What’s the best gift you could ever give to someone who loves video games? I used to ask myself this question every year around December, when I’d see all my friends and family members asking each other what they wanted for Christmas or birthday presents. The answer was always the same...game consoles, accessories, game tokens, game guide books...you name it! Everyone seemed to enjoy receiving gifts like these because it meant more game playing time, and there were so many options in the gaming world these days that it seemed like there were gifts for everyone.

There are two types of gamers in your life. There are those that play video games casually, for just a little bit every now and then - these are generally older folks who have maybe gotten used to saying no when asked if they want to try out Grand Theft Auto V, or have no children begging them for Minecraft accessories. They already know what they want - or, at least they've gotten so good at saying no that you don't really have any idea what might be on their holiday wishlist.

There’s no doubt that video games are a huge part of many people’s lives. Whether you’re a die-hard multiplayer aficionado or just prefer playing casual family games, it’s safe to say that everyone enjoys an occasional round of Fortnight or GTA now and then.

Listen to The Bill Stage Radio Show this week for your shot at a $25 gift certificate to Video Games Etc, your one stop shop this holiday season for everything from Consoles & games to accessories like headsets and controllers.

This is exactly what you need to get the picky gamer on your list.  A gift certificate to Video Games Etc will make everyone happy!

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.


Everyone is rejoicing that the McRib is back! You can hear the chanting from down the block. Everyone is washing their hands a little bit more due to the bbq sauce residue and it's wonderful.

All is right with the world.

But it isn't always like this. The McRib will leave soon and we'll have to settle for a McChicken or a Double Quarter Pounder like a peasant. Life isn't fair. We know this.

However, my cousin Steve has figured out a way to beat the system.

He's gotten his hands dirty and experimented so we don't have to. He has perfected the DIY McRib!


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