Pelham - Windham News November 26, 2010 - 9
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Five Ways Games Can Make Your Holiday Gatherings More Exciting
watched. Now, however, social gaming has made playing video games a group activity that can teach new skills. The new game “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” offers players a full band experience with its band-in-a-box that offers a newly designed guitar controller, drums and a microphone. Plus, older guitars will also work to get more people involved in the action. The game features more than 90 songs on the track list and a host of all-new gameplay features that offer one of the most immersive music video- game experiences available.
Another musical experience is “DJ Hero 2” which comes with two turntables and a microphone to pit DJ against DJ in unique Battle Mixes. Invite vocalists into the spotlight with scoring based on pitch and range detection and bring the party to life with jump-in/jump-out Party Play gameplay. Featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits by the hottest artists remixed by world-class DJs, the game’s soundtrack delivers 83 unique mash-ups only available in the game.
3. Games can be replayed often Unlike some games, you can play many of these games over and
Whatever holiday you’re celebrating, or even if you’re just looking
for any reason to get together with friends or family, having fun things to do can be the difference between a night to remember and look- ing at the clock, wondering how quickly you can make an exit. While time-tested activities like board games or card games never go out of style, introducing video games - particularly social gaming - to your event, can make any activity a blast. Here are three reasons why these types of games are perfect for gatherings.
1. Make your house the go-to place Whether you’d rather host family gatherings for the holidays or
make your house the place where your kids and their friends hang out, the right kind of games and gaming systems can make your house the spot where everyone wants to come.
2. Games can introduce new skills Video games used to be an activity that one or two people played with a small controller while the rest of the group stood around and
over without losing interest. You can play different roles or characters in many of these types of games, which helps keep the games fresh for longer periods of time.
4. Games work for the mind ... For both parents and kids, DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of
Rock can be introductions to great music that you might not other- wise have the opportunity to hear. Plus, any questionable lyrics have been cleaned up to make them friendly for younger audiences—al- though both are rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Safety Rating Board.
5. ... and body
Where some games can keep you rooted the couch, DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock get you moving and active while you play the instruments. If you’re a spectator waiting your turn, the game can serve as the soundtrack for a great dance party. - ARA Content
Spend More Quality Time With Your Guests While Entertaining This Holiday
minimum while still offering your guests a variety of refreshments. * Plan to serve food items that don’t require heating, cutting or other prep work. Setting out a plate of cookies, bars or pre- chopped veggies takes little time, and with a wide variety of items on the tray, you won’t have to make repeated trips to the kitchen for more snack items. * Offer your guests a variety of drink
It’s the holiday season. Guests and oc- casions to entertain them are popping up everywhere you turn. You’re decorating and cleaning to keep your house looking beauti- ful and welcoming, and busy shopping for refreshments. If only you had something to ease the ever-burdensome to-dos. When it comes time for your gathering,
you don’t want to spend time away from the party preparing food or drinks. You want to be a part of the fun. Here are some ideas on ways you can keep your prep work to a
choices. It’s easy to customize hot drink choices like coffee, tea and hot chocolate with the Keurig Special Edition Brewer, which has more than 250 K-Cup portion pack varieties of gourmet coffee, tea and hot cocoa from your favorite brands, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s and Gloria Jeans. By using this single-cup coffee brewer, there’s no mess, no clean-up and you are still able to cater to everyone’s individual choices. They’ll receive a fresh cup of their personal favorite blend every time. * Serve food items that don’t require plates, so your cleanup time is quick and easy. Most cookies and bars work really well with napkins, and once everyone is finished eating, you can gather those up and return to the conversation as the group savors their delicious beverage. You can use dishwasher safe mugs for your hot coffee, tea and cocoa drinks, or find special, holiday-themed disposable cups for the occasion, to further help reduce clean up. To make your holiday gathering extra spe- cial, the Keurig Milk Frother can be used for special holiday drink recipes. Try this Spiced
Mocha Latte as a great dessert beverage:
Spiced Mocha Latte Ingredients: 1 Extra Bold Coffee K-Cup Portion Pack 4 ounces skim milk 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup Whipped cream Cinnamon stick (optional as garnish)
Brew 6 to 8 ounces of coffee into a 14 ounce mug. While coffee is brewing, prepare the hot milk in the Milk Frother. When coffee is ready, add cinnamon, nutmeg and choco- late syrup. Gently stir in hot milk. Top with whipped cream. Drizzle with more choco- late syrup, if desired, and insert cinnamon stick before serving.
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