LeBron’s latest Nike commercial (posted above) is a slick piece of advertising (The Don Johnson moment was particularly hilarious). However, I think it sends the wrong message. Since his ill advised “The Decision” program, James has become the most hated man in the NBA. To me, this commercial just adds to the sense that James is a prick that’s unsure of himself. He might as well sing a “Whataya Want From Me?” duet with Adam Lambert.
Perhaps I’ve taken too many swigs of Haterade. Let me know what … continued
Today’s Coffee Talk is super simple. I just want to know what you, your family, and your loved ones are wearing for Halloween. Part of it is because I think it’ll be cool to compare and contrast everyone’s costumes. Part of it is…
After two weekends on the road, I’m psyched to stay home and play some games! Since it’s Halloween weekend, Double Fine’s Costume Quest seems like an appropriate choice. I’m enjoying this “RPG lite” so far. The graphics are charming and the writing is excellent. In fact, the writing is almost as good as WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, which is my other weekend game.
How about you? What’s on your weekend playlist?… continued
I had an absolute blast playing Diablo III at BlizzCon 2010. This action-RPG offers the excitement I love about the genre and the ridiculous polish I love about Blizzard games. Diablo III is shaping up to be one of the smoothest, deepest, and smartest experiences in the genre. At BlizzCon 2010 I spent several hours (more than I should have, to be honest) playing the single-player game with the new “demon hunter” class. This is easily going to be my favorite class.
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Stacey Higginbotham (no relation to Michael Hickenbottom) at GigaOm snagged a fantastic scoop on Apple working with Gemalto on future iPhone SIM-card technology. The two companies are working on making the iPhone experience easier for customers while keeping carrier involvement to a minimum. Here are the details:
It’s rumored that Apple and Gemalto have created a SIM card, which is typically a chip that carries subscriber identification information for the carriers, that will be integrated into the iPhone itself. Then customers will then be able to choose their carrier
Continuing to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo has announced that Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition for Wii will land on December 12, 2010. I know that many of you have bought these games five times over, but this $29.99 set will tempt you to buy them again. Here are the contents of the compilation as per the press release:
The games included in the Super Mario All-Stars collection are Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and
Sony Computer Entertainment America has released a teaser video for The Sly Collection for PS3, a compilation of the three excellent Sly Cooper games for PS2 converted to high definition. I’m a big fan of developer Sucker Punch and these excellent games, so this video has me drooling for this compilation.
The Sly Collection lands on November 9, 2010. Please check out the video above and let me know what you think. Any of you dying to relive the glory days of Sly Cooper?… continued
After years of printing money with its Nintendo DS and Wii consoles, Nintendo has reported a loss for the first time in seven years. The company reported its financial results for the period covering April 2010 to September 2010 and the numbers were not pretty. According to The Wall Street Journal:
The Japanese videogame company recorded a net loss of 2.01 billion yen ($25 million) in the fiscal first half, compared with a profit of 69.49 billion yen a year earlier.
Operating profit for the period fell 48% to