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You Can Become a Classic Video Game Family Wreck-It Ralph

Something amazing is about to happen. Two somethings!

Two things that come together and create… way more than just two things. Two giveaways!

The First Amazing Something

First Ever Flash Contest Explosion

The first thing is something new. A giveaway! Why is that new? Because it’s a FLASH contest! Meaning there’s not much time on this tick-tock-kaBOOM you better act fast kind of contest. The prize? A portrait created of your family in the pixelated style of CLASSIC 8-BIT VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS. (Enter to win below. Entries close on Tuesday, March 5, at 10pm PST)

The Second Amazing Something

Wreck-It Ralph Twitter Party

It’s no secret we are pretty big fans of Wreck-It Ralph. We love animation, gaming and radness. So!

Next week (Wed. the 6th) we are having a Wreck-It Ralph themed Twitter Party featuring the actual inventor of Twitter Parties herself, Resourceful Mommy (@ResourcefulMom), as co-host. You win prizes there too by just replying to questions for chances to win prizes… IT’S LIKE A CONTEST WITHIN A CONTEST!

The Two Amazing Somethings TOGETHER!

The winner of the Classic Video Game Family contest here will be announced AND their pixelated portrait unveiled during the #WreckItRalphDad Twitter Party! (See the Twitter invite below for details.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Your Formal Twitter Party Invite

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 5-6pm PST / 8-9pm EST
Where: Follow the hashtag #WreckItRalphDad on Twitter
How: To participate, use the party tag during the hour. Make sure you follow us (@howtobeadad) and Resourceful Mommy (@ResourcefulMom>), as well as @wreckitralph.
PRIZES: We will be giving away 20 Wreck-It Ralph DVD combo packages and 10 video game versions of the film!

You can buy your copy, JUST GO HERE!


Congratulations to the Burgins,
winners of the 8-bit Family Portrait Grand Prize!



273 Responses to “You Can Become a Classic Video Game Family!”

  1. Drea says:

    This is really cool! My Twitter account is super dusty, but I might have to log in to check it out :)

  2. Jeff Bogle says:

    Aw shit, man. This would be rad. Thanks.

  3. Tom B.. says:

    @buildalibrary will be there and there are 3 people in the BaL family. Awesome promotion, guys.

  4. Tim says:

    There be 4 of us in the @geekdad248 family!

  5. I’m wearing a Power Glove right now. It’s so bad.

  6. dada rocks says:

    Orginal 8-Bit andy artwork – awesome!

  7. This 8 Bit family portrait is a fun idea. Thanks guys. @cutemonsterdad

  8. Dustin Seelinger says:

    Best. Prize. Ever.

  9. Patricia says:

    8 Bit me! (My autocorrect wanted you to bite me. The computers are getting snarky.)

  10. Jennifer says:

    Fabulous Contest. I have a family of 5 @SleepyJenny

  11. Tali McPike says:

    DUDE. This is epic on so many levels.

  12. Jared Hager says:

    Awesome. Time for me to figure out twitter which means kids might have to watch some tv for a couple hours and wife will get a little mad. Oh well.

  13. Nick says:

    There are 3 in the @brownie_22 family. This is such a cool giveaway!

  14. Emily says:

    This would be perfect to hang up in our Retro Video Game store ! We are a small mom n pop shop and this would combine our 14month olds two favorite things. Looking at pictures of herself and looking at the characters of video game as she is “helping” daddy organize his shelves lol :)

  15. Jeff says:

    Can Canadians win? I think we invented Nintendo…

    This is awesome — I want Dig Dug in our family portrait!

  16. Brent says:

    Can I include the dog? If so, we’re 4. If no, we’re 3. But our dog is really freaking cute.

  17. Brent says:

    Whoops, forgot my Twitter handle! @designerdaddy

    And here’s my comment again, just in case…

    Can I include the dog? If so, we’re 4. If no, we’re 3. But our dog is really freaking cute.

  18. Victor says:

    This would be sweat to win.
    @vicvegachi and there are 3 in our family with one due in April.

  19. Matt says:

    @quinnsblog will be there and WRECKING IT!!! (In a good way of course…not the bad way…ah shoot):(

  20. […] To RSVP, simply leave your Twitter handle in the comments at […]

  21. Juan says:


  22. Jane(EJ) says:

    I will be there 😉
    There are 5 of us at home,
    @janeeric03or twitter jail account @janeeric031

  23. Amanda Polanco says:

    @alexcelinap11 will be there with bells on

  24. Macey says:

    Considering we went to a movie last weekend and my son was SOOO disappointed that is was not Wreck It Ralph, I will be there!

    PS It was not playing at the theatre any longer

  25. nikki says:

    sounds fun! we have a family of 4, rsvp @nikki2kids

  26. Rebecca says:

    I know this has nothing to do with this post but I just have to ask
    Charlie, I know you are an actor did you perchance shoot a commercial for Crohn’s disease? Because I live in Canada and it just came on and I was ” freaking” out because I knew you from this site and you neve know the actors in commercials….. Am I nuts and you have a doppelgänger ?

  27. Angi says:

    What an awesome prize! There’s five in our family, me (@amboutwe), hubby, our two boys and grandma lives with us, too.

  28. Chandrea says:

    Will be there @moniqueharve

  29. Stephen N. says:

    Wreck-It Ralph was my favorite film from last year. Count me in (@Alienxphile)

  30. Alea says:

    I will be there – awesome movie! (@aleashinn)

  31. Amanda Polanco says:

    @alexcelinap11 There are 5 of us

  32. Robin O says:

    @rkosully is my Twitter handle…
    4 people in my family!

  33. Amanda F says:

    @pircy23 There are 4 of us here

  34. Sara Haaf says:

    @vloky on twitter 3 in the family (not including the cats)

  35. @dfalln1 says:

    RSVP @dfalln1 two of us

  36. michele malone says:

    what an amazing prize! I’m @lolamichele, & there are 5 of us: me, my husband, my daughter, & two sons

  37. jeannine s says:

    I have 5 in my family @mellanhead

  38. TechyDad says:

    There are four of us.

  39. Christie L. says:

    My family can’t wait to see Wreck It Ralph, we have not watched it yet. RSVP @christielomb

  40. Cassandra Eastman says:

    @eastman520 – family of 4! :)

  41. carol n says:

    RSVP @carol_n_mo

  42. Aaron says:

    My twitter account is @tigonometry and I’ve got two boys. Three if you count my girlfriend’s son. :)

  43. Gizella DiVenere says:

    Twitter handle @MommaGiz and there are 4 of us in our family! My 5 year old self is reaching out to you and giving you a giant 8-bit hug!

  44. Justin says:

    My twitter account is @JustinStrawn. I have a wife, son, and daughter. 4 total.

  45. Thom Watson says:

    @somelikeitthom This is super rad. Looking forward to the contest! (3 of us, btw…)

  46. If you included the cat, we have 4 in our family. (And according to my husband, we have to include the cat.) Twitter @TastefulTillys

  47. Tina P-V says:

    y’all are awesome. Twitter: @snapshotgirl we’re a family of 4, me, my hubby, my 3 yr old son, and just turned 1 year old daughter.

  48. Tina P-V says:

    also, I pre-ordered mine through my Disney movie club account. :(

  49. Allicia F says:

    OH EM GEE…I AM SO GEEKING OUT RIGHT NOW.. My husband is the @16bitCatholic only because someone else is the 8 bit catholic already and I am @alliwait we have one kid and she is totally going to be a video game nerd if hubby has anything to do with it.. And yes, we did take her to see Wreck it Ralph at 8 months old!

    • Tali McPike says:

      I love your husband’s handle! I had to look up his account, as I expected an awesome avatar. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. Please give him a high-5 from a fellow Catholic gamer :)

  50. Mattisa M. says:

    Looking forward to the chat. I really enjoyed this movie and was so happy that I saw it with my daughter. @kwillsmom

  51. If I get this my children will love me (we are 5). @CoupleDumb

  52. justin burgin says:

    I’m just gonna leave this here

  53. Bernice says:

    @McKay72 and there are 7 of Us in Our Family

  54. Melissa says:

    RSVP, you know I adore you guys @MelissaBHmom

  55. Toni says:

    There are 5 people and 2 dogs in our family

  56. Mary C. says:

    Sounds like bunches of fun!

    I’m @swtthing3 on Twitter…

    We are a family of five: my hubs, me, our son, his girlfriend, and her little guy who is 3 1/2!

  57. Matt says:

    @weissfett family of three!

  58. Amy says:

    I’ve never been to a twitter party before! That would be pretty awesome. We have 5 people in our family! And my twitter handle (i guess that’s what it’s called) is @amyprry

  59. @melinda74 says:

    2 girls 1 boy 1 dog

  60. Jessica says:

    We are a family of 5 my sons first movie theater experience was wreck it ralph! such anadorable movie!

  61. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    Thanks! RSVP: @BNTVosburgh

  62. Sarah says:

    So cool!!!!

  63. Scott says:

    @ScottJesmore Three is the magic number. One big 8-bitter and two little 8-bitlings.

  64. Crystal says:

    Soooo awesome! Only problem would be our family will be 4 soon! 6 if you include our dogs.

  65. Darcy says:

    Family of 3 here. @movietrailer is my twitter name.

  66. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    We are a family of 3.5 (I’m pregnant!). Me, my husband and 3 year old son. Thanks for the party! My Twitter handle is @loucheryl

  67. @mummadear says:

    @mummadear 5 people and 1 chihuahua in my family

  68. Kevin E says:

    There is 5 of us in our family!

    Twitter ID @kjmaje

  69. Kevin E says:

    I will be there!


  70. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I will be there @cstironkat

  71. Jennifer Lemke says:

    Tweet you Wednesday. @LipsAreMoving

  72. Jeffrey says:

    @cstndcrw we have 4 in our family
    Myself, my wife, & my 2 teenage daughters

  73. @sleatham1 3 in my family

  74. @n210ss says:

    RSVP @n210ss

    3 in the family

  75. @KellysLuckyYou says:

    @KellysLuckyYou 3 in my family

  76. Kevin Bell says:

    RSVP @kevinbe1

  77. Alice says:

    @a_lice, 3 in our family

  78. Maxine Quinnell says:

    My Daughter is obsessed with wreck it Ralph and my husband is a hardcore gamer, straight from the 80’s! This would so so SO get a frame and pride of place in our house! (there are 4 of us, almost 5!)

  79. Kristina Wilson says:

    twitter handle: @kwilson887

    5 people in the family!! We LOVE this movie

  80. amaya greer says:

    @mommyn3beez 5 in the family!

  81. Jeanette E. says:

    @JeanetteElb or @JeanetteElbjail

    I have 4 family members!! So exciting!!

  82. Sherry Fowler says:

    Cant wait!!! @fowler121600

  83. Dave says:

    @DLuvPGH will be there, along with my wife, newborn son, and our cat. So it’ll be 4 of us!

  84. 4 People in my family!

    Excited about party! @candypo

  85. Jolly says:

    3 avatars 8bit for us! :)

  86. Jolly says:

    Btw, it’s @weareofficially :) cu at the party!

  87. billy franklin says:


  88. stephen radford says:


  89. stephen radford says:

    @stephen_radford ill be there

  90. Toni B says:

    @rychepet or @rychepet_jail RSVP–see you there!

  91. Jess says:

    Because I’m so meta, I’m going to watch Wreck It Ralph while I participate in the #WreckItRalphDad Twitter party. Kablammy!

  92. Keya says:

    @kpswagger – 4 people in the family :-)

  93. I’m coming!! RSVP @UnKatchable73

  94. Jen says:

    @SuburbanMomClub, and there are 4 people in my family that would love to be turned into 8-Bit! :)

  95. Chris says:

    Canada likes to convert to 8 bit too :(

  96. @cammi1972 says:

    Very excited about this chat!! We LOVED the movie!! So cute and great message!!

  97. Scott Suehle (@8bitdad) says:

    What an amazing contest.

  98. RSVP: @sixximus_prime

  99. C. Giroux says:

    Will be there! @thetalkingdad. 5 family members.

  100. @KouponKat says:

    RSVP! Thanks

  101. Patricia says:

    Fun yourpotofgold

  102. Kimberly M. says:

    RSVP @aqualina56 4 people here. Thank you.

  103. @SaskaDad

    My wife and I have two kids: a boy (2) and a girl (5).

  104. @mommy3sons says:

    @mommy3sons will be there and there are 5 in our family–me, my husband and 3 sons

  105. Tracy p says:


  106. Alissa says:

    Looking forward to it! @AlissaEnders

  107. Noreen says:

    We have four people, two adults and two kids

  108. Cindy C. @cangoninny says:

    RSVP @cangoninny will be there!

  109. Jackie G says:

    Looking forward to it.

    My husband and I have one daughter


  110. Christine W says:

    Sounds like fun…there are 3 people in my family.

  111. Heather S. says:

    RSVP: @hslyons will be there.

  112. Shannon Byrd says:

    @ShannonRBjail & there are 5 of us. Me, my fiance, and our 3 kids. 1 girl, 2 boys

  113. Rita O'Neal says:

    LOVE Wreck-It Ralph! Disney made us 8-bit characters to resemble us during the WIR press day. (It’s my FB profile pic, if you’re interested). I’d love one with my family! There is me, my hubby, son (17), daughter (9) and son (3). My Twitter is @momwithadotcom

  114. with six you get eggroll! (m’kay I love Doris Day) but yeah we have six in our fam.

  115. oops I forgot my twitter handle @babysmamatimes4

  116. Kimberly Snyder says:

    @islandkimmi 4

  117. Marilyn Wall says:

    RSVP @planejane1965

  118. Nicole B says:

    Hoping to be there – @skipbang

  119. Renee says:

    There are 4 of us!! :)

    RSVP @Love2B_a_Mommy

  120. lorene desjardins says:

    I will be there @lorene4too

  121. ginette4 says:

    RSVP @ginette4 this is going to be a great party…thank you

  122. rsvp @sweetmatcha or @sweetmatchajail there are 4 of us, 2 girls and hubs and i! sounds fun, can’t wait!

  123. amanda odair says:

    Myself my hubby a 4 almost 5 year old boy and a 2 year old boy!

  124. thuy vu says:

    @ninasafina1 and we have 5 people in the family

  125. @Stacey5656 says:

    I have 5 :):) RSVP @Stacey5656

  126. Athena C says:

    @RedQueen729 family of 5. Mom, Dad, Daughter, & 2 sons

  127. @jenjoy13 says:

    We missed Wreck it Ralph at the movies so the kids will be so excited to see in on DVD. We will be there at the twitter party and there are four of us. One dad, one mom, one 6 year old daughter and 10 year old son! Can’t wait!

  128. Mary Blanton says:

    I have 3 people in my family! RSVP @MaryBethBlanton

  129. Mitch says:


  130. Joy says:


    There is me and my niece and nephew.

  131. Carla M says:

    RSVP @xstitchschool
    6 people in my family

  132. Dana Valle says:


    4 members …Mom, Dad, Son, Daughter :)

  133. @Mom2Winnie says:

    RSVP @Mom2Winnie or @Mom2Winnie_Jail :)

  134. Suzanne C says:

    There are 4 of us in @finnNtonic ‘s family :)

  135. Ande says:


    Doesn’t Rosenberg have some kind of dibs on “8-Bit”? Did you clear this with him? Is this some kinda subtle cross-promotion?

  136. Carly says:

    @carlylanemorgan – I’m so there!

  137. @cammi1972 says:

    sounds fun!! we have 4 people in our family. .. And 2 dogs, a cat, and a guinea pig. :-) @cammi1972

  138. cant wait ill be there @bwillequer30

  139. JD Northwest says:

    RSVP @jdnorthwest

  140. Phillip says:

    3 = Me, my brother and niece.

  141. Brei H. says:

    RSVP @GrOvEbUg

    There are 3 of us in my family!

  142. Donna W. says:

    RSVP @disneymom917

  143. @nicholemckinnon says:

    rsvp @nicholemckinnon

  144. Amy K says:

    @amycoh RSVPing for the party!!

  145. Limitedruboi says:

    RSVP @limitedruboi Can’t wait for this party!!!

  146. @beebsbarney says:

    RSVP! I’ll be there!

  147. Jenn says:

    RSVP @savvysavinmama We have 4 people in our family!

  148. amber says:

    RSVP @Callie1981

  149. Donna C. says:

    RSVP @ivansmom60

  150. Shannon R says:

    Can’t wait! @zoya513

  151. Andrea says:

    RSVP – @simplyandreah

  152. Stephen A says:

    I’m joining the party @stephenalmberg

  153. My RSVP!! So excited!!

  154. @123_shaned says:

    RSVP: Love this for my kids!!

  155. Yvonne l says:

    @Von411 rsvp. We are here/there lol.cant wait

  156. Lena says:

    RSVP @LenaMarsteller

  157. Sarah says:

    Wreck it Ralph is a great movie. Looking forward to the party. @2cutekiddos

  158. Yolanda Flores says:

    I plan on attending – @yolirealtor

  159. @mattandnae says:

    RSVP @mattandnae There are 2 adults and 2 kids in this family!

  160. Ready to party @screenmytweet

  161. Christina says:

    I’ll be there! @DeftonesGirly81

  162. Tim says:

    @kotchjr with wife and 3 kids

  163. Kellie Kluger says:

    rsvp for @keltom2

  164. crystal moyer says:

    will hopefully be there @lovemy21b

  165. Jackie K says:

    @jewelkoi RSVP

  166. Olivia L says:

    RSVP @OliviaLasting

  167. @Salute2Mom says:

    rsvp @Salute2Mom

  168. Ben says:

    @bwinr Me and my kids would like this movie.

  169. @martiferg says:

    Hoping to join. @martiferg

  170. I can’t remember if I RSVPed but I will be there @amanda_amandaf1

  171. Alisson H. says:


  172. Lilly says:

    This sounds like so much fun!!!
    Will be there! @famous_chamaka

  173. Sandra Blanton says:

    gonna do my best.. @Sandra_Blanton.. thank you

  174. @ben_duncan1234 says:

    RSVP @ben_duncan1234
    hope i did this right

  175. Jerry Suissa says:

    I’ll be there! @jerrysuissa

  176. @bwillequer30 ill be there

  177. Nicole Brady says:

    Going to try to log into the party from out and about on borrowed Wifi!. Hope Twitter isn’t blocked here!


  178. @phillycouponmom says:

    RSVP @phillycouponmom

  179. Amy says:

    RSVP @amwysoc

  180. Susan Smith says:

    RSVP @susan1215 There are 4 of us in the family

  181. Lizzy says:

    @LizzyofDanville will be attending! Can’t wait

  182. monique says:

    @momochompers ill be there :)

  183. @go2kauai says:

    RSVP @go2kauai there are four of us, two gals two guys!

  184. Trey says:

    @daddymojo will be there.

  185. Barbara says:


  186. rachel travis says:

    This is my RSVP! @rmtsweeps :)

  187. Dameon Schirer says:

    RSVP @damedog13

  188. Megan M. says:

    Looking forward to it! @ostmega

  189. Bennie P. says:


  190. Rsvp’ing :) @LokaFreeThings2 Tia Marie

  191. Mandy Morgan says:

    @mandymorgan90 RSVP

  192. Ashley Bellin says:

    RSVP me :-)

  193. Lilly says:

    I’ll be there. @lillyj50

  194. Notesaboutme says:

    @NotesAboutMe I’ll be there!

  195. April says:

    RSVP @grape_ape_03

  196. Dameon Schirer says:

    I will be there RSVP @damedog13

  197. Lisa Puckett, @mcgraw14me says:

    RSVP @mcgraw14me or @mcgraw14me_jail

  198. Ashley says:

    RSVP @!DreamSparkles

  199. Cat says:

    @luvmy4kiddos I’m there thank you for the invite

  200. George Fobert says:


  201. I’ll be there! @LillaRose_Jenn

  202. Scott says:

    @IowaHell will be there!

  203. JAK says:


  204. Kelsey says:


  205. Joe salinas says:

    Can’t wait

  206. Dianna R says:

    RSVP @freesamplemomma

  207. Crystal says:

    RSVP @KaratewithaZ

  208. Michal says:

    @miexriir is ready!!

  209. Sharon says:

    @ViolaCay RSVPing for the partay!

  210. Michael Powell says:

    Ready to Party! And get the movie!

  211. Kim C says:

    rsvp me please! @xxkimhcxx

  212. Limitedruboi says:

    RSVP @limitedruboi

  213. Melanie says:

    @mydarlingparty Super stoked

  214. Jill H says:

    RSVP @jillyrh

  215. suzanne c says:

    @finnNtonic will be there

  216. susan says:

    RSVP for @drae_94. Lots of fun!

  217. Pilar says:

    Well milk my duds! This sounds rad and I’m in: @daspilar

  218. Jeff Bogle says:

    What up, glithces. I’m partying with ya. @OWTK

  219. Nicole says:

    @nnacua will be there!

  220. @frugaliscious says:

    RSVP @frugaliscious

  221. Shannon Sv says:

    @Byrdy1999 is an rsvp

  222. JackieMacD says:

    I’m there! @jackiemacd

  223. Ibby Day says:


  224. I’m in! @anlamama

  225. Tiffany says:

    I am joining the party @svueofan

  226. Drew says:


  227. @its_a_fab_life – I win = I become a hero – No joke. :)

  228. Sara Haaf says:

    I think I rsvpd, just in case (@vloky

  229. lorene desjardins says:


  230. Yadira Juarez says:


  231. Curtis says:


  232. nol says:

    rsvp @nolberctn

  233. @Gucchie23 says:

    rsvping late @Gucchie23 :)

  234. Awesome idea glad I’m included wreck it time

  235. Anita Utami says:

    RSVP @anitautami

  236. Fred says:

    @shivamin2000 RSVP

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