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These pre-owned video games are all ‘buy 2, get 2 free’ at GameStop

These pre-owned video games are all 'buy 2, get 2 free' at GameStop

TL;DR: As of May 26, GameStop is running a “buy two, get two free” deal on pre-owned video games valued at $9.99 and under.


As many of us remain inside to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the fact that the weather is now getting all warm and summer-y sort of feels like a personal insult

Fortunately, GameStop just came through with an amazing deal on video games to keep us occupied (and safe inside) for the foreseeable future: For a limited time, all pre-owned games for Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo systems valued at $9.99 and under are buy two, get two free. Plus, you can opt for free same-day pickup at one of the retailer’s nearby brick-and-mortar stores by just by placing your order by 6 p.m. local time. Read more…

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‘Fallout Shelter’ joins Tesla arcade in latest software update

Nearly a year ago, Todd Howard, the director of Bethesda Games, said that the company’s “Fallout Shelter” game would be coming to Tesla displays. It arrived, via the 2020.20 software update, this week, which was first noted at driver’s platform Teslascope.

Fallout Shelter is the latest — and one of the more modern games — to join Tesla’s Arcade, an in-car feature that lets drivers play video games while the vehicle is parked. It joins 2048, Atari’s Super Breakout, Cuphead, Stardew Valley, Missile Command, Asteroids, Lunar Lander and Centipede. The arcade also includes a newly improved (meaning more difficult) backgammon game as well as chess.

The 2020.20 software update that adds the game, along with a few other improvements, hasn’t reached all Tesla vehicles yet, including the Model 3 in this reporter’s driveway (that vehicle has the prior 2020.16.2.1 update, which includes improvements to backgammon and a redesigned Tesla Toybox).

However, YouTube channel host JuliansRandomProject was one of the lucky few who did receive it and released a video that provides a look at Fallout and how it works in the vehicle. Roadshow also discovered and shared the JuliansRandomProject video, which is embedded below.

Fallout Shelter is just one of the newer features in the software update. Some functionality was added to the steering wheel so owners can use the toggle controls to play, pause and skip video playback in Theater Mode, the feature that lets owners stream Netflix and other video (while in park).

Tesla also improved Trax, which lets you record songs. Trax now includes a piano roll view that allows you to edit and fine tune notes in a track.

The power of games and play during times of crisis

The power of games and play during times of crisis

It took the cancellation of games to shock most of us into realizing that the world as we knew it was gone, seemingly overnight. On March 11, the NBA abruptly announced the indefinite suspension of its 2019-2020 season due to coronavirus, followed swiftly by similar announcements from the MLB, NHL, MLS, and XFL (and later even the Olympics). 

It doesn’t matter if you cared about sports or not: This historic, unimaginable cancelation of all professional games forced Americans everywhere to reckon with the fact that life was about to become unrecognizable. And it’d stay that way for the foreseeable future. Read more…

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