AFK: S*** My Dad Says

Today s AFK has to do with dear old dad, and the messed up things he can say from time to time.

The Twitter account ShitMyDadSays recounts the things a 73-year-old dad says to his 28-year-old son.  A few examples:

How the f*** should I know if it’s still good? Eat it. You get sick, it wasn’t good. You people, you think I got microscopic f***ing eyes.

You need to flush the toilet more than once…No, YOU, YOU specifically need to. You know what, use a different toilet. This is my toilet.

The dog is not bored, it’s a f***ing dog. It’s not like he’s waiting for me to give him a f***ing rubix cube. He’s a g** d***ed dog.

[Follow him on Twitter]

AFK: Zombie Couture

Today’s AFK shows that brand can expand into anything and everything, even if you’re talking about small casual games.  PopCap, creators of games like Peggle and Plants Vs. Zombies, just opened up their online store with a bevy of goodies for the casual gamer.

Our favorite item is the old tyme Moustache Mode shirt that harkens back to an older, simpler time full of hair tonic and zombies, but the Peggle plush toys and collectable coins are nifty too.

We’ve said it time and again on this blog: if your fans love your brand, give them more of it!

[PopCap Merch] {link no longer active}


AFK: The Game Factory

If you’ve ever wondered how the golden rings of Sonic the Hedgehog are made, or who crafts the thousands of blocks used in a game of Arkanoid, wonder no longer.

Photographer Marc Da Cunha Lopes shows us a fantastic look inside a game factory where all of these items are made.  Jaw-droppingly awesome.

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AFK: Honor Thy Grandmother

Gather the grandparents around and take a look at this sweet-weird-sweet tribute to somebody’s grandmother.  Our AFK moment of the day:

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My Super Nintendo controller tattoo. It says “Mom Mom” because I got it in memory of my grandmother who died 06/08/04. I grew up playing Super Nintendo with her.



Starcraft II Gets The Razer

From the Razer press release:

“It has been a little over a decade since StarCraft first rocked the video game industry and began a legacy that continues to this day,” said Robert Razerguy Krakoff, president, Razer USA.   We’re extremely excited to be working with Blizzard Entertainment on the StarCraft II gaming peripherals and gear. The project is in the development phase with a focus on serving up innovative features while offering precision, cutting-edge technology, accuracy, speed and comfort.

The peripherals will include a tournament-grade mouse, keyboard and headset, as well as a specially-designed messenger bag.  Just another example of how the marketing of a game doesn’t have to just be on traditional media, but can extend to things (like peripherals) that target your core consumer.