GameStop doesn't care about Tiger Woods shenanigans

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Welcomes down payments for reserved copies of next Tiger Woods video game

On the surface of the video game business I applaud EA Sports for keeping Tiger Woods as their main attraction for their live of golfing video games. After Woods, the most recognized golfer there is, checked in to a rehab center to work on his sex-addiction (at this point I do not feel a need to remind you of the history - you know it by now) many corporate sponsors decided to wash their hands of Woods all together.

But EA Sports is different. Gatorade will still sell because they are Gatorade. And AT&T, as poor as their reputation is for service, still has an exclusive deal with Apple for the iPhone (and iPad) so it is not exactly as though they will be hurting without Woods' name. EA Sports though has a video game to market, and to do that you need a cover athlete that grabs the eye. Why else is so much attention given to the cover athlete for the Madden football series every year (My money is on Drew Brees for Madden '11)

In golf nobody can compete with Tiger.

And according to my e-mail from video game retailer GameStop this morning, they are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the latest golf game from EA Sports, Tiger Woods PGA Tour '11...

Do you have any thoughts on whether or not EA Sports should be promoting Tiger the way they are? What about GameStop, who likely sent this same e-mail to a thousands and thousands of gamers this morning?


Oscar Winner: Logorama

Monday, March 08, 2010

UPDATE: It seems that the video below has been pulled off of YouTube. Figures. It was only a matter of time after the film won the Academy Award that Autour de Minuit filed a copyright claim.

The Oscars were awarded last night and while The Hurt Locker and Avatar battled back and forth through the night, my main actress Sandra Bullock came away with her first award for best lead actress in The Blind Side, and Up ran away with the best animated feature award, I was looking forward to the best animated short award. I always get a kick out of the animated short category because I consider myself a bit of an animation buff of sorts. Truth is I rarely ever see any of these pieces until the Oscar award season. Last night Logorama took the award for best animated short film.

Logorama takes you on a trip through a world filled with corporate logos, and gives many of them a bit of a foul tongue. I have included the short down below since it was on YouTube. Consider yourself warned though as the language can be strong at times (I usually avoid anything with such language on this site).

For more on Logorama visit the official site of the animated short.

For the complete list of Oscar winners, click here.


New Blog: Second String Thoughts

Thursday, March 04, 2010

If you have not been paying attention to my Twitter feed or Facebook stream than you may be unaware of a new endeavor I have embarked on. This week I started contributing as a community blogger for Montgomery Media. I will be providing my thoughts on local high school sports (with an emphasis on Souderton and Pennridge) as well as the Phillies and Penn State. I will also provide my thoughts on the rest of the Philadelphia sports scene as I see fit.

I hope you will stop by from time to time and feel free to leave me a comment with your thoughts on any topic!

Second String Thoughts

This week I have already provided a pair of game previews for the Phillies' spring schedule, touched on a local high school basketball playoff game and added a photo gallary.

And stay tuned for some more blog related goodness. I have something in the works right now.


My Millennial Score: 91

What is your score?

For more on the concept of "The Millenial" read the recent research from Pew Research Center Publications. An old-fashioned hat tip to Bag of Nothing for alerting me of this interesting quiz.


ABC News uses Super Mario Brothers to explain Obama's pursuit of health care reform

Monday, March 01, 2010

Bonus points if you can tell me which game the various sound effects are originally from.

I was watching Good Morning America when this story was aired and immediately tweeted it to my followers, some of whom probably know my affinity for the Italian plumber turned video game mascot. When the story was complete I followed up with a second tweet (gramatically errant it may be), this time mentioning ABC News Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper. I wanted to let Tapper know that I appreciated that visual aide.

It did not take long for Tapper, an avid Phillies fan, to respond.

Hey Jake - Go Phillies!


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