Cancel your weekend plans. Come to think of it, cancel next
weekend's plans, too. You're about to score a boatload of top-rated
(and genuinely great) games for an embarrassingly low price. Your
free time is no more.
For a limited time, the Humble Origin Bundle offers six top-rated
Electronic Arts games for whatever price you want to pay.
(Well, there's a $1 minimum.) And if you beat the average
(currently a mere $4.74), you get two additional titles.
The vast majority of bundles I see are for indie games -- many of
which are great, yes, but there's a reason games like Battlefield 3
sell a gazillion copies. And there are times when you want to know
exactly what you're getting, which can be difficult with the indie
When it comes to my kids playing videogames, I have two simple
rules: no more than 45 minutes per day, and nothing with blood,
guts, guns, and other violent images.
That leaves out a lot of the hot new releases, like Assassin's
Creed III, Dishonored, and Halo 4. If you're a parent like me, that
can create something of a quandary this holiday season: The kids
have outgrown the educational stuff, but you'd rather not expose
them to all that realistically rendered brutality.
Fortunately, alternatives exist.
Buddy is an unusual elf at Santa's workshop. He's taller than most elves because, well he's not a real elf. He's human. When Buddy was a baby, he accidentally hitched a ride on Santa's sleigh one Christmas night. (Like, who wouldn't want to ride Santa's sleigh just once?)
Buddy was raised by an elf who taught him the most important skill an elf can learn--how to make toys! This year Buddy worked hard on making the Top 5 Hottest Christmas toys for kids.
Ever since I saw The Terminator as a child, I've had an ever-present fear that robots will eventually take over the world. Then about ten years ago, I saw the Roomba Vacuum and thought, oh god, it's happening! Of course, Roombas are very, very cool (and now they have Scoobas and other crazy sweep-on-their-own vacuums), but hardly Cyberdyne Systems' worthy. I mean, they don't even have eyes.
This week, the Wacky Product of the Week blog wades deep into the strange and kooky basement waters of party days gone by. It's Beer Pong-related goofiness time folks. Not only that, but it's beer pong...for kids! Okay, not really. But maybe? Step back in time with me to a few years ago, or last week (Chi Gamma Epsilon - Phi Lambda Rho alliance reigned supreme!) as we take a look at Cuponk and its endless possibilities for hours of fun beyond what the game makers initially intended.
Fresh from spending over $55 at the movie theater to watch Toy Story 3 in 3D today, I am here to write this week's Frugal Family post. I could talk about how we saved money by opting for the matinee, but the reality is that spending $38 for movie tickets is not exactly frugality at its finest. The movie was excellent and the 3D effects were totally worth the extra money we paid to rent glasses, but the experience served as a reminder of why theater outings continue to be a rare treat for my family.