2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Shopping

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Shopping

Here we are, less than a week from Christmas, but it’s not too late to finish your shopping. Here we give a few items that should arrive in time for the holiday. Prime shipping, gift cards, and Steam codes are your best bet for online shopping. Just don’t ask me to step inside a store in the next week. I’d sooner print out the soon-to-be-belated present and stuff it in an envelope as a sort of holiday I.O.U.
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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets

I think the love of gadgets is a universal trait, shared by most people. As geeks we seem to have a place in our hearts for elegant, useful, or just plain cool gadgets. What follows are just a few of the gadgets, tools, and neat things we covered this year.
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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Video Games

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Video Games

Today we take a peek at our favorite video games of the year. These are the games we’ve reviewed, played, loved, and sometimes hated. The games that spoke to us and pulled us in and kept us engaged for many hours. Most of these titles are suitable for all ages, but there are a couple that you may want to reserve for the older kids or parents. Read More

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Toys

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Toys

Maybe it’s the unusually warm fall we’re having here in Texas, or maybe it’s that I’ve been hearing Christmas music in the stores since before Halloween candy went on clearance. Can we please wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating? While I lament the early decorating, it is never too soon to start buying gifts.

First up is a list of toys that we’ve played with, geeked out on, and raved about to our friends. Read on to see what we liked, why we liked it, and where you can pick one up!
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Pip-Boy: Desktop Edition

Pip-Boy: Desktop Edition

I’ve always dreamed of having my own wearable Pip-Boy and was seriously tempted by the ‘Fallout 4’ Pip-Boy Edition, but couldn’t justify the price. Now that I’ve read some reviews, and had a chance to look at one in person, I’m very glad that I didn’t splurge. While it works nicely and, with some distressing paint, would be great for cosplay, it isn’t practical or comfortable to wear while gaming. I still want a Pip-Boy-type device, so, instead of buying or building a wearable device, I’m working on a desktop model. Read More

2015 Holiday Gift Guide #10: Gift Card Liquidation

2015 Holiday Gift Guide #10: Gift Card Liquidation

We all know that Black Friday is the name of the most frenzied shopping day of the year, but is there a name for the day everyone returns their gifts to exchange for something they actually wanted? As a family we’ve scaled way back on how much we spend for Christmas so there are no gifts for us to return, but we did end up with some cash and gift cards to liquidate. Read on for our suggestions of things that you most likely did not receive for the holidays, but may make your 2016 a little geekier than 2015. Read More