Spring is here, and although I'd love to tell you to stock up on a few of these hot video games and make yourself at home in front of your console, I can't in good conscience — you absolutely must also get outside and enjoy the warmer temps while you can! Check out a few of my picks for April video game releases and go wild . . . just remember to take enough exercise breaks, too!
So what do I currently own that I have been willing to spend my hard-earned dollars on?
Granted, this isn't exactly what one would call a "budget" item. But it has been worth every penny. When my prior phone contract ended, I was spending close to $50 a month for a phone that had no data plan, and whose only bells and whistles were a pretty nice calendar and contacts list. So yeah, I'm willing to spend $30 more a month for a phone that has become nigh indispensable to my daily life. Watch for a post soon on my favorite iPhone apps.
I found a refurbished Flip Ultra for $70. Consider the following. The video camera we owned prior to the Flip (and which my husband still prefers, frankly) gets dragged out on rare occasion — the recitals, school programs, etc. Once I got the Flip, however, it's so portable that I use it to tape pretty much all the time. The kids riding bikes out in the alley? Check. Opening presents Christmas morning? Check. I love that you can send video postcards through the Flip website; it added an easy and fun way to send out Christmas thank-you notes.
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Warner Bros. is ready to take your relationship to the next level — it'll finally be releasing its video game based on the ABC dating series The Bachelor this Summer, available on your Wii and DS consoles.
The game, which was announced last Summer, will star previous single-stud Jason Mesnick and few other yet-to-be-named bachelors and bachelorettes from past seasons, and will have you vying for attention in ruthless ways — you can sabotage dates in order to prevent other players from receiving a rose at the end of each round, sending them packing. If you're interested, you can even pre-order the game now, which is listed for release on June 8 for $30! Looks like Jillian Harris isn't the only Bachelor alum to make a mark on the tech industry!
Sometimes getting healthy can be a dangerous thing, even when playing a video game. Being sore after an intense round of Wii bowling isn't too unusual, but a young girl recently suffered a foot fracture while playing Wiii Fit. Yowza!
The 14-year-old girl fell off of the Wii balance board, probably while doing one of the yoga poses that requires a bit of balance from standing on one leg. If you're unfamiliar with the Wii balance board, it's an accessory you stand on like a skateboard that allows you to mimic real life balancing moves, twists, and turns. Besides Wii Fit, the balance board is also used in skateboarding, snowboarding, and rock climbing games.
This girl is definitely not alone. During an intense game of Wii Tennis, a friend of mine was hit with a Wiimote. The remote came flying out of her opponent's hand and hit her squarely on the jaw. I'm curious . . .
The holidays are upon us, which is great for people receiving gifts, but it marks the beginning of a dry spell in the gaming world. Although there isn't much coming out in the way of great releases, there are a few picks that you'll enjoy on your holiday break nonetheless. Check out my favorite December releases here!
The Polish-born 26-year-old shared her busy schedule and upcoming holiday plans with Vogue.com UK:
"I've just shot Fendi in Saint-Tropez with Karl Lagerfeld. And I've also just shot for French Vogue. I will have some time off at Christmas - we'll have a really traditional celebration with the family at home - and then we'll probably head to the Alps for some skiing. So, not much rest!"
On her role as the face of Wii Yoga, Rubik elaborates on how yoga has helped her modeling career:
"I've been practicing yoga for three years. It helps me relax mentally and focuses my mind. It can also do amazing things physically; it keeps me fit and helps my balance and focus. My job involves a lot of sitting on airplanes and a lot of walking in high heels. I find yoga helps with both."
If you were in line for a Wii on Black Friday, or took advantage of my shopping tips by tossing a DS in your cart on Cyber Monday, you definitely weren't alone when you forked over the dough. Nintendo dominated video game sales over the Thanksgiving holiday week by unloading one and a half million units — a cool million of them being a DS or DSi. You already know that the DS is my favorite portable gaming console, but it seems that the rest of you can't get enough either.
But that's not to say the Wii isn't holding its own — 550,000 Wiis were sold last week at its new price of $200. I have a feeling I know what will be waiting for you under the tree this year!
You all know I'm a big fan of music games that let me sing at the top of my lungs in my own apartment. Know who may not love them so much? My neighbors. I try to be respectful, but sometimes, you just gotta sing "More Than a Feeling" with full gusto, am I right? So if you have Rock Band, Beatles Rock Band, or any other karaoke game for the Wii, and live in close proximity to others, you may want to check out the Mute Mic.
A cup made with super-space technology (well, maybe more like dense foam) will help muffle the sounds of your voice as you sing away into the mic. No need to worry about adapters, this gadget plugs right into the USB slot on the back of your Wii. And for $60 bucks, it may just be the perfect gift for your tone-deaf friends who can't carry a tune to save their lives. Think of it as a good deed to mankind. Plus, from the photos, I'd think that you can slip the cup over just about any mic so you can quietly rock out while playing games on your Xbox and PS3 as well.