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Checkpoint: Deals Without Borders Edition

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Checkpoint - Deals Without Borders Edition

As someone who follows gaming deals, it pleases me greatly to see previously U.S exclusive deals make their way north.

Target’s Canadian presence brought aggressive promotions like the recent “buy 2, get 1 free” video game sale. The only downsides to this deal are the limited store locations and the limited stock. It’s why I’m not a fan of posting retail deals like this; I don’t want to waste people’s time.

But Target’s efforts were not for naught. Big box stores like Target and Walmart make waves with their sales — so much so that Amazon.ca will likely match or mimic.

I say mimic because Amazon.ca’s take on these deals have either been slightly better or slightly worse. They also fail to clearly establish the terms and conditions from the get go and thus the sale will warp and confuse during the first couple of days.

The $69.99 MSRP sucks but regular sales like this helps dampen the sting of that price increase. It also highlights the fact that a little patience (emphasis on little) will pay off.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is pretty good. I’ve invested time across all three facets of the game and I’m finding things to like in each of them. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows but it’s also not all doom and gloom either.

I finished Bayonetta for Wii U and will likely start the sequel after I wrap up Advanced Warfare’s campaign.

I’ve also continued my journey through FIFA 15’s career mode. It’s fantasy soccer and a great learning tool. I’m slowly peeling away the layers of soccer lingo and picking up on the high level process of team management. I’m sure it could be better but for a new comer, it’s a fine start.

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