I continue to look for upsides to this. One: I get to spend plenty of quality time with my family. Two: Free stuff everywhere. You may have already seen my post on , as well as Dave Johnson’s .
But today I thought I’d break out a subset of the latest and greatest giveaways, starting with this truly amazing one:. Starting now, you can stream hundreds of hours’ worth of programming, including every season of Barry (yes!), Silicon Valley and Veep. There are also some family-friendly movies including and .
Next up: games. If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, don’t miss these . You have to jump through a hoop or two (creating and then connecting a Twitch account), but it’s all pretty easy. Meanwhile, , including the delightful indie puzzler Hob and captivating walking sim (yes, that’s a thing) Gone Home. GOG is now offering the sci-fi strategy sim Symmetry for free, though reviews of that one are pretty mixed. But, hey, it’s free, so who cares?
Love comics? Dark Horse is offering a ton of free first-issue comics, with titles including Hellboy and Stranger Things as well as a nice selection for kids: Frozen, The Incredibles, Disney Treasure Island and more. Next, head to Comixology to find a dozen free Marvel comics — Avengers vs. X-Men Collection and Civil War among them.
Need a new game to play with the family? Here’s a surprising option: Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition, which is not only free to play, but also something you can download and print. (Take note, however, that you’ll have to click through a couple pages of “agreements,” including one that may offend you politically.) You’ll need a decent amount of paper and ink — the two versions span 21 and 47 pages, depending on the card size you choose. Consider raising your game, so to speak, by instead of plain paper.
Speaking of your family, this might be the ideal to get everyone started with a password manager. Normally I recommend LastPass, which is always free, but here’s something to consider instead: 1Password Families is free for 12 months. (After that: $5 per month.) It has a number of useful, practical family features, which is part of the reason it made CNET’s list of .
That’s it for now. Stay safe, everyone. Stay healthy, and try to stay optimistic.
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