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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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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.

(Expires: Unknown)

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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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