Week of Jun 29 – Jul 5 Round-up

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Lumines was a very special game for the PlayStation Portable. I wasn’t very good at it but I found myself playing it over and over again. It came out for the Xbox 360 as Lumines Live but I just didn’t gravitate towards it as a console game. It played fine, looked great and sounded amazing but I associated this kind of game as an easy pick-up and put-down kind of game. I essentially want it on a portable. Lumines Remastered for Switch looks to be the high definition Lumines game that I always wanted. 

July 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Heavy Rain
  • Absolver: Online Melee Action

PlayStation 3

  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess

PlayStation Vita

  • Space Overlords
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma, PS Vita

 

Changing PayPal’s Default Currency Conversion Option

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So you have a credit card that doesn’t charge conversion fees and you’ve added it to your Paypal account. That’s it right? You’re no longer being charged conversion fees when using PayPal! Not quite.

By default Paypal performs its own currency conversion and charges you up to 3.5% on top of the exchange rate. To change this option, log onto your Paypal account and follow the steps below:

1. Click “Profile” cog in the top right.

 

2. Click “Payments“.

 

3. Click “Preapproved Payments“.

 

4. Click “Set Available Funding Sources“.

Paypal Currency Conversion Option - Step 4

5. Click “Conversion Options” beside the credit card with no currency conversion fee.

Paypal Currency Conversion Option - Step 5

6. Select “Bill me in the currency listed on the seller’s invoice.” and click “Submit“.

Paypal Currency Conversion Option - Step 6

That’s it! No more currency conversion fees! Please leave a comment below if these steps are out of date.

Week of Jun 22 – 28 Round-up

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I enjoyed my time with the Mario Tennis Aces multiplayer beta a few weeks ago. There was a big of lag and it lacked the ability to play without the ridiculous powers but the bottom line was: this was a solid package. However, I didn’t feel it was a solid package for $79.99. I enjoyed the online festivities but I primarily enjoy my tennis games for the wacky single player mini-games. Unfortunately, the reviews didn’t speak highly of that side of the game. And since I’m not even sure if I’m going to get Nintendo’s online service, I just didn’t think this was a worthy purchase at this time. 

Week Jun 15 – 21 Round-up

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I haven’t heard of Yoku’s Island Express until a very enthusiastic Jeff Gerstmann said it was more fun than any other game he played during E3 2018’s Judge’s week. Then I took a look at the trailer and was sold. Pinball platforming sounds like a lot of fun and I am a fan of the game’s visual style so it seems like a no brainer to pick this up on one of the four platforms it’s available on. The question is: when will I actually do it? I’m currently deep into Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and I’m about to start Horizon: Zero Dawn. I eventually want to play Rise of the Tomb Raider as well so I’m mulling a purchase of that as well. Too many games…

Week of Jun 8 – 14 Round-up

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I’m sure there’s an alternate timeline where the name “Motorstorm” would send millions of people into a frenzy. Motorstorm — or any driving game from Evolution Studios — never resonated with me. I never felt connected with their racers. They tend to look amazing but something about how their cars handled never appealed to me. During the PlayStation 3 era, I was firmly in the Wipeout HD camp. I tried out Motorstorm and Motorstorm: Pacific Rift demos but they just didn’t grab me the same way Wipeout did. And now remnants of that team are back with Onrush and I’m apathetic towards it. It does look pretty though.

Week of Jun 1 – 7 Round-up

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The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection looks to be quite the deal if you pre-ordered it for the PlayStation 4, PC or Xbox One. I think they should have included Ultra Street Fighter IV in the package but alas what can you do? The only reason I didn’t pre-order it is because of the unknown port quality. I didn’t want to spend $49.99 on non-refundable PSN Store purchase. Oh well, I’m sure this will go sale along with Ultra Street Fighter IV one day and I’ll get my Hadouken fix for less than a large pizza one day.

June 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
  • Smite Gold Bundle

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventures Continues

June 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • XCOM 2
  • Trials Fusion

PlayStation 3

  • Zombie Driver HD
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

PlayStation Vita

  • Atomic Ninjas
  • Squares

Week of May 25 – 31 Round-up

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Dark Souls was an interesting game and one that I enjoyed far more than Demon’s Souls. I understood what From Software was trying to accomplish with these Souls games but I just didn’t understand how anyone could claim they were a gameplay focused development studio when they chose to prioritize visual fidelity over maintaining a steady framerate. It was not until Bloodborne where I can honestly say they were well playing games. And now with Dark Souls: Remastered, maybe I will be able to say the same with Dark Souls.

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Chelsea R.! You won the $50 Amazon.ca Gift Card. Expect the gift card in your e-mail soon!

Thanks everyone for entering!

Week of May 18 – 24 Round-up

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Here is my third chance to pick up a version of Hyrule Warriors. It will also be the third time that I will pass on this spin-off. Warriors/musou’ games have their fans and I’m glad they continue to be served with fun crossovers like this. I don’t know many franchises out there who get their favorite franchises featured with a gameplay system that they enjoy. One could argue that its a “simple re-skin” but I think that’s selling this game short. If it was such a shallow experience that nobody liked, it wouldn’t see releases on 3 different platforms. 

Here’s Something I Missed

The 9 year anniversary of Game Deals Canada was May 1! And I completely forgot about it!

To celebrate, here’s a $50 Amazon.ca Gift Card giveaway!

You have until May 24, 2018 8PM ET / 6PM PT to enter.

Week of May 11 – 17 Round-up

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Dragon’s Crown Pro has given me and my girlfriend the opportunity to give this busty sorceress dungeon brawler thing a try. I was quite aware of the PlayStation 3 and Vita releases of this game but since I wasn’t a big fan of the original Odin Sphere, I passed on it. However, I kept hearing good things about this game. We’ve given the game a go but not enough to come away with a fair assessment, so far it’s been fine though and we’re curious enough to revisit again in the near future.

Here’s Something You May Have Missed

  • Nintendo Switch online service pricing plans are up via Nintendo

Week of May 4 – 10 Round-up

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I should be playing BattleTech. I like mechs. I like strategy games. This game looks like it’s made for me. I was a big fan of Mechwarrior and BattleTech franchise growing up so this should be a no brainer. I know it’s nothing like Mech Commander but I am intrigued and I have heard nothing but good things. about it. 

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