We are a gaming family. I mean, we have basically every gaming console ever made (yes I have the original NES still – although it is in the attic and not set up – but that is another story). When we first heard about Scribblenauts Showdown, we knew it was likely be an instant hit with our family. We love battling it out with each other and are constantly playing games like Mario Kart, 1, 2, Switch, and Bomberman. All four of us have some competitiveness about us, so this game was right up our alley! Luckily for us, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gave us a copy to check it out the day it came out – and we fell in love right away!
I don’t want to say we went out and bought an XBOX One X solely so that we could play Cuphead, but I will say that it was a huge part of the reason why. My husband and I had been waiting for this game since it was announced. The fact that it is totally hand painted is super fun and old school – and we just love it! Was this game well worth the cost on an XBOX One X? I say yes!
The next game in my must have video games series is Call of Duty: World War II. This game is the latest game in a long franchise of Call of Duty games. If you haven’t picked it up yet, here is why you should!
Seeing as we are a family of four, we love that there is four player couch co-op in Rayman Legends for the Nintendo Switch! This is one of the few games we can all play together without taking turns. Our girls are young, but boy do they love it. We have had some real fun with the 100+ maps that are in this game. That means hours and hours of fun.
One game that I have been looking forward to since it was announced is Super Mario Odyssey. Knowing that it was coming out was one of the deciding factors on us getting the Nintendo Switch when we did. From the early trailers for this game, we could tell it would be fun for the whole family and an instant hit – and we were right! The game play and use of controllers is phenomenal – not to mention the story line. This game quickly became one of our favorites and I highly recommend it for any Nintendo fan!
I have been a fan of South Park for years and years. I was a young teenager when I started watching it and it is kind of something I grew up watching. I remember when the movie came out and my friends and I went to see it in theaters – ten times! I don’t watch it religiously anymore, but I will watch an episode here and there. I enjoyed the first UbiSoft South Park game, The Stick of Truth, so I was really excited to receive a copy of The Fractured But Whole.
It is no secret that the Smith family is a family of gamers. Yes, we are a busy bunch with lots of extracurricular activities like basketball and volunteering – but we always make time for gaming. Something you may not know about my daughters is that this is their third and fourth year of dance classes. It is something they look forward to every year. So when they can combine their passion for dance, and their love of video games, they are two happy girls. That is where Just Dance 2018 comes in.
Tax season is here – and I for one am ready to spend my refund! While I would love to add more points on my Disney Vacation Club membership, that just isn’t the smartest thing right now (I mean, I just bought a year ago). So let’s move past my Disney obsession to my other obsession – gaming! Get the biggest bang for Uncle Sam’s buck at GameStop. They are kicking off Tax Season with unbeatable PRO DAY offers – and the deals keep coming during two-week refund sale event!
As you know, I am a big gamer. But I don’t limit myself to video games. I love playing board games as well. Especially with my family and friends. I am an uber geek, and there are so many board games that are themed for my favorite geek shows and games! Here are 10 of my favorites that I think EVERY geek should play – at least once!
With the latest film, The Last Jedi, hitting theaters, Star Wars is on everyone’s minds. We ALL have at least one mega Star Wars fan on our shopping list this year, and if you are like me, you might be one of them. There are so many Star Wars items out there, that it can be difficult to weed out the must haves for huge fans. Don’t worry though, GameStop has you covered. With a huge selection of toys, games and even kitchen gear, you can make your Star Wars fan a VERY happy Jedi this Christmas!