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Save Money on Video Games with Terry Stevens: Budget Gamer & Gaming Generations! Today's Topic: More Than A Game Store!

by Terry Stevens

Hi, Im Terry Stevens, Radio Personality, Copywriter, Producer and Budget Gamer.

Whats a Budget Gamer? I'm glad I pretended you asked.

A Budget Gamer is any gamer who has to plan out how he spends his gaming money. As a married father of two who has to pinch pennies so hard that I can make a dime pop out of them, Im always looking for ways to make my gaming habit more affordable. Gaming Generations in Rib Mountain and Rothschild and I have teamed up to help gamers enjoy their hobby while being able to afford food, shelter, clothing, etc.

If you just realized that you're a budget gamer too, read on! If you're like Bruce Wayne/Tony Stark/Scrooge McDuck rich, this series probably isn't for you.

One out of these three superheroes has a XBox One, a PS4, AND a Wii-U. Hint, it ain't Punishette or Uncomfortably Spandexed Wolverine.

PHOTO CREDIT: By pop culture geek [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A couple of Budget Gamer Episodes ago, we talked about fixing your retro gaming systems and squeezing a little more life out of them . I also told you how Gaming Generations saved my beloved Xbox and Xbox 360.

While I love gaming, Mrs. Stevens is about as non-gamer as you can get. I've tried. Be-LIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVE me, I've tried.

First person shooters? Nope.

Fighters? Nope.

Racers? Nope.

Sports? Nope.

Brawlers, RPGs, Wrasslin'? Nope, nope and nope.

She got into The Sims a while back, and she'll play a bit of Kinect with me now and then, but that's about it.

(Incidentally, I'm also banned from messing with her Sims after I created some mutant looking dude that got all of her female Sims pregnant. Had to sleep on the couch for a bit, but it was worth it (and yes, I'm not a monster, I backed up her pre-mutant impregnation save).)

Not gamer. Hates most games.

Know what she loves?

Her Kindle.

PHOTO CREDIT: By Prescotte (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

She spends lots of quality time on that tablet. She does work stuff, games, movies, books, web browsing, errythang.

But then, one of my kids got a hold of it.

PICTURED: My kids. Destroyers of popcorn, worlds, and tablets.

We have no idea how they did it, but they took a perfectly functional Amazon Kindle Fire and turned it into a brick. I Googled, I Binged, I Yahooed, and nuthin'.

That's when I knew it was time to call a professional.

In this case, it happened to be Gaming Generations .

While their main trade is gaming stuff, Gaming Generations also does a bang-up job when it comes to tablet and smartphone repairs.

When you have a device that you depend on every single day, you want it back FAST! There are plenty of places that offer repair services, but a lot of those joints just take your device, and ship it off to a central repair facility for the fix.

Gaming Generations does all of their repairs in-house. That makes a HUGE difference when it comes to turnaround time. You get your stuff back faster.

My wife had her Kindle back in hand, and my kids have been banned from even looking at it the wrong way. (Just kidding, she stills lets them mess with it. She loves to tempt fate like that.)

If you have a busted game system, smartphone, or tablet, bring it to Gaming Generations, get it fixed faster and get your game on. (Also, if you get your stuff fixed during the month of June, you can take 20 percent off the cost of your repair!)

Until next time, game on!

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a sponsored post. The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

*** In addition to being a budget gamer, "Scary" Terry Stevens is a radio host for Midwest Communications. You can Book Face with him here .