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April 12

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

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

Steam Powered: 20% Off Finn & Jakes Epic Quest

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

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

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

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

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

(Expiry: 18th April 2014)

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April 5

Steam Powered: Save 75% on Weekend Gaming Deals

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

Steam Powered: Save 75% on Weekend Gaming Deals

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

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

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

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

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

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February 25

Bundle Stars: Nine PC Games for $3.49!

Posted by on February 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Bundle Stars: Nine PC Games for $3.49!

Get nine fun PC games for only $3.49 from Bundle Stars!

Bundle Stars kind of just recently came on my radar. They look to be an almost Humble Bundle knock off without the humble part. Basically they get a bunch of games together and put them on a massive sale. The whole point of these things is usually advertising. You sell off a bunch of copies of your game in this super cheap bundle and hope that enough people tell their friends about your game that you get a bunch of sales.

The games in this sale are:

  • Thunder Wolves
  • The Cat Lady
  • Time Gentlemen Please – Ben There, Dan That
  • AI War Collection
  • Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
  • Blockland
  • Pressure
  • Luxor Evolved
  • Eryi’s Action

At the bottom of the link above there is a place where you can read about each game and watch a trailer. Now these aren’t high end games. Sorry, that’s wrong, these aren’t games by big names. But a lot of them look really cool. I’m really interested by The Cat Lady, Time Gentlemen Please, Blockland and Eryl’s Action. Eryl’s Action looks like the most infuriatingly difficult game of Mario ever created. You try to jump over a hole just to find there is an invisible block right where you would jump. Walls appear out of nowhere, chunks of land move as you jump to them and that block you’re standing on might just grow spikes! It’s nuts. The Cat Lady also looks very cool. Truly they all look great, actually but they are all different so they might not appeal to the games that you personally like.

These are all Steam PC Digital Downloads so there is no shipping.

(Expires: March 25th, Noon ET)

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February 21

Steam: Up to 75% off Ubisoft Games

Posted by on February 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Steam: Up to 75% off Ubisoft Games

More great video game deals! Up to 75% off Ubisoft games from Steam!

Wow, has there ever been a lot of great deals on video games lately. There are always deals around from the various vendors but lately, wow. It’s a great time to be a gamer! The latest deal is near and dear to my heart: Ubisoft games for up to 75% off. Why is this near and dear to my heart? Because the Assassin’s Creed series of games have dug a little hole in my heart and Ubisoft has moved in. It’s caused some serious medical problems for me, having a hole in my heart and a video game company living inside of it, but it’s totally worth it.

Sure you can get games from the Ghost Recon series, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Rayman, FarCry and tons of other games from lots of awesome series but why do that when you can get the first five Assassin’s Creed games for $71.45! Regularly that would be $109.95! Big savings.

If you aren’t digging on the Assassin’s Creed, you are a bad person and should be beaten as such. Or you could pick up something from another game like Hawx, Babel Rising or Call of Juarez. Whatever.

The sale says “New deals daily until February 24th”, so these might change but as of right now, these games are all on sale and the prices all check out. I think the different daily deal is referring to the one game they have on mega-sale for up to 75% off. Right now it’s Tom Clancy games. That one might change daily.

Man, Ubisoft has some great games.

These are PC Digital Downloads so no shipping and no waiting!

(Expires: 24th February 2014)

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January 10

Steam: Play Torchlight II For Free This Weekend, Buy It For $5! (Save $15)

Posted by on January 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Steam: Play Torchlight II For Free This Weekend, Buy It For $5! (Save $15)

Battle evil for free with Torchlight and Steam!

This deal caught my eye because I have (and really dig) Torchlight. Since I like Torchlight, I assume I’m going to like Torchlight II. The reviews on MetaCritc are even better than the original, hovering around 88/100.

The reason I loved Torchlight so much is that it is extremely similar to the Diablo series of games, and I used to be mildly addicted to Diablo II. As it turns out, Max and Erich Schaefer, who helped design Diablo and Diablo II, worked on the Torchlight series. If you are a fan of Diablo, you will certainly like this game.

In fact, a review on Game Informer had this to say:

Torchlight II is an excellent game no matter how you slice it. As big of a Diablo III fan as I am, the margin between the two is razor-thin – and I have to give the nod to Torchlight II.

That’s someone who is saying they like Torchlight II, a $20 indie game, more than Diablo iii from Blizzard. That’s crazy high praise for Torchlight II.

I’ll be picking this one up right away. For $4.99 ($15 off the original $19.99), knowing how great Torchlight was and seeing all the great reviews, I’m not even interested in trying out the free weekend. Of course if you aren’t sure, check out the free weekend. This is a digital download of a PC game, so there is no shipping.

(Expires: 12th January 2014, 10:00AM ET)

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January 7

Steam: 50% off Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons ($7.50)

Posted by on January 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Steam: 50% off Brothers   A Tale of Two Sons ($7.50)

Get a unique gaming experience at a great price from Steam!

I generally don’t feature individual independent games in my deals just because indy games (unfortunately) have such a narrow appeal. Most people want Battlefield 4, Angry Birds, Assassin’s Creed 4 or some other big name game. That’s fine. Not everyone has tons of time to play games so they just get the big name stuff they really want to play. They don’t want to waste time and money on something they aren’t sure about.

So why am I bringing up Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons? It’s because the developers made a video game that is different. Battlefield 4 is fine and has done some innovative stuff but it’s still an FPS. Brothers actually takes the way you play games and changes it. What’s so different? You play both characters in a single player co-op mode at the same time. I don’t want to go in to the whole explanation here because it’s not the right platform to do so.  There is an article in the Book of Knowledge that explains it pretty good so go read it there if you want more info.

I think everyone should pick this game up and for $7.49 (Save $7.50 off of original price of $14.99) I think most people will be able to. This is the PC download so there is no shipping.

(Expires: 10th January 2014)

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December 23

Steam Powered: Holiday Sale 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Steam Powered: Holiday Sale 2013

Love games? Know someone who loves games? You still have time to gift yourself, or that someone special, a game from Steam. Steam is running their annual holiday sale right now so this is also a great last minute gift idea at a great price for your significant gaming other.

This sale works a couple of ways. First off, there are deals that are only good for twenty-four hours. There are also flash deals which are good for around eight hours each. Now the twenty-four hour deals will also be available an additional day (as yesterday’s deals) so in reality they are available for a full forty-eight hours. Then they have a general sales section.

Needless to say, the best deals are often in the time limited area. Right now (with 40 hrs left) Trine 2 is 90% off: originally $19.99 it is now only $1.99. The visuals for that game are pretty awesome. The game Contagion is also a good deal at 80% off the original price: it was $14.99 and is now only $3.74.

All prices in USD.

(Expiry: 3rd January 2013)

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December 23

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Posted by on December 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

You may be scrambling right now, wondering what you are going to gift someone for Christmas. Well, I’m here to help and give you 7 gift ideas you can get and give right now!

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Wayspa gift certificates are the perfect way to say I love you. And you can get them right now, right into your inbox, your loved one’s inbox or at your printer. Simply print and gift.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Amazon gift cards are like giving someone whatever they want since Amazon has pretty much everything. You can buy and print right away or email your gift card right to the recipient. You can even buy them Christmas morning!

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

iTunes gift cards give your beloved the gift of music, apps, movies and more. You can get them at so many stores like Best Buy or

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

If you have a gamer on your list, check out Steam, where you can get games for PC, Mac or Linux. They have a number of great deals every day and are having a huge holiday sale on right now.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

If you have a reader on your list, why not get a digital subscription of their favourite magazine, or better yet one of your favourites for them to try? Zinio has a huge selection of digital magazines like National Geographic, Star and Oprah.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

And if your reader isn’t all that interested in magazines and loves books, Kobo books is a great place to start for a gift idea. You can give them an e-book or an e-gift card that can be sent today or on a future date.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Vouchers for events or dining or travel are always a welcome gift. Check out WagJag for a variety of voucher ideas, which you could print and give. One example is a snowshoe and wine tasting tour, which is offered on WagJag right now at an affordable price too.

Banner photo credit: Ashraf Saleh

Bargainmoosers, do you have any last minute gift ideas?

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November 9

Steam: Call Of Juarez Gunslinger + Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon For $13 (Save 50%)

Posted by on November 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Steam: Call Of Juarez Gunslinger + Far Cry 3   Blood Dragon For $13 (Save 50%)

Get two awesome games for less than $15 from Steam!

I haven’t played either of these games, but I’ve heard great things about the Call of Juarez series. Actually, I heard the third installment, the one before Gunslinger, was pretty bad. Thankfuly this time they’ve gone back to the old west. I guess the previous one, The Cartel, was western themed, but in modern times. Anywho, we’re back to the old west and I’m cool with that.

Now, for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, I’ll use the same quote as I used in a previous article. It’s from the Book of Knowledge, Wikipedia:

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is set in a dystopian 2007. Players control a ‘Mark IV Cyber Commando’ named Sergeant Rex Power Colt. Ubisoft describes the game as “an 80s VHS vision of the future” where the player must “get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the world”. The game’s villain is Colonel Sloan, who commands the Omega Force, a cyborg army.

Mark IV Cyber Commando Sergent Max Power Colt fighting Colonel Sloan and the Omega Forge cyborg army? How can that be a bad thing?

These are normally $14.99 each, so $29.98 for both. You’re getting them both for $12.49. You end up saving $17.49 off the two games. Alternately, if you don’t want them both, you can get the individual games for 50% off their regular price. That’s $7.49 each.

These are digital download PC games, so no shipping.

(Expires: 11th November 2013)

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October 24

Steam Powered: Up to 75% off Weekend Deals

Posted by on October 24, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Steam Powered: Up to 75% off Weekend Deals
Steam Powered has launched their weekend deals that are good from now through till Monday. Get up to 75% off some great games.

There are three deals on this weekend.

Get 75% off the EVE Online: Amarr Explorer Starter Pack. Originally $19.95 USD the pack will now only cost you $4.98 USD. Do note.,. this game also involves a while monthly subscription thing which is not included in this starter pack. However. I am sure if you are buying the game you have done your homework on it.

Get 33 to 75% off all Deep Silver Publisher Titles. The deals depend on what titles you are looking for. Titles like Ride to Hell: Retribution and Jane’s Advanced Strike Fighters  are both 75% off. There is a huge number of games in this sale so certainly worth perusing even if you are not familiar with Deep Silver.

Last but not least. get 75% off Mass Effect 2. Originally $19.99 USD it is now on sale for $4.99 USD. You will need to do an age check to view the game.

(Expiry: 28th October 2013 @ 10AM PST)

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October 9

Steam: Assassin’s Creed 3 for only $12 or Deluxe Edition for $24 (USD)!

Posted by on October 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Steam: Assassins Creed 3 for only $12 or Deluxe Edition for $24 (USD)!

Assassin’s Creed is better than you. Learn to be a better human being by picking up a copy of Assassin’s Creed 3 for only $12 from Steam!

I haven’t even picked up Assassin’s Creed 3 yet (a fact of which I am very, very ashamed) but it is the only PS3 game I have left on my “list of PS3 games to play before I get a PS4 for Christmas.” I just need to finish up FFXIII-2 first. Anywho, the whole Assassin’s Creed series is amazing. Like seriously top of the line games. This $11.99 price tag is an absolute steal. That is $17.99 off of the original $29.98 price. The deluxe edition is $23.99 and, unlike a lot of “deluxe edition” games this one actually seems like it’s worth it. From the book of knowledge:

The Digital Deluxe Edition features a retail copy of the game, George Washington’s notebook and the official Assassin’s Creed III soundtrack. In-game content included is three exclusive single player missions, two skins (The Captain of the Aquila’s uniform and The Colonial Assassin outfit) and two additional multiplayer characters (Sharpshooter and Redcoat). It also includes the Benedict Arnold DLC previously exclusive only to the PS3.

This edition is normally $59.98 even after it’s been out for almost a year. You’re saving $35.99. Fantastic deal! This is a PC only release so getting a PS3 exclusive DLC is cool.

Assassin’s Creed fan? Let me know in the comments below!

(Expires: 11th October 2013)

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October 7

Steam: 33% off MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2013 Plus ($67)

Posted by on October 7, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Steam: 33% off MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2013 Plus ($67)

Edit your l33t gaming videos or your family vacation with MAGIX from Steam! Also, 33% off!

Apparently Steam has been selling non-gaming software for a year now. Actually it was a year this past October. Who knew? Ok, well, a lot of people I guess but I had no clue. Regardless it’s good to see it. They have an amazing distribution system and a huge audience so it only makes sense that they would extend it beyond games.

This particular piece of software is by MAGIX who have been around for year and years. They are like an alternative to all the Adobe products but are much, much cheaper. Adobe might have all the features but most people only need a few of the basics. On a side note, definitely check out MAGIX if you need any photo, video or audio managing or editing software. It is definitely good to give the smaller guys some attention when considering.

This particular piece of software, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2013 Plus is normally $99.99. You’re saving $33 so you pay $66.99.

(Expires: Unknown)

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October 6

Steam Powered: 33% Off Civilization Brave New World – Now $20

Posted by on October 6, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Steam Powered: 33% Off Civilization Brave New World   Now $20

This is the first time since the release of the Brave New World expansion for Sid Meier’s Civilization V that it has gone on sale. For a very short time save 33% on the Brave New World expansion. Originally $29.99, the expansion is on sale for $20.09 USD.

My husband is positively drooling over this sale, and I am pretty sure by the end of the night he is going to buy it. He has played Civilization since before I met him, and he introduced me to the game. We now play hot seat as a team and have managed to win a few games on King level so far with the Gods & Kings expansion. I think my husband has watched every video and read almost every article about the new expansion, so you can imagine how excited he is.

Here are some of the new features:

  • New Culture Victory
  • New Policies and Ideologies
  • World Congress
  • International Trade Routes
  • New Units and Buildings
  • Nine New leaders
  • New Wonders
  • Two New Scenarios: American Civil War and Scramble for Africa

I doubt this will be on sale again till maybe, if we are lucky, Cyber Monday. If we are not lucky, then there is a chance it might be on sale for Boxing Day. The expansion was just released this summer, so finding it on sale is going to be pretty rare for now. If you want any of the other Civilization series or expansions, most of them are 50% off right now as well.

Any Moosers out there play Civ? Who is your favourite leader to play? I like playing Napoleon, but ever since they changed Stonehenge from a cultural bonus to a faith bonus he has not been as strong.

(Expiry: 7th October 2013 10 AM PST)

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October 1

Steam Powered: Up to 80% Off Games

Posted by on October 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Steam Powered: Up to 80% Off Games

Steam Powered is currently hosting weekly deals that start every Monday morning. This week you can get up to 80% off some fun and fantastic games.

The biggest deals are 75 and 80% off so we are not talking small discounts here people! Hamilton’s Great Adventure is 80% off: originally $9.99 and now only $1.99 USD. There is are several games at 75% off:

All prices in USD. There are other games for sale that are reduced less than 75%, but I like to point out the high value discounts.

We use Steam for all our computer gaming and it is a pretty good platform. Sometimes there are problems but they have a great community there that reports the problems so they get solved pretty quickly in my experience.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 17

Steam: Midweek Madness – Save 66% on Age of Empires III: Complete Collection for PC ($13.59 USD)

Posted by on September 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Steam: Midweek Madness   Save 66% on Age of Empires III: Complete Collection for PC ($13.59 USD)

Who doesn’t like a good bout of madness in the middle of the week? Go nuts and buy Age of Empires III: Complete Collection for 66% off at Steam!

Age of Empires, in my circle, was a huge game. I don’t know if it was like that with everyone, but from the very respectable 81% rating it has on MetaCritics, well, I’d say it was well received. Even the expansions, The WarChiefs and The Asian Dynasties have 80% and 81% respectively.

I absolutely love RTS, and Age of Empires is no exception. It has been a while since I’ve played it, but it was definitely a top notch game back in the day and I suspect nothing has changed. I actually don’t think I ever owned it. I’m fairly confident we just went to my buddy Patrick’s house and bummed off of his copy for hours at a time. Regardless, it was fun and for $13.59 (was approx $41) you can’t go wrong. You even get the two expansion packs I mentioned earlier.

And on a side note, Psychonauts is on sale for 80% off so while you’re grabbing a copy of AoE3, you might as well toss in $2 for this awesome platformer!

(Expires: 19th September 2013)

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