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Gabe / on Mon, Jan 27 2003 at 5:11 pm

*cough*

I got sick yesterday and I continue to be sick today. Kara is making me drink some kind of disgusting juice. It’s got Cran in it which I guess she says is good for me but I think it tastes like ass.

Anyway I got out of bed long enough to look at some game news over at the Magic Box. There is a little blurb in today’s news which reads:

“- Sammy / Arc System Works announced that they are working on a new installment of Guilty Gear, called Guilty Gear Online, as the name suggests this game will have network support, for people to battle over the Internet.”

If they confirm its release for the US I will know that Jesus has indeed answered my prayers. I haven’t heard any rumors at all about the GG series making its way to any other consoles so I have to assume that this is for the PS2 and that kind of sucks. I’d much rather play it over Live with voice support and friends tracking. Oh well, beggars can’t be choosers.

Another news item there says that Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball has become the second best selling Xbox Game in Japan. I don’t really have anything to say about that but the story did remind me of the terrible fucking commercial I saw for the game while lying in bed today sipping my soup and watching Peoples Court. Let me break it down for those of you who haven’t seen it yet. Picture a bunch or teenage boys gathered around a television set watching DOAXBV. A few cuts back and forth between salivating young gamers and bouncy virtual titties. Then a quick shot of a pert round polygonal ass and all the boys immediately reach for something to cover their crotches. The implication being of course that they are all sporting wood.

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when the ad guy pitched this idea. I imagine it must have gone something like this:

“So I was at home thinking about the new commercial and what I immediately thought of was young boys with erections. I just had this really vivid picture in my head of a bunch of young men all snuggled up on a couch together and all of them with their compasses pointing due north.  Look I even drew some pictures. See, just like a bunch of little turkey thermometers. What do you think?”

And then the scariest part is the Microsoft guy’s response

“I love it, let’s run with it!”

I am still holding out hope that the whole thing was a fever induced hallucination.

-Gabe out


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