Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What I'm Playing... Kersploosh!

Hey there.  Do you member a time when it fun to toss a rock?  Whether it be trying to knock over a tin can or trying to get it to skip across water, as a child, the most mundane of objects could become an afternoon of fun.  That is the first thought that came to my head to moment I started playing Kersploosh!, on the Nintendo 3DS.  The good people at Nintendo provided me a copy of the game and I am thankful that they did.  The family and I have been taking turns trying to 1 up each others times, and even though there are many big name downloads on the Nintendo eShop, Kersploosh! is one of those rare gems that the whole family can enjoy together.  Well, let's get into it, shall we?

Monday, March 25, 2013 for the Best and Unbiased Reviews of Electronic Cigarettes (E Cigs)

Hey there.  Smoking is bad habit.  Personally, I do not smoke.  I've always thought it was a bad habit and something that I didn't need in my life.  But you know what...  it is in my life.  Many of my friends and family members smoke.  They made a decision some point in their lives to take up smoking and now they are addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes.  Just like drinking, smoking is socially acceptable and many people take up smoking socially.  But what if you are addicted?  What if you really are not choosing to smoke because your addiction to nicotine and tobacco is tough to break?  I've seen it first hand.  I've seen more than a few family members try to quit, but they just couldn't break the habit.  They tried the patches and they tried the chewing gums but they just don't seem to work.  If this sounds familiar to you, then maybe you might want to consider Electronic cigarettes (E Cigs).  Not only are they better for those around those who smoke, they may also be the key to breaking the habit.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Get a Life Ep. 11 - The One About Go to Hell Dave

Hey there.  I know... I know... we took almost 2 weeks to record a new episode but don't worry guys, we're back!  We had a show scheduled for last week but we had some technical difficulties and we had to scratch the show that was recorded!  It sucks that we cannot use that show that we recorded but we are in the process of rescheduling with Steve Redmond at N0rty Games and having that chat about their awesome shoot em up, Chronoblast!

So on to this week's show!  Special guest, Alex Byrom, from Falchion Games, joins Brian and I this week to discuss their upcoming point and click game, Go to Hell Dave, a dark humor game that is definitely on our radar!  But enough of me babbling, check out the show!  Now, the Get a Life Podcast Ep 11 - The About Go to Hell Dave!!!!  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Press Start Issue #1 March 2013

Looking for video game reviews you say? Well you've come to the right place! Welcome to Press Start. A monthly video game review/preview show by yours truly Brian Alford and my co-host Luke Bayliss. Each month we will be reviewing the games that have come out the month before as well as discussing some of the games that are coming up this month.

I'm sure many of you are scratching your heads wondering why I have decided to call these episodes "Issues" Well I figured that this is a podcast version of a video game magazine so I am going to call each monthly episode an "Issue"

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Catch the Jewels of the Titanic Exhibit at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Between March 22, 2013 and May 31st, 2013

Hey there.  You know... The Titanic is one popular story and depending on your point of view, it can be a story of overconfidence leading to disaster or a story of negligence leading to loss of many lives.  Regardless of how you see it, millions of people are simply fascinated by the Titanic.  My wife and I are a part of that group.  We have a family vacation scheduled to Las Vegas later this year and I recently found out that there is a Titanic Exhibit at the Luxor Hotel!  And better yet, if you get there before May 31st, you can get to see the "Jewels of the Titanic!"  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, a selection of 15 prestigious artifacts found near the wreckage of the Titanic will be displayed the the public in 3 US cities and they are scheduled to be displayed from March 22 to May 31st at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.  The wife is going to be thrilled!

Hiking at the Turnbull Canyon Trail

Turnbull Canyon Map
A map of the trails available at Turnbull Canyon
Hey there. It's been awhile since the wife and I have gone on a hiking trip. We've been meaning to check out some of the awesome hiking spots here in Southern California but we just haven't found the time.  To be honest, I don't think we've gone for a hike since we last went hiking at Escondido Falls!  That has got to change!  :Last weekend, we decided to get up at 6:30 in the morning and take off to a trail.  Our destination?  The Turnbull Canyon Road Hiking Trails in Whittier, CA.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Hey there! When the Lord of the Rings trilogy was made into film, one of the first questions that came up was, "Will The Hobbit be next?!"  Last year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released and Tolkien fans rejoiced!  It is the first in The Hobbit trilogy!  I'll be honest and say that I haven't seen this one myself, but I have heard from many of my movie loving friends that it one great film!  Now that the film will be released on Blu Ray and DVD on March 19th, I'll pick it up and catch it!  To celebrate the release, our good friends at PartnersHub has provided me a copy of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Combo Pack to giveaway to one of you guys!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Wreck it Ralph Blu Ray/DVD Giveaway

Hey there.  "I'm going to wreck it!"  I LOVE Wreck it Ralph!  I thought it was one of the best movies of last year and I knew that at one point or another this year, I would give out a copy of the movie to one of my viewers.  But I'll admit that I was torn between two prizes... Wreck it Ralph or the new Tomb Raider video game.  I took to the facebook fans to decide and Wreck it Ralph won the vote by a single vote!  So here it is, friends.  The Wreck it Ralph Blu Ray/DVD Combo Pack giveaway!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Return to Nim's Island Blu Ray and DVD Movie Giveaway

Hey there.  Anyone who watched TV during the 90s knows who Steve Irwin was.  He was Setve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, and he was known later on as a man who loved all animals and entertained as well as educated many.  When Steve Irwin passed away, his daughter, Bindi Irwin stepped into her father's shoes and is now teaching young ones the way her father taught before her.  Though Steve Irwin may have taugh through many TV specials, Bindi has jumped into the big screen!  She stars in Return to Nim's Island, the sequel to 2008's Nim's Island, where Nim (Bindi Irwin) is more determined than ever to save the island from wildlife poachers and ruthless resort developers.  The movie will premier on The Hallmark Channel March 15th at 7/8PM Central.  But that's not all, our good friends at PartnersHub is going to give one of you a Return to Nim's Island Blu Ray/DVD Combo Pack!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Check Out the Style Gallery and Win at ModCloth

Hey there.  ModCloth has one of the coolest new contests going on the web right now! From today through 7 AM PST on 3/18, ModCloth is inviting community members to check out their brand new Style Gallery, upload a photo, love images and share the looks that inspire them throughout the week of 3/11-3/18. The image that gains the highest community-generated loves will win the top prize of a $100 ModCloth gift card! The other exciting part, you ask? Two random lovers of that winning image will also each score a $50 gift card! Head over to ModCloth right now to participate in the Style Gallery or maybe just check out all of the great fashions available!  You never know!  You could end up scoring a $50 gift card just by loving the image!  Later!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What I'm Playing... Mutant Mudds

Hey there.  You know, I love playing on the Nintendo 3DS.  It's an extremely convenient way to get my gaming on when I'm on the go or when I don't have too much time on my hands.  But you know what the absolute best part about it?  Some of the games made for the 3DS are short, challenging, and fun.  And that is where Mutant Mudds falls in.  Our good friends at Nintendo were kind enough to provide a copy of the game to me to check out.  Like with Mighty Switch Force, Mutant Mudds is simple to pick up and play but offers a unique challenge as well as a moderately high replay value.  So let's get to it!  Let's take a look at the game, Mutant Mudds.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Metallman Update: Events, Games, GenCon, and More

Hey there.  It's been awhile since I last had a post.  I'm sorry, guys.  I haven't really been feeling well and I couldn't muster the energy to sit and write.  No worries though! I'm back and at full strength and wanted to give you guys a heads up on what's to come.  A few game reviews are coming, in written and podcast form, a few events that I'll be covering, and I received a press pass for a gaming convention!  How awesome is that?!  Ok... so let's get into the details.  Something tells me this is going to be a lengthy post!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Catch The Bible Miniseries on The History Channel

Hey there.  Did you guys catch the series premier of The Bible on The History Channel?  No?  You guys missed out!  Before I get into The Bible miniseries, I want to let you guys know how much I love The History Channel.  The deal with history is that it's already done.  You can't change it, you can only tell the story.  The History Channel has not only found a way to tell those stories in innovative, thought provoking, or simply in an entertaining fashion, but they have been able to take well known events and create shows that are simply awesome.  That's where The Bible miniseries falls in.  The History Channel debuted the 10 part miniseries on March 3, 2013 at 8PM and each part will retell one of the many stories that are in the bible.

Join us for a #MLB13TheShow Twitter Party

If you're a baseball fan, you'll want to attend this party!
Hey there.  Guess who's cohosting a Twitter Party?!  That's right!  This guy!  And you know what... you guys are all invited!  On Tuesday, March 5th, 2013, get on Twitter between 3-4PM Eastern Time and join us on a #MLB13TheShow Twitter Party!  For those of you that are not familiar with a Twitter Party, it's basically a conversation about a particular topic that last about an hour.  The hastag that you can use to follow the conversation is #MLB13TheShow.  The topic that we'll be discussing with be baseball and other outdoor activities that you can do now that Spring is just around the corner.  During the show, 6 random participants will win the MLB 13 The Show video game AND a PS3!!!  How awesome is that!  All for using Twitter and participating!  But that's not all...