This year we offered our customers the ultimate Black Friday experience - the ability to buy nothing from us for $5. We took our entire store offline, and put up a simple payment form where people could give us $5.There's a (long) illustrated list of how the team spent the cash on their blog.
11,248 people gave us $5, and 1,199 people gave us more than $5 by filling out the form more than once. One enthusiastic fan gave us $100. In the end, we made a windfall profit of $71,145.
Cards Against Humanity is known for our charitable fundraising - since 2012 we've raised nearly $4 million for organizations we love like Worldbuilders, the Sunlight Foundation, the EFF, DonorsChoose.org, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the Chicago Design Museum. We even started a $500,000 full-ride scholarship for women getting degrees in science.
There's been a lot of speculation about how we would spend the money from Black Friday, and we're happy to announce that this time, we kept it all.
In June, Mayfair will release Catan, Traveler Edition, a new geomorphic edition that folds to fit in a lockable, trapezoidal box with a carrying handle. The game board includes collapsing trays for peg storage, and features double-sided tiles (which means that there are only hundreds of board permutations, instead of thousands).MSRP will be $45—so, really not much lower than the original game. But, still, I don't see how making Catan more portable can be a bad thing.
The highly addictive Nintendo racing game Mario Kart is back for the Wii U. The eight installment of the semi-simplistic go-kart franchise will be available wherever video games are sold on Friday, May 30. All your favorite characters are back with some new faces and courses.
Holy special effects, Batman! The final Batman 'Arkham' game trailer debuted today, and it doesn't disappoint. The caped crusader will have to go toe-to-toe with The Scarecrow, Two-Face, Harley Quinn and Penguin for what's left of Gotham City after all hell has broke loose. The Batmobile gameplay makes up for the fact that Kevin Conroy wasn't casted to portray Bruce Wayne/Batman, again.
The game is set to released in 2014 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Remember the good old Atari days? Do you miss smacking the small white dot from the left to the right side of your tube television. Do you miss games like Flappy Bird? The world is moving from big screen television sets to smart phones and tablets, but some are going back to the arcades.
Christopher and Michelle Hall decided to leave the medical field to pursue their passions: video games, clothing and jewelry.
The 33-year-old couple will celebrate the grand opening of their new business venture this Saturday, March 1. "We have a huge library of games," Christopher said. "These are the classics people don't usually have anymore." Christopher says gamers will be able to play their old favorite Atari, NES, SNES, N64, Playstation, PS2 and Xbox games on the televisions from the era the console was popular. There's a gaming room for large parties and gatherings, and a full snack bar.