Friday, December 14, 2012

Hip Hop Dance Wii Game Review #UBIChamps

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During the holidays as our family gets together, we love to play games. I was excited when I was given the opportunity to review the new Hip Hop Dance Experience game for the Wii. We're definitely not a very coordinated family so it was a laugh off to see how we tried to maneuver ourselves with some old school songs.
 I loved the variety of Hip Hop songs we could choose from. There were some old school ones from Naughty by Nature to current hits by Chris Brown. It was fun remembering the hits.
Like I said trying to recreate the moves was a bit of a task but it definitely had our hearts pumping. The game kept everyone in hysterics.

Game Synopsis:
From Run-DMC to Chris Brown, Rob Base to Nicki Minaj – this is the first dance game with a tracklist dedicated to the withcoolest genre in music. With moves developed by celebrity choreographers Laurieann Gibson (Nicki Minaj Creative Director, BET’s Born to Dance) and Dave Scott (So You Think You Can Dance, Battle of the Year), dance like a true artist to 30 years’ worth of hip-hop’s biggest hits.
Trigger lavish visual effects as you progress through the game. Master professional-level choreography with 3 difficulty levels for each song. Experience the world of hip-hop through music, dance, and design.
With a variety of unique game modes, including fun multiplayer parties and dance battles, The Hip Hop Dance Experience is the ultimate way to drop it like it’s hot with all your favorite hits.

 I highly suggest this game if you have a large group that likes to have a good time. It definitely is harder than most dance games but its the challenge that makes it enjoyable. If you're a hip hop fan you won't be disappointed by the musical selection. It's like having Hot 97 right in your home live!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Guilt Trip -NYC Screening 12/17

Next week I will attend a screening of The Guilt Trip, starring Seth Rogen & the amazing Barbara Streisand. I have seen the previews & it looks hysterical. I'm eager to see this especially since its about the bond between a mother & son which I can relate to all too well. I feel that the bonds between sons/moms are different than daughters/moms. My ever growing fear is that Andre will leave me one day for another "woman" in his life and I'm not sure how I would handle that. I'm sure after seeing this film it will only make me want to build a stronger yet fun bond with him.
Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce. After deciding to start his adventure with a quick visit at mom’s, Andy is guilted into bringing her along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of ever-changing landscape, he is constantly aggravated by her antics, but over time he comes to realize that their lives have more in common than he originally thought. His mother’s advice might end up being exactly what he needs.
Check out this preview trailer:
Hilarious right? I don't think they could've picked a better comedic duo. They seem to mesh well together.
His mom seems to embarass him more often than not. Who's mom doesn't do that on a normal basis? I know my mom has a few times but I love her for that. Recently we've tried to teach my mom how to text message on her phone. She's always complaining how her phone sucks or she never gets the message. Well come to find out, she didn't know the little envelope icon on her phone were messages she never opened up! Duh!
Has your mom ever embarassed you? Or do you have a special recipe that your mom has passed down to you? Share with me by commenting below. You may be eligible to win a prize from the movie!
If you're in the NYC area on December 17 at 7pm you can attend the screening of The Guilt Trip.
Log on to enter RSVP code MBLOGSK194
The Guilt Trips opens in theaters nationwide on Wednesday 12/19/12 just in time for the holidays!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Assassin's Creed III #AC3Gold

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The one present my husband has asked for this Christmas is a video game. Not just any old video game either. He doesn't play games but when he does it's always Assassin's Creed. He can play that for hours on end. Our son has even gotten interested in it but its too mature for him right now. I won't allow him to play it. He just watches Dad assassinate the "bad guys" as he says. I've even found myself sitting by him & watching.
What's interesting about this game is that it takes place in several past time settings such as the Renaissance Era. You are brought into a different world in the 15th & 16th centuries. This is what my husband enjoys the most. The details are intricate. You really feel like you've left modern times & have gone off to another world. I have to admit the main character Desmond, well he's a hottie for a video game.

On October 30th, Ubisoft launched the newest edition Assassin's Creed III. Hubby couldn't be more excited about it. We are introduced to Connor, the warrior son of a Native American mother & British father. The game is set during the Revolutionary War, 1775.

The year is 1775. The American colonies are about to revolt. You are Connor, an assassin who has sworn to secure liberty for his people and his nation. To do so, you will hunt your enemies across a staggeringly large, open, and realistic world. You will unleash your lethal skills in a violent quest that will take you from chaotic city streets to blood-soaked battlefields in the hostile American wilderness and beyond. You will meet legendary heroes of American history, and together you will conspire to annihilate those who threaten Liberty itself. Whether you use your predatory instincts to kill silently, or your fearsome arsenal to kill openly, one thing is clear: the world that the Assassins live in has become far more deadly. And so have you.

If you've never played Assassin's Creed, don't worry! This newest version makes it a perfect entry point for beginners.  I know my husband can't wait to play. I'm pretty sure its going to dominate our Christmas Day. I can't wait to surprise him with this. It's going to be a great gift!

Amazon will have a Gold Box deal of the day just in time to make that holiday purchase for someone special. Don't miss your chance to purchase it.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I will receive a copy of the game. All opinions are 100% my own.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Activision Lalaloopsy Carnival of Friends 3DS #GIVEAWAY

Last year's hot Christmas toy of the season for girls was Lalaloopsy. The dolls are so cute that I just want to buy one for myself. Well Lalaloopsy is back with a new Nintendo 3DS game, Lalaloopsy Carnival of Friends.

Game Overview
Peanut Big Top is throwing the biggest Silly Funhouse carnival in Lalaloopsy Land for all to enjoy, including a special treat at the end! It’s up to you to find all of the Lalaloopsy friends at the carnival to reveal the BIG surprise!
• Play with 40 different Lalaloopsy friends!
• Explore 16 whimsical levels including the Silly Funhouse Park.
• For the first time ever, play with the Lalaloopsy siblings, the Lalaloopsy Littles!

One person will win the following Lalaloopsy Prize Pack
-Lalaloopsy Carnival of Friends 3DS game
-Mini Lalaloopsy Crumbs Sugar Cookie

 Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received a gift bag from Activision Family Game Summit. All opinions are 100% my own. Giveaway ends 12/17 US only. Winner has 24 hours to respond to email otherwise another winner will be selected.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Just Dance 4 Review #CleverJD4

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My son & I love to listen to music & dance. When I was given the opportunity to review Just Dance 4 we were ecstatic. There are so many of our favorite songs on it, such as Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" and One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" which made it difficult to choose which one.  Lately my son has gotten "Bieber fever" so when he saw "Beauty & the Beat" as an option, he immediately chose it.

He really thinks he's Justin! LOL This new version has so many great features on it. My favorite has to be the battle mode. My son & I can have a battle to see who has the best moves.

Game features:
  • Top Of The Charts - Just Dance 4 has over 40 all-new songs, ranging from current Billboard hits, legendary favorites, and classic dance party tracks!
  • Just Dance-Off! - Challenge your friends in 6 rounds of dance battles with the all-new battle mode!
  • Bring Your Crew - Each player can get his own moment of fame with unique choreographies and moves for each member of your dance crew.
  • Just Sweat It Out - The popular Just Sweat mode gets a major upgrade with brand new workout sessions, personalized programs, live feedbacks and a real calorie counter.
My family can't wait to play it on Christmas. We are especially excited about being able to download "Gangnam Style" to our game! Its going to be a very interesting holiday!

You can purchase Just Dance 4 for the Wii, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii U, or XBox 360 Kinect on Amazon

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received a copy of the game to facilitate this review.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


This year Disney released its much anticipated film BRAVE. I love Disney movies but life isn't always happily ever after which they seem to always portray. I was hoping that this film would be different. It was! Brave is about a young girl Merida who fights traditions and follows her heart. She's rebellious and strong willed. She doesn't want to follow in her mother's ways of marriage & becoming a housewife. Merida would rather create her own destiny.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late. -- (C) Disney
If you weren't able to catch it in theaters this summer, its now on DVD release. Its a great movie to have in your collections. Even though I don't have any daughters, my son loved this movie. He was impressed with Merida's archery skills and he loved her triplet brothers. The movie is fun for all!

One reader will win their own BRAVE dvd!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 
Giveaway ends 11:59pm 12/13/12. Winner has 48 hours to respond otherwise another winner will be selected.

Monday, December 3, 2012



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Angry Birds Trilogy Xbox Kinect Video Game
Angry Birds Trilogy is the ultimate living room version of the worldwide phenomenon, brought to life in stunning high definition for the big screen and consoles. Trilogy is a compilation of the award winning Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio games plus new content that will lead to endless hours of fun. With a combined 1 billion downloads, Angry Birds has been called “one of the most mainstream games out right now” and “one of the great runaway hits of 2010. They are finally taking flight and for the first time ever, they’re crashing on game consoles everywhere. Features include: Classic, comical, and addictive gameplay; 3 Best-Selling Angry Birds Games in 1 (including Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio); 19 episodes—each with an exclusive, new level; new Achievements and Trophies. Become a Bird Slinger, Banana Fanatic or the Grinch with new HD Animated cut scenes and Kinect and Move support.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm 12/10/12 US Only

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Good Luck!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post.

Zumba Core Fitness Challenge Week 4

After last week's failure I was determined to finish up this last week with a bang. I have to say I did my best! I reminded myself each day my goal for this journey. It's too motivate myself and my family to start working out. I started out on Weight Watchers prior to the summer and I was doing so well on it. Then I somehow fell off track and its been horrible. With this its brought back the feeling that I had when I started losing weight. A feeling of accomplishment.

What  I loved the most about this challenge is that I saw how unhealthy I have become. I am definitely out of shape but I realize that working out can be fun. Zumba Fitness Core is a fun way of becoming healthy. I won't say that it helps you entirely lose weight, but it will help you create a routine for you and give you an energy that is needed if you're a couch potato like me.

Zumba Fitness Core is available for purchase at Amazon and your local retailers. Try it out for yourself if you're looking to start a workout regime. This will give you the motivation to a better you.

Disclosure: I was given the video game to facilitate the 4 week challenge. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Bratz Boutique Doll & Nintendo 3DS #GIVEAWAY

Who doesn't love dolls? Growing up I was a HUGE Barbie fan. I had to have every doll that came out. I remember my mom taking me to the department store, Gimbels to let me buy a doll. I had a bag to carry them all. I loved them until I got a little older & starting demonstrating my skills as a hair stylist. LOL Thankfully I had a career change along the way.
Well now the new generations of dolls are the Bratz. These high fashioned gals Yasmin, Cloe, Jade & Sasha exemplify confidence & a sense of style. They launched in 2001 and have taken command by every little girl. I wish I had a reason to buy them just so I can play with them but I don't think Andre would want his Ninja Turtles mixed up with ladies.

Recently while I attended the Activision Family Game Summit, one of the games we were shown was the newest Nintendo 3DS Bratz Fashion Boutique. Some of the features of this new game are:
  • Play as your favorite Bratz™; Cloe™, Yasmin™, Sasha™ and Jade™ and run their own fashion boutiques!
  • Create your own trendy, custom outfits in the Workshop Mini-games and sell them to earn more money!
  • Be the newest “It” thing in Stylesville with the latest trends!
  • Put on the hottest Fashion Shows and raise your fame to attract more customers, maybe even some celebrity Bratz!
  • Unlock exclusive content using QR-codes found on the Bratz Boutique™, Chic Mystique™ and Style Starz™ toylines!
Of course along with the game you gotta have the doll! Bratz Boutique Angel Cloe & Co. comes with a register, a scanner that really beeps, extra outfits & accessories.The packaging transforms into a boutique playset. Its tons of fun for every little girl.
  Do you love both items? Do you know someone who would love these for Christmas? 
 Well one (1) BoyzRuleOurWorld reader will win both!
-Nintendo 3DS Bratz Fashion Boutique game
-Bratz Boutique Angel Cloe & Co doll

Giveaway ends 11:59pm 12/15/12. US only 
One winner will be selected via Rafflecopter. Winner has 24 hours to respond via a valid email address. If no response, then another winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I attended an Activision event & given a gift bag. All opinions are 100% my own.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Kidtoons Presents: Barbie Princess & the Pop Star

As you know by now, we're big fans of the Kidtoon programs at the National Amusement theaters. They are affordable family friendly matinee films. I am sad to say that this month's feature Barbie Princess & the Pop Star will be their last. Over the last 9 years they have entertained families nationwide with Thomas the Tank, Curious George, Barbie, The Care Bears and much more. We are very upset to see them end but look forward to their new kid programs will launch in the future (end of 2013 or 2014). Until then, thank you Kidtoons for giving families the opportunities to take their children to the movies at an affordable price. We will miss you!

This month Kidtoons presents Barbie Princess & the Pop Star

In this sparkling musical adventure, Barbie™ stars as Tori™, the kind-hearted princess of Meribella who would rather sing and dance than perform her royal duties. When her favorite pop star Keira™ visits the kingdom, the girls discover they have much in common, including a magical secret that lets them look like one another. At first, swapping places seems like a great idea, until each girl realizes that the other’s life isn’t as easy as it seems! But Meribella also has a magical secret, and when it’s stolen, the whole kingdom is put in danger. Will true friendship save the day? Filled with fantastic songs, fabulous fashions, and fun new friends, it’s an exciting musical celebration that shows the best thing you can be is yourself.

As always, Kidtoons is offering BOGO that is good at any of our theaters nationwide. (Good for one per family.)

Thanks to Kidtoons we have a giveaway! One lucky reader will win
 1 11" Barbie The Princess and The Pop Star Tori Doll

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All reviews are 100% my own.