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5 years of gamerdadYou can’t escape them!  Video Games are here to stay.  Our kids love them.  Our husbands love them.  Hey, even I get into the drums on RockBand.  Blogger, GamerDad was on the show today talking about how you can actually use them as family bonding time!  Follow his blog here!

Give a Day, Get a Disney Day

There are so many reasons to celebrate. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Reunions. Or any of life’s most special moments. But this year, Disney Parks is celebrating something new and that’s the good things people do for their communities. In 2010, Disney wants to inspire one million people to volunteer a day of service to a participating organization in their communities and celebrate their good works by giving each of them one day admission to a theme park at Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World® Resort, free.
Starting January 1, 2010, Guests can go to http://www.disneyparks.com to search for volunteer opportunities made available through HandsOn Network and sign up for a day of volunteer service. As the nation’s largest volunteer network, HandsOn Network has 250 on-the-ground volunteer action centers across the country and connects volunteers to more than 70,000 nonprofit agencies that need their help. Many of the opportunities will be projects that entire families can participate in together.
To learn more, just visit http://www.disneyparks.com.
If you are community partner interested in this program, click here to see how you can receive more details.
If you are a HandsOn Action Center – We plan to have several resources available to help you get involved. Stay tuned for more details

Taking a trip to Disney, isn’t just a vacation, it’s an investment!  Now Disney has a way for you to get a free ticket to the parks just by volunteering!  Here’s how:

“Disney Parks is celebrating something new and that’s the good things people do for their communities. In 2010, Disney wants to inspire one million people to volunteer a day of service to a participating organization in their communities and celebrate their good works by giving each of them one day admission to a theme park at Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World® Resort, free.

Starting January 1, 2010, Guests can go to www.disneyparks.com to search for volunteer opportunities made available through HandsOn Network and sign up for a day of volunteer service. As the nation’s largest volunteer network, HandsOn Network has 250 on-the-ground volunteer action centers across the country and connects volunteers to more than 70,000 nonprofit agencies that need their help. Many of the opportunities will be projects that entire families can participate in together.”

Hot Toys for Christmas!

HOT 20 - Click Here to see some of the Hottest Toys for this Holiday Season.It’s October 1st and that means it’s time to talk Christmas already!  AHHHHHH!  The consumer shopping guide Toy Insider offers a glimpse at what some of those toys might be this year in its annual “Hot 20.  The 2009 list is dominated by toys that retail for less than $100. Half the toys cost less than $30, a sign that toy manufacturers are responding to recession-wary parents looking for deals.

The Hot 20:

Elmo’s Tickle HandsMega Bloks Play ‘n Go Table

My Pals Scout and Violet

Tonka Chuck My Talking Truck

1-2-3 Stomp!

Liv Dolls

Rocky the Robot Truck

Tightrope Terror

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime

Zippity Learning System

Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser

Bakugan 7:1 Maxus Dragonoid

Battle Strikers Turbo Tops Tournament Set

Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel Factory

Moxie Girlz

Printies Design Studio Kits

Lego Power Miners Titanium Command Rig

Star Wars The Force Trainer

Style Six Silk Screener

Twilight Scene It? The DVD Game: Deluxe Edition


New NBC Game Show about Household Chores

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

For a million dollars, can you unspool a roll of toilet paper with your body in 60 seconds?

NBC has ordered a new game show from Universal Media Studios in association with Friday TV that creates high-stakes competition based on deceptively simple household challenges.

In “Perfect 10,” contestants will be faced with 10 tasks they must complete in 60 seconds. Eight one-hour episodes have been ordered, with former NBC alternative head Craig Plestis and Tim Puntillo (“Identity”) serving as executive producers.

By choo

sing easily replicated challenges, NBC hopes to increase the level of at-home participation and the potential to expand the game to other platforms. The network will post demonstrations of 50 games on a Web site before the show’s launch, allowing potential contestants and viewers to practice the tasks.

“I love that it has a mischief as to what the games are, and it looks and feels like we’re creating a very different show than any traditional in-studio game show,” NBC executive vp alternative Paul Telegdy said.

Sweden-based Friday TV approached NBC with a similar idea, which the network turned over to Plestis to help develop into “Perfect 10.” The show marks his first series with the network since becoming a producer earlier this year.

” ‘Perfect 10’ is fast paced, with loads of laughs,” Plestis said. “It has a truly unique visual style and tone. Potential contestants can easily play these games at home, and with a little practice and nerves of steel, they can walk away with a lot of cash.”

No airdate is set, but the show presumably will fill a midseason slot. Next week, NBC Universal International TV will take the format to MIPCOM to sell to foreign markets.

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