xBox One

August 13

EA Access Now Available For Xbox One! Pay Just $4.99/ Month For Free Games, Discounts Etc.

Posted by on August 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM

EA Access Now Available For Xbox One! Pay Just $4.99/ Month For Free Games, Discounts Etc.

Got an Xbox One or planning to get one? Then subscribe to Ea Access for just $4.99 to save on the purchases of games, play games for free and much more!

First of all, this is only valid for Xbox One. Second of all, if you have or are planning to get an Xbox One, then $4.99 is hardly a bank-breaking fee especially since you will end up saving so much more money in long term. An average game usually runs upwards of $70 but with EA Access, you gain access to select games per month with the vault, but there are other benefits as well.

In fact, here are the three main advantages to getting to subscribing to EA Access:

The Vault

Once subscribed, you will gain access to the vault, which will allow you to play games for free and unlike PS Plus’ rather mediocre line-up of games, which are mostly indie ones, EA Access is setting the bar much higher by promising only the best games like Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4 and Peggle 2 and many others to be added later on as well.

Play For Less

EA Access members can also save 10% on all digital purchases of games. Sadly, this doesn’t apply to physical copies of games but with the way in which everything is transferring to cloud technology, I doubt many of you will mind, especially if you save money. Plus, most games tend to be cheaper digitally, so you might even be looking at save even more than just 10% in comparison to the retail price of physical copies.

Play First

With this benefit, you are given the advantage of downloading and playing games five days before they are released! This is definitely a major perk, especially for full-time gamers, but I’m sure any gamer would appreciate the extra time to learn the ropes of a new game and take a shot at setting high scores. Plus, it would give a major competitive edge over friends who would be playing the game on a PlayStation 4! EA Access Now Available For Xbox One! Pay Just $4.99/ Month For Free Games, Discounts Etc. The only drawback is that you are only provided a limited amount of time in order to try the game, but it’s still a neat feature to have nonetheless, especially if you have been eagerly awaiting the release of a specific game (i.e. NHL 15).

Moosers, do you own an Xbox One? Will you be subscribing to EA Access? Let us know in the comments section!

(Expiry: Never)

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August 10

(PS4 & Xbox One) Best Buy Canada: WWE 2k15 Hulkamania Edition Pre-Order – Just $70 + Free Shipping!

Posted by on August 10, 2014 at 11:30 PM

(PS4 & Xbox One) Best Buy Canada: WWE 2k15 Hulkamania Edition Pre Order   Just $70 + Free Shipping!

Negativity and Hulkamania: two things that don’t go together! Luckily, you can pre-order WWE 2k15 Hulkamnia edition on PS4 or Xbox One for just $69.99 at Best Buy. It’s set to release on October 28th 2014.

First of all, let me start off by saying that you should not wait to pre-order. Best Buy lists this game at a regular price of $69.99 but everywhere else (i.e. Amazon and EB Games), it’s $109.99, which puts this deal at close to a 40% discount in comparison. It’s even already sold out at Future Shop, where it was available for $69.99 as well!

Plus, the vast majority of PlayStation and Xbox One games tend to retail for $69.99, so the fact that this limited edition is at the same price is definitely pretty awesome, especially since the regular edition of this game is retailing for that same exact price right now, but without all of the following bonus features that the Hulkamania edition has:

  • Collective art card personally autographed by Hulk Hogan
  • Funko “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan vinyl figure
  • Authentic piece of ring canvas from Hulk Hogan’s Monday Night Raw appearance on March 10, 2014 in Memphis, TN
  • Premium packaging

In this edition of the game, players are also granted access to two exclusive characters: Hulk Hogan and “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan. It’s also a game that can either be played alone as singleplayer or in a multiplayer mode as it’s in a professional wresting fighting genre. Even cooler is that this latest instalment will focus on a historical timeline of past WWE rivalries, which die hard WWE fans are sure to enjoy. On the same vein, I’m sure just about anyone could enjoy the storyline as well in order to learn more about the history of the WWE, even though it’s fake! (PS4 & Xbox One) Best Buy Canada: WWE 2k15 Hulkamania Edition Pre Order   Just $70 + Free Shipping!

I have to admit that I’m not the biggest Hulk Hogan fan but this is definitely a deal I’ll be taking advantage of as soon as possible before it sells out. I’m certain that my hubby will enjoy playing, especially with the Hulk Hogan character.

Fun fact: did you know that Hulkamnia was started after Hulk Hogan won the 1984 edition of Championship Wrestling? That was 30 years ago! Even crazier is that from 2005 to 2007, Hulk Hogan made a comeback, during which he was in his 50′s!

(Image Credit: Megan Elice Meadows)

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August 1

(PS4 & Xbox One) Pre-Order Batman: Arkham Knight For Just $57 + Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on August 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM

(PS4 & Xbox One) Pre Order Batman: Arkham Knight For Just $57 + Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca

The dawn is coming and luckily, you can save a couple of bucks before it does. Batman: Arkham Knight is coming out in 2015 and for a limited time, you can pre-order it for just $56.99 at Amazon for either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Its regular retail price is of $69.99, which put this deal at a 19% discount. Plus, since Amazon offers free shipping to most orders over $25, you are also sure to get your game shipped at no additional cost!

One of the trendiest quotes in the online community right now is: “Always be yourself! Unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman”. I couldn’t agree with it more, and what better way to be Batman than by playing this iconic character on either PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One?

Keep in mind that although Amazon is displaying an October 2014 release for this game, this is inaccurate. Rocksteady’s marketing game manager recently released a statement saying that the release date has been pushed back to 2015, though he hasn’t specified when exactly, due to the fact that they want to make sure that the game is absolutely perfect. In fact, his exact words were: “we just want to make this the best experience that we can, and that takes time”, as published on Gamespot. Definitely can’t argue with that, though I’m sure all of you Batman fans are eagerly awaiting its release!

Given that the last Batman to be released on PlayStation, Batman: Arkham City, was a major success, I have no doubts that the upcoming one will be just as awesome, especially since it will be tailored to the new video game consoles. I haven’t tried Xbox One yet but I have recently invested in a PlayStation 4 and I must say that it is all it’s cracked up to be. The graphics are absolutely phenomenal and I’m definitely looking forward to giving the new Batman a whirl, simply to see the level of details that will be injected into the game. In fact, here’s a review I found on Arkham City on Amazon:

This game is by far the best game I have ever played I definitely recommend this game if you are a batman fan!!!

Have you played any of the previous Batman games? What are your thoughts on them?

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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.

(Image Credit: Mack Male)

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November 23

Microsoft Canada Store: Save $50 On Xbox One Complete Bundle

Posted by on November 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM


Microsoft Canada Store: Save $50 On Xbox One Complete Bundle

xBox One, Kinect, Controller, xBox Live, Microsoft Complete and two games for less than $700? Yes please!

This is a pure math deal. Normally the xBox One, Controller and Kinect cost $499.99. The games are $59.99 each. xBox Live is $59.99. A three year extended warranty through Microsoft Complete is $69.99. That’s $749.95 worth of xBox One goodies. You, dear reader, are getting it all for $699.95 because you came to BargainMoose around Black Friday. Pretty sweet deal just for showing up, eh? You get $50 off just for being here!

For the games, you can pick up two games from Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome and Zoo Tycoon. Out of those, Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome are definitely the most interesting to me. I do like the ‘Tycoon’ games, though. I never played Zoo Tycoon, but I used to be totally into Roller Coaster Tycoon. That was an awesome game. Of course, your xBox Live subscription will come in handy to play online, and the extended warranty through Microsoft Complete will help when your xBox One “accidentally” gets broken seconds after you’re pwned by some 13 year old kid screaming racial slurs at you over comms.

All your gear will ship for free from Microsoft straight to you or to the gamer in your life as a Christmas Gift! Check the forums for more free shipping deals.

(Expires: Unknown)

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September 27

Price Showdown: PS4 vs. xBox One vs. WiiU – FIGHT!

Posted by on September 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Price Showdown: PS4 vs. xBox One vs. WiiU   FIGHT!

The next generation of the console wars is here, and all the nerds like me have our preferences based on prejudice, technology and a bunch of other factors. A lot of the normal people out there are more concerned about cost. You can’t really have a cost analysis without having a bit of discussion of features, so I’ll provide the prices and a winner based solely on those prices, but I’m going to editorialize it somewhat. For full disclosure, I’m a total Sony fan boy, but I’ll keep this strictly professional. These things aren’t cheap and while you may initially see a clear winner based just on the price tag, there are other considerations that you’ll want to think about before making your decision. All the prices here are MSRP for official products. PS4, WiiU, xBox OneFIGHT!

Price Showdown: PS4 vs. xBox One vs. WiiU   FIGHT!

Initial cost

If you are only concerned about the sticker hanging under the console at your local Walmart, then the WiiU is the console for you. There is no denying that Nintendo has the lowest price around.

The winner on price is indeed the WiiU, but keep in mind that the WiiU is, any way you cut it, a lesser piece of technology. Among the biggest issues aside from straight power considerations are its storage and lack of Blu-ray capabilities. The WiiU storage goes up to 32GB, PS4 has a 500GB user-upgrade-able HDD and the xBox One 360 has a fixed 500GB HDD. The xBox One and the PS4 have BluRay while the WiiU does not. If you bought a PS3 last generation and use that as your only BluRay player, a WiiU won’t replace that functionality.

Winner: WiiU

Price Showdown: PS4 vs. xBox One vs. WiiU   FIGHT!

Peripherals

There is no real winner here, but technically you could get by with spending less on stuff for the WiiU. The reason there is no real clear winner is that the Wii U has three controllers. One of them is in two parts like the Wii. You don’t need both parts so if you only get the one, it’s cheaper. If you end up getting both parts it will cost more, and it’s even more if you pick up their other xBox-like game pad. Like I said, this one is a bit muddy, but just for the fact that you can theoretically get by with spending less, I’ll give it to the WiiU again.

Winner: WiiU

Price Showdown: PS4 vs. xBox One vs. WiiU   FIGHT!

Games

If you are looking ahead and hoping you can save a bit on the games, you can’t. They all MSRP at the same level!

Winner: Tie!

Price Showdown: PS4 vs. xBox One vs. WiiU   FIGHT!

Online

  • Microsoft xBox Live Gold - $59.99/year
  • Sony PS Plus - $49.99/year
  • Nintendo WiiU - $0

Note: Buy these ones directly from the console or from a bricks and mortar store.

Nintendo again. Play your games online for free!

The WiiU is the clear winner, but just for the sake of discussion, let’s talk about PS4 vs xBox One. PS Plus is required for online gaming and xBox Live Gold is required to do anything online. This means that if you want to use your xBox One with, as an example, Netflix, you need to buy your Netflix subscription and xBox Live Gold. PS4 only requires PS Plus for online gaming. On top of that, PS Plus is $10 less per year.

Winner: WiiU

Price Showdown: PS4 vs. xBox One vs. WiiU   FIGHT!

Other considerations

This is something I’ve been telling people since the GameCube, PS2, and xBox days. You need to consider your needs when you buy a console. Are you buying a console for a seven year old? Right now, as far as games go, WiiU is the best for little kids. The thing is that little kids grow up. This generation of consoles is likely going to last around eight years. When your seven year old is a fifteen year old, he (or she) might want something that has some more adult game selections. What’s a parent to do? Well, I say get a PS4. The xBox skews more towards adult games, WiiU is kid-leaning and the PS4 fits in the middle. This argument seems to get less and less true as the years go by and exclusive titles become more of a rarity, but it still rings true to an extent, so keep that in mind. There are still games that won’t make it to the WiiU. Do you really want to pick up a new console when your thirteen year old is bored of the games coming out on the WiiU?

Price Showdown: PS4 vs. xBox One vs. WiiU   FIGHT!

Conclusion

If you are thinking in terms of cost from the time you step in the store to the time you are playing, the WiiU wins. There is no double about that. In a lot of people’s minds, however, the real battle is between the PS4 and xBox One for various reasons that I won’t discuss here. If that is your dilemma, PS4 is the winner. Sony punched Microsoft right in the eye with a knife wielding koala when they announced their $100 undercut on price. It further solidified itself as the best value by announcing that, while PS Plus will be needed for gaming online, you won’t need it for any other services like Netflix.

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September 5

Microsoft Canada: Buy an Xbox 360 Game Now, Trade it in to Get the Xbox One Version for Only $10! (In Store)

Posted by on September 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Microsoft Canada: Buy an Xbox 360 Game Now, Trade it in to Get the Xbox One Version for Only $10! (In Store)

Don’t want to wait until November 22 to get that sweet, sweet game for Xbox One, but don’t want to waste money on games for the Xbox 360? Microsoft Canada has a solution.

First thing I want to point out is that this is only available if you can make it in to a physical Microsoft store, and there are not a lot of them. The few they do have are in big, populated areas, but I figured I’d put the deal up here anyway. I know a lot of people might be excluded from this deal, but a lot of people live in these cities too. There are two locations in Toronto, one in Vancouver and one in Burnaby. They are building one in the West Edmonton Mall and a second in Burnaby. If you can’t make it to one of these places, I’m sorry, you’re out of luck.

I think we can all agree (because gamers are notorious for agreeing on the internet) that Microsoft messed up the launch of the Xbox One. I’ve been watching E3 for a long time and I’ve never seen a crowd lose it over an announcement as much as they did over the PS4. At that moment, the xBone was born and Microsoft started backpedaling.

One of the things they are doing to dig out of the hole they have created for themselves is this deal. You buy an Xbox 360 game now and bring it in, with your receipt, to a physical Microsoft Store and trade it in for the Xbox One version for only $10. It’s an amazing deal and I hope someone at Playstation decides to do this too!

It’s only available on certain big title games. The games are:

  • Battlefield 4
  • Madden NFL 25
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • NBA2K14
  • FIFA 14
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

These are all big name games that are going to be murder to wait for!

(Expires: Unknown)

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