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January 25

75% off Guild Wars 2 (PC) This Weekend: Now Only $10 to $15 (US)

Posted by on January 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM

75% off Guild Wars 2 (PC) This Weekend: Now Only $10 to $15 (US)

Here’s a little deal for the PC gamers! This weekend, you can buy Guild Wars 2 for a 75% discount on the original price! There are two editions on offer; the Digital Heroic Edition was $39.99 and it’s now only $10 and the Digital Deluxe Edition was $59.99 and it’s now only $15.

The above prices are in US dollars, so with the exchange rate, you’re paying slightly more in CA.

When Margarita last wrote a deal about Guild Wars 2, it was here, back in April 2014 when the game was on offer at 50% off, so 75% is obviously a sweeter deal. For the price you pay above, you’re getting the digital edition of the full game, and there are a few extras too, depending on which pack you choose. E.g. You get a Chalice of Glory in the Digital Deluxe Edition… obviously a few things to help you out when you are actually in and playing the MMO.

Here are some words from my partner – he used to be a big player of the first Guild Wars game, but he hasn’t got any experience of this second edition.

Geez, it’s been going a long time – it’s over two years since this game came out. There’s a new expansion pack coming (Heart of Thorns), it was actually announced yesterday. So this deal could allow you to get in and run through the initial game which should be bug free, by now! It’s very pretty… I want it.

I promptly said nope, he’s not getting it! There are so many unplayed games sitting on his Steam account, that he’s purchased when they were on special offer but hasn’t yet played. I’ve vetoed the purchase of Guild Wars 2!

I remember in the olden days, there was a World of Warcraft vs Guild Wars argument. World of Warcraft is by far the most popular nowadays, but Guild Wars still has a pretty big worldwide following.

Have you ever heard of the web TV series, The Guild? It’s a brilliant little show which came out a few years ago, when MMOs were getting extremely popular. Here’s the first episode:

There are now six seasons available to view, and it’s a great watch. If you’ve ever played any type of MMO, then the references in it will tickle your funny bone. But even if you’re not a player, you should still find the show pretty funny.

(Expiry: 25th January 2015)

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January 23

Playstation Network Coupon: 10% PS Store Discount

Posted by on January 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Playstation Network Coupon: 10% PS Store Discount

The Sony PlayStation Network is offering a one-time 10% discount off eligible items for their PSN members this weekend.

Click here to shop @ the PlayStation Network now

  • Coupon Code: JBFHBPJL8H
  • Discount: 10% off
  • Expiry: 26th January 2015 @ 9AM PT

You can only use the coupon code once per account, so make sure you have all the games you want in your cart at once. According to the blog post about this from the Sony network, exclusions include:

subscriptions for PS Plus, Music Unlimited, PS Now and rental video content (update: game preorders are also excluded from this promotion, we apologize for the confusion).

Now, you can order either through your PlayStation or online via the website I linked to above. I have linked directly to all the games that qualify for the extra 10% discount, with many games already on sale.

In the deals section, I found LEGO Marvel Super Heroes priced at $19.99 for the PS4. The website does not say how much it cost originally, but that seems like a very good price. The game is highly rated with a near perfect five start out of five rating. Nearly nine-thousand people cannot be wrong! After coupon code, pick up the game for $17.99.

While I like super-heroes well enough, my heart belongs to a certain dwarf king. The PS4 Lego The Hobbit is currently $29.99, but comes down to $26.99 after coupon. Follow Bilbo as he is recruited by a certain pointy-hat wizard to go on an epic quest for the dwarven king and his mighty band of dwarfs.

On my wish list are a few cheaper games. I want to pick up FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 as it is on sale for just $9.99 right now, and comes down to $8.99 after coupon. I would also like to pick up Tomb Raider: Underworld. Sure, it is an older game, but there is nothing like kicking ass as Laura Crawford. Outside the anime world, she is one of the few female protagonists to head the video game world and make a successful go of it. After discount, purchase the game for $4.49. Both of these games are for the PS3, which suits me fine, as I own one of those.

I cannot actually remember the PSN releasing a flat out coupon code like this before. I suggest checking out the Weekly Deals, 50% off Section, and up to 85% off 2K sale to maximize your savings.

For other amazing coupon codes, visit our forum.

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January 20

Theme Hospital Full PC Game Download for Free @ Origin Canada

Posted by on January 20, 2015 at 3:15 PM

Theme Hospital Full PC Game Download for Free @ Origin Canada

Origin Canada has a section on their website that is called “On the House”, this section consists of a free PC download game. The game available will change often, so get your hands on the freebie available as soon as you can. Today, the free game from Origin.com is the full PC download of Theme Hospital.

Do you remember the game Theme Hospital from when you were a kid? Now you can relive those memories for absolutely free. For a limited time, you can download the full PC version of the Theme Hospital Game from Origin Canada for free. This game would have normally cost you $4.99. As far as I can tell, there is no catch.

Theme Hospital is another installment of the Theme series. In this game, it is a matter of laugh or death. You can design, maintain and manage your own hi-tech hospital. Make the most of resources and create cures to earn cash. In the corridors of your hospital, you will notice the Grim Reaper walking around and waiting for you to make a mistake.

Laughter is the best medicine, and you will be laughing throughout the entirety of this game. While disease and ailments would not be the first thing you find funny, some of the diseases are hysterical. Your patients can get KingComplex which will have them dresses as Elvis. Another one of the known diseases in this Theme Hospital game is called Bloaty Head. That is the ailment pictured above. They can even get Hairyitis from being exposed to the moon light for too long.

Of course, you will have to build your way up in the world. Your game will start off with a small, empty building with a few doctors and a pharmacy. You will build up to get your other necessities and to grow. Move your way up in the health care industry while chuckling along the way. Personally, a hospital simulator would not be my first choice of a game, but I am tempted to give this one a try.

This is not a trial or demo, it is the full game. There is no time limit, you can keep the game for as long as you like. Origin Canada is offering free games to provide an excellent gaming experience to their customers. This is a great way to try new games or even genres of games that you wouldn’t normally play. This game is claimed to be the best hospital simulation around, so let us know what you think after trying it for free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

 

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January 15

Nintendo Throwback Sale: Up To 50% Off Pushmo World, Yoshi’s Island, Super Mario 3D World & Others

Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Nintendo Throwback Sale: Up To 50% Off Pushmo World, Yoshis Island, Super Mario 3D World & Others

In honour of Throwback Thursday, Nintendo has discounted a couple of Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U games and during the next couple of days, you can save up to 50% on a select number of these!

Below, you will find a list of the games that you can get on sale.

Nintendo 3DS:

  • Pushmo: reg. $7.49/ now $3.49
  • Yoshis New Island: reg. $44.99/ now $33.49

WII U:

  • Yoshis Island Super Mario Advance 3: reg. $7.99/ now $5.99
  • Pushmo World: reg. $10.99/ now $7.99
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: reg. $21.99/ now $10.99
  • Super Mario 3D World: reg. $59.99/ now $44.99

I can never praise Super Mario 3D World enough. Featured in the image above, it’s a game that I played on countless wine-filled evenings with my hubby and we’ve had a blast. You can play by yourself but it’s much funner to play together with someone else as you can work together to figure out how to beat the levels and find the hidden items. Even better is that once you beat the game, it still won’t be over… play to find out what I mean! Nintendo Throwback Sale: Up To 50% Off Pushmo World, Yoshis Island, Super Mario 3D World & Others

Since I have a Wii U, I’ll most definitely be getting the other games as they’re so cheap. Well, anything under the usual full price of $59.99 is cheap to me, especially when the price hovers around $10.

If you scroll all the way down to the bottom section on Nintendo’s Throwback Sale page, then you will also see more price drops for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

For the Nintendo 3DS, for instance, you could get Secret Mysteries in New York on sale for $3.48 (reg. $6.25) or for the Wii U, I found Color Zen Kids for $2.79 (reg. $3.99).

I was surprised that the cheapest game for the Nintendo 3DS is Darts Up 3D, which is on sale for just $0.99 (reg. $2.99) — less than $1 for a game is truly amazing!

Keep in mind that these are all available as digital downloads but that shouldn’t be too much of a problem since you will be saving money. CDs are becoming obsolete anyways, so it shouldn’t make too much of a difference. Nintendo Throwback Sale: Up To 50% Off Pushmo World, Yoshis Island, Super Mario 3D World & Others

(Image Credit: Ricardo Saramago)

(Expiry: 22nd January 2015 @ 8:59am PT)

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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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January 13

Sony Entertainment 20th Anniversary Sale: Up To 75% Off PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Games

Posted by on January 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Sony Entertainment 20th Anniversary Sale: Up To 75% Off PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Games

Can you believe that the PlayStation Network has been around for 20 years already? In celebration, they have discounted plenty of games by up to 60% off and the great part is that if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, then you can save up to 75% off! Don’t miss your chance to save on plenty of games as there are some pretty awesome discounts.

For the PlayStation 4, you can only save on the following 7 games:

  • 60% off Call of Duty Ghosts Gold Edition: reg. $59.99/ now $24
  • 50% off Call of Duty Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition: reg. $99.99/ now $50
  • 50% off Need for Speed Rivals: reg. $39.99/ now $20
  • 40% off Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn: reg. $39.99/ now $23.99
  • 40% off Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition: reg. $59.99/ now $35.99
  • 40% off Killzone Shadow Fall: reg. $39.99/ now $23.99
  • 25% off Rocksmith 2014 Edition: reg. $59.99/ now $44.99

Personally, I’m the most excited to give Final Fantasy a whirl. I played one of the Final Fantasy instalment ages ago on the PlayStation 2 and it was loads of fun. I would love to see how much this game has changed, especially since the graphics are pretty amazing on the PlayStation 4.

There are a lot more games on sale for the PS3 and PS4 but below, you will find just some of the top ones.

PlayStation 3:

  • 60% off Call of Duty Ghosts Gold Edition: reg. $59.99/ now $24
  • 60% off Grand Theft Auto 3: reg. $9.99/ now $4
  • 60% off Dragon Age Origins: reg. $19.99/ now $8
  • 60% off Red Dead Redemption: reg. $29.99/ now $12
  • 50% off LittleBigPlanet: reg. $19.99/ now $10
  • 50% off Assassin’s Creed: reg. $19.99/ now $10
  • 50% off Call of Duty Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition: reg. $99.99/ now $50
  • 50% off Call of Duty Black Ops II with Revolution map pack: reg. $59.99/ now $30
  • 40% off Far Cry 3 Ultimate Edition: reg. $24.99/ now $14.99
  • 40% off Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn: reg. $24.99/ now $14.99
  • 40% off Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition: reg. $44.99/ now $26.99

PS Vita:

  • 60% off Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories: reg. $19.99/ now $8
  • 50% off LittleBigPlanet: was $17.99/ now $9
  • 50% off Persona 4 Golden: reg. $29.99/ now $15
  • 50% off Mortal Kombat: reg. $19.99/ now $10
  • 50% off Ratchet & Clank Collection: reg. $29.99/ now $15
  • 50% off Tearaway: reg. $35.99/ now $18
  • 50% off Lumines Electronic Symphony: reg. $26.99/ now $13.50
  • 40% off Final Fantasy VII: reg. $9.99/ now $5.99

For any of you who still own a PlayStation 2 and want to revisit an older instalment of Grand Theft Auto, then the third one is on sale for just $4 (reg. $9.99).

Moosers, what game(s) will you be getting during the Sony Entertainment 20th Anniversary Sale?

(Image Credit: Viktor Hertz)

(Expiry: 19th January 2015)

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January 11

Amazon.ca: Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Starter Pack Now $47.99

Posted by on January 11, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Amazon.ca: Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Starter Pack Now $47.99

Amazon Canada has discounted all the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Packs. The best deal is on the Wii U as it is on sale from $74.99, down to $47.99.  This is the lowest price drop that we have seen on this console edition of the Disney Marvel Starter Packs.

As I mentioned, all the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Packs for any console are now under $50 at Amazon Canada. Here is they cost depending on your console:

  • Nintendo Wii U – $47.99
  • PS3 – $49.99
  • PS4 – $49.99
  • Xbox 360 – $49.99
  • Xbox One – $47.99

I am concentrating on the Wii U version because it has not been this low before. We saw the Xbox One version drop as low as $39.99 here, but the Sony Playstation versions, and the Wii U version, have held on tight to around $65 or so for the most part. As I own a PS3, the pack for it at only $49.99 looks rather tempting. I know that anyone with the new PS4 console will appreciate the price drop so they can save money on these awesome figures and the game that goes with them.

Now, many other companies also have the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel starter sets on sale right now, but Amazon ends up having the best price by a few dollars on the Wii U set:

  • $49.99 @ Best Buy & Future Shop Canada
  • $64.97 @ Toys R Us Canada
  • $69.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $74.96 @ Walmart Canada

Prices vary widely, and only the twin electronic stores Best Buy and Future Shop come close. However, you still save an extra couple of dollars purchasing this set through Amazon Canada.

Now, the set comes with The Avengers Play Set, Toy Box Game Discs, and the three figures of Iron Man, Black Widow, and Thor. I would have preferred a Loki character myself, but I guess he does not qualify as a super hero. I think they need to come out with a super villains edition! The game is a bit simplistic according to some adults, but a blast for kids:

My boys can’t get enough of this game…they love superheroes and Infinity 2.0 is way better structured than the first one…helping guide them to missions. Since they are only 4 and 7 yrs old the concept of spending skill points needed to be explained but all in all a great game.

If you own a Wii U, this is the best deal we have seen on this set yet. Receive free shipping as the set costs over $25.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 29

Best Buy/ Future Shop Canada: Wii U Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set Just $250 (Was $300)

Posted by on December 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Best Buy/ Future Shop Canada: Wii U Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set Just $250 (Was $300)

Ready to make the leap into the land of the Nintendo Wii U? Both Best Buy and Future Shop have discounted it by $50. Until the first day of the new year, you can get it for just $249.99, instead of its original price of $299.99.

The last time that we saw the Nintendo Wii U go down in price to just $250 was all the way back in the third week of November during Toys R Us’ Moonlight Sale and even then, the sale only lasted two hours! Even Best Buy’s and Future Shop’s discount aren’t that long-lasting as you can only secure them during the next couple of days. Everywhere else, this console is still priced at its full price of $299.99.

This Nintendo Wii U deluxe set comes with the console itself, a sensor bar, a gamepad, and the Super Mario 3D World game. Other accessories like a gamepad stand and all of the necessary wiring are also included.

I bought this exact same set last year and I LOVE it. Super Mario 3D World is a super fun game to play, especially as a team with someone else or even a couple of friends and will most definitely keep you entertained for days, if not months like in my case. Plus, once you have officially beat the game, there are a couple of bonus levels to keep you entertained just a little while longer.

Unlike the PlayStation and Xbox consoles, a major perk of getting the Wii U is that it’s backwards compatible. This means that if you have the previously released the version, the Wii, then you could still continue to use the games that you already have. This is a major advantage, especially if you have a large collection of Wii games just sitting, waiting to be played.

Since both Best Buy and Future Shop ship orders over $25 for free, you’re sure to get your brand new toy delivered at no extra charge as well! Best Buy/ Future Shop Canada: Wii U Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set Just $250 (Was $300)

Moosers, do you have a Nintendo Wii U? Which games would you recommend?

(Image Credit: niXerKG)

(Expiry: 1st January 2015)

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December 28

Origin: Up to 75% Off Games New Year Sale

Posted by on December 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Origin: Up to 75% Off Games New Year Sale

Origin has an up to 75% off New Year’s sale on games you just need for your PC. If you are in the market for some new games, then this is a sale you will not want to miss.

There are tons of titles in the sale so I really cannot give you a list of all the games. So really, you need to sort through the sale games yourself and find the ones that suit your own tastes. Here are some cool bundles:

Mass Effect Trilogy – Was $29.99 | Now $14.99

For three games, you are really paying peanuts. Enjoy over 75 hours of content with all three Mass Effect games (includes Mass Effect Pinnacle Station and Bring Down the Sky). This little bundle is quite the deal when each game originally retailed for more than the bundle’s price.

PopCap Hero Bundle – Was $9.99 | Now $4.99

Three games for $5, how can you say no? This PopCap bundle includes Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs. Zombies. I have never played Peggle, but the other two games are fun and highly addictive.

There are also plenty of individual games on sale. I was looking at the $10 and under section for these gems.

I have never played any of these games, but there are some titles in there for 75% off, which is a good deal. I love the image on the cover of Command & Conquer – if I was to buy a game based upon cover alone (who doesn’t do that once in a while), I would purchase that game.

Some newer games are on sale as well. Dragon Age: Inquisition was $59.99, and is now on sale for $39.99. The massive The Sims 4 Digital Deluxe edition was $69.99, and is now on sale for $46.89. The game features bonus content including a new ghosts feature where your Sims do not really die, they can come back as spectres to haunt and frolic with the locals.

Pick out a new game and waste a few evenings having fun in a different world.

(Expiry: 6th January 2015)

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December 27

Rayman Jungle Run Only $0.10 @ Google Play Store & Rayman Fiesta Run FREE @ Amazon.ca!

Posted by on December 27, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Rayman Jungle Run Only $0.10 @ Google Play Store & Rayman Fiesta Run FREE @ Amazon.ca!

If you’ve got an Android device and want to grab a little game on the cheap, check out this deal from the Google Play store. Right now, they are offering Rayman Jungle Run for a mere $0.10! This little game usually can sell for up to $5, so $0.10 is a complete steal.

We don’t know how long this deal will last, so grab it right now if you are interested.

I went on a hunt for some reviews and ratings for Rayman Jungle Run and it seems to get overwhelmingly positive ones. While this score here on Metacritic refers to the iOS version, it shows a Metascore of 88 which is super. The user rating is 7.6/10, also pretty positive. It gets comments such as:

Perfect example on how a game should be ported and how a platform game has to be made. Graphics, music and controls are just top notch.

I’ve just asked my partner to buy and download this to his Android tablet. I’ve only got an iPad so I cannot claim this freebie. But I want him to put it on the Android tablet so we can give it a try. I’m interested to see if my 4 year old can operate the controls and give it a try as well.

The last time we posted about this game here, Shawn wrote about it being free on iOS. Well, $0.10 for Android is obviously not quite as good as being free, but it’s not far off! At that time, he said:

I always notice Rayman though because Rayman is awesome. I remember playing Rayman way, way back when it came out in like 1995. That’s almost 20 years ago!!

I agree! I can remember playing the platformer when it came out, with my then very young niece. I think we were playing it on the Sega Mega Drive, but my memory could be wrong on that front. I just remember it being a highly addictive platform game, and I am sure that trend continues with mobile editions.

UPDATE: I’ve also spotted that Rayman Fiesta Run is totally free today only @ the Amazon App store! Make sure the app store is installed on your Android device, just search for the app and you should see it for free. Rayman Jungle Run Only $0.10 @ Google Play Store & Rayman Fiesta Run FREE @ Amazon.ca!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 24

PlayStation End Of Year Flash Sale: Up To 75% Off Select PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Games

Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM

PlayStation End Of Year Flash Sale: Up To 75% Off Select PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Games

Already bored by the holidays? Then head over to the PlayStation Network because for a couple of days, you can save up to 75% off select games for either the PS3, PS4 or PS Vita.

Once you click over to the PlayStation site, you will see a list of all the games on sale, but here are just some of the top ones:

  • PS3 Assassin’s Creed Rogue: reg. $55.99/ now $44.99
  • PS3 Borderlands – The Prequel: reg. $59.99/ now $34.79
  • PS3 Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Pro Edition: reg. $99.99/ now $79.99
  • PS4/PS3 Destiny: reg. $59.99/ now $44.99
  • PS4 FIFA15: reg. $59.99/ now $35.99
  • PS4 Just Dance 2015: reg. $49.99/ now $37.49
  • PS4 LEGO Batman: reg. $59.99/ now $44.99
  • PS4 NBA 2k15: reg. $59.99/ now $49.79
  • PS3 Risen 3: reg. $49.99/ now $29.99
  • PS4/ PS3 The Evil Within: reg. $59.99/ now $30
  • PS4 The Walking Dead Season 2: reg. $24.99/ now $6.25
  • PS4 The Walking Dead The Complete First Season: reg. $24.99/ now $6.25
  • PS4/ PS3 Watch Dogs: reg. $59.99/ now $44.99

For 75% off, The Walking Dead seasons 1 and 2 for the PS4 stand out from the pack. They were both originally priced at $25 and are now under $10, so if you haven’t yet watched them, then now is your chance to get both for less than you would normally pay for each. Keep in mind that this is the game version and not the TV series. The first season of the game is a 5-part series, where you play as Lee Evertt, a convicted criminal trying to survive in a world plagued by the undead. The second season continues the same story line but this time, you play as Clementine, a young girl.

Above, I featured Borderlands: The Prequel, which is another game worth picking up. It has generated a merascore of 75/100 on Metacritic with reviews like the following:

Exactly what fans of the series wanted in a new instalment — more Borderlands. It keeps everything that made Borderlands 2 great, and adds a few new tricks of its own. It might not be innovative, but it’s damn fun to play. Honestly, isn’t that what really matters?

From there, either head over to the Sony Entertainment Network site to search and buy the game(s) you want or you can also get them directly through your PlayStation.

(Image Credit: Jogos Plus)

(Expiry: 29th December 2014 @ 9AM PT)

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December 24

Best Buy Canada: $150 Off Refurbished Xbox One Console With Kinect + 2 Digital Games – Just $350 (Starts @ 8pm)

Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Best Buy Canada: $150 Off Refurbished Xbox One Console With Kinect + 2 Digital Games   Just $350 (Starts @ 8pm)

Starting at 8pm EST tonight, the Xbox One 500GB console with Kinect will be dropping in price to just $349.99! Its original price is of $499.99 and it also comes with a free digital download of Ryse: Son of Rome.

It may be refurbished but this deal is guaranteed to fly off the shelves at it’s a whopping $150 discount! Refurbished is nothing to be scared of since you can rest assured that the product will function just as well or perhaps even better than a regular one. Plus, even if it doesn’t, you can just bring it back to the store. This console has a 90-day manufacturer’s limited warranty. Plus considering that video consoles are rather pircey at regular price, buying them refurbished is one of the best ways to save money. If you’re buying it for your kids, then you could just tell them that Santa ran a little late on delivering all the presents this year. Best Buy Canada: $150 Off Refurbished Xbox One Console With Kinect + 2 Digital Games   Just $350 (Starts @ 8pm)

On its own, an Xbox One console typically retails for $399.99 and $499.99 with Kinect, so just $350 for both the console, Kinect and even a free digital copy of a game definitely pushes this deal over the edge.

The promotional picture shows that this console also comes with a digital download of Ryse: Son of Rome but according to the description, it also comes with a digital copy of Dance Central Spotlight.

Since Best Buy ships all orders over $25 for free, you’re sure to get this console delivered at no extra cost. You might also be able to reserve it in-stores. If it’s available at your nearest Best Buy, then it might be a good idea to line up in the wee hours of Boxing Day morning just to make sure that your snag yourself a copy.

If you plan on taking advantage of this deal, then make sure to also pick up an extra Xbox One controller as the console only comes with one. Earlier today, Avi blogged about a deal at The Source, where it’s currently $39.99 instead of its usual price of $59.99.

(Image Credit: Major Nelson)

(Expiry: 28th December 2014)

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December 24

EB Games 2014 Boxing Day Flyer (Starts 26th December)

Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM

EB Games 2014 Boxing Day Flyer (Starts 26th December)

Yippiee! EB Games has released their Boxing Day Flyer for all your gaming needs. Sales begin December 26th. Some retail locations will not be open on the 26th and those stores should honour all the Boxing Day Deals on December 27th.

EB games is trying to up the ante with add ons to their large PS4 Bundle for $449.99. Two days ago I posted that Target had a great bundle deal on the PS4 including two games and a $70 gift card for only $370. EB Games has upped things again with a bundle thats just a little bigger and are also allowing you to trade in 5 games to receive $100 off your Playstation 4 purchase. If you trade in 5 video games you get a package that’s just a little bit larger for a final price of $349.99. This package includes:

  • Playstation 4 500 GB console
  • Dualshock 4 wireless controller
  • Thumb Grips
  • NHL 15 Game
  • LittleBIGPlanet 3 Game
  • Choice of Game- Destiny, NBA 2K 15 or Farcry 4

EB Games also has a lot of smaller deals to pick up some of your favourite games. Check out the next generation games by EA available for PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360. With  $20 off you pay $49.99. These games are retailing with the competitors for around $60 and have an original retail value of $70.

Also for PC only- the Sims 4 is available for only $49.99.  Walmart, Best Buy and Future Shop all have this one at the $70 price point.

You can also save 60-70% on lots of other great video games. These games shown below are retailing for between $25- $60 at all the top competitors. A small selection of the titles up for grabs include:

Also up for grabs in limited quantities is the Infinity Toy Box Challenge Starter Pack. You can pick this up for $24.99 and save $35. This pack is available for DS3, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii or WiiU and is retailing for about $35 at Walmart, Futureshop and Amazon. This interactive set includes

  • The game disc
  • 1 Infinity Base
  • 3 Infinity play mats
  • 3 Infinity figurines- Sully, Capt. Jack Sparrow and Mr. Incredible
  • 1 Disney Infinity Power Disc

The point of the game is to play in various worlds and mix characters from various films while you play. Overall, people like the game itself and say it is a really fun game. There are also lots of other characters you can purchase that can be added for more fun. One point that that reviewers made repeatedly is that this is a one-player game unless you shell out extra cash. To unlock other characters you have to buy other figurines and purchase special upgrades. If you are ok playing solo, this would be a fun game by itself. With multiple kids itching to play in the house (or a few big kids who want to play too!), you may want to grab a few extra figures so you can play in multi-player mode or plan to have your credit card to purchase some upgrades in the game.

There are lots more games and game accessories on sale at EB Games Boxing Day Sale, so click over to check them out and score some deals.

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(Expiry December 31st, 2014)

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December 23

Amazon Canada: $35 Off Disney Infinity Starter Packs (Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360) – $39.99

Posted by on December 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Amazon Canada: $35 Off Disney Infinity Starter Packs (Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360)   $39.99

For anyone still enjoying their older consoles, pick up the Disney Infinity Starter Packs (original) for the Wii U, PS3, or Xbox 360 on sale for just $39.99 each, originally $74.99.

Okay, so the prices actually vary a tiny bit but the most expensive game is $39.99 right now. Here is what you can buy these fun little games for:

Each box comes with three characters: Mr. Incredible, Jack Sparrow, and Sulley and three play sets: Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Incredibles. I have to say I really like this play set because it includes two of my favourite characters – Jack and Mr. Incredible. I was never a Monster’s Inc fan but my husband is so we would probably rather enjoy this set together. Jack, what can I say about him? I absolutely adore the character and I think they did a good job rendering him in animation style. Unlike the other two characters, he is not originally animated so I think that is extra special.

Now, I price compared these original Disney Infinity Starter Packs with other stores. Here is what they currently sell for elsewhere:

  • $49.95 @ Future Shop Canada (PS3, Wii U OOS)
  • $49.95 @ Best Buy Canada (only Wii U)
  • $74.95 @ Chapters Canada
  • $74.96 @ Walmart Canada (in-store)
  • $74.99 @ Toys R Us Canada

While I could find some decent sale prices at Future Shop and best Buy Canada, Amazon’s price is still better. In addition, Amazon Canada is the only store that has the Xbox 360 version on sale as the twins did not have that version on their website.

This has constantly been one of those games I have been tempted to buy. I would love to hear an adult’s perspective on the game though. Most the reviews on the game tend to be from adults who bought it for kids:

The game was my 8 year old gift, but it has lure his older brother to play with him which I think is great. It is Disney, so the characters were extremely familiar to him and he is enjoying the different aspects of the game. Highly recommended!

Do not forget that Amazon Canada has also discounted the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack for the Xbox One to just $39.99 as well. All the other consoles cost loads more.

Receive free shipping with your order as it costs over $25.

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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.

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