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Friday Links – April 06, 2012

Lots of YouTube stuff…and here’s a picture of Tepper.

EA Defends Itself Against Thousands of Anti-gay Letters

“Every one of EA’s games includes ESRB content descriptors so it’s hard to believe anyone is surprised by the content. This isn’t about protecting children, it’s about political harassment,” Jeff Brown, VP of corporate communications told us.

While EA has been getting stepped on and shit upon for being the Worst Company in America in the shadows they have also been doing some good.

→ SSX 2012 Soundtrack Playlist (YouTube)

SSX Soundtrack Playlist!
ssx has the best video game soundtracks!

The new SSX game has a fantastic soundtrack. Some good Friday listening for everybody trudging though the day of work. Just hit play and enjoy. Game is $30 bucks this week at BestBuy and worth it. Damned EA… I don’t know who you hire as your audio advisers but they are worth every penny you pay them.

ADmented Reality – Google Glasses Remixed with Google Ads(YouTube)

When I saw Google had somehow forgotten to include any ads in their Project Glass promotional video I just couldn’t resist fixing that oversight for them.

So here is my slightly more realistic version of Google’s augmented reality glasses – now featuring contextual Google Ads!

Right when I first saw Project Glass all I could think of how Google would pump advertisements directly into your skull. It would be cool if Google could find a way for this technology to work with any eye wear and how it works with people with vision issues.

UNREAL BBC Augusta Masters 2012 Crazy Golf (YouTube)

I figured the BBC needed highlights of the radical innovations at Augusta this year…so i made them this video.

Poorly titled video but it’s PGA golf CG’d with Putt Putt. Tiger missing the loopy loop putt is pretty funny.

The Rock Insults Hell In A Cell Contenders (YouTube)

In the episode of Raw Is War leading up to Armageddon 2000 the rock shoots a funny interview where he insults the other contestants!

I’m rather certain I shared this out on Google Reader but this promo is so awesome. “I AM THE GAMEAAAAAA”. Classic…

Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’

In the nearly 30 years since Tetris’s invention — and especially over the last five, with the rise of smartphones — Tetris and its offspring (Angry Birds, Bejeweled, Fruit Ninja, etc.) have colonized our pockets and our brains and shifted the entire economic model of the video-game industry. Today we are living, for better and worse, in a world of stupid games.

An aging core demographic with time constraints to actually play real games but who still want to play games, wide availability, and low price commitment. That is how I always interpreted why these types of games are so popular. The article also doesn’t mention female players and that has to be on the rise. On the other side of the spectrum I wouldn’t say Call of Duty is a “Smart” game.

Category: Friday Links


One Response

  1. Burgetta says:

    As wrong as it feels to defend EA, they are absolutely doing the right thing by not backing down on this. The argument that these games “force the issue onto children” is ridiculous, and it makes me angry. If any of these “parents” put any research at all into what their children are playing, they would understand that games get a “mature” rating for a reason, and those games probably aren’t the ones that kids should be playing. I don’t want to go on a huge rant here but, I get extremely agitated anytime somebody feels they have a right to decide what other people should or should not be allowed to do. It almost makes me want to play through ME3 again and plow Cortez into oblivion, just because I can.

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