Xbox games

December 26

EB Games Boxing Day 2015 – Now Live!

Posted by on December 26, 2015 at 1:26 PM

EB Games Boxing Day 2015   Now Live!

**Bump: The EB Games Boxing Day Sale is now live**

EB Games has released their Boxing Day flyer full of great deals on video games, consoles, memberships, and more. These deals will start December 26th with most deals being available online. Select deals are instore only – and those are visibly marked in the flyer.

The top deal of the entire flyer has to be their promo on the Xbox One. EB Games is offering $50 of Xbox One 1TB Bundles. Originally $449.99, they are going to be on sale for $399.99 – that is $50 off. In addition, you will receive five free games worth $180! In total, that is $180 extra stuff and $50 savings – a pretty hot deal and the best I have seen on the 1TB models.

There are plenty of other deals. A huge array of games will be 50% off including: Read the rest of this entry »

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December 25

Microsoft Store Boxing Day 2015 Deals – Save on Laptops, Phones, Games & More

Posted by on December 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Microsoft Store Boxing Day 2015 Deals   Save on Laptops, Phones, Games & More

The Microsoft Store is one of my favourite places for Boxing Day deals as they sell signature edition laptops (no junkware) and stock other great electronics. Their Boxing Day sale just started today with amazing discounts – save hundreds of dollars on the tech you want! They also offer free shipping on all orders with no minimum.

Let us start with some basic tech for the family. These Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds with Inline Mic are on sale from $24.99 down to $9.99. Colours black and pink are still in stock. Give a new set to your kid who is always losing their earbuds or score a new set for yourself.

Is your child demanding a computer? I am sure all the other kids have one – or that is their argument at least. The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (2GB/16GB) is a good first computer for your kid. Originally $239.99, the laptop is now on sale for $189.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 24

The Source: Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs Were $85 | Now $5 *HOT*

Posted by on December 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM

The Source: Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs Were $85 | Now $5 *HOT*

**Bump: these kits have dropped AGAIN – to only $4.96 for the PS3, PS4, & Xbox One versions**

Skylanders is the perfect console game for kids and adults alike. Right now, The Source Canada has a huge sale on the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for various consoles. Originally up to $84.99 each, each version  is now on sale from just $4.96 at The Source! You can buy the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for the PS3 and Nintendo Wii at a crazy reduced price.

This game is currently in stock for just the PS3 and Nintendo Wii consoles right now – so if you have just bought yourself a new console this Christmas, then now is the time to pick up this awesome game. The PlayStation 3 version is $4.96 and the Nintendo Wii version is $9.96.  This deal is hot hot hot! I could not find this game for these consoles cheaper ANYWHERE else – and that includes the big boys like Amazon and Best Buy. Here are the prices at those two giants: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 26

Xbox One Black Friday Deals 2015

Posted by on November 26, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Xbox One Black Friday Deals 2015

If a new Xbox One is on YOUR Black Friday or Christmas shopping list, then you have come to the right place! Here I have compiled a list of Xbox One Black Friday Deals from the most popular online retailers.

Microsoft Canada

Hands down, I think Microsoft Canada has the best deals on the Xbox One this year. Not only will you receive from $50 to $100 off your Xbox One bundle, you also will get a FREE $60 Gift Card from Microsoft! On top of that, enjoy Assassin’s Creed Unity for FREE when you buy any console. Here are the best deals: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 3

FREE Games with Xbox One Purchase ($100 Value) & Possible FREE $10 GC @ Microsoft Canada

Posted by on November 3, 2015 at 11:58 AM

FREE Games with Xbox One Purchase ($100 Value) & Possible FREE $10 GC @ Microsoft Canada

Right now, Microsoft Canada is offering free games when you buy a brand new Xbox One. This offer excludes refurbished units. You will receive a FREE copy of Assassin’s Creed Unity. The game will automatically be added to your cart. Then, you will get to select a FREE game of your choice up to $79.99 value, when you add a new console to your cart. On top of that, enjoy free shipping to your home on any Microsoft purchase.

I just picked out one bundle to use as an example. The cheapest bundles retail for $399 right now, including this Xbox One The LEGO Movie Videogame Bundle. This bundle comes with a 500GB Xbox One console, Xbox One wireless controller with 3.5 mm headset jack, and The LEGO Movie Video Game for the Xbox One. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 26

Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership Was $25 | Now $15 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft (EXPIRED)

Posted by on October 26, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Xbox Live Gold 3 Month Membership Was $25 | Now $15 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft (EXPIRED)

Microsoft Canada has a sweet deal on their Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership (physical card). Originally $24.99, the three-month membership is now on sale for $14.99. Receive free shipping on all orders at Microsoft Canada.

These are the perfect stocking stuffers! Because you are getting the physical card instead of a download code or a download, you can give these Xbox gold memberships away to your friends and family. They are thin, small, and now inexpensive so they make an excellent gift to top off a stocking full of goodies. Not only do many games require a Gold Membership, you will also receive free games every month just for being a member! This month’s free games are: Read the rest of this entry »

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August 21

Assassin’s Creed Unity & Rogue Were $30 | Now $10 each @ Best Buy Canada *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 21, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Assassins Creed Unity & Rogue Were $30 | Now $10 each @ Best Buy Canada *HOT* (EXPIRED)

We have a serious video game deal to share with you today. Assassin’s Creed Unity Limited Edition for the PS4 and Xbox One is on sale from $29.99 down to $9.99 at Best Buy Canada. In addition, Assassin’s Creed Rogue for the PS3 and the Xbox 360 is also on sale from $29.99 down to $9.99. This deal covers all four main consoles right now and is pretty hot given the discounted price. Receive free shipping to store or free shipping to home on $25 or more.

This deal really gets hot when you price compare with other online retailers. The following is what you would pay for these games if you bought them somewhere else: Read the rest of this entry »

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August 17

70% Off Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack (Xbox One) Was $50 | Now $15 @ Amazon.ca *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM

70% Off Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack (Xbox One) Was $50 | Now $15 @ Amazon.ca *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Amazon Canada has discounted the Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack for Xbox One from $49.99 down to just $15! This is a very hot little deal because the cost almost anywhere else is at least 50% higher. Receive free shipping with Amazon Prime or receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Even if this Starter pack goes temporarily out of stock, you should be able to still order as long as Amazon does not do a price jump.

I price compared this pack with other major online retailers where it costs: $49.97 @ Best Buy Canada, $39.96 @ Walmart Canada (OOS), and $34.99 @ Microsoft Store Canada. Essentially, Amazon’s price is WAY cheaper than all the other companies where this is on sale. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 25

$30 Off The Evil Within – Now Just $20 @ Best Buy Canada (PS, Xbox or PC)!

Posted by on July 25, 2015 at 2:30 PM

$30 Off The Evil Within   Now Just $20 @ Best Buy Canada (PS, Xbox or PC)!

Looking for a terrifying game to immerse yourself into and pass the time? Then here’s a fantastic deal on The Evil Within: right now you can get it for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PC on sale for just $19.99. It was originally priced at $49.99, which means it’s $30 off.

Needless to say, this game isn’t for everyone but if you like Resident Evil, then you will more than likely enjoy playing The Evil Within as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 21

Pre-Order 2+ Games To Save 20% @ Best Buy or Amazon Canada

Posted by on June 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Pre Order 2+ Games To Save 20% @ Best Buy or Amazon Canada

Discounts on newly released games are somewhat rare but Moosers, here’s your chance to save 20%! Until Thursday, head over to either Best Buy or Amazon to save 20% on the pre-order of two or more video games as part of E3’s special pre-order deal. This offer is only available online.

Best Buy

If you decide to pre-order games at Best Buy, keep in mind that you need to be a Reward Zone member in order to be able to take advantage of this offer. On the bright side, I’m sure many of you already are subscribed, but if you’re not, just click on the second link above to become a member for free. It only takes a couple of seconds of filling out the necessary information (one minute tops).

Once you have either registered or entered your Reward Zone membership information, then a unique promotional code will be e-mail to you. You can then use it at checkout to get your 20% discount on the pre-order of two or more games.

Amazon

If you prefer to shop at Amazon, then you need to enter the Amazon coupon code SAVE20E3 at checkout in order to get your discount once you have added to pre-order games to your cart. The following exclusions apply: Skylanders, Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions; Collector’s Editions, Limited Editions, Gold Editions, Limited Collector’s Editions; consoles and accessories.

Pre-order games

I tend to only buy video games once they have been officially released but a couple of days ago, I pre-ordered Batman: Arkham Knight as a Father’s Day gift for my hubby. The limited edition is currently sold out and on backorder anyways because of a production issue but you can pre-order the game for either PS4 or Xbox One for $69.99.

Very often, game publishers throw in bonuses for those who pre-order games and in fact, the Batman one currently even comes with the Waynetech booster pack, which includes Harley Quinn as a fully playable character. This game comes out June 23rd, so if you have been wanting to play it, I would definitely get it now for the bonus and the 2o% discount if you get another game. Here are other top choices that you could pre-order now:

The links here all point towards Best Buy but you can get all of these at Amazon if you prefer to shop there by searching for the appropriate title at the top of any Amazon page.

Your games are sure to qualify for free shipping as well as Best Buy automatically ships all orders over $20 for free and Amazon’s free shipping minimum is $25.

(Expiry: 25th June 2015)

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June 18

Walmart Canada: Xbox One Halo Masterchief Collection & Bonus Game Was $419 | Now $349

Posted by on June 18, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Walmart Canada: Xbox One Halo Masterchief Collection & Bonus Game Was $419 | Now $349

Walmart Canada has bundled together the Xbox One Halo Masterchief Collection with three different games! Each bundle would cost you $418.98, but they are discounted to $349.01 with free shipping!

There are three bundles to choose from in this Father’s Day promotion. These deals are pretty hot as you receive the Xbox One Halo: Master Chief Collection edition, which includes The Master Chief’s entire story with Halo Combat Evolved: Anniversary, newly remastered Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. Then you get a free game (three different choices).

I price compared with Amazon Canada, which always tends to be Walmart’s biggest competitor. To buy the console and each game at Amazon Canada would cost:

  • Xbox One Halo Masterchief & Mortal Kombat X | $349 + $65.81 = $414.81
  • Xbox One Halo Masterchief &  The Witcher 3 | $349 + $67.78 = $416.78
  • Xbox One Halo Masterchief & Batman Arkham Night | $349 + $69 = $418

As the Xbox One Halo: Masterchief edition retails for $349 alone at either Amazon Canada or Walmart Canada, you are essentially receiving the additional game for free.

The only thing left to decide is what game you are going to pick from the collection. If you are buying an Xbox One, then you most likely do not own any of these games for that console yet either. I am torn between Mortal Kombat X and Batman Arkham Night. My geek side is all “let’s go Batman” but I remember playing Mortal Kombat type games in the arcade when I was younger – they were so much fun. I think I would prefer Mortal Kombat X myself.

I checked out other websites but could not find a deal like this anywhere else. For your money, this is about the cheapest way to pick up the new Xbox One console and a few games at the same time. I think I have seen slightly cheaper refurbished consoles, but not by much. This bundle has the added bonus of including the hard-copy edition of the game you choose (Batman, Witcher, or Mortal Combat) instead of just a redemption code.

(Expiry: 24th June 2015)

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June 13

Microsoft Canada: Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox One) Was $50 | Now $12 & Free Shipping *HOT*

Posted by on June 13, 2015 at 4:12 PM

Microsoft Canada: Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox One) Was $50 | Now $12 & Free Shipping *HOT*

Microsoft Canada really has a sporting prince in Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Xbox One. As the Xbox one is still a relatively new console, games for this console are popular acquisitions when on sale. Originally $49.99, the game has been discounted to $11.99 with free shipping.

Slip this under the door of your teenage son or daughter to be ‘parent of the year’ or give it to your husband for Father’s Day if he is a gamer. Either way, this game is an affordable small gift that says ‘I love you’ and ‘have a good time’ all at once.

We have seen stellar deals on this game for other consoles before: the PS3 and Xbox 360 for sure. However, this is the first time I have seen this game that low for the Xbox One. Here are the prices at a few other online retailers:

  • $29.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $29.97 @ Staples Canada (OOS)
  • $59.99 @ Dell Canada
  • $59.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $19.99 + shipping @ EB Games
  • $28.88 @ Walmart Canada

As you can see, there is a WIDE range of prices for this game and Microsoft Canada beats them all. I also price compared at Amazon Canada, but Amazon does not have the game in stock – you would need to buy from a secondary marketplace seller and pay for shipping.

Just yesterday, a reviewer was thrilled at the price of this game, which he just purchased. He also said that he received the game very quickly: only three days after his purchase. Evidently, Microsoft Canada also has very quick shipping.

Microsoft does not have any reviews of the actual game itself, thus I borrowed one from best Buy Canada:

This is the most amazing version from Call of Duty. I liked all the missions their graphic are awesome. I liked the story. The multiplier is very good.

In fact, the vast majority of reviews for this game are quite positive. Thus, it really boggles my mind why a game like this would be so steeply discounted. I am not going to complain though!

This is a really hot deal and I expect the game to sell out quickly once the online community sees this deal. Pick a copy up for yourself, a friend, or a family member.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
April 13

Xbox One Just Dance 2015 – Only $15 @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on April 13, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Xbox One Just Dance 2015   Only $15 @ Amazon.ca

Well, Amazon Canada did it. They saw another company give a good deal on Just Dance 2015 for the Xbox One and they decided to blow the deal out of the water in their own special way. Just Dance 2015 for the Xbox One is now on sale from $49.99 down to $14.99. However, you will only receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

Seriously, this blows all the previous deals we have found out of the water by $10. Oddly enough, only the Xbox One version is discounted whereas other versions cost over double this price. I also price compared the Xbox One version against other retailers to see if this is a trend. Here is what I found:

  • $24.99 @ Microsoft Canada
  • $49.99 @ Shop.ca
  • $49.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $49.99 @ Toys R Us Canada
  • $49.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $49.99 @ The Source Canada

Pretty much, everyone still has the game for full price except for Microsoft. I have no idea why, but Amazon just came along and said, “we can go lower” – totally blowing Microsoft’s deal out of the water. Hey, it happens!

Since it has happened, you need to buy this. If you purchased the Microsoft version, then I suggest trying to get a price adjustment or just returning your copy for a refund and purchasing this one instead.

While I like the idea of this game, I have never been fond of games that require me to spend an extra $100 or so on hardware just to play them. I assumed I would need to use the Kinect, but there is no additional hardware required to play Just Dance 2015. Rather, the game track movements and scores using your smart phone. You just need to download the Just Dance 2015 motion controller app. This app will work on iPhones with iOS 6+ and on Android 4+ phones as well.

With this version, online multi-player is back. Dance with the friends you made on your last vacation or relatives living overseas. Dancing is a great way to strengthen bonds and promote community! Kids especially love dancing and they can show off their moves in Just Dance 2015. I think it would be fun for kids and their cousins, who may live in a different part of Canada, to be able to dance together over this game. It sounds cool!

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: unknown)

Moose Rating (4 votes)
April 9

Microsoft Canada: Xbox One Just Dance 2015 Was $45 | Now $25 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Microsoft Canada: Xbox One Just Dance 2015 Was $45 | Now $25 & Free Shipping

We haven’t seen a deal like this on Just Dance 2015 since the short term deal we blogged for Cyber Monday! Just Dance 2015 for the Xbox One is on sale from $44.99 down to $24.99 with free shipping.

Price comparisons ensue! This game would cost you a lot more money if you were to buy it at any other retailer right now. Just Dance 2015 retails for:

  • $47.95 @ Amazon Canada
  • $49.99 @ Shop.ca
  • $49.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $49.99 @ Toys R Us Canada
  • $49.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $49.99 @ The Source Canada

As you can see, none of the other traditional game retailers have this game on sale – and most certainly not for this price. In fact, Microsoft’s regular price is even cheaper than all the other sellers right now. EB Games is missing from this list, but their server is down (as of this post) so I could not compare.

There are some bonuses with the 2015 edition of the game you know and love. Just Dance now includes phone and tablet support for the game. You can download a free app on your smart phone or tablet that will let you play the game on the go!

Reviews for this title are mixed. most people thing they did not add enough to this new version of the game to make it worth buying. Others appreciate the attention paid to community, but hate how the game is not compatible with DLC. However, if you are new to the game or bought an Xbox One and need a few more games to play, this might just be a great pick. As one reviewer says:

So if you can set your cynicism aside and gather your three least inhibited friends (and maybe some of their kids or younger siblings), Just Dance 2015 can be one of the most fun games you’ll play this year.

I have wanted to try a game like this for ages. I love dancing – in the privacy of my own home – and think this would be a great way to burn off a few calories. As another reviewer on Metacritic said:

Just be forewarned—it took less than twenty minutes as a casual player to build up a sweat, so make sure you plan your wardrobe and company accordingly.

That sounds like an excellent way to burn off a few Easter chocolates, and maybe an entire Easter bunny over a weekend.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
April 7

Best Buy Canada: 2 for $50 on Select Xbox One Games

Posted by on April 7, 2015 at 9:23 PM

Best Buy Canada: 2 for $50 on Select Xbox One Games

Best Buy Canada is offering two select Xbox One games for just $50. These games regularly retail for $39.99 each – so you are saving around $30 with this deal. As you are buying two games for $50, your order will also qualify for free shipping.

Select game titles include:

  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 Game Of The Year (Xbox One)
  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)
  • Forza 5 (Xbox One)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One)

While this looks like a good deal – I did some careful price comparing with Walmart and with Amazon Canada to see what they charger per game.

Walmart Canada:

  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One) - $39.96
  • Forza Motorsport 5 Game Of The Year (Xbox One) - $39.96
  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) – $64.96
  • Forza 5 (Xbox One) – not stocked
  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One) – $39.96 (OOS)

Amazon Canada:

  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One) - $34.89
  • Forza Motorsport 5 Game Of The Year (Xbox One) - $39.99
  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) – $39.99
  • Forza 5 (Xbox One) – $39.99
  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One) – $28.99

With this promotion from Best Buy, each game comes down to $25, which certainly bests any of the prices at Walmart and Amazon right now. Three previously played versions are also included in the offer. However, I would only select them at last resort – if the regular version were sold out – as they are certainly worth less money.

I know zip about these games; therefore, I suggest reading some comments on Best Buy. I checked out the reviews on Sunset Overdrive and found everyone (except one guy) really loved the game. Most gamers were saying the person who gave the game one star obviously had not played the game themselves. For the three games that have ratings; Sunset Overdrive has a 4/5 star rating, Forza 5 has a 5/5 star rating, and Dead Rising 3 Also has a 5/5 star rating.

With the recent release of Furious 7, I really have the itch to play another racing game. Boxing and racing games used to be my standby entertainment when I was at the movie theatre too early. I really enjoyed the car racing games as well as the motorcycle racing games. I would pick up Forza Motorsport 5 – game of the Year edition for sure!

I have no idea when this promotion ends so please purchase sooner rather than risk missing out.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)