Cueler YouTube

Install Cueler on your Facebook page and every time a video is uploaded to YouTube, it will be published along with a standard or customized message to the Facebook news feed. Videos can be added from a YouTube URL through the channel or a specific playlist. Cueler creates a YouTube Videos tab with a banner video that can be customized as the centerpiece of the tab. Users can also be required to Like the page before they are able to watch videos.

3DS Sets Pre-Order Records In U.K.

Nintendo U.K. has announced that the 3DS is the most pre-ordered game system ever on, being both better than 50 percent higher than the Wii and 20 percent greater than the PS3, which was the record holder on the site. Games like Pilot Wings Resort, Super Monkey Ball 3D, and Super Street Fighter IV 3DS are also featured in the top sellers for software.

It s unusual for a handheld console to attract this amount of excitement in the run up to launch, such high levels of interest are normally reserved for the play-at-home hardware like the ground-breaking Nintendo Wii and last year s Microsoft Kinect , said Chris Poad, Director of Video Games at Ltd. Nintendo 3DS is launching at a time when interest in all things 3D is incredibly high and with the promise of real 3D graphics without glasses, it s a real breakthrough in handheld video game entertainment.

Doddle Jump Hops To Kinect

Lima Sky has announced that Doodle Jump has reached the 10 million paid download mark since its release in March 2009. The simultaneously announced that they will bring the game to Xbox Live Arcade for play with the Kinect.

After such incredible first two years, it is safe to say Doodle Jump has exceeded even our wildest imaginations, said Lima Sky founder Igor Pusenjak. We are looking forward to bringing even more amazing content to millions of Doodle Jump fans around the world.

Be Like Katamari, Destroy The Internet

Head over to the official website for Katamari Hack and grab the bookmarklet to turn any webpage into a game of Katamari Damacy! Control the magnetic sphere of death and pick up bits of text and images as it rolls around the screen. Hold Down Right-Click to control the ball.  Change the color of the ball to any color you like!

Valve Goes Without Ad Agency For Portal 2

Valve has long been doing things thier own way, and will do so again with Portal 2. Along with outdoor ads seen on public transportation, they made up their own TV spot following a well received Valentine s Day-themed video for the game.

No one knows the product better than the folks who made it, said Valve s marketing VP Doug Lombardi. We’ve had many creative kick-off meetings with agencies over the years, and you d be shocked by the treatments that have come back. Copycat treatments. Cliché treatments. Treatments that reveal the agency wasn’t listening in the initial meeting.

With the Portal 2 ad, we playtested it and were able to make changes during production, adds Lombardi. With an agency, those types of tests are too often left to a post-mortem at which point, the value of those realizations is pretty close to worthless.

Source: MCV

Visigoth Sports Net Parodies Sportscenter

March Madness is upon us and several advertisers are looking to capitalize on the event. Capital One (the official bank and credit card of the NCAA naturally) has been launching their own ads that cross their raiders with a sportscast.


Hitman 5 Teased In ARG

There’s a full Hitman ARG going on right now, started by a catalog at the Sundance Film Festival with a picture of box of doughnuts featuring a barcode ending in 47, and a branding of “Hitman Series.” When the advertiser was inquired, what was sent was more paperwork, another barcode, and Agent 47’s black gloves.

What else could it be

An IO Interactive community manager is teasing what all this might mean, but nothing has been confirmed at this point. It’s widely believe the Hitman game will be revealed at E3 2011.

Source: OXM

Rango Movie Website Update

The official website for the Paramount 3D animated film and video game Rango has been updated so users can explore the Old West town of Dirt. Users can explore the rich media Flash based experience built from in-game models and assets and interact with its curious cast of desert animal characters. Visit the General Store to find out about the video game, read a review and access retail buy now links. Filled with mini-games and Easter eggs, hidden wallpaper pictures and avatar items can be found throughout the town. A grid of 10 squares along the bottom of the main window helps the user check off the major Easter eggs found during their visit to Dirt.