Everyone has stress these days. Even though the holidays are over and the rustling and bustling of getting every present wrapped and every last pie baked is completed, there is still stress in our household. Now, we managed to keep all the gifts we purchased OFF of those silly little credit cards, but there are a lot of things on our plate that absolutely have to get done as well as our everyday routine. It feels like every time one thing is scratched off our to do lists in the household, three more take its place. So how do we relieve that stress? We GAME.
My entire family are avid gamers. My husband is the main gamer, and he was able to spread his love and interest in games and gaming to both myself and my 7 year old daughter. Whether it is Angry Birds on the iPhone as I am waiting for the dryer to finish the laundry load or the the three of us creating an intricate village in Minecraft complete with a dungeon and a roller coaster (my daughters idea), we have a lot of fun together and it relieves some of the day to day stressful situations and keeps us closer together.
My husband plays a lot of Xbox games with his friends, and many of them are Action and First-Person Shooting games. Those are not my cup of tea, but I do sometimes sit with him and watch him play as we chat or I read one of my books. I cannot believe the level of graphics these games have now. Sure beats Adventure on the Atari 2600 (told you I was a gamer, who remembers THAT one?). The cut scenes look like actual CGI movies.
One of the newer games he has been talking about getting is Far Cry 3 by Ubisoft. The plot sounds like an action movie where a group of friends vacationing on a Pacific island get kidnapped and held for ransom by pirates. The main character you play tries to break his friends out and save the day. This games looks amazing, and from what I have seen I am sure I will be watching him play this for many hours.
Far Cry 3 is on todays Amazon.com Gold Box Deal of the Day: http://clvr.li/FC3Gold It looks like today is the perfect day for me to get my husband an early birthday gift.
I love having my daughters little friends come over to play. They all love art, and it is usually the first thing they go for, now since my daughter is older she has all her art stuff out and accessible. However, after one of their visits, I found that I underestimated the youngest one. There was three of them and only one easel, so naturally she took loose paper and glued it to the wall and proceeded to draw on it that way. Luckily they made sure to only use washable markers on the wall art and the sharpie marker(somehow acquired, still baffled how) was used instead of dry erase markers on the easel. Now had I noticed this at the time, I probably would have freaked out, luckily I didn’t notice till the next day, because I had assumed it was up with scotch tape. But now all I can do is chuckle to myself, and make sure that the glue is in the high cabinet before they come over, and made sure no more sharpies, everything is washable! hahaha
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Of course I cannot remember when exactly my husband found out about Assassins Creed III from Ubisoft. He is a gamer at heart and often speaks about the latest and greatest video games coming out. I am pretty amazed at what these developers are able to do with the technology these days. It simply obliterates the graphics during my limited time playing Ms. Pac-Man with my dad at the arcade as a kid. He showed me a few screen shots of this upcoming game, as well as a few gameplay videos. I was floored. It is beautiful to say the very least; an absolute work of art. I wanted to know more about the series.
My husband has shown me a couple of the other games in the series, and they are each as gorgeous as this newest offering from Ubisoft. Each one is set in different parts of the world in different time periods, and I used to have to pry myself away from the television watching him play. It is like watching a really good movie.
In a nutshell, Assassins Creed III is an open world stealth game that takes place during the American Revolution. You play as an Assassin whose life is affected by the events of a very important time in American History. Looking at the gameplay videos and screenshots reminds me of the pictures I used to see in my history books. This game pulls you into that period. It is almost as if Ubisoft has a time traveling device and walked around these areas before creating the game. It helps that my husband and I are into American History, especially during that time. It is said that you will able to travel the streets of Colonial New York, Boston, and a few other places crucial to that time period.
The great thing is, Amazon is offering the game TODAY as part of their Gold Box Deal of the Day which you can click this link for at http://clvr.li/AC3Gold !
My husband and I are really excited to get this game. He can’t wait to play and I am pretty excited to immerse myself again in this series. I may even pick up the controller myself this time:)