Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thoughts On... The Dark Knight Rises

Hey there.  Have you had a chance to see The Dark Knight Rises yet?  If you haven't, what are you waiting for?  The much anticipated finale of the Batman trilogy by Christopher Nolan did not disappoint.  Movie premier tickets were sold out months before the movie was released and for good reason.  Batman Begins and The Dark Knight gave us some of the best Batman movies in existence.  Batman Begins portrayed Batman as he is in the comics.  Because Nolan was bold and was willing to make movies that changed the standard of what a Batman movie should be, many fans talked and speculated about how Nolan will end his trilogy.  I've seen The Dark Knight Rises.  If you haven't seen it, go watch it and come back and let me know what you thought of the movie.  THERE WILL BE SPOILERS BELOW!!!  Unless you want me to kill the movie for you, step away.  Now here are my thoughts on... The Dark Knight Rises.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Adventure Time Season 1 DVD Winner

Hey there.  It's time to announce the winner of The Complete First Season of Adventure Time!  I love the adventures of Jake the Dog and Finn the Human and I'm not the only one.  Many of you guys entered and it from the comments, it seems that many of you guys love Lumpy Space Princess or LSP.  I love that character too.  Anyways, enough rambling!  And the winner is...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Giveaway

Hey there.  Who's ready for a game giveaway?  I've been a huge fan of the Final Fantasy series since I was first introduced to it by a good friend of mine.  I remember playing Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest on the SNES (I know... not a great installment of the series) and I payed no more attention to it after I finished it, but once my friend handed me Final Fantasy 7, my mind was blown.  I was up all hours of the night trying to find out what happens to Cloud and Sephiroth.  Ever since that day, I've gone out and searched for all the Final Fantasy installments and played them.  I've finished pretty much all of them except for the PSP games.  Anyways, as I was thinking about what game to give away, I decided that a Final Fantasy game was in order and I decided to give you the chance to win the latest in the series:  Final Fantasy XIII-2.

I enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII-2.  I love the battle system.  I love the monster training aspect of it.  It is a relatively short game considering that the series owns some games where you can easily log over 100 hours playing.  I think that at this point, many fans either love it or hate it.  I strongly believe it's because we grew up with some of the best games in the series.  For all of you that are still iffy about it and don't want to pay for it, enter to win the game for the PS3 or Xbox 360!

The giveaway will run from now until August 20th.  Anyone can enter, but the game prize is only available for US entries.  An Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to our International winner in lieu of the game.  Good luck, friends!

This giveaway is brought to you in part by my good friends at Zombie & Toys and Chic Girl.  Make sure to stop by and check them out for awesome zombie stuff and trendy fashion!

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Can wait to see if you've won?  You can get Final Fantasy XIII-2 at Amazon!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Central New Jersey as a Vacation Destination

Hey there.  Earlier this month, the wife and I enjoyed a vacation during our anniversary.  When we do get some free time to ourselves, we end up going somewhere local.  Somewhere close to Southern California where we can easily drive to and from.  Where did go this time around?  We went to Las Vegas.  Don't get me wrong, it was fun and we had a great time, but you know what... we've done Vegas before.  We've done San Diego.  We've done Laughlin.  We need to head out to the East Coast.  We need so check out what the  Eastern shore has to offer.  While there are some more glamorous spots out East like New York, I've heard that Central New Jersey may be the place to see.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Super Killer Hornet XBLA Indie Game Review

Are you ready for a fast pace shooter?
Hey there.  Do you remember the days of when space shooters where the games to play?  Awesome games such as Space Invaders, Galaga, and Gradius?  Space Invaders pretty much started the whole spaceship destroying alien type enemies, Galaga made it fun, and Gradius made it challenging.  Of those three, I would say that Gradius is my favorite.  Why?  Because hordes of enemies would attack you with a barrage of bullets.  You needed to be quick on your reflexes or be extremely powered up to stand a chance.  It's one of those games that you can feel proud of beating it.  Super Killer Hornet brings a part of that nostalgia back.

Our good friends at Flump Studios provided a copy of their first ever game released in the Xbox Marketplace for me to try out and review.  After only an hour or so of playing the game, I feel better than prepared to give you guys an honest review of this game.  So let's get to it.  Here's all that you need to know about Super Killer Hornet for the Xbox 360 and Windows 7 phone.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Get $10 Off The Spartan Race

SR National Fire 300x250
Hey there.  I'm pretty excited about the Super Spartan Race that I will be taking part in this January.  Yeah... I signed up well in advance to make sure that I will be at the best physical shape I possibly can!  I decided to start doing a few runs this year.  I participated in some light running (The Color Run) and I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the challenging Hero Rush.  Now, from what I hear, the Spartan Race is one of the more challenging obstacle courses out there.  I was persuaded to sign up by a cousin of mine and to be honest, I think it's one of the better choices I have made this year.  I have increased my workout load and I'm feeling pretty damn good about myself.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Chauvinism, Chainsaw Massacres and Characters

With the release of the movie Brave fresh in our minds, I can’t help but think of this film and how empowering it was to women and, ultimately, how it compares to the portrayal of women in other movies. Brave was probably the first Disney film I saw featuring a female protagonist whose sole motivation wasn’t getting married or being rescued by a prince and, you know, that was okay too.

Jason Updates His Facebook

This is one friend request that I'll definitely decline!  Happy Friday the 13th friends!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What the Hell Happened to Music?

I don't think anyone could match what Freddie Mercury created!
Hey there.  I saw this online sometime today and I realized something...  The music of today sucks.  Well... let me rephrase, the majority of the music of today sucks.  Quite frankly, I just don't listen to the radio anymore... unless it's AM sports talk radio.  I feel as if the musicians of this generation have so many hands in "their music" that it's not really theirs.  Some writer or writers came up with the words, another one came up with the composition, and the "artist" is just the voice that sings (or lipsings) the crap out of that song.  I wouldn't really call myself a musician if that's how my career ended up.  Anyways what do you think?  Was the music simply better back then?  Am I really the only one that feels this way?  Later!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Hero Rush in Los Angeles was Awesome

I'm ready!  Let's do this!
Hey there.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the Hero Rush on June 30th!  I didn't get a chance to write about it earlier since it so happened that my vacation started that very day.  But before I would relax and enjoy my time off, the Hero Rush made sure that I would have one last day of hard work before I can just take the remaining week off!  And man... did it make me work.  Let me tell you about my experience.

Getting to the Pomona Fairplex was a breeze.  No more than a 30 min car ride for the kids and I.  Because the youngest one was just getting used to using the big boy potty, we decided that it would be best for him to stay home with the wife so that she can help him if he needed to go to the bathroom.  The Fairplex is a huge place and I wanted to avoid a set back with his progress if he didn't make it to a bathroom.  Anyways, once I walked in and received my pick up packet, I headed over to the Midway.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Adventure Time The Complete First Season Giveaway

Hey there.  Who's ready for an adventure???  I started watching this show with my son and I'll admit that I didn't think much of it at first.  Then, before I knew it, I watching it more and more and actually enjoying it.  Now you can own the adventures of Jake the dog and Finn the human!  The Adventure Time The complete first season set will be released later on this month and I'm going to give it away to one lucky fan!  The giveaway is live now and will run until July 27th.  The winner will be announced shortly there after.  So let's get to it!!!  What time is it?  ADVENTURE TIME!!!
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If you want to pick up an additional copy for your friends and family, you can score the complete first season of Adventure Time for the awesome price below!

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Winner

Hey there.  I have been out on vacation and didn't post the winner a few days ago.  No worries, though!  I am back in work mode and am getting to that now!  Link and Zelda have always been a favorite of mine and it looks like it's yours too.  This was one of my most popular giveaways to date.  Thank you guys.  But enough rambling!  And the winner is...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Potty Training with Pull Ups

Hey there.  I am officially ready to declare my 2 year old boy potty trained!  YES!  No more dirty diapers but that has been replaced by many, and I do mean many, trips to my son's potty.  For those of you that haven't had the experience of potty training a child, let me tell you... it's not an easy task.  It can be very frustrating, messy, and may sometimes feel down right impossible.  But don't worry!  From my experience, it's all about the right technique to help your child learn to use the potty.  But before you embark on this incredible task with your child, you need to make sure you are well prepared.  A kid's potty, dependable Pull Ups, plenty of baby wipes, and a lot of patience will go a long way to making sure your child becomes successful!