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Nintendo Switch Light Up Dock Shield

The Nintendo Switch turned one year old yesterday, and it’s one of Nintendo’s most popular platforms. It has tripled in sales compared to their last console, the Nintendo Wii U.

We’ve had the Switch since it came out, and it’s one of the best purchases we’ve made. Their selection of games have a great variety of video game genres. If you’re in the market for a Switch, I recommend The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Those titles are a given and you’ll see them recommended everywhere. For “lesser” known titles, I recommend Dragon Quest Builders (think Minecraft with a story) and Ittle Dew 2+ (inspired by classic The Legend of Zelda titles).

Back in November, I was browsing for Nintendo Switch accessories. I found the Nintendo Switch Light Up Dock Shield by PDP. I loved how it looked, but it was sold out everywhere. We visited New York City in December and went to a few GameStop/ThinkGeek stores and none of them had it in stock. After a month or so, it was back in stock on Amazon so I immediately bought it.

This light up dock shield goes on top of your Nintendo Switch dock shield and connects via USB. It includes two acrylic framing panels: one for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (pictured above) and one for Super Mario Odyssey. You have 17 different colors and/or light up effects to choose from, including a Flash Mode, Strobe Mode, Fade Mode, and Smooth Mode.

If you want a nice-looking accessory for your Nintendo Switch, I definitely recommend the Nintendo Switch Light Up Dock Shield. I would love for PDP to release more acrylic framing panels for it as more games come out. I’m looking forward to it, that way we can swap them out every now and then.

Question Time:

Do you have a Nintendo Switch? Do you have any accessories for it? What’s your favorite?

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Extra Life 2016

Note: I’ve had this post written for a while, but between work commitments and some health issues I totally forgot to post it earlier.

During this past Saturday November 5, I participated in Extra Life‘s 24 hour gaming marathon. This was my second year participating in the marathon and I must say that it was such a rewarding experience. Last year, my husband and I divided the marathon into two 12-hour sections. He played for twelve hours and I played for twelve, also streaming it on Twitch.

This year

This year, it was quite different. We invited two of our friends, who are also Extra Lifers, to our house so we could do the marathon together. A few weeks before the marathon, we compiled a list of games we could play as a group, and individually. It was a mix of retro and modern games, so we could have the best of both worlds. We begun the marathon at 9:25 AM, and we were scared that we weren’t going to last the 24 hours. Surprisingly, we did!

The experience was wonderful, we had an amazing time as friends playing video games. But most importantly, we helped raised more than $850 for the kids of the San Jorge Children’s Foundation in just 24 hours. My husband and I will keep participating in Extra Life as long as we can.

If you love video games, and want to help out a cause, Extra Life is a great movement to join. I suggest you look up a local team or guild and get more information as to how you can help out!

If you’d like to donate to my campaign, I would greatly appreciate it. You can do so by visiting this link.

Here are some photos from the marathon:

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