Activision Family Game Summit #giveaway

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Earlier this month we were invited to attend The Activision Family Game Summit. Being that we've become a gaming family I felt it was important to attend as a family.  I needed us to hear from other parents about the rating system as well as what new games would be coming out that would be of interest to our family.
activision family game summit
Soleil Moon Frye was the host not only is she in actress author and mom but she is currently Target's Mombassador! How cool is that!

As a mom of little ones who love games just like daddy does. I have come to realize not all games are bad when limits are set and when parents take the responsibility to educate themselves in the ratings. Much like TV shows games have an ESRB rating that makes it a bit easier for us to know what is right for our kids.

The panel was very informative. Here are a few of the highlights:
•Rating symbols are on the front of boxed games content description is on the back

•Social Benefits of Gaming
   -Girls who play video games with a parent are better behaved, feel more connected with their families and have stronger mental health (Brigham Young University)

•Emotional Benefits of Gaming
   -Gaming can act as a semi-protective function against nightmares(Athabasca University, Canada)

•Mental Benefits of Gaming
   -Kids that play video games scored 23% higher in creative tests involving tasks such as drawing pictures and writing stories (Michigan State University)

•Physical Benefits of Gaming
  -Pre-school children who play interactive video games show better object control motor skills  such as kicking, catching, throwing a ball (Deakin University)

I really enjoyed learning about family and smaller children gaming. While it was nice to hear the good things we also know limitations and boundaries are needed as they are with every type of activity.

Enter the GIVEAWAY
We received a great swag bag and we wanted to share the wealth!


ONE lucky GUB reader will win Four 3DS games in the following titles
-Bratz Fashion Boutique
-LalaLoopsy Carnival
-Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park
-The Trash Pack

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Leave a Comment below on this post answering one of the following questions:

Who is a gamer in your home?  or Are there any rules for the little gamers? or What is another positive thing about playing video games?
Don't forget to leave your email so we can contact you if you win!  

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Giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years+ ONLY
Giveaway ends December 17 2012 11:59pm EST
Winner will be chosen at random using random.org 
Winner will be emailed!  

*Prize is NOT guaranteed to arrive by Christmas!

For more information on Activision and their games visit http://familygamesummit.com/live.php
you can also view the video of the summit as it was broadcasted live!
Big Thanks to Activision for inviting us to attend!

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. We were invited to attend this event as media. We were also given a gift bag for attending. The giveaway is part of what we received in our bag. The above are as always our true and honest opinions. 

32 comments:

  1. i attended online and i feel better about letting the G's play video games a little more now! they are total gamers! lol i got a good bag too! the kids will be very happy this christmas! :)

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  2. Wow I like these facts. I had no idea. I know games are good for kids as long as the rating is in right. I get really upset when I see parents at GameStop buying a game that I KNOW is not rated for their kids. Like Black Ops - That game is NOT for minors. I'm a grown up and sometimes I'm left with my mouth wide open at the stuff that goes on in that game.

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  3. Who is a gamer in your home? or Are there any rules for the little gamers? or What is another positive thing about playing video games?
    Don't forget to leave your email so we can contact you if you win!

    This is awesome! I love that you are so well informed about everything your little ones do. :) You are such a great momma!

    The hubs is the gamer in the family. Doll Face is into games, she is always asking for a game thingy, when we are at the store but I don't think she is ready yet... I am sure as she gets older we will get her one. :) You definitely helped shape that idea. lol

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  4. Play games has been a great way for us to spend time together as a family. Even my 3 year old-he absolutely loves playing video games.

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  7. Great post, I had no idea all of the benefits of gaming...my Husband is not really into games and the kids are barely learning to use our phones for basic games but as soon as we think they may be interested I am sure we will all be into it!! It just seems fun!!!

    I think doing things as a family is very important and being in the know as to what your children are doing and their activities is also a priority in our lives!

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  12. The gamer in the house is my daughter, followed by husband, then me.

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  14. Everyone in my house plays,but my 18 year old son takes it the most serious.We own all 3 major gaming systems and everybody has a tablet as well.We love action,role play and family games.
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