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Dadding Giveaway Contest: Free Xbox 360 Kinect Family Bundle

I’ve written before about how much I’m in love with a simple video game system, how much effort and teamwork and silliness it requires, and how much it works as the perfect rainy day activity to get out all the crazies.

Now’s your chance to discover exactly what I’m talking about.

The new Xbox 360 Kinect Family Bundle debuts today, and I’m giving away an entire package.

For details, go here.

But in short, here’s what the winner takes home: a video game system, complete with Kinect sensor, a controller, two games and a free three-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold, an online component that lets you play against friends or even download movies.

I’m especially excited that Xbox is allowing me to give away my two favorite games. First up, there’s Kinect Adventures, which my daughter and I love. There are all sorts of zany activities we have to team up to do, such as river rafting. By the end of a game, we’re both so exhausted and giggly that we have to flop onto the couch for some air.

Then there’s the Kinect Sports game, which features everything from downhill skiing to football to baseball. My wife and I have insane downhill races, which I think actually prepared our legs for actual skiing — that’s how much you have to work to win.

Unlike the regular Xbox 360 Kinect system, the Family Bundle package features a new design: gleaming white. The look may be different, but the games and the play are still the same. As I said before, I was stunned when I started playing the controller-less games, using only my body to control my motions on the screen. I wasn’t expecting much from the technology, but I was thrilled to discover how much fun it was.

I think you will be too.

The contest closes on Friday, so go here to enter quickly.

Disclosure: XBox sent me a free Kinect system last year for review, but there are no freebies or compensation involved with this post or giveaway. I’m just excited to let Dadding readers try it out.

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