Week of May 15 – 21 Round-up

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The Witcher 3 promises to be the witchiest Witcher game to ever grace the gaming landscape. I enjoyed the previous two games despite their flaws. Humans hate elves, elves have beef with dwarves and everyone hates the Witcher and his philandering ways. I have a PlayStation 4 copy on the way and cleared my schedule. I’m ready.

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Enjoy Your Long Weekend

This long weekend snuck up on me. It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here but i’m looking forward to the respite. I wouldn’t be surprised if BestBuy throw up one of their long weekend online-only sales. It might be your best bet to get a copy of The Witcher 3 at a discount for a while.

Of course, we’ll keep you posted if/when a sale goes up.

Week of May 8 – 14 Round-up

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Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster is making its way to the PlayStation 4. I could have picked a sappy picture for this week’s banner but I thought it would be appropriate to remind everyone how creepy the cutscene Tidus looked. I didn’t pick up the HD remaster on the PlayStation 3 and Vita and I don’t think I’ll pick up the latest revision either. Or at least not any time soon. I played it on the PlayStation 2, enjoyed it for what it was but I have no desire to revisit it whatsoever.

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And The Winner Is…

Belickade! You’ve been contacted and we await your answer.

Week of May 1 – 7 Round-up

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The standalone expansion for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is coming out next week. And I just loved this screenshot for the Nazi fleeing from bats and the other’s disdain for that poor rat. I loved Wolfenstein: The New Order so I’ll definitely pick up The Old Blood. It’s just a matter of when.

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$79.99 Games Are Definitely a Reality

Just in case you didn’t believe new releases were going to $79.99 back in March, Electronic Arts and Activision have made it loud and clear that new titles will be $79.99. Both Star Wars: Battlefront and Call of Duty: Black Ops III is $79.99 across retail and digital stores.

It’s too bad we no longer get Canadian NPD numbers because I would really like to know how these prices will affect sales figures of these high profile titles.

6 Year Anniversary Giveaway

I nearly forgot about this. Today is the sixth anniversary of GameDealsCanada! To celebrate, here’s a $50 Amazon.ca Gift Card giveaway.

All you have to do is leave a comment below and a random winner will be unveiled on next week’s news post. Good luck!

Week of Apr 24 – 30 Round-up

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This week’s image is from Broken Age. Act 2 is set to debut on April 28 on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. It was the first Kickstarter projects that I backed and I’ve been happy with what they’ve delivered thus far. The first act was pleasant and left me wanting more which cannot be said for that other Kickstarter project that I backed. Republique was not my thing whatsoever.

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A Couple of Reminders


Week of Apr 17 – 23 Round-up

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This week’s image is from Grand Theft Auto V which debuted this past Tuesday on PC. I hear it’s a pretty good port. I played on the PlayStation 4 and enjoyed it there so I can only imagine the PC version would be extra wonderful at 60 FPS. 

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Not much to share this week. If applicable to your corner of the nation, enjoy the warm weather!

Week of Apr 10 – 16 Round-up

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This week’s image is from Mortal Kombat X which debut’s next week. I loved Mortal Kombat 9 for its wonderful campaign. I hoped more companies would take inspiration from that game and include robust campaigns of their own but that was not the case at all. Despite my love for the last game, I’m not picking up Mortal Kombat X on day one. I’m going to wait for the inevitable “Komplete” edition. I’m not big on the competitive fighting game scene, so I don’t feel like I’m missing out.

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Trying Some Ads

I’ve been trying some Google Ad banners on the site over the last few days but I’m trying to be smart about it. I’m not a fan of ads and I certainly don’t need to include them at this time but I figured it’s an interesting thing to play around with. If I get to make a few pennies along the way, that would be sweet as well.

I originally included a banner ad just below the GameDealsCanada logo but I felt ads stuck out like a sore thumb there. So at this moment, the sole active ad is the one you see at the bottom of each page. I figured once you’re done checking out the deals, something may catch your eye in an ad. Or not.

Hopefully these ads aren’t intrusive. If they are, please report them to me and I’ll see if I can do something about it.

Week of Apr 3 – 8 Round-up

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This week’s image is from Bastion. It was fantastic and the upcoming PlayStation 4 release will undoubtedly be fantastic as well. If you haven’t played before, I highly recommend it. Maybe not at the $14.99 asking price though. 

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Goodbye FutureShop

That was weird wasn’t? Suddenly — on a Saturday no less — FutureShop ceased to exist. Just over three months into 2015 and we already lost Target Canada and FutureShop. I can’t help but wonder what the next big box retail store will go.

I preferred shopping at BestBuy because of the RewardZone points but always chose to pre-order my games from FutureShop during E3 time because I preferred the cash discount instead of the cumbersome RewardZone gift certificates.

Outside of the reasons that I outlined, did anyone actually have a preference for FutureShop over BestBuy? Or vice versa?

Week of Mar 27 – Apr 2 Round-up

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Check out the wet butt of this Aston Martin Vantage. It’s from upcoming driving simulator, Project Cars. I have no intention on picking it up (primarily because I don’t know much about it) but I wanted to use it in order to segue into this beautiful Top Gear video. Pour one out for the controversial BBC show. I’ll miss it.

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A Good Time To Pick Up Consoles?

The console hardware promotions have been popping up frequently over the last couple of weeks. Microsoft and retailers were offering free game and discounts on numerous bundles throughout the March break. Sony’s PlayStation 4 offered numerous free games but we haven’t seen a straight slashing until this week. This is the first discount on PlayStation 4 consoles in 2015 but the sad reality is: they merely cut the price down to launch prices.

Microsoft’s Xbox One features more aggressive promotions, yesterday FutureShop was offering $50 off Xbox One Assassin’s Creed console bundles and included a $50 Xbox Live! card. If you missed that, the Microsoft Store is offering its own $50 discount along with a free controller.

If you’re itching to join the latest generation, it’s not a terrible time to pick up a console. I hear that Bloodborne is pretty rad.


Week of Mar 20 – 26 Round-up

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This week’s image is from the upcoming game, Bloodborne. I skipped Dark Souls II but I’ll be there on day one for Bloodborne. I sincerely hope the technical issues are virtually non-existent. But considering From Software’s history with the Souls series, I’m keeping expectations in check.

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$79.99 games are a reality

It was just a few weeks ago when we were all staring blankly at $74.99 price tags. And now we’re seeing titles like Omega Quintet and Disgaea 5 priced at $79.99 at EB Games.

Disgaea 5 - 80 MSRP Omega Quintet - 80 MSRP

I’m not disgusted. I’m actually amused with the fact that publishers and retailers have the balls to price these titles so high. They believe people will actually pay and I bet some will. Hopefully only the 15 or so people who have already rated those games 4/5 stars on EB Games site will actually do so. Everyone else should vote with their wallets and wait for lower price points.

Remember $59.99? Those were good times.

Week of Mar 13 – 19 Round-up

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This week’s image is from the upcoming game, Battlefield: Hardline. I’m a fan of Battlefield and its shenanigans but I wasn’t keen on what I saw of Hardline. I’m also perfectly content with Battlefield 4 which just received a large patch that brought it up to par. Let’s hope the next Battlefield they announce is either Battlefield 5 or another Bad Company.

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There’s not much news this week but there are plenty of deals — especially if you’re looking into picking up an Xbox One. I’d personally take advantage of the Amazon.ca offer with the $50 credit but I already own an Xbox One. I’m also ashamed to admit that I have yet to play a single game on it.

I own a copy of Sunset Overdrive and I will eventually play it, I just feel bad for treating it like my neglected PS Vita. If you think a backlog of games is bad, how about a backlog of consoles?

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