Checkpoint: A New Look Edition

Checkpoint: A New Look Edition

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I should have had a post on Sunday but I was busy. I was busy trying on clothes with the girlfriend and getting a fresh update to my wardrobe. Long story short: everything fits me better aka stuff is tight.

Unfortunately I don’t have any nice photos to share but I look nice. Trust me. 

I won’t lie. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain these check ins along side with GameDealsCanada and the other priorities in my life. I don’t even have enough time to play Firewatch. I’m not complaining though; just a real observation on my part.

Checkpoint: Humid Weekend Edition

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It’s been a nice weekend with the significant other but only because we’ve spent most of it indoors with air conditioner. When not doing couple activities, I’ve been catching up on GiantBomb’s E3 2017 coverage and playing Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Switch. 

The GB crew are getting better and better with their night shows. Jeff has a real knack for hosting these shows by asking good questions and getting everyone involved (no awkward segments this year!).

While the coverage has been solid, I thought E3 2017 was a bit of a downer. Dragon Ball Fighters Z was the highlight for me but that’s about it. It was good to see previously announced games show off their wares but they are known quantities. The big surprise for me was Metroid Prime 4 but it was nothing more than a logo. I don’t know what to make of MercurySteam’s Metroid: Samus Returns yet but I’m not getting my hopes up after Nintendo’s last Metroid outing with an external developer. 

Checkpoint: Xbox One X Edition

Checkpoint: Xbox One X Edition

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The Xbox One X is a fine name. I like it more than Xbox Scorpio or any 4K variant people were pitching leading up to the reveal. 

It’s a nice looking console as well; sleek and small. The fact that it’s smaller than the Xbox One S is impressive. I would like it white though. 

$499.99 USD is a lot of money. I don’t know what the official CAD pricing will be but apparently it will be $599.99 CAD which is favorable to Canadians. I won’t be buying one though. I will be trading in my Xbox One S or PlayStation 4 Slim for an Xbox One X and that’s the only way I would get the “world’s most powerful console”. 

So why would I get one? Besides the fact that I’m a crazy person, it would be the easiest way for my brother and I to play Forza Motorsport 7. I would also like to continue maintaining the best way to play Xbox 360 games. 

I finished Nier: Automata. I wished I liked it more than I did. With that done, I started Firewatch on PC which is surprisingly touching. I keep wanting to stop and play it with the girlfriend but I keep wanting to dive deeper with it.

Checkpoint: La Duodecima Edition

Checkpoint: La Duodecima Edition

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Real Madrid have twelve UEFA Champions League trophies and are the first team to ever win it back-to-back. They’re not the prettiest side to watch but they just get things done when it counts and Saturday’s final was no different. Ronaldo produced quality goals and the rest of the team just came together to finish off a Juventus side that I thought were too much for Spain’s number one club. 

Will Real Madrid be able to win it thrice in a row? They still have a strong midfield presence but the depth of their attacking side was a key to their success in both their domestic and European commitments. Having James Rodriguez step off your bench is a luxury that they will likely not have next season. 

Nothing has really changed in the gaming front. I’m collecting Overwatch loot boxes when I can and keep wanting to play Nier: Automata. With the girlfriend being busy until next Tuesday, I may be able to squeeze in more quality gaming time.

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