Friday, March 30, 2012

Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition Winner - JD Blosser

Hey there.  Check out this awesome pic that I received from the winner of the Dragon Age Origins Game Giveaway!
The man sure knows how to sport an awesome beard and robe!  JD has entered quite a few giveaways and from the looks of his facebook page, he's won a few.  Now he can add Metallman's Reverie to that list of places he's won at!  Make sure to check out his page to find out what he's entering to win next!  You can also follow him on Twitter!  Thanks for the awesome pic, JD!  Hope you enjoy.  Later!

The Evolution of the Video Game Controller

I'm curious to see what comes next!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March Video Game Giveaway by Dragonblogger

Hey there friends.  My good friend at Dragonblogger is only a few days away from announcing his March video game winner.  Score a free video game for any system, retailed $59.99 or less!  New releases, old releases, if you haven't played it, it's new to you!  You can finally get that game that you've wanted but didn't want to pay for.  Hurry, enter using the widget below and get in on this action.  Last day to enter is March 31st and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter!  Click on the image to the left for all the terms, conditions, and details!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

NerdyShirts Fighting Cancer and Diabetes with Dean Haspiel and Oliver Barrett

Hey there.  You know, I've contributed my fair share to charity.  I've played a small part in Toys for Tots and clothes that are no longer wanted go straight to the Salvation Army.  Even though it's a small thing, it makes you feel good, you know.  That's why I love it when an organization uses it's influence to help charitable causes.  That's exactly why I'm giving the good people at a big thumbs up!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kingston SSDNow V+200 SSD Drive Giveaway

Hey there.  Who here needs an affordable computer upgrade?  Our good friend at Dragonblogger has just what you need!  A Kingston SSDNow V+200 SSD Drive!  Our good friends at Kingston have provided Justin  the drive for review and to giveaway!  You can read up on all the specs and his in depth review in this post...  but you can enter the giveaway right here on Metallman's Reverie!!!  

Scott's Miracle-Gro Expand and Grow Winner

Hey there.  This wasn't one of the most popular giveaways that I have hosted...  but that's OK!  That just means that those that entered have a better chance of winning!  And the winner is...
SHELLY R.!!!  You are my winner!!!  Congrats!  I have already reached out you for you info!  You have until March 31st to respond or I will be forced to pick another winner.  Thank you all with green thumbs that entered!  Later!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Plants Vs Zombies - Kindle Fire Edition Review

Hey there.  I know that Plants Vs. Zombies has been around for some time.  I even gave away of the Xbox 360 version to a winner sometime last year.  Yet, I never actually played the game myself.  That is, until now.  I recently saw the Plants Vs. Zombies Kindle Fire Edition on sale and I had to jump on it.  With so many positive reviews and friends everywhere saying that I should try it, I finally jumped on board.  And guess what, it's pretty awesome!  I'm glad that I managed to snag it at an awesome price!  The kids and I love it and even my 2 year old has gotten into the action.  He doesn't know how to play the game but he asks to see the zombies and will gladly sit and watch someone else play.  lol  Here is my review of Plants Vs. Zombies the Kindle Fire Edition.

Cyanide and Happiness: The Gentleman Zombie

I can't wait until the Gentlemen Zombie appears on The Walking Dead!!!!  lmao!!!

Angry Birds Text

Games always brings out the best in your guests!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Color Run 2012

Hey there.  Guess who just signed up to do The Color Run in the city of Irvine this April?!?!  That's right!  This guy!  I told myself that I wanted to do some more running this year.  I started the year well by doing a good 5 mile run about 3 times a week but have kind of ventured off from that pass.  It's OK, though.  I'm still staying in shape and am squeezing a workout here and there.  But when I made that commitment to be in more shape this year, I told myself that running a 5K would be a goal.  That goal is now going to happen on April 22nd!!

If you guys haven't head of The Color Run, it's pretty damn cool.  It's not so much about speed but more about enjoying yourself.  You start off with a white colored shirt and at the 1K mark, you'll be splattered with paint.  By the time you reach the end, you'll be covered in colors!  Check out the video below of how much fun it can be!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Walking Dead Video Game

Hey there. Now that the season is over, fans are looking for a zombie fix.  The Walking Dead has been insanely popular and it was only a matter of time before a video game based on the show/comic would be made.  My friends... it is happening.  TellTale games has taken the challenge and well... check out the trailer for The Walking Dead video game!

Whoa!  I love that the kept the look and feel of The Walking Dead.  It seems almost as if it plays out like a comic book!  Again, this is just the trailer so you can't take too much from it but it sure does look promising.  I really hope that they take their time and do this right or there will be a lot of upset fans.  What do you think of the trailer?

Earn Bonus Swagbucks During March Swagness

Hey there.  Who wants to earn extra swagbucks from now until April 2nd?!  Of course, you do!  Head on over to Swagbucks now to take part in their March Swagness promotion.  Everyday, you will have a Swagbucks goal.  Earn that many Swagbucks and you'll automatically earn a 10% bonus!  If you make the daily goal every day, you're bonus will be doubled!  Enough from me, though.  Here's a word from Hal:

Monday, March 19, 2012

White Knight Chronicles Winner - Ashley K.

Hey there.  Check out this awesome pic that I received from my latest winner, Ashley!
Freakin' awesome, Ashley!  I can see that you're pretty excited about winning this game and I'm pretty glad that she decided to share the excitement with me and all you readers out there!  Thank you, Ashley, for providing the awesome pic and thanks for entering.  Hope you stick around for future giveaways!  Later!

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Heavy Metal Test

What?!  Teachers don't know nothing!!!

Battle Royale Blu Ray Movie Giveaway

We're going to switch it up a bit and giveaway a movie instead of game this time around.  I've asked around and as much as people love gaming, they love movies as well.  So when I went to look for a movie that I would love, I stumbled upon this baby.  If you have not seen Battle Royale, you MUST.  It is a GREAT Asian Horror film.  It's being released for the first time on Blu Ray March 20th so be one of the first to own it!!!  Check out the description from

Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition Winner

Hey there.  It's time to announce a winner!!!  And the Rafflecopter widget says...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Play Games for Entertainment

We are living in the world of ever growing technology. Everything from little work to great level of work is done with the involvement of Information Technology. Few years back the games were played manually. But with the great advancement people have started playing games online. With the growing popularity of online games many companies provide the facilities of downloading games. One can join online gambling club casino which is one of the oldest casinos and enjoy bonuses and promotions.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What's Your Favorite Song to Play with Your Windows Down?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kia Rio for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  You ever had that dull sensation cross over you when there is abosultely nothing on the car radio that'll get you to move?  It seems to happen more often than not.  Especially on the way home from a long day at work.  You ever had that awesome adrenaline rush over you when the absolute perfect song comes on the car radio that you just have to roll down the windows and sing your heart out?  Yeah, that doesn't happen enough... but when it does, man is it AWESOME!  This is why Kia and Spotify have teamed up to create the ultimate "Best Songs with your Windows Down" playlist.

Keep Your Computer Up to Speed with Digeus Registry Cleaner

Hey there.  Having a computer is pretty awesome these days.  You can play great computer games, there tons of apps to enjoy, video and music streaming to our heart's content.  It is a great entertainment hub!  But what happens when the computer starts to slow down?  When the computer starts to lag and the loading times are horrible, dealing with the computer can be a huge pain.  That's why you need make sure that you're not cluttering your Windows computer with all the junk files that comes with installing and uninstalling programs and apps.  Using a great registry cleaner like Digeus Registry Cleaner will help get rid off all the unnecessary crap files from you computer to help keep it going strong.

With just a few mouse clicks, you can keep your computer running as if it's brand new.  Check out some awesome points as to why you should check it out:
  • Removes unused and invalid entries 
  • Speeds up boot up time Fixes 
  • Windows errors which results in speeding up your computer 
  • Eliminates BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) 
  • Invaluable when your system starts crashing, hangs, freezes and works slow 
  • This is one of the most popular registry cleaners on the Internet
It sucks when your computer starts to slow down due to clutter.  Take a leap in the right direction and keep that computer in top shape with Digeus Registry Cleaner!  Later!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top Movies to Catch This Easter Period

Hey there.  Are you parent that can't seem to pry your kids away from video games?  Never fear!  Although I condone a healthy dose of daily video games, I also condone a healthy dose of family time and what better way to do that than with family movie night!  Check out some of the awesome movies that will keep your family entertain during this Easter period.

A Thousand Words
Starring Eddie Murphy, A Thousand Words tells the story of Jack McCall, a literary agent famed for his ability to close any deal. In the movie, Jack targets Dr. Sinja, yet Dr. Sinja is wise to his ways and plants a magical Bodhi tree in his backyard. Whenever Jack speaks, a leaf drops from the tree and he soon realizes that upon the fall of the last leaf, bad things will happen to him. This leads to Jack conjuring up outrageous ways in which to communicate with others. Will be released on April the 6th.  This film is most suitable for high school kids.

Monday, March 12, 2012

10% Off the Lenovo ThinkVision 14" LCD Screen

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lenovo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Flat Panel - 14
Hey there.  Wouldn't be great to have an extra pair of hands?  With all the work that many of us do, it would be great to have that extra set of hands to get more things done.  Whether it be typing up a report while organizing your files or washing and drying dishes at the same time.  Extra help is always welcomed.  So why would you shy away from an extra screen during presentations?  With the Lenovo ThinkVision 14" LCD Screen, you can multitask and have that extra screen to make a better impression during a presentation.

Motivational Monday - Gamers

This is the reason why my TV doesn't face a window

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Grow Planting Mix Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
EnG Product Shot.pngHey there.  Spring is right around the corner.  You know what that means???  It's time to step outside and tend to our gardens!  It a great stress reliever.  You tend to your flowers, you plant a few bulbs, and before you know it, you have a beautiful piece of heaven, right there in your yard.  It's no wonder that many people want to get the best possible soil to use.  And that is why you need to check out Scott's Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix.

This wondering planting mix is perfect for flowers and veggies.  It can help produce up to 3 times more flowers and veggies, it expands up to 3 times when you add water, it improves soil many layers deep and it will feed your plants for up to 6 months (when compared over natural soil)!  I've planted my fair share of flowers and I must say that it's a huge disappointment for me when they do not sprout well or they die off shortly after sprouting.  You put so much time and effort into planting and taking care of them that it's a huge bummer when it does not go well.  Why take that chance?  By using Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro Planting Mix, you are assuring the best possible change for a happy and healthy plant.  It is best way to get your garden ready for Spring and Summer!  Whether it be out in a garden or into a pot for inside the home, you simply cannot go wrong by trying this product!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Get the Best Lawn Care with Scotts Snap Spreader System

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey there.  You know what the worst part of Winter is?  The fact that you need to protect your plants and grass from the cold conditions.  Those of us with snow know that it will eventually kill your grass and those of us with much cooler air know that patches of grass are going to end up dying.  Before Spring starts, you'll have a patch of grass here, yellow grass there, and dirt patches in between.  For the lawn enthusiats, it's a time to plan for lawn care for Srping.  Well... at least that was the plan BEFORE discovering Scotts® Snap® Spreader System!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thoughts on... The Lorax

Hey there.  This weekend was the opening weekend of the film, The Lorax.  We haven't been to the theaters in awhile and I figured that it would be a great way to get out of heat (it was pretty hot in Southern California) and get into a nice air conditioned room and catch a movie.  Considering that 3D was only a dollar more per ticket, we went with the 3D version instead of the 2D version.  I'm still not sold on the whole 3D thing, but it does make movies a tad more interesting to watch.  After the popcorn was in the bucket, and the candy and nachos were passed out, we finally got to watching the film.  As with all of my "Thoughts on... posts, there are SPOILERS AHEAD.  If you plan on watching this film anytime soon, go check it out and then come back.  Here are my thoughts on...  The Lorax.

Motivational Monday: A: Jump B: Shoot

Awwww... when times were simple.

Girly Shows

Thanks to Erasmo Cortez

My husband always says he wishes he never connected Direct.TV in our house.  He loves watching sports and movies, but he always has a problem with what I want to watch.  He says I watch only the most annoying and girly shows, and they drive him crazy.  As soon as he walks in the door from work and I am watching TV, the complaining starts.  He hounds me until I agree to change the channel. I understand that he wants to watch certain things after a long day of work, but I don’t get why my taste in TV makes him so mad.  He especially hates The Real Housewives shows on Bravo.  He cannot imagine why anyone would be interested in watching “that garbage”.  He says the women are so vain and vapid that they don’t deserve to be glamourized.  I try to explain that people like them because watching those idiots is just funny.  I can’t understand how anyone becomes that stuck up and stupid.  It’s fun to see how the other half lives sometimes.  I wish he would just loosen up and laugh about it sometimes!

Level Up Your Marathon Levels with Spartan Race

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spartan Race for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  One thing that I told myself that I must do this year is run a marathon.  Whether it be a short 5K or a 20+ mile run, I'm going to do it!  I've been telling myself year after year that I'm going to do it.  Now, I'll be entering my 30th year on this Earth and I haven't been in one yet!  I'm not going to fool myself... it's the preparation that's holding me back.  Long run times on the treadmill, building up my cardio, and making sure that I have the legs under me to make it to the finish line.  It's the main reason why running is not for everybody. But I'm determined, I'm ready, and I discovered the Spartan Race!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition Game Giveaway

Who's ready for another giveaway?!  Due to the popularity of Dragon Age as "one of the best RPGs", I decided to give it away for those of use that haven't experienced it yet.  Enter below for your chance to win Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition for the Xbox 360, PS3, or PC!  Here's the game's description:

White Knight Chronicles 2 Winner

Hey there! It's time to announce the winner of White Knight Chronicles 2!  There were many tweets, likes, and blog posts and I must say that it was pretty cool to see such heavy activity. Now... before I announce the winner, just a quick reminder. If you write a blog post promoting this giveaway, you must include the blog post link in the extra info field. I just can't stress that enough.  If it's not there, I can't verify and that's 10 entries that were stricken from Rafflecopter. Sucks to say, but I had to remove a few entries because a url was not present. Don't lose those entries, friends!!! Now... on to the winner!

And the winner is...

ASHLEY K.!!!  CONGRATS!!!  I have already sent out the Email asking for your shipping info.  If I don't hear back from you by March 6th I will be forced to pick another winner.  Thanks for everyone that entered and stay tuned!  The next giveaway will go live shortly!