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Best Family Time Video Game Ever

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Ubiosoft for Just Dance 2020. All opinions and love expressed are my own!

My whole family loves gaming. It’s just something we all really enjoy, and we love it when the games are great when played together. That’s why I as a parent love the most. It’s great laughs and good family time when we can all play at the same time, or at least take turns. Throw in some great music and some fun movement and you have a video game that even the hardest anti-gamer has to appreciate! It’s family bonding mixed with fun, exercise, and a healthy dose of competition!

Just Dance 2020

I think our favorite family family game night game is Just Dance 2020! Do you know the game??? We are truly having a blast playing it, just about every chance we get! The Just Dance 2020 game brings my family together as the must have game of the holiday season! But what’s so great about it??

Amazing Unlimited Music

Well, for one, there’s an absolutely amazing catalog of over 500 of our favorite songs including “Into the Unknown” from Disney’s Frozen 2! It also has 40 hot new tracks, featuring chart-topping current pop artists like Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Khalid, and even Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark!”  I mean…Baby Shark!! And this is unlimited access we are talking about, no ads needed. You can make custom playlists, get music recommendations, and dance with friends in co-op mode!!

So Much Activity

If you know what the game is about then you know it is all about dancing. The game is so interactive and simple to play, but packs hours of fun for everyone. I knew that I would love Just Dance 2020 like I’ve loved past versions. I also knew that my wife and daughter would love it, too. Singing and dancing is their jam. But I had no idea that my boys Caleb and Liam would love the game as much as they do!! They play it more than the girls do some days!!

It’s just so much fun to try to follow along and keep track with all those great dance moves. It really works up a sweat, but that sweat is always mixed with laughter and excitement. There’s just something about hearing a song you like and letting loose “on the dance floor.” This game packs in all of that excitement and maybe a little more since you are safe in the comfort of your own home. No judgements just good times!

Kid-Friendly Songs

If you are like me and worry about some of what is said in today’s popular culture, have no fear!! Just Dance 2020 features the acclaimed Kids Mode, allowing young players to enjoy 8 kid-friendly curated songs!! In other words, from children to adults, everyone can participate in this amazing game! So this really is a family-friendly video game that’s all about spending fun, family time together!!

Is there any wonder why Just Dance is the #1 Music Video game franchise of all time? I don’t think so. Check out this video and see for yourself!!

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I know you’re psyched and ready to dance. I just know you are. It’s one of the most fun games we have and we really love to play as a family. It’s available on most video game platforms and you can use your smartphone to play if you don’t have Playstation Move or Kinnect! That part was really cool for a tech nerd like me!!

Bring home the excitement to your family this holiday season! Just Dance 2020 makes a great gift for the holidays for the whole family to enjoy! The game is only $30 from Dec 15 – 24! But be forewarned…you will not be able to get these songs out of your head all day long. And you may find yourself dancing at unlikely times throughout the day without notice.

To find out more: Just Dance 2020, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and search hashtags #JustDance2020 and #JustDance!!!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Ubiosoft for Just Dance 2020. All opinions and love expressed are my own!

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So Many Fun Games To Play with All You Can Play

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine. All of the love of the fun games to play are all mine, too!

Chuck E Cheese's West Islip

Endless Summer

I love the summer. It’s simply a time of fun, joy, and good times with friends and family. The kids can’t get enough…and neither can I. There are just so many great activities for kids and fun games to play, it’s really the pinnacle of kid-dom, right? From beach days to road trips to vacations to other countries, the summer is the ideal time to relax, experience, and to just enjoy life. Kids have all the time off, but it’s the perfect excuse for grown-ups to enjoy the time as well. While there are so many fun things to do outside, there are some rainy days or some super hot days where you wouldn’t mind being inside for just a little bit. You know the feeling? I want to show how just how fun a day inside can be…right smack in the middle of your summer fun!!!

Chuck E Cheese's All You Can Play

Chuck E Cheese's family selfieAll You Can Play

If you’re looking for fun things to do with your kids and family to shake things up in the middle of the week, look no further than Chuck E. Cheese’s! I think that’s period, end of statement. While the token-loving mouse of old is still so much fun, Chuck E. Cheese’s is rolling out All You Can Play, which means your family can play unlimited games for the amount of time purchased!! In other words, more of all the fun you want. All You Can Play lets parents be the hero by giving kids free reign of Chuck E. Cheese’s to play all games as many times as they want. Just choose an amount of time and when your time is up, you’re done. It’s that easy!

Chuck E Cheese's shooting game

Chuck E Cheese's siblings showing play card

All games. Any day. It’s literally endless games for kids starting at $9 for 30 minutes! That’s really an insanely good deal. We played for 90 minutes and played hundreds, if not thousands, of games in that time. We were one a mission to maximize those minutes, baby, and we did. I have to say, that was also part of the fun. We had a ton of fun, but if you need a break, you can pause your time up to two times at the kiosk.

Chuck E Cheese's flying game

Chuck E Cheese's basketball game

At Chuck E. Cheese’s, there’s a game for every member of the family. There are just so many fun games to play!! Which one is your family’s favorite? From shooting, to skeeball to driving, and more. My kids love them all, but we are all really drawn to the basketball, football, and soccer games. It’s just so much fun to mix gaming and sports. It’s the perfect pairing! Sure, I get a little into it…but that’s cool, right??

Chuck E Cheese's game printing out tickets Chuck E Cheese's happy boy with tickets

Chuck E Cheese's prize collection

Ticket Time

While you don’t have any more tokens with the All You Can Play card, the kids get such an amazing kick out of collecting those classic paper tickets as their reward for doing well at each game. The thrill of seeing those babies stream out of the game never gets old, even for me. There’s just something about it. It’s old school, old time fun. And it’s awesome. Once you have your fun tallying your totals (we racked up over 1500 tickets baby), you get to collect your booty. I think they kids love getting the candy and toys the best of all. There’s thought, strategy, negotiation, and barter involved. It ticks off all the boxes and then some.

Chuck E Cheese's inserting tickets Chuck E Cheese's prize collection

Chuck E Cheese's pizza lunchThere are some things that never change, and thank God for that!!! And just so you know, there’s a fill salad bar, freshly made delicious pizza, and even beer and wine for the big kids. Chuck E. Cheese’s has it all!! Plus Chuck E. himself is out and about all day long, every hour on the :30!!!! What’s better than that???

Chuck E Cheese's in person with my son

Find Out More

Don’t forget to sign up for Chuck E. Cheese’s loyalty program, More Cheese Rewards, more fun games to play. The more you visit, the more rewards you can earn to use on food, drinks, games and prizes! Sign up for More Cheese Rewards by downloading the mobile app via iTunes or Google Play. Find out even more about the awesome All You Can Play option, birthday parties, kids games, and more at:

Chuck E Cheese's father and son selfie

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Tech & Appliances

Superior Wireless Sound Built For Gaming Domination

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This post is sponsored by on behalf of TURTLE BEACH®

Gaming is fun and it seems to get better and better. From sports, to action, to adventure games the play, graphics, and interactivity seems to improve almost infinitely. The difference in the games of today from the games of my youth are night and day. My kids barely know any better, they think games have always been as amazing as they are today! Who knows what gaming will be like in the future with 3D, virtual reality, and who knows what else? I’m still amazed that you can play with and against people from all of the world…that’s crazy.

Aside from the amazing game play itself, the sound and effects of the games have just continued to get more and more impressive. It all really makes the whole experience pop and almost seem like real life. If the sound isn’t as immersive as it could be then you as a player aren’t taking full advantage of all the time and effort put into making all of these games so dope. When it comes to getting the most from my gaming experience, my family always trusts Turtle Beach.

TURTLE BEACH® is the acknowledged leader in console gaming headsets and gaming audio accessories that are just packed with innovation and features gamers want, as well as amazing game and chat audio quality and comfort. I mean, these outstanding headsets are used by the world’s top eSports athletes and aspiring pro players, along with so many gamers like you and me livestreaming on Twitch and YouTube from the comfort of our own homes.

The TURTLE BEACH® STEALTH 700 and 600 are the latest and best gaming headsets for Xbox One and PlayStation Pro and Playstation 4. Both of these headsets work really well when it’s time to sit down and really get into some game play since they are designed for unmatched comfort and pure competitive advantage with aAmazing sound and crystal clear chat capability.

Ok, on to some details. The wireless headsets feature surround sound, plus an all-new modern style with a flip-up version of their renowned high-sensitivity mic and an abundance of features, including ProSpecs™ glasses friendly design, Superhuman Hearing™, audio presets including Bass Boost and much more. It’s all ridiculously dope. The Xbox One version is the first headsets on the market to have Microsoft’s new Wireless direct to console technology built in!!

I’m sure you’re thinking that this all sounds awesome, but can I really cover the cost of such a device?? Well, I have some pretty good news for you. In addition to getting all of this amazing tech, TURTLE BEACH® redefines wireless connectivity and value for wireless gaming headsets pricing  at an MSRP of only $99.95! That’s a great price for headsets as impressive and state-of-the-art as the STEALH are.

Are you ready to experience these bad boys for yourself???? I know you are, so how about we give someone the chance to win a set! One lucky winner will receive one (1) STEALTH 600 Series Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset for Xbox One or Playstation 4!!! Be sure to follow TURTLEBEACH on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to enter. Limited to US and Canada. 


These headphones check all the boxes of what you could or would want in a headset to help you take your gaming to the next level. To find out more about all of the TURTLE BEACH® awesome, check out:

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Don’t Have Your Gaming Session Cut Short

I’m pleased to partner with Energizer for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Gaming is serious business in the Sweeney house. When it’s time to relax and play some games with the family, it’s really time to play! We want to be able to play all the games whenever and however long we want to. There’s a lot that goes into all of this, too. There have to be the right snacks, the right games, and the proper equipment. This is just not something to mess around with. While all of this is really important, there is one concern that might be more important than anything else that people tend to forget about – making sure the controllers have enough juice to get the job done!

Think about it, now. Have you ever had the displeasure of trying to game with a low battery, or having the gaming session completely disrupted by dead batteries or trying to find replacement batteries for the controller, device or wireless mouse? Whether you’re a pro-gamer competing in a tournament or you like to casually game against your friends or family at home, there is nothing worse than losing power in your
gaming device or controller. It makes me and my family insane!!!

Don’t fear my friends, because there is hope. You can avoid all of that heartache and ensure your gaming session isn’t interrupted by powering your most reliable controller at its peak performance by using the best batteries! Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries are those batteries. Period. Not only are they the #1 longest-lasting AA batteries, they also maintain peak performance, keeping your gaming session strong through the end.

Aside from the fun and thrill of it all, gaming and gaming accessories are expensive. They need to be protected and taken care of. By choosing Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries, you will protect your gaming device by preventing damage due to leakage and ensure longer gaming sessions without interruption because these batteries have a leak-resistant construction and are 33 percent lighter than alkaline batteries. They are simply the best made batteries you could use.

Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries are so good they even rock out with peak performance in extreme temperatures (-40ºF to 140ºF or -40ºC to 60ºC) and the ability to hold power for 20 years in storage! Good stuff, man. It’s really a major plus that these babies are so tough and durable. You just don’t have to worry about them, and that really makes for a much better experience.

You’re even doing good for the world. Yes, I said it, the world. By using longer-lasting & reliable batteries like these, you will use fewer batteries, create less waste, and have less impact on the planet. Doesn’t that make you feel better? Good gaming and good for the environment. If that’s not a win-win, I don’t really know if there is such a thing.

To ensure your favorite devices operate at their peak performance, depend on Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries for work, play and home. Don’t let yourself and your family down!!

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Get Deep Into The Mix and Elevate Your Game Time

I used to be big into gaming. I used to play it all and I was pretty darn good. Then, life happened. I had a job, I had bills to pay, I got married, I had kids. The more good things that were on my plate, the less time I had to play video games. And that’s ok. I did, however, miss it a bit. It’s a fun escape every now and again.

As with everything else in life, there is always change. And change is a good thing a lot of the time. One of the more recent, pretty cool changes I’ve experienced is that gaming has made a big comeback in my life. Both of my sons, Caleb and Liam, are big into gaming. They love playing sports games, RPG games, and action games on the PlayStation®4 (PS4). They love it and they love when I get in the mix! It’s a great excuse to spend some time with my boys…and have some fun, too!!

One awesome device I’ve come across recently (all these new toys…kids today) has to be the TURTLE BEACH® RECON CHAT headset for PS4™ Pro and PS4™! I had no idea how cool some of these games are today! Playing online versus your friends and people from around the world! It’s crazy, maybe, but you always have someone new and exciting to play with. It’s really amazing if you think of it. We’ve come a really long way since my Atari and ColecoVision days!! LOL!

Rocking some sweet headphones can really improve your gaming experience and these headsets deliver. This new entry-level gaming headset has been redesigned with features found on higher-end headset models, and it is perfect for those looking to upgrade the chat headset that came with their console all for the super-low price of $19.99 MSRP! That’s a crazy good price for such an awesome headset.

The RECON CHAT is lightweight and reversible, and features Turtle Beach’s SpecsFit™ glasses friendly design with a unique open ear-cup that lets you hear game audio from the TV or home entertainment system in both ears (in stereo). To make things easy, a high-sensitivity mic ensures your every command is heard loud and clear, while the large 40mm speaker delivers chat audio from other players. The RECON CHAT easily connects to the PS4™ controller via the 3.5mm jack, and in-line controls conveniently place Mic Mute and Chat Volume at your fingertips. In other words, it has all you need and then some.

The best part, these babies are glass-wearer friendly!!! Turtle Beach’s innovative SpecsFit™ glasses avoidance zone lets gamers with glasses play in comfort thanks to the special channel in the ear-cushion which alleviates pressure on your glasses from the headset. Both Liam and I wear glasses all the time, so this really is awesome. It’s nice to see people thinking of us!

This is a great product for any gamer, and with the awesome price, it’s great even for the most casual of gamers, too.

Ok, ok, enough chit chat. Are you ready to get to really amp up your gaming experience??? C’mon, it’s good for you, plus it’s time for a giveaway!!! Fill out the following form to get in on the action!!!

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So, if it’s time to replace the chat headset that came with your console, then it’s time to get more for your money with the TURTLE BEACH® RECON CHAT headset for PS4™ Pro and PS4™.

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(NOTE: The RECON CHAT is a “chat only” headset, meaning that gamers will hear game audio from the TV or home entertainment system, and will only hear chat audio from other players through the headset.)

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