Today’s AFK comes to us from the MTV Video Music Awards and has Jack Black, renowned comic and star of Tropic Thunder and School of Rock, donning fake muscles, wig and battle axe as Eddie Riggs, lead character in Brutal Legend. Enjoy the pic of Black hamming it up as the video game character to which he lends his voice, and look for the game in October
From 8-Bit Operators:
Almost 2 full years in the making, the 8-Bit Operators’ “Wanna Hld Yr Handheld” Beatles tribute focuses on the glorious avante-garde and electronic side of the Fab 4 with over 20 of the biggest international names in 8-bit chip music, all utilizing re-tooled, classic Game Boys, Ataris, Commodore 64s and Nintendo Entertainment Systems!
Today s AFK is just a little bit of blip-bop for the weekend, and we guarantee at least one of these tunes will get stuck in your head.
On the third and final day of the 2009 Penny Arcade Expo, Andrew Mayer delivered a talk titled “The Future of Gaming: You Don’t Know What You’re Going to Get.” A game-industry vet in the more casual and social-gaming spaces, Mayer currently serves as a user experience consultant for MediaShifter.
Mayer’s forward-looking session began with a look at the past and present, namely as it pertained to hardware. According to Mayer, hardware has traditionally driven innovation and evolution in the game industry, but it’s reached a point where technical capabilities are no longer driving the market.
Mayer s session continued with the thought that bite-sized games are now becoming more significant revenue drivers than traditionally big-budgeted titles, thus changing our entire perception of where the users are. Case in point: Farmville has 18 million users while World of Warcraft has 12 million.
Read the rest of the analysis of Mayer’s session at Gamespot.
Mike Hoefflinger, Director of Monetization Product Marketing, Facebook, Daniel Graf, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Kyte, Michael Lebowitz, Founder and CEO, Big Spaceship and Ben Palmer, Co-founder, CEO, The Barbarian Group join Ad Age editor Jonah Bloom to discuss how media is changing as we become more digital creatures.
Today’s AFK comes from Sunset Junction and the UNDFTD blog where the LA boys in blue chill with the citizens over a nice game of Rock Band on the PS3. The grizzled vets actually crack a smile (well, one of them)