Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Skylanders Trap Team - Review


We have been eagerly awaiting to get our hands on the new Skylanders Trap Team, 
Following the previous success of Skylanders Giants and Skylanders Swap Force, my boys already had the Skylander bug, We were super excited when earlier on in the year we were part of the brand new innovation launch of this amazing new Skylander Trap Team. Skylanders Trap Team offers a unique gaming experience as with previous games the physical toys are brought to life inside the game.


Skylanders Trap Team sees Kaos continue his ongoing quest to rule over Skylands and now he has has discovered the location of the legendary Cloudcracker Prison a fortress built out of the magical substance Traptanium. In an attempt to build his own army of foes, Kaos blows up the prison, releasing the most wanted villains and blasting shards of Traptanium to Earth in the form of Traps. Now it’s up to Portal Masters to recapture all of the escaped villains using powerful Traptanium Traps and defeat Kaos before it’s too late.


This is where the real adventure begins, we were super excited at this amazing level of gameplay not only can we collect and build up our Skylander Trap Team Characters, but now we can trap the baddies inside the traps and get them to fight for us, How awesome is this. The boys have had an absolutely amazing time and really enjoy capturing the villains inside, with the all new exciting adventure, cool characters and amazing game play we are completely hooked, and a huge plus is that we can use all of our previously collected Skylander Characters in this game, this has made us even more loyal to the Skylander experience, the fact all of my children's collection is transferable through all the Skylander games give Skylanders a longevity the we are excited to be part of.


Monday, 24 November 2014

Teksta Robotic T-Rex- Review


We were super excited to play and explore the Teksta Robotic T-Rex, As not only does this robotic T-Rex look super cool, but he also has a built in state-of-the-art artificial intelligence sensory technology, which means the Teksta Robotic T-Rex is very life like in his actions and make the perfect robotic pet.


The Teksta T-Rex is absolutely amazing he responds to our voice and the sounds around him by moving his head, his eyes also flashed in various expressive patterns. We loved that the Teksta Robotic T-Rex can stop and start walking at our command by using simple hand gestures we could control his actions, We had an amazing time watching the T-rex snap and roar as he walked across the floor


The Teksta T-Rex is also touch sensitive and will roar, move his head and growl gently when stroked or petted. It was really cool to be able to interact with the Robotic T-Rex and get a response. But the best was yet to come, as the The Teksta T-Rex has an amazing trick, simply give T-Rex his bone and watch as he munches the bone into two pieces then spit out the remainder of the bone and burp,The boys thought this was awesome and repeated this several times. It really was super cool.


But the fun doesn't stop there the T-Rex has tablet programming mode where you can have yet more interactive fun by downloading the app to you tablet and interact with you T-Rex via tablet control , We have just downloaded the app, but for us we love that we have both options that the T-Rex can be played with or with the tablet technology. The Teksta Robotic T-Rex has over 100 physical and interactive play features which will keep the boys fully entertained.

We have all really loved playing with the The Teksta Robotic T-Rex, My boys have really enjoyed showing their cousins and friends their T- Rex and his cool tricks, its a great interactive toy that both children and adults will love.

The Teksta Robotic T-Rex comes with an instruction booklet, although we fully recommend watching YouTube/TekstaT-Rex for a full detailed video of the instruction manual or visit www.debenhams.com/TekstaT-Rex for more images and Video.

The Teksta Robotic T-Rex is available from www.debenhams.com/Teksta for £60

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal


Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal is a exciting adventure game featuring Sonic and his cool friends Tails, Knuckles, Amy and newcomer Sticks.
The adventure starts when Sonic friend Amy finds a manuscript which contains details of the lost crystal of power, she is then kidnapped my the mean villain Lyric who wants the crystal of power to enable him to power up his army of robots so he can take over the world.

Join Sonic and the team as they use their amazing skills as they battle through each level. with amazing character upgrades and secrets within the levels Sonic Boom is an amazing game full of adventure.
 

We really love Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal, although we are only in the early staged of the game, We are already enjoying the adventure and cannot wait to embark on the new levels.
Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal is available on Nintendo 2DS and 3DS and is available to order on the 21st November 2014 to pre order visit The Nintendo Store for £34.99.
Here is a teaser trailer to give you a taster.






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Monday, 17 November 2014

Fun And Games With The Nintendo Kids Club Website – Now Live



GET SET FOR FUN AND GAMES WITH NINTENDO’S FINEST WITH THE NINTENDO KIDS CLUB WEBSITE – NOW LIVE!

Extra, extra, read all about Nintendo! Hot off the press, and published via the Nintendo website  today comes two new online offerings giving fans of all ages the chance to get the lowdown and interact with their favourite Nintendo characters and series.

Offering younger fans the chance to enjoy playing with famous Nintendo characters including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Peach,  Nintendo Kids Club Nintendo Kids Club is a new website that offers a host of content including fun puzzles, Nintendo-themed artworks to cut out, create and decorate, and top trivia on much-loved characters. The Nintendo Kids Club will also play host to present and future episodes of the puppet-based video series ‘The Cat Mario Show’, providing yet more free content for kids to tune into.

Meanwhile, for fans of all ages looking for useful gaming tips, exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game content, and fancy the odd Nintendo-themed challenge to boot, issue one of a new online magazine, Nintendo Extra, has been unveiled. From picking up some handy pointers for reigning victorious in Mario Kart 8, to learning from none other than Eiji Aonuma himself about the fundamentals of a The Legend of Zelda game, Nintendo Extra kicks off with a bang, with further issues to be published in the coming months.

For further details:                                            

Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk

Nintendo 2DS Website http://www.nintendo.co.uk/nintendo2ds 

Wii U (UK) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk

Nintendo 3DS (UK) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DSUK

Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK

Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope

Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
  




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Netflix Stream Team - November


Staying in is the new going out, honestly. The latest issue of Glamour told readers to get cosy with home comforts, curl up in their favourite dressing gown with a cuppa, and most importantly - watch Netflix!

Even supermodel mum Claudia Schiffer admits to enjoying a night in with the family watching TV box sets on the sofa – and revealed once the kids go to bed, she sneaks a few episodes of Breaking Bad with her hubby.
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Reality check - we all know how rarely this happens (especially the kids going to bed early part) and how you probably end up watching more episodes of Turbo than The Killing. With two long months until Christmas, it’s a testing time for any mum – so this month we are challenging you to reclaim the sofa, and save some pennies in the process.

Netflix have put together their top suggestions for your ultimate family get together - binge watching optional!
 
For families who like animation


 Monsters, inc available on 14/11/2014, VeggieTales in the House available on 27/11/14, Hercules available now

Christmas countdown

The Search for Santa Paws available on 21/11/14, I'll Be Home for Christmas available on 28/11/14, Christmas Angel available on 1/11/14

Recently seen at the cinema


Jack Reacher available on 22/11/14, Robocop available on 7/11/2014, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire available now

How to save money with a Netflix night in (and keep the Christmas kitty crammed)

Netflix subscription – Free (well, it is for our Stream Teamers, but for everyone else it’s from £5.99 a month)

Snacks and drinks – Not only is making your own popcorn miles cheaper than buying it, you don’t need to feel guilty about snacking either as you can add as little salt and flavour as you’d like

Pizza feast – use a whole-wheat flour base (you can even cook quinoa into a crust), select some greens such as zucchini and spinach and sprinkle with feta or goats cheese – that way the kids still get in their veggies

Surprisingly cinema tickets have increased more than house prices this year, so a Netflix get together is a great money saver ahead of Christmas.




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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Christmas Gaming With Nintendo


Nintendo have something for everyone this Christmas, So if you are looking for the prefect present, Nintendo have a vast selection of games and consoles and gaming bundles that will engage and entertain you and your loved ones this Christmas.

This year has been an amazing year of gaming, Nintendo have released some awesome games which are now our family favourites. Here are a small selection of our family favourites and some top picks from Nintendo

Games

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF – NINTENDO 3DS & 2DS



Ever wanted to be mayor of your very own town? Then Animal Crossing: New Leaf is for you. Look after the residents, fill the museum with fossils or go fishing to fund that new piece of furniture for your room or a new outfit for your character to wear – there’s a wealth of possibilities waiting for you. Whether you want to explore a tropical island or shake bells, the local currency, from the trees, whilst managing your town in real-time, snap up this game for a warm and charming experience that moves at a relaxing pace. PEGI 3

"Make your own virtual world, and design and shape your own home and life, fun game where you can do whatever you want" for our full review visit Nintendo 2DS Animal Crossing New Leaf
Available from the Nintendo Official UK Store for £34.99.


TOMODACHI LIFE – NINTENDO 3DS & 2DS


Throw yourself into Nintendo’s craziest world yet with Tomodachi Life, your own personal soap opera. You can create friends, family or anyone you like as Mii characters, and then watch over their lives and interactions on your own Tomodachi island. Dress them up, watch them fall in love and write songs for them to sing – you can even see inside their dreams. With so many possibilities, there’s endless fun available for anyone that gets their hands on it. PEGI 3


"A cool fantasy game where your mii characters will take on their own lives " Never ending fun" for our full review visit Tomodachi Life
Available from the Nintendo Official UK Store for £34.99.

MARIO KART 8 – Wii U


Defy the laws of gravity with the best Mario Kart yet, riding up vertical walls and driving across ceilings, with over 32 different courses to race on.  You can also take the race global, competing with players online from across the world. And now with Mario Kart TV, you can share your best races with your friends on YouTube and Miiverse. With stacks of new items for you to get your hands on (from Boomerangs to Piranha Plants) as well as the new and improved courses, this is a must-have for any gaming fan. PEGI 3
Available from the Nintendo Official UK Store for £49.99.

POKÉMON ART ACADEMY - NINTENDO 3DS & 2DS



Budding artists and Pokémon fans alike will be itching to get their hands on this game as Pokémon Art Academy shows you how to paint, sketch and draw your favourite Pokémon from scratch. Armed with your stylus, there are 40 lessons waiting for you; meaning you’ll pick up plenty of illustration skills and have lots of fun along the way, working up your digital masterpieces. PEGI 3

"Create your own masterpiece and learn to draw with step by step instructions to help you become an amazing artist" for our full review Pokemon Art Academy

Available on the Nintendo Official UK Store for £29.99. 



Consoles

We love Nintendo 2Ds and 3Ds Consoles - great design and easy to use so we matched our favourite Console which come in an awesome bundle.

TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 2DS CONSOLE BUNDLE


Kick-start your Nintendo gaming experience with this Nintendo 2DS console bundle. The latest console in the Nintendo 3DS family plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, bringing huge software variety while offering family-friendly value to your handheld gaming options. Get this WHITE + RED Nintendo 2DS, then load up Tomodachi Life – the crazy, fun packed game starring people you know as Mii characters in your own personal soap opera – and watch the events unfold. Also included in the pack is a carry case, meaning you can zip the console up safe and sound and take it wherever you go.
Available on the Nintendo Official UK Store for £129.99

SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS LIMITED EDITION PACK



Show off your fighting flair with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Limited Edition Pack. This package gives fans the chance to own a red Nintendo 3DS XL system with a striking Super Smash Bros. motif emblazoned on the front. This limited edition hardware comes with a pre-installed digital copy of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, so players can get straight into battle, right out of the box.
Available from the Nintendo Official UK Store for £209.99

MARIO KART 8 MARIO/LUIGI BUNDLE



Strap on your seatbelts and rev up those engines, this bundle’s a must-have for any budding racer. Not only do you get a Wii U console and Mario Kart 8, the brand new installment of the well-loved series to play with, you’ll be fully kitted out with a Mario or Luigi-themed hat, Wii Remote Plus, wheel and Wii U GamePad protector. You will look and feel just like their favourite character. And with a Mario Kart 8 game guide included too, you’ll get to the top of the grid in no time.
Available exclusively from the Nintendo Official UK Store for £299.99.