Hands down one of my favorite parts of going to a comic convention is checking out all of the cosplay. I love looking at all the details and recognizing the time that people put in to their outfits. Cosplay has always intrigued me and if I was more talented and crafty, I would cosplay pretty much everywhere I go. Instead I stick to bounding and wearing themed dresses. Niagara Falls Comic Con this year was filled with great cosplay. Everywhere I looked, there was another great outfit to check out.
If you know anything about me, you know I am a huge gamer – along with the rest of my family. Yes, even my daughters are little gamers. It is near impossible to drag them away from Animal Jam, Minecraft, and Super Mario Maker. Because we play so many games so often, we are GameStop PowerUp Elite members. This saves us a ton of money, not only when buying used games, but also when purchasing accessories and collectibles. GameStop even has special Pro Day sales which give us members an even better deal, and one of those is coming up this weekend! This one day sale is happening on Saturday May 19th, and you don’t want to miss it!
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!
It’s Nintendo Switch’s birthday! To celebrate, GameStop is introducing the #NintendoSwitchChallenge – a fun (and a little wacky) way to play Mario Kart! We are totally a Switch family (in case you haven’t figured that out), so we had to try it out ourselves – check out our video below. It was such a blast to do, but please don’t laugh at me. Please. OK, fine. Go ahead and laugh (fun fact, I laughed at myself too).
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!
If you are a fan of my website or social media accounts, than you know I have two little girls. Well, I shouldn’t say little anymore since they are now 5 and 6 years old. These girls love to play games. In fact, several times a week we sit down as a family for a game night. We always try to rotate the games that we play so that we don’t get bored, and the latest addition is Educational Insight’s SculptaPalooza. Believe me when I say that we have been laughing up a storm with this game!
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!
Did you know that February is anime month? My family is big into anime, from Pokemon to Attack on Titan, we love it all! Cowboy Beebop is one of the first television shows I ever binged. That show helped my love for anime grow – and my husband and I passed that love on to our daughters. They might only be 5 and 6, but they enjoy shows like Yo Kai Watch and Pokemon more than most other shows they watch. Not to mention, they collect all of the toys and games.
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.