Games

March 4

Free Syndicate Game @ Origin.com ($4.99 Value)

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Free Syndicate Game @ Origin.com ($4.99 Value)

Syndicate is the new on the house game of the month. Regularly priced at $4.99, this old but good game is now FREE to download for the month of March.

As with all on the house deals at Origin.com, this is an older game – released in 1993. The game is available for PC only, and once you claim this deal, the game is free for you to keep. This is not a demo and this is not a trial. The game is yours permanently.

I assume that nostalgia will fuel most people who claim this game. If you played Syndicate back in the day, I am sure you are going to have a blast running through it again. Sure, graphics has come a long way since 1993, but it is sometimes fun to go back and play the games of our childhood. Here is a brief description of the game if you are not familiar:

You are an ambitious marketing director in the Syndicate, hand-picked to lead a team of cyborg mercenaries. You work in the problem-solving department and you are damn good at “taking care” of problems. Some might say that violence is not the answer but you know better. There here are hardly any problems that you can’t solve with a well-placed bullet.

Except for the cyborgs, that sounds pretty much like a lot of business transactions in large multinational companies these days. They just ‘wipe out’ the competition. Oops!

I looked up the game on GOG for some reviews. This old game has an overall rating of 4.5/5 stars and the reviews blather on about how awesome this game was for the day and how going back to play the game has been fantastic. While you see the errors in the game now, it is still an immersive experience that is fun and rewarding. One reviewer said:

Absolutely epic cyberpunk tactical action. The sprite graphics are pretty for what they are and surprisingly satisfactory for being from 1993. The sound is fantastic. The Uzi and minigun droning is disturbingly pleasing, and the music suspenseful.

There is more to this review, you can check it and other reviews out on GOG where the game (plus expansion) retail for $5.99.

(Expiry: 31st March 2015)

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March 3

The Evil Within Was $66.50 | Now $22.60 @ Steam Powered

Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM

The Evil Within Was $66.50 | Now $22.60 @ Steam Powered

The Evil Within was just released in October, so this deal is on a fairly new game. Originally $66.49, it is on sale for just $22.60 CAN at Steam Powered.

It is pretty hard to compare prices on digital downloads with their physical equals. However, you are getting the same game – just for a different console. I located some PC versions at local stores to price compare with:

  • $59.95 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $59.95 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $34.99 + $4.99 Shipping @ Amazon.ca (marketplace)
  • $69.99 @ EB Games
  • $69.96 @ Walmart Canada

As you can see, Steam Powered has the best price for the PC version of this game. Even for console versions, the lowest I have seen the game was $30 in this sale Margarita blogged about a bit ago.

This game is pretty scary. If you are not into gore, horror, and mass murder – then you might want to pick another game. As one critic on Metascore said:

The Evil Within has achieved something that not many games have lately: It scared me. Thanks for Mikami-san!

I am not into games that scare me so I have not even watched the trailer for this game. I do know that Detective Sebastian Castellanos is investigating some horrific murders when things go from bad to worse. He witnesses the slaughter of his fellow officers, gets knocked unconscious, and wakes up immersed in a world of hideous creatures and the dead. This is not a game to play before bedtime kiddies!

Now, there is a lot of people who love the game and those who hate it. You must be into psychological horror to enjoy this game. Also, many reviews for the game came out pre-patch. This patch fixed some of the major complaints including black borders to make it feel ‘cinematic’ and some issues with awards not coming through if you were in different modes.

Now, most reviewers will lay out the pros and the cons. One reviewer said:

It is very heavily action focussed which depending on your tastes can be good or bad. Stealth is present, but feels shoehorned in and can sometimes be unreliable. The gunplay feels satisfying and can be quite tense when missing a headshot with low ammo, especially on the harder difficulties.

Many reviewers also say that the storyline is confusing but as you progress in the game it becomes clearer. Now, if this game is not your cup of tea, Resident Evil 5 is also on sale from $19.99 down to $6.80.

(Expiry: 6th March 2015)

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February 24

24h Only: 25% Off Resident Evil Revelations 2 @ Greenman Gaming With Promo Code – Now $30 (Expired)

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

24h Only: 25% Off Resident Evil Revelations 2 @ Greenman Gaming With Promo Code   Now $30 (Expired)

Are you excited about the new Resident Evil Revelations 2 game? Until tomorrow, you can use the Greenman Gaming coupon code below to get a 25% discount on this game. Featuring a retail price of $39.99, it can be yours for just $30 instead.

Click here to get Resident Evil Revelations 2 @ GreenmanGaming.com now

  • Coupon Code: 25OFFR-ESEVIL-REVEL2
  • Discount: 25% off Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • Expires: 25th February 2015 @ 5pm

Set to be released on February 25th, this single player game continues the story of Claire Redfield, a survivor of the Raccoon City incident, who now works for Terra Save, an anti-bioterrorism organization. She gets kidnapped and imprisoned in the very first episode and it will be your job to manoeuvre around the story line to get her out.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 comes with:

  • Episodes 1-4
  • Extra episodes for 1 & 2
  • Character costume pack
  • Raid mode character (Hunk & Wesker)
  • Raid mode throwback map pack

Unlike the previous Resident Evil Revelations 2 game, assistive co-op play is a key feature of the 2nd instalment. Here’s what IGN’s Lucy O’Brien had to say about it in her review of the first episode:

You can – and will likely want to – switch between characters on the fly. Although I would have liked more co-op puzzle solving, split-screen combat dynamics are particularly fun; as one character in each pair is significantly under-powered against enemies, you must learn to communicate with your partner in order to stay alive.

Other key features include but are not limited to weekly episodes, the return of Barry, new enemy types and much more.

Keep in mind that since Greenman Gaming specializes in the sale of PC games, you will only get a PC download of this a game. If you would prefer to get it on a console, then it’s 5% off at Amazon.ca and can be yours for $37.99 for play on an Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4. It’s set to be released on March 10th.

For those of you with a PlayStation, it has been said that following the official release of this game, it will be available on cross-buy, albeit with some prerequisites. This means that if you get it for the PS3, then you will also be able to play it on the PS4 and vice versa. However, this feature is only available to those to pre-order the game and it also won’t be available immediately upon launch. Read more about it on Capcom’s blog.

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February 20

Diablo 3 Ultimate Edition PS4 & Xbox One – Was $70 | Now $39 & Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on February 20, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Diablo 3 Ultimate Edition PS4 & Xbox One   Was $70 | Now $39 & Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca

Gamers! Amazon Canada has dropped the price substantially on Diablo 3 Ultimate Edition for the PS4 and the Xbox One. The price for the game on these new consoles is cheaper than it is for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Originally $69.99, Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition is now on sale for $39 with free shipping.

You can select either console edition through the link above. I price compared this PS4 and Xbox edition with other retails to find it substantially more expensive elsewhere:

  • $64.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $64.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $69.99 @ EB Games (new)
  • $59.99 @ EB Games (recycled)

You would also have to pay shipping at EB games if you bought from there. I checked Walmart Canada as well, but they only have the game for older consoles. Amazon Canada’s price is the best you can get right now – and it is hot!

There are two different versions – one is English only and the other is French only. May sure you buy the right version or you might end up with a game in a language you do not speak. Evidently the French version for the PS4 does have an English language software package that can be installed so the game plays in English. i do not know if the English version has a language pack you could install for French. This is rather silly in my mind – if movies can be bilingual, why can’t a game?

Over, this game is a killer purchase at this price. It also has garnered high reviews from gamers. One reviewer on the Xbox One edition said:

Addicting as hell, I spent the last 12 hours playing non-stop, forgot to eat, drink and call my girlfriend to tell her I loved her, I’m now single. You want a game that will make you forget you have a life? Buy this.

I feel sorry for his girlfriend.

What blows my mind is that such a popular title is currently on sale for 40% off its original price – for the two newest consoles. How on earth did that ever happen? Even the recycled version at EB games is not that cheap.

You will receive free shipping on this game as it costs over $25. This is a win-win situation my lovely Moosers! Pick up this game before it sells out.

(Expiry: unknown)

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February 18

PlayStation Network: $15 Credit with $100 Purchase

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 2:30 PM

PlayStation Network: $15 Credit with $100 Purchase

Besides sales, PlayStation Network rarely has any extra deals of any sort. However, this week they are offering $15 credit back when you spend $100 or more at the PSN store.

The deal is simple. Spend $100 using your SEN wallet from now until the 24th of February. Third party application purchases are excluded from this offer. Between February 24th and March 2nd you will receive a coupon code good for one (1) PSN/SEN account to redeem the SEN wallet Top Up via the PlayStation Store worth $15. This promotional code will be emailed out to you. You need to redeem the code for your $15 credit by 31st March 2015.

You can then use the free credit against any future games, movies, music, or anything else that you can use your SEN wallet to pay for on the Sony Network.

The $100 can be spent on both regular and sale priced games from what I can tell. Raid the sale section to maximize your savings while still earning the $15 bonus. The Critics Choice Sale is currently on the PSN. Enjoy 30% off all Dragon Age: Acquisition games for both the PS4 and the PS3.This game has a near perfect 5/5 star rating on the PSN network with over 11,000 voters. One reviewer on Amazon said:

From the stunning visuals, to the very intricate social balance of your ever growing inquisition, to the most intuitive and customizable crafting system in an rpg ive ever seen. Ea fully delivered bringing this series to its full glory and potential on the new consoles, fully utilizing the power with large open expanses and intricate forests and more maps than you can explore.

FIFA 15 is also on sale at a sprightly 40% off for both consoles as well. I love the world of LOTR and The Hobbit so Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Legion Edition looks fantastic. The average rating is a solid 4/5 stars. Receive 40% off both console editions.

The Critics Choice Sale has between 30% and 70% off plenty of sweet games. Some are celebrated indie titles while others are mainstream games you already know. If you spend $100 or more during this sale then you will save up to 70% off the games you want and earn a bonus $15 credit. Together, the Critics Choice Sale and this promotion from Sony Network are really good.

(Expiry: 24th February 2015)

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February 14

Amazon Canada: Settlers of Catan Was $47 – Now Just $29 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on February 14, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Settlers of Catan Was $47   Now Just $29 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

It’s winter, it’s cold, so pass the time with a new board game! The Settlers of Catan is currently on sale for just $29.39 at Amazon right now. It was originally priced at $47.04, thus putting it at a 38% discount.

This is undoubtedly the lowest price that we have seen for this game in a very long while, so if you have been waiting for a price drop, then  now is as good a time as any to get it!

For those of you who have never heard of this game before, it’s a very fun family board game that is super easy to learn and needs to be played with 3 or 4 players. It’s not just for kids either. I have played this game a couple of times with friends, snacks and plenty of drinks. It’s not as fight-inducing as Monopoly but do keep in mind that some feathers can get ruffled, though all in due fun of course!

The Settlers of Catan is so popular that it actually has a near perfect rating on Amazon with a total of 4.8/5 stars and over 160 reviews. Here’s what one reviewer had to say about it:

What I love about this game is that it’s engaging all the time. not your typical roll the dice move the mice game. you have to pay attention every time the die is rolled to it’s intellectually stimulating and requires strategy.

And here’s another review in case you need any more convincing to get it right now:

Love Settlers of Catan. lots of information when you first start playing, you may think to yourself ” Ill never understand this” Once you play a couple of times it gets addictive. I like the fact every time you play it’s a different board and the add on games to go with this are a big plus. Great way to pass those long cold winter days.

Since Amazon automatically ships orders over $25 for free, you’re sure to get this board game delivered straight to your door at no extra cost.

Toys R Us currently has the family edition of this game on sale for $34.99, while Chapters Indigo is selling it for its full price of $49.95.

(Image Credit: Tori)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 10

Best Buy Canada: Trade-in 2 Select Games for $70 GC (In-Store)

Posted by on February 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Best Buy Canada: Trade in 2 Select Games for $70 GC (In Store)

Best Buy Canada has started their trade-in event yet again. As a special promotion, they are offering a $70 gift card when you trade in two select PS4, XBox One, or WiiU Games.

Games must include their original boxes. They will not accept duplicate titles regardless of which console they are for. There is a limit of one trade in promo (of two games) per customer.

The following titles are eligible for trade-in:

Xbox One & PS4

  • Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • Destiny
  • Dragon Age Requisition
  • Fifa 15
  • NBA 2K15
  • Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor
  • COD Advanced Warfare
  • Diablo III Ultimate Evil Ed ENG
  • WWE 2K15
  • NHL 15
  • GTA V
  • The Crew Ltd Edition
  • Dying Daylight

Other

  • PS4 Little Big Planet 3 Ltd Edition
  • Xbox One Forza Horizon 2
  • Xbox One Halo Master Chief Collection
  • Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Day One ED
  • Wii U Mario Kart 8
  • Wii U Super Smash Bros

While they are all pretty new games, this is an opportunity to trade them in for a good return on your original investment. Two games equal a $70 gift card, so you are getting $35 trade-in value per game. You can then use that credit to buy new games, or even buy other Previously Played titles.

Each previously played title is backed by a 30-day money back policy and are guaranteed to work. Your previously loved games will be sold to other eager gamers that just cannot afford to buy the game at full retail price.

I think this is an excellent incentive from Best Buy Canada and a very good trade-in value. These days, you are lucky to get $20 back for fairly new games from the trade-in stores. While it would make most sense just to sell the titles privately, some people just do not have the time to dedicate to privately selling.

This offer is available in store only and is only available for a couple more days. Then the games will go back down to their regular trade-in value (whatever that might be). I am a bit disappointed that PS3 titles are not included in this offer. I would LOVE to trade in a few PS3 titles for some store credit, but i guess they have had their day.

You can spend the gift card on anything Best Buy has to offer!

(Expiry: 12th February 2015)

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February 5

Amazon Canada: Free Game ($70 Value) with PS4 Bundle Purchase

Posted by on February 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Free Game ($70 Value) with PS4 Bundle Purchase

Amazon Canada is offering a free game worth up to $69.99 with the purchase of select PlayStation 4 Bundles.

The console must be purchased from Amazon Canada (not secondary marketplace sellers). The game will be in the form of a code that you can redeem at http://redeem.us.playstation.com . Expect the code to be emailed out to you within two days of your completed shipment. The following consoles qualify for this deal:

The Destiny Ps4 bundle is no longer available from Amazon Canada. However, if you have your heart set on that bundle, then watch the link to see if Amazon brings some in. Now, for your free game you have a choice between four titles:

  • Destiny
  • NBA 2K15
  • Far Cry 4
  • Little Big Planet 3

I looked at what these games are retailing for right now to give you a good idea as to the true ‘value’ of this deal. Destiny costs $44.99, NBA 2K15 costs $60.53, Far Cry 4 costs $42.44, and Little Big Planet 3 costs $46.99 for the PS4 editions. While it appears that NBA 2K15 is the best choice, it will all depend upon which bundle you purchase and which games you already own. You will not want to choose Little Big Planet 3 if you are going to get the bundle that already includes that game.

While this may not seem like a huge deal, the game is worth approximately 10%, if not a bit more, of the price you are paying for the PS4. Thus, I think it is a nice bonus given the PS4 console is still new.

The offer limited to one per customer and account. There is no expiry date so you should see this “Get a Select Bonus Game with PS4 Purchase” under special offers and promotions. If that is missing, then the promotion is over.

I am quite curious as to how many of our lovely Moosers have already upgraded to the PS4 and what you think of it so far. I only have a PS3, and I am quite attached to it since I have opened it up twice to fix it – successfully I might add! I do not think I play enough console games to warrant a new console, especially since I can play most the current games on my old console anyway. However, I would like to know what you think so comment below!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 3

Star Wars Humble Bundle – Pay What You Want ($28 Value)

Posted by on February 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Star Wars Humble Bundle   Pay What You Want ($28 Value)

Humble Bundle always has fantastic bundles available where you can pay what you want for the games. However, when I saw a special Star Wars edition pop up in my in box, I just knew I had to mention it. Pay what you want (seriously!) for three Star Wars games on Steam.

You can purchase the first three Star Wars games in this bundle for as low as $0.01. Those games are:

Now, that is a great little bundle there. You get three games – total value of $28.47 – for whatever you want to pay for them. If you love storm troopers, the Death Star, a certain Dark Lord, and more… these games are going to be just what the doctor ordered.

These are not some B-rated games either. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has a Metacritic score of 93/100. The reviews on Steam are also very positive with many reviewers declaring it the best Star Wars game ever:

1.Amazing Story
2.Great and Addictive Combat
3.Tons Of Side Quests
and finally 4. BEST GAME I EVER PLAYED!!!!!!!!!

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is no slouch either with an 81/100 metascore and overwhelmingly positive user reviews on Steam. The reviewers love both the single-player mode and the incredible multiplayer community that still draws a following many years after the game was published.

Lastly, Star Wars: Dark Forces is a smaller game with very positive user reviews as well. This is an older game (1995), so expect the graphics to represent the times, but you will still enjoy the good game play and solid story line. You may even make it past level one this time around.

But wait, there is more! If you pay over the average (currently $10.27), then you will unlock three more Star Wars Games. On top of that, if you pay $12 for the bundle then you receive an additional three games (one is a Gold pack). According to Humble Bundle, for a mere $12 you can have $111 worth of Star Wars games. I have to say, that is a pretty hot deal.

If you want to gift this bundle to a deserving friend or family member, then just remember to check the appropriate box at the bottom.

(Expiry: 16th February 2015)

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February 2

Amazon.ca: Disney Infinity Playsets just $24.99 & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 2, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Amazon.ca: Disney Infinity Playsets just $24.99 & Free Shipping

Amazon Canada has discounted a couple Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes play sets from $34.99 down to $24.99. Choose from the Spiderman Play Set or the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set. All orders of $25 or more ship for free from Amazon Canada, so the play sets qualify for free shipping.

Now, the Guardians of the Galaxy set is easy to find (the Amazon Edition pops up), but for some reason a secondary-seller pops up as the ‘main offer’ for the Spiderman Edition. Do not fear. Look for the little link below that says “4 new from CDN$ 26.99.” Click on that link and the first offer you will see is Amazon Canada’s price at $26.99 (see below). The reason it is hiding there is it will take 1 – 4 months to ship (is not currently in stock).

Amazon.ca: Disney Infinity Playsets just $24.99 & Free Shipping

I price compared both play sets with other retailers. At the following retailers, the Spiderman play set costs:

  • $34.99 @ Future Shop (OOS)
  • $39.99 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $34.83 @ Walmart Canada (OOS)
  • $34.99 @ Best Buy (OOS)

As for Guardians of the Galaxy, I also price compared that set in case the price was different. Here is what I found:

  • $39.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $34.83 @ Walmart Canada (OOS)
  • $34.99 @ Best Buy Canada (OOS)
  • $34.99 @ Future Shop (OOS)

As you can see, Amazon Canada not only has the best price on these sets, they actually have them for sale. I searched four other stores for these sets with three out of the four stores sold out. These play sets appear to be difficult to acquire online right now, so this is not only a nice sale but also great timing.

The Spiderman Play Set comes with Spider-Man, Nova, and an all-new Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Game only available in this set. The Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set comes with Star Lord and Gamora. Unlock awesome intergalactic adventures with these two. One reviewer pointed out some important differences between packs:

The biggest thing to know is that it varies from the Avengers playset quite a bit. Like that one there is a heavy combat focus, but I would argue the missions are more varied. Rail slide challenges, anti-air shooting gallerias, and platform puzzles are easy examples of this.

As per usual, these sets do not come with the Marvel Infinity game, you will need to already own it or purchase it separately.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 1

Canadian Freebies: Absolutly Free Games on Steam

Posted by on February 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Canadian Freebies: Absolutly Free Games on Steam

I mentioned a bit ago that there are often ‘Free to Play’ games available on Steam. They change over often so there is often something new and exciting to try out in your spare time. However, there are also some completely free games on Steam. That means they are yours not only to play, but also to keep.

Usually these games are pretty short and they are all indie games. However, it is a great way to experiment with new genres, ideas, and just have some free fun. Here are just a few of the games available for free:

This is just a taste of the free games available to play on Steam right now. To find others, go to Steam Search and type in “free to play” – you can also type in “free” but it gives you 3x the results and most aren’t free. The “Free to play” search will bring up all the free to play and the actually free games. You can see the difference in the screen capture below:

Canadian Freebies: Absolutly Free Games on Steam

The first two games are actually free – to keep – while the third is only free to play but could be withdrawn at a later time. I just picked out the first eight I saw, but there are loads of these games on Steam just waiting for you to find them. There is no need to throw money at Steam for anything but your favourites when there are plenty of free options.

I am downloading Sigils of Elohim as we speak. I LOVE puzzles games but my old favourite (Jewels of the Oracle) is very outdated and they really have not come out with anything to equal its splendour. I am hoping this sweet little free puzzle game will be just the distraction I need when I want to relax.

I will probably download Amoung Ripples as well. It is a cool little indie game where you control a pond’s ecosystem by adding different creatures to it. See how your creatures interact and create a cool little underwater eco-system. This is also a fun game to entertain your cats.

When you download your free games, let us know which ones you choose!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 29

Walmart Canada: Game of Risk Was $25 | Now $15 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Walmart Canada: Game of Risk Was $25 | Now $15 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Get some Risk in your life right now for only $14.93 from Walmart and it will ship to you for free on top! Regularly $24.93, this game is a must-have.

I’ve been playing Risk since I was a wee girl and I still play it on a regular basis now. I mainly play because I’m very good at it and I win a lot and I like winning. Well, I also play because it is a fun game of world domination and who doesn’t love taking over the entire world? I have fond memories of family members flipping the board up on its end when they lose and not speaking for weeks. I’m just kidding about that part, although emotions really can run high when playing Risk.

My two older sons love playing this game as well, and while they aren’t the greatest at strategy yet (I want all the things!), rolling the dice and deciding which parent they don’t like as much at the moment to attack is pretty simple for them. Usually its me because, like I said, I usually win. I just tell them they need to get another 30 or so years playing under their belt like I’ve had.

I actually owned the original game from 1975 at one point, but my dog was not happy with me one day and tore it to shreds. I do have a new copy, although I paid $25 for it and didn’t get this deal right here. I guess I don’t always win. Either way, this is a fun family game and for $15, you’ll want this with your stash of board games.

This is the cheapest price out there, although Amazon sells it for $14.88, you won’t get free shipping and to my house, that added another $7. Toys R Us sells it for the full price of $24.99.

If you don’t want to take my word for it, read some of the reviews, like this one from Amazon:

Walmart Canada: Game of Risk Was $25 | Now $15 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Photo credit: Stephen Coles

(Expiry: Unknown)

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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.

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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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