Video games

April 16

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3 Game) Only $29.99 & Free Shipping @ Newegg Canada Now

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3 Game) Only $29.99 & Free Shipping @ Newegg Canada Now

Guess what! Did you know that Newegg.ca sold video games? No? Well, now you do! And there are some good prices thereon… such as this deal on Beyond: Two Souls for the Playstation 3. Regular price on this game was $59.99, and you can get it for only $29.99 with free shipping at Newegg Canada right now.

I’ve done a price comparison on this title, and Newegg’s price is very competitive. For example, Beyond: Two Souls is $58.99 at Costco, $59.96 at Walmart, $59.99 at Futureshop, and $59.99 at EB Games. I did find it for only $28.99 via Videogamesplus on Amazon, but there was an extra $4.99 shipping fee, making a total of $33.98… with Newegg still having the best price by a good 12% lower than that.

I haven’t played this game myself, so I don’t know a lot about the gameplay. Have you played it? I’ve also been googling for reviews to see what the game is like. On Metacritic (which is a great aggregator for gaming reviews), Beyond: Two Souls gets a final score of 70/100 from nearly 100 different critics’ ratings. That’s a decent score. Users scored it higher, at 81%. Pretty good!

When I find a good deal on something like this, I often think about buying the game and putting it away as a birthday or Christmas present for one of my older nephews. They’re all PS3 addicts. Beyond: Two Souls (PS3 Game) Only $29.99 & Free Shipping @ Newegg Canada Now

(Expiry unknown)

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April 12

Pricematters Canada: Disney Infinity Starter Packs $34.99

Posted by on April 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Pricematters Canada: Disney Infinity Starter Packs $34.99

Looking to start out in the wonderful world of Disney Infinity but not sure where to start? Pick up a starter pack at Pricematters Canada for only $34.99, when they regularly retail for $69.99.

These are either re-certified packs with warranty or damaged packaging that does not affect the product inside; however, they will save you money while starting out in the wonderful world of Disney Infinity. There are three packs available:

There are limited quantities of each available. This sale is a great way to get your hands on this popular game and toy combo without spending too much. Just as a quick reference, these packs even on sale at Future Shop are $64.99. Each pack comes with three figurines: Sulley, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Mr. Incredible.

Once you pick up one of these I highly recommend wandering over to Eva’s post on 2 for $15 Infinity figures to get some of the great new girl figurines from Frozen, Tangled, and more. I want to see Jack Sparrow vs. Elsa!

Pricematters offers free shipping on orders of $50 now, so you will have to pay for shipping if you just buy one.

(Expiry: unknown)

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April 12

Future Shop Canada: Two Disney Infinity Figures For $15

Posted by on April 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Future Shop Canada: Two Disney Infinity Figures For $15

Future Shop has a fantastic deal on Disney Infinity figures, which are now two for $15! Regularly they cost $12.99 each, so you are saving $10 for two and you can buy as many as you’d like. Your discount will show up in your cart. Best Buy is also having this sale, so you can choose which store to shop at depending on the availability of your figure.

I noticed that Disney has now come out with the Frozen figures, which I’m sure will be a hot seller, just like anything Frozen. Elsa, of course, is already sold out, which I am sure will make a few kids cry. Rapunzel might be a close second.

My kids have Disney Infinity, but they haven’t played it too much. I think a few new figures might give them the incentive. They have about 20 video games but they really only play Mario Bros., and soon I think I’m going to throw that game out because I’m tired of hearing about it. Future Shop Canada: Two Disney Infinity Figures For $15

My oldest son would love Jack Skellington, as he doesn’t have this guy in his collection.

Both stores offer free shipping with a $20 purchase, so splurge and get yourself four new characters.

(Expiry: 17th April 2014)

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April 8

Best Buy Canada: All Previously Played Video Games Extra 25% Off

Posted by on April 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Best Buy Canada: All Previously Played Video Games Extra 25% Off

Today only, get another 25% off previously played video games for any system (excluding XBox One and PS4).

This is a hot deal that is bound to go quickly. If you want to stock up on new vids for your system and don’t mind previously played, head to Best Buy online to get some awesome deals. The previously played games are all tested to make sure they work, so you don’t have to worry about getting to the end of the castle or what have you and having the game quit on you.

Your discount will be applied in your cart. I see a number of great WiiU games I’d like to get for these discounted prices. The regular price for these games new is usually around $59, so this Legend of Zelda: Windwaker HD is a steal at only $33.74. I know this is a game my kids would thoroughly enjoy.

Other systems like Wii have games at rock bottom prices already, so you can get a number of games for under $5. Even Nintendo DS has games like Purr Pals, on sale for $9.99, but come to $7.49 in the cart.

On XBox 360, Rocksmith, which I believe is a newly-released game is $29.99, but once you take the 25% discount off, you’ll enjoy this game for only $21.49.

Spend $25 and you’ll also get free shipping.

(Expiry: 8th April 2014)

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April 4

Futureshop Canada: $10 off Titanfall for xBox One (Just $50)

Posted by on April 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Futureshop Canada: $10 off Titanfall for xBox One (Just $50)

Get one of the hottest new games on the xBox One for $10 less from FutureShop!

Titanfall is the new hotness. It is, in my opinion, the first game worth buying an xBox One for. I haven’t played it yet but it looks really cool and from what other people are saying, it’s amazing. It has an 86% on MetaCritic. Now, I say it’s amazing but I think it’s amazing for some people. It seems that people who like it really, really like it and people who don’t like it absolutely despise everything about it. There is some middle ground but for the most part it’s a love or hate thing.

Regardless, I think it’s great and the way they made a story-driven online-only game is really interesting. I don’t really do any online gaming so I thought it was kind of dumb to have a banner game like this with no offline mode but the developers said in an interview that only about 5% of people ever finish the single player campaign so I guess it makes sense that they are doing an online only thing.

Right now you can get he xBox One version of Titanfall for only $49.99. That’s $10 off the normal $59.99 price tag. Shipping is free or you can reserve in store.

You can also get the deal at BestBuy.

(Expires: 10 April 2014)

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April 4

Best Buy Canada: Savings On XBox One

Posted by on April 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Best Buy Canada: Savings On XBox One

I found some interesting savings at Best Buy on an xBox One purchase. Basically Best Buy says the more you buy (games and accessories) with your XBox One purchase, the more you’ll save.

First off, there is a sale on the XBox One 500GB console standard edition with Tomb Raider Definitive edition. It is $60 off, now only $499.99. Since the going price for the XBox One is $499 and the game’s going price is $60, this is a good deal to start.

Now, on to the secondary deals. On any accessories or games you add along with the purchase of your XBox One (doesn’t have to be the one linked above), you’ll get $20 off each one. For example, if you want to buy this Turtle Beach EarForce XO Four gaming headset, instead of paying $119.99, you’d pay $99.99 with your console purchase.

The best deals to go along with this deal are the games, which some are already marked down by $20. This means you’ll save $40 on the games and pay only $19.99 for each. Add as many as you’d like (up to 10), like this Ryse: Son of Rome.

Shipping is free on purchases over $20, which this one will inevitably be, so enjoy not paying those fees.

(Expiry: 1st May 2014)

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April 2

Microsoft Store Canada: Trade In Your Gaming Console For $100 Towards xBox One

Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Microsoft Store Canada: Trade In Your Gaming Console For $100 Towards xBox One

Want the new xBox One? Want $100 towards the purchase of one? Go into any Microsoft Store (sorry this is not available online for obvious reasons), bring in your older console and you’ll get $100 towards the purchase of the xBox One.

Bring in your PS3, xBox 360 S or xBox 360 E in good working condition and you’ll get $100 in Microsoft retail store credit. Your unit must be able to power on, be fully functional with no broken or missing components, the housing and display can’t be damaged, there can’t be any password protection and it has to include all original chargers and accessories.

You can try and wait for a sale or find a discount on the xBox One, as you can use your credit along with any sales. There is only one trade-in per person, so don’t go in with all your systems hoping to score yourself a free xBox One. I did notice online that the xBox One Play and Charge bundle was $45 off, so $145 off makes the total system only $499.99. In store prices may differ.

I am not really a gamer, besides the odd game of Highway Rollers on my WiiU with the kids, but I’ve heard really great things about xBox One. It doesn’t get much better than getting a credit and trying to get a sale at the same time.

(Expiry: 2nd June 2014)

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March 31

The Source Canada Promo Code: $10 Off Select Xbox One Games

Posted by on March 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM

The Source Canada Promo Code: $10 Off Select Xbox One Games

Just yesterday I wrote about a fantastic deal on iPad cases at The Source and yet, it looks like they’re at it again, having released yet another deal but this time for $10 off select Xbox One games.

Click here to save on select Xbox One games @ TheSource.ca now

  • Coupon Code: TSXBOX
  • Discount: $10 off select Xbox One games
  • Expiry: 30th April 2014

Originally priced at $59.99, below is a list of the Xbox One games you can save $10 on and get for just $49.99:

Personally, I’m particularly excited to try Forza Motorsport 5, a racing game, especially since an update was just released in an effort to address the numerous complaints the game received upon its release. In fact, here’s what Shaun McInnis from GameSpot wrote about this awesome game:

All of this combined makes Forza Motorsport 5 an outstanding improvement to an already excellent racing franchise. It’s far more than just a great racing sim, or a gorgeous showcase for the types of feats the Xbox One hardware is capable of. This is a game built on the romantic thrill of motorsport in all its forms, and that love for its subject matter is all but impossible to resist.

Shipping is at a flat rate of $4.99 per order, so in the spirit of saving money, I definitely suggest opting for the free in-stores pick-up instead. As always, this The Source promo code may also be found on our forum.

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March 8

Walmart Canada: LeapPad Games Only $20

Posted by on March 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Walmart Canada: LeapPad Games Only $20

Walmart has a ton of LeapPad Explorer games on clearance, now only $20, was $29.96.

If you have a LeapPad or are thinking of getting one, now is the time to stock up on games. These aren’t just the old games on sale, even some of the newer ones are only $20. My older kids now have tablets so they don’t pay attention to their LeapPads, but my youngest is right into it.

Here is just a taste of the games on sale:

While my older kids aren’t that interested in their LeapPads anymore, I do think it is still suitable for older kids, especially the games like Sponge Bob that are geared towards 6+. The LeapPad is also a lot more durable and kid-friendly for a child than any tablet. You can feel good about your child playing with it alone in his/her room, whereas with a tablet you have to take quite a few more precautions.

Shipping is free!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 27

The Source: 3DS XL + Mario & Luigi Dream Team for only $170!

Posted by on February 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM

The Source: 3DS XL + Mario & Luigi Dream Team for only $170!

Save $70 on a 3DS XL + Mario and Luigi Dream Team from The Source!

First off, the retail on this  seems to be $199.99 and you’re getting it for only $169.99 so I guess maybe you’re only saving $30. But the game is $40 by itself and the console is $200 by itself. Technically if you bought the game and the console separately you’d save $70 by getting this deal. Regardless, it’s a good deal. The 3DS is the clear king of the handhelds right now and Mario, well, Mario games are Mario games. Not much else to say about either of these things…

…but I need to fill space so let’s talk about Mario and Luigi Dream Team. I am an RPG guy. I have played primarily RPGs during my life as a gamer. Out of all the RPGs I’ve played, some of the best are Mario RPGs. I’ve played three RPGs in the Mario universe and they have all been great. There might be some bad RPGs in the Mario world but I haven’t seen them and from the reviews on this one, Mario and Luigi Dream team is not one of them.

It has a solid 8/10 on meta critic and from the gameplay videos I’ve watched it looks like the classic blend of platformer and RPG what any fan or Mario RPGs have come to love. If you haven’t had the pleasure of an RPG with your favourite Mario characters this is a great way to dive right in to a great handheld console and a fantastic game for an awesome price.

Oh, and I almost forgot, you get a 3DS XL with a cool Mario and Luigi design on it! Pretty neat.

Shipping is free.

(Expires: 12th March 2014)

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February 25

GameFly: Free Copy of Spec Ops: The Line when you Buy a 2k Game at up to 75% off!

Posted by on February 25, 2014 at 8:30 PM

GameFly: Free Copy of Spec Ops: The Line when you Buy a 2k Game at up to 75% off!

A free game for buying cheap games! Check it out at GameFly!

Spec Ops: The Line was a pretty big deal when it came out in mid-2012 just because it was the first entry in the Spec Ops series in a decade. Spec Ops went nuts for about four years, releasing ten games for PC and console then, suddenly, they were gone.

Well, it game back in a big way with Spec Ops: The Line. I never played it but I heard the story mode was amazing. The online multiplayer was a little ho-hum it seems but personally, I’m okay with that.

All you need to do is buy one of the games in GameFly’s 2K games sale. You could pick up one of the newer, bigger games like XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Civilization V. Borderlands 2 or BioShock infinite, all of which are between 50% and 75% off and priced under $10. Alternately you could pick up an old copy of Civ 3 or X-Com for $1.25 That’s an especially good deal when you realize that Spec Ops: The Line is still selling for $29.99!

That’s right, a $1.25 purchase can get you a $29.99 game! Pretty sweet, huh?

The games are all PC Digital Downloads so there is no shipping.

(Expires: Unknown, end of the week)

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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 24

Microsoft Store Canada: Pre-order xBox One + Titanfall + 1 Month xBox Live Gold For $499

Posted by on February 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Microsoft Store Canada: Pre order xBox One + Titanfall + 1 Month xBox Live Gold For $499

Get the xBox One, Titanfall and a month of xBox Live Gold for $499 from Microsoft!

The price of this item isn’t a sale, per se. The bundle’s regular price is $499. The deal here is that they are still selling the xBox One by itself for the same price. The game that comes with it, Titanfall, retails for $59.99.  If you were planning on getting this game along with an xBox One (I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t get this game) then you’re saving about $60. If you weren’t planning on getting it, well, I can’t help you. You’re broken.

You also get a month of xBox Live Gold, which you need in order to play Titanfall. Titanfall is a mix of a single player story mode game and an online game. Basically you are playing through story mode but the other people in your team are online, not computer controlled. And it has giant mechs. I love giant mechs.

Microsoft made a point of mentioning the Titanfall packaging. Not a special Titanfall skin over the console itself or the controller. No, no. The box. I don’t know why in the world they would mention that but some marketing goon thought it was important so I figured I’d mention it here too. Maybe it’ll sell more consoles. I dunno.

This is a pre-order so it doesn’t come out until 11th March 2014. Shipping is free and you don’t have to get it at Microsoft Store. Other places like Amazon Canada  have it available too.

(Expires: Unknown)

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February 22

GameStop (US): Tomb Raider (2013) for Under $6!

Posted by on February 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

GameStop (US): Tomb Raider (2013) for Under $6!

Raid a Tomb like a BOSS! And be cheap like a BOSS! Tomb Raider (2013) for less than $6 from GameStop!

I’m telling you people, video game sales are going nuts lately. I could probably write a video game deal every day but they would just be mediocre. 15% off Pac -Man Ultimate Death Match or something. The past few days I’ve had 75% off great games, free classics and now last year’s Tomb Raider for less than $6. I keep saying less than $6 because the deal is $4.99 in USD so it changes with the previous night’s exchange rate. Right now it’s $5.54 but it might end up being more or less depending on the exchange rate.

I played a bit of the classic Tomb Raider games and I enjoyed them a lot. There are people out there who are mega fans of the series. This newest iteration seems to be loved as much as the others were. It has garnered an 86% on MetaCritic and it won a bunch of GotY awards. Every gamer should have this in their arsenal, especially for this cheap. Most other places are selling this for around $20 USD so you’re getting about 75% off.

If you aren’t familiar with Tomb Raider games, they follow Lara Croft, an Archaeologist as she Raids various Tombs. In this iteration she is looking for a lost Japanese kingdom and is accompanied by a British soldier and another Archaeologist or two. Of course a gaggle of Archaeologists and a soldier can’t search for a lost Japanese kingdoms without getting in to some trouble, right?

(Expires: Unknown)

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February 22

Amazon.com: Thief Gold for Free!

Posted by on February 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Amazon.com: Thief Gold for Free!

Relive they Halcyon days of 1999 with a free copy of Thief from Amazon and SquareEnix!

***Read the instructions below on how to actually get it for free!

If you remember playing Thief back in the day or you are just waiting on the new re-release of Thief to come out in a few days,  you should pick this game up. This is the updated version of the original Thief game. Basically, in the days before high sleep internet, it used to be a pain in the butt to update a game. Not everyone had the internet and it was painfully slow. The creators of Thief: the Dark Project wanted to release an update, they just released a new game called Thief Gold. It was the original Thief with a bunch of upgrades. New maps, voice acting, etc.

And this piece of gaming history can be yours for free. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Enter your info at the Thief Mod Competition being put on by SquareEnix (You don’t actually need to submit a mod, just your info).
  2. Copy the code they give you.**Sometimes this code won’t work in the next step. If it doesn’t work for you, repeat this step. You might need to resubmit your info a few times to get aworking code.
  3. Click to buy Thief Gold on Amazon and enter the code from step 2. **You need to have an American address for this to work.
  4. Enter the code in to Steam
  5. Play your game!

Thief was an awesome game back in the day and it still is. Sure the graphics aren’t as good but the game is still fantastic. Older games will be totally fine with it because gameplay is all that matters. As for you kids, you should play this just to see what a game has to do to be great before all these new confangled graphics and the what not… AND GET OFF MY LAWN!!

Thief is normally $6.99 USD on Amazon.com but you’re going to get it for free.  No shipping of course because this is a PC Digital Download.

(Expires: 14th April 2014)

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