|This is a sponsored post for review. All thoughts/ideas are my own.|
I hadn't thought there were any other options really until I was offered a chance to review a new way of gaming(okay, yes my hubby and I enjoy it too... shhhh). There is a new system that is called flarePlay. Instead of a large box that takes up a lot of room with even more room for the discs... the system fits into your hand. The game console is wireless and is of a standard size with the familiar buttons of other systems.
The way that flarePlay works is similar to Netflix. You pay a monthly fee of $10 and you have unlimited instant games where ever you go as long as you have wifi and HDMI capability. This is standard of any TV newer than 5 years.
There is a small setup that is necessary to start where you enter in the WiFi password and login information and you get the main screen with over 100 games! It even keeps track of your favorites so they are easily accessible.
I tried a few different types of games available. The first one I tried was "7 Wonders of the Ancient World". It is similar to "Bejeweled"8 and other similar games. LOVED it!
Since I also like RPG(Role Playing Games) I also tried a fun game about trying to find a lost sister and jewels on a secret Island called, "Alex Gordon". My son will have fun playing this as it is similar to Super Marion Brothers.
When I saw that there was a "LEGO: Harry Potter" game... I couldn't resist! Yes, I am a geek and love ALL Harry Potter. It was entertaining while being challenging and otherwise, my son could kick my butt playing it. I will practice while he is asleep so I don't embarrass myself.
There are so many different choices for games, it seems like a little bit for everyone.
There are some downsides to the program. They are still adding to their list of games so you are limited to 100+ games. You also need a good WiFi with a HDMI connector on your TV. Good thing is that if you take advantage of the offer below, you will get a free gaming console ($99 value) for FREE if you sign up before 12/31/13.*
WHATS NEW: The new games for this month include, LEGO Batman(5-8), LEGO Harry Potter, H.A.W.X.2, Assassins Creed 2, and Rabbids Go Home.