googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: December 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Rocking the Big Top with The Greatest Showman

When I was younger I remember when my parents would take me and my sisters to the circus. I remember sitting in the seats with my family and just watching with amazement as the lions jumped through hoops, the trapeze artists flew through the air, and the clowns made the crowd laugh.

As I grew older my family did not go to the circus as much and it slowly faded out of our lives. Fast forward to a week and a half ago when I walked out of the theater with my children and wishing that I took them to the circus before they closed up.

Yes, my friends, watching The Greatest Showman, left me walking out the theater missing the circus, but it also left me feeling full of life and happiness.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sitting by the Tree with Ferdinand

As a child, there are a lot of children's book that I remember reading over and over. "Where The Wild Things Are", "Green Eggs and Ham", "The 5 Chinese Brothers" and "Ferdinand". I remember getting excited whenever my teacher would take one of those out to read to the classroom and I would just sit there and listen in awe as the story was being read. On December 15th one of my favorite books is going to hit the big screen and it is a great translation of a childhood classic.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Getting down with the FLOOR KIDS

There is a breakdancing game for the Nintendo Switch and it looks pretty awesome!! Check out the video below and then read on for more information about the game.

Floor Kids is a unique breakdance game featuring dance battles, freestyle gameplay and funky beats. Discover original hand-drawn animation by JonJon, a fresh soundtrack by Kid Koala and innovative controls that allow you the freedom to play the way you like. Lead your crew of B-boys and B-girls through the city, unlock new characters and locations, battle against your friends, and discover new combos as you rock to the beat and find your style.

  • Choose from 8 diverse characters, each with their own set of authentic and original moves.
  • Find your style with an innovative control system that responds to different rhythms, holds, and combinations.
  • Discover over two dozen original music tracks by DJ Kid Koala, each with corresponding rhythm challenges.
  • Win over the crowds with a scoring system that rewards musicality, originality and style.
  • Dance at many different locations, either in solo freestyle mode or in local 2-player battles.

While there may have been many dance games that came out over the years, I don't think that many of them touched on Breakdancing. I have to get myself a Nintendo Switch this holiday season just so I can get this game. If the Fandads are able to get their hands on this game we will give you a full review soon.

Floor Kids is out December 7, 2017 for the Nintendo Switch.

Remember friends, the Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals – Last Chance – Treat yourself this holiday season with big savings on select digital games. Act fast, though, as the sale only runs until Dec. 11 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I Elf'ed It All Up!

Is it already that time of year? Yes, yes it is. Our family's favorite elf on the shelf is back from the Pole, yeah that's it. We got him out  he arrived just in time, but as luck would have it, that damn elf didn't seem to move this morning.

So what do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO? Of course like any responsible parent I panicked and moved him thinking that our daughters were still sleeping but one of them was already in the bedroom talking about how "Sprinkles" had not moved. Crap! I had to return him to the top of the tree. Of course daughter numero dos saw that he moved slightly. Or did he? I think I put enough doubt into her head that my cover was okay. Gotta love making your kids think they're seeing things, dad of the year right herrrr.

Anyway, crisis averted, well for the most part. I had to jump on the old Google-ma-jig to research reasons why our elf didn't move.

Some of the more memorable ones were that the kids took too long to go to sleep, that she was too tried to make it to Santa, that she was on strike, and my favorite, that it was too warm out and she lost her magic. This last one got a little crazy because then we were supposed to grab some tongs and put her in the freezer to charge her up again.


I think we ended up deciding that it was a combination of the warm weather and everyone being up late in the house. You know, like no one ever sees Santa, we can't see her move so she waited until the coast was clear, but it never was.

They're six and seven, I don't think they're quite ready to crack the case of the stationary elf. Anyway, I'm not making the same mistake twice, Sprinkles has already picked some prime real estate tonight.

What a Lush
In any case if she ends up "not moving" for a few days we can chalk up to her being hungover.

So what are your elf on the shelf stories? Any other good excuses err...reasons why your elf might not move? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook.

Until next time...

Friday, December 1, 2017

Power Up with Mario at Breakfast Time!

With Super Mario™ Cereal, Nintendo and Kellogg’s® have teamed up to take fans on a breakfast odyssey that will continue long after the cereal box is empty. In addition to collectible Super Mario Odyssey™ box art, each Super Mario Cereal box functions as an amiibo™ accessory, making breakfast a more playful experience.

"This powered-up partnership with Kellogg’s is another exciting way for us to expand the Nintendo brand in unique and creative ways,” said Tom Prata, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. “We are always looking for new opportunities to bring smiles to people of all ages, and this is a fun way to kick off the day.”

The limited-edition cereal box will begin hitting store shelves across the U.S. as early as Dec. 11. Those playing the Super Mario Odyssey game can tap the cereal box on the Nintendo Switch™ system, like you would an amiibo, to receive gold coins or a heart in the game. Even the cereal itself has a Super Mario twist, with colorful power-up marshmallows and a blast of mixed berry flavor in every box.

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