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I’ve been playing Super Mario since I was about 10 years old! It is something I shared with my parents and brothers as well as now with my girls! It is a true classic and I have logged many hours playing, learning and dominating the Super Mario World! Now with Mario Maker I can take all the time I spent mastering each level to create new, crazy and completely out of this world ideas that can not only be fun, interesting or challenging- BUT YOU GET TO DECIDE!! You dream it, you can create it!

mario maker start menuThe Mario experience of your dreams has arrived and is bursting with creativity…including yours! Play a near-limitless number of intensely creative Super Mario Bros. levels from players around the world. It’s so easy to create your own levels using the Wii U GamePad controller that it feels like you’re simply sketching out your ideas on paper. You can now bring enemies and objects into a playable course in ways you could only dream of before. What was impossible in traditional Mario games is now impossibly fun, so let your imagination run wild!

Mario Maker is the ultimate design your own game maker. This is a game for one during the design but allows you to have multiple players once you create your new boards. Choose to either play others already created boards or make your own to personalize your play time! This something I can see can become completely addicting as I spent almost 3 hours the first time I used it!

mario maker add itemsDraw It Sketch out your level on the Wii U GamePad controller just like you were using a pen and paper. Want to try out your course without stopping the fun? Switch seamlessly between Edit and Play on the fly without missing a beat (or a ground-pound).

Shake an item to make it something different! Objects and enemies can appear as other objects or enemies when you shake them as you are adding them to your game! Or for even more fun double up the enemies to make them bigger, badder and more interesting!

Drop It Drag and drop items from the palette—like enemies, obstacles, blocks, and more—to populate your course. Spend about 5 minutes creating a course, and more parts become available to use the next day. You can also transform parts using different actions.

The more you play the more objects and enemies open up to add to your courses. Each day create for just five minutes and the next day you will open new objects and enemies to add to your creations! Eventually you will get the opportunity to open a sound editor to add crazy and unique sounds to make your course one of a kind! Special effects is another option that can open up as well to allow for even more creativity!

mario maker added items and tubeSwitch it- Ready to really mix things up? Try switching between classic environments like ground, underground, ghost house, underwater, airship, or castle. These themes are great to mix up where you play and how your boards look! Go old school or make it look new, you get to make it your very own! At first it may seem a little daunting to create every aspect of the game, but it was quite fun and goes pretty quickly! Add to other courses or start from scratch, the options are endless! This is very simply to use and goes quite quickly the more you play!

Change the Game- Change entire game eras with the click of a tab by choosing one of these Super Mario favorites. Each style drastically changes gameplay with unique gameplay elements from the original games, like ground-pounds and wall jumps.

Share It– Once you have completed all your courses you can share world wide with other Mario lovers to try out your ideas and interesting way to make Mario jump, fly and collect!

Mario Maker allows you to play others creations as well with 100 Mario Challenge where you get 100 lives to play others creations by playing game after game with the chance to use all 100 lives to make it through. This is a great way to try out a lot of other creations without having to search or follow fellow creators. They simply randomly share games and you get to try amiibo mario maker wii uand beat them! This was probably one of my favorite plays! I got to check out other creators from all over the world with some games being extremely difficult and others being fun and silly with crazy special effects and amazing designs of blocks, enemies, bonus’ or coins! It is so fun to see what others come up with! And if this all sounds like a long day of play, choose the Mario 10 Challenge with only 10 lives to get through!

Don’t forget to bring your amiibo! While playing you can touch your amiibo to your WiiU console and it will allow your Mario player the ability to drop your into the game and turn into your amiibo character! And by using the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo you can get special options only available with Mario amiibo during play.

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Christmas Deals: Nintendo Savings of 40% or more

Still looking for some hot deals the latest Nintendo products? Check out these great deals this week:

  • All Nintendo eShop cards will be 20% off from 12/8-12/13 and 12/22-12/27
  • Buy 1, Get 50% off select Nintendo titles (3DS and Wii U)
  • Free $25 Best Buy gift card with purchase of the Wii U Deluxe set
  • Save $20 on any Nintendo 3DS XL handheld
  • $50 off Wii U with Nintendo Land Deluxe Set
  • Receive a $25 gift card with purchase of the Mario & Luigi Wii U Deluxe Set
  • Get a $40 gift card with purchase of Nintendo 3DS XL
  • Receive a $25 gift card with purchase of the Mario & Luigi Wii U Deluxe Set or The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle
  • Get a $25 gift card and free Stylus with purchase of Nintendo 3DS XL
  • Buy one, get one 40% off all software
  • $30 off plus $20 Shop You Way Rewards with purchase of Nintendo 3DS

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Holiday Travel- Bored No More with Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo 2DS

Planning a upcoming family vacation or plan to visit family this holiday season? Then you need to grab the latest hand held gaming system from Nintendo to add to your boredom bag for the kiddos!

The Nintendo 2DS will play all 2000 Nintendo 3DS games and is backwards compatible with Nintendo DS titles. This is not the typical DS model since there are no hinges and looks similar to a tablet. With 2 screens, circle pad for movement and motion control by a move of the hand held system. This system has all the sale traditional gaming buttons for easy transition from one Nintendo system to another.

It has great features like the 2 cameras with which you can grab photos or record video. The pictures from this 2DS is similar quality to any other hand held gaming system and also allows you to add images and decorations to your images! You can also record your voice on the new 2DS as well, which my youngest thought was super cool!

As a mom of 3 girls, I tend to be over protective when it comes to internet access. Just like the 3DS, this new 2DS has the same wi-fi option to allow your system to provide more games, apps and features! But with access to the internet, this opens your child up to harmful or inappropriate content. This system allows you to set limited access or no access at all to the internet with the parental control settings. You must then have a 4 digit code to access any content blocked based on your settings.

All though this system is geared toward the younger age group, this system is great for any age!


Looking to share your data with other friends and players? StreetPass is a great feature on the new 2DS that allows you wirelessly to exchange game data with other Nintendo 3DS family consoles as you pass other players on the street, without having to lift a finger. Simply move the Sleep Switch to the right while the power is on and carry your system with you wherever you go! This is great for those friends that already have 3DS and want to share their game data!


Nintendo 2DS is available in two great color combinations, BLACK + BLUE and WHITE + RED – choose the one that suits you best! Everything you need comes in the box, including a 4 GB SDHC Memory Card and Nintendo 3DS AC adapter that can be used with Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL.

At just a $129.99, the Nintendo 2DS is designed specifically for anyone looking for an entry point into the exciting world of Nintendo hand-held video games.

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Nintendo Details Another Huge List of Upcoming Games for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U for 2013

Nintendo Details Another Huge List of Upcoming Games for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– After decades of playing second fiddle to the No. 1 video game hero, Luigi is getting some love from Nintendo. Nintendo has named 2013 the “Year of Luigi,” thanks to the numerous appearances that Mario’s timid, green-clad twin brother will be making in games this year. In a Nintendo Direct video, Nintendo provided details about games on the way that feature Luigi, as well as information about more than two dozen upcoming games, including content for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS across packaged and digital formats.

“Luigi is just the green tip of the iceberg of all the great news we have to share with Nintendo fans this year and beyond,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO. “We’re showing how Nintendo 3DS and Wii U continue to be a source of fun, entertainment and great surprises.”

To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. Today’s announcements included:

The Year of Luigi

  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: The game that kicks off the Year of Luigi launches March 24 and will include additional multiplayer modes beyond the previously revealed Hunter Mode. Up to four players with their own Nintendo 3DS systems can team up via local wireless, pair up in Download Play or connect over the Internet to escape each floor within the time limit in Rush Mode and search for the hidden ghost dogs in Polterpup Mode (up to four game cards may be required).
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team: A new installment in the Mario & Luigi role-playing series is coming to Nintendo 3DS this summer. The game takes place inside the mind of a sleeping Luigi, who is a powerful, brave hero in his dreams.
  • New Super Luigi U: To continue the fun of New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U, Nintendo is letting Luigi take over in new downloadable content that is coming in the Year of Luigi that provides alternate versions of the game’s more than 80 stages. Players can freely change between the New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U stages. These Luigi-focused stages provide a whole new level of game-play challenge and will be available for purchase as a single download.
  • Fore!: Luigi and his Mushroom Kingdom neighbors are teeing up once again in Mario Golf: World Tour. The Nintendo 3DS game includes both simple controls and a deeper experience for golf fans, plus courses that range from traditional to those inspired by the Mushroom Kingdom. The game launches this summer.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D: The smash-hit Wii game is getting a portable 3D makeover that makes the already-amazing layered graphics pop. The game launches this summer, but an exclusive 3D video is available now in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.
  • Turning Over a New Leaf: Animal Crossing: New Leaf launches in North America on June 9. It is the definitive version of Animal Crossing, with new features and general improvements across the entire game, including new species of animal neighbors, new ways to customize your house and town, and a new main street shopping area and model home showcase.
  • Animal Style: Style Savvy: Trendsetters is getting the Gracie Grace line of clothes, inspired by the fashion-forward giraffe from the Animal Crossing series. Owners of Style Savvy: Trendsetters can download the trendy free clothes via SpotPass. Additional fashions are planned to arrive via SpotPass, including in-game fashions based on the popular Japanese brand Liz Lisa.
  • The Chase Begins: LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins launches April 21. The game is set two years prior to the action of the Wii U game, and follows the first case of rookie cop Chase McCain in a still-growing and -developing LEGO City.
  • Downloadable Games: Nintendo announced a number of new games coming to the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS, including Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (coming soon), Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (coming April 11), HarmoKnight from Game Freak (demo available March 14, full game on March 28) and Kersploosh! (coming March 7).
  • Spreading Like Fire Emblem: Two new downloadable maps are now available for purchase at the Outrealm Gate on the world map in Fire Emblem Awakening. For $2.50, the Champions of Yore 3 map lets players battle against legendary characters such as Marth, Roy and Ike. Players who have already purchased the Champions of Yore map pack can now access this new map to earn a new playable character named Michaiah and a special skill that will increase all of a character’s stats by two points. The Golden Gaffe map is the first in a second set of three maps, and is also now available for $2.50. It pits players against a group of very wealthy enemies, and is a great way to earn gold. Nintendo plans to release fresh downloadable content in the weeks and months ahead to keep the adventure going with more playable characters and class types. The Champions of Yore 1 map is available as a free download through March 6.
  • Virtual Console: Two classic Game Boy Color games from Natsume, Harvest Moon and Legend of the River King, are on their way to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in the coming months.
  • Buy and Register Nintendo 3DS XL, Get a Free Game: As a special promotion for people who have not yet purchased a Nintendo 3DS XL system, anyone who registers a Nintendo 3DS XL and either Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity between March 21 and April 30 will receive a code to download one of these five great games for free from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS: Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, Star Fox 64 3D or Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! For more information, visit http://club2.nintendo.com/3ds-xl-promo.
  • Nintendo eShop Sale: Nintendo 3DS owners can now buy and download select games from the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price for a limited time. These include BIT.TRIP SAGA from Aksys Games; Crashmo, Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword and Ketzal’s Corridors from Nintendo; Fractured Soul from Endgame Studios; and Mutant Mudds from Renegade Kid. One game will be available at the reduced price each week. Visit http://www.nintendo.com to see the full schedule.
  • Castlevania Demo: A demo of Konami’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate hits the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 28. The full digital game download launches on March 5.

Wii U

  • Zelda Miiverse Community: Nintendo is launching a Miiverse community dedicated to The Legend of Zelda series today, letting fans discuss the past, present and future of this timeless franchise.
  • LEGO® City Comes to Life: LEGO City® Undercover launches March 18. Nintendo revealed some new sections of the game, including LEGO City Airport, Kings Court and Paradise Sands.
  • City Mapping: The Wii Street U powered by Google application is now available as a free download for a limited time from the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. The application taps into the Google Maps service and allows users to get a 360-degree view of locations around the world using the Wii U GamePad.
  • Razor’s Update: A new, free update to Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge later this month includes one new costume each for Ryu Hayabusa, Ayane, Momiji and Kasumi, as well as 25 new Ninja Trials missions.
  • Third-Party Games:
    • BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien from Gaijin Games is coming to Wii U in February. It features narration by Charles Martinet, and a demo is planned for the Nintendo eShop soon.
    • This month, Zen Pinball 2 from Zen Studios introduces a number of pinball tables, including Marvel Pinball and Plants vs. Zombies Pinball. The game will be available as a free download in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U with additional tables available for purchase.
    • Soon Two Tribes will release Toki Tori 2, a puzzle/platforming game that will support off-TV game play on the Wii U GamePad. A level editor will be released at a later date.
    • Need for Speed Most Wanted U from EA is arriving on Wii U on March 19 as the first third-party title to incorporate Miiverse functionality into the game play. Exclusive features include a new Co-Driver mode for local co-op play, Off-TV mode to play on the Wii U GamePad and the Ultimate Speed Pack included at no additional charge. The Ultimate Speed Pack includes 25 additional High Speed Races and Speed Runs, five of the world’s fastest production cars and more than 70 new speed-themed milestones, plus stacks of additional rewards and unlocks.
    • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct from Activision is coming to Wii U on March 26 with a unique style of game play that blends first-person action with resource management for a focus on surviving the undead nightmare.
    • Injustice: Gods Among Us from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment launches on April 16. The game includes Off-TV play and lets players battle as some of their favorite heroes and villains, like Batman, The Flash, Superman, The Joker, Lex Luthor and Wonder Woman.

Coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

  • Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate launches for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on March 19. A Wii U player can connect with up to three Nintendo 3DS players to create a hunting party. People can play the game on Wii U and then transfer their data to the Nintendo 3DS to continue the hunt. A demo will be available in the Nintendo eShop on both platforms on Feb. 21.
  • Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive is coming to Wii U and Wii this summer. For the first time, players will use real-world interactive figures to activate original, story-driven adventures in the game worlds, also known as “Play Sets.” At any time, players can also access their personal “Toy Box” and use the items to create one-of-a-kind Disney adventures featuring any combination of characters, environments and items across all franchises featured in the game. Disney Infinity will also be available on Nintendo 3DS.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu and http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 651 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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Think Outside Chocolates & Flowers for Valentine’s Day- 3DS XL Anyone?

Have you bought your honey their Valentine’s Day gift yet? No, well good- you still got time! You still have time to grab them a gift that is literally thinking outside the box! Yes as a women we all love chocolates and flowers, but after a week they are gone or dying! So this year, why don’t you get something that is not the norm, but something that is guaranteed to be used and loved for a long time!

This year, how about a gift that’s unpredictable, stylish and lasts a lot longer than a bouquet or a heart-shaped box of chocolates with the red Nintendo 3DS XL and the new game, Brain Age: Concentration Training! With 3DS XL enjoy the freedom to play anytime and anywhere, surf the Web and watch favorite movies and TV shows via Netflix. Capture video and photos with the built in camera and play some of the hottest games and others you simply can’t get anywhere else.

Although most people think that gaming systems are for the kiddos, my hubby and I love being able to play a few games our selves! Not to mention the ability to watch movies, search recipes and take as many pictures as we want where ever we are!

It’s the romantics who look to breathe new life into their relationships through spontaneity and surprise and what better way to say “I love you” than with something they’ll use every day and by giving them the gift of focus? So what are you getting your loved ones this year that is not a normal Valentine’s Day gift?

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Nintendo Partners With USTA In Smashzone Mobile Tour



Nintendo Debuts Mario Tennis Open at the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard

 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 16, 2012 – The USTA announced today that Nintendo has signed on as an Official Sponsor of the SmashZone Mobile Tour, the interactive tennis fan attraction which introduces children to tennis in a fun and engaging way. As part of the agreement, Nintendo, the worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, will incorporate video game kiosks into the SmashZone experience throughout the duration of the tour. The partnership will launch at the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard, Calif., on May 19 – 20.

This year’s SmashZone Mobile Tour will serve as a launching pad for Mario Tennis Open for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. Mario Tennis Open, a fun, portable tennis game that can be played in 3D without the need for special glasses, is scheduled for release everywhere on May 20, and this partnership provides an opportunity for an integrated fan experience where audiences can demo the new game.

SmashZone Mobile includes a 53-foot trailer, which anchors four kid-sized tennis courts for youth play. Courts feature games such as Xerox Rally Courts, Esurance Sweet Spot and Target Challenge. The trailer itself, which is handicap accessible, features interactive activities for visitors, including a TENNIS Magazine Green Screen Cover Shoot and touch screen kiosks. The Nintendo video game kiosks will be located in the game room of the trailer. Additionally, Nintendo brand ambassadors will be on site to provide hands-on demonstrations of Mario Tennis Open on the youth tennis courts.

 “Video games can serve as a gateway to help get kids interested in real-life sports and activities,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Mario Tennis Open features all their favorite Nintendo characters, and fast-paced tennis action that people will have fun experiencing.”

In addition, Nintendo will be an Official Sponsor of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess, which will be held on August 25 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The sponsorship will enhance fans’ on-site experience by having in-person visits from Mario and Luigi from Mario Tennis Open and product demonstrations on the grounds during the free activity portion of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day.

“We are thrilled to welcome industry leader and innovator Nintendo as an official partner,” said Kurt Kamperman, USTA Chief Executive, Community Tennis. “Their collaboration and support of the SmashZone Mobile Tour provides a tremendous opportunity to engage thousands of parents and children throughout the country.”

For more information about the SmashZone Mobile Tour and to find out if it is coming to a city near you, check out www.10andundertennis.com.

For more information about Mario Tennis Open for the Nintendo 3DS, please visit http://mariotennisopen.nintendo.com.

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Get Fit in 2012 with a New Pedometer- Striv

New Year’s is right around the corner and about 75% of us will have the aged old New Year’s Resolution to get fit or loose a few pounds! There are thousands of devices and gadgets out there to help us get fit and stay on track with our weight lose goals but it always seems to be something that gets thrown in a draw or closet after the first month and never touched again! But I think I found something that I will keep using since it is already something that I use on a daily basis anyways!

Striiv pedometer is this great new device that not only keeps track of your steps each day but allows you to play games while you walk! Striiv is only about the size of your credit card and comes with preloaded walking games to motivate you and keep you wanting more while you walk! We all get addicted to those Facebook games, thinking if I can just get a little higher score, this device keeps you going the same way but while helping you keep moving!

Check out this video to see this new Striiv device in action!

Striiv offers a playful approach to fitness. Comprised of social game and technology industry veterans, the team behind Striiv brings a wealth of business and development experience to defining this new product category at the forefront of gaming and personal health.  Whether it’s a real workout or simple daily interactions like walking to lunch, taking the stairs, or shopping – with Striiv any activity is earned, tracked and transformed into an opportunity to get fit, give back, and have fun.

Small, convenient and designed to easily move between a key chain, belt clip, or pocket, Striiv is always with you and always on.  Striiv features a high-resolution color touch screen to track your progress.  Key features include:

·         Walkathon in Your Pocket:  With Striiv every step counts toward a donation to charity.  At launch, Striiv is partnering with GlobalGiving to donate clean water to children in South America or a polio vaccine to a child in India. New charitable partners will be added over time.

·         Activity-Based Games: Unlike traditional time-based social games, Striiv games are completely powered by physical activity. In the first game, MyLand, the more you move, the more your enchanted island fills with exotic wildlife and plants. More games will be added.

·         Daily Challenges and Trophies: Earn rewards and bonuses for walking to lunch or taking the stairs. Unlock daily challenges based on real-world distances, from climbing the Eiffel Tower to crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

·         TruMotion Technology: Striiv’s proprietary TruMotion technology is always on and can sense if you are walking, running, and even climbing stairs or hiking.

Striiv is designed to be used directly out of the box, no set up required. Tutorials are built into the device. Additionally, Striiv can be connected to an online portal via a computer USB port to upgrade new applications, charities, and games, or post updates to Facebook.

Striiv are available for $99- you can now purchase at Striiv or Amazon!

About the Company:
Based in Redwood City, Striiv is comprised of team of world-class game designers, artists, and cutting-edge technologists. Founded in 2010, the company is focused on integrating seamless gaming mechanics across everyday life activities and experiences, especially those that need an infusion of fun to motivate and inspire, like exercise. Their first product, Striiv, launches in October 2011 and aims to start a movement around movement by taking active gaming outside the living room to motivate fitness.  For more information, visit www.striiv.com. Find Striiv on Facebook (www.striiv.com/facebook) or follow on Twitter @Striiv.

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Fun Game Night with Wipeout for Wii!

I have to say out of all the movie rental places there are, we use Redbox weekly to rent movies and love it! Recently Redbox has started offering games to rent as well and just like the movies, we love renting the games as well!

Last week I received Wipeout the game for Wii to try out, along with a few game codes to rent games from our local Redbox. First I have to say using Redbox is very easy and with little ones, making anything we do quick and painless is my kind of event! I love that it is as easy as stopping by your local Redbox and grabbing your movie or game. No running into stores, standing in line or waiting for someone to check you out.

I do recommend that you reserve your movie or game online to make sure you get what you want! We did run into a problem with the first Redbox we stopped at, it was out of one of the games we wanted to rent. Luckily there are several Redbox in our area so we were able to head to another location and find the game our girls wanted!

Renting from Redbox is as easy as stopping by your local Redbox, hit the button that says rent, browse through movies or games and click add to cart. Hit pay and follow the instructions how to pay and then get your movie or game!  Locate your local Rexbox here!





We invited a few of the girls friends over and had a pj Wii party! We played WipeOut and rented Just Dance 3! These games are so much fun and kept us busy for several hours! The girls love Wipeout– jumping over barrels, bouncing off huge rubber balls, getting hit with fake boxing gloves and racing to beat their friends to the end. My new favorite game is Just Dance 3, it keeps you moving the whole game and with the great song selection, you will stay entertained the whole game!

Redbox is hosting a 12 Days of Deals & Prizes to give you a chance to win daily prizes! Check out the details below to see how you can enter to win!

  • The Redbox 12 Days of Deals & Prizes offers daily prizes from now thru December 24.
  • Text FUN to 727272 for instant savings of 25 cents – $1 off of your movie and game rentals, as well as a chance to be entered to win a daily prize from Redbox.
  • Each day, a random drawing will select a winner with top prizes from Sony, Wii, Barnes & Noble, Activision and more.

Check our Redbox 12 Days of Deals & Prizes for full details!

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Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS Bundle $169.99 each

On Sunday, Dec. 4, Nintendo launched new bundles featuring a pink Nintendo 3DS portable system and either the nintendogs + cats: French Bulldog and New Friends or nintendogs + cats: Toy Poodle and New Friends software. My hubby has recently started talking about getting the kiddo another dog,  I think this may be the best option!

The limited-edition bundles will be available at a suggested retail price of $169.99 in the U.S. – the same price as the standard Nintendo 3DS system.

These new bundles join the already-extensive list of impressive limited-edition bundles that are now available. Each one is sure to find a recipient on everyone’s shopping list:

·         A The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword bundle containing the just-launched game for the Wii system, a gold-colored Wii Remote Plus controller and a CD with music from the series at a suggested retail price of $69.99 in the U.S.

·         A Flame Red Nintendo 3DS system bundled with the just-launched Super Mario 3D Land game at a suggested retail price of $199.99 in the U.S.

·         A Special Edition Nintendo 3DS system with the Hyrule emblem and gold-colored embellishments bundled with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D game at a suggested retail price of $199.99 in the U.S.

·         A Metallic Rose or Midnight Blue Nintendo DSi XL system bundled with the Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! game at a suggested retail price of $169.99 in the U.S.

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HOT!! Just Dance 3 for Just $25.99!!

All 3 of our girls have this on their Christmas list this year- we live our Wii! I hadn’t planned on buying it, but seeing it for just $25.99, the cheapest I have seen it anywhere, I may break down and throw in another gift from Santa!!

Gold Box Daily Deal – Just Dance 3 for Wii or Xbox 360
List Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $25.99

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