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How to Get Your Video Game Kid Off the Couch and Outside

This post contains affiliate links. My boys couldn't be more different. And yet so similar. Jason's a YouTube-watching, video game-playing teenager. And Ryan's a YouTube-watching, sports-playing almost-teen. So we're often trying hard to get our kids to exercise. With Jason, it's certainly more of an effort. Ryan played basketball in the winter and just started up Little League baseball, so he's certainly active these days. Jason, however, loves playing his video games and working hard on his school robotics team. We love that he's into that, considering he wants to be a computer programmer one day, but we also need to make sure he's staying active. So how do you get non-active kids ...

Obscurity and Absurdity Rule the Day in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

When Marvel Studios announced it was doing an Ant-Man movie, I merely shook my head. Don't get me wrong, I love Ant-Man and all the various incarnations of the character from the comics. But, well, he's Ant-Man. A totally obscure, almost silly character. How on Earth was Marvel going to make a good Ant-Man movie? Well, they did. Add Guardians of the Galaxy to that same mindset and I know have complete faith in Marvel Studios to put out a film on just about any character they'd like. Here was a movie packed with action, mystery, humor and pretty much an entire cast of obscure, unknown characters. Seriously, there's a talking ...

Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions is a Super Game

Reviewer: Jason Age: 14 Game: Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions is a remake of fan favorite Gameboy Advanced game, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga with many new features added. The game starts out exactly the same as the original game. Cackletta and Fawful steal Princess Peach's Voice with Mario, Luigi and Bowser traveling to Beanbean Kingdom in order to take it back.   The story and gameplay are mostly identical to the original game but with minor tweaks such as the ability to speed up cut scenes, and saving can be done at anytime.  Just like the other games in the series it is a ...

Win Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo 3DS)

Nothing's more exciting than digging through your drawers and finding an unopened video game, right? Unless, of course you already have that game. In which case, you immediately decide to host a giveaway on your blog and offer up a copy of Yoshi's New Island to one lucky reader! Yep, that's exactly what happened this weekend. I was cleaning up the house and uncovered a copy of Yoshi's New Island for the Nintendo 3DS that we never opened. Thing is, we already have a copy and Jason even wrote up a review. I really do love all my readers and appreciate each and every comment you guys leave, so whenever I have ...

Miitopia Makes Mii Have a Lot of Fun

Reviewer: Jason, Age 14 Game: Miitopia (Nintendo 3DS) Miitopia is similar to Tomodachi Life, but instead of a life simulation game, it is a turn based RPG. In this game, you can choose a Mii for every single character and NPC that you come across. They can be anyone such as your friends, your favorite fictional characters, Jack Black or even a pig. You can even change them as many times as you like in the settings. When choosing a Mii you can choose from Mii Central which houses a bunch of Miis so that you don’t need to get all the Miis. If you have save data of Tomodachi Life, you can ...

Ever Oasis will Forever Stand out as a Great Game

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 in time to be saved. Then you come across a water spirit named Esna who happens to be the last water spirit alive as all the others were killed by Chaos. You and her create an oasis together and it’s your job to expand it and make it grow. You accomplish your goal of building and improving ...