GameMaker Studio Standard Ed Free For A Limited Time

You can download GameMaker Studio Standard free or buy the Pro version for $35. Offer ends March 2nd, 2014.

Are you an aspiring game designer, artist or programmer looking to for a way to take your work to the next level? Become a Pro and take advantage of our GameMaker: Studio Professional sale!

For a limited time YoYo Games is giving all GameMaker: Studio Standard users the chance to upgrade to GameMaker: Studio Professional for only $35.00! Go to our Checkout Page and enter your GameMaker: Studio licence key to get started.

If you don’t already own a copy of GameMaker: Studio, for a limited time, you can now get your own GameMaker: Studio Standard license, completely free! To get your copy of GameMaker: Studio Standard simply download the Free Version and follow the instructions that appear inside.

Here’s a showcase of games made with GameMaker.

via YoYo Games.

Xbox Games with Gold for Feb 2014 announced

Starting Feb. 1, first-person zombie action game Dead Island (by Techland) is free to download for Xbox Live Gold members via Games with Gold. On the 16th, action strategy game Toy Soldiers: Cold War (by Signal Studios) will be the second free game for February.

For more information visit Games with Gold

Gamespot review for Dead Island (7 – Good)

Gamespot review for Toy Soldiers: Cold War (8.5 – Great)

#TakeMyMoney: Chewbacca seatbelt cover

For a true Star Wars fan, the Chewbacca seat belt cover.

EVERY Star Wars fan needs one of these in their car. Period. Turn into Chewbacca, every time you turn the key!

Attaching with velcro, this strap not only adds style but comfort! It can also be used on a messenger bag, guitar strap, back pack, or anything else you can think of with a strap!

You can get yours today for $21.99 at 

Best Buy Shopping Tip

This will probably work with other retailers

I purchased an iPad Air 32 GB on the 21st for $599.99 at Best Buy (retail store) and yesterday I saw on that they had $50 off on all iPads. I was a bit crossed that I missed the sale by three days, but decided to go by the store anyway and to my surprise I was given credit without any issue.

From what I understand, you have two weeks for the after the purchase price match (basically the return policy). If you have the elite rewards membership you get 45 days.

Also, the elite membership allows you to buy the extended warranty 45 days after the purchase. I’m planning to get the accidental warranty which covers the screen breaking even if you drop it as well as any operation issues (even manufacturer defects), water damage and it’s all handled at the store. One-year warranty is $129, two-year $199 and I believe the three-year is $299. I’m thinking the two-year warranty will be good and $199 for a $600 device is not bad, especially since I hate bulky covers and only use the apple smart cover on it.

TL\DR: if you buy from Best Buy keep an eye out for sales even after you purchase since they will match it during the return period. Up to 45 days for Rewards Elite.

I could be wrong on time periods and I probably missed some fine print, so make sure to read the policies or just check with a rep at the store


Feature image by Ivan Oyarzun from vancouver, canada (best buy minus one) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

OpenBSD will shut down if we do not have the funding to keep the lights on

UPDATE: Mircea Popescu, the Romanian who runs the online bitcoin exchange MPEx, picks up $20,000 electric bill for OpenBSD. Also, Bob Beck posted an email to the OpenBSDList with the following “In a nutshell, we have in one week gone from being in a dire situation to having a commitment of approximately $100,000 in donations to the foundation”. Complete story

In light of shrinking funding, we do need to look for a source to
cover project expenses. If need be the OpenBSD Foundation can be
involved in receiving donations to cover project electrical costs.

But the fact is right now, OpenBSD will shut down if we do not have
the funding to keep the lights on.

If you or a company you know are able to assist us, it would be
greatly appreciated, but right now we are looking at a significant
funding shortfall for the upcoming year – Meaning the project won’t be
able to cover 20 thousand dollars in electrical expenses before being
able to use money for other things. That sort of situation is not

The OpenBSD project produces a free, multi-platform BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Many great projects have spun off from OpenBSD like OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, OpenCVS, OpenSMTPD, OpenIKED, mandoc.


If you use OpenBSD, any of these projects or don’t want to see OpenBSD disapear, consider making a donation.

See the email thread more details.

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