Best Buy Trade-In/Subscription Program to Rival Gamestop

Best BuyBest Buy has started sending emails to their Gamers Club members that starting in September will offer deals for trading in and purchasing their upgraded service that will rival that of Gamestop’s. Gamestop currently offers you a Power Ups Platinum membership that includes a year subscription to Game Informer, 10% off used games and 10% bonus on trade-ins. You do get points that allow you to get swag and more for games that you purchase and trade in too.

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Ways to Save Money as a Gamer: Gamer-conomy

So this might seem like a very funny word and one that you have never heard before. Yeah it’s a word that is fictitious but has a lot of meaning, Gamer-conomy. In today’s market with high unemployment rates, struggling families, college debt, and more it’s tough to be a gamer and be able to play the games you want when they are still relatively new.

I am a thrifty shopper and anyone of my friends and family will tell you right away that I find deals and find them to benefit me, with video games. I don’t spend a lot and I play most of the games that I want right at, or shortly after, the launch date. This is because I have learned to adapt in the gamer-conomy. I will be the first to tell you that I am a father of two, married, work forty hours a week, and just finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Video Game Art and Design. While time is the biggest hurdle in getting my game time in, financials are too. I have sought the deals, and found a good formula to getting stuff I want. Did you ever hear the story of the man that turned a paper clip into a house? Well that’s gamer-conomy in a nutshell, obviously on a much smaller scale. While we’re not trying to trade a copy of Halo for a Ferrari; we are trying to turn a couple games we don’t play into that new blockbuster that just hit store shelves. How is this done you might ask? Well I’ll give you some tips of the trade and with time, and patients you’ll get to the point where you’re paying $20 for that $60 game.

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Netflix increases prices for DVD and streaming plans

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Well just when you thought you were getting a fantastic deal through Netflix for one movie out at a time and streaming it through you XBOX 360, Playstation 3, Wii, or other Blu-Ray/DVD Player, think again. According to the Netflix Blog on their website, you will now have your choice, pay $7.99 a month to stream movies (No-DVD), get your DVD by mail for the same price (No-Streaming), or pay about 60% more to do both over the old price of $9.99 a month, and now pay $15.98 a month. This really is rough for those that currently customers accustom to doing both, and are about to pay a bunch more just to see the newer movies on DVD. More details on the change inside.

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Windows 8 Rumor: 360 games on PC, RIP PC Gaming?

Rumors have set the internet ablaze today with the announcements, or rumors, swirling that you can, under the Windows 8 Operating System on PC, play XBOX 360 games on your home computer. Though Microsoft has not actually announced anything about this yet, according to numerous sites including that of Velocity Gamer, there will be no shortage of play when it comes to games under the new operating system. That is because all games from the XBOX 360 platform as well as XBOX Live games will be playable on your console, of course, as well as your home computer/laptop.

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DualStix by TekGoblin Episode 1

Welcome to the NEW Dualstix re-branded podcast brought to you by We, this week, are talking about Gamers in Society and how we as gamers are now widely excepted and that gaming is an avenue for entertainment. It’s no longer just child’s play or toys.

In the news, Mr. Iwata announces that the Wii U will have more support than the Wii; Aaron also starts a controversial topic in which he argues, that’s not really the issue. We also talk about the PSN Pass coming with Resistance 3 , and Insomniac’s reaction to the fan’s and their threats of not buying the game. We touch on briefly the talk about the new Mass Effect Movie set to début at ComiCon as well.

We wrap it up with talk of Skyrim, NCAA 12, and Trenton’s little rant about more of the Gamers in Society topic.

Tune in and sound off!

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