Ever Oasis will Forever Stand out as a Great Game

Ever Oasis #PlayNintendo

Reviewer: Jason, Age 14 Game: Ever Oasis Ever Oasis is a unique game due it being a blend of two genre. It’s both an action RPG and a town building game. In this game you play as a seedling whose brother’s oasis was destroyed by the force known as Chaos. He transports you away just […]

Kids and Screens Make for Some Serious Play Time

Genius of Play

As someone who grew up on the Atari 2600 and every system since, I’ve always had a strong belief that video games are so much more than mindless entertainment. There’s so much to learn including: hand-to-eye coordination, puzzle solving and even the very basics of strategizing. As a fairly sedentary activity, though, video games and […]

Splatoon 2 is Outstand-ink

Splatoon 2 #PlayNintendo

Reviewer: Jason, Age 14 Game: Splatoon 2 The follow up to the hit 2014 game, Splatoon, Splatoon 2 is upon us. I am here today to review that game. The gameplay of Splatoon 2 is very simple, you move around and shoot ink but if you turn into your squid form, you can move around […]

Win Ever Oasis for the Nintendo 3DS

Ever Oasis Giveaway

Deserts are pretty amazing. What may seem to be a completely dead and desolate expanse of land can in reality be teeming with life just beneath the surface. If any one word can sum up life in the desert, it’s hope. That’s what an oasis brings to those thirsty lost wanderers. Apparently Nintendo also sees […]

How to Throw the Most Bodacious ’80s Pizza Party

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“I gave her my heart. She gave me a pen.” Wiser words have never been spoken on the Big Screen, and if you’re a fan of John Cusack or the ’80s, those two short sentences speak volumes. They come from 1989’s Say Anything, which cued a perfect ending to the perfect Bubble Gum Decade. Yes, the […]

Win Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo 3DS)

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Who’s hungry for another fantabulous Nintendo Giveaway? This time around, you could win a copy of Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS! Another classic 3DS game gets the “Nintendo Selects” treatment, meaning you can get your grubby paws on this popular game for a mere $19.99! Jason already reviewed Kirby: Triple Deluxe when it […]

To Counter All the Hate, Here’s 101 Things I Truly Love

Date Night

There’s a lot of hate going on in the world these days. I’m not going to start talking politics here at all, nor am I blindly ignoring the reasons behind all this hate. Instead, however, I’m preaching love. Love. Compassion. Caring. You can do all of that while still disagreeing with one another on things. […]

We Celebrated Mario Party Star Rush With Our Own Sugar Rush of a Party

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Y’know for a guy who’s constantly fighting fire-breathing dragon-like creatures and rescuing princesses from the other castle, Mario sure seems to party a lot! Our friends over at Nintendo never miss an opportunity to join in the fun either. As Nintendo Kid Ambassadors, my boys are always getting the best care packages. Mario’s yellow item […]

Best Buy’s Built the Perfect Minecraft Store

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Red Stone. Elder Dragons. Survival Mode. If any of these sound familiar, chances are you’ve got a kid who’s obsessed with Minecraft. Both my boys would eat, sleep and drink Minecraft if they could. (Hmm… a Minecraft cereal would be a ton of fun, wouldn’t it?). They both play it non-stop on their PCs. Sometimes […]

Nintendo Scores Big with the NES Classic Edition

Tecmo Bowl

When I first heard about Nintendo’s plans to release an NES Classic Edition plug-and-play console, I nearly imploded. This was one of my first consoles after the greatest-of-all-time Atari 2600. It was simple and simply amazing. I must’ve spent soooo many days, weeks, months, years playing all kinds of games from Super Mario Bros. to […]

Paper Mario: Color Splash is Not Thin on Fun

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Reviewer: Jason, Age 13 Game: Paper Mario: Color Splash The newest installment of the Paper Mario series is finally out and it is great.   The story starts off with Mario, Peach and Toad receiving a letter from a place called Prism Island.  When they open the letter they figure out that it is actually […]

I Made Art By Gluing a Jigsaw Puzzle Together

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I love a good jigsaw puzzle. Was obsessed with them as a kid and am happy to see my kids are following suit. Next to Family Movie Night, my favorite activity is sitting around a table with Allie and the boys just working on a puzzle. At least it was until I met this bad […]

Nintendo’s Original NES Returns!

NES Replica

I’m an old school gamer. If you know me, you know that the Atari 2600 is still my all-time favorite system. But over the years, I’ve had dozens of different consoles from the original NES to the Sony PlayStation to the Xbox One and loads in between. I’ve pretty much loved them all. Now, besides […]

Mario & Sonic at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Giveaway

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There’s been a lot of talk about Rio these days. Lots of controversy with Olympians bowing out of attending the 2016 Olympic Games for a variety of reasons. Who knows what will end up happening and who will be taking home the gold? Whatever the case, I know my family will be glued to the […]

Win Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the PS4

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There are a number of adages that will ring true forever. There’s always room for Jell-o and LEGO makes everything better. I’m a sucker for any LEGO set no matter what I’m building. Give me anything from Marty’s DeLorean from Back to the Future to the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and I’m a happy camper. But LEGO goes […]

Kirby: Planet Robobot is Eating Up All of My Free Time

Kirby Planet Robobot

Reviewer: Jason, Age 13 Game: Kirby: Planet Robobot The pink puffball is back in an all new adventure with giant robots. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, you play as Kirby, eating things and absorbing their powers as usual. But then, the Invader Armor comes down and you kill it because you are Kirby, a being possessing infinite […]