Well, there’s no actual way to completely end tooth decay like an Iraqi terrorist attack on your teeth (I was born in the 80′s, holmes! You don’t know what it was like back then! My parents had a bomb shelter with a wok and a rice cooker in case of such an emergency). However, you can rejoice with both pain and pleasure as the American Dental Association has partnered with Popcap Games to distribute free copies of Plants vs. Zombies at your local dentist for Halloween, according to this article from Joystiq, which also has the press release directly embedded into the body of that article. You can also print free coupons for online download from the “Stop Zombie Mouth” campaign website here, with codes that can be redeemed at that same website between October 30, 2012 to November 10, 2012, just in time for the release of the Plants vs. Zombies sequel!
I hope I’m not the only one that is excited to see that video games are getting mainstream attention, as free downloads for one of the most addictive casual tower defense games is being distributed to happy kids eager to play Plants vs. Zombies, only to be given blue balls by the fact that they can’t download the game until the end of next month. Parents will definitely be holding this game download hostage as an incentive for childhood behavior, which is good if you have smart kids. Otherwise, you’ll just have a bunch of sad teenagers who already gave up on life a little early.
Either way, if you don’t already have the game, it’s pretty cool that you can get a copy for free, especially for the little ones who have yet to develop hand-eye coordination. It is true that every kid is special, but some of those special kids tend not to disappoint their fathers. Luckily, I got to disappoint both my parents by writing for a video games blog.