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This not-so-Secret Santa post is part of a sponsored series from Ubisoft, celebrating “12 Days of Giveaways.” See below for how you can enter up to 12 times to win fun and family-friendly video games.
I was sent a copy of Just Dance 2 to review. I started immediately playing the games in party mode (with an adult in my household who wishes to remain nameless) and had a very awkward evening. I grew more and more frustrated trying to earn points and shake my booty in a manner resembling a real dance while he destroyed my score by mastering the remote and barely moving his body.
If you factor in that he was forced to dance (and crush me!) to Big Girl (You Are Beautiful), rather than a song of his own choosing, you’ll understand why he begged me never to reveal his identity in this here blog.
A couple of days later — once my dignity had returned when everyone was still asleep — I tried it alone at 6AM. I used the “just sweat” mode to challenge myself to a week of dance-video-game fueled exercise. Though I still struggled with some of the moves, I got better at it each day. I reached the goal (3-4 songs per day for a week!) and enjoyed doing it. By the next weekend, when my kids walked in on me, I was ready to show off.
With 44 songs to choose from, I found a few old favorites and learned moves to some current songs (in addition to the ones I had never heard of): Vampire Weekend – A-Punk, Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back, and Rihanna – S.O.S. to name a few.
Bottom line: Good clean fun for an evening in with the ladies or a morning of performing for your kids and calling it a workout. Less fun to play with your husband.
Want to win a copy? To enter for a chance to win Just Dance 2 and Raving Rabbids Travel in Time for the Wii (approximately $90 value), tell us in the comments what games you love to play (video or analog, anything goes!). Comments close on December 2 and winner will be randomly selected on Friday, December 3. Continental U.S. Residents only, sorry!
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I was selected to participate in this sponsored series by Ubisoft and Clever Girls Collective. I received a video game and compensation for my participation in this program. We all believe in Blog With Integrity.