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Xbox 360 Believer Right Here Folks

Cody bowls to victory while the baby looks on.

We’ve come to the end of our Xbox 360 with Kinect campaign here on Babble and I am an official convert. In the beginning I had this belief that the Xbox 360 was for the hard core nerds that lived in their parent’s basements and did nothing but code, game and hack.

Sorry for the unkind assumption Xbox. I hope you’ll forgive me.

You see, our Xbox 360 has become just as much of our daily routine as our toaster or vacuum, they’re not absolutely vital to life, but they sure do make it more convenient. While this is a post sponsored by Xbox, it is written by a true Xbox 360 convert and I sure hope you’ve come to realize that I don’t give crazy glowing reviews for just anything that crosses my path. In fact I could have three friends as well as my husband give testimonial that I forced all of them to get up and play a Kinect game with me and they all had fun.

We had our Xbox 360 for almost a year before this campaign came up, to be honest we didn’t really play it a whole lot so I took on this series as a way to challenge myself to either fall in love with it or realize it wasn’t for me. It took about a week of solid use to really get comfortable with it, but as soon as it clicked? I was a fan.

We use it to watch movies, we use it to work out, we use it to trash talk each other, we use it to play together as a family, to have date night, to play with our kids, play with our friends, hang out with Elmo when the baby is sick, and de-stress after a long day.

One of the greatest things about the Xbox 360 is it can be family friendly during the day while Vivi and I watch Netflix or Addie plays Disneyland Adventures. Then there’s early evening when we all gather around and bowl against each other. But come night after the girls are in bed and I’m settled in with my laptop, Cody busts out Assassin’s Creed and takes down Templars, soldiers and crusaders. Other game systems seem to cater to only families or more bang bang intense strategy games. The Xbox 360 with Kinect is the best of both worlds with the option of bang bang strategy with a classic handheld controller as well as family friendly games where you are the controller using the Kinect sensor.

I’d have a hard time picking a favorite game, I’m a huge fan of Dance Central 2 and 3 but they’re a geared towards a slightly older crowd than Just Dance. As a family we like Kinect Sports, on my own I love a little Harry Potter and when it’s time to sweat I’ll take Zumba thank you. Knowing that there are more games in development, and a dozen more we’ve never played (with the option to download free demos!!) it’s not a static piece of gaming equipment, it’s an ever evolving and constantly changing entertainment system.

If I had to pick just one? Xbox 360 (but only with Kinect for me) would be it. (I’m pretty sure Cody’s convinced as well, but shh, don’t tell the PlayStation.)

Thanks to Xbox for sponsoring this campaign. Visit xbox.com to learn more. Click here to see more of the discussion.

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