Jersey Shore's 'The Situation' signs App deal

Jersey Shore cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has struck a deal with social and mobile developer AppGenius to develop four apps over the next 18 months.

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Mobile and social developer AppGenius has signed a deal with Jersey Shore cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. The deal includes four games or apps to be developed over the next 18 months, all with Sorrentino's trademark charm and wit. The announcement promises these will be designed with the show's "large fan base" in mind. Apparently this fan base exists, though I've never met a single fan.

GamesIndustry.biz reports that development of the first game is starting immediately. AppsGenius is an appropriate fit, at the very least. One of its best-known apps is "Snookify Me," a $1.99 iOS thing that lets you imitate the fashions and duck-lips of the one of the show's most prominent figures.

"This is a great opportunity for my company and I to be involved in the social gaming and mobile application industry," said Sorrentino. "Not only am I very proud to introduce Jersey culture into the social gaming and mobile application industry, but also very excited that my family is a part of it too. I love the games and applications that my family and I have been working on with AppsGenius, and I know Jersey Shore viewers and my other fans will love them too."

This isn't the first time video games have gotten (figuratively) in bed with The Situation. MTV previously signed a deal with Microsoft to offer Jersey Shore avatar items, including an ab shirt. This latest development is just one more reason the robots will be perfectly justified when they rise up and enslave us.

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    February 13, 2012 5:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Jersey Shore's 'The Situation' signs App deal.

    Jersey Shore cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has struck a deal with social and mobile developer AppGenius to develop four apps over the next 18 months.

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      February 13, 2012 5:03 PM

      I wonder what apps he's going to develop for them...

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        February 13, 2012 5:04 PM

        Didn't you know? He's the premiere programmer of our time. When John Carmack or Tim Sweeney get stuck on a problem, they call The Situation to resolve it for them.

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          February 14, 2012 5:02 AM

          Well after The Situation flashes his abs at them, all problems are solved!

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      February 13, 2012 5:04 PM

      This is what passes for gaming news these days?

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      February 13, 2012 5:04 PM

      you sure it doesn't say four 'craps'?

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      February 13, 2012 5:13 PM

      One will check your skin's Orange Level. One will check your hair's Gel and Spike Levels. One will be a Collar Popping Reminder. One will be a douche-meter.

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      February 13, 2012 5:28 PM

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      February 13, 2012 5:31 PM

      slow news day EH?

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      February 13, 2012 5:35 PM

      he should have made 6, then he could have called it app Six Pack /marketing

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      February 13, 2012 6:36 PM

      This is what this news article does to me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A

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      February 13, 2012 8:49 PM

      I think I am done coming to shacknews. Fuck me.

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        February 13, 2012 9:04 PM

        Yeah... its getting to tat point isn't it...

        this shit shouldn't be on here

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          February 14, 2012 12:47 AM

          comon, its going to be fun watching the trainwreck

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          February 14, 2012 6:06 AM

          Yeah, let's go back to articles about zombies and plastic toys that turn into cartoon robot dragons when you put them on the power portal. You know, srs biz.

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        February 14, 2012 5:20 AM

        Oh don't go, you'll be missed by all!

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        February 14, 2012 7:47 AM

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        February 14, 2012 9:04 AM

        lol

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        February 14, 2012 9:08 AM

        You will be missed.

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      February 13, 2012 9:06 PM

      The only reason this is news is because it's one of the signs of the end of times.

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      February 13, 2012 9:14 PM

      Is he the one who posted earlier today?

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      February 13, 2012 9:22 PM

      No computer STD/virus joke yet?

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      February 13, 2012 9:55 PM

      i wonder what languages he codes in

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      February 13, 2012 10:03 PM

      DownToCrash

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      February 14, 2012 12:31 AM

      Nobody wants this. Nobody.

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      February 14, 2012 1:17 AM

      A true brogrammer.

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      February 14, 2012 2:57 AM

      We might sneer at this, but they'll still end up selling more copies than the indie packs and the bible combined.

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      February 14, 2012 7:22 AM

      Jersey culture? Fucker I've lived in Jersey all my life and I am now 30 and I can tell you, what Jersey Shore displays is NOT Jersey culture.

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        February 14, 2012 7:26 AM

        not only that, but none of those useless fucks is actually FROM Jersey.

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          February 14, 2012 7:41 AM

          Exactly. Aren't they from NY or something? Heard one of them is from Cali or something, don't remember.

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            February 14, 2012 8:17 AM

            To cast the show MTV put out a call for Italian American people to live in the house in exchange for working at a T-shirt shop and being filmed (plus they were paid in addition to whatever the T-shirt shop salary was). So of course they pick the douchiest, most unflatteringly stereotypical people they could find. The first episode (yes, I watched it but I'm not proud of it) shows where they come from and it's all over the country, which is why New Jersey is not terribly thrilled with the show.

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      February 14, 2012 8:21 AM

      Yeah, the thing I hate about the whole Jersey Shore thing - and I know it's an old complaint but whatever - is that these guys are being held up as celebrities and getting rich off of endorsement deals for no real reason whatsoever.

      I mean at least Lindsay Lohan had an acting career, and Britney Spears make music.

      And at least the fascination with Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian can be traced back to their families being famous.

      But these guys are famous because they were big enough shitheads to be on a show about shitheads. That is it. The women are caked in makeup and fake breasts and the guys are complete morons. The Situation's performance on the Donald Trump Roast demonstrates that they don't even have any marketable talents.

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      February 14, 2012 8:27 AM

      What? Why is this news?

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