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Nintendo 3DS XL for handheld gaming

My kids are gamers. They are addicted to their electronics. Between the 3 of them they have a smartphone, 2 iPods, 3 tablets, a laptop, 3 tvs, 4 gaming consoles and 3 handheld gaming devices. playing-3ds

The Nintendo 3DS XL™ is a great addition to anyone’s gaming collection. Nintendo has been on top of the market in handheld gaming for a long time starting with the Gameboy then the DS series. The Nintendo 3DS XL™ comes with fun features to keep kids of all ages entertained and occupied.

  • Circle pad for 360degrees of play movement
  • 3D cameras for photos and video
  • 3D viewing for a more unique gaming experience
  • amiibo compatible to increase interactive play with figures (sold separately)

The Nintendo 3DS XL™ is ready to play out of the box. It comes loaded with apps and features to stream videos, download games, connect online and be creative with music. Games can be purchased for as low as $9.99 depending on popularity, level of difficulty, character and age of game. We have a stash of Mario Bros. and Pokemon games going back a couple years. These are the games my kids love but there are so many other favorites. Animal Crossing was a HUGE hit on the Gamecube many years ago and now both of my girls have it for their DS device. Cooking games get a lot of attention not only on the DS but on the Wii also.nintendo-characters

I call the DS system the gateway gaming device. It’s a perfect size for little hands and easy to learn even for those out of touch with technology.  There isn’t a HUGE investment in money and size that comes with TV gaming consoles. And best of all it’s portable. Pricing for the 3DS XL starts at $199. If you keep your eyes peeled at specialty stores like Gamestop or Toys R Us you can find systems that include games, limited edition colors or designs or even bundles with carrying cases and accessories.Nintendo 3DS XL

The Nintendo 3DS XL™ is a great gift for the upcoming holidays as an upgrade to an existing device or to introduce someone to the world of gaming.

Nintendo of America provided me with a New Nintendo 3DS XL system and games for review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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Assassin’s Creed 3 Deal of the Day #AC3Gold

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit to get your own copy of Assassin’s Creed 3, today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

Gaming is a HUGE part of this year’s gift – giving season. Especially in this house. Shaun’s wishlist if full of games, expansions, codes and new platforms and gaming systems.

This holiday season Assassin’s Creed III is one of the games on his list for both Xbox and PS Vita. I’m sure this is same situation many people are faced with right now. Video Games are some of the most popular gift ideas our there.

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But I hope you didn’t already buy it because I have an AWESOME announcement that’s gonna blow the minds of gamers out there.

Assassin’s Creed 3 is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day. That means for today only you can buy it for $33. This game normally retails for up to $60. That means this is an incredible savings for something that has been waiting to purchase the game anyway.

This newest installation of the ongoing series is set in 1775, a time when the America was establishing the colonies. The story is based on revolt and battle with a new Assassin, Conner. The American Revolution has a new enemy to fear, a predator so deadly that he can strike silence or chaos and succeed with his mission.

BUT if you want to win your own copy of Assassin’s Creed 3 follow Clever Girls on twitter because they are giving away 5 copies December 11th.

To Enter all you have to do is retweet the message below!

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day: Assassin’s Creed 3! To buy: – RT to enter to win a copy! #AC3Gold

Don’t miss this great deal on Amazon because it only lasts 1 day!

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We are a #WiiFamilia

To say we are a gaming family is an understatement. We have 3 different gaming platforms, along with 3 different handhelds systems, smarthphones loaded with games, an iPad with games, an iPhone with games and numerous child friendly educational systems. Don’t get me wrong we love a good board game or afternoon at the park but technology is king in this house.

The Wii is the number one played system in this house. Each and everyday several games are rotated our by almost everyone that lives here or visiting for the day. Just Dance 3 has been number one for a while; we’ve been playing it since Christmas as family time, exercise and plain fun. Wii Fit and the original Wii Sports get plenty of use too.
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4 years ago we got our first Wii. It was Black Friday right in the middle of the craze and we payed a premium but it was so worth it. I was never a big game player. In fact I thought making this purchase was going to be waste of time and money. I was quickly proven wrong. The entire family, even Shae as a baby was addicted to Mario Kart; she wasn’t really playing but loved to have a steering wheel in hand. We battled each night laughing the entire time. The interactive aspect makes it great for families.

Now that all the kids are of ages to play independently they each have their own collection of games. The Wii stays top on our list because the games are fun, the controllers are easy to work and the price can’t be beat for something the entire family can utilize. We are a #WiiFamilia
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This post was created as part of a Stiletto Media campaign. I received the above product, free of charge, to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are those of reviewer only. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Project 52- Week 12

Welcome to my 12th edition of Project 52, my attempt to capture our lives in a couple pictures once a week.

The week started a bit busy.  Shae and I went to Sesame Street Live with my best friend and her little girl; it was so much fun.  The rest of the week was normal and ended with Shaun’s Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet.


Shaun getting his Wolf Badge


this is our whittled down collection of Wii games

one of those games is Shae's; an Elmo numbers and letters game

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Are you participating? Add your link in a comment and I’ll come check out your week.

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Do You Understand Video Game Rating?

We have a Wii, Xbox and DS and we are always having discussions on game ratings and what we feel is appropriate for Shaun to play.  A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to speak with Entertainment Software Rating Board President Patricia Vance and GameStop video game expert Mike Dzura.  We spoke about game rating and where you could go if you needed more information.  We also touched on GameStop and how they have 2,500 games under $20 for this holiday season.  So if you have a little gamer on your holiday list this season check out my video interview.

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