Amazon Hosts 'Buy 2, Get 1 Free' Game Sale

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Inevitably, it seems, they announce these three-fers after you've already bought two of the three things that you might consider getting. Although I'm kind of digging Amazon's preorder bonuses of $15-20 off of your next game, even if it does feel a bit like a "getting your first hit free" sort of thing.
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Dude. You need to get your run-on sentences under control. You're a *writer*, FFS...
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That's a pretty lackluster list of games. Next...
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It would be a deal if Amazon's selection of games on sale wasn't so lame and limited. They only scream "Sale!!" to get the rubes in the door.

This, my friend Earnest, if what our grandfathers would have called "bait and switch." A sucker's game.

Still cheaper to buy 'em used at CD Game Exchange anyway. Hmm...maybe I'll check out the one next door to my favorite comic shop.
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@ Tommy: ... says the guy who ends his statement with an Internet-spawned abbreviation for "For Fuck's Sake?"

Besides, English is a living language ... evolving syntax ... metastasizing forms ... what is considered correct from one generation ... blah blah blah ...

Obviously I don't care Tommy. This is a blog attached to a newspaper that won international acclaim for sporting an image of Betty White riding a centaur John Ritter on the cover. If we don't straight up call your mother a whore, you should consider it a victory.

@ lew: Yes, lists of games are less exciting if your tastes run counter to the games on the list. Next time I shall check with your opinions before pointing out good prices to other people.

Though, I do wish you good luck in finding those games used, particularly the ones released on October 26.
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Heh... Zing, Earnest. Zing.

For the record, I generally enjoy your writing. Ignore the haters.

But this sale is still a bait and switch weak list of titles sold by Amazon: Walmart of the Internet.
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@Nex: Your attempts at engagement with your readers are exemplar of how you're a sad lonely man-boy with horrible agoraphobic problems living on disability in a condo your parents bought you. Attempting to say that it doesn't matter if what you write is shite-ladden drivel with no concepts or comprehension of grammatical rules because the Portland Mercury has ran some humorous cover images in the past... well, that's why the publishing industry is failing; the apathy of failed hack-writers like you.

Please fire Nex and replace him with someone who cares about the craft of editorial review.
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@Graham here, here!

@Nex Language evolution is no excuse for this sentence abomination:
"To the terror of weak-willed parents everywhere, we're rolling up on the Christmas season. A special time of year when wrinkly old German men and the hordes of devotees who worship them seemingly based on cranial fashion choices try to convince the world that we ought to come together and touch one another because some kid fell out of a *AHEM* virgin uterus sometime before they installed a Coldstone on Hawthorne."

SELF-EDITING IS YOUR FRIEND. NOT EVERY THOUGHT THAT SPEWS OUT OF YOUR HUSK OF A BRAIN IS A NUGGET OF GOLD. OKAY? OK.

And you utterly failed in your journalistic duty to report his ridiculousness:
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
by Lucas Arts Entertainment
List Price: $59.99
Price: $59.99


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I started a Facebook group. It is not better than the one on Prunching.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_…
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Hate to be piling on the blog hate, but 12 unique titles is not quite an "extremely well-stocked list". It's a pretty weak promotion.
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@tcraighenry: If you're going to bust someone else's chops over their use of language (and start a Facebook page ever over it?), you'll probably want to correctly use "hear, hear" in your very first sentence...

Just, you know, to be taken seriously about your whole self editing thing. :)

(...and, yes, still a lame selection of games... ;-)
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Oh, the trollbait. I have no idea which comments are serious anymore.