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Save Money on Video Games with Terry Stevens: Budget Gamer & Gaming Generations! Today's Topic: Repairs!

by Terry Stevens

Hi, I'm 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, I'm 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.

"Welcome to Gaming Generations, Mr. Stark. Which game would you like?"

"Ms. Potts and I will take all of them."


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Today's Budget Gamer Blog is about Repairs.

I was facing the prospect of playing Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix for the rest of my life. To be fair, I might have been able to manage that. Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix on Xbox is my favorite racing game of all time. The soundtrack, customization, and presentation that Rockstar and Dub Magazine put into that game was superb. Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix was amazing

And it was stuck in my Xbox. No matter how many time I pushed Eject, the tray wouldn't open.

Whatever, I'll just go upstairs and play on my trusty Xbox 360.

Nope. That tray's stuck too?!?!?!? What game could it be?


My kids love that game, and while I must admit that it has its moments, Viva Pinata is NOT a Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix-level of gaming joy.

Like I said, I'm a Budget Gamer. I'm not about to buy a new system, nor am I about to start hacking away a an expensive piece of hardware that I don't know how to fix.

Thank goodness for Gaming Generations . I brought both of my consoles in and they were able to get the trays working by the next day. All of their repairs are done in-house, so the turn-around time is waaaaay faster than other gaming places that ship their repairs out.

Last night, I played Halo: Combat Evolved on the old X-box. Tonight, I got in a couple matches on WWE 2K14. Gaming Generations saved me from a lifetime of 22-inch spinning rims and pinatas.

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 .