Today is someone’s lucky day. I’m so excited about this I can hardly stand it.
OK, I guess I should back up. About a month ago the awesome people over at Xbox emailed me and asked if I would like to work with them. And I was all ARE YOU KIDDING ME, IT’S XBOX!
Seriously, ever since the first time I saw the commercial…you know the one…where YOU are the controller? I shouted, “HOLY CRAP THEY’RE IMPLANTING GAME CHIPS INTO PEOPLE’S BRAINS.”
I called out to the kids, “Come in here quick! Look at this! George Orwell wrote about this way before you all were born. And now it’s coming TRUE!”
Suddenly I was torn, emotionally. Should I be excited about the turn technology had taken? Or should I run to the kitchen and make everyone an aluminum foil helmet. And perhaps, a sandwich. What. We’re gonna stop eating?
I looked at Harley who was giving me a rather peculiar look-sy. “Mommy, it’s called Kinect. And it’s cool. We should get one.”
And so…when I got the email from Xbox I thought I’m the best mom EVER!
A few days later an enormous box arrived on our front porch. When we brought it inside and cut open the top, a gold beam of light followed by a choir of heavenly angels came spilling out from under all the styrofoam peanuts.
Immediately Ethan knew just what to do. Funny, the man has trouble recognizing letters in his own name, but knows how to hook up gaming systems. Someone please explain this to me.
So here’s where it gets awesome FOR YOU.
I have the (just announced today!) Xbox Kinect Family Bundle to give to one lucky reader!
The bundle includes a special edition white Xbox 360 4GB console, white Kinect sensor, white Xbox 360 wireless controller, “Kinect Sports” and “Kinect Adventures” and a three-month subscription to Xbox LIVE Gold.
Here are some fun facts:
The Xbox 360 Special Edition 4GB Kinect Family Bundle includes the complete Xbox 360 experience all available in a glossy white package. With “Kinect Sports” (the best-selling franchise on Kinect for Xbox 360, with more than six million games sold to date), “Kinect Adventures” and Xbox LIVE Gold subscription at no additional cost, the bundle is an exceptional value. Now, users can enjoy the complete Xbox 360 experience including the controller-free fun of Kinect or grabbing the wireless controller to play blockbuster games. When it’s time for TV or movies, you can then log on to Xbox LIVE for social experiences and access to world class entertainment (Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or additional subscriptions or fees may be required).
All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment telling me why you love Xbox.
You can only enter one time.
Sweepstakes ends Friday, March 2, 2012, (MY BIRTHDAY!) at 5pm CST.
A random winner will be chosen and will receive an email. So make sure you leave your email address!
(Sorry, USA residents only)
The winner of the Xbox Kinect Family Bundle is entry number 46!