View Full Version : Game Giveaway! Active Life: Extreme Challenge
August 27th, 2009, 12:29 PM
:eek: How EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEMMMME are you?
Wanna climb the walls of the Grand Canyon? Jump off a skyscraper? Bust out MAD Double Dutch skills on a graffitti'd city street? You know we've got just the game for you.
Namco Bandai generously gave us an extra copy of Active Life: Extreme Challenge, which we're going to give away to one of our lucky readers. This isn't just any ol' Wii game: it comes bundled with a floor mat controller like the glorious Power Pad for NES, except much newer and fresher.
How do make yourself eligible for this sweet bundle? Write a story in this thread about why you deserve the game: either a story that shows your EXTREME-ness, or a story detailing your extreme need for a death defying fitness program a la Wii. Your story must be posted in this thread by Sunday September 13, 10 PM Mountain Time. The author of the best story will be contacted via Private Message to confirm selection and mailing address, and we'll let everyone know who we selected on Tuesday September 15.
Be creative, be funny, be brutally honest-- we look forward to those stories. :D
September 6th, 2009, 04:24 PM
Here's my story about why I need this game.
My life is boring. Pure and simple, there is very little excitement in my life. I look on from the shadows of life as other people go on adventures. Locked away in my cold lonely room, I peer out my window and see people conversing about their life changing experiences. I sit silently and watch TV, hearing and seeing billions and billions of brave people fulfill their extreme dreams and fantasies, and wish to be like them.
Why donít I grant this wish of mine you ask? Well, unlike the popular song; I do fear the Reaper. The empty stare and cold touch of the Grim Reaper haunts my every thought, causing me to worry that any action too extreme may yield my last moments on this mortal coil. This fear has kept me separate from my friends as they partake in various activities like white water rafting and parasailing. If only there was some game I could play that could show me that these extreme challenges are nothing to fear.
And that my friends, is where Namco Bandaiís Active Life Extreme Challenge comes in. The multiple events that are included in the game could help me ease into the extreme lifestyle. By playing this game, my eyes could be opened to see that these extreme challenges may not be as horrifying as I think they could be, and may rid me of the specter of Death that haunts my mind. I would be free of the shackles of fear and join the rest of the world in some brave new adventure. That is why I need this game.
I hoped you enjoyed my little story and I wish everyone else the best of luck.
September 9th, 2009, 07:24 PM
Rated T for Teen+.
Here's a incomplete list of my extreme qualifications.
Just a few of the activities I've done today are Archery, Frisbee, Basketball, Cycling, Canoeing, Power Cruising, Table Tennis, Air Sports, Bowling, Swordplay, Golf, and Wakeboarding.
I have a good bit of experience with guns, knives, swords, and car chases. I've also saved more than my fair share of princesses.
A few of my hobbies include time travel, zombie hunting, extreme marital arts, skateboarding, racer car driving, football champion, intergalactic travel, and snowbaording.
A few notable extreme things I've done are among but not limited to wrestling, kart racing, game show contestant, dinosaur riding, and vampire slaying.
I've ran a farm.
I've flown a space ship.
I've fought a dragon.
I've ended world war 2.
I've been an assassin.
I've been incredibly rich.
I've been a guitar hero.
I've been a villain.
I've protected the castle.
I've escaped the sinking ship.
I've been through warp pipes.
I've been a ninja.
I've been on a duck hunt.
I've worked for Tom Nook.
I've taken flight with only the wings on my hat.
I'm so extreme that I have died more times then any human can reasonably count. I'm so extreme I currently have extra lives.
disclaimer: some or all of these qualifications may or may not be from a video game.
I'm so extreme I come with a disclaimer.
September 13th, 2009, 10:38 AM
I believe my family deserves Active Life: Extreme Challenge. I have many fond memories of the first powerpad for the NES. I remember my sister and I would spend literly hours playing World Class Track Meet. My sister and I was so extreme with World Class Track Meet that we would have day long tourments trying to beat each others high scores. Keep in mind at the time I was about 12 years old and my sister was 11 years old. Now imagine how much more extreem we could be at the age of 28! Now my sister, brother-in-law, and wife can get together to have weekend long tournaments climbing the walls of the Grand Canyon, jumping off skyscrapers, and busting out MAD Double Dutch skills on a graffitti'd city street!
Thanks for the opportunity! :)
September 13th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Here's my story.
In my life I've done many extreme things in my life. I've gone Wakeboarding, Rock Climbing and I'm hoping to try Sky Surfing soon. I also love snowboarding down the steep slopes of Mt. Rainier, which is only about a one hour drive from our small winter cabin. There's nothing like waking up early in the morning and wondering what the day will bring.
But my problem is, I can't keep living my life this way. I have an amazing wife, and a beautiful eight year old daughter who live far downtown. My wife is a stay at home mom, while I work two desk jobs during the day. Between work and my extreme sports, I only get to see my wife and daughter roughly twice a week.
I would easily stop my extreme sporting to stay closer to my family, but sporting seems to be the only thing that helps me fill the empty void in my life. Which is why I need Namco Bandaiís Active Life Extreme Challenge. With it, I can come home and spend quality time with my daughter while still being able to fulfill my extreme needs. Which is why Active Life seems to be the perfect fit for my dire problem.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story!
September 15th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Thank you to everyone for your great stories! We have selected our favorite and notified the author via PM. Pending confirmation of that PM receipt, we will let everyone know who we selected.
September 17th, 2009, 11:24 AM
Thanks again to everyone who entered, and congratulations to KidPit, who we selected as our favorite submission. Still jonesing for a free game? We've got a great Guitar Hero 5 giveaway you should check out here (http://nintendojo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=256)!
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