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You Can Bring A Little Video Game Action To Your World With These Cute Super Mario Planters

Are you one of the many who are obsessed with Super Mario? Good lord, my 10-year-old son is a total Mario fanboy. It’s all he talks about — literally. Now you can get 3 cute little Super Mario planters for your succulents or air plants! Each one is 3D printed, and there are two sizes …

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Sorry To Burst Your Bubble, But Blowing Into Your Nintendo Cartridges Never Actually Fixed Anything

Well, this is just one of those times where we are going to have to agree to disagree. The PBS Digital Studios claims that blowing into your Nintendo 64, NES, and SNES never really worked to make the games play. *Shocked Face Emoji* I’m pretty sure that my blowing abilities — wait, that didn’t come …

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KFC Created A Gaming Console That Will Keep Your Chicken Warm And Now My Life Is Complete

A few months ago KFC revealed that there was a KFC Console in the works. Is it real? Is it a joke? They said it would rival the next-gen gamin devices. Well now they are showing it off and I’m still not certain if this is a real thing or a fantastic joke… This was …

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GameStop Is Closing Over 1,000 Stores By March And I’m Not Happy About It

I felt it coming. I just knew the pandemic was going to claim another beloved chain. GameStop is closing over 1,000 stores by March, and video game junkies everywhere just let out a collective, “NO!!!!!” They are known as the largest video game retailer in the world, and everyone I know has spent at least …

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Here’s Everything Parents Need To Know About The New Game ‘Among Us’

Odds are, you’ve seen the ads. Among Us is tops in the App store, and it’s all that the kids are talking about — heck, it’s all my adult friends are talking about. This is a whodunit-type of game, and if you love solving mysteries, this one is for YOU. It’s super simple to play, …

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I Am Obsessed With The ‘Among Us’ Game And It’s Literally All I Want To Do

I have always been a gamer. The love started with the original nintendo, which led to Zelda on N64, which led to World of Warcraft. I’ve always been quite the nerdy girl. So when I heard there was a new game app that was sweeping the world, I had to, of course, try it. So …

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You Can Now Drive A Real-Life Mario Kart Around Your Home Using Your Nintendo Switch

Without a doubt my kids are about to freak out!!! One of our favorite games — Mario Kart — can now be played FOR REAL in your home using your Nintendo Switch!! I said my kids are going to freak out — but really, I’m ALL ABOUT this game. Like, I want it for Christmas, …

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A New Harry Potter Was Just Announced For The PS5, Accio It To Me!

So now that we know all about the new PlayStation 5, there was another announcement. This one was about a new ‘Harry Potter’ game. The new game is called ‘Hogwarts Legacy’. Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. teamed up to bring out this new game. The new ‘Harry Potter’ game will work with the PlayStation 4, …

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You Can Now Get A $6 Travis Scott Meal At McDonald’s And It Sounds Delicious

It doesn’t get any bigger than Travis Scott right now! The singer/songwriter/rapper seems to be larger than life at the moment. You only need look as far as Fortnite (yes, the game) to see how GIANT Travis Scott is. Did you see his LIVE collab with the über popular game a few months ago? It …

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You Can Get A Kirby Fan That Blows Air Out To Keep You Cool For The Person Who Loves Super Mario

So, I’m not a gamer and I had to look up this little guy! He’s cute, but I had no idea who he was, but I may be one of the only people in the world that doesn’t know. This is Kirby and he is one of Nintendo’s most famous and familiar icons and you …

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LEGO and Nintendo Are Teaming Up To Release Super Mario Lego Kits That Are ‘Part-Game, Part-Brick-Building’

LEGO and Nintendo have teamed up to give us, quite possibly, the best thing ever – Nintendo LEGO Sets! I LOVED playing video games growing up. In fact, I still have an original Nintendo with the original games. I ALSO loved Legos. I played them with my brother all the time. So just on nostalgia …

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This Pac-Man Ghost Light Will Take Your Room Lighting To The Next Level

I remember when Pac-Man came out, my dad was obsessed with it. Playing Pac-Man at a table style game with my family is probably where my anxiety started. Those dang ghosts always trying to eat me and the music getting faster and faster… Was that just me? I mean, I’ll still play it, but it …

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The New PlayStation 5 Game ‘Stray’ Lets You Be A Mystery Solving Cat In A Neon-Lit Cyberpunk City

The new PS5 (can you believe we are already on PS5?!?) game, STRAY, allows you to be an inconspicuous cat, roaming a post apocalyptic city ruled by robots. “RIP Humans” is spray painted in huge letters on a wall in one frame from the teaser — which leads me to believe the robots have taken …

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Nintendo Says 300,000 Nintendo Switch Accounts Were Hacked. Here Is What We Know.

My son asked for a Nintendo Switch for his birthday, and now it turns out, we are probably lucky we didn’t get one for him. Nintendo announced a huge breach of player accounts back in April, but it turns out, what they thought was only about 130,000 accounts hacked, actually was probably closer to 300,000 …

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Amazon Is Giving Prime Members 5 Free Video Games, Worth Over $100. Here’s How To Get Them.

Do you play video games? I personally don’t, but my kids do! They can be pretty expensive though, so they are limited on what they have and they usually get them as gifts or purchase with money they save. Well, I have some good news! Twitch, the live-streaming service, has games that are free for Amazon …

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Fortnite Is Postponing The Release Of Their Next Season Until June

Since releasing in 2017, Fortnite has become one of the most popular played games. I myself even tried it out. I know, can you believe it?! Well truth be told, the game was pretty fun and I actually enjoyed it, LOL! I don’t play it anymore, but I’ve heard the demographics for Fortnite right now, …

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Playstation Revealed It’s New Playstation 5 Controller and Here’s What We Know About It

Now it’s without a doubt that due to school closures, kids are playing more video games at home! I’m sure most parents are trying to steer their kids away from the television so they don’t turn into couch potatoes, however it may be even harder now, considering what Playstation just created. I usually wouldn’t recommend …

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You Can Get Giant Xbox and PlayStation Controller Tables For The Gamer In Your Life

Now this is something I personally will geek out over… Calling all gamer lovers to the table, literally, I’m calling you guys to an actual coffee table that looks identical to your gaming controller! Designed in the shape of an Xbox or Playstation, there are now GIANT coffee tables that can twin with your gaming …

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You Play This Video Game With Your Hoo-ha

Ladies listen up, because we are about to dominate every guy we know at this new video game you play with your lady bits. Pun intended. The Perifit is either a really weird contraption, or a genius device depending on how you look at it. I know. It’s a slightly sensitive subject, but there are …

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YouTube Just Banned All Minors From Streaming Unless Accompanied By An Adult

YouTube has really been trying to clean up its act lately. After the whole Momo scare we all saw a few months ago, and some really unfortunate things happening in their algorithm, they have decided to ban everyone under the age of 13 from live streaming on their service. GOOD. With Video Game Addiction on …

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Video Game Addiction Is Now Officially A Mental Health Disorder

In what is only news to people who aren’t parents of Fortnite addicted teens and tweens, video game addiction is now a real thing. The World Health Organization has officially added video game addiction (defined as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” that “takes precedence over other life interests”) to the International Classification …

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Apex Legends Is The New Fortnite, And Here’s What You Need To Know

Alright, parents we have an issue. Apex Legends is the new Fortnite-like game that just came out, and for the first time in like, ever– more people are playing this game than Fortnite. So we need to pay attention. Even Ninja is playing it. Which means it’s a big deal. And it’s not just some …

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Wanna Turn Chores Into A Game? There’s An App For That…

My whole life, I’ve been part of a family that teased each other. It’s a sign of affection and comfort, and the cleverest zings are the funniest. The goal is to make each other laugh, not to hurt anyone’s feelings… which is why no one teases me about my housekeeping. I am a terrible housewife. …

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Pokemon Go: Next-Gen Dating App?

Pokemon and dating. Who ever expected to see those two words together? Not me, that’s for sure. Not until I actually met a guy playing Pokemon, I’m not even kidding, this totally happened. I’ve spent my entire life hiding in my room in front of my computer playing video games, and happily chatting away with …

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Fair Warning: Don’t Get Shot While Playing Pokemon Go

So, my family is straight up country. Well, as it turns out, they also happen to live in a place where rare Pokemon spawn. (If you want to know more about the game, you can find my tips and tricks for playing Pokemon Go here.) So, this morning, my aunt posted this: (I kid you …

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An Open Letter To The Police Concerning PokemonGo

Yesterday was the release of PokemonGo, a game where you capture Pokemon in real-life surroundings using your phone. Basically, you walk and drive all around your town hunting and catching Pokemon that appear all over the place. In restaurants, fields on the side of the road, in the middle of the town square, EVERYWHERE. My …

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If You Saw The New Assassin’s Creed Trailer, You Might Be Asking Yourself…What Even Is Assassin’s Creed??

The first official trailer for the upcoming film “Assassin’s Creed,” starring Michael “Magneto/Professor X Is My OTP” Fassbender and Marion “Hey Remember Inception?” Cotillard, has been making the rounds on social media lately, making sure that you and all your Facebook friends (and frenemies) know that you can expect to see it in theaters in …

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Overwatch Open Beta Extended – Blizzard’s Latest Game Might Just Be Its Coolest One Yet

Gamers, rejoice! If you’ve been counting down the seconds until the end of the open beta for Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment’s new adventure into first-person shooters, it turns out you’ve got a few extra hours to get your fill. As a thank you to “the millions of players who’ve logged in so far,” the company announced that they would be …

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This Is Why Your Kids Like Minecraft

Of all the things that modern technology has given us – smart phones, space travel, litter boxes that clean themselves, etc. – the best thing by far, in my not-so-humble opinion, is video games. Enjoying a good movie or binge-watched TV series is great and all, but it’s sort of like a football player watching …

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16 Delicious Ways To Take Your Minecraft Snacks To The Next Level

You know what we love in my house? Minecraft. This is the game that never gets old, because there is always something to build. So, if you have kids out there into Minecraft, then check out these Minecraft snacks! Totally Delicious Minecraft Snacks 1. Creeper Chocolate Candy I love this little creeper chocolate candy. It’s …

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This Guy Made The Great Deku Tree From Legend Of Zelda, Using A 3D Pen!

The Legend of Zelda used to be the coolest thing ever. And then 3D printing came along and blew it right out of the water. 3D printing really IS the coolest thing ever. And the fact that we can do it in our homes? How is that even possible!? I mean, people are 3D printing …

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That Crazy Thing That Makes Me So Totally Me

This post was sponsored by the SunChips brand, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. You know how some moms are super into scrapbooking, yoga, and all that other super mom-tastic stuff? Well, I tried it. I tried it all and here’s the thing– those just aren’t my hobbies. My hobby, the thing that …

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Minions Invaded Our Game Night…And We LOVED IT!

It’s no secret that Minions have taken the world by storm, and everyone is all about these strange talking little creatures that want nothing more than to be a part of taking over the world. So the other day when I was at the store planning for family game night, I saw a box of …

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DIY Minecraft Creeper Candle Holder

You know what they say, if you can’t beat the creepers…join ’em! Well not really, but for the sake of Minecraft let’s just pretend that we are nerding out over here and came up with another totally awesome creeper craft idea. This time, you can make your own Minecraft Creeper Candle Holder. Now before you …

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11 Types of Video Games Parents Should Know

I was listening to a parenting podcast the other day and they mentioned a few terms for video games parents probably don’t know. The idea that I wouldn’t know what a MMO was actually made me laugh out loud, but then I realized that they are totally right! People who don’t spend giant portions of their …

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Minecraft Creeper Chocolate Candy

Kids LOVE Minecraft…and they will LOVE you when you make this Minecraft Creeper Chocolate Candy. Whether for a Minecraft-themed party, or just an afternoon snack this treat is delicious and easy to make. Want more Minecraft fun? Check out these 30 Awesome & Easy Minecraft Party Ideas. Enjoy! What You Need To Make Minecraft Creeper …

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30 Awesome & Easy Minecraft Party Ideas

So, I put together this 30 Awesome & Easy Minecraft Party Ideas…but then, as I was putting it together, I got a little crazy–there’s SOOO many cool ideas…just—Don’t start the party without me! So, apparently playing Minecraft is like going down the rabbit-hole and so is coming up with party ideas…for every link herein, you’ll find …

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Join Us for a Twitter Party With Activision Family Games on 12/1 at 1pm CST!

We are delighted to be working with Activision Family Games to bring you a Twitter party with full of games, and giveaways on December 1 at 1pm CST. To celebrate the twitter party with @AtviFamily, we have a giveaway worth over $350! To participate in this twitter party, just follow along with the #AtviFamGames hashtag on …

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How To Install The Sims™ 4 On A Mac {The Sims Series}

In my house The Sims is the game to play. We all spend hours creating the perfect Sim, trying to make them look like each other and even building a house to look like ours. On more than one occasion I’ve been asked to do someone’s hair just like a Sim character! Since #TheSims4 has smarter …

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He’s Getting Forza Motorsport 5 For His Xbox One!

It’s Christmas, baby and that means I get to buy presents for the totally amazing man in my life. He loves video games, and everyone is talking about Forza Motorsport 5 for the Xbox One. It’s supposed to be the greatest thing in racing since actually getting into a car and driving it around a …

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We Made Minecraft Creeper Rice Krispies

So, the daughter is hard at work on her Minecraft YouTube channel, and she’s decided to add a new feature called “Bake with Hallecake” where she makes Minecraft baked goods like cakes, rice krispy treats, brownies, and everything else we can think of. For her first episode of Bake with Hallecake, she made Minecraft Creeper …

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I Played Nintendo Games That Aren’t Even Out Yet

Okay, I’ve had a lot of cool opportunities with my blog. Free trips, cars to drive across the country with, piles of swag, the list goes on and on… but last weekend the BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF ME HAVING A BLOG HAPPENED. I played Nintendo games that aren’t even …

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Activision Family Game Summit Is TODAY!

  Activision’s Family Game Summit is an event to learn how Activision is transforming family game night with the hottest video games this holiday season. Hosted by actress, author, entrepreneur, and most importantly mom, Soleil Moon Frye! Supported by a panel of experts in their field including Nicole Armstrong from Activision, Suzanne Kantra from Techlicious.com, …

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Gaming, Gaming, Gaming…

So, as many of you know– I’m like to play a lot of video games. It’s fun, easy entertainment that you can do after your kids are in bed that doesn’t involve watching endless hours of mindless TV. Gaming isn’t a solitary thing– maybe you’re killing zombies until 4am with your buds via voice chat, …

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Temptation….

I am not very good at resisting temptation. In fact, I suck at it. I don’t want to say I was addicted to the World of Warcraft, because that sounds really sad… but if I told you the number of hours I played each day–well, you’d probably call some sort of video gamers anonymous hotline …

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Warcraft AKA The Devil…

Okay, so where have I been?  Oh let me just tell you where I have been… I have been playing the wonderful world of warcraft all this time.  Like since November 13 I have been playing more warcraft than I care to mention.  I just can’t help it, it’s pretty much the best game ever …

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Obsessed MUCH

Okay seriously… you may or not know this about me… but I love video games… LOVE them. So much so that I worked at a GameStop when I was in College and even quit my job to have more time to play Phantasy Star Online. (Which up until recently I was damn near convinced was …

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