Zumba Fitness Core for Kinect Review

XBox Live Party?

Who would have ever thought that one day there would even be a such thing as xbox and xbox live? You can invite other players to your party and play against each other. You can even talk to  each other with  the use of a special headset. It's amazing! I think my grandma would turn over in her grave if she could see  all the things we have these days! When I was a little girl  we had card games and board games.. or sometimes your mom would send you outside to play flag football or softball with your brother....more

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Xbox code freebies

Hi ladies! Microsoft just sent me some codes that can be redeemed over and over again by anyone! These codes will give your avatar some Gears of War 3 goodness.   One code is for a Locust Papercraft and the other is artwork of Marcus Fenix’s tattoos. These codes can be redeemed at www.xboxcogcodes.com.   EMX4C6F2APVW...more

Parents Need to Understand Online Video Games Rather than Hate Them

In today's day and age, the Massively Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) is the hottest trend in computer entertainment and they are only getting more interactive. Parents don't understand the extent of these games and instead of getting involved; they trash the whole idea and say that they ruining a child's life. As a gaming parent, I'm here to dismiss that myth. ...more

Is the Microsoft Kinect Having Trouble With Black Faces?

About a year ago, we heard reports about the webcam on an HP Touchsmart PC failing to track a black man's face using the state of the art tracking software built into the camera. However, when his white coworker stepped into the picture, the tracking resumed as it should. HP explained the problems as follows: "The technology we use is built on standard algorithms that measure the difference in intensity of contrast between the eyes and the upper cheek and nose," Welch explains. "We believe that the camera might have difficulty 'seeing' contrast in conditions where there is insufficient foreground lighting." ...more

According to today's Seattle Times, this assertion is not ...more

Why I Need Xbox in My Life

This girlfriend does not resent her boyfriend’s Xbox Halo love affair. I celebrate it. I revel in it. Why? Because Halo time is Me time. When Alex, my boyfriend, puts on his little headset, chatting happily away with his friends as they kill aliens or whatever, I smile to myself, gather up my laptop, a book, and a glass of water, and quietly disappear into the softness of my bed. Here I enjoy two or three hours of time to myself....more

Yay! I'm glad other women can make good use of Xbox time, too. I know too many people who get ...more

Rules? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Rules...Or Do We?

My older son being, well older, was trying to explain, albeit loudly and abruptly, to his younger sib the concept of "friends" on XBox Live. His younger brother would hear none of it. He only perceived his older brother as being bossy instead of intending to be protective. (and yes, I had a moment of parental pride about the older one's intention.) I came on the scene when an exasperated older son was insisting I "do something" about his younger brother "going online and talking to strangers!" Welcome to our living room:  Me: What's going on? ...more

We are all still finding our way. Even my 20 year old "Bitchy" is trying to help Sassy be ...more

Sears has Xbox Cards? Deal or No Deal?

I'm getting alot of deal emails. I normally wouldn't post it but I do like Sears and Kmart. They've been good with providing top quality products at low prices. In this econony, i love low prices. ...more

Could Your Family Unplug? Tweenage Star Aria Wallace Talks About Her Own 40 Day "Real Time" Challenge

What does it mean when the digital natives get restless? In our house it means our kids have been spending too much time in front of a screen. And the tell-tale sign of restless natives? A downward turn in social skills. Instead of a "Sure mom!" in response to being asked to unload the dishwasher, I get "Uh, what?" and then a minute later, "Mom? ...more

Gina,

I finally understand! LOL Yes, balance is not my thing, moderation however ...more