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, 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

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

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!