Alright, show of hands: who here loves free stuff? It's okay if your hand is raised right now, guys. It should be. Free stuff is highkey awesome.
Especially around the holidays, when we've pretty much all spent our money on gifts (or festive drinks?) and Christmas parties.
And if you're one of the many people who're on that holiday grind, or if you're just someone who loves having some serious fun online (don't lie, you know you do), then have I got some great news for you.
This year, Sports Experts is offering up free stuff through their Facebook Live Holiday Crane Game.
It's pretty much like the claw games we all remember from when we were kids... except a whole lot better. You can control it from the comfort of your own home, first of all, and you've got the chance to actually win something really, really cool.
Like what, you ask? Well, friends, you can win awesome things like a pair of Nike shoes, a GoPro camera (!!), and a FitBit, just as a small example. Basically, all the cool things you can find at Sports Experts just might be yours to win.
Oh, and the coolest part? The crane moves in realtime, depending on which Facebook Live reaction you click on.
Four reactions ("Like", "Love", "Haha", or "Wow") control the direction of the crane, and it drops down every three minutes. So, if you want it to go up, give that "Haha" reaction a click and watch the magic happen.
Once it drops, you have the chance to win one in five prizes.
So, it's basically like the world's most fun game-show/interactive video, all rolled into one awesome Facebook Live segment.
This past week, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé announced that hockey games in Montreal would allow 3,500 spectators indoors, up from the previous 2,500-person limit. However, that still pales in comparison to the 18,000 spectators filling the stands at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Even though the energy at the Bell Center was palpable, and the Habs clinched the win, the difference in ambiance was noticeable during last night's game — the first home game of the series.
In Vegas, the T-Mobile Arena was full for the first two games of the playoffs.
In Montreal, 15 sections were closed to the public and covered by tarps with advertisements.
No social distancing is required for games in Las Vegas, where the stands were full of Golden Knights fans in earlier games.
But in Montreal, the first few rows of the bleachers were vacant, and seats were sparsely filled due to social distancing requirements.
Masks also aren't required in Vegas but are required indoors in Montreal.
Although the atmosphere in the Bell Centre was less raucous than that of Las Vegas, it didn't stop the Montreal Canadiens from their Game 3 semi-final victory, thanks to Josh Anderson's winning goal in overtime.
Montreal is known for many things such as poutine, potholes, and problematic politicians but did you know it's also one of the video game capitals of the world? Some of the best minds in the industry live here, and you can join them with these amazing jobs in Montreal's video game industry.
If you already spend all your time playing video games, why not incorporate them into your day job?
"Montreal’s rich vein of creative talent will be a valuable asset," said Christoph Hartmann, vice president of Amazon Games, in a press release. "Our new Montreal studio shares our commitment to creating best-in-class online games, and brings with them a wealth of knowledge and passion for building deep, community-focused multiplayer experiences."
While Amazon might not be known for developing video games, the company has dipped its toes into the industry with projects such as the upcoming MMO New World and Pac-Man Live Studio.
With plenty of new, unannounced games in the works, Amazon says that "the Montreal studio expands [its] commitment to developing games that offer bold new play experiences and foster community inside and outside of the games themselves."