Adventure Time Explore the Dungeon Video Game

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Adventure Time is the hit animated show about Finn the boy and Jake the dog who live in a land of Ooo which is full of adventure and oddities.  The game based on the animated show is zany, fun and a great co-op game for the whole family.  The story goes you have to explore the Secret Royal Dungeon for Princess Bubblegum and save the Candy Kingdom.

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon because I DON’T KNOW! is a role playing hack and slash game where players pick a character from a group of favorites including Finn, Jake, Marceline, Cinnamon Bun and more.  After picking your character, its time to explore.  There are 100 floors of dungeon to explore each full of enemies from the show.  Each character is able to level up and get stronger as they progress through the floors.
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React Mobile Safety App

Have you ever stepped outside and realized its a bit darker and more ominous then you originally thought?

Maybe the quick walk over to your car after a long night at work, through a dark parking lot, where corners could hide any sort of savage criminal mind.  When these times occur, there is a new app available to help make you feel better and if need be, act as a life saving device.  Enter React Mobile.


React Mobile is an app for iPhones and Andoid smart phones.  The way the app works is easy.  There are a few different ways to activate the app, one way is with SOS, this mode sends a text message and email to your contacts and emergency contacts while also prompting to dial 911.  In an emergency this can prove to be incredibly helpful.  Instead of being a victim lost to the streets everyone will know where you are.  There is also a “Follow Me” mode which sends updates with where you are to a  selected few in case something happens where you cant click the S.O.S. button.  Follow Me can also be used when trying to get someone to get to you in a crowded area, like a concert or live event.  This can be quite empowering for anyone who feels lurking eyes on them, or just wants an extra layer of safety while running in the morning or at night.  The app is also good for your loved ones.  I know it would make me feel better knowing my little guy had this on his phone, if he had one, when he is out and about.  I’d imagine a parent of a new driver would appreciate this as well as a parents of a child aged student.  A spouse of a late worker or someone with a night shift position.  The situations where React would come in handy are numerous and unfortunately more common then you’d hope.
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Disclosure- I was able to try this app free of charge to facilitate this review.

There are some things in life that parents miss at work that stink the most.  Most of them involve their families.  How great would it be to be able to send your son or daughter an “I love you” message as easily as a text message without giving your little one a phone?  Innotab has just this in mind with their new Kid Connect app for the Innotab 3S.  The way the app works is pretty easy- first downloads for everyone. Download the app to your iPhone/ Android and Innotab 3S.  Then get to the fun parts.  Parents can easily send texts, stickers, voice messages, drawings and photos to their kids and the kids can also send to their parents.
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Ouya Gaming System


There is a spot in your living room right now that is one of the most sought after spots in America.  No, its not that spot on the couch where Sheldon sits or Dad’s recliner.  It’s the game console, hooked to your TV.  With the holiday season upon us and the forthcoming releases of two power house systems, this spot is happening.

In our house, there are more video consoles then there are TV’s.  We have a problem with video games.  Video games are a fun distraction from everyday life that are creative and engaging.  One of the inhibiting factors with video games can be cost.  Video game consoles have been creeping up in cost over the years as have the games themselves.  With this in mind we are taking a look at the new kid on the block- Ouya.

Ouya started life as a Kick starter campaign, and quickly became fully funded and then some, becoming one of the most funded projects.  Ouya is an android, 4.1 jelly bean, based micro console.  The hardware itself is quite small, measuring only 2.95 and cubic in shape, it is about the size of half a pound of butter, but with way less calories.  Under the hood the console sports a Quad-core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MP Core and 1 GB of RAM.  The hardware does its job well and because of Ouya’s open source thought process has great potential for upgrades and do it yourself add-ons.
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Monsters Mixer Twitter Party!

This is a sponsored post as part of my being asked to host this Twitter party.  Opinions are my own.

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Halloween is nearly here!  While the kids are off at school, stop by the #MonstersMixer twitter party at 11am EST to win games and gift certificates.
Monsters Mixer is not only an Ebook, but also a kids creative app.
This app is a monster builder where players can edit their own monster by choosing among plenty of different options.
Players can give their own voice to the monster by recording it, feed the monster and make it grow, play jokes like splashing a cake on his or her monster’s face, take a picture with their monster, save their favorite monsters into a photo gallery, and more.  Who says monsters need to be scary?

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InnoTab 3S Wi -Fi Tablet


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VTech have created a brand new tablet, and this time they pull out all the stops. This tablet starts with VTech’ s award winning InnoTab  and adds a ton of new features.


The brand new InnoTab 3S has brought a familiar friend with it this time around,  Wi-Fi.  Now able to access local Wi Fi the InnoTab can now connect to the Learning Lodge and has access to tons of apps, games, and ebooks.  Also the 3S gives kids access to the internet.  I know this can seem kind of scary for parents, but rest assured there are a ton of safety features.  The most important being, access, the tablet can only access websites approved by parents, so no Facebook yet boys and girls.   Another interesting new feature included with the InnoTab is Kid Connect.  This app lets little ones use their tablet as a sort of smart phone.  Parents are able to send and received text messages to the tablet and keep in touch with kids wherever there is a Wi-Fi connection via their smart phone.
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Double Dragon Neon for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network

Review by Ian.

Are you ready for some 80’s nostalgia? Bring yourself back to the days of dropping quarter after quarter into the arcades. Now kids arcades were dark rooms where people would go to play video games together in a public setting on arcade machines. These places were full of loud music and electronic sounds, flashing lights, and kids running around. For a kid with a pocket full of quarters, there was no better place to spend an afternoon.

In order to truly appreciate Double Dragon Neon, one needs to understand Double Dragon.
The first Double Dragon was released in 1987 and was a great side scrolling beat’em up game. You played the part of Billy or Jimmy Lee on their quest to save Marian, their common love interest. The music memorable and the game play now classic.

Neon takes the underlying concepts of the arcade Double Dragon and undated them with new graphics and soundtracks, while keeping the same feel of the original. The game play is the same, punch, kick, throw repeat. But now there are more special moves which make things a bit more interesting.

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Totoya iPad case

Ok so what is a Totoya? Other then a misspelling of Toyota. 🙂 It is a cool digital and physical life toy for your kids- and it’s really cute.

This toy has two equally important characteristics. One is the physical fluffy part, it is a big white cute monster which doubles as a tablet case and a plush for kids. The monster is about the size of a small pillow case, or just a bit bigger then an iPad itself. Once inside the Totoya, your iPad is completely enclosed all around by a layer of plush creature, saving it from possible disaster. The stuffing is soft and huggable, giving your iPad a more natural, stuffede-animal feel. This extra softness is especially useful once we get to the digital component of the product, part two- the app.

The app itself is available on the App Store for free, and is a personality for your new Totoya monster. There are a few variants available, including YetYet, Robotto, YetX, and RobX. (Two of which are for your iPad and two of which [Read more…]