This may be the most genius innovation I’ve seen in a few years. Almost all bars have your classic Big Buck Hunter, Golden Tee, Darts, etc. All games that you can play with your friends and shove it in their face when you win. Well now you don’t even have to gloat, just take your beer and drink it down. The game plays like any retro fighting game but instead of taking place in a run-down temple, you fight in a bar, obviously. The actual gameplay doesn’t look too extravagant but let’s be honest, it’s not really the selling point.
The Beercade is like a microbrew-loving gamer’s dream come to life. This creation of advertising group McKinney is an old-school arcade game combined with a beer dispenser. Everything was made in-house, from the arcade cabinet to the game itself.
Player 1 and player 2 each place a cup below their respective tap, then battle in a retro fighting game to see who wins an actual pour. The Last Barfighter is a lot like Mortal Kombat, except it takes place in a bar. To the victor go the bubbly spoils while the loser gets to watch him drink.
The Beercade is now part of a marketing campaign for Big Boss Brewing, a craft brewer in North Carolina. It will be trotted out at special events as a much more exciting alternative to just having a bartender pour you a sample.
Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric and Reggie Watts got together with YouTube to make the JASH comedy channel. And this is its intro. So there you go.
The Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker (they could probably work on the name).
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the geniuses behind “South Park” and the incredibly successful Broadway play “The Book of Mormon” have finally decided to branch out and open their very own movie studio. It will be called Important Studios and their first project will likely be a big screen adaptation of “The Book of Mormon.”
The new company is to be called Important Studios and hopes to be just that. With an estimated value of $300 million built on revenue from “South Park,” now in its 16th season on Comedy Central, and the Broadway megahit “The Book of Mormon,” the studio will have the power and money to approve television, movie and theater projects, including a big-screen version of “The Book of Mormon.”
On Friday, Mr. Parker and Mr. Stone were putting together the final news release to announce their studio. They settled on this quip: “Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves.”
The pair will join a short line of Hollywood players who have formed their own studios as a way to gain control over the creative, production and distribution process.
Recently making the rounds in the news and on blogs is this year’s Christmas toy catalog from Swedish Toys R Us licensee Toy-Toy Group. Unlike every other toy catalog, the Toy-Toy catalog doesn’t conform to rigid gender stereotypes about what boys like and what girls like, instead showing boys having fun with kitchen playsets and girls having fun with toy guns. I know, it’s pretty shocking stuff, girls wanting to play with toy cars. Gasp!