Stop in at GameStop for all the gaming gifts

Stop in at GameStop for all the gaming gifts

gamestoplogo_blackredWe love GameStop… We shop there pretty regularly, well till the point where the staff knows our name. When GameStop asked to sponsor a post about holiday gifts from GameStop – I was like absolutely.

Lets start with the items that Marc found while shopping at GameStop.

img_0958First stop was Pokemon – while the card game is awesome and really started Marc on his path to Pokemon fandom, the newest videos game Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun both made his list.  Then he ran over to the Pokemon Z-Ring set by TOMY and asked for an additional pack of crystals for it too.

img_0938My Daughter Harper – Loves the princess gear at GameStop so while she doesnt play the video games she does love their toys.  She picked up a Princess Peach amiibo figure and it’ll just be good for her imagination play.  She found a Funko Pop from Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Belle and quickly added that to her cart. She also picked up a new cup with Belle the Princess on it as well.

img_0925My youngest Daughter Harlow – is only 1 and a half, so she heads to the stuffed animals and finds the largest pikachu stuffed animal she can hold. She nuzzles with that for a minute walks it over to Harper’s cart and drops it in before making seeing the Princess Zelda plush and doesnt let that go… not even to head to the check out.

While that kids had fun – I still shopped for myself – looking at the Xbox One S – which are $50 now till chrismas.  I picked out the new Gears of War 4 Xbox One S because its the limited edition Deep Blue only at GameStop.

img_0944Here are some of the amazing video games – I picked up for Marc for his Nintendo 3DS…

Marc is a superfan of Skylanders Imaginators, but didnt have the Dark starter pack so we got that for him.  Now go brings his skylanders where ever he goes…

Marc is also getting into Yo-Kai Watch so picking up the new Yo-Kai Watch 2 game was pretty easy.

Then of course being a big Nintendo fan we got the newest Super Mario game… Super Mario Maker.

I also highly recommend Just Dance 2017 – its a game the whole family can play!

And be sure to check out the weekly ads for GameStop here.

img_0956Finally our friends at GameStop are offering a lucky reader a $50 GameStop gift card.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. December 21st, 2016.

You must comment telling us what would you buy from GameStop? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

  • You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:#holidayGC @GameStop @dadarocks — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win the @gamestop $50 gift card from @dadarocks #holidayGC

  • You get 1 extra entry for following @DadaRocks on twitter – you must comment back here that you’re now following
  • You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook – you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall saying hi)
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You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclosure: Contest limited to USA. Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.

Celebrate “Friendsgiving” This Month With Dynamic Duos on Netflix! #StreamTeam

Celebrate “Friendsgiving” This Month With Dynamic Duos on Netflix! #StreamTeam

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Netflix is celebrating something we all should be thankful for– friends! To help you celebrate your Friendsgiving this year, check out the following “Dynamic Duos” from TV & movies:

For your little kids:

Veggie Tales in the house
Sesame Street Elmo   Friends
Bo on the Go
Justin Time
The Fox and The Hound 2
1. Bob and Larry: VeggieTales in the House
2. Bert and Ernie: Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends
3. Bo and Dezzy: Bo on the Go!
4. Justin and Olive: Justin Time
5. Tod and Copper: The Fox and the Hound 2
6. Clifford and Elizabeth: Clifford

And your big kids:

Phineas and Ferb
Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated
Wild Kratts
Adventure Time
Mario Bros Super Show
Charlotte s Web
1. Phineas and Ferb
2. Shaggy and Scooby: Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
3. Vada and Thomas: My Girl
4. Martin and Chris: Wild Kratts
5. Finn and Jake: Adventure Time
6. Mario and Luigi: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
7. Charlotte and Wilbur: Charlotte’s Web

Plus a few for mom and dad:

Gilmore Girls
New Girl
how i met your mother
30 Rock
Breaking Bad
The X Files
Wayne s World
1. Rory and Lorelai: Gilmore Girls
2. Schmidt and Nick: New Girl
3. Ted and Barney: How I Met Your Mother
4. Liz and Jack: 30 Rock
5. Walter and Jesse: Breaking Bad
6. Mulder and Scully: The X-Files
7. Wayne and Garth: Wayne’s World
MarioKart 8 Advance Preview

MarioKart 8 Advance Preview

IMG_4951Last week, we got a special advance look at MarioKart 8 for the Nintendo WiiU, and the game looks amazing! It’s a perfect mix of classic MarioKart elements you know and love and new features that make great use of the WiiU’s advanced capabilities. Here’s a quick breakdown of what to expect in the racing game, out May 30th.

What’s Back

As I said, this MarioKart continues the trend of remastering old favorites and retaining classic elements from the previous installments. You can expect the following to stick around in MarioKart 8:

  • Motorbikes (MarioKart Wii)
  • Hang Gliders (MarioKart 7)
  • Car Customization (MarioKart 7)
  • Underwater Racing (MarioKart 7)
  • Online Multiplayer (MarioKart Wii)
  • Standard Items (MarioKart franchise)
  • 16 remastered courses (MarioKart 64-MarioKart 7)

What’s New

However, it’s not all a blast from the past in MarioKart 8— there’s quite a bit of fresh material here too! These new features are sure to make MarioKart 8 a hit:

  • Anti-Gravity Racing, which allows players to drive on walls and ceilings in certain parts of the track
  • New Playable Characters: the Koopalings
  • New Playable Character: Baby Rosalina
  • New Playable Character: Pink Gold Princess Peach
  • New Item: Boomerang, with the ability to be thrown three times and hit other drivers on its return to the player
  • New Item: Piranha Plant, which attacks other racers and clears obstacles
  • New Item: Super Horn, the first item with the ability to deflect the Blue Spiny Shell
  • 16 new courses

MarioKart 8 looks to be another classic installment in the MarioKart series– be sure to check it out when it hits shelves May 30!

Nintendo World NY Shows Off Three New Games!

Nintendo World NY Shows Off Three New Games!

20140426_101057_resizedI was recently treated to a preview of three brand new games at Nintendo World New York– Kirby Triple DeluxeMario Golf: World Tour, and Tomodachi Life— and they looked like excellent additions to the 3DS catalog!


Kirby Triple Deluxe, the character’s first appearance on the 3DS, transports Kirby to the land of Floralia, where he faces tons of unique new enemies and challenges. To deal with these adversarial forces, Kirby uses new copy abilities like Beetle, Bell, Archer, and Circus, and his brand new Hypernova ability. “Going Hypernova” allows Kirby to inhale much more than usual, even enabling him to suck up parts of the environment like trees, terrain, and more!


Mario Golf: World Tour, the sixth game in the Mario Golf franchise, also marks a first by being the first 3DS entry in the series. As always, Mario and his friends (and enemies!) make the sport even more fun with the addition of themed courses, items (a la MarioKart), and coins to enhance the gameplay. World Tour incorporates control elements from the previous games, while also adding a new way to aim your perfect shot. By using the gyroscopic motion sensors in the 3DS or 2DS, players can turn themselves like their in-game character to line up a hole-in-one like never before!


Tomodachi Life breaks new ground for Nintendo, as it will be the first Tomodachi game released outside of Japan. The game revolves around the kooky interactions that occur between the Miis that the player uploads to Tomodachi Life. These Miis then live on the game’s Chin Island, and go about their everyday lives with hilarious results. The Miis can become friends, rivals, and enemies, fall in love, get married, and even have little baby Miis!


We’re sure looking forward to playing these three great games for the Nintendo 3DS!

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Mario Golf: World Tour are available now. Tomodachi Life hits stores on June 6.