Checkpoint: I Typed Way Too Much Edition

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Checkpoint - I Typed Way Too Much Edition

Over the last week, I believe I churned in well over 8000 words through Twitter and the round-up. As a result, there’s a bit of a numbing sensation on my finger tips and at one point, a tiny bit of pain. This has never happened to me before. Then again, I was never as punctual and comprehensive as I was with this year’s GameDealsCanada postings.

With that in mind, I’m going to keep today’s post short.

I’m playing Grand Theft Auto V and while I have Smash Bros. for Wii U on hand, that will be left on the back burner while I tackle Rockstar’s latest and greatest. And it is pretty great.

Checkpoint: Black Friday 2014 Edition

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Checkpoint - Black Friday 2014

Apparently Black Friday festivities start two weeks before November 28th this year.

None of the deals have been jaw dropping and anything worthwhile was initiated by the manufacturer. It looks like retailers are simply branding the weekly sales with Black Friday labels in hopes to conjure up sales.

I don’t have a thing that I desperately want to buy during these sales but it would be nice to pick up Wolfenstein and/or Rayman: Legends for around $20.

I’m content just to see what deals pop up. Spending large sums of money during these sales is a bit of a risk for Canadians because things can drop in price during Boxing Day sales.

Black Friday is one of two days where running GameDealsCanada feels like a job. Gathering the deals and organizing them is helpful but it does take a fair bit of time. Over the past week, I was thinking of ways to improve that situation for myself and for the audience. I was considering a wiki or Google Spreadsheet but I didn’t think they would sufficiently supplant the current method.

I want to give users the ability to organize by price, retailer, platform or title. The spreadsheet immediately comes to mind but it’s not mobile friendly or particularly attractive. Hopefully I can think of something by the next time Black Friday rolls in.

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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.

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Boxing Day 2013

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Dec 25 Update: Shoppers Drug Mart, additional Amazon.ca deals added

This page is dedicated to all the gaming deals for Boxing Day 2013.

Updates will be posted on this summary page along with the GameDealsCanada’s TwitterFaceBook and Google+ pages.

Nintendo
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amazon-ca-logo

Live now!

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Online: Starts Dec 24, 8:00PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 27

Hardware

  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $59.99 ($15 off)
  • Disney Infinity Starter Pack is $49.99 ($25 off)

Software

Under $20

Under $30

eb-games-logo

Dec 26 – 31 unless otherwise indicated

Software

Under $20

  • Sonic All Star Racing: Transformed is $19.99 ($10 off)

futureshop-logo

Online: Starts Dec 24, 8:00PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 27

Hardware

  • Disney Infinity Starter Pack is $49.99 ($25 off)
  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $59.99 ($15 off)

target-logo

Dec 26 – Jan 2

Hardware

  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $45 ($25 off)

Software

Under $20

  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon  is $14.99
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 is $14.99
  • Mario Kart 7 is $14.99
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is $14.99

toysrus-logoDec 24 – 31

Hardware

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amazon-ca-logo

Live now!

Under $40

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Online: Starts Dec 24, 8:00PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 27

Hardware

  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $59.99 ($15 off)
  • Disney Infinity Starter Pack is $49.99 ($25 off)
  • Skylanders Nintendo Wii U 8GB console is $219.99 ($80 off)
  • Mario & Luigi Nintendo Wii U 32GB console is $249.99 ($50 off)

Software

Under $30

Under $40

eb-games-logo

Dec 26 – 31 unless otherwise indicated

Software

Under $20

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut is $19.99 ($30 off)
  • Sonic All Star Racing: Transformed is $19.99 ($10 off)

Under $30

  • Sonic: Lost World is $29.99 ($20 off)

futureshop-logo

Online: Starts Dec 24, 8:00PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 27

Hardware

  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $59.99 ($15 off)
  • Disney Infinity Starter Pack is $49.99 ($25 off)
  • Skylanders 8GB Nintendo Wii U is $219.99 ($80 off)

Software

Under $20

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed is $19.99 ($20 off)

Under $30

  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is $29.99 ($30 off)
  • Mario & Sonic at Sochi 2014 is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Wii Party U w/ Wiimote Plus is $29.99 ($20 off)

Under $40

  • Super Mario 3D World is $39.99 ($20 off)

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Dec 26 only

Software

  • Select Nintendo titles are $19.99 each. Selection varies by store.

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Dec 26 – Jan 2

Hardware

  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $45 ($25 off)

Software

Under $40

  • Super Mario 3D World is $35 ($25 off)

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Online: Dec 24, 12:00 PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 31

Hardware

  • Mario & Luigi 32GB Nintendo Wii U console bundle is $249.99 ($50 off)

Software

Under $40

  • Pikmin 3 is $39 ($20 off)
  • Mario & Sonic at Sochi 2014 is $39 ($20 off)
Sony PlayStation
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Live now!

Software

Under $10

Under $30

Under $40

bestbuy-logo

Online: Starts Dec 24, 8:00PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 27

Hardware

  • Until Dec 26: 12 month PlayStation Plus card is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Dual Shock 3 is $39.99 ($10 off)
  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $59.99 ($15 off)
  • Disney Infinity Starter Pack is $49.99 ($25 off)
  • PlayStation 3 12GB console is $169.99 ($30 off)

Software

Under $20

  • Bioshock: Infinite is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us is $19.99 ($20 off)

Under $30

  • Batman: Arkham Origins is $29.99 ($30 off)

Under $40

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Battlefield 4 (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Beyond: Two Souls is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Diablo III is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • NBA2K14 (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • The Last of Us is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • WWE2K14 is $39.99 ($20 off)

Under $50

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4) is $49.99 ($10 off)

eb-games-logo

Dec 26 – 31 unless otherwise indicated

Software

Under $10

  • Dishonored is $9.99 ($10 off)
  • Gran Turismo 5 XL is $9.99 ($10 off)
  • Heavy Rain is $9.99 ($10 off)
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting is $9.99 ($10 off)
  • Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection is $9.99 ($10 off)
  • PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale is $9.99 ($10 off)

Under $20

  • BioShock: Infinite is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Ni No Kuni is $14.99 ($5 off)
  • Sonic All Star Racing: Transformed is $19.99 ($10 off)
  • Tales of Xillia is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Tomb Raider is $14.99 ($20 off)

Under $30

  • Dec 26 only: Batman: Arkham Origins is $29.99 ($30 off)
  • Dec 26 only: Injustice: Gods Among Us is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Dec 26 only: Lego Marvel Super Heroes is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Saints Row IV is $29.99 ($20 off)

Under $40

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Dec 26 – 27 only: Beyond: Two Souls is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Grand Theft Auto V is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Dec 26 – 27 only: The Last of Us is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)

 

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Online: Starts Dec 24, 8:00PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 27

Hardware

  • Until Dec 26: 12 month PlayStation Plus card is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Dual Shock 3 is $39.99 ($10 off)
  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $59.99 ($15 off)
  • Disney Infinity Starter Pack is $49.99 ($25 off)
  • PlayStation 3 12GB console is $169.99 ($30 off)

Software

Under $20

  • Bioshock: Infinite is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst is $19.99 ($20 off)

Under $30

  • Batman: Arkham Origins is $29.99 ($30 off)
  • Lego Marvel Heroes is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Saints Row IV is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist is $29.99 ($10 off)

Under $40

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Battlefield 4 (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Beyond: Two Souls is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Diablo III is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • NBA2K14 (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • The Last of Us is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • WWE2K14 is $39.99 ($20 off)

Under $50

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts is $49.99 ($10 off)

staples-logo

Online: Dec 24
In-store: Dec 26 – Jan 3

Hardware

  • Dec 26 – 27: Buy PlayStation 3 12GB console is $169.99 ($30 off) & get a $20 gift card

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Dec 26 only

Software

  • Select PS3 titles are $19.99 each incl. The Last of Us & Beyond: Two Souls

target-logo

Dec 26 – Jan 2

Hardware

  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $45 ($25 off)
  • PlayStation 12GB console is $149.99 ($50 off)

Software

Under $30

  • Buy 2 for $30 on select video games

Under $40

  • Battlefield 4 (PS3) is $34.99 ($25 off)
  • FIFA 14 (PS3) is $34.99 ($25 off)
  • Madden 25 (PS3) is $34.99 ($25 off)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (PS3) is $34.99 ($25 off)
  • NHL 14 is $34.99 ($25 off)

toysrus-logo

TBD

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Online: Dec 24, 12:00 PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 31

Hardware

  • Dec 26 only: 12 month PlayStation Plus card is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Playstation 3 12GB console is $169.99 ($30 off)
  • Dual Shock 3 is $39 ($20 off)

Software

Under $40

  • Assassin’s Creed IV (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Battlefield 4 (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • NHL 14 (PS3) is $39.99 ($20 off)

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Online: Starts Dec 24, 8:00PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 27

Software

Under $20

Under $30

  • Dragon’s Crown is $29.99 ($10 off)

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TBD

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TBD

Microsoft Xbox
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Live now!

Hardware

Software

Under $10

Under $30

Under $40

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Online: Starts Dec 24, 8:00PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 27

Software

Under $20

  • Dead Island: Riptide is $14.99 ($5 off)
  • Forza Horizon is $14.99 ($35 off)
  • Gears of War: Judgement is $14.99 ($25 off)
  • Halo 4 is $14.99 ($25 off)
  • Tomb Raider is $14.99 ($15 off)
  • Bioshock: Infinite is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us is $19.99 ($20 off)

Under $30

  • Batman: Arkham Origins is $29.99 ($30 off)

Under $40

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Battlefield 4 (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Diablo III is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • NBA2K14 (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • WWE2K14 is $39.99 ($20 off)

eb-games-logo

Dec 26 – 31 unless otherwise indicated

Software

Under $10

  • Dishonored is $9.99 ($10 off)

Under $20

  • Forza Horizon is $14.99 ($35 off)
  • Gears of War: Judgement is $14.99 ($25 off)
  • Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Sonic All Star Racing: Transformed is $19.99 ($10 off)
  • Tomb Raider is $14.99 ($20 off)

Under $30

  • Dec 26 only: Batman: Arkham Origins is $29.99 ($30 off)
  • Dec 26 only: Injustice: Gods Among Us is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Dec 26 only: Lego Marvel Super Heroes is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Saints Row IV is $29.99 ($20 off)

Under $40

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Grand Theft Auto V is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)

futureshop-logo

Online: Starts Dec 24, 8:00PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 27

Hardware

  • Get a $25 gift card when you buy a Xbox 360 250GB console w/ Halo 4 and Tomb Raider is $199.99 ($50 off)

Software

Under $20

  • Bioshock: Infinite is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst is $19.99 ($20 off)

Under $30

  • Batman: Arkham Origins is $29.99 ($30 off)
  • Lego Marvel Heroes is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Saints Row IV is $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist is $29.99 ($10 off)

Under $40

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Battlefield 4 (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Diablo III is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • NBA2K14 (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • WWE2K14 is $39.99 ($20 off)

Under $50

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts is $49.99 ($10 off)

shoppers-drug-mart-logo

Dec 26 only

Software

  • Select Xbox 360 titles are $19.99 each. Selection varies by store.

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Online: Dec 24
In-store: Dec 26 – Jan3

Hardware

  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $45 ($25 off)
  • Xbox 360 250GB console w/ Halo 4 & Tomb Raider is $199.99 ($50 off)

Software

Under $30

  • Buy 2 for $30 on select video games

Under $40

  • Battlefield 4 (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • FIFA 14 (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Madden 25 (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • NHL 14 (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)

target-logo

Dec 26 – Jan 2

Hardware

  • Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack is $45 ($25 off)

Software

Under $30

  • Buy 2 for $30 on select video games

Under $40

  • Battlefield 4 (360) is $34.99 ($25 off)
  • FIFA 14 (360) is $34.99 ($25 off)
  • Madden 25 (360) is $34.99 ($25 off)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (360) is $34.99 ($25 off)
  • NHL 14 is $34.99 ($25 off)

toysrus-logo

TBD

walmart-logo

Online: Dec 24, 12:00 PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 31

Hardware

  • Xbox 360 controller is $39 ($20 off)

Software

Under $40

  • Assassin’s Creed IV (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Battlefield 4 (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)
  • NHL 14 (360) is $39.99 ($20 off)

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PC

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Until Jan 3

Mobile

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Online: Starts Dec 24, 8:00PM ET
In-store: Dec 26 – 27

  • $50 iTunes Card is $40 ($10 off)

target-logo

Dec 26 – Jan 2

  • 10% off all iTunes Gift Cards
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