Friday, May 15, 2009

We Went to an EA Games Party and I Brought Something Back For You

Last week I took the girls to the EA Games Summer Block Party held at the EA offices in Playa Del Rey. Let me just say the party started before we even walked into the event - this is one of those places that everyone dreams of working at. They have gaming centers everywhere, a beach-like pond in the middle and my favorite - a cafe in the lobby. Imagine not having to lie to your boss about an emergency and then sneaking out to get your afternoon caffeine and pastry fix.

The hedonism didn't stop there; as soon as we stepped in we were pointed towards the make-your-own sundae bar, the buffet table filled with fresh pizzas and the cotton candy and popcorn machines. All this surrounding a huge room with couches, huge screens and all the latest games from EA. The kids of course, went nuts. At one point I saw my 10-year-old with a Wii controller in one hand and a cotton candy in the other and I haven't seen her that happy since I told her she could skip flossing on Fridays.

The best part was, my girls and their friends got to game to their hearts content. Really great new Wii games, like Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, MySims Racing and a new version of Boom Blox, Bash Party. Me, I got a little taste of the new EA Sports Active for Wii, which I loved. That might be just the thing I need to work off all that pizza I ate at the party.

A few of the other games they featured were Tiger Woods PGA Tour (wanted to try this out but got intimidated by an eight-year-old) Sims 3, Madden NFL 10, G.I. Joe, Littlest Pet Shop Spring and video game versions of classic board games like Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. I'm happy to see EA coming out with Wii games for adults - us grownups aren't just about blogging, Twitter and ordering housewares from Amazon.

And guess what? I brought something back for you: I have a copy of MySims Party for Wii to giveaway, and all you have to do is leave a comment below. I will then determine the winner in a random, reckless manner. Enter before midnight pst on Tuesday, May 19. (Sorry, U.S. entries only.) You may all skip flossing tonight.

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mona said...

No flossing tonight and possibly winning? That is awesome!

Norcal SIL said...

It this one of those contests where family members can't participate? I would be so bummed because I have yet to get any games to play on my Wii. Of course, that is because my dogs hate the Wii and start barking hysterically whenever I try to play. Who would have thunk that dogs have a secret fear of the Wii.

Lin said...

I would encourage Norcal SIL to change her to SocalUR (socal unrelated) so that she's at least in with a chance.

De in D.C. said...

Cool!! I was so addicted to the Sims PC games when those first came out.

Dawn said...

Am I too late? PICK ME.
Because I never show up anywhere anymore. And because you love me.

Anonymous said...

Pick me pick me!!!'

The only thing I've ever won is a used stuffed animal in fourth grade.


Elisa said...

Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun! I wish I had been there, 'cause I'm sure I would have loved it just as much as my kids would have!!

And may, I'd love to win this game. I just finished a giveaway on my blog where I gave away 7 prizes, so I feel like it would be fair for me to get something, too :-) Plus I'm willing to share with the other Wii fans in the house - doesn't that make me even more deserving ;-)

Lumpyheadsmom said...

I'm not flossing tonight OR tomorrow night. Because I'm crazy like that.

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