It was one thing in the PS2 era for each game to be like an "as seen on TV" K-Tel compilation album but in 2010 this continuing trickle of songs distribution just isn't going to get it done. It's the game that's holding these games back from achieving that next level of success. The reason me and at least all the people I know who were into them loved these games wasn't for the intense colored Chicklet pressing action; it was because suddenly there was this new interactive way to enjoy our favorite songs.
You'd think of any, these publishers would see the light too. Who better than MTV to understand the voracious appetite for music and how quickly the audience can move? I guess they already forgot Video Killed the Radio Star (for full effect listen along). And all Activision has to do is look to their favorite cash source. Sure, you have to pay for the World of Warcraft game, but once you have it's the monthly subscription that really brings in the cash (and yes, you have to pay for an expansion but they do a lot of updates to keep you in and the basic subscription model is what I'm getting at).
The door stands wide open for someone to get it right. Stop worrying about the stupid boxed game. This isn't even about the game. I want a music store I can access wherever. One I can feed from Shazam, Pandora, Grooveshark, Twitter, and the rest; from my PC, my laptop, my phone, my iPod...wherever. And one I can as easily share the stuff I'm grooving to. Do that and I'll be back to playing and buying music on a regular basis.
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4 announced
- Latest TF2 update ads 'Highlander' mode
- Trailer teases Fallout New Vegas headed our way this fall
- Splinter Cell Conviction set for April release
- Yakuza 3 is awesome. Watch the trailer
In a board room somewhere a Snuggie exec is screaming at the team "How did we not come up with pajama jeams!"
Go Canada! Rockin' live Vanilla Ice halftime show at a Raptor's game
So, yes, the whole idea of a viral ad was to get me to post it but this Bud Light ad is kinda worth it.