Monday, December 24, 2012

Google Nexus 7 Giveaway

Hey there.  Happy holidays everyone!  I hope you all have a safe holiday and a prosperous new year!  This is the time of year where friends and family get together and express their adoration for each other, but let's face it...  getting stuff is pretty cool!  lol  You know what is even cooler?  Getting a Google Nexus 7 tablet for free!  That's right, my good friends over at Dragonblogger, Tech Walls, and Craving Tech has joined forces to bring you the opportunity to win a Google Nexus 7 (16 GB)!  How awesome is that?!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Introducing Blue Shield of CA Dynamic Duo: Dr. Jim and Bob

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Hey there.  What ails you?  Nothing?  Something inside me tells me that's a lie.  lol  But I'm sure that you are just like myself and many other people that are computer savvy, we'll look up our symptoms online and make a determination as to whether or not we'll make a doctor's visit.  More often than not, the doctor's visit never materializes.  I'll admit, if it doesn't hurt, I don't make that appointment.  I know... I know... It's a bad habit and just because my body doesn't hurt doesn't mean that there isn't something wrong.  I can pose my problem online and hope for the best, but really, that's not the absolute best thing to do.  That is, unless, Dr. Jim and Bob answer my question!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Get a Life Podcast Ep. 3 - The One About The Sandy Hook Tragedy and Video Game Violence

Hey there. Ready for another episode of Get a Life?  If you had haven't had a chance to listen to last week's episode, you definitely should! This week, we talked about the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy and video game violence.  The Get a Life podcast is a video game podcast but Brian and I felt that we had to touch on the tragic events at Sandy Hook to express our sincere condolences and our heart goes out to all of the families that were affected.  We also touch on the subject of video game violence and whether or not it may have played a role in any of the shootings of years past. Take a listen and let us know what you think.  And now...  Get a Life Ep. 3!  Listen in!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Friends: The Complete Series Blu Ray Boxed Set Winner

Hey there.  Recently, I haven't received many pictures from my winners so I haven't had a winners post in quite some time.  Good thing that the winner of the Friends: The Complete Series on Blu Ray came through with a picture!  Check out this awesome pic!!!
Here are a few words from the winner, John C!

I sincerely appreciate your site's POV and I really do hit it almost everyday...and NOT just to enter your giveaways! Ha! But it's a nice bonus. I have your podcasts saved to my desktop and I will be sure and post feedback once I have had a chance to listen to them a couple of times. I am one of those people that throws a ton of podcasts on my desktop and listens to them all day long... and a couple of gaming and movie podcasts are among the many I regularly download. So you are good company. I wish you well over the holiday season!

Thank you John! I greatly appreciate the picture and kind words.  Especially since the picture has some of my favorite stuffs in it! I see Dwight from The Office, The Hulk, Shaggy, and a good ol' thumbs up! Later!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises OR Magic Mike Blu Ray Combo Giveaway



Hey there. FLASH GIVEAWAY!!! Our good friends at PartnersHub and Warner Bros are providing a Blu Ray Combo Pack of The Dark Knight Rises or Magic Mike!  How awesome is that?!  This is going to be a quick ending giveaway so make sure to get your entries in right away!  Also, Warner Bros will randomly select which blu ray combo pack to send.  You may win The Dark Knight Rises... you may win Magic Mike.  You won't know until you receive your prize!  The giveaway will run from now until Dec. 18th.  The winner MUST respond by Dec. 19th or they will forfeit the prize.  Open to US and CAN residents only.  No PO Boxes.  Also, if the winner is from Canada, they may be asked to pay for the additional shipping costs.  Please keep this in mind before entering!  So what's the catch?  All I want is some reader interaction!  The above app is pretty cool, but I'm loving the Movie Challenge.  Take the Movie Trivia Challenge and let me know what your score is!  I scored a 870 out of 1200.  Let me know if you guys can top that!  Later!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Get a Life Podcast Ep. 2 - The One about Video Game Delays and Cheating

Hey there. Ready for another episode of Get a Life? On last week's podcast, we brought up the Dragoncast on Dragonblogger and made the announcement that Edmund McMillen would be a guest on a future podcast. If you had haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, you definitely should! This week, we talked about video game delays (I'm looking at you, Bioshock Infinite!) and the integrity of gaming.  Take a listen and let us know what you think.  If you listened to last week's show, you'll know that we are having Edmund McMillen (The Binding of Isaac and Super Meat Boy fame!) and we are taking questions for Edmund McMillen via comments or Email!   If you have any questions for Edmund, please feel to let us know.  If you question is asked, we'll make sure to mention your name and state and give you credit for the question.  Lastly, if you are interested in being a guest on the Get a Life podcast, please feel free to shoot us an Email (ContactMetallman@gmail.com)!  And now...  Get a Life Ep. 2!  Listen in!

The Humble Bundle by THQ

Hey there.  I haven't had much time to write the past few days.  Sorry about that.  No worries though!  I have quite a few things lined up for the next few days and I can't wait to get that started.  One thing that I wanted to let you guys know about now is the Humble Bundle by THQ!  Brian and I touched on this bundle on our weekly podcast (which will be up soon) but I realized that the bundle is available for a limited time only!  As of this post, there is only 7 hours left to purchase the Humble THQ Bundle!  So why would you want to purchase it?  Well... let me tell you why!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Aero Porter (3DS eShop) Game Review

Hey there.  The awesome people at Nintendo provided me with a copy of Aero Porter, on of their latest games released for download for the Nintendo 3DS.  The game was released on Nov. 29th, 2012 and after a week of playing the game, I feel that I can finally provide an in depth review of what the game has to offer. So let's get to it, friends!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Get a Life Podcast Ep. 1 - The One about Multiplayer and Arcades

Hey there! Who's excited? I'm excited! Welcome to the first ever Get a Life Podcast here at Metallman's Reverie! Brian and I had a blast recording the show and I really hope you guys love it.  We are working on getting a logo created for the podcast and we are also working on getting some intro music created.  Once we get all that together, we'll jazz up the podcast a bit.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Punchtab Top Points Earner for November Winner

Hey there. Thank you all for Tweeting, Commenting, +1ing and all that good stuff. For each action you on Metallman's Reverie, you earn points on PunchTab. For being so awesome, I'm giving away a $5 prize to the reader that earns the most points in the previous month. Guess what time it is????? It's winner time! Let's get to it! And the winner is...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jessica Nigri - The Queen of Cosplay

The best of Jessica Nigri!
Photo taken from Jessica Nigri Fan Page
Hey there.  Cosplay is a tricky thing.  With so many fans wanting to display their love of their favorite characters, it's no surprise that sometimes you come across a cosplay outfit that simply doesn't work.  Either because the costume was quickly or poorly made.  I'm not saying not to do it, though.  If it's what you love to do, by all means do it.  Display your love however you see fit!  But when cosplay is done right, man can it be breath taking.  That's why I believe that Jessica Nigri is the queen of cosplay!  Just take a look at collage of characters that she has displayed.  The only thing that's missing is my all time favorite female character, Harley Quinn!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Friends: The Complete Series Blu Ray Boxed Set Giveaway

Hey there. The Friends prize pack giveaway was such a success that Warner Bros. is going to provide another awesome prize to one of you, my loyal readers! So what's up for grabs??? How about the Friends: The Complete Series Blu Ray Boxed Set!!! This is the ultimate collection for any fan of Friends and it is valued at $279.99!!! How awesome is that?!?! And you can win your very own, right here on Metallman's Reverie!!!

Shop Indie and Retro Styles at ModCloth

Hey there!  Did you take advantage of the ModCloth Thanksgiving Holiday Sale?  You didn't?  No worries, friends.  There is still time to get into the holiday spirit by shopping at ModCloth this season! They have adorable, vintage-inspired clothing and accessories for women at fantastic prices. ModCloth doesn't only have clothing, however, they also have the cutest, retro home decorations. Check it all out right now!  Later!

Get a Life Podcast Coming Soon to Metallman's Reverie

Hey there.  It's time.  I'm ready to make an announce.  Trumpets please!  Brrrrr brrr BRRRRRRRRR!  We are starting a PODCAST!  Whoo hoo!  And the name of said podcast???  Get a Life!  lmao!  Who's excited?  I'm excited!  I say we because I will not be alone in this new project.  I've been thinking of changing things up here, at Metallman's Reverie, at first thought that maybe some video posts would be a welcomed change.  After doing my guest spot on the DragonCast on Dragonblogger.com, I decided that I wanted to start a podcast.  One day, while chatting it up with one of the cohosts of the DragonCast, Brian, we thought it would be a great idea to start a podcast where a couple of guys sit around and discuss video games.  Now... this is not going to be a straight forward, information only, type podcast.  There will be no scripts involved and the converstations to be had in regards to games, their impacts on our lives and the impact that they have on the gaming community, will completely be had on the fly.  In other words, this podcast will be about a group of friends, with different personalities, just chatting away and throwing their 2 cents on what's going on in their world of gaming.  The only thing that will be missing is the couch and few beers.  lol  What's not to like?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Free Downloadable Gold Classics Pack for the New Super Mario Bros. 2 Game for the Nintendo 3DS

Hey there. Do you have the New Super Mario Bros 2 game for the Nintendo 3DS?  If so, you are one of the many gamers that have collectively amassed over 300 billion in gold coins.  300  BILLION!!!  To celebrate, Nintendo is giving owners of the game a free pack of coin rush courses to be included with the FREE Gold Classics Pack.  Well... free for a limited time.  The Gold Classics Pack was inspired by Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros 3 and will offer 3 new coin rush courses.

I love how Nintendo takes care of it's own.  Fans have always backed up Super Mario and Luigi and by giving away a free downloadable pack of courses to those loyal fans is freakin' awesome!  If you are not so sure how to download the Gold Classics Pack, you can go to the official New Super Mario Bros 2 site and get instructions straight from the source.  The Gold Classics Pack will be free from now until 1/31/13.  As of 2/1/13, the Gold Classics Pack can be downloaded for $2.50.   Thanks, Nintendo, for the free stuff!  I, and your loyal fans, greatly appreciate it!

So... how many coins have you collected in New Super Mario Bros. 2?  I'm dying to know if any of you have collected more than I!  Later!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wanderer Thoughts Vol. 1 Poetry Book Review

Hey there.  Do you know why poetry is so awesome?  I'm certain that the question may be answered with many different responses.  And that, my friends, is the reason why poetry is so awesome.  Poetry is art as words.  The same way a painting can have different meanings to different people, a poem can convey that same effect.  Words can be a powerful medium.  The author can use a set of words to not only create a meaningful composition but use those words in such a way that the meaning can be whatever you interpret it to be.  That's pretty awesome, if you ask me.  But what if the author is restricted by certain words?  Can you imagine an artist creating a beautiful visual using only a set amount of colors?  Justin Germino, the author of Wanderer Thoughts Vol. 1 did the equivalent of that.

Justin collects words given to him by his Twitter followers to create poetry.  Twitter users provide Justin with words during his daily Random Twitter Poetry Game and he creates a daily poem using those words.  He has amassed quite a few words and has created well over 600 poems.  Vol. 1 takes some of those poems and gives us a glimpse into some of the poetry that Justin has created.  Some of the poems may be whimsical while others are more dark.  Personally, I love the first poem in this volume, The Lust Queen.  It flows seamlessly and paints a clear picture.  It's exactly what I would expect from a well versed poet.  But don't take it from me, go and check it out!  If you have a buck to spend, go ahead and get the book and check it out.  If you are part of Amazon Prime, go ahead and borrow the book.  It's a great read and something that every poetry enthusiast will enjoy!  If you are interested in checking out some of Justin's this and other poetry, make sure to check out his site of poetry, Wanderer Thoughts.  Later!


ThunderStruck Movie (Starring Kevin Durant) Combo Pack Giveaway


Hey there. Who here is a sports fan? Specifically, the NBA? I love basketball. I'm a huge fan of the Los Angeles Lakers! Last year, the Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder had a playoff series for the ages. Many considered it the passing of the torch in the Western Conference. I didn't. I expect the Lakers to bounce back this year and avenge that playoffs series lost! If you watched the series, you may have noticed how atheltic and skilled the young Kevin Durant is. The young man is making a name for himself in the NBA and he's going to be a forced to be rekoned with for years to come! But I bet that many of you know that he starred in a family friendly film! For those of you looking for a wholesome film starring NBA All Star Kevin Durant, you have to check out his film, ThunderStruck! The movie is set to be released on 12/4 but our good friends at Warner Bros. have reached out to me and have provided a copy of the movie, ThunderStruck, for me to giveaway to one of you, my faithful readers! Check out this brief synopsis of the film:

Friday, November 23, 2012

BassBuds In Ear Headphones Review and Discount Code

Hey there.  Who is in need of some stylish in ear head phones that also has superior sound quality.  There are other headphones out there but they will cost you an arm and a leg to buy them.  It's difficult to find a pair of headphones that not only look great but also provide superior sound quality.  What is a music afficionado to do?  Well, our good friends at BassBuds may have the solution for you!  Our good friends at BassBuds provided me with a pair of headphones to try out and review and let me tell you, these are one of the best set of headphones that I have ever owned!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

JackThreads For Great Deals on Men's Fashion

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Hey there.  Guys!   Are you looking for a geat place to score some awesome threads?  I know that the wife and I always are.  I'll admit that the wife does most of the clothes shopping for me.  It's not because I can't do it by myself, but because she has the better fashion sense than I.  She knows what looks good and what doesn't on me.  It's one of the reasons why we really like JackThreads!  Not only do they have great and stylish selection of men's clothes and men's footwear but they also have extrodinary deals daily!

Modcloth's Tis the Season Sale

Hey there.  While everyone is out and about trying to score on doorbuster deals, many forget that there are many great online deals going on as well!  No lines, no waiting, no hassles.  Just awesome savings!!!  Don't miss out on ModCloth 'Tis The Season Sale today through 11/25 with huge savings! The ModCloth 'Tis The Season Sale is an amazing sale including 100s of brand new stunning styles at 50% off and if you order $50 or more, you get free shipping!  Now is the time to stock up on great styles for the holidays and beyond and avoid those lines!  Hurry friends!  Like all sales, this one isn't going to last forever!  You need to make sure that you jump on this before all the great styles are sold out!  Later!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Keep Track of Your Child's Developement and Milestones with the Baby Zoe App

Hey there. As a parent, I love to keep track of the milestones that my kids achieve. Whether it be the date when my baby first crawled or walked to when they lost their first tooth. Unless you have a physical calendar that you keeps for years and years, this information can easily be lost. That is... unless you have the Baby Zoe app. The creators of the Baby Zoe app, Rusten and Karen Gomez, are like any other parents, worried about thier kids' health, what information needed for their doctors, and what could be done to ease the uncertainty that many of parents have with healthcare. The Baby Zoe app helps in all those areas and more! You can find the Baby Zoe app at the Apple App Store and at the Google Play App Store and the best part...  It's FREE!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nintendo Wii U Launches in the US

Hey there.  Anyone else excited about the Wii-U release this weekend?  I walked into a local game stop on Saturday night already saw people lining up to get their pre-ordered Wii-U.  It was a pretty insane sight, actually.  New York City was an even crazier sight!  To celebrate the Wii-U release on Nov. 18th, Mii characters roamed the streets of New York City on Nov. 16th!  Check out some of those fun pictures of that event!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Donating to Locks of Love

Hey there.  About 15 years or so, when I was in Jr. High School, I decided that I was going to let my hair grow out.  Once the hair grew out, I was one of those guys with long hair.  It was most in a pony tail or "bunny tail" as some of my band mates would call it, and I rocked that style for years at a time.  When I graduated high school in the year 2000, I decided that it was time to start the new millenium with a different hair style.  At that point, I haven't had a hair cut in years so it felt odd going into a barber/hair salon to get it cut off.  While in the chair, I remember the woman complimenting me on my hair (soft, long, beautiful, etc. etc.) and that I should seriously consider donating it.  Donating my hair... now there's an idea.  I asked about what organizations I can donate to and she promptly stated that if I wanted to, they can donate my hair for me to Locks of Love.  I wasn't all that familiar with the organization so I asked questions.  What do they do?  Who do they benefit?  Is the organization reputable?  Once she explained it to me, my mind was made up.  I was donating my hair to Locks of Love.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nintendo: The Gift of Gaming

Real life picture of me at age 5
Hey there.  Quick!  Think back at your most fondest, earliest gaming memory!  For those in my generation (I'm 30, by the way), the answer is going to be playing Atari or Nintendo at home.  Atari may have been in homes before Nintendo and I remember playing them both, but the fondest memories come from playing Nintendo.  I remember my cousin getting his before I did and I remember sneaking over to his place to play. We lived in an apartment building and his apartment was right below mine.  We would play into the wee hours of the night.  Whether it was Super Mario Bros., Contra, Bubble Bobble (which I've introduced to the kids on the Wii) or The Legend of Kage we simply could not get enough, but my most fondest memory in my gaming history has to be when my Dad handed me my Nintendo.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Won a Season Pass of The Walking Dead on Steam from Zombie & Toys

Hey there.  I've been meaning to give a shout out to my friends over at Zombies & Toys for quite some time.  I received a small envelope some time ago of some of their awesome buttons and stickers.  One of their stickers currently resides on my laptop.  lol  Anyways, I received an Email from Zombies & Toys proclaiming me the winner of The Walking Dead Season Pass on Steam!  How freakin' awesome is that?!  The Walking Dead game is being released in episodes and I believe 3 of the 5 episodes have already been released.  The season pass will allow me to download and play all episodes as they become available!  I can't wait!  From what I hear from friends that have played them, they are pretty good.
See!  Zombies & Toys sticker in prime real estate on my laptop!
Being a huge fan of the The Walking Dead, I've been wanting to play these games but didn't want to shell out the cash to pay for each episode (Yeah... I can be a little bit of a cheapo when it comes to things I want).  The season pass is exactly what I needed to get access to all episodes.  I'm extremely excited about this win!  As for Zombies & Toys, they are an awesome group of zombie enthusiasts that you guys must check out.  You can usually find them in a booth in conventions with all sorts of awesome zombie stuff, especially zombie apparel!  Checkout their blog and Facebook page for all news zombie and awesome giveaways like the one that I won!  Thanks, friends at Zombies & Toys!  You guys rock!  Later!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Egraphs are the Autographs for the Digital Age

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Hey there.  I'm a sports fan.  I've attending a few sporting events and I've always dreamed of having one of my favorite players sign something for me.  Whether it be a picture, towel, ball, whatever.  I just want to say that I have my favorite player's picture and have that to cherish for the rest of my life.  The problem?  It's tough to get anywhere near your sports idols these days.  And having things signed is great and all... IF YOU TAKE PRISTINE CARE OF YOUR ITEM.  The last thing you would want is to have it smudge, stained, torn, or lost.  That's why I think that these Egraphs are pretty awesome!  Check it out!

Nintendohemian Rhapsody

Hey there. I love me a good NES title. Why? Well because they are fun and challenging!  There was no internet to tell us what to do, there was rarely a strategy guide in sight, and if you died after using all of your continues, that was it.  Game over.  Start from the beginning... AGAIN!  Nevertheless, I loved them.  The video below expresses my sentiment EXACTLY!  Take a listen.  If you are a NES fan, you're going to love this!  Later!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I Think it's Time to Start a Podcast

Hmmm...  What should we do next?
Hey there. I think it's time to evolve. Like Pokemon, I am ready to grow and evolve as a blogger.  Yes, I used a Pokemon reference.  lol  Anyways, come March, Metallman's Reverie will be 5 years old.  5!  Last night, I took part in a podcast for the very first time.  And you know what... it was freakin' awesome! I have contemplated doing something like that before but now, having that first taste of being with a group and conversing over topics, I now know that I definitely want to do a podcast.  I have more than a few ideas that I have already come up with and I'm with talks with friends and family about which idea would be most likely come to fruition.

I want to change it up for you guys and I also would love your opinions.  Not only do I plan on getting a podcast going, I also plan on integrating video posts.  Maybe a retro game review?  A quick video on this week's game releases?  Maybe have some kind of Q&A?  Interviews perhaps?  I would like your input friends!  Comment below and let's see what we can come up with!  Later!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Punchtab Top Points Earner for October Winner

Hey there.  The month of October has come and gone.  That means that another one of you, my faithful readers, will score an easy $5 just for doing what you do here on Metallman's Reverie!  Let's go to the results!  And the winner is...
Betty Lee!  Congrats, my friend!  You win money!  Our first ever winner, Christian, started off strong but Betty surged ahead for the win!  The November constest is already underway.  Don't forget to comment, tweet, and all the other good stuff to rack up those points!  Good luck!  Later!

2012 US Presidential Election

Hey there. Have you exercised your right to vote, yet? Whether you back Romney or Obama, we as Americans have the priveledge to go out there and have our voices to be heard. Too bad that many of us choose to be silent and then complain about the outcome.  While America is out to voting to elect as their leader, I wanted to share this little comic that makes a very strong point for certain mustachioed friend.  lol  Later!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Just a Dash of Geek and Metallman's Reverie 2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks

Welcome to the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks! This guide is brought to you by:
2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks

2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks

Hey there friends!  The holidays are fast approaching and you do not want to miss out on some of the most awesome gifts availble for the nerd and geek in your life!!!  Anything from 8 bit trinkets to star wars fashion, you'll find unique and awesome holiday gifts in this great holiday gift guide. The awesome GeekGirlDythia and I compiled this awesome list to make it easier for you.  Personally, I love the Ganon magnet!  I would so rock that on the fridge!  Also, the Mario and Princess picture frame is pretty sweet too.  A picture of the wife and I would go perfect in that!  Check it out and let me know what item you simply have to have!  Good luck!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

30 Days of Friends Trivia Challege and Giveaway


Hey there.  Our good friends at Warner Bros. have reached out to us once again and have provided the opportunity for one of you, Metallman's Reverie readers, to win one extremely awesome giveaway prize!  Who here loves the show Friends?  I love Friends!  Even though the series has been over for quite some time, the wife (who is one HUGE fan) and I watch Friends every night before going to bed.  When this opportunity presented itself, I jumped on it!  Not just because I am a huge fan, but because I know that the show has a strong following and it would be great to offer one of you a very cool prize!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Funny

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!   Don't get caught in a web!!!  lol

GoDaddy Oct. 2012 Promo Codes

Hey there.  I just renewed my domain name with GoDaddy.com for another 2 years. I've learned that if you want to be taken somewhat seriuos in this online world, you have to have your own domain name. More opportunities come your way and it's easier to find your site when it comes to online searches. For those of you that know me, I'm always looking for a good deal so I was fortunate enough to have a Godaddy .Com domain renewal promo code  to use for Metallman.com! I added a few promo codes here if you guys are looking for a Godaddy .Net renewal promo code or even a more recent Godaddy .Co renewal promo code. I'm not the biggest of fans of the .Co since it's just one letter fewer than .Com but hey, I guess we're running out of domain names, right? lol  Anyways, I was able to find a few more GoDaddy promo codes so feel free to take them and get your domain registered or renewed!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stick it to Viruses! FixMeStick Review and Giveaway

Me and my new ammo against Viruses and Malware!
Hey there.  I was recently contacted by our good friends at FixMeStick and was offered an opportunity to try out their latest product:  The FixMeStick.  Let me paint a picture for you.  You're off, browsing the web like we all do, purchased some music, viewed some funny videos, and then... your computer crashes.  Oh man...  You get it load up but you notice it's a little sluggish.  Then there are a few pop ups that don't seem to want to go away.  Worst case scenario, the computer won't even boot up anymore because of the viruses and malware that have infected your computer.  Before you even get a chance to assess the damage, the virus or malware have taken over your computer.  You now consider it "useless" and need to get your tech friend to clean out your computer and hope to have it working soon.  Now, how many times have THAT happened to you?  I can tell you right now that I have cleaned out my fair share of computers and laptops and it can be a tedious task since computer threats have been getting smarter and more difficult to find and eliminate.  The FixMeStick makes this tedious task of virus removal extremely easy!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Chuck & Beans - Halloween

The kids enjoy candy while the adults enjoy eye candy!  Win win situation for all!!!

A Thirilling, Gaming Experience with DealDash

Hey there.  Who's looking to score on some awesome deals?  Who wants to get the stuff they want at a discounted price?  Who doesn't like feeling like a winner?  We've all seen the ads for penny auctions and their promises for awesome stuff for pennies on the dollar.  The problem with those penny auction sites, though, is that you have to purchase bids and once you use them and don't win the auction, you're out of luck.  Not only do you NOT get what you wanted but you lose out on the money you paid for the bids.  This is where DealDash is different!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thoughts On... The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 2 - Sick

Hey there.  Last week's episode was pretty cool and this week's was even better.  If you are not watching AMC's The Walking Dead then you must not like great television entertainment.  lol  Anyways, the third season started with plenty of excitement and this episode definitely continued down that trend.  We finally got a glimpse of another group and we find out what ends up happening to Herschel.  If you haven't seen this episode, step away and check it out.  There will be SPOILERS in this post.  Now here are my thoughts on...  The Walking Dead S3: E2 - Sick.

Risen 2 from Deep Silver

Risen 2 and Dead Island Riptide!
Hey there.  Guess who scored a free copy of Risen 2 by Deep Silver?!?!  Yup, this guy!  I entered a Twitter contest not too long ago and about a week or so ago, I get a direct message on Twitter saying that I'm a winner.  How awesome is that?!?!  I've enter all kinds of stuff online and what not and I rarely win anything.  I think this may be one of the first things that I have actually won online!  And it's a game!  I'll admit that I haven't cracked open this bad boy but I'll definitely be popping it my Xbox 360 tonight!
Pictured above...  NOT a goofy face!  lol
I included the above picture because... well... why not.  lmao!  First, I thought it was cool that the Risen 2 game came in the mail on the same day as the Game Informer with Dead Island Riptide on the cover.  It made me believe that some way, some how, Deep Silver made sure I got it with another Deep Silver for me to read up on.  Secondly, the wife asked why I make "goofy" faces in my pictures.  First things first, my dear...  I do not believe my face is goofy and... what's wrong with goofy faces?  lmao  Just wanted to share that small conversation between the wife and I.  Actually, most of our conversations can be summed up that way.  It's one the reasons why I love her.

I haven't played any of the Risen games.  What do you guys think of them?  Good, bad?  Worth spending a generous amount of time on?  Let me know!  Later!

Check out Risen 2 and Dead Island Riptide on Amazon!



Monday, October 22, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bioshock Infinite Release Date and Collectors Edition Details

Hey there.  FINALLY!!!  A release date for Bioshock: Infinite!  It was supposed to be out early this year... then it was supposed to be late this year and now...  it's February 26, 2013!  I can't wait!  I preordered this bad boy well over a year ago and when it was pushed back I was discouraged.  Good thing I only placed $5 to "hold the game" at that point in time.  There will be 2 collector's editions available for the game:  The Premium Edition and the Song Bird Edition.  Here's what you'll get with the Premium Edition:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mud Factor 5K Obstacle Course

Hey there.  The year of fitness continues!  I came out of the Gladiator Rock'n Run a little bruised up and sore as hell but felt extremely good and proud of myself.  Now, the next challenge awaits!  The Mud Factor 5K Obstacle course!  Only this time, the wife will also participate.  It's going to be her first mud run so I'm making sure that she'll be ready to handle the course and I'll help her where I can.  I can't wait for this one to go down!  The only problem???  It's in San Bernadino...  That's about an hour drive away from Los Angeles.  I don't mind driving... but when I know it's a long trip I turn into a little kid and wonder when we'll get there.  lol  Anyways, I'm looking forward to going out there and earning my third medal of the year!  I CAN'T WAIT!!!

Any of you Southern California friends going to be at the Mud Factor mud run?  Time to turn up the workouts to 11 and get ready for another mud filled day of obstacles!!!  Later!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

God of War Saga Winner - Persist

Hey there.  I wanted to give a shout out to the winner of the God of War Saga giveaway.  The winner, Persist, made a special request upon winning the giveaway.  He entered to win, but couldn't wait and ended up buying the game before he was chosen as the winner.  In lieu of the game, we decided on a $30 PSN network card.  I want to keep my winners happy, you know.  lol  You can't really provide a picture of PSN codes so I told him that I would give him a winners post regardless!

Persist can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and many other social media outlets.  He's created quite a few music videos that are pretty awesome.  If you love the hip hop scene, you should check out his music at PersistMuzik.  Congrats, Persist!  Hope you stick around and enjoy the site!  Later!