29 September 2008

Chuck of Duty?

It's been years it seems since I've watched a weekly series on basic cable (remember Friends?) Indeed, I used to watch a show like Grey's Anatomy, it was called ER. Is that still around? While eating my pizza for one frozen dinner, I happened upon a show called Chuck. Don't know much about it, other than the basic premise of an awkward geek who becomes an awkward CIA agent. It's cute. There's a hot chick in it and everything.

Anyhow, what struck my fancy was the fact that in tonight's episode Chuck's coworker-slash-friend (the one pictured in the green shirt, is his name Morgan? And by the way, Chuck is a not quite higher up at a store called Buy More) unrolled what was basically a game map to (drumroll) Call of Duty. In fact, Call of Duty played a recurring role in the first half-hour of the episode (if it came up again after that I wouldn't know...I had dishes to wash at that point). Morgan had a strategy and everything, including x amount of foot soldiers, x amount of helicopters, etc.

If it sounds like a product placement, looks like a marketing ploy, or smells like a deal between NBC and Activision, it probably is.

18 September 2008

9.16.08 My Wrath Unleashed, A Dialogue

me: What's that?
tsudoku: What?
me: That...(pointing to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) Is that new? Did you just buy that??
tsudoku: [silence]
me: [silent stare of death] Where's the receipt?
tsudoku: In the trash
me: The trash right there? (pointing to the one by the door)
tsudoku: No...outside???
me: How much was it?
tsudoku: [silence]
me: How MUCH was IT????????
tsudoku: [silence] I love you baby...
me: If you tell me it was $50 I'm going to ream you
tsudoku: .....
me: Don't think that by not saying anything you'll be able to save yourself from getting reamed. How much was it?
tsudoku: [nervous chuckle]

Later on, about two days later..

me: SIXTY DOLLARS?!?!!? You spent SIXTY [bleep] dollars on this GAME?!!?!?!?
tsudoku: [silence]
tsudoku: .....
me: Ugh! You just wait...when you're asleep, I'm taking that Xbox and EVERY one of your games and selling them!
tsudoku: Then how would you play Katamari?
me: ....