Social influence is one of those touchy topics that can set me, or any number of other argumentative people, off. Why? Because high school and the need to be popular, like Trix, is for kids. Or is that a faulty assumption? Do we ever really outrun the need to be popular? Think about it. Who [...]
The game layer is everywhere today. And now we can thank Chevy and its agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for bringing the game layer to this year’s Super Bowl. According to The New York Times, Chevy Gametime is a mobile application that will spit out award 20 free cars, among other prizes. Yet, simply providing [...]
Gaming addictions are not as devastating as addictions to food or alcohol, but it is an addiction, all the same. Yet, that isn’t stopping one popular game company from selling the addictiveness of their game right in their copy. Play this game with both your Droid or iPhone/iPad-toting friends. Experience for yourself why millions are [...]
I know I shouldn’t laugh, but the following news from MediaPost is oddly amusing. The Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Action, Consumer Watchdog, and The Praxis Project are complaining to the Federal Trade Commission that Doritos is harming teens by creating immersive game sites like Hotel626.com and Asylum626, without making clear the sites’ purpose is [...]
Comedic vixen Kristen Schaal is at it again for Sony Ericsson in this new set of spot from MWorks in Atlanta.
I’m wondering if this spot for Sega’s “Rise of Nightmares,” made for Kinect on xBox, would be funny if Grandma didn’t curse. But then, we always laughed when my grandmother cursed occasionally. Because it was so unlike her. The agency that created this spot is Hub Strategy in San Francisco.
In-game advertising has come to Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 from Activision. Actually, it’s an in-game interactive promotion, but who’s counting? Agency: 72andSunny Director: Greg Popp
In an effort to promote and celebrate EVE, one of the longest-running MMOs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games) out there, the folks at game developer CCP and their agency Ayzenberg Group have created an online museum of sorts to showcase user-generated content at www.eveisreal.net. According to the its creators, the site is a place where “players [...]