by on June 7, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Ultima 8 Gold Edition FREE @ Origin.com ($5 Value)

Origin.com is offering Ultima 8 Gold Edition free for download.

Like most of Origin.com’s free games, this is an oldie. Originally released in 1994, this game has retro graphics and text that will remind you of how far we have come since. I tend to think of these games as great trips down memory lane. Many of us grew up on these games, so it is nostalgic to play them again. I would never spend money on these games (except one… there is one I would purchase), but for free it is certainly worth downloading.

Here is a summary of the story line:

The Guardian has tricked you, Avatar. After you defeated Batlin on Serpent’s Isle, he banished you to Pagan, a world under his control. Once, it was a beautiful land, but ever since the ancient battle between the Elemental Titans and the evil “Destroyer”, it is engulfed in eternal twilight.

Your job is to become a Titan yourself in order to find your way back home. I have to say, the story line seems rather cool. Gog.com sells the same game for $5.99. There are also plenty of reviews on GOG, including:

this would have been an excellent game if it were given a different name. As an action RPG, it works quite well, and is groundbreaking in the genre. As a follow-up to the role playing classic Ultima VII, however, it is extremely disappointing. It is not without merit, however.

I am more of classic RPG gamer, but an action RPG sounds like a lot of fun too. When looking at the graphics, I was somewhat reminded of Heroes of Might & Magic. Pentagrams, knights, skeletons, and plenty of monsters complete this little game. This is not a game I have ever played (I was only eight when it was released), but I hope it brings back memories for other Moosers.

You will need an Origin account in order to download this game. You do receive the complete game – this is not just free to play.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 6

Humble Bundle: Atari Weekend up to 75% Off

Posted by on June 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Humble Bundle: Atari Weekend up to 75% Off

Check out the Atari weekend sale at Humble Bundle. Save up to 75% on Atari games including Ghostbusters, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Test Drive Unlimited, and more.

First, let us go with game titles I recognize. RollerCoaster Tycoon has been around since I can remember, and you can score a great deal on several different games. All games you buy from Humble Bundle come with This RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack is on sale from $9.99 down to $3.99. The previous edition is a bit cheaper: RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe is on sale from $5.99 down to $2.39. Now, if you are a true Tycoon fan, you probably own both these titles already but you might not own the latest. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum is now on sale from $19.99 down to $7.99.

I price compared directly with Steam where these games retail for:

  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack: $10.99
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe: $6.49
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum $23.99

There is a slight difference in currencies: Humble Bumble charges USD where Steam charges CAD. However, even with that difference, the Humble Bundle prices are substantially better.

If you want the ultimate cool game where people call on you for your special set of skills, then try Ghostbusters: The Video Game on sale from $9.99 down to $2.99. The same game on Steam costs $10.99. Reviews on this game are very positive. Most reviewers see this game as the equivalent of the third Ghostbusters movie that never was. With voice over by the original actors and animation using the original character’s features, this game will feel like you are in the movie. As one reviewer said:

This game IT’S the third Ghostbusters movie. You have the original cast, a good story that follows the previous movies and a good gameplay that lets you enjoy it.

There are plenty of other games on sale as well. Yars’ Revenge was $9.99 and is now $2.49. Test Drive Unlimited 2 is certainly a game I would like to play. I really enjoy racing games – probably because I love the cars so much. Originally $19.99, the game is on sale for $4.99. The same game costs $21.99 on Steam.

This is a great sale for picking up some Atari games. The prices are better than they are on Steam right now – up to 75% – and the sale is on for a couple more days.

(Expiry: 8th June 2015)

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May 21

Save 61%! Dungeons and Dragons Boardgame: The Wrath of Ashardalon Was $64.47 | Now $33 & Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on May 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Save 61%! Dungeons and Dragons Boardgame: The Wrath of Ashardalon Was $64.47 | Now $33 & Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

D&D players, we are calling your name! Check out the Dungeons and Dragons: The Wrath of Ashardalon game. This game was $64.47 but is now discounted to $32.99. This item qualifies for completely free super save shipping.

Whether you are a fan of Dungeons and Dragons or just in the mood to learn, you should check out this amazing deal on the Dungeons and Dragons board game, The Wrath of Ashardalon. If you love science fiction and fantasy, this game might be a good starter. This game is a lighter version of D&D, but the pieces can be mixed with other Dungeons and Dragons games.  I would say most games last between 45 minutes to an hour and a half, making it a great option for those who are looking for only a taste of the epic game. You can play this game alone or with up to five friends.

This would make a great gift for a budding sci-fi fan. I have played this game a few times and it is a lot of fun. I do not consider myself a heavy Dungeons and Dragons player. I have a few friends who are heavier players and they suggested we all try this game at one of our game nights. Even better, the stakes were even so I was not completely killed off by the more experienced players once I caught on to the game. You can pick up this game with no previous knowledge of how to play Dungeons and Dragons, I did!

This game is not sold at many of the major retailers online. Games like this one tend to be sold at specialty stores or dedicated game stores. A few other bigger retailers carry this game. Over at Chapters Indigo, this board game is currently on sale for $47.02. You could pick this game up at Beau Baby for $64.99.

Most of the reviews for this are long. Dungeon and Dragons players tend to be serious about their games. So many of the reviews I found either just say the game was fun or are fairly in depth giving you full details of how to play. Buyers are praising this game for having many pieces that are easily integrated into other games, and for overall being a lot of fun. If you are hooked on the game, know you can easily expand this into a lot more play.

Grab your copy now while the price is still excellent. If you walk into any serious game store, you will pay much more for this fantastic game. You will be all set to hold you next game night BBQ with this fun game.

Image Credit: Niccolò Caranti

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May 18

Amazon.ca Coupon Code: 10% off Pre-Order Video Games! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on May 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Amazon.ca Coupon Code: 10% off Pre Order Video Games! (EXPIRED)

It’s not very often that Amazon.ca releases a generic coupon code for a discount on select product ranges, they’re incredibly rare. But just now, I’ve spotted that there is a promo code for a 10% discount on the list price of many pre-order video games. This is incredibly rare from Amazon, so I decided to blog it!

Click here to use the Amazon.ca coupon code online now

  • Coupon Code: MAYSAVE10
  • Discount: 10% off pre-orders
  • Expires: Unknown
  • Terms: Excludes Halo 5: Guardians and LEGO Dimensions

The coupon code is apparently valid while stocks last, so we aren’t really sure when they will end it. If there was a particular video game that you were interested in getting, then make your purchase now and think later. Amazon’s customer service is very good – so you could buy now and think later and still be able to get a refund if you change your mind.

And don’t forget that Amazon also have a pre-order price guarantee – if you order a game now and the price drops before it is released, then you will only pay the lower price. This is a great guarantee, and also an encouragement to put your orders in now.

Pre-order video games can be incredibly pricey, so this coupon code will help for a bit of a discount on those prices.

Let me show you a few examples of the Amazon.ca price on a couple of top titles:

There are many more titles to choose from, there are pre-orders on hundreds of upcoming releases.

Remember, everything above $25 gets free super saver shipping from Amazon anyway!

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May 13

Humble Bundle Spring Sale Up to 93% Off Games

Posted by on May 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Humble Bundle Spring Sale Up to 93% Off Games

Humble Bundle is hosting a spring sale on their website. Some deals will be available for the entire duration of the sale while other deals change every 24 hours (on a 1 PM EST cycle). I wanted to let you know about the sale and point out some of today’s deals!

You will receive a Steam code for all of these games as game redemption (and play) is through Steam Powered (for most of the games). That means you can get great deals on games and still play them on your favourite gaming platform.

There is a dollar deal every day of this sale. Today’s deal is Men of War : Vietnam Special Edition, which was $14.99 and is now on sale for $0.99. Men of War: Vietnam Special Edition includes the full version of Men of War: Vietnam ($10.99 on Steam) plus bonus maps and content that is not included in the original game ($5.49 on Steam). The original game has mixed reviews but the expansion has 100% positive responses on Steam.

There are many other games on sale for high discounts. This cute Bridge Constructor Medieval game looks to be a lot of fun for people into building games, puzzles, and cute graphics. The game costs $10.99 on Steam, but is only $1.99 through Humble Bundle. One reviewer on Steam said:

Combines simplified bridge building with Total War. Build a great bridge to keep your warriors safe and resources moving. Build a crap bridge to get the enemy past the point of no return, only to have the structure fail.

This sounds like a game that I would enjoy.

PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate is another cute game at a fantastic price. Originally $9.99, the game is on sale for $0.99 at Humble Bundle. The game will give you hours of entertainment for a loonie. You play Tikiman, the Forest Defender, who needs to place defence towers around his realm to keep the monsters from eating his little ones. Think of the children! The game is currently $10.99 on Steam Powered.

I assume all Humble Bundle prices are in USD. Even so, these prices are extraordinarily good and you should check back each day for new deals. The Humble Bundle sale really gives you the opportunity to load up on games for pocket change. The entire spring sale goes through the 21st of May.

(Expiry: Varies)

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May 12

Steam Powered: 80% off Strategy First Games

Posted by on May 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Steam Powered: 80% off Strategy First Games

Steam Powered is hosting an anniversary sale for video game publisher Strategy First. Many of you will not know this, but Strategy First is a Canadian video game publisher out of Montreal, Quebec. The company is most known for the Disciples series, Jagged Alliance series, O.R.B: Off-World Resource Base, and Space Empires series. Right now, you can score 80% off a vast selection of Strategy First games.

Seriously, this is a wicked deal! If you are into their well-known titles, then you will not be disappointed. Disciples II: Gallean’s Return and Disciples II: Rise of the Elves are both on sale from $7.79 down to $1.55 per game. While these are slightly older games (2006), they both achieved Metascores of 80+ and they are also an inexpensive purchase for a night of gaming: less than a toonie each!

You may think this is just a sale of old games, and you would be wrong. Empress Of The Deep is a strategy, adventure, and hidden object game where you solve puzzles, find hidden clues, and more. The game usually retails for $5.49, but it is on sale for $1.09 right now. One reviewer said:

Empress of the Deep is a quick dip into a still, ancient, underwater world. It’s a little like Amerzone with more water and hidden objects, which makes it a happy light entertainment for, say, downtime at work, which is where I played it in 15- and 20-minute slices.

I also like the visuals and theme of Hunters Of The Dead. In it, you need to rescue fellow hunters and then, together, hunt down and destroy Dracula. People say this is a rogue type game with good graphics and weapons. However, the upgrade system seems a bit out of balance. Originally $5.49, the game is on sale for $1.09.

There seem to be plenty of small indie games included in this sale. If you like hidden-object games, then there are plenty of games to choose from. There are also many mini adventure games that will take you a few hours to complete. Whether you like gods, war, fantasy, or something else… there are many different themes to choose from as well. Unfortunately, I did not see anything unicorn based but this  Avoid – Sensory Overload game for $1.09 comes very close. I used an image from the game as the banner above.

Enjoy all these games and more during this weeklong sale.

(Expiry: 18th May 2015)

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May 9

Steam Powered: The Witcher Game Franchise Up to 85% Off

Posted by on May 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Steam Powered: The Witcher Game Franchise Up to 85% Off

This weekend, Steam has discounted The Witcher game franchise 50% to 85% off the original game prices. This is a great time to pick up The Witcher games in anticipation for the release of The Witcher III.

The choice is not which The Witcher game you will pick up because you will probably buy both of them, and then add on The Witcher: adventure Game just for kicks. The first two games are only going to cost you a bit of pocket change really.

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut

This is the game that started it all – except in an enhanced edition (which is the new norm.). Originally $10.99, the game is now on sale for $1.64.This is a fun RPG where you play a legendary monster slayer on the hunt. The game is both Mac and PC compatible. Metascores are one of the best ways to rate the strength of a game and The Witcher 1 received an 86/100 score: very solid. As one reviewer says:

Do yourself a favor and play The Witcher if you love games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

If you are going to whet your appetite on The Witcher 1, you might as well buy The Winter 2 as well. Originally $21.99, the game is now on sale for $3.29. You pay under $5 for both these games. This edition has an even better Metascore than its predecessor, garnering an 88/100 rating. One reviewer said:

The Witcher 2 is by far one of best RPG games I’ve ever played. Open world game play, great environment and amazing story and More than 2-3 endings. I would recommend this game to any fans of the witcher games or any RPG fans.

The Witcher Adventure Game

Lastly, we have The Witcher adventure game that was just released last November. This game is only 50% off opposed to the other two that are 85% off. Originally $10.99, the game is on sale for $5.49. This is a bit different from the other games in that:

The Witcher Adventure Game is a digital adaptation of CD PROJEKT RED’s board game set in the brutal fantasy universe of monster slayer Geralt of Rivia.

I actually think that turning The Witcher into a board game is cool. I rather enjoy board games but there are rarely enough people around to play them.

(Expiry: 11th May 2015 @ 1PM EST)

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May 3

iPad Freebie: Get Big Fish Games’ Web Of Deceit Deadly Sands Collector’s Edition FREE (Was $7) @ iTunes Store

Posted by on May 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM

iPad Freebie: Get Big Fish Games Web Of Deceit Deadly Sands Collectors Edition FREE (Was $7) @ iTunes Store

Got an iPad? Then here’s a great game from Big Fish Games for you to play for free. It’s only free for the next couple of days, after which point, it will go back up to its original price of $6.99.

As much as you can get Big Fish Games’ Web of Deceit game by clicking on the link above and then getting it through your iTunes program, you could also more simply just bust out your iPad and download it there.

Although I don’t have an iPad and can’t try this game out for myself, it certainly looks like fun, as you can see in this YouTube video. I have played other games from Big Fish Games on my iPhone before and I can tell you that they’re definitely really fun. If you need to kill time, then a free game is the best way to go! iPad Freebie: Get Big Fish Games Web Of Deceit Deadly Sands Collectors Edition FREE (Was $7) @ iTunes Store

It’s basically a story-driven game that appears to have a mystery theme as after discovering a mysterious case while visiting your uncle, you notice that people are turning up dead after disappearing for a couple of days. Just the description alone reminds me of a Harper Connelly plot (a series by Charlaine Harris), though of course, it’s a well-used plot starter as well in fiction. Your mission is to find out whole killed them by navigating through the story line.

With this Collector’s Edition, you will also receive bonus content in the form of an extra chapter, along with access to concept art and special game-related wallpapers.

Excellent time consuming

If you would prefer to give this game a try on your PC, then you can get the PC version of Web of Deceit Deadly Sands for just $2.99 (reg. $10.21) with the Big Fish Games coupon code NEW299 if it’s your first time trying out a game from their site. Here’s a review from the PC version:

This is a great game played on the one hour free – that just flew past!!! The very pleasing game where the hero detective person is a Male!

(Expiry: 6th May 2015)

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April 29

Steam: Up to 96% Off Games Sale – Games Starting @ 21¢

Posted by on April 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Steam: Up to 96% Off Games Sale   Games Starting @ 21¢

Check out the weeklong games sale at Steam Powered for up to 96% off Steam games.

There are indeed games discounted for 96% off in this sale. The Hat Man: Shadow Ward is on sale from $5.49 down to just 21¢! While the reviews on this indie survival horror game are mixed, it will certainly give you several hours of entertainment for less than a quarter.

For 90% off, you can score the Frederic Bundle with two great indie games in it. Originally $10.99, the bundle will only cost you $1.09. The games are on sale individually as well, but you save an extra $0.42 with the bundle.

Are you screaming for some mainstream content yet? Well, there are plenty of games that even I have heard about in this sale. I am not a fan of first-person shooter or anything that comes close to war, horror, etc. but these titles are quite familiar to me.

You can also purchase Dragon Age: Origins for slightly more than the Awakening edition. Originally $19.99, Origins is on sale for $4.99. There are many raving reviews on the Dragon Age series, and one reviewer things that Origins is the best that you can get:

If you are a fan of rpg’s then you cannot let this game pass and give it a try, it has a really full lore in it for those that love it as well as a easy learning curve (gameplay wise) out of all the DA games this one is pretty much the best of all, sure it’s the first one and the others may have some improvements but they don’t get that feeling of accomplishment that this one gave.

I think that out of all the games above, I would be most interested in trying Dragon Age. It is a fighting game, but you get to go up against cool looking evil creatures, dragons, and an arch-demon. Overall, that sounds like a great Saturday afternoon of gaming. At this price, each game costs less than a ticket to the movies. I can even make my own popcorn at home and eat it in my pyjamas.

There are four whole pages of sale games to choose from. I highly recommend this sale if you are looking to expand your game collection.

(Expiry: 4th May 2015)

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April 26

Steam Powered: 75% Off The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Now $5.49 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Steam Powered: 75% Off The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim   Now $5.49 (EXPIRED)

Steam Powered is offer 75% off the highly celebrated The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Originally $21.99, the game is on sale for only $5.49.

This game is one of the best. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim earned a Metacritic score of 94/100. However, Skyrim has had a recent flash of negative reviews on Steam Powered. What is up with that? Well, it appears that Steam is now charging people for mods and the gamers are afraid that this will result in a plethora of crappy mods that people just threw together to make a quick buck. Thus, the negative reviews are not of the actual game itself, but rather this recent change from free DLC to paid DLC mods.

As one reviewer put it:

Once upon a time there was a game called The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it was a very good game with a loving, creative community around it. That community was now ruined by the Pay4Mods plague…

There is some serious hate going on over the paid mods update.

Now, if you can handle paying for your mods or do not like downloading that many mods to start with – this is an excellent deal for the game. I price compared with all iterations of the game on Amazon Canada. The cheapest Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was for the Xbox 360 @ $17.91. The PC version retails for $28.52 @ Amazon Canada.

Trying to find cheaper, I visited best Buy Canada. They offer previously played versions for $14.99, but this is still nowhere near Steam’s price. Recycled editions on EB Games also retail for $14.99 each. Of course, these prices ignore shipping costs. Obviously, it is cheapest to buy the game on Steam’s platform with this sale.

If you want a bigger package, then you should pick up The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition for 66% off its retail price. Originally $43.99, the legendary edition is on sale from $14.95. EB Games has the recycled version of this game for $34.99. I also found other console versions for $38+ at Best Buy Canada and Amazon Canada. I am not sure you can get this game cheaper anywhere else.

This deal ends tomorrow, so scoop it up while you have the chance.

(Expiry: 27th April 2015 @ noon EST)

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April 14

66% Off Age of Wonders III – Now $14.95 @ Steam

Posted by on April 14, 2015 at 8:31 PM

66% Off Age of Wonders III   Now $14.95 @ Steam

Age of Wonders is the first graphic based game I EVER played… over 10 years ago. Today, I am happy to bring you a sweet deal on the newest reiteration of the popular game. Age of Wonders III is on sale from 43.99 down to only $14.95.

To be honest, I played an Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic. It is not exactly part of the “I, II, III” series but it was a brilliant game in itself. If you have ever played Heroes of Might and Magic… you will be familiar with this type of game. Except, Age of Wonders is far more in depth than Heroes. It marries several different game types together: empire building, role playing, and warfare. I somewhat think of it as the unholy love child of Sid Meier’s Civilization and Heroes of Might and Magic.

The role-playing portion of the game is quite cool and very nostalgic. You choose from six RPG style leader classes:

  • Sorcerer
  • Theocrat
  • Rogue
  • Warlord
  • Archdruid
  • Dreadnought

You will find allies from within many species you are already quite familiar with. These species are classic in fantasy: Humans, High Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Goblins, and Draconians.

The game is fairly ‘simple': explore the land, battle and gain treasure, create new settlements, use magic, and have a blast! As one reviewer says:

This game is absolutely incredible. It stays true to the style and feel of the previous games in the series, while also embracing some of the more modern elements in the 4X genre…. While this game is very easy to learn, and keeps most of the numbers and math pretty simple, there is an incredible amount of strategic depth to this game, and even after over 500 hours played, with 90% of that focusing on just *one* class, I am still learning new things.

Seriously, I am drooling. Though I am not sure if I have the time to be addicted to a new game, this one is damn tempting.

Now, I am the sort of person who cannot just get the base game. I am sort of addicted to downloadable content, so I would want to buy the DLCs for Age of Wonders III. Thankfully, the DLCs are also on sale – though not for as much. I could also buy the Age of Wonders III: Deluxe Edition, which comes with Dragon’s Throne Stand-Alone Scenario and the two-hour official soundtrack – it is also 66% off retail price.

(Expiry: 17th April 2015)

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