Daddy’s Corner- RocketBirds for the Playstation 3 – JUST Released!

Welcome to another addition of Daddy’s Corner- where Daddy gets his turn.  

OK everyone with a PlayStation 3 listen up.
You all know there are some killer games for the PS3.  You also know it is a killer system.  Able to do so much in such a small box its amazing.  Well there is one portion which is quite often overlooked, the PlayStation Network.  They are currently running a promotion, called Only on PSN.  One of these shining gems is Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken.  I had the honor of giving this game a test run and I have to say this game is very well put together.  

You play the part of Hardboiled Chicken who is fighting against the totalitarian penguin leader, Putzki.  I know, great names lol.
The game play is varied between side scrolling gun totting chicken shooting his enemies and melting into shadows to rocket pack fueled dog fights.  One of the first characteristics I noticed playing was the soundtrack.  It was quite dynamic and alive.  Almost as if you are playing a music video which perfectly fits the music but also playing a game where the music perfectly compliments the game, without actually playing a rhythm based mini game, thankfully.  

Take a look at this video by New World and Rocketbirds, which will give you a small taste of the music.
The art direction is cartoony, BUT it is violent so you will want to be aware of that.  Rocketbird also has couch co-op (2 people playing together on one screen)  I love this feature and I love how this mode is coming back to video games.  There is nothing like sitting next to a friend, kicking butt and taking names while actually talking to one another.  Rocketbirds has Stereoscopic 3d as well.   This means, if you want to, there is 3D with the silly glasses, not the expensive TV and shutter glasses.  These are the same glasses that you wear while watching movies in the theatre.  Rocketbirds retails for $11.99 and $9.59 for PlayStation Plus members. 

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New Shineys from @ThinkGeek !

Lookie here- ThinkGeek has new stuff!!  Check it- out its a Replica Phaser from the J J Abrams Star Trek movie.  According to the hubby, its got a good weight to it.  According to me and my little, it looks like a nifty laser and is perfect for pointing around the room and making laser noises.  The husband agrees with this comment as well.  But, my dad has laid claim to it- Little gave it up to grampie willingly.  He is a big, big fan of Star Trek.  Now onto more great stuff.

This one is a personal favorite of mine.  Don’t you always have this major, huge-huge problem, where you think “I can’t snuggle this breakfast meat, it’s far too greasy, and not nearly large enough not to lose in tossing and turning whilst in bed!”  In comes ThinkGeek again with My First Bacon.  Cute enough to replace that old teddy bear, yet edgy enough to make even the coldest adult chuckle.  JUST KIDDING- do not attempt to remove child’s teddy bear!  LOL
“Baconie” as he is called in our house (yes, named by Little)  is 19 inches tall and 7 inches wide, a bit bigger then the size of a bread box, just big enough to hug.  However- upon hugging Baconie you get a surprise!  He gives lets you know, “I’m  Bacon”.  In a very pleasant voice.  This is meant to help children be proud of who they are, lol- can you tell it is super educational?  LOL, ok, but it’s HILARIOUS!
“Squeeze him and he says, “I’m Bacon!”. No matter what the situation, he says, “I’m Bacon!” This reminds children that no matter what happens in life, they should be true to themselves and always be proud of who they are. Which of course, means bacon lovers. What child on this planet wouldn’t want to befriend a piece of mostly meat held together with fat and love? And don’t just think about the kids, adults enjoy My First Bacon just as much as the kids do. Sometimes a little too much.”

Bacon that travels well!  LOL

You can also see Bacon in the Lancaster posts, right here on Have Sippy Will Travel!
He is a well-traveled breakfast meat……

Next up is the Geeky Twin Bed sheet set these are really awesome.  They have a cartoon-y fun feel even though the pattern involves aliens, zombies, mad scientists as well as ninjas, robots, and even bacon!  Little Man loves the sheets and has been ‘beggin for them to be put on his bed.  He really likes the fact that Baconie is features on the sheets and there are ninjas on his pillow.  What I like a lot about the sheet set is as first glance it looks like a regular plain pattern, but upon closer inspection once again ThinkGeek gets everyone smiling.

PS As of right now ThinkGeek is having a MASSIVE sale, everything is on sale and the discount is significant.The Geeky Bed Sheets have been marked down by 67% to the price of $9.99, pretty spiffy is you ask me.
You can Follow ThinkGeek on Facebook and Twitter, to stay in touch. 
Enjoy all, and happy shopping!    🙂

DISCLOSURE: I received the above products  for review . I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Fun Game for your kids!

Casey and Bella,  my son’s favorite dynamic duo of puppies, have an adorable game for your kiddos- Surfing with Casey!
You can help Casey get through 5 levels.  Little had a fun- he needed a bit of help, but he’s only 3. 
Check it out (maybe while you are entering the contest on the site!  LOL)
You can find the game HERE

Of course, you can also Follow Casey and Bella on Twitter and on Facebook as well- don’t miss out! 

Daddy’s Corner

Hey, it’s me! I’m back again and ready to tell you about a game I recently checked out. (Just to explain to new readers, this is Samantha’s husband, doing some reviews for the guys out there, or for things your husbands or older kids may like.)
Today I will be reviewing Darksiders for the Playstation 3.

The cover of Darksiders has a rather menacing individual riding a huge horse and looking quite frightening, Not a game to play with the kids this time. Sorry.

Upon first playing this game it is quite evident the creators have ‘borrowed’ concepts from other games. It has game play much like “God of War”, puzzles and dungeons of the “Zelda” flavor, even some new concepts- Portal gauntlets, “Bionic Commando”, grappling arm of “Bionic Commando”. It can be argued that all games are based on other games’ concepts so we will forgive this borrowing. Why you ask? Well, because the developers took all these great concepts put them in a blender with some kicking art direction by Joe Madureira. What came out was a wonderful game that was a pleasure to play. It keeps game play fresh and exciting while not confusing the player.

The action is memorable, as is the lead character, [Read more…]

Daddy’s Corner- PlayStation Move!

Hey and welcome to Daddy’s Corner!
Today I am going to review the Playstation move. I recently received a party pack from house party. Thank you very much. In this pack there were 2 move controllers a Playstation eye and 2 games eyepet and start the party. I love most my Playstation 3 and have to say it has impressed me at every turn. So I was hoping for something incredible with move. When I received the package int he mail the kids went nuts, I have been talking about the Eyepet for a while showing them videos and advertisements. They had been talking about it almost non stop to kids and school and anyone else in the general area. Upon opening the controllers I found they fit my hand quite well. In shape it is similar to a newly designed water bottle with an ice cream scoop on the top. In weight it had some density to it but not much more then a tv remote, not heavy at all but fells well built. Set up was easy and pretty self explanatory, set up the camera on top/underneath the tv, we chose underneath. Then pair the controllers with your console (plug a usb cable into the controller then into the front of the console. Easy breezy. The main reason I am so excited for the move is the eyepet so i popped that in first while the kids weren’t around so I could find out how cool this little guy really is. The game is an interactive digital pet who you can play with, feed, bath teach tricks and nurture. In my house he is called a monkey but he looks like a cross between a monkey, a dog and a gnome. You can use the controller to act as various items for use with your eyepet including a treat dispenser, a shower head, and hope for him to jump through and a trampoline. The little guy also responds to your hand gestures. IF you wave your hand above where his head is he will jump up trying [Read more…]

HALO

Got kids? Maybe, like me, your hubby into gaming?
Just saw this

The game will ship 9-14-2010
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