Man of Steel Review

Here are  some of my initial thoughts on Man of Steel. This is the best I could do without spoilers!
Man of Steel was action packed, exciting, and I enjoyed the story behind the reinvention of the classic hero. However, there were a lot of plot holes, continuity issues, and awkward moments that kept me up last night and I can’t stop thinking about them. Many of which I think could have been easily fixed/avoided. That said it’s still a must see film and I am looking forward to a sequel!

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PlayStation 4 : First Look

Just revealed at E3, Sony’s PlayStation 4. It’s a rhombus, but a sexy rhombus!

Sony Computer Entertainment

Sony Computer Entertainment

Games
The PS4 will have no used game restrictions nor will  it require an internet connection.
Kingdom Hearts 3, Destiny, Final Fantasy XV and Elder Scrolls Online will all be coming to consoles. (AWESOME!)

Cost
At launch the PS4 wil cost $399.

The Next Generation: Xbox One

Today Microsoft unveiled their next generation Xbox console, Xbox One. Aiming to be a one stop for home entertainment Xbox One will allow users to control television,  play games, watch movies and more!

Xbox One

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Specs.

8GB of DDR3 RAM
500GB hard drive
50GB Blu-ray optical disc drive
USB 3.0
Kinect 1080p HD camera

Appearance
The simple black box design of the Xbox One will work well just about anywhere. The controller for Xbox One is a slimmed down version of the classic 360 controller. Visually not much has changed, but one of the most notable differences is the integrated battery pack. The Kinect has also been redesigned to fit the boxy feel of the new console.

Kinect
Kinect will be an integral part of  Xbox One, and will come with every console. One of Kinect’s newest features is it will use voice commands for powering on/off  along with navigating the system. Users will also be able to use Kinect for web chatting since Skype will be now be on Xbox.

Games
 EA’s Madden 25, FIFA 14, UFC, and NBA Live will all be coming to Xbox One and run on the  Ignite Engine. Some other titles to look forward to are Forza 5, Quantum Break, and Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Unfortunately, Xbox One is not backwards compatible so you will not be able to play Xbox or Xbox360 games on this console.

You do not need to have a constant internet connection to play games like it was rumored, but developers will have the option to make use of the cloud computing which would then require a connection. Also, game will have to be installed on the hard drive.

No word yet on Microsoft’s plan for used games, but when it is revealed I’ll be sure to update.

DIY Magnet Board

Living in an apartment with a tiny kitchen I found the easiest way to baby proof is to keep a baby gate up in the doorway. It makes kitchen tasks much easier, but I realized Harrison never really gets to experience the joy of playing with refrigerator magnets. Then I remembered something I saw while perusing  Pinterest so I decided to give it a try!

Craft level: Easy
Cost: under $20

What you will need:
Oil drip pan ($11 at Walmart)
Command picture hanging strips or screws
Magnets

This is a pretty self explanatory project! You may want to wash off the pan if it has an oily coat to it especially if you are using the command  strips. Other than that it’s as simple as finding a spot you like and hanging with the method of your choice. (I used the command strips to avoid damaging the walls and put one in each corner.)

I purchased a pack of alphabet magnets for .75 cents and I also had some fun making my own! I bought some large foam letters & a roll of magnet tape and hot glued the magnets onto the letters. You could also add magnets to puzzle pieces, laminated pictures, scrabble pieces, and flash cards! *Just remember to make sure they are the appropriate size for your child to avoid a chocking hazard.*

You can do a lot of other fun things with it too! Contact paper, spray paint, chalkboard paint, etc. I didn’t have too many options since there was a blizzard outside, but when summer comes I might try and do more with it.

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