EA Games: Graduation Sale means 30% Off Games!

Listen up! The folks at EA Games (“Challenge Everything”) are having a “graduation sale” over in their online store! If you’re a PC Gamer, you can now save on games like The Sims 3, Mass Effect and Command and Conquer. It goes like this throughout the month of May:

Buy One (1) Game, get 10% Off!
Buy Two (2) Games, get 20% Off!
Buy Three (3) Games, get 30% Off!

A lot of their PC Games are also available as direct downloads, meaning that if you buy them now, you’ll be up and ready to play in a matter of minutes–and nothing beats that kind of instant gratification.

Personally, I would recommend checking out The Sims 3, The Saboteur and anything from The Lord of the Rings, but in the words of LeVar Burton, you don’t have to take my word for it! Check it out yourself!

Two Montreal Cons in the Month of May

Coming up on Sunday, May 9th 2010, check out the next Montreal Comic Con!

It goes down at Place Bonaventure (800 De La Gauchetiere, West) and you can get tickets at the door. THis time around, the convention is smaller and more intimate, dealing primarily with local creators and exhibitors showing off their wares. You can also expect a costume contest (featuring $500 worth of prizes!), so be sure to strap on those superhero duds (or anything from anime, to fantasy to original designs!) and step out before the judges.

Though scaled-down, you can still expect to see some pretty fierce talent at the convention and leading the charge is famed Marvel writer Chris Claremont, whose style and massive body of work have made him one of the biggest names in the biz.

Tickets are $5, but children under 6 and any Moms accompanied by at least one child get in for FREE. The show runs from 11am to 5pm and you can check out their website here for more info.

Next up, on May 16th, be sure to make your way over to the Montreal ToyCon!

If you’re into action figures, collectibles or gaming, this is definitely the con for you. Open from 10am to 5pm and taking place at the Courtyard by Marriott in St. Laurent, ToyCon boasts a huge assortment of toys and vendors, plus a strong showing from some of Montreal’s coolest clubs, including QueLug and the Canadian Garrison of the 501st Legion (look out, Star Wars fans!).

Admission is $4 and children 5 and under get in for free.

So if you’re looking for that one hard-to-find toy, great bargains on some of the best items our there or just a fun way to spend your Sunday, make your way down to the Courtyard and stop on by!

Here’s the info:

7000 Place Robert-Joncas
St-Laurent, QC H4M 2Z5

May 16th, 2010
10am to 5pm

Admission Fees
Admission: $4.00
Kids 5 and under: FREE

Nintendo blames lack of sales on Wii Music, Animal Crossing

While Nintendo still manages to come out on top in terms of console sales with the Wii, the company is still suffering from low software sales for its unique system. And while the Nintendo DS is flourishing in all ways, Video Games Republic has some info as to why its big brother isn’t faring quite as well…

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted that the much hyped Wii Music and Animal Crossing disappointed the company; saying they “did not fulfill our expectations.”

A lack of software sales for Ninty was recently attributed to a lack of big games but most recently Iwata was more specific, naming Wii Music and Animal Crossing as two that failed to live up to the hype.

“Wii Music and Animal Crossing did not fulfil our expectations and only sold through 2.65m and 3.38m copies respectively,” Iwata said at a Q&A.

“Should those two titles have become long-term selling software, we would not have faced a shortage of software titles in the former half of this year.

He also blamed not being able to launch Wii Sports Resort sooner and not being able to “make the software launched in the last holiday season have longer tails.”

The Nintendo boss however remains confident over the launch schedules of Wii Fit Plus and Super Mario Bros. Wii, which will be out this Christmas, which could make a second quarter release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 more likely.

Nintendo will also be banking on its Wii Vitality Sensor, which Iwata hopes will have a “large impact in society”.

Will you hit the stores for post-Thanksgiving sales?

I am curious by nature. Everyone is talking about the market downturn and how poorly the economy is performing. Please complete my survey. Be honest….

Update: I am surprised, I thought there would be a higher percentage for “No”.   It appears that it is not all doom and gloom even though the markets say otherwise.  I hope everyone had a great holiday Thanksgiving.  I will leave this poll up…so if you just stumble upon it…feel free to take the poll.