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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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August 20

Steam: Free Play Week + 75% Off ORION: Dino Horde

Posted by on August 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Steam: Free Play Week + 75% Off ORION: Dino Horde

Steam Powered has some wicked promotions sometimes and I wish I had the time to take advantage of every single one of them. Yesterday they started a free play week for ORION: Dino Horde where you can play absolutely free till the 26th of August. Also, during this time, you can buy the game for 75% off the original price. Originally $14.99, you can get the game for only $3.74 (USD).

Hello, wicked deal! This is one of those great try it before you buy it offers. Play the game, for free. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it! If you fall head-over-heels, the ‘I am going to propose to this game’ kind of love for this game, then get the sweet deal of 75% off the price. You would then pay less than $4 CAN to call the game your very own. How sweet is that?

Here is a little ‘about’ the game to wet your appetite:

ORION: Dino Horde’ is an indie Sci-Fi shooter (FPS/TPS) that seamlessly blends together incredible visuals and addictive combat. It puts you and your friends together into intense, cinematic battles using some of the most incredible weaponry and amazing vehicles in which you must work or compete against one another to accomplish mission objectives, explore giant worlds and survive the devastating Dinosaur Horde.

Now I want to watch Jurassic Park again. Lock and load, baby!

(Expiry: Both offers, the free play and the 75% off, end 26 August at 10AM Pacific time)

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July 14

EB Games Canada: Trade Used Games Towards Steam Credits & Get Extra 30%

Posted by on July 14, 2013 at 6:30 PM

EB Games Canada: Trade Used Games Towards Steam Credits & Get Extra 30%

Feeling a little guilty about leaving your gaming PC sitting alone in the corner while you play away on your console? Well, trade in some of your console games towards Steam credits, and get an extra 30% at EB Games Canada!

This deal is perfectly timed because it lines up with Steam’s big summer sale brought to you by the inimitable . I didn’t get around to the sale yesterday and missed picking up x-Com and Borderlands 2 for $10 each! Don’t be like me, go and check out this sale right now! Actually, go check it out after you trade in your old console games at EB. Right now, you can get an extra 30% of credit if you put it towards a Steam Wallet Card.

They are only accepting games from modern consoles for this deal, so think PS3, XBox360, PSVita, WiiU or 3DS. I, of course, can’t really take place in this deal, because I only buy games I really, really dig, stuff I want to keep in my collection. I have friends who buy every military FPS that comes out. For them, trade-ins aren’t a big deal. I don’t feel like any of my games are trade-inable because they are all some of my favourite games. I even have PS2 and PS1 games that, if you offered to buy from me, I wouldn’t sell.

And for all you console gamers out there who have resisted PC gaming for years, like I had, this is a good chance to dust off the mouse and give it a try. It probably won’t replace your console, but it’s a very nice addition!

Console or PC? FIGHT! (In the comments below…)

(Expiry: 19th July 2013)

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July 13

Steam Powered: Huge Summer Sale On Games

Posted by on July 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Steam Powered: Huge Summer Sale On Games

Steam Powered is hosting a huge summer getaway sale with mega savings on big time games!

There are sales that last through the entire length of the sale, and then there are daily deals that are only on for – you guessed it – one day. There are also flash sales which last for just eight hours!

One of the one day deals today is 66% off Might and Magic Heroes VI Gold. Originally $29.99 USD, it is on sale for $10.19 USD. My husband and I have played Heroes of Might and Magic V and have been watching for VI to drop in price. We were considering buying it yesterday but are so glad we didn’t, because instead of getting it for 33% off, we just got it for 66% off! Totally stoked to get a new game to play. Hours of entertainment (weeks!) for just over $10.

If you want up to 75% off games, you need to catch them in a daily deal. Other than that you can still save up to 50% off games, which is still absolutely fabulous.

All prices are in USD. Steam Powered requires you have Steam installed to play the games. Individual deals will end at different times.

(Expiry: Sale ends 22nd July 2013)

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July 6

Steam: 75% Off + Free Play Weekend Games

Posted by on July 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Steam: 75% Off + Free Play Weekend Games

Steam Powered is offering 75% off Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, plus enjoy the free play weekend where you can download and play the full game for free till 1pm PDT on Sunday, 7th July 2013.

This is a try it before you buy it sort of deal, which truly makes it awesome. You can test drive the game this weekend and then purchase it for 75% off if you like it. Originally $29.99 the game is on sale for $7.49 USD.

You can also get 75% off Left 4 Dead 2 and enjoy it this weekend as well via the free play weekend. The free play and the deal end 10am PDT 8th July 2013.

Originally $19.99, the game is on sale for $4.99 USD this weekend. I couldn’t find the free play links through those specific links, but they are on the front page of Steam (right hand side) so should be easy to find. You must have Steam installed to play these games for free.

(Expiry: as shown above)

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June 21

Amazon.com: Gaijin Tripped Out Pack – All 4 Bit.Trip. Games (Mac or PC) For $10

Posted by on June 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Amazon.com: Gaijin Tripped Out Pack   All 4 Bit.Trip. Games (Mac or PC) For $10

Trip to the beat of the bits, maaaaaan! Or just trip out over getting four of the most innovative musical games in recent memory!

So, what is the Gaijin Tripped Out Pack? Sounds kinda weird, right? Well, it is. The pack includes four games called Bit.Trip.Beat, Bit.Trip.Core, Bit.Trip.Void, and Bit.Trip.Runner. These games are the first four in a seven game series and they are wwwaaayyy weird. I don’t even really know how to describe them. I guess musical pong would be the best way, but I’ll just show you a video instead.

…And this is just the first one. The other iterations include some very neat gameplay dynamics and of course more 8-bit visuals. The game sells from Amazon.com (not .CA) and is a PC digital download. The regular price for this pack is $39.99, but you save $30 and only have to pay out $9.99. The individual games are $9.99 each on Steam.

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May 7

GameFly: 75% Off the Valve Orange Box (5 Games For $5) + Other Valve Games

Posted by on May 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM

GameFly: 75% Off the Valve Orange Box (5 Games For $5) + Other Valve Games

Valve makes some of the most beloved video games out there today and GameFly is bringing you a bunch of them for super cheap!

For the people not in the know, the Orange Box is a collection of five games from Valve. The description from GameFly is as follows:

The Orange Box is a bundle that includes five titles from Valve: Half-Life 2; Half-Life 2: Episode 1; Half-Life 2: Episode Two; Team Fortress 2, the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map; and Portal, the game that blends puzzles, first person action, and adventure gaming to produce an experience like no other.

Those are some really good titles for only $4.99. Normally you’d pay $19.99 for this but you’re saving $15!

That’s not the only great deal though. Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2,Counter Strike: Source and Portal 2 are also discounted $15 from $19.99. Those are some awesome title for only $4.99.  There are also five other games on sale for as low as $1.25!

(Expires: 9th May 2013, 3:00AM ET)

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May 3

Steam: 20% Off Pre-Order of Prime World: Defenders & Beta Access & DLC (Pay $12)

Posted by on May 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Steam: 20% Off Pre Order of Prime World: Defenders & Beta Access & DLC (Pay $12)

This isn’t like the tower defence games you remember from back in the day. This is awesome and it’s from Steam!

The game is normally $14.99 but the 20% off saves you $3 and you only pay $11.99. You also get some cool sounding DLC and access to the beta. This is pre-order so the game only activates on 21st May 2013. It’s a digital download for PC or Mac so there is no shipping.

So when I say this is awesome, I mean it. You just need to look at the list of features to see that. The whole list is a bit long but I included it because I think it explains the game quite well.

  • A mix of tower defense strategy with collectible card mechanics!
  • No micro-transactions or additional payments!
  • Random cards drop means different strategy for every player!
  • Upgrade and mix cards for maximum destruction!
  • Custom deck lets you pick perfect cards for each mission!
  • Perk system for your hero!
  • Story-based campaign with 23 missions!
  • Mission generator offers infinite replayability!
  • Enemy buildings in game heal and buff attacking creeps!
  • 20 towers, each with up to 25 upgrades!
  • 11 magic spells that can be upgraded too!
  • 36 types of enemies!
  • Bosses, mini-bosses and huge bosses.
  • Flying battleship!

And if that wasn’t enough, here’s a trailer!

The game seems really innovative in a genre that really is kind of boring. There is only so much you can do with a tower defence game but these guys have created what looks like a compelling experience.

(Expires: Unknown)

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April 27

Steam: Rockstar Games Weekend – Up to 75% Off

Posted by on April 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Steam: Rockstar Games Weekend   Up to 75% Off

Steam Powered is having a Rockstar games weekend where you, the gamer, get up to 75% off franchises like Max Payne, Grand Theft Auto, and L.A. Noire.

If you are a big Grand Theft Auto fan… today is your lucky lucky day. You can get the Grand Theft Auto Complete Pack which usually runs $49.99 on sale for 75% off. That brings the cost down to a mere $12.49 USD. What do you get for those well earned dollars you ask? All of this:

  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Grand Theft Auto 2
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Oh ya.

Another pretty wicked deal from Rockstar and Steam is the L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition which is on sale for 66% off. Regularly $29.99 you will only pay $10.20.

There are plenty more deals, check them all out!

(Expiry: 28th April 2013)

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April 18

Steam: 75% Off Portal 2 + Awesome Deals on Other Portal Related Software

Posted by on April 18, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Steam: 75% Off Portal 2 + Awesome Deals on Other Portal Related Software

Remember back two years ago when everyone lost their everloving minds over Portal 2? Yeah. So do I. Remember when you never bought it? Yeah. So do I. Remember when Steam put Portal 2 on sale for 75% off? No? Well, you’re gonna!

Seriously, remember when everyone went nuts over this game? It won dozens of Game of the Year awards and pretty much swept the Game Spot awards. Here are the awards it won from Game Spot:

Best PS3 game
Best Puzzle Game
Best New Character
Best Voice Acting
Funniest
Best Multiplayer Co-op
Most Memorable Moments
Best Ending
Best Writing/Dialog
Best Puzzles

That looks suspiciously like someone was paid off but believe it or not, the game was actually that good. You can get this fantastic game for only $4.99. It was originally $19.99 so you’re saving $15. But that’s not all! They have more deals! You can get to all of these deals by clicking the link above.

  • Portal 2 – Two Pack – Was $35.99 – Save $26.25 – Now $8.74
  • Portal Bundle – Was $24.99 – Save $18.75 – Now $6.24
  • Portal 2 – The Final Hours – Was $1.99 – Save $1.50 – Now $0.49
The real deal in the whole thing, I think, is the Portal Bundle. If you haven’t played the original Portal (which I am very ashamed to say I have not), this is your chance to pick it up for super cheap!

Please note all prices are in USD.

(Expiry: 22nd April 2012)

Have you played portal? Portal 2? Was it worthy of GotY in your opinion? Hit us up in the comments and let us know!

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April 3

Steam: 75% Off Orcs Must Die! 2 Digital Download (PC)

Posted by on April 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Steam: 75% Off Orcs Must Die! 2 Digital Download (PC)

Listen, we all know Orcs Must Die, but why must it cost so much to kill said orcs? It never made sense to me and, apparently, never made sense to Steam either because they are selling it for 75% off!

I first heard about this game (I think) on the now defunct Game On! show on TWiT Networks and it looked really cool. Actually, I think they were talking about the original Orcs Must Die! Basically it’s a tower defense game with totally new mechanics. Wikipedia, the book of knowledge, has this to say about it’s predecessor but it still holds true to the second:

It is a tower defense game that eschews the traditional top-down view of similar games, instead using a third-person action-oriented viewpoint

It’s really hard to explain this game in words, so here, watch a gameplay video of the Orcs Must Die! 2 demo with some explanatory commentary!

Pretty awesome, eh? Yeah, I thought so too! This is a great game and for only $3.75, you can’t miss. It’s a steal at the original $15 but saving $11.25 isn’t a bad thing!

Prices are in USD.

(Expires: 4th April 2013 @ 7:00PM ET)

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March 7

Steam (US): Weekend Deals 50 – 66% Off

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

Steam (US): Weekend Deals 50   66% Off

Steam Powered has two weekend deals for PC computer games: (1) get 50% off Football Manager 2013 – Originally $39.99, it is on sale for $19.99. (2) Get 66% off the Max Payne 3 originally $39.99, it is on sale for $13.57.

I’m not very familiar with either of these games – in fact I have only heard of Max Payne and I am completely unfamiliar with Football Manager. However, Max Payne has received a 87/100 metascore which is pretty good. According to reviewer Vandal Online:

Fans of Max Payne in PC can be happy. Rockstar has done its homework and this is not just a port. All the virtues of the console version are here, but its graphics have been greatly improved and with a powerful machines we can enjoy an spectacle. If you like action games and your PC is up-to-date, this is a great acquisition.

Football Manager also has a metascore of 86/100 which lands it in the ‘very solid game’ camp. If you love football you might wast to give this a try, according to reviewer Vandal Online:

With the biggest database of football players and teams, Football Manager 2013 brings back the best of the previous episode to improve and expand it. The only thing we could complain about is the 3D graphics, which we consider should have been better, but still it leaves us with a feeling of almost perfection.

All prices in USD.

(Expiry: 11th March 2013)

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