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Win an Xbox 360 Console and Support a Children’s Charity

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

This sweepstakes is now closed.  Congratulations to Stacey S. of Florida for winning the Xbox 360 Console + Kinect!

Who says video games aren’t good for you?  The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the largest children’s hospital charity, will be hosting its annual 24-hour video game fundraising marathon, called Extra Life, on Saturday, October 15.  The marathon is in honor of  the late Victoria (Tori) Enmon, a 15-year-old girl who played video games during her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. 

In honor of this fundraising event that carries on Tori’s legacy, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has offered to give away one Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect to a lucky Parents.com reader. The prize package is valued at $299.99 and includes: built-in wi-fi, a black wireless controller, a standard definition composite A/V cable, a Kinect Sensor, the Kinect Adventures game, and  a free one-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership. 

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada for research, training, equipment, and other healthcare issues related to children.  Participants can get involved in the marathon (or make donations) by registering on Extra-Life.org. Even if your family doesn’t play video games, mobile games and board games are also encouraged.

Xbox 360 also hosted a Gaming and Giving for Good (G3) Xbox LIVE charity event earlier this month on Saturday, October 1, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  9,600 individuals participated, including celebrities such as actress Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) and professional sports players such as Landry Fields (New York Knicks), Andrew Bynum (LA Lakers), and Shawn Marrion (Dallas Mavericks).

To win the Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect, share a favorite family memory involving video, mobile, or board games in our Comments section below.  One winner will be chosen randomly to win this sweepstakes giveaway, which runs from Monday, October 10 to Saturday, October 15.  Please click here to read the full sweepstakes rules.

Goody luck!

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Daily News Roundup

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

FDA issues warnings to four hand sanitizer companies
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the companies claim their lotions and gels can prevent a variety of infections, including staphylococcus aureus, E. coli and bird flu. Companies that claim their products can prevent a disease must submit scientific studies to the FDA before launching them. “The FDA cannot allow companies to mislead consumers by making unproven prevention claims,” said FDA compliance director Deborah Autor, in a statement.

Girl Scouts court the growing Latina population in U.S.
According to the latest demographic data, the Latino population now totals 16.3% of the nation’s inhabitants, increasing by 43% over the last ten years. One organization taking this information to heart is the Girl Scouts of America. Already the 100 year-old organization enjoys some pretty impressive membership numbers among young American girls with one in 10 claiming membership in Girl Scouts. But in order to keep up with these ever-evolving demographic trends, the organization decided to launch a new national Hispanic-focused media campaign to reach “one of the only girl populations in the country that is growing,” according Girl Scout Council of Northern Texas.

No new PlayStation, Xbox until 2014?
Gamers might have to wait at least another three years before there’s any update to their Xbox or PlayStation consoles. Prominent gaming news site Kotaku on Thursday quoted multiple unnamed sources saying both Sony and Microsoft hope to extend the life of the current generation of consoles for as long as possible.

Teen fakes pregnancy as school project
A student at a high school in south-central Washington state faked her pregnancy for the past six months as a social experiment for her senior project. Gaby Rodriguez revealed she was not pregnant Wednesday by taking off the belly bundle in front of a stunned student assembly at Yakima High School that ended with a standing ovation. Her presentation about rumors and stereotypes is part of her about the perceptions of a pregnant student. The 17-year-old will present her project in May before she graduates.

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Win a Kinect Prize Pack from Xbox 360!

Monday, April 18th, 2011

easterForget about bunnies! Your kids will get a bigger kick out of finding a Kinectimals plush in their Easter baskets. After all, they’re cute, soft, AND come with a special code that lets players access extra content in the motion-controlled Kinectimals video game. In honor of the holiday, we’re giving away the Xbox 360 with the Kinect system, a copy of the Kinectimals video game, and two Kinectimals plushies. To win this egg-tastic prize pack, post a comment below from now through April 24th. Read the full rules here. One lucky winner will be selected in a random drawing. Goody luck!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Come back soon for more great giveaways.

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Win a XBox 360 Kinect and a Game!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

misHere’s your chance to be the coolest mom or dad on the block. Starting right now, you can score a video-game console for your family just in time for the holidays. You heard right: We’re giving away a free Xbox 360 and its brand-spanking new Kinect system (it’s similar to the Wii, but you play through body movement–no controller needed!) Plus, we’re also throwing in Konami’s Adrenalin Misfits, a super-fun snowboarding game, to stuff into your kid’s stocking. Take home this totally awesome gaming prize pack by posting a comment below from now through 11:59 p.m. EST on December 8, and we’ll pick one lucky winner in a random drawing.  Click here for the full rules. Goody luck!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. But come back before the end of the week for another great giveaway!

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