Ah, the interwebs
December 18, 2007
and the mash-up. I love it.
Take this – first we have the Sony Bravia ad with the bouncing balls. You know the one. Here’s a reminder:
Right. Nice ad. Better than the paint one that followed, not as good as the bunnies one. What will they do next?
(And speaking of Sony (as an aside) how many ways can the company stuff things up while still being cool? The Sony Viao is the coolest (non-Apple) laptop on the market and has been for years. The PSP is a gorgeous wee handset device, (with Wi-Fi!) but Sony doesn’t push the movie disks like it should and games are not forthcoming. The PS 3 is a super computer in the lounge with 12 processors and the ability to recreate the universe (just like the Genesis device in Star Trek II: The Wreck of Khorn) but is losing the battle to the Wii because it’s overpriced and bloated. And don’t get me started on the cock-up that was the Sony CD rootkit disaster. What a bunch of monkeys. But I digress.)
So here’s a rip-off “tribute” ad from the UK that does a nice job of following the trend:
And now there’s this from Battlefield 2. Anyone who’s played a first-person shooter will recognise the bunny hop as the stupidest but most useful tactic in the surge forward at the start of a multi-player game. Not only do you avoid having someone with a faster connection run into you (or for you to run into a slower player and get stuck) but hopefully you can avoid someone sniping from distance by doing something really stupid.
And if that YouTube fest didn’t pickle your haddock, try this one: Sony PS3 versus the Wii, as told by Apple: