Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Holidays from PKTR!

PKTR will be taking some time off to enjoy the holidays and the new year with family and friends.

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Announcing the Winners of the Wii Games - Rayman Raving Rabids TV Party!!

We have winners in our Rayman Raving Rabids TV Party giveaway! It's the first game where you control a character using your bottom (on the Wii balance board)!

Congratulations to Pete of My GPS Camera Phone

and PG of Annoyingly Boring!

Each of our winners won a copy of the Wii game, Rayman Raving Rabids TV Party!! That game was one of our top picks this year and is undoubtedly one of the most fun games of the year!

Thank you to everyone for participating by leaving comments here and on our companion blog, Soapbox Mom!

Happy Holidays from PKTR, Soapbox Mom and Ubisoft!!

Rayman Raving Rabids TV Party - PKTR 46

Our holiday show is tons of fun, mostly because we tell you all about the Wii game we gave away today. It's called Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party and it was one of our top video game picks this year.

Seriously, doesn't this look like fun?

We begin the show with some chit chat about Christmas and holiday shopping. Here's the post we mentioned about how to decorate a Christmas tree.

We'll also tell you what we think about some of the shopping bags which some of the stores give you to carry around the mall...

Christmas music comes up in the show, too. Do you like it? What are your favorite songs? One of the hosts will tell you her top five.

Then, we take off on a quick tangent to talk about Heroes (perhaps inspired by Rayman Raving Rabbids?)...

Or maybe the photo above just reminded us of the Isaac Mendez character in Heroes as he paints the futuristic paintings...

Either way...

it's not long before (somehow!?) an iPhone app works its way in to the show. You might be surprised to find out which one. Actually, it's the third top selling application. which one?
iFart (I still can't believe we talked about this...) was the iPhone application the boys of our household demonstrated for you. Ugh. Uh, sorry?


Here are the stick figures we told you about in the show. This part of the game (called "Shake It") is one of our favorites.

You just have to play it to know about this:

Finally, here's the Rabbid Pack we told you about during the show:

Sorry, the Rabbid Pack is only available in the United Kingdom.

Congratulations to our winners! Thanks, again, to Ubisoft for the games.

As always, thanks for listening!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Another Wii Game Giveaway on PKTR!!

We're thrilled to tell you that our listeners have another opportunity to win a Wii game!

The kind folks at Ubisoft have provided us with TWO copies of Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party to give to our listeners.

This is one of the most fun games we've played this year (and that's why it made our list of Top Picks - Video Games on Wii and PS 3)!

Want a chance to win?

This week, we're asking you to leave a comment telling us which video game is your (or your family's) favorite video game. That's all you have to do.

Besides, now that the election is over, what else do you have to do?

You have until Saturday, December 20 at 4:30 pm (ET).

Tune in to the show that day at 6:00 pm (ET) when we'll announce the lucky winners on our live radio show!

Good luck and Happy Holidays!!

----------> And remember to check my blogger friend Michelle's site, Scribbit, for more great holiday giveaways!

Wii Game Giveaway and iPhone Apps Update - PKTR 45

In today's show we announced the winners of our Wii game giveaway!!

Congratulations to the winners:

Ashlie of Mommycosm


April R of Sweet Leaf Tea!

Each will receive a copy of Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip for Nintendo Wii.

Download the show to hear about the game.

Even the website is cool! Check it here.

Thanks to everyone who participated by leaving comments on our companion blog over at Soapbox Mom!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Twilight and a Wii Game Giveaway!! - PKTR 44

Download the show to hear about what we thought about the movie based on Stephanie Meyer's book, Twilight.

We start the show talking about products with eucalyptus and if you, too, like it, how you can easily enjoy the scent in many ways...

Next, we'll tell you how to throw a party for friends easily, inexpensively and with little or no intimidation factor. Just do it!

Here's the link to Oprah's website and her twist this year on her favorite things. We love it! And - bonus! - here's a terrific link which provides many, many holiday entertaining ideas.


The recipe, as promised, for our fool-proof appetizer is one of the easiest I've ever made:

Goat Cheese Appetizer

8 - 10 ounces of marinated goat cheese
olive oil
fresh thyme
pink peppercorns

Bake the goat cheese at 325 in an ovenproof serving dish until bubbly and just a bit golden brown on top (about 45 minutes). Remove from oven, sprinkle olive oil, thyme and pink peppercorns and serve. Best with pepper crackers and grapes (in our opinion).


Then, about 22:30 in, we move on to the discussion about Twilight and other holiday movies.

We recommend using your judgment to determine whether to let your preteen read the last book in the series, Breaking Dawn. Approximately three fourths of the book is intense and mature content. We advise that you read it first then decide whether your daughter will like it.

Finally, we'll tell you about that Nintendo Wii game we'll be giving away this week. Just leave a comment to enter!

By leaving a comment, you'll have a chance to win this game:

Here are the links to other giveaways:

Thanks for listening!


Entries will be accepted until Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 12:30 pm (ET). Giveaway is only open to US residents and US addresses (no PO Boxes). See additional rules here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wii Game Giveaway Coming Soon!

Join us on Saturday, December 6 when we'll announce which of our top picks (discussed in our show last week) we'll be giving away!

Two lucky winners will win one of these great video games.

Check back soon for more details.

Note that our show will broadcast live at 5:00 pm on Saturday (instead of our usual 2:00 pm timeslot).