Your boss just pulled you into another surprise meeting. You’ve got a case of the Mondays. And your raise got rejected. Why not leave it all behind and roll the dice on a new career in video games? Aside from the design, art, and programming jobs we often think of, the “games industry” includes everything from grips setting up motion capture studios to psychologists studying microtransactions. There are endless reasons to take the risk of quitting your job, and just as many reasons to tough it out and stay the safe course. The tricky part is figuring out which apply to you. Regardless of if you can write a single line of code, or if you have a hundred or a thousand YouTube subscribers, you first need to look at what you’ll be leaving behind. First, Ask Yourself: Should You Quit? Tom Sennett is a game developer who quit his job to live in a van and make games as he traveled the country. Who better to advise on this topic than the creator of a game called … [Read more...] about Should You Quit Your Job To Go Make Video Games?
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It can be hard to imagine your life with out Amazon. The company offers everything from online shopping to audiobooks to AI-powered speakers, all at cut-throat prices, but Amazon also does a lot of things that you might not agree with. The tech giant is currently under pressure to boot NRATV from its TV-streaming platform and continues to run ads on far-right news site Breitbart. Amazon’s also come under fire for its aggressive business practices, and the dystopian fulfillment centers where its employees pack orders. And good luck affording rent (or seeing any notable civic benefits) if they set up shop in your city. If you’re ready to stop giving Amazon your hard-earned cash, you’ve definitely got your work cut out for you, but it’s not impossible. Here’s everything you need to know to leave the company behind and never look back. Unsubscribe from Amazon Prime This one’s obvious. You won’t be using Amazon anymore, so there’s no need to … [Read more...] about How to Stop Giving Amazon Your Money
a lot of random crap on sale. (That’s in approximately three weeks.) My day is when Amazon will charge me $120 for another year of membership. That’s $20 more than what the company charged me last year and $40 more than what I paid five years ago, when I signed up for a free trial of Prime and forgot to cancel it. This year, I think I might bow out. It’s not the money, per se. Every time Amazon raises the price of Prime Membership, tech writers around the world flock to the topic and wonder, “Is Amazon Prime still worth it?” Heck, I wrote my own version of that blog post when the price went up a couple years ago. It was a fawning post, too, because I was in love with the free shipping and the new (at the time) Amazon Original movies and TV shows. I even signed up for an Amazon Rewards credit card so that I could get 5 percent back on my increasingly regular orders from the world’s largest store. The membership fee meant nothing, when Amazon made it … [Read more...] about I’m Starting to Have Serious Doubts About Amazon Prime
Amazon Black Friday deals 2017 in the US are officially coming to a close. If you didn't find what you were looking for, don't worry - even though the biggest shopping day is over, Amazon has still kept some of the best deals going. Why could that be? Amazon's just being Amazon. Deals are what it does. (Also, it doesn't hurt that Amazon Cyber Monday 2017 deals are going live early, too.) So why stick around now that the party is officially over? Well, there are still plenty of great deals on 4KTVs, cheap laptops and game console bundles, all of which are at a lower price right now than any other point in time in 2017.Amazon Black Friday UK deals are hereThe silver lining is that you'll finally be able to find those hard-to-find PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, or SNES Mini systems in stock - of course, you'll probably also want to buy a dazzling big-screen 65-inch 4K TV to go with it too.If those aren't up your alley, Amazon is also pushing its own devices and services via its … [Read more...] about The best Amazon Black Friday deals 2017
CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! I'm back! Hope everyone had a wonderful week. Special thanks to "the Davids" -- Carnoy and Katzmeier -- for filling in while I visited lovely South Padre Island, Texas.While traveling, I was reminded of the importance of packing a universal car-mount. We did a lot of driving, which required a lot of mapping, which required a lot of glancing down at the phone -- which had to ride in the cup-holder, because I forgot to bring a mount. Dangerous!I was also reminded of the benefits of voice-powered, hands-free phone control, which brings us to today's deal: For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can snag the Roav Viva Alexa-enabled two-port car charger for $38.99. That's after applying promo code VIVAUSDL at … [Read more...] about The Rova Viva adds Alexa to your car for $38.99