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Cementing my role of “resident videogame connoisseur,” I’m pretty pumped to hear about the newly-announced LoveSac Speedrun Classic this October. LoveSac make some really awesome furniture, and now they’ve letting you play some really great games… while sitting in really awesome furniture.
To commemorate the momentous occasion, LoveSac are creating a limited-edition Pwnage PillowSac, which sports a retro-themed color scheme and logo, plus a certain code that’s well-familiar to any child of the 80s. Winners from the events will receive tons of awesome LoveSac swag, as well as a custom Powerglove trophy – yes… it is so bad.
An excuse to take a trip to Boston, sit in some ridiculously comfy chairs and play a lot of Nintendo? Count me in. Head over to Destructoid.com for more details and a poll to pick the games that’ll be played during the events.
This week! Amazing as ever! It was a four day week due to Labor Day and it went by fast! Davis had a HUGE BBQ blow-out to christen his new home, Josh rode his hog down to D.C., Gabo hung around town and Alli partied it up over at Jerz.
The big news this week is the beginning of Fashion Week, making it a very busy time for us. Our clients, Beth Shak and Walter Steiger definitely have full schedules for this occasion. They’ll be attending various events and living it up in style (be sure to follow what they’re up to on Twitter at @bethshak and @waltersteiger to check out what they’re up to).
In other news, classic-rockers and our clients, Heart partnered-up with Etsy.com to give away a bunch of stuff from their new album, Red Velvet Car, through Etsy.com’s “Treasury Contest”. If you don’t know what a Treasury is (I sure didn’t), go check them out at Etsy.com.
Finally, and this is unrelated to anything else, we bring you a small piece of internet geekery, courtesy of our resident geek, Davis. He brought to our attention the YouTube Time Machine; an interesting contraption that helps you see videos from as early as the first sound recordings of the 1860’s to the car commercials we know and love today. Check it out at YTTM (which stands for You Tube Time Machine…clever).
And for the last, last thing we’ll bug you with (promise); in the spirit of fashion week (and, I guess, videos) we’ll leave you with a clip of a bunch of models falling and tripping (HILARIOUS!) during their runway walk.
In what is possibly the best app demo video I’ve seen, the guys behind Birdhouse explain why you, An Important Businessperson, need to purchase their app.
Described as a “notepad for Twitter,” Birdhouse is designed to let you jot down your ideas whenever, and then publish it later. You know, it’s perfect for those times when creepy people approach you on the subway platform, and you can’t tweet about it due to the lack of cell service. I’m considering it, only so I can be filled with the inner joy that comes with being fave’d. It’s available for $4 on the iTunes app store.
I’ve probably heard about the new Terminator movie at least once a week since it’s been announced, courtesy our Fearless Leader, Josh. I sent him a link to TerminateYourself.com with a note saying “your next twenty minutes are gone.” I was right.
I could pretend to tell you how we had an in-depth discussion about how great of an online marketing tool this was, and how it was a really smart use of the brand. But really, Apex just got terminated.
The fantastic folks at Quirk Books were kind enough to send a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies our way, and while I haven’t gotten a chance to finish it, I can certainly say it’s everything I’d hoped it could be. I hate to use such a cliche line, but in this case, you really can judge a book by its cover. The scenes of Victorian English romance and social drama mesh surprisingly well with vicious attacks by the decomposing undead.
I’ll admit I’m not crazy about Jane Austen, but how can you not love passages like this:
It’s March Madness time again, and to celebrate we put together this swanky interactive bracket for Sports Gaming Edge.com, a sports picks site with some of the heavy hitters of the industry. I’m still working on my bracket, but at least I have a fancy way to get everything printed out and professional-looking. Looks much better than than the time I tried to make it in MS Paint and fill it out with a crayon.
AOL Men’s blog Asylum are big fans too, and even made it the official bracket for their site.
This past January, I remember my typical routine of picking up a bagel at the place around the corner and while my onion bagel (w/ scallion cream cheese) was getting made, I decided to pick up some OJ. I reached into the fridge and… what the hell were these unfamiliar cartons staring me in the face? Tropicana had changed their packaging.
My problem with the new packages wasn’t the design itself – in fact, I kind of liked the artwork and new look. The problem is this is a case of “good design, wrong client.” Removing the iconic orange and straw for which the brand has been known for years made it confusing (or worse, invisible) to consumers.
From my own experiences in marketing, I’ve learned one thing: no two clients are alike, and what works for one might be disastrous for another. To the delight of orange juice fans everywhere, Tropicana has done the right thing and is reverting to the old packaging style.
I’m pretty positive this is the most thought I’ve ever put into orange juice. I’m thirsty now.