Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Get a Life Ep. 10 - The One About the PS4

Hey there.  I know... I know... we took almost 2 weeks to record a new episode but don't worry guys, we're back!  So, are you ready for another episode of the Get a Life Podcast?  Awesome!  In this episode we discuss Sony's announcement of the PS4 and what we know of the PS4.  I'm sure that the gaming community is well aware of the PS4 announcement that took place on Feb. 20th. 2013, but we'll give our two cents into what features are promising and which are a bit curious.  If you would like to check out some more details on the PS4 from Sony themselves, check out the PS4 webpage.

Now, the Get a Life Podcast Ep 10 (wow... 10 already?!?!) - The One About the PS4!!!!  Enjoy!

Monday, February 25, 2013

What I'm Playing... Mighty Switch Force

Hey there.  So what has Metallman's thumbs and fingers busy these past few weeks?  Mighty Switch Force by WayForward Technologies for the Nintendo 3DS!  Our good friends at Nintendo provided me with a copy of this great action/puzzle game I haven't been able to put it down.  From what I have been told, there are other Switch Force games out there but this is my first time playing any game in the series and I would like to think that it's one of the best.  So let's take a look at the game, Mighty Switch Force.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Animaniacs Were One of My Favorites

You guys remember Animaniacs?  Of course you do!  You're awesome, that's why!  I remember watching this everyday after school and it was one funny cartoon.  I recently found out that they are showing reruns on cable TV.  Boomerang?  Nick Toons?  The Hub?  I don't know which one but they are there!  Anyways, I saw this funny comic from Dot and I just had to share.  Later!

Chuck & Beans - Books vs Internet

The book does have a point...  lol

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

When it Rains, it Pours

Hey there.  I'm one upbeat guy.  For those of you that know me on a more personal level, you know that it can be pretty tough to bring me down.  Despite a lot of negativity and bad luck, I tend to pick up the pieces and pull forward with optimism.  But something happened yesterday.  A recent string of unfornate events have damaged my armor and may finally be getting to me.  I won't go into much details but I will say that my vehicle was missing after work.  Yup....  Gone.  Living in Los Angeles, something to get around on is a MUST.  I was upset, I was frustrated, I was angry, but in the end, I was down.  Not so much because of this one instance, but more because of what my daughter said to my wife after I told them the news:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day, My Love

Hey there.  In years past, I've written a small something for my wife on my blog.  This time around, I decided to try something different.  I've been wanting to do video posts and this may be the one to jump start that idea.  Babe... this is for you.  =o*

Don't Be a Shy Guy! Woo Your Boo!

C'mon Shy Guy, tell your Boo she looks pretty!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Give Your Sweetie the Gift of Focus this Valentine's Day with Brain Age: Concentration Training

Hey there!  Valentine's Day is tomorrow!!!  What do you have planned for your Valentine?  A sweet dinner for two?  A bouquet of roses?  A box of chocolates?  That's all well and good... if you want your Valentine's Day to be just like everybody else's day!  Why not change it up?  Why not be spontaneous?  Why not give the gift of focus?!  A gift of gaming?  Well, lucky for you that I have solved that dilemma for you!  BAM!  A pink Nintendo 3DS with Brain Age: Concentration Training!  Let's be honest here, candy, flowers, and dinner are standard gifts now for pretty much any occasion.  Your Valentine COULD be thinking that their gift will be similar to millions.  It’s the romantics who look to breathe new life into their relationships through spontaneity and surprise and what better way to say “I love you” than with something they’ll use every day and by giving them the gift of focus?  You just can't go wrong with that!

February 12th is Pancake Day

Hey there.  Did you guys know that Feb. 12th is Pancake Day?!?!  As I was going about my daily business, I noticed that there was a lot of emphasis put on pancakes.  I thought to myself, well... maybe today people finally realized how awesome pancakes are and decided to show the world!  I mean, c'mon... pancakes are the perfect breakfast food.  When the family and I decide to have breakfast at a restarant, it doesn't matter where, I will order pancakes.  I love them that much.  But I must admit... I missed out on the Pancake Day fun.  I would have loved to have made pancakes for the family, or head on over to a local restaurant for some pancakes for dinner!  Hey!  Pancakes are great anytime of day.  Don't judge me!  lol  Anyways, I missed out yesterday.  But you know what... I don't need wait until next year for some pancake fun!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Get a Life Podcast Ep. 9 - The One with Pester and Flump Studios

Hey there.  Ready for another episode of the Get a Life Podcast?  Awesome!  What?  Too soon?  But this one has a special guest!  Our guest, Paul Marrable, one half of Flump Studios, joins Brian and I on our podcast to discuss Flump Studios latest game, Pester.  The guys at Flump Studio were awesome enough to provide us with a copy of the game, Pester, to try out.  You can read my thoughts on the game here.  Also, make sure you stop by their Facebook page to keep up to date with all things Flump Studios!

As a bonus, this podcast also has a giveaway!  Listen all the way to the end to hear the giveaway question and then enter the giveaway using the PunchTab widget below!  I also want to mention that we lost connection with Paul for roughly 10 seconds around the 9 min mark.  Small technical difficulties and a small hiccup in our show!  Sorry about that, guys!  Later!

Celebrate Swagbuck's 5th Birthday

Hey there.  It's been awhile since I last mentioned Swagbucks to you guys.  I would like to think that you all decided to join and are now my referrals... but my referal list tells me otherwise.  lol  Anyways, I wanted to let you know that Swagbucks is turning 5 this year.  5!  Have you RSVP'd for Swagbucks' 5th Birthday Blowout?  It's easy to do, and when you RSVP you're automatically entering yourself to win one of five $1000 CASH prizes.  The whole birthday celebration will be a big one - they're giving out 135 Swag Bucks worth of codes, and they're giving away four more $1000 cash prizes on the 25th when they celebrate.  You can find the RSVP link on the Swagbucks homepage - just look for the birthday image and click on it to be taken to the RSVP page.  If you're not a member of Swagbucks yet, join me and use the code 5THBIRTHDAY during registration - you'll start with 120 Swag Bucks!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

#FellowesInc 73Ci Paper Shredder is Awesome

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  I work in an office where we do a lot of paper documentation.  Whether it be sensitive financial information or a conversation that was had with a bank or customer.  Practically everything gets documented, printed, and placed in a file.  When you think about it... that's a lot of paper.  In our office, there is a paper shredder and let me tell you... it simply cannot handle all the shredding that we do.  It's constantly out of commission.  Whether it be overheating, "something" got jammed in there, or the most dreaded of all, a paper jam occurred and we all have to wait until a technician shows up to fix it.  It's a pain in the butt when the shredder no longer works.  How I wish we had a Fellowes 73Ci Paper Shredder!  This is thing is simply amazing!  Here's why!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Get a Life Podcast Ep. 8 - The One with Video Game History (February) and Console Issues

Hey there.  Ready for another episode of the Get a Life Podcast?  Awesome!  In this episode, Brian and I touch base on the history of video games for the month of February and chat about well known console issues (Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo).

We also touch base on Flump Studios, our guest for next week's show!  This up and coming indie game developer will join us on next week's show and will discuss their latest game on the Xbox Live Indie Game Marketplace, Pester.  If you are interested in knowing more on Pester, check out my thoughts on the game here and come back next week to hear the guys behind Pester chat with Brian and I.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Filthy Mudblood

Hey there.  I love this and the reason I believe that I love this so much is because a conversation like this would SO HAPPEN between my daughter and I.  lol  Yeah... I'm that kind of parent.  Once, while walking my daughters to school, I said, "Let's robot across the street!"  LMAO!  The younger and I start doing it and my older daughter goes, "DAD!", and walks faster.  Ah... the joys of being a parent!  =oD  Later!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dead Space 3 Giveaway

Hey there.  Who's ready for another giveaway?!?!  I know I am.  I had a few weeks of down time where I didn't post a giveaway.  So... to make up for it, I've decided that the next giveaway will be...  DEAD SPACE 3!  Yup, the one that was just released yesterday!  How awesome is that!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A New Series! What I'm Playing...

Ugh!  Get off me, zombies!!!
Hey there.  I'm going to start a new series.  I don't think I've started a new one since my "Thoughts on..." series.  I've gotten much positive feedback on that series and I'm extremely grateful.  So now, I bring you guys my, "What I'm Playing..."  series.  This series is NOT a review and will be different from my Thoughts On series.  See... here's the thing...  I play a lot of video games.  Being a blogger, I tell myself that I will post my thoughts on it when I have a moment.  That moment comes and goes and the blog post is never started.  Before I know what happened, I'm already 4 games ahead of what I planned on writing about and feel overwhelmed and ultimately... none of the games get their own post.

Monday, February 4, 2013

PunchTab Top Points Earner for January 2013 Winner

Hey there.  Thank you all for Tweeting, Commenting, +1ing and all that good stuff.  We started off the new year on a shaky start.  It's weird to me how my pageviews from Google gradually diminished through the month.  It was a little weird and I'm still trying to get to the bottom of it.  But either way, I still plan on rewarding you guys for stopping by and spreading the word about Metallman's Reverie.  So let's get straight to it.  And the winner is...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Time to Update my Technorati Profile

Hey there.  Technorati...  here's your claim code: MKUS9AU7PYTY.  This will be a quick post.  It's pretty much to verify my account with Technorati.  I've noticed that my blog stats have slowly dwindled the past couple of weeks and I'm a little baffled as to why.  My Alexa Ranking has significantly lowered even though I show visitors staying longer on my page.  Anyways, I've decided to visit some of the blog directories that I used to be a part of and update the information.  I figured that it can't hurt to make sure my information is up to date.

Deja Vu

MIND.... BLOWN!!!  It all makes perfect sense now!