This week sees the start of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. CES 2012 looks to debut a few hotly anticipated electronics items. Among these will be a a slew of tech dedicated to the video game community.
We have discussed it many times here on the blog, but video game pricing structures are failing the consumer on a monthly basis. New games--particularly annual release titles--debut now with more bugs than a dilapidated tenement. $60, whether for a perfect title or one that essentially comes with broken gameplay, is a good bit of coin. To answer the question at the top: Yes, tiered pricing needs to be the future of video gaming.
Black Friday will soon be upon us--but are those doorbuster deals really worth the hype? Keep in mind that for every deeply discounted LCD TV, there are hundreds of other items NOT on sale. Whether you're braving the crowds in-store on Black Friday or shopping from the comfort of your desk on Cyber Monday--or playing a game of chicken with prices right up until Christmas Eve, forewarned is forearmed.
Read on for a cheat sheet of how to make sure you score the very best deals when shopping for holiday gifts.