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Ultimate Frisbee Computer Game

Posted on: December 19, 2007 I Written By

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Everyone that knows me knows that I’m a complete ultimate frisbee addict. It’s snowing here in Utah on my vacation and I’m still planning on finding a game and going out to play.

This also makes sense why I got so excited when I saw that someone had created an ultimate frisbee computer game. I’ll download it now and if you don’t see a post for a while, then you’ll know why.

Backgammon Masters Animation Series

Posted on: April 4, 2007 I Written By

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I recently came across a pretty interesting way to try and market something as common as a backgammon game. It’s a website trying to promote online backgammon. They are using what they call the “#1 Player at BackgammonMasters, Jean-Claude the animated tiger.” It’s really quite creative what they are doing. They have an animated video of Jean-Claude doing his thing. Here’s one of them:

It’s a pretty cool animation. The first part was really nice and I loved the sign that looked just like the sign that is so famous here in Las Vegas.

Jean-Claude is a really interesting character. He has a series of these videos of Jean-Claude explaining how to succeed at a variety of life’s endeavors. Jean-Claude is a tiger, humoristic, mafia type, dressed in 70’s clothes (bell-bottoms and cream-colored shoes, a button-up shirt with a dice print and a large dollar sign chain around his neck) sitting in his trailer in the used junk car lot he manages. I loved the bling around his neck.

I think there on to a pretty interesting concept that could be an interesting method of viral marketing. Especially since viewers win prizes for trivia questions after viewing, and are offered rewards for suggestion any script ideas used. Looks like even the common game of backgammon isn’t immune to viral internet marketing.

This post sponsored by Gammonish.

Addicting Game – Like Online Risk

Posted on: December 19, 2006 I Written By

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It’s really hard for me to categorize games. I just love them all. However, I can tell you that Risk is right near the top as far as board games go. I absolutely love that game. My brother and I would play it all the time, often roping my father or brothers into playing also. We absolutely loved it.

Well, I found an online game that is very similar to risk and absolutely addicting. It’s called Kdice and uses Google’s APIs (at least I think that’s what it’s called) to do all the work. The guy who created it is an absolute genius. I usually don’t have that hard of a time going to bed at midnight. I started playing that game and was up way too late.

So, my message to you. DO NOT Start Playing Kdice!! Ok, now that I’ve warned you, go have fun.

Google Gadgets on Your Blog

Posted on: October 9, 2006 I Written By

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Google has made a great announcement about being able to add Google Gadgets to your own personal webpage. This is such a great idea. They are going to come out with so many gadgets that it will be a great feature for so many websites. Here’s an example of a Google Gadget for Pac Man

DigitalLife ’06 NYC – Free Ticket Code

Posted on: September 21, 2006 I Written By

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I like to offer my blog readers anything I can find that is free out there. Here in Vegas we have the biggest consumer technology show in the world, but if you are in NYC then you should just go to DigitalLife. Check out their ticketing page for more details.

Well, don’t go their and pay the $15 for tickets. Instead use the FREE ticket code:”INSIDER” and get tickets for free.

Take a look at a partial list of the vendors that will be attending: Alienware, AMD, ATI, Best Buy, eBay, ESPN, Game Stop, Intel, Logitech, Maxim, Microsoft, NVIDIA, XBox, and many more. If you know anything about gaming then you know you’ll want to be there to check out the latest and greatest in technology and gaming.

If that list isn’t enough for you to want to get free tickets to DigitalLife then let me offer one other reason in the form of a picture:
DigitalLife Girl

WOW – CTO of VoodooPC’s Thoughts on Dell

Posted on: August 31, 2006 I Written By

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Rahul Sood, the CTO of VoodooPC, has one of the most transparent posts I’ve seen by a large company. I honestly am not that interested in gaming systems. I guess I watch through the corner of my eye. However, I was interested when Dell acquired Alienware. Why? Because I buy a lot of Dell products. So, anything Dell does makes me interested.

The best part of Rahul Sood’s post is him describing his interaction with Michael Dell. It’s a great read for anyone starting a business. I loved that both of them are up late at night working on their company. While I don’t have a company(at least not of any significance) I know what it is like to be up late into the night because your head is full of ideas and your body can’t sleep because it’s too excited.

In fact, technology pretty much has the same effect on me. Yes, I’ve had a lot of late nights.

Another Cool Game to Waste Some More Time

Posted on: August 29, 2006 I Written By

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Here’s another great flash game where you skateboard and earn points. It was pretty addicting because I wanted to get through the course without crashing and I also wanted to see what else could be done. Don’t blame me if it wastes too much of your time.

Disney’s New Movie Cars and the Disney Brand

Posted on: August 24, 2006 I Written By

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During a recent trip to see my family in Utah I went to a drive in movie with my father and sisters. It was a lot of fun to have the old drive in feel. It’s even better since I have the back of the van and a bunch of blankets and pillows to make it soft.

We ended up watching Cars, Disney’s latest animated film. I really enjoyed the show. It’s incredible what they can do with the animation these days. It’s almost lifelike. I love it.

After seeing the movie I was amazed to find out how much branding Disney has done to make more money off of their movies. Sure, they’ve always had Disneyland where they integrated the movies into the experience and sold merchandise. As I researched more I found out how well Disney has created its brand.

Let’s just take Disney Posters as an example. You can get just about any character on a Disney Poster that you’d like. A really nice website where you can purchase Disney Posters had some even more interesting history on Disney Posters:

History

The Disney Poster has been a mainstay of their merchandising since the beginning. Just like any movie studio, Disney has used posters as a means to market their films since the beginning; in fact, some of the most sought after Disney posters are the earliest vintage prints from titles like Snow White and shorts like Steamboat Willie. Disney Posters are a very popular choice for collectors, as they strike an appealing balance of availability, price, and display value.

Formats

Disney has made official Walt Disney posters and prints in a large number of formats over the years. This ranges from small actual-size cell prints to large theater posters for meant for cinema marketing display. Most Disney Posters aimed at consumers are 24″x 36″, perfect for framing and display in your home or office.

There are a number of different types of Disney Posters and Prints to consider as well. These include theatrical release posters, which typically feature large art and the title of the movie, as well as scene prints, which are usually cels from the original animation reproduced either in their original size on celluloid or blown up on paper to make a poster suitable for display. Beyond this there are more economical Disney Posters including prints meant for children, which usually feature a single character or perhaps a montage of images from the movie in question.

Why Us?

At Artopia we do everything it takes to bring you the best selection of Walt Disney posters and prints that we can. We search high and low for hard to find Disney Posters of all sizes, from original marquis posters to cel reproductions. It is our goal to bring you the best quality and selection at the best prices you can find anywhere on the Internet.

Where Can I find Walt Disney Posters and Prints?

We maintain a large inventory of Disney posters ranging from vintage prints to current releases. Whether you are looking for a gift or something to add to your own collection, you will be able to find a unique Disney poster to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a vintage Dumbo marquis poster or just a montage print poster for your kids, you will be able to find it here.

All that history in just some posters. I think I better find one of these Disney Posters that I can use to surprise my wife. She’d love to have one in our new baby’s room. It will be interesting to see if I can keep her to just buying a couple posters for the new baby.

Disney items are one of the best things that I could possibly get for a child. I love what Dinsney has done over time with their products. Disney’s animated movies and associated products are high quality and family oriented. I’m amazed at the different animations out there that people show their kids. Why would you ever want something in your house that relates to those animations? You don’t have to worry about that with Disney. I think Disney would be happy about many of the things that he started. I just wish that it carried over to their other movies that aren’t animations. It often does, but not always.

Quake 3 in a Web Browser Using Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2006 I Written By

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I have only been addicted to one video game since high school and that game is quake 3. I would also admit that I wasn’t really addicted to it since I wouldn’t ever really play it when I wasn’t getting paid to be at work. Luckily I had a great job that I could play quake while I worked. Don’t ask me the details. Let’s just say I was very blessed.

We would have great Quake tournaments doing capture the flag and it was great because there was a level playing field for all of us since we didn’t have special mods or anything. Although, I wouldn’t say we all played level. Some of us were better than others. However, it was awesome.

So, you can imagine my amazement when I found that someone had spent a LOT of time creating quake in a web browser. That is really something else. I can’t believe someone would have that much time. Sure, it’s not quite the same game, but it is a great way to waste a few minutes of time and reminisce about days gone by.

And I Use to Think I Was Pretty Good At Tetris…WOW!!

Posted on: August 5, 2006 I Written By

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Take a look at this video of someone playing tetris in Japan. This is unreal. I think some of the moves require a button that I never had in my game. However, still impressive.