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Nintendo

Where to buy the Metroid Dread: Special Edition and amiibo in Canada

Just announced today at the Nintendo Direct E3 2021, a new Metroid game, Metroid 5 dubbed Metroid Dread has been announced. It’s a 2D Switch game and releases October 8, 2021!

Along with the game announced, to everyone’s excitement, a Special Edition and accompanying amiibo 2-pack was also announced!

The Metroid Dread: Special Edition comes with

  • A special collector’s box
  • Art Book
  • Cart Cards
  • Steelbook (!)

The amiibo 2-pack comes with an amiibo for Samus and also for the E.M.M.I character.

Listings:

Amazon Metroid Dread: Special Edition

Best Buy Metroid Dread: Special Edition

TheSource Metroid Dead: Special Edition

Walmart Metroid Dead: Special Edition

London Drugs Metroid Dread: Special Edition

Toys R Us Metroid Dread Special Edition

amiibo Listings

Amazon Metroid Dread amiibo 2-pack

TheSource Metroid Dread amiibo 2-pack

Best Buy Metroid Dread amiibo 2-pack

Walmart Metroid Dread amiibo 2-pack

Good luck everyone, in the meantime, make sure you are following Lbabinz on Twitter and Facebook, join the Video Game Deals Canada Tracking Discord Server and subscribe to the Video Game Deals Canada sub-reddit for up to the second releases!

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Where to buy a Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda in Canada

Just announced at the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo showed off a new Game & Watch console for The Legend of Zelda, releasing November 12 in Canada!

Containing 3 iconic The Legend of Zelda Games (Legend of Zelda 1, Legend of Zelda 2 and Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening), you can now take these classic games with you on the go!

Like anything exciting from Nintendo, these are going to sell out fast! I’ll be on top of finding you pre-orders as soon as they go live anywhere!

Available at:

Amazon

Best Buy

Walmart

EBGames

TheSource

Good luck everyone, in the meantime, make sure you are following Lbabinz on Twitter and Facebook, join the Video Game Deals Canada Tracking Discord Server and subscribe to the Video Game Deals Canada sub-reddit for up to the second releases!

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Hardware Reviews

ASUS 6-Stream Wireless AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router Review

Recently, thanks to my good friends at Best Buy Canada, I have had the pleasure and opportunity to try out a gifted ASUS 6-Stream Wireless AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router. I have had mixed results with routers in the past and was currently using a higher end Netgear solution that was functional, but did not really perform well enough for what I truly needed it for. I live in a large house (2500 sq ft) and the Wi-Fi has to reach to the very far corners of both the basement and the bonus room (both cases there is an entertainment unit at the end). I have situated the router somewhere close to the middle of the house (on the main level) and, while we received decent Internet ion the main level of the house, wifi in the far corners (Basement, Bonus Room, Master Bedroom) was still rather spotty which forced me to put in an elaborate hard lined setup. I was therefore initially dubious that I would find a router that would reach the entire house. Dubious until I tried out the ASUS 6-Stream Wireless AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router.

First of all, because it is a rather striking piece of hardware, let’s talk about aesthetics. The ASUS 6-Stream Wireless AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router is a very modern looking piece of hardware, it really exude a gaming router aesthetic; almost like a UFO or a jet. It’s smaller than I was expecting, sitting roughly 75% of the size of my previous Netgear solution, which helps out immensely with my limited desk space. The front of the unit lights up red initially as it starts up, then settles into a cool blue color once running. It’s a neat display piece, I expect to have a few questions about it from visitors.

While I was hoping for some speed boosts at long ranges, I was pleasantly surprised (shocked almost!) to find that it also drastically sped up the hard lined connection to my computer and wifi in the office. As you can see by the speed tests below, I was hitting ~330MB on hard line on my old router, 600+MB on the ASUS. With wifi, I was hitting only ~30MB which shot up to well past 300MB!

My wife was the next test. Typically she likes to watch some YouTube videos on her phone in bed before sleep. Traditionally this was being done with cellular data as the wifi wouldn’t reach / was too slow if it did. Over the last few days of using the ASUS, she has had strong wifi reception and excellent speeds (easily good enough to enjoy her videos).

The final test for a gaming router comes with my kids playing online games in the far corner of the basement and myself on my PlayStation 5 in the bonus room. Essentially the two farthest away places from the router in the house. Traditionally I have several super long ethernet cables running from the modem all the way through the rooms and around back of the entertainment room to hardline in the different consoles. My wife is not a huge fan of this setup (visible cords everywhere). My kids tested both the new hardline and the new wifi.  I am pleased to say that the wifi now reaches and is attaining speeds comparable to my old router’s hardline! That is to say, very stable, no lag.  And, again somewhat surprising to me as an added advantage, the new hardline is even faster! Kids are ecstatic, incredibly fast game updates, zero lag. No more blaming the Internet connection when they lose a match of Fortnite.

Overall I am very satisfied with the ASUS 6-Stream Wireless AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router. It single handedly helped alleviate one of the largest pain points my family and I have had since moving into this house. I have tried several routers, modems, and even a mesh type solution in the past, all had their issues and didn’t fully solve the problem (or created more of their own). This is the first time I feel as though the problem is finally fixed. If you are looking for a good looking, strong performing router or need some extra range and speed, this router should work very well for you and yours!

Want one? Pick it up here at Best Buy Canada (exclusive)!

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Specifications

  • Four-antenna router with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connects up to 30 devices across 2,000 sq. ft. of coverage
  • Dual-band AX5400 connectivity at 2.4GHz and 5GHz gives you combined speeds of up to 6Gbps for smooth high-resolution video playback, ultra-fast file-sharing, and lag-free online gaming
  • 10/100/1000 ethernet with a WAN port and 4 LAN ports give you plenty of wired connectivity options
  • Backwards compatibility supports all older Wi-Fi devices, including those compatible with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), and earlier Wi-Fi versions (802.11a/b/g)
  • Lifetime AiProtection powered by Trend Micro firewall features internet security, robust parental controls, guest access, and more
  • QoS (Quality of Service) controls allow you to easily prioritise gaming packets and other activities
  • Two USB 3.0 ports enable the connection of external peripherals like an external hard drive and printer for file and print sharing
  • ASUS Aura RGB lighting lets you choose from a variety of effects and customise lighting for specific modes

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A review product was provided to me via Best Buy Canada.

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Nintendo

Where to find the Pokémon Shining Pearl / Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Double Pack in Canada

Nintendo and the Pokemon Company have at last announced the release dates for Pokemon Shining Pearl and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, they will release November 19, 2021!

Along with that announcement came the announcement of a Double Pack which will contain a copy of each!

Traditionally, these double packs are difficult to acquire and sell out fast.

So how / where to find the Pokémon Shining Pearl / Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Double Pack in Canada?

Several listings have begun to appear

Amazon

Best Buy

EBGames

TheSource

Walmart

You can also buy the games separately here:

Amazon

Best Buy

TheSource

I will be keeping an eye out for more and update as soon as I see them!

Along with the Shining Pearl / Brilliant Diamond release date announcement came the release date announcement for Pokemon Legends Arceus, releasing January 28, 2022!

You can pre-order the game here:

Amazon

Best Buy

TheSource

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How to find the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo Figure in Canada

Nintendo has officially revealed the new Zelda & Loftwing amiibo Figure that will be releasing alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on July 16!

The newly announced amiibo will be the only amiibo to work with the game and provides a pretty amazing feature, the ability to fast travel within the game!

Canadian MSRP hasn’t been revealed yet, but this seems to be a premium priced amiibo as pre-orders in the US have been going for $24.99 USD.

In the US, pre-orders have been selling out nearly immediately, so this will be a hot commodity here in Canada.

Currently Canadian listings are here:

TheSource

Amazon

Best Buy

Walmart

I will update this article as more show up. Here is where they are like to show up

EBGames

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Nintendo

Where to find the Monster Hunter Rise Special Edition Nintendo Switch Console and Pro Controller in Canada

A few weeks back, a very nice looking Special Edition Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch Console and Pro Controller were unveiled, initially for Japan and Europe only.

Fast forward to the Nintendo Direct that happened on February 17, 2021. It was revealed that the Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch Console and Pro Controller would also be available in Canada!

The console itself will be $469.99 and the Pro Controller will be $99.99 Canadian and release alongside Monster Hunter Rise for the Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.

These will be well sought after and will very likely sell out quick, so what can you do to increase your odds of acquiring one?

First off, follow Lbabinz on Twitter. Next, join the Video Game Deals Canada tracking Discord server and subscribe to the Nintendo channel alerts.

Current Console Listings

Amazon

Best Buy

Walmart

TheSource

Current Pro Controller Listings

Amazon

Walmart

Best Buy

TheSource

As listings become available I will add them to this post, so check back frequently. Good luck!

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Where to find The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD Edition Joy-cons in Canada

February 17, during the first Nintendo Direct in over a year, Nintendo announced The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD will be released for the Nintendo Switch on July 16.

Alongside of this announcement, Nintendo announced a special edition matching pair of Nintendo Switch Zelda Hyrule Joy-cons which will release on the same date, July 16, and cost $99.99 Canadian.

Obviously these are going to be a hot commodity and will sell out fast.  If you want to get a set, you will need to be fast. But where to find them?

First off, follow Lbabinz on Twitter. Next, join the Video Game Deals Canada tracking Discord server and subscribe to the Nintendo channel alerts.

Current Canadian listings:

Amazon

Best Buy

Walmart

TheSource

As listings become available I will add them to this post, so check back frequently. Good luck!

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Where to find the Mario Red & Blue Special Edition Nintendo Switch Console in Canada

Nintendo has announced the brand new Mario Red & Blue Nintendo Switch Console that has released on February 15, 2021 in Canada for the MSRP of $399.99.

Sporting classic Mario Red & Blue colors, this special edition Nintendo Switch Console will only be available for a limited time and comes packed in with a matching Nintendo Switch Console case.

This is also the very first Nintendo Switch Console to sport a colored Switch dock and colored edging around the console.

It won’t last long, so where can you find one in Canada? No worries, I’ve got you covered.

It can currently be found at the following retailers:

Along with the new console, Nintendo has released Super Mario 3D + Bowser’s Fury for the Nintendo Switch, it can be purchased here:

Finally, to complement the game and console, Nintendo has released some accompanying amiibo that, when scanned into the game, perform special features.  Two of the amiibo released are new (Cat Mario and Cat Peach), two are re-releases from the original Super Smash Bros line-up of amiibo (Bowser and Bowser Jr).

They can be purchased here:

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PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X

How to find a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X console in Canada

The PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X consoles are the hottest items this Black Friday and seems like it will be that way throughout the Holidays and beyond.

Everyone wants one, but they are sold out everywhere. What to do?

Well, here’s where to start

Here are the retailers that will be selling it and the links to the consoles:

PlayStation 5 Amazon Disc / Digital

Alt PlayStation 5 Amazon Links Disc / Digital

PlayStation 5 Walmart

PlayStation 5 BestBuy Disc / Digital

PlayStation 5 EBGames Disc / Digital

PlayStation 5 TheSource Disc / Digital

PlayStation 5 Toys R Us Disc / Digital

PlayStation 5 London Drugs Disc / Digital

PlayStation 5 Costco Bundle

PlayStation 5 Ratchet & Clank Costco Bundle

Xbox Series X Amazon

Xbox Series X Walmart

Xbox Series X BestBuy

Xbox Series X EBGames

Xbox Series X TheSource

Xbox Series X Toys R Us

Xbox Series X London Drugs

Xbox Series X Staples

Xbox Series X Bundle w/ Elite Controller

You can check out the Next-gen Console MegaThread on the Video Game Deals Canada Sub for all links / information on where to find PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X in Canada.

Now, some tips.  Alongside the Lbabinz Twitter account, there are a few others you will want to follow and turn on notifications for. They are:

These accounts typically post information on when you can expect to see stock.

Now, when you know where and when there will be stock, the next step is to make sure you can respond quickly. This involves making sure you are logged in at least 15 minutes prior to the drop, and ensure that you have all of your shipping / payment information ready to go.  These go fast and so you need to be checked out immediately. Simply  having the item in cart will not suffice, you need to be checked out with confirmation.

I tend to favor desktop over mobile for these things, I can type faster that way. Autofill however is handy.

If you are trying to acquire from Amazon, make sure you  have your one-click settings setup correctly.

And that’s really all there is to it.  If you know where to go and when, follow the correct accounts, you will know exactly when to get one. Tweet me and let me know if you have found this useful!

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