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digitaldemigod avatar 12:51 PM on 01.29.2009  (server time)
Citibank Rewards program offering EGM subscription

I got this email from Citibank about how much eCash I had earned and so of course I went to check out the deal. It turns out that unlike Discover card, I can't use the $300+ I've earned to pay my credit card, but I can get tiny discounts off no-name junk on their Extra Cash website.

While perusing the site to see if there was anything I'd be remotely interested in, I checked out the Electronics page. The junk on this page ranges from $2.99 mp3 players (after you use $27 in eCash) to mp3 player cases, to a blu ray player, and some various scanners. Really worthless crap, even with the discount.

Then I scrolled to the bottom and saw this: Citibank Extra Cash EGM subcription . A subscription to EGM, the leading source for info on the latest games for consoles such as the 32x, Game Gear, and Super NES.

Ok, aside from the fact that we all know that EGM is no more and apparently Citi's rewards program team never got the news, where in the blue hell did they get the description for the magazine? Or I suppose I should say 'when did they get the description for this magazine?' as it is roughly 15 years behind?

Or maybe there's something I don't know and Nintendo and Sega have begun releasing games for those systems again? Did I miss some advertisement telling us all to get those systems out of our attics, dust them off, and hook them back up? Is there some new HDMI adapter for them to hook them up to our new fangled TV's? (course, my systems are not in the attic because I'm hardcore enough that I have 13 game consoles hooked up to one TV, but who's counting?)

Anyway in case you don't feel like clicking the link, here's the full description of the magazine from the Citibank Extra Cash site:
Electronic Gaming Monthly focuses on new electronic games for console video game units, including the Nintendo, Super NES, Sega Genesis, Sega 32x, Sony Play Station, and portable game systems such as the Nintendo GameBoy, Sega Game Gear. EGM also features regular columns on the latest game releases as well as special sections devoted to movies, records and other subjects of interest to the male youth market.

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