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(Video) Stitch y Tinker Bell on Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition y En Español

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Disclosure: Disney Infinity was one of the sponsors of Blogger Bash. Big news from Disney. Last night at Blogger Bash in NYC I got a chance to see the new figures of Disney and wanted to share. Fans asked for more Disney…and we heard you! Disney Interactive announced that Stitch and Tinker Bell will join Merida, Maleficent and all of the characters from Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes in Toy Box 2.0 this fall. As two of the most requested characters by the Disney Infinity fan community, Stitch and Tinker Bell will deliver their unique brand of magical, mischievous fun to Toy Box 2.0. Players will be able to create all-new adventures featuring the entire collection of characters from across the Disney Infinity universe, along with hundreds of Disney and Marvel-themed items, locations, props and vehicles. Key highlights include: • Stitch: The lovable “experiment 626" from the popular “Lilo & Stitch” films comes to the Disney Infinity Toy Box … [Read more...]

(Video) Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment Fall 2013 Preview

WB Interactive Entertainment Fall Preview

Disclosure: I attended this Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment sponsored event but as always my post is my unbiased opinions. I just saw my first commercial for Christmas!...for Christmas! the holiday season seems like it is getting longer and longer.  Not that I blame anyone.  With the economy as well as the craziness that occurs as the holiday season approaches (ie. Black Friday etc.) It behooves parents to think well ahead or face the massive hordes as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder.  Yet, with all the bitter there is certainly a sweet side.  There are some amazing games and systems coming out in the next few months that has me super excited. This past week, I got my first taste of the latest selection of fall video game releases for kids from Warner Brother Interactive Entertainment (WBIE).  Here is some of what I saw: ·         LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Available Fall 2013 This was the game that everyone instantly fell in love with at the … [Read more...]

(Video) XBOX 360 Kinect Sesame Street TV & Nat Geo TV Event

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On Tuesday, a “Sunny Day” in New York City, Rock, X and I headed to the Sesame Workshop to check out the new seasons of Kinect Sesame Street TV and Nat Geo TV. We have a lot of gaming systems in the Dancing Hotdogs household but the XBOX 360 with Kinect is by far my favorite. I love how there is no need for a controller and with the Kinect sensor you are always part of the gaming action whether you are dancing or interacting with your favorite characters. Rock and X LOVE the first seasons of Sesame Street TV & Nat Geo TV games where we got to play with Elmo and track mammals with National Geographic’s’ Casey Anderson. So we were excited to see what new interactive fun the second seasons would have and we were not disappointed. Check out the video of us playing at the event. Second Season of Kinect Sesame Street TV Children will help Sesame Street characters with tasks, play in their world and learn together. Using content from actual episodes,“ Kinect … [Read more...]

For Dads: Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Kinect Review

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It has almost become cliché to say that serious games on the Kinect are far and few between.  It becomes even rarer to see a fighting game on any motion based game system be more than a boring exercise of flaying around and frustration.  While Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth isn’t perfect, it has been the most enjoyable and exciting game to recently come out on the Kinect. Developed by Ubisoft Quebec, Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth provides a game that both families and hardcore gamers can at least enjoy together.  Based on the comic book story line of the Secret Invasion, where a group of aliens basically play “body snatchers” with marvel’s stable of superheroes.  No one knows who the real heroes are and who are fakes, resulting in epic battle between many of the legendary heroes. The game has 8 game modes: Campaign- This consist of over 40 battles with cinematics retelling the Secret Invasion story. Arcade- players must defeat all the other characters in order to … [Read more...]

(Video) XBOX 360 Kinect Dance Central 3 Review

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One of the most popular games in the history of the Kinect is back! Dance Central series has always held a special spot in the Dancing hotdogs household especially on holidays.  It has become a Christmas tradition for the entire family (Divina hosts over 10 people every year) to play Dance Central on Christmas morning.  My mom especially, is super enthusiastic about playing the game, as she like to show off all the moves she has learned to the endless embarrassment of my sister and I. While the game play is the same as it has always been for the series, the best new addition is the different challenges and modes that create a real air of competition amongst the players. Check out our Dance Central 3 movies. Some of these great modes include: Throwdown Mode:  where two teams up to four people in each square off in a series of performances/dance battles and mini games. Keep the Beat: Which asks players to freestyle dance to the beat of the song.  Player who stay on … [Read more...]

(Video) Kinect Sesame Street Review

XBOX 360 Kinect Sesame Street

  It seems like most video games even though they are for “kids” it seem the parents end up playing the game more than the children.  This is especially apparent when playing video games for small children.  Some of has to do with the fact that little kids sometimes want to watch what is happening on the screen without having to worry about playing the game.  Throw in the fact that the Kinect requires you to be so physical when playing game, and you can imagine how difficult it could be for kids just learning coordination to really enjoy the story. Kinect Sesame Street really solves this issue.  Rather than being a video game in the traditional sense, Kinect Sesame Street brings your child into the actual show. Kinect Sesame Street was built especially for young children focusing on:          Promoting literacy and math          Modeling scientific inquiry skills          Fostering social and emotional development Can you imagine how it would feel being able to … [Read more...]

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Video Game Review

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By Eddy Parents pull out those wallets.  If you have an Xbox 360 Kinect and little children you no doubt have a similar issue that I encounter often.  There aren’t very many games that are worth playing with your children on the Kinect.  Don’t get me wrong, good games for the Kinect do exist, it is just that they are far and few between.  The ultimate result is that the Xbox ends up being an expensive dust collector.  This is especially true with games targeted to children Rock’s age (3 years), whose short attention span and lack of coordination make it difficult for games on the system to be fun over a long period of time. Thankfully, games like Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster are being released.  Check out the video. The Once Upon a Monster has a couple of things going for it: First, it puts you and your child in the place of some of the more famous characters in Sesame Street, such as Elmo and Cookie Monster.  Second, the actions and movement are specifically … [Read more...]

PowerUp Heroes Video Game Review

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By Eddy Exclusively for the Xbox Kinect, PowerUp Heroes takes the first step in giving players the feeling that they are a super hero.  Yet the elation of super powers is fleeting as the game runs into a number of barriers that make it a tougher sell for adults, more specifically, an extremely short single player campaign, repetitive game play and a lack of complexity.  Even with me saying that, I still found myself satisfyingly addicted to the game...because what guy in their right mind wouldn't want to be a superhero! PowerUp Heroes puts you in a series of battle against other super beings, all powered by a unique suit.  The game has the standard kicking and punch combat, but in order to spice things up players are able to perform a series of movements inorder to execute a special power move unique to the suit you are wearing.  Each suit is earned by defeating an opponent (FYI this is all in the single player mode).  There are 20 suits in total, each with 3 special powers.  … [Read more...]

NY Comic Con Thursday Rundown

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By Eddy Just got back from NY Comic Con (NYCC) and boy are my legs killing me.  It is not a fun walk from Grand Central to the Javitz Center, everything looks so close from google maps on my iphone.  Though I can’t help but feel worse for some of the other people walking with me still in total costume.  In New York City you see all types of crazy stuff, but for some reason it doesn’t prepare you for seeing grown men dressed as their favorite anime character (maybe my skin isn’t thick enough yet). Even on a “preview” day, the Jacob Javitz center was buzzing with activity. The day was supposedly open for press, exhibitors and VIP’s but I definitely saw 4 day ticket owners there as well. Though they added to the chaos, I was able to get a couple of glimpses of the costumes that make going to NYCC a fun event.  Yet, even as I write this I know that the crowds on Thursday will be nothing like that on Friday and Saturday, it doesn’t even compare.  A little tip for those of you who … [Read more...]

What I want for Christmas…or more specifically, right now

...Rocksmith by Ubisoft. It combines two things I love (guitar and video games) and brings them together like my favorite ice cream Ben and Jerry's Half Baked. Yes I know that there have been other guitar + video games (Rock Band and Guitar Hero come to mind as well as all the other imitators). Yet Rocksmith give me the small glimmer of hope that it is more than a game, but actually something that might be able to teach me a little about playing the guitar. Whenever I played Guitar Hero I got nothing out of it. With Rocksmith I at least will get to learn new chords, work on my rhythm and timing as well as learn how to play a couple of songs I have been really meaning to learn. Also, the game adjusts itself to your expertise on its own.  Take a look at the video below: So Santa (Divina! or Ubisoft...wink!) could you pretty please leave this under my tree, or in my mailbox this fall when it comes out. I promise to be a good boy! Yours Truly, Eddy   … [Read more...]