Day: November 14, 2017

Top 5 Hottest New Games For The Holidays From Ubisoft

 

Looking for the hottest new games for all the gamers on your shopping list this holiday season?  I’ve partnered up with Ubisoft to bring your my top 5 favorite picks that I think are going to be smash hits this year.  If you’re got a gamer or two on your list, check out these five games that I’m absolutely head over heels for:

 

#1 South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Every hero has a beginning.  Are you an alien, a high-tech wonder, or a genetically altered mutant?  Create your own one-of-a-kind costume, craft your origin story, and build out your unique superpowers to become the hero this city needs.

EXPLORE SOUTH PARK AT NIGHT – Not only has South Park grown with new places to explore and new characters to discover, but when the sun sets, havoc and chaos reign as the seedy underbelly of South Park comes alive. At night, a whole new world opens up where your alter ego can harness its powers to do whatever it takes to save the town.

COON AND FRIENDS, ASSEMBLE! – Recruit up to 12 members of Coon and Friends to your cause, including Mysterion, The Human Kite, and the infamous Coon himself.  Combine your special powers with the heroes from Coon and Friends to eliminate anyone that gets in your way and defeat the dark power that has spread its evil tentacles over South Park.

AN OUTRAGEOUS RPG ADVENTURE – An all-new dynamic combat system offers new opportunities to manipulate time and space on the battlefield, and a revamped looting and crafting system gives you the freedom to develop and refine your powers as you progress through the game. Find loot hidden throughout the land and follow recipes to craft your own outrageous equipment to aid you in battle.

AUTHENTIC SOUTH PARK – Created, written, voiced, and directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is authentic, interactive South Park at its finest – hilarious, outrageous, and a whole lot of fun. Everything is bigger, longer, and goes deeper than before.  Come on down to South Park and have yourself a time.

 

#2 Assassin’s Creed Origins

In the newest addition to the ever-popular Assassin’s Creed games, you’ll be able to experience the mysteries of ancient Egypt.  Uncover lost tombs, explore the pyramids, and discover the secrets of mummies, the gods, and the last pharaohs.

A COUNTRY TO DISCOVER – Sail down the Nile, uncover the mysteries of the pyramids or fight your way against dangerous ancient factions and wild beasts as you explore this gigantic and unpredictable land.

EMBRACE ACTION-RPG – Experience a completely new way to fight.  Loot and use dozens of weapons with different characteristics and rarities.  Explore deep progression mechanics and challenge your skills against unique and powerful bosses.

A NEW STORY EVERY TIME YOU PLAY – Engage into multiple quests and gripping stories as you cross paths with strong and memorable characters, from the wealthiest high-born to the most desperate outcasts.

Powerful forces are shifting the sands of Egypt’s destiny.  Discover the players that will decide the fate of an empire, and travel back to the origins of the Creed.

 

#3 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land.  To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes!  Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.

Developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the best of the Mario and Rabbids franchises, combining all that you love about Mario’s iconic universe with the side-splitting antics of the Rabbids.

Mario & Rabbids universes collide in this new adventure that combines the best of these two worlds!  Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi join forces with four Rabbids heroes with their own unique personalities.  Easy to play, difficult to master. Solo and co-op turn-based combat is a fresh gameplay experience.  Battle with an arsenal of weapons through four new worlds filled with enemies, puzzles, and humorous fun!

Pick up and play anywhere exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system, even on the go.

 

#4 Rayman Legends

Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump, and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.

Join the team with up to 4 players in local co-op!  Compete with your friends in tournaments with the Kung Foot experience (local wireless multiplayer).  Run, jump & smack your way through 100+ maps.  Jump to the rhythm and rock the party to beat the crazy musical levels.

 

#5 Just Dance 2018

Whether you’re a party starter, a dancer in the making, or a seasoned pro, get ready to turn up the volume and unleash your inner dancer with Just Dance 2018!

Dance to 40 of the hottest tracks, including “24K Magic,” by Bruno Mars, “Side to Side,” by Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Swish Swish” by Katy Perry Ft. Nicki Minaj, “Naughty Girl” by Beyoncé, and many more!

Get the new exclusive Mario dance and play two-handed choreographies, only on Nintendo Switch™!

Check out the full song list for all the great hits you can move and groove to:

  • LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE “DESPACITO”
  • ED SHEERAN “SHAPE OF YOU”
  • KATY PERRY FT. NICKI MINAJ “SWISH SWISH”
  • LADY GAGA “JOHN WAYNE”
  • BRUNO MARS “24K MAGIC”
  • BEYONCÉ “NAUGHTY GIRL”
  • ARIANA GRANDE FT. NICKI MINAJ “SIDE TO SIDE”
  • MICHELLE DELAMOR “KEEP ON MOVING”
  • YEMI ALADE “TUMBUM”
  • GIGI ROWE “GOT THAT”
  • SELENA GOMEZ “BAD LIAR”
  • SPENCER LUDWIG “DIGGY”
  • HIT THE ELECTRO BEAT “BLUE (DA BA DEE)”
  • SHAKIRA “WAKA WAKA (THIS TIME FOR AFRICA)”
  • DUA LIPA “BLOW YOUR MIND (MWAH)”
  • DNCE “KISSING STRANGERS”
  • CLEAN BANDIT FT.SEAN PAUL & ANNE-MARIE “ROCKABYE”
  • BEBE REXHA FT. LIL WAYNE “THE WAY I ARE (DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)”
  • JAMIROQUAI “AUTOMATON”
  • SHAKIRA FT. MALUMA “CHANTAJE”
  • HYUNA “BUBBLE POP!”
  • HATSUNE MIKU “LOVE WARD”
  • HEADHUNTERZ & KSHMR “DHARMA”
  • QUEEN “ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST”
  • GROOVE CENTURY “DADDY COOL”
  • LILDEUCEDEUCE FT. BLACKGRYPH0N & TOMSKA “BEEP BEEP I’M A SHEEP”
  • BIG FREEDIA “MAKE IT JINGLE”
  • JUST DANCE TEAM “ALL YOU GOTTA DO”
  • DISNEY’S MOANA “HOW FAR I’LL GO”
  • JORGE BLANCO “RISKY BUSINESS”
  • JAX JONES FT. DEMI LOVATO & STEFFLON DON “INSTRUCTION”
  • WANKO NI MERO MERO “SAYONARA”
  • THE SUNLIGHT SHAKERS “POLKA DOT BIKINI”
  • DANCING BROS. “IN THE HALL OF THE PIXEL KING”
  • PSY “NEW FACE”
  • JUST DANCE ORCHESTRA “CARMEN (OVERTURE)”
  • IGGY AZALEA FT. ZEDD “BOOM BOOM”

 

No matter what the gamer on your list is in to, Ubisoft has them covered this year with all of these super fun games that will entertain every gamer from young to old.

Make sure you follow Ubisoft on their social media channels so you don’t miss any of the great games and upcoming releases Ubisoft has to offer:

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

3 Books That Are Perfect For Little Readers This Holiday Season

 

Do you have little ones that love to read on your holiday shopping list?  My kiddos LOVE books, so I thought I’d share a few of our newest favorites with you all.  Whether you and your little like to read stories at bed time, or if your kiddos are older and like doing activity books, these three books will be sure to get you on your way to making those little readers happy as clams this holiday season.

 

#1 Peep And Egg: I’m Not Taking A Bath

In this lively addition to the funny Peep and Egg picture book series for toddlers, a reluctant chick named Egg overcomes her aversion to taking a bath.

Peep thinks Egg needs to take a bath after playing in the mud . But Egg is not taking a bath.  Not in the river, not in the duck pond, and definitely not in the dog’s water bowl—too slobbery!  Does Peep have any tricks up her feathers to help a chick change her mind?  Laura Gehl and Joyce Wan are back with another fun, colorful story that takes the “not” out of “I’m not taking a bath!”

 

#2 Aliens Get The Sniffles Too

Little Alien is sick. And sick is extra-terrestrial bad when you have two scratchy throats, five ears that hurt, and three runny noses.  Splatch! Sputter! Spurt!  Luckily Mama and Daddy Alien have an arsenal of lunar decongestants and meteor showers on hand to make him feel a little better (not to mention a Milky Way milkshake to help the medicine go down).  Even so, the family’s alien pooch, Mars Rover, can’t stand to see his little buddy feeling out of sorts.  Can a loyal pup’s funny tricks finally coax a smile?

 

#3 All-Star Activity Book (A Sport’s Illustrated Kids Book)

 

Hidden pictures, dot-to-dot, trivia, word search, mazes, and funny fill-ins are just some of the engrossing activities sports-loving kids will find in this full-color game book jam-packed with more than 150 photographs and illustrations. Have you ever wanted to know what quarterback shares your personality traits? There’s a quiz for that! All the sports kids love–from soccer to baseball to gymnastics and more–are covered in the All-Star Activity Book making this the perfect companion for road trips, plane rides, or just keeping busy without screens after school.

 

These books would make the perfect addition to any stocking, or even a Christmas Eve box for a fun new story or activity book for before bed.  Make sure you’ve got the little readers on your list covered this holiday season with any of these great books.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Sneaky, Snacky Fun With The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel

 

 

If you have younger children to shop for this holiday season, The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel is a super fun way to mix up the same boring old gifts.  With a super fun lift-the-flap book and a board game full of excitement, there are a couple great gifts that you can give with the super cute Sneaky Snacky Squirrel.

 

 

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game is a hit for players both young and old.  In this game you’ll have to help all your forest friends before winter hits!  Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help!  Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, and place it into your log . Be the first to fill your log with delicious acorns and you win!   But be careful!  One gust of the wind and you could lose all your acorns and have to start all over again!  You’ll also have the chance to steal acorns from other players but be on guard because they can steal from your log too!

With the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel game, it’s not just all fun and games…your little ones are learning at the same time too!  The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel game helps children:

  • Reinforce color learning
  • Develop strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and pre-handwriting skills
  • Work on social skills and turn-taking
  • Practice memory and attention skills
  • Learn simple math skills at an early age

Inside your Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game box, you’ll find:

  • 1 Squirrel Squeezer
  • 20 colored acorns
  • 1 game spinner
  • 4 logs
  • 1 game board (which also doubles as packaging!)

 

 

If you’re looking for more Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel fun, you have to check out the SneakySnacky Squirrel Book.  The SneakySnacky Squirrel Book is a new book (just released in September 2017) based on the super fun, best-selling board game of the same name.

Winter is just around the corner, and the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel has stored all of his acorns away.  The problem is, he hid them so well that now he can’t remember where they are!   With this fun book, little ones will lift the numerous flaps to find all of the squirrels acorns throughout the story.  There are extra flaps with other hidden items which make great ways to bring up other topics with little ones such as “where does this item belong?” “what color is this item?” or “who do you think hid this here?”.

The recommended ages for these items are 3-5 years, but my daughter is 6 and she still absolutely loved the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel book and game as well.  If you’ve got little ones to shop for this holiday season, you definitely need to check out the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***