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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier giveaway

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

DISCLAIMER: Telltale Games provided us with a free review copy of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. All opinions are our own.

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Orlando Pokemon Go Weekend August 6-7, 2016

If you are close to Orlando, you'll want to check out the Orlando Pokemon Go weekend happening THIS weekend. I'm sure you'll have a Poké-tacular time!

Whether you’re one that has fully immersed yourself in Pokemon Go or haven’t even considered playing, I’m sure you’ve at least heard of it. Our family has been having so much fun Poké hunting. We’ve not only explored all over our area but we’ve also been on a couple Pokémon hunting roadtrips.

We LOVE seeing how communities, retailers, brands, etc have embraced Pokemon Go! We have seen numerous stories on how Pokemon Go is helping communities.

Oh how we wish we were closer to Orlando. It’s one of our many happy places. But alas, we are not. If you are close to Orlando, you’ll want to check out the Orlando Pokemon Go weekend happening THIS weekend.

Celebrate Orlando’s Poké-tacular weekend – August 6-7, 2016!

True to our long history of creativity and family fun, Orlando has become a thrilling haven for Pokémon Go players who want to experience the hit game in the theme park capital of the world. From our walkable entertainment districts to our world-famous theme parks, players can find countless numbers of PokéStops and Gyms across the destination.

Hotspots like SeaWorld and Fun Spot America have already held meetups with dozens of lure modules activated around their parks, and our walkable entertainment complexes are jackpots for players who want to get the Orlando experience without the cost of a theme park ticket.

16 hours, multiple locations, non-stop lures AND a chance to WIN $1000 gift card! Go to VisitOrlando.com/pokemon for more details.

Here’s just a few tips for any Poké hunting adventure:

  1. Make sure your phone batteries are fully charged.
  2. Bring 1 or even 2 external phone chargers.
  3. Pack plenty of water and snacks (Poké hunting is hard work 😉 )
  4. Be aware of your surroundings. Look up from your phone when walking.. and enjoy the views.

If you go, and we will be so jealous if you do, come back and comment. Show us pictures and tell us what Pokemon you captured! Have fun!! Gotta catch ’em all!

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How to Unlock 200cc and Mirror Mode in Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8With the recent update to Mario Kart 8, Nintendo added the super fast 200cc mode. Unfortunately, they didn’t tell people how to go about accessing the new mode. In an effort to save you some time and stress tracking down this information, I’ve laid it all out for you here.

It turns out that the new 200cc mode has the same requirements as unlocking mirror mode (where you race on reversed versions of the tracks).

What you need to do:

You will need to get a gold trophy in each of the original 8 cups, by finishing first in each cup on 150cc mode. The cups you will need gold trophies for are:

  • Banana Cup
  • Flower Cup
  • Leaf Cup
  • Lightning Cup
  • Mushroom Cup
  • Shell Cup
  • Special Cup
  • Star Cup

You must be racing in 150cc mode in order for the win to count towards the unlock.

What you do not need to do:
  • You DO NOT need to finish first on each track. As long as you accrue enough points to finish first overall in each cup, your win will qualify towards the unlock.
  • You DO NOT need to win trophies for any DLC cups (Bell Cup, Crossing Cup, Egg Cup, and Triforce Cup as of this writing).
Tip

My kids and I found it easiest to win gold trophies when we played multiplayer grand prix and worked together as a team. We would concentrate on only attacking the computer-controlled racers, while being careful not to hit each other with shells, etc.

How fast is 200cc?

200cc mode is FAST. Be prepared to drift a lot. Here’s a quick clip from one of our recent races: