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April 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Expiry: 17th April 2015)

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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 8

50% Off Borderlands The Pre-Sequel – Now Just $30 @ Steam SteamOS Sale (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 8, 2015 at 10:20 PM

50% Off Borderlands The Pre Sequel   Now Just $30 @ Steam SteamOS Sale (EXPIRED)

Ready for some Borderlands fun? Borderlands The Pre-Sequel is 50% off during Steam Powered’s SteamOS Sale and it can be yours for just $29.99 instead of the regular $59.99 price tag.

Now, lest you be fooled, Borderlands The Pre-Sequel isn’t the first instalment by any means and luckily, you could try the one that came out before it for just $5.49 as it’s 75% off right now as well. Originally priced at $21.99, Borderlands 2 is a highly rated game throughout the entire web. It’s praised for its fun gunplay and most notably, for an open world that is filled with loads of hidden things to explore. Plus, the best part about this game is that it can be played over and over again without it ever getting boring.

To get back to the Pre-Sequel though, reviews are mixed. If you played the previous instalment, then you’re definitely going to want to try this one as this reviewer’s comment sums it up the best?

So, good news and bad news. The bad news is that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel plays pretty much like a big expansion pack for Borderlands 2. The good news on the other hand is that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel plays pretty much like a big expansion pack for Borderlands 2.

In other words, if you liked Borderlands 2 and you want some more of that (with some fun new additions like laser weapons, new elemental effects, low-gravity fun and all-new environments) this should be a no-brainer.

The $30 current price tag is also the lowest we have seen thus far. At both Amazon and Best Buy, the PC version is priced at $39.95 right now.

This price reduction is part of the SteamOS Sale during which you can also save up to 80% off plenty of other games like:

Moosers, which game(s) will you be picking up or would you recommend?

(Expiry: 9th 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 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 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 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 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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December 23

7 Games Free to Play @ Steam Powered

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

7 Games Free to Play @ Steam Powered

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Expiry: 2nd January @ 10am PST)

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November 26

Steam Exploration Sale Featuring 90% Off Battleblock Theater – Now $1.69

Posted by on November 26, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Steam Exploration Sale Featuring 90% Off Battleblock Theater   Now $1.69

Steam is indulging in an Exploration Sale with feature deals that last a couple days and daily deals that are released at 2 PM EST each day. One of today’s daily deals is Battleblock Theater for a breathtaking 90% off. Originally $16.99, the game is now on sale for $1.69.

The game sounds wicked awesome. You are on a quest to free over 300 of your closest and dearest *cough* imprisoned friends from some evil technological cats that are trying to rule the world or run a circus or something. The game style looks a lot like Mario and you can even build your own levels to screw with your friends. It will probably be the best entertainment you have had for $2, much better than that bouncy ball you got out of that giant gumball machine.

Steam has a plethora of great deals on other games right now as well. Here are some of the highest discounts:

Some recently released games are included in this sale for those holding out on the most recent edition of their favourite franchise. The Evil Within was just released in October this year, but the game that usually retails for $66.49 is on sale for just $22.60.

I do not play many games on Steam Powered, but Sid Meier’s Civilization series happens to be the one I play most. I have not bought the most recent release, Beyond Earth, as I am not quite ready to step off the planet I know and love so well. However, this sale brings Beyond Earth, which was released near the end of October 2014, down to $34.99, from $49.99.

While scrolling down through the immense number of games on sale I ran into many quirky ones like this BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for just $1.35, originally $16.99. This game rather reminds me of a Sonic the Hedgehog racing game where you run instead of drive around and collect gold while navigating obstacles and hitting power ups. Reviews say that the music and scenery are worth it even if you suck at playing the game.

Be sure to check back tomorrow after 2PM EST to see what other amazing games will be on sale.

(Expiry: 2nd December 2014)

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October 22

Newegg Canada: Digital Games Sale – Save Up To 70% On Square Enix Titles

Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Newegg Canada: Digital Games Sale   Save Up To 70% On Square Enix Titles

Newegg is currently having a digital games sale, which should please PC Steam users. Right now, you can save up to 70% on a deep selection of Square Enix titles, which includes familiar games like Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light ($2.99 - was $9.99), Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut ($6.99 – was $19.99), and  Sleeping Dogs ($6.99 – was $19.99). What’s great about purchasing digital games is the fact that you can play the games that you bought shortly after purchasing them! This sale is on until October 24th, so take advantage of these sales while you can.

This is one sweet sale from Newegg. From Tomb Raider to Kain & Lynch, there are plenty of familiar franchises that you can find here. Some other great games that are worth checking out here include Thief ($10.49 – was $29.99), Tomb Raider: Anniversary ($3.14 - was $8.99), and Hitman Absolution Professional Edition ($10.49 – was $29.99).

Seeing a good mix of older and new games in this sale started to make me feel a little nostalgic. I first played Tomb Raider on a demo disc for the Playstation 1. Remember how awesome those PS1 demo discs were? They would be packed with tons of playable demos, so you would be able to try out a myriad of different games before you purchased them. Anyways, when I first tried out Tomb Raider (it was Tomb Raider 2), I thought the controls were slightly clunky and unresponsive, but it was still a cool game. The newer Tomb Raider games thankfully have much better controls, and look fantastic, too!

Hitman Absolution Professional Edition usually sells for $29.99 on Amazon’s American website. Listed below is a brief review of this game from a satisfied Amazon customer:

I gave it a 5 out of 5 stars because it is a game with an interesting story line, many ways to fulfill objectives, and has plenty of replay-ability. I usually steer away from 1 player games because I like the dynamics of playing against human opponents. With this Hitman I have gone back and tried new ways of taking down enemies and used different locations to draw or distract my victims.

If you enjoy playing PC games, and you’re a fan of Square Enix, then do yourself a favour and check out this deal. Happy gaming, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 24th October 2014)

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October 16

Steam Powered: Play 10 Games for Free Weekend

Posted by on October 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Steam Powered: Play 10 Games for Free Weekend

I am a huge lover of Steam. They have been a blessing for all PC gamers. This weekend they are merely reminding us of how awesome they are with a free play weekend. Play 10 games free from Thursday through Sunday.

You can choose from the following 10 games. You do not even have to choose, load up on caffeine and play all of them.

Through each link, you will find a ‘play game’ button. These games are free to play until the 19th October at 1:00pm PST.

Did your weekend suddenly clear? I think mine did. I have wanted to try out Don’t Starve for a while just because I enjoy the drawing style. It looks a lot more like a raw sketchbook style than the usual highly polished styles of most games. Trine 2 sounds like a game I would like as well. You get to journey through a fantasy world and solve physics based puzzles. I am a huge puzzle lover so this sounds like my cup of tea.

Most certainly, I will be testing out Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. We play it on my mate’s tablet. However, the PC version is more extensive and I am dying to know what additional little goodies are in it. I am hoping Martian Manhunter has been added as a character you can buy because I love the boy. I read one review that said:

I hadn’t played a fighting game such as this in ages. I loved it! The storyline was interesting and the fighting a great deal of fun. A nice feature is the additional costumes you unlock as you play the game. If you enjoy this type of game and love DC Comics you can’t not get this game. 8/10!

Wait, you can unlock costumes? I am so sold! At the heart of this warrior is still a girl who loves to play dress-up. Hello Steam, goodbye weekend! I might have to cancel that games night with hubby’s coworkers… I am… erm… sick. Steam Powered: Play 10 Games for Free Weekend

Is anyone else excited about this freebie from Steam? If so, then drop me a line and let me know what games you are going to play.

(Expiry: 19th October at 1:00pm PST)

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October 5

Steam Powered: 75% Off Select Paradox Publisher Game Bundles

Posted by on October 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Steam Powered: 75% Off Select Paradox Publisher Game Bundles

Steam Powered really has been loading up their platform with astronomical game deals. Right now you can get up to 75% off Paradox Publisher games all bundled up for great savings.

The Magicka Collection includes 23 items for just $9.99 (was $39.99). You get the original game plus 22 DLCs to expand your play and have the most fun ever. The original game cost $9.99 retails so you are pretty much getting the downloadable content for free. Essentially, the game is you learn to cast spells and make it fast or your butt is going to be fried. Here is what one review says about Magicka:

[it] is one of the best Local-Multiplayer/Co-Op/Versus games in all of Steam. I was a late buyer so I got to skip all the supposed bug-fest, but let me tell you this: Right now, Magicka is a blast to play with friends.

Looking for world domination? Give Europa Universalis IV Collection  a try for just $25 (was $99.99). It includes Europa Universalis IV and a load of expansions and DLCs. From what I have read and seen, it appears a lot like Civ in that you are building an empire and trying to dominate the world. Your own personality comes out in playing style and in the way you attempt to achieve world domination. This reviewer certainly hit it on the head when he said:

Lost my kids, wife, and job but I restored the Byzantine Empire to it’s former glory.

Having played the Byzantines in Civ, I even know what he is talking about.

The Crusader Kings II Collection is one of the biggest packs you can purchase during the sale. The set includes the base Crusader Kings II game and 42 DLCs! The collection is valued at $159.99 but you can buy the entire thing for $40. That is less than $1 a DLC including the original game. It is hard to find a better deal than that folks! I think the reviews for this are awesome:

The best incest, murder and eugenics map painter around.

Great game. I ruled the new Roman Empire as a homosexual eunuch drunk who liked gardening until I was killed by a manure bomb.

I thought I was a moral person. I was wrong.

There are many other collections on sale that you just have to check out. With prices this low, you cannot go wrong with picking up a new game.

(6th October 2014 @ 10AM PST)

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September 27

Humble Bundle: Leading Ladies Bundle – 4 Games On Steam ($79 Value) | Pay What You Want!

Posted by on September 27, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Humble Bundle: Leading Ladies Bundle   4 Games On Steam ($79 Value) | Pay What You Want!

It’s safe to say that Humble Bundle has some interesting sales! For instance, today’s sale is for a bundle of 4 Steam games that feature leading ladies that retail for $79 combined – the price is whatever you want it to be. You can choose to pay next to nothing, or you can pay whatever you feel like paying. Either way, whatever you end paying will go to whoever you want it to go to – either the developers of the games, or the Girls Make Games scholarship fund. Hooray for good causes! Plus, since these games are for Steam, you’ll be able to play them on your computer shortly after downloading them!

The games that are included in this Leading Ladies Bundle are Lilly Looking Through, Ms. Splosion Man, The Cat Lady and Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten. If you pay $6 more than whatever you end up paying for this bundle, you’ll also be able to get the games Long Live The Queen and The Yawhg. For $10 more than whatever you end up paying for this Humble Bundle, you’ll also be able to download Valdis Story: Abyssal City.

These titles are new to me, but this is a deal that should have some members of the Steam community excited. After all, it’s for a good cause, and you also get to play some new games along the way! The one that’s catching my eye is Ms. Splosion Man, which looks like a pretty fun game.

There are many great Steam deals that have been coming out of the woodwork for these past few weeks, so it’s a great time to be a PC gamer! I’ve included a snippet of a review for Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten from a Steam user below:

Kinda interesting story, good sound and soundtrack and easy to hop into. Graphics are retro and are nicely done. Had lots of fun with this game, so definitely recommended!

This Leading Ladies Bundle will be on sale until October the 2nd. Happy gaming, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 2nd October 2014)

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