Bossy will begin by saying she is not a fervent believer in video games. Bossy’s speed is tattered Monopoly boards dotted with Chex cereal because the red Hotels have been missing since the year you stopped liking Andy Gibb.
In fact, Bossy has always been one of those moms who didn’t allow electronic toys in the house because
oy the noise, she would kill herself
she wanted to foster imagination.
Bossy’s son often begged for video game systems growing up, but Bossy reasoned he could play those things at someone else’s house.
But now Bossy’s son is away at college and the rest of the family can have fun! Enter Xbox 360.
Xbox 360 is more than a gaming system, because the console provides online access and Bossy doesn’t really understand what she’s saying but anyway, you can compete with other Xbox people everywhere! This feature is called Xbox LIVE, and you can even hook up a camera so you can see the people you’re playing with and they can see you and they can see your family room and they can see the couch in your family room, the couch with the muddy dog prints and maybe never mind about the Great Camera?
And Xbox 360 has a relationship with Netflix and Universal Studios Entertainment, so you can stream their free TV shows and movies for,
that would be, free! Because did you know Bossy is incapable of watching TV or movies on her computer screen because it feels so wrong. Next thing you know they’ll invent a phone for your car. Oh, wait.
But the best thing about Xbox 360 — and the thing Bossy finds most compelling when it comes to gaming families — is their Parental Controls. The makers of Xbox have teamed with the Parent Teacher Association to develop a gaming PACT, which encourages parents to provide strict perimeters surrounding issues such as access, content, and amount of time spent playing these games.
The Xbox 360 system allows you to set up an individual profile for each person in the household — each with their own unique Family Settings, both for gaming and for Xbox LIVE interplay. So for instance, you can peruse game ratings and decide which are acceptable.
And then of course there is the very best feature ever: you can set time limits for your children, which the gaming system monitors so you don’t have to. This means that Xbox provides the warnings that their time has nearly expired so you’re not the bad guy, where bad guy equals one very frizzy woman.
In honor of Bossy’s awesome readers, Xbox 360 is going to give away one Xbox console, complete with two games: Kung Fu Panda and Indiana Jones to one lucky person!
Simply leave a comment below, one per person please.
Bossy will employ her best friend, the Random Number Generator, to select a winner on Wednesday morning.
And good luck!