I hope you have a lot of free time.
Sid Meier's simulation games are known not just for their awesomeness, but also for their ability to obliterate evenings, weekends, and relationships. (But in a good way!)
And here's your chance to get a bundle of them for pennies on the dollar. The Humble Sid Meier Bundle lets you name your own price for five games, with bonuses available if you hit certain tiers.
Here's what you get for a buck or more: Sid Meier's Civilization III Complete, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies, and Sid Meier's Railroads.
If you meet or exceed the average price people are paying (currently $8.24), you'll unlock two additional titles: Sid Meier's Civilization V and Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings expansion pack.
And if you're willing to pony up at least $15, you get the Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World expansion pack on top of everything else.
That, my friends, is a lot of gaming goodness for simulation and strategy fans. If you've never had the pleasure of diving headlong into a Sid Meier sim, do yourself a favor.
What's more, you get to divvy up your payment among publisher 2K Games, the Humble folks, and Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization committed to saving the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. You can divide the cash evenly, give the bulk of it to charity, or whatever.
The games unlock via Steam. Half of them are Windows-only, but the others are also available for Mac.
Okay, so who's in? And for how much? (Don't worry, this is a judgment-free zone. We're all cheapskates here, after all. But we're also fiercely philanthropic, am I right?)
Bonus deal: As a general rule I advise against buying refurbished TVs, in part because you don't get to see what you're getting until it arrives on your doorstep -- and return shipping is a major hassle (and expense) if there's a problem. But consider this: Walmart has the refurbished Vizio E550i-A0 55-inch LED HDTV for $448 plus tax, with free shipping to your home or local store. It's a smart TV with Wi-Fi, apps, and the like. My advice: pick it up in-store so you can spot-check everything before taking delivery. And double-check the warranty, which isn't listed anywhere. This same TV sells new for $729.99!
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