Week of Jul 31 – Aug 5 Round-up

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Galak-Z: The Dimensional is finally coming out next week and I think it’s one of those day one games that I’m gonna have to get. The 20% off for PlayStation Plus members helps. Judging by the early footage like this GiantBomb Quick Look, it’s shaping up to be that summer game that I need in my life right now. 

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Do you use Google+?

Is Google+ still a thing? The news of Google decoupling Google+ and YouTube got me thinking about Google’s social media platform. I don’t know anyone who uses it and it doesn’t appear to be popular in Canada. Checking on the number of “followers” on the GameDealsCanada Google+ page

Now I’m considering shutting it down. I even threw out the idea of shutting down the feed on Google+ and this was the sole response:

“Unfortunately no, I follow you on Facebook too but I discovered you here first…”

So yeah, I think that’s the end of GameDealsCanada’s run on Google+. For me, it’ll be one less thing to worry about from an administration standpoint.

Week of Jul 24 – 30 Round-up

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Street Fighter V doesn’t launch until some time in 2016 but those who pre-ordered can participate in the online beta running until July 28th at 9PM ET (6PM PT). If you need details, I highly recommend you check out this NeoGAF thread. I’m looking forward to it even though I’ll likely get my ass handed to me. I haven’t played a Street Fighter game since Super Street Fighter IV so this should be fun.

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Nothing To Say

Enjoy the great weather!

Week of Jul 17 – 23 Round-up

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Journey is making its way to the PlayStation 4 next week. The PlayStation 3 version was my 2012 game of the year because it made me feel things, man. Like anger and stuff. Seriously though, it’s a game that everyone should sit down and play from beginning to end. I would get the PlayStation 4 version but since I own the game on disc, I’m not eligible for the free version.

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About that Amazon.ca Prime Day

So Amazon.ca’s Prime Day was essentially a bust for the majority of people. Nothing mind blowing popped up throughout the day for video games category or in any other category for that matter. And anytime something decent appeared, people were quick to buy it up.

I wouldn’t have paid $79.99 for Prime Day. Hell, I wouldn’t even redeem my free trial for it.

I wonder how Amazon will respond next year. I wonder if they’ll even hold another one. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Week of Jul 10 – 16 Round-up

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God of War III: Remastered debuts on the PlayStation 4 next week. God of War 3 was one of my favorite games on the PlayStation 3 let alone the franchise. There was something satisfying with the combat that hooked me even if the final set of battles weren’t as epic as they could have been from a spectacle perspective. It was one of the best looking games in 2010 and I’m sure it’ll hold up today thanks to the art style and remastering efforts.

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Amazon.ca’s Prime Day

I’m never in a situation where I needed an item within 2 days, so I’ve been sitting on my Amazon.ca Prime free trial for years now. However, with the announcement of “Prime Day“, I decided to pull the trigger and activate my free trial. Amazon promises “more deals than Black Friday” but will they be better deals than Black Friday? They specifically mentioned video game deals on their promo page so at least I know there could be something of interest for this site.

I’m sure this little “Prime Day” will bring in a lot of Prime members for Amazon but I hope they put on a good show for us Canadians. Unless you care about the unlimited 2-day shipping and storage for photos, Canadian Prime offerings are awful compared to what our U.S counterparts get. I certainly won’t be paying $79.99 per year for a handful of subpar deals.

Week of Jul 3 – 9 Round-up

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions didn’t generate the same amount of fervour as the last two Geometry Wars titles but I’m looking forward to the freebie courtesy of PlayStation Plus. I’ll play on the PlayStation 4 but apparently it’s also making its debut on PlayStation Vita which was a pleasant surprise to me.

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There’s a drought on deals too?

July marks the beginning of slowing new releases and it looks like it also marks fewer deals as well. Not much this week…

Week of Jun 26 – Jul 2 Round-up

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Horizon: Zero Dawn was one of the most intriguing games shown on an E3 press conference this year. Guerrilla Games’ new game has robot dinosaurs and you can hunt them with a bow. Say no more. I’ve already pre-ordered it.

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Summer Drought

The next few months will be a reprieve for those who bought The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and underestimated the amount of stuff those crafty developers at CD Projekt RED crammed into their game. I know I’ll be taking the slow summer months playing catch up on The Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Knight, Massive Chalice, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and whatever else my back log has in store for me.

So many games. So few hours.

Week of Jun 19 – 25 Round-up

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This week’s banner is from Batman: Arkham Knight which I forgot debuts next week. I’m still wandering through The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt so I have no idea when I’ll get to Arkham. Hopefully those of you who pre-ordered titles through this year’s E3 promotions don’t over book yourselves when all these titles eventually come out.

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E3 2015 Is Over

E3 2015 is over and I suspect many of you have invested too much money on future games. Hopefully those games don’t end up like The Last Guardian and you’re holding onto a pre-order for nearly half a decade and then the game moves onto a different platform and you’re wondering to yourself if BestBuy/FutureShop will change the pre-order for you or will you have to pay the new 2020 MSRP of $129.99.

I’m speaking from experience here.

So how many titles did people end up pre-ordering? 18 titles here with the likelihood that many will be cancelled as more info comes out but like people say: it’s easier to pre-order and cancel later than it is to get that discount for a new game.

 

Week of Jun 12 – 18 Round-up

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E3 2015 is just around the corner which means new announcements and E3 promotions. On the games front, I’m hoping to see more titles for 2015. For the deals front, let’s hope Amazon.ca launches their own promotion and let’s hope that it edges out BestBuy’s offer. 

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It’s Over 5000

The GameDealsCanada Twitter just broke the 5000 follower mark. Thanks, everybody!

Summer Sales Begin for PC

GamersGate, GOG and Amazon.com have already started their summer sales but everyone was waiting for the grand daddy of them all, Steam’s which started yesterday.

Be sure to check daily but also be mindful and don’t pull the trigger on sales that aren’t part of the daily flash sales. They might just end up being a flash sale later on. If you mess up, don’t forget you can now get refunds on Steam.

Week of Jun 5 – 11 Round-up

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This week’s banner is a screenshot from Firaxis’ upcoming strategy game, XCOM 2. I really enjoyed their first XCOM title and thus will likely pre-order their follow up during the E3 promo week. If it ends up being a PC only release, I hope they include the controller support from XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It worked surprisingly well.

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BestBuy Promises an “Epic E3 Offer”

E3 2015 is nearly upon us and it looks like BestBuy will offer some kind of promo. I’m sure we’re all hoping it will be more than the usual 33% off but I wouldn’t bet on it.

I also expect Amazon.ca to hold an E3 promotion of their own. Let’s hope they fumble the discounts early on and offer deeper discounts than they intend.

Week of May 29 – Jun 4 Round-up

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This week’s banner features art from DoubleFine’s second Kickstarter game, Massive Chalice. I backed this and I completely forgot that it was coming out on June 1. In my defence, I was distracted by a little game called The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. That’s a pretty good game. I just wish the PlayStation 4 version was a rock solid 30FPS throughout.

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Reminder: Indigo’s 20% off Promotion

You can get 20% off your order when you use VISA checkout over at Indigo.ca. This promotion ends on June 1 at 3:00AM but don’t wait until the last minute.

If you want to buy a console, this promo is tough to beat. If you want to buy Splatoon, this is the cheapest option outside of pre-ordering during E3 promotions.

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