Monday, April 28, 2014

Mother's Day Coffee Giveaway - 40 Cups!

Note: This is not my giveaway and I didn't write the post, I'm simply happy to share it, take part in it and let you see another awesome prize! Yay caffeine!

Prize 2 is a Huge Box of 40 cups of coffee in 16 different flavors!
To see all the Prizes Click Here.
Sponsored by Brooklyn Bean Roastery
Hosted by A Small Village
Decisions, decisions. This morning are you in the mood for some pizzazz or chill? Do you crave some bold slap you in the face flavor, or mild taste? Brooklyn Bean Roastery says who cares... have them all! Our 40 Count Brooklyn Bean Roastery Sampler Pack includes four samples of the following light, medium and dark roast blends: breakfast blend, boardwalk blend, brooklyn Bridge, Comlumbian, Cyclone, Donut Shop, Fugheddaboutit and French Roast. - Brooklyn Bean Roastery giveaway

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Popup Dungeon - Papercraft Roguelike Awesomeness - on Kickstarter

I'm not really a patient person. When I buy something, I'm not against spending an extra few bucks to get it in the store instead of waiting for a week to get it in the mail (unless, you know, it only costs a few bucks anyway). This is always the problem with Kickstarter projects - with very few exceptions, you'll be waiting months or even over a year before you get your hands on what you supported.

It's with that strong impatience for awesomeness that I have to say: Popup Dungeon looks AMAZING! Now that I'm making some money at a decent job, I was finally able to back my first video game project. Someone else in my friends list had backed it, so I clicked the link from my email and began drooling almost immediately... The art is glorious and the features seemingly never ending! I was already ready to back it when I saw that it's being developed by the folks who did Ring Runner as well, which made me even more psyched.

Now, this isn't just another dungeon crawler RPG, no siree! You get to choose from some awesome playable characters [Note: this also includes special characters like Isaac from The Binding of Isaac and Juan Aguacate from Guacamelee!], import others from other players or even create your own and watch it come to life, folding together in front of your eyes! The game also offers the ability to "play as the wizard", taking control as the dungeon master, create and edit items and all other sorts of nifty things.

Kitty can has cheezburgers... From the corpses of his fallen enemies!

And again, there's the art! It's so gloriously fun and amazing! It reminds me of Herocraft from back in the day, playing the game on an actual board and using tiles for the "pieces", except that these are 3D (ish!) and fantastically animated!

The game is releasing for Windows, Linux and Mac AND IS ALREADY GREENLIT ON STEAM! If stretch goals are reached, Wii U and mobile (Android and iOS) will be made available as well.

Available for: Win/Linux/Mac, Wii U and mobile possible with stretch goals
Lowest Pledge for Game: $15 ($20 for Ring Runner as well!)
Estimated Release: Q2 2015 for "Backer Only Beta" (available to all at above $15 pledge), full game Q2 2016

Sunday, April 20, 2014

TOEFL Test - iBT Practice Free App

Note: I was unable to try this app out myself, so the below comes only from developer info, the app's page and other online sources.

A few years ago, I ran a word-of-the-day game called Million Dollar Words: Daily Edition. It was a lot of fun to put together, and despite the fact that 80% of the words I use on my blog (and more like 90% in real life) are either "awesome", "sweet" or "amazing", I really do enjoy learning new words! Since vocabulary apps are small, they're pretty much the only things my 3 year old phone can handle, and I'd download them to try to find even more delicious words of awesomeness.

What I never considered, though, was searching for TOEFL apps! TOEFL - the Test of English as a Foreign Language - interestingly includes a whole slew of words that lots of us who speak English as a primary language don't even know!

For those who aren't big fans of learning new vocabulary, and for those of you who want to read about the app and not my own life experiences, TOEFL Test - iBT Practice is an awesome app! Instead of simply using virtual flash cards or reading a list of words and their definitions, you also get games to play in addition to the quizzes, flash cards, charts and so on, perfect for people who learn all sorts of ways!

The free version includes all of the features of the full "pro" version but with fewer words (150 instead of 3000!!!), so you can easily see what the full app has to offer for free! If you decide to go for the pro version (hint: you should!), it's only 99 cents anyway, far less than the cost of a boring book.

Available For: Android and iOS (Free version; Pro version $0.99)
Developed By: MediaAgility

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway "In The News"

Welcome to the In the News April Fool's Day $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway sponsored by the USA Herald, the Daily Globe, Indyposted, and the Daily Digest and hosted by The Parenting Patch.

Keeping up with the news is no joke. Unfortunately, busy parents often do not have the time to sit down a read a newspaper each day. The USA Herald, the Daily Globe, Indyposted, and the Daily Digest are here to help. Each news site offers a slightly different view of the news happening around the world each day. Plus you can stay up-to-date from your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device!

 One lucky reader of The Parenting Patch and YOUR BLOG HERE will win one (1) $100 Target gift card compliments of the USA Herald, the Daily Globe, Indyposted, and the Daily Digest. To enter for your chance to win the In the News April Fool's Day $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway, simply use the following Rafflecopter form. Be sure to stop by each day to claim your daily entries. Good luck!

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The In the News April Fool's Day $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway is open worldwide. An international winner will receive $100 minus any PayPal charges via PayPal in lieu of the specified prize. The In the News April Fool's Day $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway ends at midnight CST on April 22, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. The Parenting Patch and YOUR BLOG HERE are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Target is not affiliated with the In the News April Fool's Day $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway.