Games

April 13

Xbox One Just Dance 2015 – Only $15 @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on April 13, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Xbox One Just Dance 2015   Only $15 @ Amazon.ca

Well, Amazon Canada did it. They saw another company give a good deal on Just Dance 2015 for the Xbox One and they decided to blow the deal out of the water in their own special way. Just Dance 2015 for the Xbox One is now on sale from $49.99 down to $14.99. However, you will only receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

Seriously, this blows all the previous deals we have found out of the water by $10. Oddly enough, only the Xbox One version is discounted whereas other versions cost over double this price. I also price compared the Xbox One version against other retailers to see if this is a trend. Here is what I found:

  • $24.99 @ Microsoft Canada
  • $49.99 @ Shop.ca
  • $49.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $49.99 @ Toys R Us Canada
  • $49.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $49.99 @ The Source Canada

Pretty much, everyone still has the game for full price except for Microsoft. I have no idea why, but Amazon just came along and said, “we can go lower” – totally blowing Microsoft’s deal out of the water. Hey, it happens!

Since it has happened, you need to buy this. If you purchased the Microsoft version, then I suggest trying to get a price adjustment or just returning your copy for a refund and purchasing this one instead.

While I like the idea of this game, I have never been fond of games that require me to spend an extra $100 or so on hardware just to play them. I assumed I would need to use the Kinect, but there is no additional hardware required to play Just Dance 2015. Rather, the game track movements and scores using your smart phone. You just need to download the Just Dance 2015 motion controller app. This app will work on iPhones with iOS 6+ and on Android 4+ phones as well.

With this version, online multi-player is back. Dance with the friends you made on your last vacation or relatives living overseas. Dancing is a great way to strengthen bonds and promote community! Kids especially love dancing and they can show off their moves in Just Dance 2015. I think it would be fun for kids and their cousins, who may live in a different part of Canada, to be able to dance together over this game. It sounds cool!

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: unknown)

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April 10

Downloadable Titanfall Season Pass FREE @ Origin.com

Posted by on April 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Downloadable Titanfall Season Pass FREE @ Origin.com

Not too long ago, I posted about the free Titanfall Season Pass being given out to Xbox One and Xbox 360 users. Origin.com has jumped on board. They are giving away the Titanfall Season Pass free to PC gamers.

I assume this has about the same value – $25 – as the Xbox versions did. The season pass combined three previously individual DLCs into one pack. Each of the DLCs came with three new maps so the Titanfall Season Pass has nine new maps in total:

  • Expedition: War Games, Swampland, and Runoff
  • Frontier’s Edge: Dig Site, Export, and Haven
  • IMG Rising: Backwater, Zone 18, and Sandtrap

Now, you can actually get the Titanfall Season Pass even if you do not have the base game. Sure, you need the base game to play with the maps – but you can buy this pass and then wait for the game to go on sale for a price you are actually willing to pay. Then, when you get the game, you will also have all this sweet bonus content.

I would wait for one of Origin’s legendary game sales before parting with my money. I am not a big fan of this type of game, but we all know games drop in price the longer they are out. Pick up the downloadable content now and see just how cheap you can score the game for later. Who knows, maybe it will be a freebie one day!

A mighty thanks goes out to Mooser Jeff who mentioned on the Xbox thread that this freebie was available for the PC as well.

All of this is probably because Titanfall 2 was just announced recently. The company wants to re-garner interest in the title to build up anticipation for the next instalment. If you have played this game, then drop me a line and share your thoughts! I am always eager to learn about new games from our Moosers.

(Expiry: Unknown)

 

 

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April 9

Microsoft Canada: Xbox One Just Dance 2015 Was $45 | Now $25 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Microsoft Canada: Xbox One Just Dance 2015 Was $45 | Now $25 & Free Shipping

We haven’t seen a deal like this on Just Dance 2015 since the short term deal we blogged for Cyber Monday! Just Dance 2015 for the Xbox One is on sale from $44.99 down to $24.99 with free shipping.

Price comparisons ensue! This game would cost you a lot more money if you were to buy it at any other retailer right now. Just Dance 2015 retails for:

  • $47.95 @ Amazon Canada
  • $49.99 @ Shop.ca
  • $49.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $49.99 @ Toys R Us Canada
  • $49.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $49.99 @ The Source Canada

As you can see, none of the other traditional game retailers have this game on sale – and most certainly not for this price. In fact, Microsoft’s regular price is even cheaper than all the other sellers right now. EB Games is missing from this list, but their server is down (as of this post) so I could not compare.

There are some bonuses with the 2015 edition of the game you know and love. Just Dance now includes phone and tablet support for the game. You can download a free app on your smart phone or tablet that will let you play the game on the go!

Reviews for this title are mixed. most people thing they did not add enough to this new version of the game to make it worth buying. Others appreciate the attention paid to community, but hate how the game is not compatible with DLC. However, if you are new to the game or bought an Xbox One and need a few more games to play, this might just be a great pick. As one reviewer says:

So if you can set your cynicism aside and gather your three least inhibited friends (and maybe some of their kids or younger siblings), Just Dance 2015 can be one of the most fun games you’ll play this year.

I have wanted to try a game like this for ages. I love dancing – in the privacy of my own home – and think this would be a great way to burn off a few calories. As another reviewer on Metacritic said:

Just be forewarned—it took less than twenty minutes as a casual player to build up a sweat, so make sure you plan your wardrobe and company accordingly.

That sounds like an excellent way to burn off a few Easter chocolates, and maybe an entire Easter bunny over a weekend.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 7

Best Buy Canada: 2 for $50 on Select Xbox One Games

Posted by on April 7, 2015 at 9:23 PM

Best Buy Canada: 2 for $50 on Select Xbox One Games

Best Buy Canada is offering two select Xbox One games for just $50. These games regularly retail for $39.99 each – so you are saving around $30 with this deal. As you are buying two games for $50, your order will also qualify for free shipping.

Select game titles include:

  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 Game Of The Year (Xbox One)
  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)
  • Forza 5 (Xbox One)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One)

While this looks like a good deal – I did some careful price comparing with Walmart and with Amazon Canada to see what they charger per game.

Walmart Canada:

  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One) - $39.96
  • Forza Motorsport 5 Game Of The Year (Xbox One) - $39.96
  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) – $64.96
  • Forza 5 (Xbox One) – not stocked
  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One) – $39.96 (OOS)

Amazon Canada:

  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One) - $34.89
  • Forza Motorsport 5 Game Of The Year (Xbox One) - $39.99
  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) – $39.99
  • Forza 5 (Xbox One) – $39.99
  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One) – $28.99

With this promotion from Best Buy, each game comes down to $25, which certainly bests any of the prices at Walmart and Amazon right now. Three previously played versions are also included in the offer. However, I would only select them at last resort – if the regular version were sold out – as they are certainly worth less money.

I know zip about these games; therefore, I suggest reading some comments on Best Buy. I checked out the reviews on Sunset Overdrive and found everyone (except one guy) really loved the game. Most gamers were saying the person who gave the game one star obviously had not played the game themselves. For the three games that have ratings; Sunset Overdrive has a 4/5 star rating, Forza 5 has a 5/5 star rating, and Dead Rising 3 Also has a 5/5 star rating.

With the recent release of Furious 7, I really have the itch to play another racing game. Boxing and racing games used to be my standby entertainment when I was at the movie theatre too early. I really enjoyed the car racing games as well as the motorcycle racing games. I would pick up Forza Motorsport 5 – game of the Year edition for sure!

I have no idea when this promotion ends so please purchase sooner rather than risk missing out.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 7

PlayStation Store: Six Free Games for the PS4, PS3, & PS Vita with PS Plus

Posted by on April 7, 2015 at 8:49 PM

PlayStation Store: Six Free Games for the PS4, PS3, & PS Vita with PS Plus

Do you like free? I like free! This month, PlayStation store is offering free games for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the PS Vita! We are not talking one lone game here… there are six free games to choose from in the PlayStation store when you have a PS Plus membership. Why choose at all, you might as well get all of them when they are free!

Let us lay the games out per console. This deal gives you three free games for the PS4; this is a great deal as the PS4 console is still fairly new. Tower of Guns, Never Alone, and Aaru’s Awakening are all free for the PS4 this month. These games are worth $14.99 each, so pick up all four and save $44.97.

Like the PS4, owners of a PS3 qualify for three free games. Pick up Dishonored, Aaru’s Awakening, and Tower of Guns for free. Dishonoured is worth $19.99, Aaru’s Awakening is worth $14.99, and Tower of Guns is worth $14.99. Together, you receive $49.97 worth in free games.

The PS Vita offers a different set of games – but this time there are only two freebies. Killzone Mercenary retails for $35.99 and MonsterBag retails for $9.99. Together, you save $45.98.

These free games are all available for individuals who have a PS Plus membership. Three months of a PS Plus membership costs $17.99 US and a full 12 months costs $49.99 US. This may seem like a fair bit of change to throw at the Sony; however, the free game benefits far outweigh the money you pay. Just this month alone you would receive between $45 – $50 CDN worth of games. If you consider that value of freebies each month for the length of your membership – the value really adds up.

Of course, it is best if they are games you want to play. Dishonoured and Killzone Mercenary are probably the favourites of this month’s freebie list. They also tend to be the more expensive games. One happy PS Plus member commented on the Sony website:

Never Alone, nice. Never heard of Aaru’s Awakening. Seems interesting. Might give it a shot. Glad to see Dishonored being offered. It’s a great game.

Another member said:

Will absolutely be getting killzone mercenary for my vita. Now just need to find time to play it. Lol

I think that is why I have never bought a PS Plus membership – when would I find the time to play all these fantastic games?

(Expiry: 30th April 2015)

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April 6

EB Games Trade In Deals – Up to $70 in Credit

Posted by on April 6, 2015 at 6:10 PM

EB Games Trade In Deals   Up to $70 in Credit

EB Games has three special trade-in deals for PS4, XB1, XB360, PS3, PSV, WiiU, and 3DS games. All these deals will make your games worth more money towards other games or in credit.

There are three offers on right now. First of all, the trade more get more offer is one of EB Games’ best deals. With this offer, the more games you trade in the more bonus credit you will receive. Here are the three tiers:

  • Trade in 3 games, Get 10$ extra in-store credit
  • Trade in 5 games, Get 20$ extra in-store credit
  • Trade in 7 or more games, Get 30$ extra in-store credit

Each of these games has to have a trade in value of $3 or more. Just throwing this out there, but if you trade in seven games worth $3 each, usually you would get $21 credit. With this promo, you will receive $51 instead. This is really the best

Now, if you are trading in games with individual trade credit of $10 or more, then you may wish to use the following promotion. Trade in 3 games worth $10 or more to receive $70 credit towards the following game titles:

  • Bloodborne
  • Mortal Kombat X PS4/XB1
  • Project Cars

Above, I have linked to the specific games eligible for this promotion. It is a pretty extensive and varies by title and console.

Now, there is a third offer and this cannot be combined with any other offer. Receive an extra 30% in-store trade credit when you trade in your games towards the pre-order or purchase of the following titles:

  • Dark Souls 2 Scholar of the First Sin
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS
  • MLB 15: The Show
  • Project Cars
  • Mortal Kombat X PS4/XB1
  • Bloodborne

As you can imagine, this is an in store only deal. With spring here, now is a great time to clear out your old games and make room for new titles. In fact, I have a few games sitting around that I never play. Unless it is a new title, it is pretty hard to resell games for any decent amount of money so this trade in offer is pretty good. I can reinvest that money into one game I want and really offset or eliminate my cost.

(Expiry: 3rd May 2015)

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March 28

PlayStation Store Coupon: 10% Off Games & More

Posted by on March 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM

PlayStation Store Coupon: 10% Off Games & More

Receive 10% off PS3, PS4, and more games at the Sony PlayStation Store this weekend. PlayStation has only had one of these coupons before, in recent memory, so they are fairly rare!

Click here to shop the PlayStation Store online now

  • Coupon Code: LQ8ERDQH3A
  • Discount: 10% off
  • Expiry: 30th March 2015 @ noon PST

This coupon can be used on all games including sale titles but excluding pre-orders. We are in Week 4 of the Spring Fever event at PSN. Pick up deals on the God of War franchise, Wrestlemania and more.

I mentioned the free DLC for God of War: Ascension just a few days ago. In that post, I suggested buying the entire God of War: Ascension Ultimate Edition that was $39.99 and is now on sale for $12. After this coupon code, you can actually get this mega pack with the game and the full DLC bundle for just $10.80. All other titles are 40% off their original price.

There are other good deals on as well. I invaded the 50% off games section on the PlayStation Network. While there are a lot of DLCs and game content in the sale, you can find some stand-alone titles. Zen Pinball 2: South Park Pinball (PS4) is on sale for from $4.99 down to $2.49. After coupon code, pay just $2.24 for the title. I could literally waste hours playing pinball. I started playing pinball on an old computer I had that had the game built in (as well as the usual Solitaire, Hearts, and more). I really enjoyed playing the game and have since tried my hands at a real pinball machine.

WWE 2K15 is also on sale for 50% off. Originally $59.99, the game has been discounted to $29.99. After coupon code, pay only $26.99 for this title. I could hardly believe that at this price the game was 50% off. However, I checked out the game on Xbox (same game, different platform) where it retails for $69.99. Much of the Wrestlemania franchise is on sale so check out all the games you can score here.

I am not familiar with many of these titles and I rarely buy games on the Sony PlayStation Network. That is where you come in dear Moosers! Drop us a line with your game suggestions. With an extra 10% off everything, including sale titles, now is a good time to expand your game collection.

I believe all prices are in USD. What titles are you going to buy?

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March 26

Amazon Canada: Puppeteer PS3 Game Was $35 | Now $10 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on March 26, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Amazon Canada: Puppeteer PS3 Game Was $35 | Now $10 (FS @ $25)

Amazon Canada just dropped the price on this beautifully animated Puppeteer game for the Playstation 3. The game was $35.38, but is now on sale for just $9.99.

This game is for everyone who likes dark fairy-tales and puppets. PSN gives a quick rundown on the game’s theme:

Set in a magical puppeteer’s theatre, this title will introduce you to a strange and fantastic world, where the environment is constantly changing. Players will enjoy a rich, dark fairytale where surprises lurk around every corner.

You play a boy – Kutaro – who was stolen away to a magical land and then turned into a puppet. he displeased the tyrant of the land so much that the tyrant ate the body’s head and threw away his body. Now, with the help of a magical pair of scissors, you can help the headless Kutaro along on his adventures to find his head.

The game has some really interesting features including swappable heads! You can change your head anytime you want within the game. If you lose your head, then you lose a life. This game is pretty unique in platforming, stages, and theatrical storytelling. You use a pair of scissors to cut, chop, and crop your way through the adventures. The sets are incredibly rich, as befitting a theatre and the colours are rich.

There are only two ratings on Amazon.ca – and they are polar opposites. However, the PSN has far more ratings for the game. With 2892 ratings, the game rates a perfect 5/5 stars. Also, I price compared against the PlayStation Store. There, the game costs $39.99 just to download. I could not find this game anywhere else in Canada. When i found the game in the USA, it retailed for more than $10, I can assure you!

I think this game is beautiful just to look at and I am sure it will be visually gorgeous to play as well. With a perfect 5/5 star rating on PSN, this game is probably a hidden gem just waiting to be found and loved. Puppeteer is unique among games today and I hope it finds a home on your game shelf. At this price, it is certainly worth trying.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Shipping costs around $5 for orders under the minimum.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 25

Amazon Canada: Free App of the Day Super Stickman Golf ($3 Value)

Posted by on March 25, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Amazon Canada: Free App of the Day Super Stickman Golf ($3 Value)

Usually I do not post about the free app of the day deals at Amazon Canada because I never know the quality of the game being offered. However, today Amazon Canada is offering the add-free version of Super Stickman Golf for free - valued at $3.08. This game is wicked fun and great for golf lovers and golf haters alike.

This game is so much fun to play – and I hate golf. I can only think of a few more boring sports than golf. However, Super Stickman Golf takes the game of golf to a whole new level – many levels. Use specialized sticky balls, ice balls, air brakes, and nitro balls to play courses that go beyond anything a realistic golf course would have to offer.

Try standing at the bottom of a canon… and trying to land your ball in a hole at the top. The mouth of the canon isn’t big enough to just shoot it out at a low ark. Instead, you need to use a sticky ball to stick your ball to the small canon ledges – thus working your way up to the top. These are the kinds of puzzles you will encounter in Super Stickman Golf.

I am not the only person who has been addicted to this game. On Amazon.com this game has around 480 reviews with a solid 4.6/5 stars. This is a great way to waste time while waiting for a meeting or to relax with at the end of a long day.

Now, there are in-app purchases you can get but I never found them necessary for smooth game play. Of course, there are going to be in app purchase options because the developers need to support themselves somehow.

When I was looking through screen shots for this game, I actually remembered so many of the levels. It becomes a real science as to where you need to place the ball – and sometimes that is in the opposite direction of the hole. This game is awesome for learning angles and the effect of force.

If this game sounds like your cup of tea and you want it add-free, then pick up Super Stickman Golf for the Android today.

Amazon Canada: Free App of the Day Super Stickman Golf ($3 Value)

(Expiry: 25th March 2015)

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March 24

Playstation Store: God of War Ascension Ultimate DLC Bundle PS3 FREE ($20 Value)

Posted by on March 24, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Playstation Store: God of War Ascension Ultimate DLC Bundle PS3 FREE ($20 Value)

The Playstation Store has a huge sale on the God of War franchise. Along with this up to 70% off sale, the PSN is giving away the God of War: Ascension Ultimate DLC Bundle for free. This DLC bundle usually retails for $19.99.

This bundle is for the PS3 version of God of War: Ascension. This bundle adds all add-on DLCs for God of War: Ascension multiplayer mode. The DLC pack also includes 14 sets of armour, 27 weapons, nine capes, and four tattoos. Now, you want to have the original game before you go buying any DLC pack for free as there is a bonus 48-hour 2X XP Boost. This experience boost helps you level up your warrior and get new equipment faster.

Now, say you do not own God of War: Ascension. Well sister, we can change that in a second. The Playstation network also has God of War: Ascension Ultimate Edition, for the PS3, on sale from $39.99 down to $12. If you buy this bundle, there is no need to download the above DLC Bundle. The ultimate edition already includes the entire DLC bundle. It is not worth buying the game as a stand-alone without the DLC Bundle as the game currently retails for $19.99 separately. Either you get just the DLC pack for free or you pick up the ultimate edition for $12. Those are your best deals.

I could not fairly price compare this deal, but I did find the regular God of War: Ascension game on Amazon Canada for $13.99. That is without the DLC Bundle. As the DLC bundle is valued at $20, I think this is a great offer. Of course, it is an amazing offer if you have the game but never bothered to pay extra for any DLCs. You can just download that content for free.

All other titles are on sale for 40% off their original price. Pick up God of War titles for the PS Vista, PSP, and PS3 during this sale.

(Expiry: 31st March 2015)

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March 19

Play Cards Against Humanity For FREE Online @ Cards Against Originality

Posted by on March 19, 2015 at 10:05 PM

Play Cards Against Humanity For FREE Online @ Cards Against Originality

Get ready to have some outrageous fun because you can now play Cards Against Humanity for free online!

So why is the online version of this popular and highly addicting game under a different name, that of Cards Against Originality? It’s because it wasn’t actually made by the founders of Cards Against Humanity.

However, because Cards Against Humanity is under a Creative Commons license, it gives anyone the right to take this game and do whatever they want with it, including putting it online.

If you have never played this game, then it’s definitely worth trying both with a bunch of friends and online, but I do suggest loading up on booze first. Some of the sentence combinations aren’t exactly PG-friendly, nor are they even friendly for the average audience! Here’s what our very own Anna had to say about Cards Against Humanity:

I LOVE Cards Against Humanity! It’s an excellent game to pull out at a party… but not if anyone is in any way prudish. It can get quite rude, so it’s not for the faint of heart. I’ve played it quite a few times with different people now. Even though the same cards sometimes crop up, you can use them in different combinations as you are being asked different questions each time. One of my best combos was this:
Question: What keeps Barack Obama awake at night? Answer: Michelle Obama’s arms.

As for how to play this outrageous game, it’s really quite simple. After a black card is drawn, each player must complete the sentence on the card with their funniest white card.

If you want to get the physical and actual version of this controversial game, then you can pick it up for $30 at Amazon and there are a total of five expansions. Having played the original version of this game without adding any expansion, I can tell you that you can play it several times without getting bored of seeing the same cards but that if you plan on playing a lot, then it’s definitely worth getting the expansion packs as you’re more likely to forget most cards.

What’s also cool is that if you check out the official Cards Against Humanity site, then you can also download a PDF version of the entire deck. Then, you just need to print, cut out the cards and invite a couple of friends over to play while sipping Margaritas.

(Image Credit: Fuzzy Images)

(Expiry: Never)

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March 15

Steam Powered: 75% Off Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier – Only $4.99

Posted by on March 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Steam Powered: 75% Off Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Future Soldier   Only $4.99

Steam Powered has a crazy deal on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for the PC. Originally $19.99, the game is now only $4.99. At 75% off, you will not find a better price for this game on any console.

Price comparing is not as hard as I thought it would be. Walmart Canada has the PC version (digital code) for $19.97. I also price compared across a few platforms to give you an idea of what is out there. The Sony Playstation Store sells the PS3 version for $19.99 (digital version). Tiger Direct sells the PS3 version for $22.47 plus shipping. EB Games has both the Xbox and PS3 versions refurbished for $9.95 plus shipping.

The most competitive deal right now is from good ol’ Amazon Canada. The PC version is currently $9.99 + $4.99 shipping (from marketplace seller). The PS3 version is on sale from $19.99 down to $7.91. This is the best deal I saw on the PS3 version, so pick it up if you have that console!

For the PC, this is the best deal you are going to find. The tag-line “only the dead fight fair” is pretty appropriate for this war game. Join a special team of soldiers geared up with the latest in technological combat gear. The odds are not in your favour so you had better work your butt off to even them out a little. The reviews for this couple year old game are positive. One reviewer says:

Tactical 3rd person shooters have always interested me, and not a single Ghost Recon game has disappointed me. I always walked away satisfied and craving for more fun as a future soldier.

There are but a few complaints. One person said that the multi-player section is pretty dead with few to no players available. The only other ‘major complaint’ concerns length. Many reviewers wished the game were a little longer. This is a plus as well – you only want games you enjoy to last. If you do not like the game, you will think it cannot end soon enough.

Many of the original reviews for the game were quite negative due to bugs that Ubisoft was a little late on fixing. Make sure you check out the more recent reviews for an accurate assessment of the game.

(Expiry: 16th March 2015)

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March 12

NCIX Canada: NVIDIA Shield 32GB Tablet – Now Just $460 + 3 Freebies ($160 Value!)

Posted by on March 12, 2015 at 9:55 PM

NCIX Canada: NVIDIA Shield 32GB Tablet   Now Just $460 + 3 Freebies ($160 Value!)Get it while you still can: the NVIDIA Shields tablet is currently on sale for just $459.99 and even comes with the following 3 freebies: a cover, a controller and a games coupon with a $29.99 value. Shipping is free as well.

An unlocked version of this tablet is also currently on sale at Newegg for $449.99, down from the original price tag of $499.99. It may be $10 cheaper than at NCIX but it doesn’t include all of the freebies, which would have otherwise cost the following amounts:

Altogether, that comes up to $145.97 in savings!Let’s say you were to get this tablet at Newegg along with all of these products separately, then you would be looking at a $595.96. That’s without tax, so can you just imagine how much more you would have to pay?

Arguably, you wouldn’t necessarily need all those items but let’s face it, a cover is extremely useful and so is the included games coupon. Plus, if you plan to use this tablet to game, then the controller is a must-buy as it will significantly enhance your game play.

To get to the tablet itself though, it features an 8″ screen that is 1920 x 1200 and is full HD. It also boasts 2.2GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU and 2GB RAM.

The cool part about this tablet is that you could even transform it into a console by hooking it up to a TV and playing your favourite game that way with the use of the controller.

On PC Mag, this tablet garnered a fab rating of 4/5 stars with this as the bottom line:

If you need a tablet with always-on connectivity, the Nvidia Shield Tablet should be at the top of your list whether you use it for gaming or not.

As you can see, you don’t necessarily need to be a gamer to get it. If you don’t anticipate playing any games, then you could always try to sell the remote and the games coupon. You might want to keep the cover as it’s flexible enough to be molded to stand in a variety of positions — definitely very handy, especially for watching TV shows or movies!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 10

Amazon.ca: Call of Duty Ghosts (XBox 360) Was $30 | Now $5 *HOT*

Posted by on March 10, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Amazon.ca: Call of Duty Ghosts (XBox 360) Was $30 | Now $5 *HOT*

A few days ago, Call of Duty: Ghosts for the PS3 went on sale for $4.99 and sold out very quickly! Today, Amazon Canada dropped their price on the xBox 360 version. Call of Duty: Ghosts (xBox 360) is now on sale from $29.99 down to $4.99. Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more at Amazon or pay around $5 for just this game to be shipped out.

A quick price comparison shows that this game is well below any other retailer’s price. Here is what other Canadian retailers are selling the xBox 360 version for:

  • $29.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $29.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $29.99 @ Toys R Us Canada
  • $49.99 @ Chapters Indigo Canada

Used copies retail for $24.99 at Best Buy and Future Shop. Essentially, you are getting a new copy for $20 cheaper than a used copy. Really, you cannot do better than that.

This game is really not that old. Released in November 2013, this first-person shooter video game is part of the Call of Duty line of games. I checked out the game on metacritic, where it has a 73/100 rating via critics. I did find out some interesting info on player development, which I thought I would share:

In Call of Duty: Ghosts you don’t just create a class, you create a soldier. Choose the head, body type, head-gear and equipment, and you can even create a female soldier for the first time. With over 20,000 possible combinations, you can create the soldier you’ve always wanted. And each soldier you create will also have his or her own load outs

I find it fascinating that you can create female soldiers in this game as female characters are often ignored in first-person shooter games like this. I really like this development, as I would love to create a kick-ass female soldier. I like males well enough, but creating a character within a game is a way of inserting yourself into the game in avatar form. I like to game, but i do not need a sex change!

If you want to see how this game plays on the xBox 360, there are plenty of YouTube videos to give you a walk through. I picked out this one, as it is nice and short.

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March 8

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) Only $5 @ Amazon.ca *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 8, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) Only $5 @ Amazon.ca *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Call of Duty: Ghosts for the PS3 is on sale for a steal! Originally $29.99, the game is now being sold for $4.99! Amazon Canada offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

Now, I price compared this game and the deal at Amazon Canada is out of this world! Here is what other retailers are currently selling the game for:

  • $29.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $29.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $29.99 @ Toys R Us Canada
  • $49.99 @ Chapters Indigo Canada

The price comparisons are hardly comparisons – the game is just an incredible deal at Amazon right now. I found some used titles for sale through other retailers, and they all retailed for $19.99 to $24.99 as well. I could not find a copy of this game – anywhere – for cheaper.

Now, I know nothing about this game but the fans on Amazon Canada are all over it. One reviewer said:

Its an pretty good game. The best part of the game would definitely have to be the campaign. The multiplayer is not as good as some previous call of duty titles, but its okay.

Overall, the game rates 4.4/5 stars with 36 reviews. I also checked the rating on Amazon.com as they usually have more reviewers. With 1,575 reviews, the game ranks a solid 3.9/5 stars. That is a bit lower than it is on Amazon Canada, but still very solid. Need I remind you that this is a $5 game? I thought not.

Here is a synopsis of the game:

This new chapter in the Call of Duty franchise features a new dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive.

This is totally not my type of game, but is certainly worth the money Amazon is asking. Even if you are on the fence about this game, I am pretty sure you could trade it in for more money than you are actually paying. EB games generally has a very good trade-in policy and PS3 games are still in demand.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Under that, expect to pay around $5 for shipping.

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