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All of the Popular Parenting Methods Ranked, 2016 Edition

All of the Popular Parenting Methods Ranked, 2016 Edition
2 years ago

All of the Popular Parenting Methods Ranked, 2016 Edition

Here at 8BitDad we care about parents. We want parents to know the most effective ways to parent their children, and so we’ve compiled a list of all of …
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Canadian Teen Buys Almost $8K of FIFA DLC With Father’s Credit Card
2 years ago

Canadian Teen Buys Almost $8K of FIFA DLC With Father’s Credit Card

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Too bad, so sad for a father in Pembroke, Ontario (Canada, y’all) whose son managed to buy almost $8,000 of in-game content in a FIFA game on his Xbox recently.

Lance Perkins’ 17 year old son dropped $7,625.88 CAD (about $5364.86 in USD) on EA’s FIFA game store content, which, assuming he’s playing FIFA 16, consists of “FIFA Points” – an in-game currency that allows you to buy “FUT Packs and Draft Entries” – basically, stuff to beef up your soccer/football/fútbol club. That’s a lot of draft entries; EA sells packs in increments ranging from 100 points — for $0.99 — all the way up to 12,000 points, which will set you back $99.99. Even if Perkins the Younger bought the 12,000 point packs alone, it’d still take him over 50 transactions to hit his total.

That’s dedication to the game, people.

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What’s the Next #WheresRey? Will These Movies Be the Next Gender Marketing Fails of 2016?
2 years ago

What’s the Next #WheresRey? Will These Movies Be the Next Gender Marketing Fails of 2016?

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We should’ve seen it coming. After the #WheresNatasha and #WheresGamora campaigns – hashtags that called out the lack of female representation in the merchandise for Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy – WHY did anyone assume that Disney, toy manufacturers, or retailers would’ve learned their lesson for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Were we that naïve? Did we just not want to admit what we all KNEW was going to happen? That, even though Daisy Ridley’s Rey was the LEAD CHARACTER in the whole damn film, she would be almost impossible to find on Force Awakens merchandise. Because that’s EXACTLY what happened. Hence the inevitable hashtag #WheresRey.

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