welcome to the second installment in our new feature The Budget Gamer: Things
That Will Improve a Gamer’s Life For Cheap.
Ok, ok. So you
went a little over-budget this week buying rare PlayStation imports
on eBay, it’s not the end of the world. You can just go without
eating for a while. Maybe you can even call it a “hunger strike” and
get on the local six o’clock news… but before you pull the old
Gandhi robe out of storage consider taking some of these suggestions
on cheap “meal substitutes”…
container of oatmeal won’t cost you more than a few dollars,
particularly if you get the no-named brand. All you’ve got to do is
throw in your own brown sugar or cinnamon and stuff and you’ve got a
hot, filling, and most importantly, cheap ass way to start the day!
Hey, you spent
all your money on games; you got to make some sacrifices buddy!
Tighten that belt! Besides, if you’re the type that would rather
spend money on games than anything else, you could probably stand to
lose a few pounds around the mid-section anyway…
Ok, so the
effects of skipping that meal kinda caught up with you in the middle
of a heated game of Madden. No big; not as long as you have some
Combos handy. They can be a little pricey depending on where they
get them, but they are worth keeping around. Not only do they kick
major ass, but they are super filling. If you each enough you’ll be
full for hours.
They come in
all shapes and sizes, but the basic Ramen Noodle is about as cheap a
meal as you can get. You can get cases of the stuff for like a penny
if you look in discount stores. If you get creative you can find
hundreds, if not thousands of ways to prepare them aside from
the traditional “boil, add flavor packet” method.
seem to get enough of ‘um. There must be something to that. Maybe
they know something the rest of us don’t. They are free, and
in ample supply, plus most people don’t seem to get much daily use
out of theirs anyway. Just be sure to watch out for that sub acute
spongiform encephalopathy. It’s a killer.
Live on those
for a few weeks and you’ll be back on your feet again. If push comes
to shove you can always just happen to pop up at your parents house
around the time they have dinner. Would be somewhat rude of them not
to offer you a plate and all.
Don’t be an idiot. VGF does not advocate the eating of human brains.
However, VGF also does not discriminate against an Undead American’s
constitutionally protected right to eat the brains of humans, as
defended by the Supreme Court decision of Tyrant v The People of