Looks like video game lovers will now have a reason to pre-order games on Amazon Prime. Amazon announced Tuesday that Amazon Prime users will now get an extra 20-percent discount to any new video games along with any pre-orders. This discount applies to physical copies of the game up to two weeks after its release. The discount can also be applied to collectors edition so it is time to go crazy. If the retailer should decide to lower the price, prime members will receive a partial refund. If you already have pre-orders in your cart and are a prime member, then this discount has already been applied for you. No need to do anything.
The average game normally costs $60. with this discount, you will be paying $48. Is this something that could persuade you to try out Amazon prime? It my sway me.
Yesterday was the press junket for Secret in Their Eyes and one of our interview subjects was producer Mark Johnson. Johnson is also producing the upcoming Galaxy Quest TV series for Amazon. Galaxy Quest was a sort of meta spoof of actors from a cheesy sci-fi show becoming actual space heroes. Johnson said the series would add an extra layer of meta.
“We’re joking now,” Johnson said. “Right now we joke it’s sort of the meta of the meta of Galaxy Quest.”
The timing of my question was fortuitous, as Johnson was splitting duties between promoting Secret in Their Eyes and prepping the Galaxy Quest series. “It’s funny that you should ask that because I have a call in two hours over the pilot script,” Johnson said.
Johnson also confirmed the series order. ““We’re doing 10 episodes for Amazon.”
Secret in their Eyes opens November 20.
As an avid computer user and writer for this wonderful website, you can imagine that I want the best type of keyboard that is on the market right? Well, for the most part you are right. After Christmas, I was thinking about buying my first mechanical keyboard. I mean, come on. Is there anything better in the world than the sound of some Cherry MX Blue switches click clacking? No, there isn’t. Being the broke college student I am, I just couldn’t justify me spending all the money I had one keyboard. With that said, I bought two membrane keyboards to hold me over until I could reach the allusive goal of a mechanical keyboard. With that being said, I will be talking about the first keyboard I bought which is the Amazon Basic keyboard.
I don’t know if it has been said yet, but I am a mac user. This means I need to be careful on which keyboards I buy because I will most likely end up paying for a bunch of buttons I won’t be able to use, Or they are SO annoying and tedious to set up (Like Macro keys) that I don’t end up using. So I decided to find the most basic keyboard out there. That ended up being the Amazon Basic keyboard I am using now to type this article. Coming from the apple world, I was surprised that it wasn’t to difficult to set up. Kinda blew me away really.
On to the actually keyboard. It is a full keyboard, meaning you have a full number pad on the right along with some volume control buttons including raise the volume, lower the volume and mute the computer all together. These volume controls worked with my mac right out of the box, which was a major surprise to me. Thank you for that Amazon. Something else that played a MAJOR factor on why I bought it was the fact that this computer had a full number pad. Coming from the Apple world, this is something you don’t see too often with “Out-of-the-box” keyboards. I feel like a normal person now. The buttons are amazingly responsive for being a membrane keyboard. I do occasionally find myself having to go back and fix some mistakes when typing, but I chalk that up to me not typing the correct way (I use three fingers on my right hand and only one on my left finger). I honestly have no quells with anyway this keyboard’s layout or anything of that nature. I have big hands and this keyboard still feels comfortable with them. With this keyboard coming in at only $12 (Before shipping). You can pick up the keyboard here.
All in all, I would recommend the Amazon Basic Keyboard to anyone, whether you are in-between keyboards or you just want a backup.