Canadian Video Game Deals for the Week of August 24th to 30th, 2012

Following are the deals to be found this week at the EB Games, Zellers, Walmart, Toys R Us, Future Shop, and Best Buy stores across the Canada. Please note that some of these deals were found using a Toronto postal code, and may not apply in all regions; to find whether or not your local stores are participating, click the associated links below.


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  • The ASUS Transformer pad TF-300T is $377.99, $22 off.
  • Max Payne 3 is $29.99, $30 off, until September 5th.
  • The 250GB Xbox 360 is $249.99, $50 off.
  • The 320GB Xbox 360 media hard drive is $119.99, $30 off.
  • Kinect is now $109.99, $40 off (which should be the regular price from now on, rather than a deal).
  • WWE ’12 is $29.99, $20 off.
  • UFC Undisputed 3 is now $39.99, $20 off.
  • Gran Turismo 5 and Wipeout 2048 are each $19.99, $20 off.
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is now $29.99, $10 off.
  • Get Assassin’s Creed III at EB Games when it’s released on October 30th to get the exclusive “Lost Mayan Ruins” single-player mission and sawtooth sword weapon unlock.
  • At 6pm on August 24th at the 267 Yonge Street location in Toronto, you can meet members of the Mega, Xbox, and EB Games community teams and answer questions to win prizes.
  • From August 26th to September 30th, get an extra 20 percent in store credit for games traded towards refurbished iDevices.
  • Until August 26th, get an extra 20 percent in store credit when you trade in old consoles, games, and accessories towards any new refurbished console or handheld.


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  • Save 30 percent on all MEGA BLOKS building sets and blocks, including the Halo sets.


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  • A 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold card is $49.83 (was $56.83-$59.99).
  • The Xbox 360 wireless headset is $39.83, $10 off.


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  • All Pokemon figures and playsets are 25 percent off.
  • All Mario and Sonic figures and plush are also 25 percent off.
  • Receive one of the following games free when you purchase any PlayStation 3 console: Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Jak & Daxter Collection, Gran Turismo 5, EyePet & Friends, and Twisted Metal, each valued at $39.99 except Twisted Metal, which is $59.99 regularly.
  • Batman: Arkham City is $29.97, $10 off.
  • 25 percent off any Skylanders Figure or Adventure Pack (excluding the Starter Pack) when you buy a selected Skylanders storage case.


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  • Purchase Guild Wars or Madden NFL 13 between August 28th and 30th and get $10 towards any game in September.
  • Trade in two select games to get Guild Wars or Madden NFL 13 free.
  • Trade in one select game to get Madden NFL 13 for PlayStation Vita free.
  • Purchase a Nintendo 3DS for $169.99 and receive a free copy of Steel Diver, a $40 value (see my review here).
  • The Turtle Beach Ear Force X32 Wireless Gaming Headset is now $79.99, $20 off.
  • The Turtle Beach Ear Force P21 Gaming Headphones are $59.99, $20 off.
  • Purchase a 250GB Xbox 360 console for $249.99, a savings of $50, and receive free copies of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Assassin’s Creed II, a $40 value.
  • Purchase a 160GB PlayStation 3 console for $249.99 and get free copies of Resident Evil 5 and inFAMOUS, a $40 value.
  • Trade in five select games to get a PlayStation Vita WiFi unit with Madden NFL 13 for $99.99.
  • Get a free $50 gift card with the purchase of a PlayStation Vita WiFi unit with Madden NFL 13.
  • Get a $10 gaming credit when you pre-order one of the following games between August 24th and August 30th: NHL 13, Borderlands 2, and FIFA Soccer 13.
  • Save up to $20 on the following PlayStation Vita games: Lumines, Dungeon Hunter Alliance, Rayman Origins, Resistance: Burning Skies, Mortal Kombat, Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen, Asphalt Injection, and Hot Shots Golf.
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is $29.99, $10 off.


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  • Purchase Madden NFL 13 and save $10 on your next video game.
  • Pre-order Madden NFL 13 and receive exclusive NFL Legend Bill Walsh and Jerry Rice for use in “Madden Ultimate Team,” plus 800 bonus Reward Zone points.
  • Trade two games and get Madden NFL 13 free.
  • Kinect is now $109.99, $40 off (which should be the regular price from now on, rather than a deal).
  • Get a free $50 gift card with the purchase of a PlayStation Vita WiFi unit with Madden NFL 13 for $249.99.
  • Pre-order Guild Wars and get 800 bonus Reward Zone points.
  • Trade two games to get Guild Wars free.
  • Get 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold for $39.99, $20 off.
  • Get Max Payne 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, or Spec Ops: The Line Premium Edition for $39.99, $20 off.
  • Get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Saints Row: The Third, Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition (may be delayed due to stock shipments, rainchecks available during flyer period), Forza Motorsport 4, or LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for $29.99, $20 off.
  • Get Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, or Just Dance 3 for $19.99, $20 off.
  • The Xbox 360 250GB Summer Value Bundle with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is $249.99, a savings of $80.
  • The Xbox 360 320GB Media Hard Drive with LEGO Star Wars III is $99.99, $50 off.
  • The Turtle Beach Xbox 360 Ear Force X12 and Turtle Beach PlayStation®3 Ear Force P11 Headsets are each $39.99, $20 off.

That’s all for this week, and you can find the relevant pages from the flier by clicking the link for each section. If you know any other places featuring some great deals, drop us a line at marios.hat.news [at] gmail.com, and I’ll try to post them as soon as I can.

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