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.

Week of May 22 – 28 Round-up

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Splatoon launches late next week. I’ve heard good things coming out of those Global Testfires. I would have tried it myself but the restrictive 1-hour test sessions didn’t work out for me. I’m curious how well it will do for Nintendo. If I’m not mistaken, this is their first new IP for the Nintendo Wii U and they seem very keen on it. 

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Deals Ahoy

There were a lot of deals last week and many of them continue this week. Some were expected like Assassin’s Creed: Unity for $29.99 but I didn’t expect the likes of Bloodborne to go on sale for $39.99 so soon.

Then there’s the VISA Checkout promotion over at Indigo which is almost too good to pass up if you’re in the market for any console at the moment.

It almost makes up for the fact that new releases are $79.99. Almost.

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.

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