11/15/12

Video Game Giveaway: Enter to Win Wipeout 3 for Xbox Kinect!


By on 11/15/2012 06:30:00 AM

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Activision Family Game Summit this week to learn about the latest Activision video games for families.  I learned about some of the games already on my girls’ wishlists--and was able to add a few to those lists with a little more confidence.  I would like to share a few of the things I learned about Activision and video game ratings--and video game benefits with you. I would also love to give you a gift as well.  We are giving away one copy of Activision’s Wipeout 3 for Xbox with Kinect just in time for Christmas, so be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post!

There are family friendly video games that suit both parents and kids.  There are lots of suitable, family video games available--that the kids actually want.  As parents, we just need to do our homework.  Angry Birds is a collective favorite game for my cellphone.  All three of the girls love it--and it is now available as a video game in Angry Birds Trilogy .  As the mom of three girls, it was once a little difficult to find games geared toward young daughters.  This is no longer the case--games featuring Lalaloopsy and other well known characters make choosing games for girls much easier.  While mature themed games may still make it onto your child’s holiday list--there is likely a number of family friendly video games on those lists as well.  

The ESRB Rating System offers more than just letter ratings.  I think most of us understand the video game rating system and are familiar with the letters.  Those of us with little ones know to look for those games bearing an E for Everyone symbol.   I was not aware that the new ESRB RatingSystem includes a 3-part system that offers a lot of information and insights into a game’s rating.  The Interactive Elements portion of the rating helps parents understand more about information sharing--and that really helps those of us seeking to protect our children’s online presences.   

Research shows benefits of video games.  While I am a proponent of outdoor, face to face playtime for my girls--the occasional video game may not be so bad.  Research presented during the Activision Family Game Summit reminded us that there are benefits to video games--when chosen to suit our personal needs and values and when played as a family.

I learned a lot from the Activision Family Game Summit and I hope that I gave you a few resources as you make your child’s video game purchases this holiday season.  

Time to Enter our Wipeout 3 for Xbox 360 Kinect Video Game Giveaway.


 
Now--how about winning a free video game to get your holiday shopping up and running before Black Friday?  I received a goody bag from Activision for attending the Activision Family Game Summit--and wanted to share a gift with one lucky reader!  We are giving away one copy of the Wipeout 3 for Xbox 360 Kinect video game!!!  Enter via the Rafflecopter entry below and leave us a comment and tell us what gift tops your child’s wishlist this year!  !  The contest ends December 3rd.  Good Luck!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: The copy of Wipeout 3 was provided by Activision as part of a goody bag that I received when attending the Activision Family Game Summit. This giveaway is listed at Infinite Sweepstakes

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

77 comments :

  1. New follower from the Thumping Thursday hop, would love for you to come by and follow back?
    Erica
    www.ericastartwalking.com

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  2. they are only 2 and 3 so they basically want every toy that they see on the commercials.
    rebekadeleon3@gmail.com

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  3. an ipad is on her list

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  4. My daughter wants the new kindle fire hd and my younger wants the doctor mommy little mommy doll

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  5. my children want clothes and stuff that they know are hard for me to buy during the year. I would however love to surprise them with something of a toy item. I know they will not be expecting any


    star9501atyahoodotcom

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  6. so fun.

    Stopping by to say "aloha" from An Aloha Affair and to invite you to join us this week. We are now live and are ready to mingle. I can't wait to see what else you've been up to this week.

    Aloha,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  7. all my 10 year old girl wants is xbox kinect games! all of them! yeekers! thanks for the giveaway!!

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  8. oops forgot my email, sheri.scarpa@gmail.com

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  9. xbox games, and an ipod

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  10. My daughter wants a Nintendo 3DS for Christmas.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  11. Xbox 360 or playstation we have one xbox 360 now but with 3 boys 18,13,12 ITS CRAZY HERE!

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  12. My nephew wants the new ipad mini. I hope to win one for him!

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  13. The top of my list is a Leappad 2 for my 5 year old

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  14. lol great for my gift for the kids

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  15. Looks fun!! Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  16. My son wants anything lego and my husband wants video games (borderlands2 etc)

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  17. my daughter wants a 200.00 phone nothing like going easy on mom. My son said I dont care mom anything is fine . Talk about night and day

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  18. I WOULD LOVE THIS GAME FOR ME AND THE KIDS

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  19. My kids wanted an xbox for Christmas so just bought one and hid it in the basement. It also came with a Kinect, so this game would be great to go with it!

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  20. Wipeout 3 for XBox will be an amazing addition to Christmas for the kids!

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  21. Helicopter

    diane dot wortman at gmail dot com

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  22. my son wants more video games.
    Sarah hirsch

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  23. Definitely an XBox 360 is at the top of my list. We have games and no console for us to play them on.
    bkesterson53@hotmail.com

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  24. A tablet is on my daughters list for this year

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  25. A Purple Furbee.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  26. clothes and new pumas jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  27. My 13 year old son wants a metal detector.
    dmwsmiley@gmail.com

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  28. My son wants a swingset, or a bike.

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  29. My sons really want peace throughout the world. MINE AREN'T SELFISH.

    amycatherinemitchell@gmail.com :)

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  30. My daughter wants a kitchen set so badly!
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

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  31. Replies
    1. My daughter is a senior in h.s.--and gift cards rule her list this year too!

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  32. a new TV--one that isn't a thick box one!

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  33. my niece really wants some painting supplies

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  34. my kids would love wipe out !!!!!!!

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  35. My daughter loves anything My Little Pony right now.
    laceysaves0 at gmail.com

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  36. Replies
    1. I actually considered banning those after my oldest...but, the little ones just seem to think they "need" them. :)

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  37. Replies
    1. My girls want one too...attached to a karaoke machine and a library of karaoke cds.

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  38. lisa lo RC form

    My son is hoping for an xbox 360

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  39. Replies
    1. Isn't that the truth! :) Mine too. New Wii U? Of course, Mom! Doesn't matter if we just got iPod something-or-others, does it!

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  40. My 11 year old forgetful child would like an iphone. Right????

    wendishifflette@yahoo.com

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  41. I have two boys--- ummm video games of course LOL :D

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  42. A furby for some reason haha! :)
    brynndexter(at)gmail.com

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  43. any and all video games!!!!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  44. my grandson wants legos
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  45. she wants an ipod - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  46. They want a XBOX 360, this would be the perfect companion present.

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  47. An XBox 360!!!!
    jodysis at windstream dot net

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  48. At the top of my kids list is epic mickey 2 and an xbox360 for their room.

    yamiecubias@sbcglobal.net

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  49. Hello. My daughter wants a broom! lol. tiffprl2@Yahoo.com

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  50. I would gift this to my son--mtpapa47 at gmail dot com

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  51. My kids all want Kindle Fires - even the 4 year old!

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