UPDATE: Congrats to Meredith S. and Matt W. for winning the two Wii U Bundles!
Another product post, sorry, but when Nintendo asked if me if I wanted to give away two Wii U bundles to you guys I couldn’t say no.
Addie was asked to be a part of the Nintendo Kids reviewer program several months ago and she’s been taking her job very seriously.
Originally I set her up to write a portion of this giveaway but her little blurb contained so many ALL CAPS DECLARATIONS FOLLOWED WITH WAY TOO MANY !!!!!!!!! I figured I’d bottle her enthusiasm for another project that we’re working on.
I have always been partial to Nintendo as they don’t offer bloody, nasty games where you could run over prostitutes with cars, or gut pirates with your bare hands.
Plus, it’s what Cody and I grew up on — so while Addie may have been the only member of our family to be formally invited into the program, little boy dreams inside my husband have come true.
- No need to buy new controllers or games when you upgrade to a Wii U or 3DS, old games and controllers (Wii, Gamecube, DS) work with both platforms.
- Cody loves that the Wii U has an HDMI hookup (nerd.)
- I love that I can set parental limits in regards to online activity.
- Addie loves the controller pad that comes with the WiiU, it’s so much easier to use the touchscreen to make things like Miis or put in passwords or names than it was with a Wii-mote.
- Addie loves the Play Nintendo site as it gives her hints and tricks to games she owns as well as notices for free game downloads, printables (there were Mario themed pumpkin carving stencils for Halloween) and it lets her preview new games to see what she may or may not want to add to her Christmas list. I love it because it’s a site I can drop her off at and not have to worry about the content being inappropriate. If you ever played Nintendo as a kid you’ll appreciate the nostalgic touches to a totally modern Nintendo experience.
- The Play Nintendo site for parents is equally great as it lets parents know what’s available (like a downloadable tour of the Louvre, parents can sneak it onto their kids console but no kid I know is ever going to see ‘virtual tour of the Louvre’ and think GAME ON!) as well as the truth about what’s really happening when kids go online through their Nintendo devices and how parents can control how much their kids can or cannot share.
I have two WiiU MarioKart 8 bundles (ARV $299.99) to give away to two of you. HOW TO ENTER: Click over to play.nintendo.com and play.nintendo.com/parents then leave a comment here about what stood out to you about each of the sites. You have until 10 p.m. EST Sunday, November 16th to get your entry in. (Click the gold question mark box a few times while you’re over there.)
Fine Print and Disclosure: Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Both winners will be randomly selected from eligible comments and contacted Monday, November 17th and have 24 hours to respond. If no response is received, a new winner will be selected until both prizes are claimed then winners will be announced publicly. While we have graciously received product from Nintendo, we have not been financially compensated and all opinions are our own. Good luck!