We highly encourage playing games in our household of four! We are always looking for fun as well as educational games that my kids will enjoy and challenge them in many different ways! Recently, I was introduced to Educational Insights Game Chef Showdown. I’ll have to say once knowing the title, I was quite intrigued! Basically, Chef Showdown is a fast paced game of matching for kids ages six and up. It allows for the play of up to four players but there must be at least two to play. The design is bright and cheerful and really does a great job in drawing any potential players in. Be warned though that the cleverly designed food might even make you hungry. Continue reading
February 19-25 is National Pancake Week! I don’t know about your family but mine will be not only enjoying eating pancakes but playing with them too. Play with your food? Yes, that’s right! But there will be no sticky messes. We’ll be taking full advantage by playing the Pancake Pile-Up!™ Relay Game which is one of the newest products offered by Educational Insights! Continue reading
Video Games Live Level 2 DVD
Run Time 3 1/2 hours
Release date 10/19/10
About the DVD…
Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience!
Video Games Live™ bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. It’s the power & emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game all completely synchronized to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience.
I call myself a gamer. I grew up playing games like Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy, Mario, Zelda, Tetris, and many others. I’m very much pleased that many of the games I loved playing have remarkable music of which I am not surprised was put together on a DVD collection like this one.
I was going to wait on my husband to watch this collection but with our conflicting schedules, I couldn’t wait any longer and watched it on my own. And though alone, I quite enjoyed watching the Video Games Live show DVD and most assuredly will watch it again.
My props to the creators who put together the whole project. The musical arrangement are phenomenal, the commentary extremely helpful, the video remarkable, and the interviews were an added bonus in learning a little history behind the music of games I grew up loving.
Whether you grew up playing games or you have children that do, I would recommend picking up a copy of Video Games Live show DVD or CD. It’s a favorite in my household and in my opinion it’s definitely great background music to enjoy anytime.
DISCLAIMER: My thoughts are mine own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I was given a review copy to share my thoughts about.