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The $1,000,000 Pyramid for Wii from Ubisoft review and giveaway

$1,000,000 Pyramid [amazon] brings back the classic, Emmy award-winning game show from 1973 as two pairs of players compete to make their way to the winner’s circle. Staying true to the original show, players will choose from six categories and guess words based on a theme. Score more points than the other team and get a chance to be the grand winner of $1,000,000!

This classic game show revival will feature over 800 categories (with over 4,800 words) and a two player head-to-head mode that is sure to get the whole family involved. As players progress through the game, they will unlock bonus content that can be used to customize their in-game avatars.

It’s a great party game because of the trivia aspect of it, so much so there is even a party mode. It’s a straight forward game and very simple to play… it’ll be great for adults just looking to test their own game skills.

Pyramid has a personal connection to my family because my father was on the show back in the 70’s.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. April 26th, 2011.

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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Ubisoft for the prize for this raffle. It’s also limited to the USA too.

Spongebob Squigglepants for uDraw on Wii is out

Another great game for kids and fans of Spongebob came out today, its Spongebob Squigglepants [amazon] for uDraw [amazon] on the Nintendo Wii.  A fast-paced, fun-packed video game for the popular uDraw GameTablet for Wii. In SpongeBob SquigglePants, players will need to tilt, flip, shake, roll, flick, sketch, tap, trace and draw their way through more than 100 “nanogames” lasting merely a few seconds each.  As their experience progresses, each nanogame will become faster and faster.  Throughout each nanogame, players will get a look at never-before-seen SpongeBob art styles from the Nickelodeon vault, such as “Pixel Bob,” inspired by the 8-bit world of video games; “Punk Rock Bob,” “Comic Book Bob” and many more!  The SpongeBob SquigglePants game is hosted by the live-action character Patchy the Pirate, who guides players through the game and also makes surprise appearances and interactions with them as they go through the nanogames.

The game is perfect for advanced 3 year olds, my 2 year old was able to play a few of the nanogames after watching me give it a go once or twice.  The game is sweet for 4 and 5 year olds who have mastered the uDraw and Wii game play.  I really love how sort some of these games are which totally keeps the attention of the kids.

In SpongeBob SquigglePants, players might have to flick the uDraw stylus to toss a flying disc to Larry the Lobster in “Flying Disc of the Deep”; tilt the GameTablet to help SpongeBob blow out all the birthday cake candles in “That Takes the Spongecake”; or draw a quick line between two cliffs to create a bridge for Plankton to cross and grab his coveted Krabby Patty in “A Bridge Abridged.” These are just some of the scores of quirky tasks players will experience.

SpongeBob SquigglePants also treats fans to never-before-seen art styles from the Nickelodeon vault, including “B-Movie,” inspired by the thrilling days of drive-in movies and stylish horror films; “Sketch Bob,” which gives the seaworthy inhabitants of Bikini Bottom a freehand style look; “Simply Bob,” a stylized and abstract interpretation of life under the sea; and many others.

What’s more, SpongeBob SquigglePants features Patchy the Pirate, the president of the SpongeBob fan club, as its live-action host. Patchy not only guides players through the game, but also makes surprise appearances and interacts with players as they tackle the huge array of Nanogames, offering an added level of spongy fun.

Adding to the fun, SpongeBob SquigglePants lets players digitally draw, paint and color with a free-form drawing function, or choose from dozens of SpongeBob-themed stamps. With the uDraw, they create a masterpiece worthy of a place in Patchy’s own collection of SpongeBob art – or their own refrigerator, thanks to the uDraw’s exclusive ability to export art to the Wii system’s SD card slot. The SD card capability also makes it possible to share artwork with friends via e-mail or save it to computer desktops.

SpongeBob SquigglePants is rated E for everyone and is available exclusively on uDraw GameTablet for Wii, with a suggested price of $29.99.

For me this game is really cool and for any spongebob fan – its a must buy! For those looking for a great kids game its awesome but please note you need the uDraw before you can squiggle out with this game.


Michael Jackson The Experience for Wii by Ubisoft Review and Giveaway

It’s time to break it down! Look think what you will of Michael his music was amazing and I dont know if there is more then 3 tracks that he’s ever created that wont have you tapping a toe in less then a minute.  The Experience is from the line of games by Ubisoft – its awesome how they nailed the moves, nailed the music, and give you so much game play in just one artist.

When I first took this game out my wife and I danced for over 2 hours and even stopped for dinner in between rounds. We keep trying to beat each other scores, dance to tracks from easy, medium and hard.  Even my little one could dance to some of the simple tracks.

Check out whats included on Michael Jackson The Experience track list:

  • Bad
  • Beat It
  • Billie Jean
  • Black or White
  • Dirty Diana
  • Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
  • Earth Song
  • Ghosts
  • Heal the World
  • In The Closet
  • Leave Me Alone
  • Money
  • Remember the Time
  • Rock with You
  • Smooth Criminal
  • Speed Demon
  • Streetwalker
  • Sunset Driver
  • The Girl Is Mine
  • The Way You Make Me Feel
  • They Don’t Care About Us
  • Thriller
  • Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  • Who Is It
  • Will You Be There
  • Workin’ Day and Night

After checking out that list I bet there is like 6 songs – you’re already thinking about listening too or wanting to play now…  This is an awesome party game because you can rock it with up to 4 players with a few different game modes Battle one-on-one (or two-on-two) in Challenge mode, form your own dance crew, or be the star with your friends as your very own back-up dancers.

I totally think Michael Jackson The Experience for Wii is worth a purchase [Amazon]. You know what the awesome part is – that we’re giving one away.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. February 17th, 2011.

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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Ubisoft for the prize for this raffle. It’s also limited to the USA too.

Just Dance 2 – Review and Giveaway!

Just got to play a few hours worth Just Dance 2 [Amazon] after having played Just Dance Kids for a few weeks with Marc before we broke out Just Dance 2 I was thinking this was just going to be some updated songs, well its more then just that! Where in the kids version you’re watching real actors/dancers here you’re watching white people like shapes wearing funky costumes shaking it. Game has a very large soundtrack, which isnt just pop and top 40… so it does have some interesting choices I’ll say that… but this version clearly has the ability to add on songs using the Wii Points and downloading them which means you can add dozens of extra tracks and they’ll keep pumping new songs into the library too. Here’s whats on the game out of box…

Just Dance 2 Tracklist
1.    Avril Lavigne – “Girlfriend”
2.    Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”
3.    Beastie Boys – “Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)”
4.    Benny Benassi presents “The Biz” – “Satisfaction”
5.    Blondie – “Call Me”
6.    Bollywood – “Katti Kalandal”
7.    Boney M. – “Rasputin”
8.    Charleston – “Mugsy Baloney”
9.    Cher – “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)”
10.    Digitalism – “Idealistic”
11.    Donna Summer – “Hot Stuff”
12.    Elvis Presley – “Viva Las Vegas”
13.    Fatboy Slim – “Rockafeller Skank”
14.    Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”
15.    Harry Belafonte – “Jump In The Line”
16.    Ike & Tina Turner – “Proud Mary”
17.    James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”
18.    Jamiroquai – “Cosmic Girl”
19.    Junior Senior – “Move Your Feet”
20.    Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.”
21.    Ke$ha – “TiK ToK”
22.    Mardi Gras – “Iko Iko”
23.    Marine Band – “Sway (Quien Sera)”
24.    MIKA – “Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)”
25.    Outkast – “Hey Ya!”
26.    Quincy Jones & His Orchestra – “Soul Bossa Nova”
27.    Reggaeton – “Baby Girl”
28.    Rihanna – “S.O.S.”
29.    Snap! – “The Power”
30.    Sorcerer – “Dagomba”
31.    Studio Allstars – “Jump”
32.    Studio Musicians – “Crazy In Love”
33.    Studio Musicians – “Jungle Boogie”
34.    Supergrass – “Alright”
35.    The Frighteners – “Monster Mash”
36.    The Hit Crew – “Holiday”
37.    The Hit Crew – “Toxic”
38.    The Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back”
39.    The Pussycat Dolls – “When I Grow Up”
40.    The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy For The Devil (Fatboy Slim Remix)”
41.    The Ting Tings – “That’s Not My Name”
42.    The Weather Girls – “It’s Raining Men”
43.    Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
44.    Wham! – “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”

I thought the game play was pretty fair and clearly this is totally a party game for 4 people as long as you have the space. My wife and I laughed at each other while we took turns dancing one at a time (yes, she kicked my ass every time!).

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. January 15th, 2011.

You must comment telling us which song youwould rock out too? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Ubisoft for the prize for this raffle. It’s also limited to the USA too.

Just Dance Kids for Wii – Review and Giveaway!

Just Dance Kids [ Amazon ] is just that a dance game for kids. Its pretty awesome to see my son’s face light up when we pull it out… cause he knows its time to DANCE!!! and thats just it since this has three yo gabba gabba songs we created a custom playlist and thats pretty much all he dances too.

I challenged my wife to a few goes to the random choice, of course she kicked my butt! Over 40 fun dances/songs that are led by real kids, which really gets my son into the game (as he watches the kids on TV and tries to follow along – monkey see monkey do right?!).

It is a family game that’s for sure and in the end a game that gets you off the couch and into dance mode. I highly recommend this for the kids (yes, there are 3 or 4 songs that are snoozers like Happy Birthday) but otherwise its a great kiddie sound track!


How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. December 19th, 2010.

You must comment telling us which song your kid would rock out too? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

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Disclaimer: Thanks to Ubisoft & Clever girls collective for the prize for this raffle. It’s also limited to the USA too.


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