Video games are like life: a bewildering maze filled with challenges, where the only way to get ahead is to have your pet dinosaur eat the boss. Take a break from reality with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of used video games and gaming consoles at Gamers with locations on 48th Street and Dan Avenue in Lincoln.
Gamers lines its aisles with new and used gaming consoles and video games for systems from the antique—such as the original Nintendo and Sega Genesis—to the ultramodern Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3. Those spurned by shout-offs with living referees can holler their heart out at a Wii Sports game ($7.95) oscillating between bowling, boxing, golf, and tennis scenarios, or opt for EA Sports’ Madden NFL 09 for Xbox 360 ($2.95) or PS3 ($3.95). Players can toughen trigger-happy thumbs by launching vivid lasers and grenades during Halo 3’s myriad alien assaults ($5.95), priming them for high-stakes thumb wars with visiting extraterrestrials. Gamers’ staff cleans and tests each and every item, including the store’s stockpile of used consoles, iPods, and Wii accessories, all of which today’s Groupon can unlock. Additionally, today’s deal is valid for the store’s “buy two and get one free” deal for all original Xbox and PS2 games.