Week of Mar 24 – 30 Round-up

Week of Mar 24 – 30 Round-up

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This week, we are helping out 13am Games, a Toronto based indie developer, highlight their Steam sale of Runbow — on sale for $8.49 (50% off) until April 6.

What is Runbow? We’ll let them describe it in their own words:

Runbow is a colour-based platformer where the environment is constantly changing as you play. If the colour of the background matches the colour of a platform or obstacle in the game it disappears, so if you can’t see it it doesn’t exist. The game is a fast and frantic challenge for players looking to master the 200+ levels, or try their hand at playing online with people all over the world. With 19 indie guest characters, dozens of costumes, hundreds of levels and 9 player matches online and locally, Runbow will have you running back for more. Are you ready?

We’re ready! We’re also ready to give out a Steam code for Runbow everyday from March 24 – 30. Keep a lookout on our Twitter and Facebook feeds for them.

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Here’s Something You May Have Missed

  • Until Mar 28: Buy GeForce GTX 1070 or 1080, choose your free game (sold by Amazon.ca only) via Amazon.ca
Week of Mar 17 – 23 Round-up

Week of Mar 17 – 23 Round-up

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Mass Effect will go down as one of my favorite series ever. I enjoyed Mass Effect 3 for what it was and didn’t let the less than stellar ending ruin an otherwise solid game. So when Andromeda was announced, I was more than ready to explore and converse with aliens once again. But as we got closer to launch, I looked at the growing pile of games and cancelled my E3 pre-order. I have every intention to check it out but just not right now. 

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Here’s Something You May Have Missed

  • Until Mar 28: Buy GeForce GTX 1070 or 1080, choose your free game (sold by Amazon.ca only) via Amazon.ca
Week of Mar 10 – 16 Round-up

Week of Mar 10 – 16 Round-up

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Nier was a strange game. The ideas behind it were held back by its execution but I still have fondness for the title. So when the sequel was announced and it was revealed that Square Enix was partnering with Platinum Games, I couldn’t pre-order it fast enough. Unfortunately, the game sits on my kitchen counter still in its shrink wrap. Yakuza 0 occupies my playing time these days and with a little game called Breath of the Wild lurking about, I have no idea when I’ll get to Nier: Automata.

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Here’s Something You May Have Missed

  • Until Mar 28: Buy GeForce GTX 1070 or 1080, choose your free game (sold by Amazon.ca only) via Amazon.ca
Week of Mar 3 – 9 Round-up

Week of Mar 3 – 9 Round-up

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It’s amazing how quickly we went from announcement to launch with the Nintendo Switch. I have one pre-ordered but I don’t have that Switch fever that many across the globe seem to have. I can wait a couple of weeks for my stuff to arrive. It’s good to see The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild receive so much praise as well. Nintendo needs a strong launch game like this and it looks like we’re getting one. Will it be enough to convince people to drop $399.99 to play it? We shall see.

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Here’s Something You May Have Missed

  • Price cut: Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle is $598 USD ($200 off) via Oculus
  • Costco membership fees going up by $5 – $10 on June via CBC
  • Until Mar 28: Buy GeForce GTX 1070 or 1080, choose your free game (sold by Amazon.ca only) via Amazon.ca

March 2017 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Disc Jam
  • Tearaway Unfolded
  • Lumo

PlayStation 3

  • Under Night: In-Birth
  • Earth Defense Force 2025

PlayStation Vita

  • Lumo
  • Severed
Week of Feb 24 – Mar 2 Round-up

Week of Feb 24 – Mar 2 Round-up

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Horizon: Zero Dawn looks to be Guerrilla Games’ first universally acclaimed game. Their efforts with the Killzone franchise have been spotty at best. I liked Killzone 2 but I know plenty who hated the way the game controlled. I had Horizon pre-ordered but decided to hold back on it until it got cheaper. (Way too many games in March!) I might be waiting a while if this game ends up selling well which is fine when you consider I have in my backlog and on the way to me.

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Here’s Something You May Have Missed

  • Until Feb 28: Spend $100 Get $15 on PSN Store via PlayStation
  • Until Mar 28: Buy GeForce GTX 1070 or 1080, choose your free game (sold by Amazon.ca only) via Amazon.ca
  • Xbox Game Pass coming this Spring for $13.99 per month via MapleSyrup & Xbox Wire

March 2017 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Layers of Fear
  • Evolve: Ultimate Edition

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Borderlands 2
  • Heavy Weapon
Week of Feb 10 – 16 Round-up

Week of Feb 10 – 16 Round-up

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I have zero interest in Ubisoft’s For Honor. I actually have zero interest in many of Ubisoft’s slate of 2017 games but that’s a story for another time. For Honor looks interesting but not for $79.99. It looks like a game that occupies the same space as Chivalry: Medieval Warfare or Mount & Blade but polished and fluffed up to justify a higher price tag. I could be completely wrong about this assessment but that’s the impression I’m getting whenever I see footage of it.

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Week of Feb 3 – 9 Round-up

Week of Feb 3 – 9 Round-up

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Team Ninja’s Ni Oh sounds like my kind of jam. I should have taken opportunities to try it for myself but for one reason or another, I never found the time to try one of their many limited time betas. It sounds brutal but fair and unlike other games in this vein, they gave the user the ability to choose between favoring performance (60 FPS) or image quality (30 FPS) on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. Allowing users to focus on gameplay and performance is a very appealing feature that I wished From Software offered. The notion that From Software values gameplay so highly when their games frequently stumble down below 30 FPS on consoles was always baffling to me. Unfortunately, like with the numerous betas, I have other games lined up and probably won’t be getting around to it any time soon.

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February 2017 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Not a Hero
  • Starwhal
  • Ninja Senki DX
  • TorqueL

PlayStation 3

  • Starwhal
  • Anna – Extended Edition

PlayStation Vita

  • Ninja Senki DX
  • TorqueL
Week of Jan 27 – Feb 2 Round-up

Week of Jan 27 – Feb 2 Round-up

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Happy Lunar New Year to my fellow asians! Yes, it’s another Overwatch themed week but I just adore what Blizzard have done for this event so much that I just had to feature it this week. Prosperity and good fortune to all the roosters out there!

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February 2017 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time
  • Project CARS

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Week of Jan 20 – 26 Round-up

Week of Jan 20 – 26 Round-up

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Yakuza 0 is nearly upon us and it’s glorious. I don’t have a review yet but I’m loving every moment of what I’ve played thus far. I hold Yakuza 2 and 4 very highly and this might surpass those two entries. I didn’t play 5 due to series fatigue but 0 has reinvigorated me. What I love most about this series is the organic way which I learn about Japanese culture. It’s also a time capsule highlighting the technology and fashion of the time. So if you’re looking to learn a thing or two about late 1980s Japan while stomping heads, give this game a shot. 

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