Sunday, September 21, 2008

A virtual teenager in a box.

I wish I looked even remotely as cool as my MyLife avatar. As a teenager I was kind of awkward, had a very "unique" sense of style, and certainly never had a dog as cool as Melos (my MyLife dog and real dog of course).

MyLife is a hand held virtual life simulator which reminds me a bit of a tamagochi combined with a gameboy dipped in hot pink. With a surprisingly large color LCD screen, and a fairly decent set of speakers, at first look its unlike anything you have seen previously in the virtual life hand held genre.

The virtual world inside of MyLife is expansive, rivaling many of the other "sim" games you may find on more complex gaming consoles. Seeing as the MyLife console with a purchase cost that virtually the same as you would pay for a decent sim game for any other game system its actually a great deal to get your own hand held game that though the big brother might secretly want to steal but its hot pink exterior and tons of hearts will keep him away and keep any fights over the game system under wraps.

I've been playing with my MyLife console for a little over a week now, and minus the fact that I had a small helper in my testing process and our first attempts of playing the game was more about sight seeing than doing "errands" to earn money and the fact that my first MyLife character never got a bath or really made any money you can only wonder why we had to start over. heh. Needless to say regardless of its very addictive game play it actually teaches young girls responsibility to some extent. Characters must sleep, bathe, eat, walk the dog, and do errands to make money to buy things they want in the MyLife world.

The only real downfall, MyLife doesn't come with batteries and I would have loved to see it come with a rechargeable option. There are also expansion "cards" that provide new outfits to keep the game going which is great but they do cost extra.

For more info including a tour of the game visit the MyLife website. You can also get your own MyLife over at Amazon!

I have a MyLife console to give away to one of my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out MyLife and tell me what you think is cool about MyLife.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Oct 15th at midnight!

148 Comments:

babysmama said...

I wish I had this when I was a teen! You can completely customized your character from hair to nose even!! I'd love to win this for my cousin.

rosannepm said...

I like playing the games to destress

Whimsical Creations said...

I like the cute games they have.

=) melanie
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melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

Your button is on my blog.

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Jenn S. said...

This looks like fun. My daughter and I love playing Sims games. I like how it is so customizable and can expand as well.

Sandy said...

I think kids will fall in love with it, love the bigger features myself and the pink but it looks cute

samsakara said...

I love that you can exchange items and messages with other players. Also very neat that you can customize your own character.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

peg42 said...

This game sounds really neat. My daughter would love this. I love that you make your own characters, that there's different games to play and that you interact with people, good and bad, (just like in real life) that you meet along you way each day. What a cute idea. Thanks for this giveaway.

Fangirl Jen said...

The individuality of the MyLife characters that you get to create is a wonderful feature.

Fangirl Jen said...

I subscribe to your feed.

Kerrie said...

I love this! I had a Tamagotchi and Nano Babies when I was younger, but this is even cooler! I know a couple of girls in my life that would love this! I love that you can make your character look exactly like you, and there are a lot of choices when it comes to hair style, eye shape, etc. I used to get frustrated with games like these when the person didn't look anything like me...but I think you can come close with this!

keeerried216[at]aol[dot]com

Kerrie said...

And I'm a subscriber!

keeerried216[at]aol[dot]com

lisagee said...

Your young teen will never be bored with this game :o)

susan1215 said...

I love that you can exchange items and messages with other players

jffryclough said...

i'm new to this site but the prize looks good to me

Lisa said...

I loved playing dress up paper dolls as a kid and this seems like the new and improved of something that I loved. This would be so much fun...will have to fight my daughter for it.

mverno said...

that you can create your own characters

MuteX10 said...

Looks great. I could have fun with this.

Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

exchanging items w/ players

Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

subscriber

Erica C. said...

this reminds me of tamagotchi too! that was such a huge craze! MyLife seems pretty interesting...thanks :)

chromiumman said...

i love they the have expansion cards, so you can be even more your own person

Hil'Lesha said...

I'll admit that I'd play this myself. I love that it is "sim" game.

Hil'Lesha said...

I posted about the giveaway here.

- Marybeth I. said...

Your my life character interacts with good and bad characters, just like in your real life!

- Marybeth I. said...

I am a subscriber

llinda29 said...

My daughter would love this

Dana said...

Reminds me of sims game which I love! Thanks!

agordon10 said...

I like the level of customization

Finamoon said...

I remember Giga Pets. This is so much better! So much more you can do with this. I love the way you can choose outfits and have more options with more keys.

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valerie2350 said...

the games look fun :)

Allie Brockelman said...

I just think it's an awesome game to play. abrockelman73@yahoo.com

tracy said...

i love the games

vmkids said...

such a big selection in games

RE said...

Very cute! My neice would love this!

Pat Connors said...

My daughter will love the technology to create girl cartoon characters. Thanks for the contest.

cathykent said...

I like all the game selections. I don't even know this exists!

Baby4 said...

how fun! Ive been wanting to do one of these avatars onl ine but havent been able to figure it out. My daughter and I would have alot of fun with this :)

toughturtles said...

fun for my neices

mogrill said...

My kiddo would LOVE this. Lots of game choices. Perfect Christmas gift!

Rebecca said...

This reminds me of the Tamagotchi I got when I was a teen, I like that they are customizable (the character I mean)

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

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torinem said...

Love that it is like the Sims!

Kristie said...

I think it's neat that it help teach responsibility.
khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

stampedwithgrace said...

this looks so neat and my girls would love playing the games on it!

stampedwithgrace said...

you're on my sidebar :)

reb said...

This would be great for my daughter. Make a great birthday gift.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

reb said...

My daughter would love this., and me too.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

miriama said...

I like that you can exchange dresses and items with other mylife players.

Diana said...

I love this! My favorite thing about it is that you have to earn your allowance by doing good in school and obeying your parents!!! Very good idea!

windycindy said...

Hi, I like the creativity and imagination that this toy takes!
I have a niece that would really enjoy this game! Please enter me in your drawing. It could be a fabulous Christmas gift for Caitlin! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

gkstratos said...

Love that you're in control.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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Wonder Mom said...

I like that not only does it seem like a fun game and look really cute, but you actually have resonsibilities in the game. I'm not sure if I'd give this to my daughter, to my neice as a christmas gift, or keep it for myself, lol!
Thanks!!

RodsAngel said...

It is interesting. Different. Hope I win.

gunzie said...

Waaw, I love the fact that you can just customize to what you want the character to be. And the fact that the brother doesn't want to steal the game away is a plus! I want to win this for my daughter, she would love this. Thanks for the great giveaway!
ann dot guns at mac dot com

piece of me said...

I like that you can make your own character and customize your "needs".
I would love to win this for my niece.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Buki Family said...

i dont want to relive my teen years, but I know someone just about to enter them who would LOVE this.

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Shelly said...

I love how you can personalize it so completely!

Xenia S said...

How fun! The best part is definitely being able to customize so many different aspects, that way kids can really make a character that looks just like themselves.

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

LOL... I asked my daughter if she ever heard of this (she's a 'tween) and she came RUNNING from her room "OH I WANT ONE MOMMY!!!!!". She practically knocked me out of the chair to look at it. LOL!!!

Well...first of all I love that it excites my daughter so much. I wish they had a boy one. My son would love to have this too.

They remind me of a cross between WebKinz, Club Penguin, Tamagochi and the Pixel Chic.

I love the games and my daughter, the budding fashionista, LOVES that you can change their fashions.

I think I want one for myself for all those times I'm stuck in a waiting room with nothing to do.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Kimberly said...

OOOPS! I forgot to say I subscribe in Yahoo reader too.

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Lacey said...

I like that it is costomizable.

laceybelnap@hotmail.com

marcyp06@hotmail.com said...

This is so cool. My friends little girl is 9 and very smart, but she has a spinal disorder and walks with crutches. She loves virtual reality because she can make her charectars have tons of self confidence, and then it rubs off on her!

karebear said...

I would love to win this for my daughter.

Danielle said...

I love how the inetactive the game is, so many features can be changed

mcginnisfamily5 at gmail dot com

Anna said...

This would make a great gift for someone, thank you!

Anna said...

You are on my sidebar:

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Kari said...

I'd love to win this for my daughter, very cool!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!!

Teresa said...

I love that there are tons of options when you customize your character, so you don't have to be a cookie cutout! Thanks!

Abby said...

My daugther is going to love all those cute games!!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

AmandaSue said...

I like how you can customize your character and all the games look cute.

Garett and Maquel Christopher said...

My little sister is over 10 years younger than me. These games have been a fun way for us to bond and spend time together.
maquel@emmiekate.com

LINDALSHOT said...

I kind of like the concept that you earn for doing errands. And I like the bigger screen.

Crochet by Momma J said...

My daughter loves these type of games!!

Marianne
www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com

Karen said...

I'd love this for my daughter :)

ktgonyea@gmail.com

Paige said...

cute PINK game. My girls would love it. But then they would each want one. Maybe they'd each have to make their own little character.

Jenndiggy said...

I like that it teaches you have to work for money. :)

Stacy said...

I like that you can completely customize your character.

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Kelly said...

There are so many places to go and ways to change it. My girls would love this!

Karen said...

I would watch this with my two granddaughters -- ages 2 and 4

Michele said...

I think the idea of getting to customize everything exactly the way you want is very cool! I also love the color!!

Thanks so much!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thanks so much!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Apple said...

I like it that it teaches little girls to do work like doing errands for money. This will be great for my niece!

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dhunt said...

wish I had this when I was a teen!

blueviolet said...

I love that not only can you customize the way your character looks but you can customize the personality too. That's so cool!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I subscribe too.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

jemmmers74 said...

Boy, " paper dolls " sure have come along way since I was little, my daugghter loves these games...

Mary512 said...

Wish they had stuff like this when I was a kid. I liked the catchy music on the home page. Great giveaway, thanks!

Mary512 said...

Blogged ya:

http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-life-giveaway-at-seven-dogs-and-baby.html

Thanks again!

Dee said...

i would have LOVED this as a teen!!! My sister is an "almost teen" and she would have soo much fun with it! I love all the different options of clothes and other things! Looks like so much fun! Thanks!

Dee said...

I subscribed!

saraG said...

This looks addictive! I made my character on the web site already :)

saraG said...

I also subscribed to your RSS feed.

Kandyland29 said...

I love the fact that kids get to find out you have to earn money on here to spend it, and also do chores!

Fishin' Mama said...

This is so cute!! I love the way you can personalize your charecter. The outfits and shoes are adorable.
Thanks for the giveaway!!
(Just in time for Christmas too!)

theamira said...

My daughter is a secret fashion designer and would love all the outfits.

novaceleste said...

I like all the customizing choices, my daughter would love this. If I don't win, I going to buy one, Yule is around the corner,as well as her birthday (she was born on Christmas Eve). Thanks for the contest and congrats to the winner!!

Linda said...

I would use it for bread dough and everything else. Kitchen aides are awesome and save so much time and work.

agsweeps said...

I really like that you can make your MyLife character look just like you. It's so cool!!

agsweeps [@] hotmail [.] com

Thanks!!

cindy said...

I like that it is something different. Thanks.

Jessilyn82 said...

My niece would love this! It's nice how you have so many options and things to do.

judybrittle said...

I would love this for my granddaughter. It has some really fun games to play. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed

Anonymous said...

I think my daughters would love making an avatar on this!

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bison61 said...

my granddaughter would enjoy this - I like that you can create your own characters

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julie said...

I love that there are secrets to discover as part of the worlds
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Lori said...

I like how the kid can't get to other questionable sites like on a computer, makes it worry-free for mommy!

Anonymous said...

I used to always want a game like this when I was in middle school and highschool. I loved life simulators but I could never afford any of them. I love how how creative it is, I think it's fun and I'd love to give one to my niece! :)

Beans- royalstatus24@yahoo.com

denyse said...

What great games it has!

JaniceJ said...

This is a great idea, I think I like the part that you have to earn your allowance by doing good in school and obeying your parents.
My granddaughter would love this!

fancyfeet48 said...

I like all the game selections

oddestballofall said...

Never used one before but it sounds really cool !!!

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Ashley Collins said...

I like that it is so interactive and that the kids can do all sorts of activities on it other than feeding or making a little dog do tricks like the nanopets do.

Ashley
mrscollins82606@aol.com

Ashley Collins said...

I became a subscribe this morning :O)

Anonymous said...

Simulators are fine but stimulators are better.

Ardy22 said...

The little one would love this. Anything girly and eLECTRONIC

Anonymous said...

My daughter would love this. I like that it's interactive and teaches responsibility.
-Terra
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Peggy said...

Neat find,it would have been great to have this when I was growing up ,a little mini-me. Count me in to win

vboackle said...

my grandaughter would like this.

jennem said...

I think it's cool that you do have to make some thoughtful decisions in the playing process.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

pitaharmon said...

Looks easy enough for my youngest daughter (and me) to play!
harmonden[at]wowway.com

Sunshine Mama said...

I think the mini games look like fun. kristie2 (at) comcast.net

Carolyn said...

This is a perfect gift for my preteen. I love that you can customize your character, so important to a young girl!

Brenda S. said...

I like the cute games they have.
Thanks!!!

Stampnsark@aol.com

Tracysweetangl said...

this is so cute! count me in! the kids would love this!

Helen said...

I like how it teaches responsibility in a subtle way.

Estelle said...

I like that you can customize your character. My daughter's friend has one of these and she let my daughter borrow it for a few days. My daughter loved it because there are so many things you can do. It's not like some games where you only have one or two activities to do over and over.

Jim W. said...

I also like that you can customize your character, it adds a new dimension to the game.

arvard said...

I like the customized characters.

Becca Ann said...

That is so cool..I like how you can make your own person..
xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

Brooke said...

It seems so much more suitable for tweens and young teens than SIMS. I love that you can customize the characters and really develop a sense of responsibility for them, AND grow relationships with others. Oh, PLEASE pick me!!

missdenise said...

I like that you can create your own character

Marie said...

My daughter would love this -- especially since she could create/customize her own character.

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

klp1965 said...

i love that you can interact with lots of characters :)

Jinxy and Me said...

I like that you have choices to play, can exchange accessories with others and that you can create you own personalized character.

mom2gabnnat said...

I like the creating your own character part. My 8 year old daughter is asking for one of these for Christmas this year. It'd be cool if I won it for her.

BlondieOH said...

The games are awesome and a good selection of them. The customization is the best feature. My daughter would love this. It will tap into my daughters creativity, she just loves to customize things to her liking!

Amanda said...

I like how you can personalize everything from skin color to hairstyle!

Timster said...

I wish I had this when I was a teen!

Kitty said...

I like that they can date and text message!

Heather said...

I like that it brings up taking a bath as necessary! Sweet!

masonsgranny59 said...

I like the customized characters.ty 4 the contests!

kerri69 said...

we had merlin and simon as games this looks so fun i like the way you can dress her up and customize her and the games look fun its really cool thanks for the giveaway

donna444444 said...

It is pretty, and my daughter would like it.

donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber

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