New Android MG Gaming System Fits the Entertainment Niche Perfectly

MG Gaming System - First Look

MG Gaming System – First Look

MG is the first Pocketable Wi-Fi Android App Gaming System meant for tweens and teens or anyone who’s not ready to switch to the expense of a smart phone, but who still wants to play games, watch movies, and listen to music. It’s affordable gaming that takes advantage of free mobile games, not the $40 game cartridges used by other portable game systems.

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What’s Different about the MG from other Gaming Systems?

It fits in your pocket, includes a 3.5 mm head jack to listen to music or play games and has facial unlock with the foreword facing camera. Game anywhere. Watch movies. Listen to music.

The MG arrives loaded with 11 games; built-in Wi-Fi; a large 4″ touchscreen with a case designed for the perfect hold for app-play; 4GB of built-in memory plus an 8GB SD card. But even better, there are parental controls that tell you what your child is downloading, how long they’ve been playing, and more. Plus no monthly bills!

The MG is made with Gorilla Glass which means it’s not going to crack under normal use.  It’s got a front-facing camera (not quite as useful as a rear camera), it’s light and fast, and it’s completely optimized for gaming. Apps are added through Google Play so there are over 60,000 available. It’s the perfect size, shape, and design for gaming and it will get your kids off your phone and onto their own device.

MG Gaming System Game Shots – Bright, clear graphics

My Thoughts on the MG Portable Gaming System

If the MG had been out a year ago I would have gotten in instead of my iPod Touch. It does everything the [amazon_link id=”B002M3SOBU” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] iPod Touch 3rd Gen[/amazon_link] does but for less money and with more memory. Plus it doesn’t require iTunes which I HATE. The size is perfect and for people like me who like to listen to books on tape or music at night it’s the perfect size to have in bed with you (I use an earbud so as not to bother the hubby).

Everything is run through Google Play so a free Google account is required. The controls are easy to use and figure out and kids (or Seniors) will have no trouble using the device after a few minutes. The unit is lightweight but feels sturdy – not cheap and flimsy by any means. It feels like a quality device that will last, though with children I’d recommend getting a protective case. For adults it’s not likely necessary.

I’ve already added the Netflix Apps and will be adding my library’s OverDrive account to play free audiobooks and read free eBooks. It’s the perfect little system for all of these tasks, but video playback is good, not great when streaming.  Completely watchable, but not as good as the higher-end systems.

MG Gaming System Does Not Support Hulu Plus

MG Gaming System Does Not Support Hulu Plus

My one minor complaint is that Hulu Plus can be downloaded but is not supported and the end of the device where with the battery gets a little warm to the touch. Not a big issue in the winter, but in the summer it could be annoying.

It’s powered by a micro-usb which is not provided. Likely you have a few laying around. For some reason I can’t locate one so I’ll need to buy one in order to charge the device.

MG Hints and Tips:

  • Switching Games: When you switch games, hit the back arrow button to shut down the current game before selecting a new one. If you hit the Home button and open a new game, the first game will still be available in the background so it will be running multiple apps which could result in it overheating or freezing.
  • What’s Running?  If your MG is sluggish or you’re just wondering how many apps you’ve got running; press and hold the home button and a screen will pop up showing the active apps. To turn them off, touch the app(s) and slide it to the left. 
  • Recovering from a Freeze: To recover the device when it freezes, manually shut the MG down with a “pinch.” Press and hold the volume down button (on the top of the device) and the brightness button (on the bottom of the device) for a long 10 seconds. This will restart the system. The startup will take a bit longer than normal because it has to go through the entire shutdown and restart process.

I’ll be playing around with this new little system for a few more days and then I’ll be donating it to a tween/teen group. It’s so much more than a gaming system – it’s a complete entertainments system and I’m loving discovering all it can do for me. And while it’s marketed for tweens and teens, it’s perfect for seniors who want some portability but are not interested in the expense of a smartphone. The screen is easy to read even for these old eyes!

The MG Gaming System is the perfect size and shape for portable entertainment.

The MG Gaming System is the perfect size and shape for portable entertainment.

Buy the MG Now

The MG Gaming System is currently available for $129 at their online store. I think that’s a fabulous price for this Android device!

Win a MG Gaming System!

One lucky ready will win this new Android entertainment device for themselves! Sorry, this will probably no arrive in time for the holidays due to the length of our contest.

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Author: Connie Ott

A mom and wife, Connie blogs about entertainment, travel, living green, products, technology, DIY home remodeling and decor, and more. She's a vegetarian and animal lover and lives in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, WA. Find out more about Connie and all the bloggers here at Baby to Boomer Lifestyle on our About Us page.

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  1. I would give it to my son!

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  2. This would go to my youngest son.

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  3. One of my older nephews. Thanks!

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  4. My youngest brother, who is 8 and constantly steals my phone so he can play Angry Birds :) I’d love to be able to keep my phone for a whole day! Thanks for the competition :)

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  5. I’d love to have this for my nephew!

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  6. My niece would enjoy this.

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  7. I’d give it to my husband.

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  8. My daughter!

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  9. My sister would

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  10. My 8 year old son would get this if I win

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  11. I would love to win this for my daughter, she loves android gaming!

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  12. I would give this to my little one for car rides only.

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  13. I would give it to my brother.

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  14. My son! He would absolutely love this.

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  15. This would be for my son for his birthday.

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  16. My daughter!

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  17. I would give it to my son.

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  18. my son jordan would love this

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  19. I would give it to my brother.

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  20. I would give this to my son for Christmas. Needless to say, he would be VERY HAPPY!!

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  21. My 17 year old stepson would get this if I won

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  22. I would give this to my son!

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  23. I would give it to my youngest brother. :)

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  24. Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I would receive it for myself.

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  25. my youngest daughter!

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  26. I would give it to my son

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  27. ive never seen this unit before? id let my son have it.. hes the techy in the house

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  28. I’d like to give this to my son & daughter to share

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  29. my kids
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  30. My sons and daughter would love this!

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  31. This would be for my hubby :)

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  32. if i won, i would give this to our son, he would be so happy!!!

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  33. i’d give it to my daughter

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  34. My nephew would love this.

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  35. I would make it a family gift so everyone could enjoy it.

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  36. my husband!

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  37. I will gift it to my 12-year old son.

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  38. My son would love this.

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  39. i would love to win this for my son it would be the perfect gift for christmas :)

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  40. My husband would

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  41. My son would get this if I won.

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  42. This would be nice for my youngest daughter’s boyfriend.

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  43. My son would get this one.

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  44. I would give this to my husband.

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  45. My son would love this!

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  46. My nephew would be the lucky one

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  47. My wife would love playing games on this!

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  48. The game would be for my grandson.

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  49. Well, not in the family, but one of my friends!

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  50. I would gift this to a friend of mine

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  51. My son would love this

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  52. This would be a great treat for my son!

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  53. i would like to thank all the bloggers that make people’s life just that much easier with these giveaways

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  54. my oldest would benefit most but i am a single parent on ssi and could never afford this for my family so i think everyone would share it and love it

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  55. My son – he’s into all game systems

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  56. If I won this, I would give it to my little brother for Christmas

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  57. My niece…that way I may get my phone back!!!

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  58. My daughter would love this!

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  59. This would be perfect for my daughter.

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  60. our son would love it!

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  61. My son would receive the gaming unit

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  62. My son would like love this!

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  63. my son’
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  64. My littl boy! He will love it! :)

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  65. We’d give it to my stepdaughter.

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  66. My husband would get this prize

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  67. My son would get it. He is 9, so too young for a phone, but would love this.

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  68. This might work well for our autistic son who wants to play the games we play on our smartphones.

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  69. my son would love it

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  70. I would give this to my little cousin.

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  71. It would be for my 14 yr old. He has gotten straight A’s and is his schools student of the month. He deserves something special.

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  72. this would go to my nephew .

    Thank you!

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  73. This would go directly to my nephew- then his Mom and Dad could get their devices back!

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    • This would go directly to my nephew- then his Mom and Dad could get their devices back!

  74. I would give this to my husband.

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  75. My grandson would love this!

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  76. My nephew would enjoy it.

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  77. my nephew would love it!

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  78. my nephew austin.. if i could part with it.

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  79. This would be for my nephew

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  80. I would most likely give this to my stepdaughter because both my daughter’s are older and they dont really play games anymore

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  81. This would go to my son

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  82. my nephew would receive this

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  83. My son would get this for Christmas.

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  84. I would give this to my daughter she would LOVE it

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  85. My son would get it.

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  86. My son would get this. The issue would be deciding which one…

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  87. My youngest daughter would get this

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  88. My granddaughter would get it

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  89. I’d probably use this for myself and my husband

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  90. My son is 11 and would just love this. He’s been asking for a Nintendo 3DS XL, and he used to love using my iPod Touch until it suffered a crack from a friend’s daughter.

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  91. My stepdaughter; she loves the games on the phone but doesn’t like to talk or text yet; still a little young. :)

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  92. I would give this awesome gaming system to my son.

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  93. This would make a wonderful gift for my oldest nephew. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy holidays!

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  94. I would give this to my 7 year old in hopes of getting my phone back!

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  95. I’d probably use this for myself!

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  96. I would try it out. I’m a big kid

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  97. I’d give it to my parents to fight over lol. They love their games.

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  98. This would be an amazing gift since we are a gamer family, my 4 year old rules Minecraft. :)

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  99. My son loves to play games

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  100. this would be for my daughter

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  101. This would be for my daughter!

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  102. Christmas gift for my son. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  103. I was considering buying the iPod touch, but this product seems like a better deal!

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  104. My son would. He would be very happy :)

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  105. This would be for my son.

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  106. I’d like to give it to my daugther but we’d probably all use it :)

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  107. My son would receive this.

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  108. My daughter, she lost her Nintendo DS and would really love this.

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  109. My oldest son Dustin

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  110. my wife she love video games

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  111. ME…..although it would be hijacked by my wife and my 3 yr old.

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  112. I would! I’d share with the kids tho’ :)

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  113. This would be for my 15 year old amazing daughter

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  114. It would be for my 13 year old step son

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  115. This would be for my daughter.

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  116. My younger cousin would definitely enjoy this! He’s a huge gamer

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  117. my nephew would get it.

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  118. For the hubby!

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  119. this would be for my son for christmas

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  120. It would be for me

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  121. That would be my nephew and I would borrow it from him from time to time.

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  122. It’d be for myself.

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  123. My son! He is always trying to take our phones! LOL

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  124. My brother!

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  125. my twins would share it

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  126. my daughter would love it..

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  127. I would give this to my nephew.

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  128. MY SON =)

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  129. I’d either give this to my son or my nephew

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  130. All 4 of my kids would LOVE this. My 3 year old can play with it for a while during the day, and the 3 teenagers can share it the rest of the time. I think this is the coolest idea I have seen in a LONG time!!!!

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  131. my 6 yr old son would like this! thanks!

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  132. my daughter would get it.

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  133. This would be for my son who is an avid gamer and would love to add this system to his collection

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  134. I would probably keep this in my purse for those emergency situations where I need to occupy the children! What a great diversion!!!

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  135. HI,

    If I won this, it would go to my son as a Christmas present. Thanks for the Giveaway and good luck to all !

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  136. My 10 year old son would kill for this!

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  137. My son Alexander will get it if I win!!

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  138. This would go to both of my sons they share well and would love this so much

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  139. I would give this to my daughter.

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  140. i would give it to my daughter if i won

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  141. My daughter so she can give her sister’s Kindle Fire back.

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  142. My son would love this!

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  143. my son would love this!

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  144. I would give this to my grandson.

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  145. Would give to my son!!

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  146. my sister would love this!

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  147. I’d like t his for my 14 yoa son. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  148. If I won, I would give the MG gaming unit to my daughter

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  149. This would be for my son.

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  150. this would be for my son

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  151. My son….he is the gamer in the family.

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  152. My oldest would likely receive it. Then my youngest would complain and get to use it for awhile. Then the oldest would want it back. Then we’d be forced to buy a second one so they didn’t complain all the time about who was/wasn’t using it!

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  153. My oldest son would adore this. I think he is just the right age for something like this. Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  154. my son would love it

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  155. I would so love to win this for my husband! He is an avid gamer and would be stoked to play on the MG

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  156. My nephew would love this.

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  157. My 13 year old son would get this if I won. He’d really love this. Thanks so much.

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  158. My boys would love this gaming system! They love their electronics!

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  159. I would give it to my son. He would love it!

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  160. my son or hubby – both love the apps

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  161. my daughter, her and her hubby are going to japan in january and then he is going out on deployment and she will be alone and bored, she could really use it. =)

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  162. this would go to my hubby who is leaving for military training next year

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  163. I’d totally give it to my almost 10 year old daughter. She keeps wanting a “phone sized” device that she can play on.

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