The new Dreamworks 3D Monsters vs Aliens movie is coming out on March 27th, and this poses a little bit of a dilemma for me, because my son is in the middle of an open-ended no TV/video games/computer punishment. I don’t know where highly-anticipated 3D movies fall in that punishment. We’ve already made one punishment exception, Saturday night. I let my daughter pick something that we could all do together, and she kept insisting on watching a movie, and since my son had been awesome all day I said OK. I’m thinking I’ll let him go see Monsters vs. Aliens too, as long as he continues making an effort to get himself out from under our Draconian thumbs.
But anyway, Activision is giving us a copy of the new Monsters vs Aliens video game that’s debuting tomorrow, and that definitely falls smack dab in the middle of Jake’s punishment. So it’s a big carrot on the end of a stick for him to continue being good. He’s been following this game’s development for a while now and has been waiting for it to come out. He’s gotten to try it out a couple different times during it’s development phase, and he loved it. You can play the game as several different characters from the movie: The Missing Link, B.O.B., or Ginormica. But my favorite feature is the team mode: at any time, another person can join in and assist the main player. God knows I have zero interest in sitting down and playing video games with my kids – when they’re being zombified by something electronic, I go do other things. But if he needs a little help to get past a tough part, another player can join in temporarily as Dr. Cockroach to help out. Brilliant!
Activision is giving me four Monsters vs Aliens games to give away, and you even get to pick which kind of game you want: Xbox 360, Wii, or PS3. To enter to win, please leave a comment telling me which game version you would want if you won.
You can get a second entry by Tweeting, mentioning the contest and Monsters vs. Aliens with a link back here to this post. Make sure to leave a separate comment about that Tweet to get your second entry. That’s two entries per household, please.
Good luck! The contest runs until sometime around noon on Thursday, April 2nd. The winners will be chosen by Random.org. For full giveaway rules, please go here. Prize can be shipped to U.S. addresses only.
Originally posted on Selfish Mom