On Sale at Amazon.com – April 10th Edition

I’m trying something a bit different. If it works out, we might keep this as a regular thing. There are some sweet deals on Amazon.com and I thought it’d be cool to share them with you. These deals are likely a limited time offer, and I have no idea when they expire, so act fast before it’s too late! Part of the proceeds raised from the purchases of these games supports In Third Person, so I’ll send my good vibes to you should you choose to purchase.

Just Dance 3

List Price: $39.99

On Sale: $23.96

Buy Just Dance 3 From Amazon.com

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

List Price: $59.99

On Sale: $39.54

Buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 From Amazon.com

Final Fantasy XIII-2

List Price: $59.99

On Sale: $29.99

Buy Final Fantasy XIII-2 Now from Amazon.com

Canadians Looking For Mad Catz Fightsticks

The Mad Catz fightstick situation in Canada is horrible nowadays. Unlike in the United States, where many different local and online retailers carry the whole line, Mad Catz products are technically only available at EBGames/Gamestop here. When they were available, each store would have maybe one TE and one SE. However, Gamestop has not replenished their supply in months, and I don’t think intend on doing so anytime soon.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is the XBOX LIve Deal of the Week


Last time I wrote about this game, I was debating to myself whether or not I wanted to drop $10 on it. Based on what I had played from the demo, I enjoyed what was there, but I wasn’t sure if there was enough to justify my $10. Yes, I understand that in the grand scheme of gaming (console gaming in particular), $10 isn’t that much. However, I want a certain level of value out of my games and $10 for that particular package didn’t add up to me.

None of that matters now, at least for this week.

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Pick Up Post: Tekken 6 Limited Edition

Up until the rumored announcement of a Namco and Capcom, I didn’t think I would ever own Tekken anything. From my few times playing Tekken games, the gameplay just didn’t appeal to me.

With that said, I now have the limited edition Tekken 6 bundle with fight stick in my house. Huh?
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Pick Up Post: Capcom Takes My Mobile Money

Capcom is one of my all-time favourite developers and publishers. I have fond memories of playing a bunch of Capcom games outside of their obvious choices, such as Street Fighter and Megaman. This week, they followed Gameloft’s lead and put a bunch of their iDevice games on sale. I highlight a few that I picked up and one you should avoid.

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Pick Up Post: Join the Darkside

Back in January, this THQ game caught a lot of people by surprise. People who were expecting it to be a God of War clone were surprised at how Zelda-like it’s gameplay was. It reviewed well and as far as I know, sold above the company’s expectations.

For a number of reasons, I kept tabs on it until it came down to a lower price. A few weeks ago, it hit $20, and I grabbed my local Best Buy’s last copy.

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Pick Up Post: I Got The Magic Stick

After months of deliberation, I have finally decided to purchase an arcade joystick. With the release of Super Street Fighter IV happening in a few days (and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 having just been announced), I figured now would be the right time to finally give this arcade joystick thing a shot. As a long-time pad player who has always struggled with joysticks in the arcade, this is a bit of a risky investment. The market for joysticks varies wildly, as the prices can go as low as $30 and as high as $200 for products that do the exact same thing. All of the joysticks also vary wildly in features, build quality and the ability to fix/mod the joystick yourself.

As much as I would like to immediately jump to the top-of-the-line MadCatz TE stick, I’m not ready to invest $200 on a controller that I may never find as comfortable as a regular controller. With everything taken into consideration, I ended up putting down the money on this arcade joystick.

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Pick Up Post: Cobra Clutch

Earlier this week, I found myself hanging out at my local EB Games while my mom was at the Lenscrafters across the mall. After cycling through their inventory with my brother, we talked to the on-duty cashier, who just happened to be my brother’s friend. I had come into the store with no intentions to buy anything, but he made me an offer on a game I couldn’t refuse.

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Pick Up Post: This Treasure Better Be Worth It

On Saturday, I took a visit to one of my favourite independent video game retailers with my girlfriend because we just happened to be in the area. After circling around the store and trying out Blazblue on the PSP, a game in the bargain bin caught my eye, which I immediately picked up.

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Blockbuster Finale

With the Blockbuster clearance sale winding down (buy a $9.99 game and get a $4.99 game free), I took one more trek across a number of Blockbuster stores in my area in hopes of snagging a few more cheap games to beef up my collection. It was plain to see that I was scraping the bottom of the barrel at this point, as 99% of the games remaining are probably better used as coasters. Still, I was able to pick up three more good games that I think are well worth the total I spent on them.

Find out what two games I got, a roundup of everything I’ve grabbed from Blockbuster of late and how much it all cost. The final tally is pretty impressive.

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