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Surprise (Or Punk!) Your Kids With A Specialized Video Message From Santa

Surprise (Or Punk!) Your Kids With A Specialized Video Message From Santa
6 years ago

Surprise (Or Punk!) Your Kids With A Specialized Video Message From Santa

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Right now, I mean RIGHT NOW, I’m giving parents everywhere yuletide leverage over their naughty kids! Well, I’m not giving it to you, but I am going to clue you in to an awesome site that will let you create a personalized video message from Santa Clause for your kids. For 2011, Portable North Pole will let you create a message for free-ninety-free (and that’s pretty cheap!).

Here’s the really fun part. In the skit, Santa Clause greets your child in his warm jolly way, and offers to check with his special machine that helps him keep track which children have been nice, and which have been naughty. When you customize your message, you get to choose whether to put your kiddo on the nice list or the naughty list.

Now if this alone were the only feature, it would be a cool video, but there are a lot of other options that Portable North Pole offers to parents so they can have a really neat opportunity to send their kids a special message. Read More

WHB: Soldier Surprises Kids At Veteran’s Day Celebration
6 years ago

WHB: Soldier Surprises Kids At Veteran’s Day Celebration

Welcome Home Blog posted this gem today of Tech. Sgt. Sean Schaffer, who surprised his step-son and then his daughter at two different Veteran’s Day school celebrations – on …
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Review: Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS
6 years ago

Review: Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS

Being a Nintendo fan for the better part of my 31 years, I’ve known frustration. I’ve been through the gauntlet on NES games, tasted the satisfaction of SNES, felt the burn of multiplayer party games on the N64, GameCube and Wii, and gone it alone on all the handhelds – GameBoy, GameBoy Advance, DS and DSi to name a few. But the 3DS brings a new mix of all those things – frustration, satisfaction, multiplayer fun and portable distraction. So is the story of Mario Kart 7 – a game that has flaws, sure, but is a whole lot of fun – and championed-in a very important 3DS update.

That update included the ability to join friends’ games via the friends list – a vital function of the friends list initially left out. As well, players met through Mario Kart now show up in your Mii Plaza. But these things aren’t as important as the gameplay in Mario Kart 7. After all, it doesn’t matter if you can join a friend’s game if you’re not interested in doing so. It’s good news then, that Mario Kart 7 is loads of fun, despite some quirks and problems, and it’s a really fun game to play with your kids for all of the obvious reasons.The gameplay in Mario Kart 7 is, at its most basic, the same thing you always expect from a Mario Kart franchise game: you race, you shoot stuff at each other, you win, you lose. And if we just took MK7 straight based on that, I’d still be on-board for a near-perfect score. Just fair warning.

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