NY Times: How iPhone and Wii Interface Design change our behaviour*

5 04 2008

Found this on the the Flytip Blog. The New York Times posted an article on how the Apple iPhone and the Nintendo Wii interface design have changed the way that we use mobile or electronic devices.

Read the full NY Times article here.

The Article references Piclens a free browser addon that instantly transforms your browser into a full-screen 3D experience for images on sites such as Google Images, Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, deviantART and more. See a demonstration here:

“PicLens Demonstration” – 04:02 min

UK and US based research institute M:Metrics have just released the findings of a study they conducted since the launch of the iPhone 6 months ago that in essence shows that 85 percent of iPhone users browse the mobile Web abd that the  iPhone is top device for news and information accessed on mobile browser. Read the full release here.

It is going to interesting to see on how this trend progresses!

Visit: nytimes.com

(Source. Flytip.com)

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World of Warcraft: “Mr. T & Friends” campaign*

5 04 2008

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This one is hilarious, Mr. T endorsing the latest version of the World of Warcraft computer game ;o)

World of Warcraft – “Mr. T”

…and I just found the following additional ads for US, Spain and France …really cool!

World of Warcraft “Verne Troyer” (US)

World of Warcraft “William Shatner” (US)

World of Warcraft “Jean-Claude van Damme” (FR)

Translation:

My name is Jean-Claude Van Damme… and I am a mage.”
“Hand-to-hand combat for me: it’s over!”
“Now I can cast powerful spells!”
“Just try messing with me… I’ll turn you into a sheep.”
“A sheep!”
“…Because we all are a bit like sheep, you know…”
“I am Jean-Claude Van Damme, I am a mage.
“And you?”
“What’s your game?”

World of Warcraft “Willy Toledo” (ESP with eng sub)

Visit: www.warcraft.com





Wilkinson: Fight for Kisses

1 10 2007

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Wilkinson France have launched a pretty funny campaign to promote their latest line of Wilkinson Quattro Premium shavers.

The concept “Fight for Kisses” plays with the fact that with the new Titanium Dads will now have a skin as pure as a baby and with that are back in the game when it comes receiving kisses from their wife.

The websites features a download section for the “fight for kisses game” where you can either battle as the baby or the dad. In addition one can find a goodies section which includes a customizable tattoo ;o)

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Definitly take the time to look at the intro!

Visit: www.ffk-wilkinson.com





Nintendo Wii: Post-it Notes*

18 07 2007

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Coolhunter posted this article on a pretty cool “Out of Home” idea from Nintendo Italy to promote their Wii game console.

The concept was to use Post-it Notes to create 2D versions of famous Nintendo Retro Game characters e.g. Donkey Kong.

Great combination of analog advertising for a digital product ;o)

(Source: TheCoolhunter.com)





Sony Playstation3: This is living & Home*

2 04 2007

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Set in a mysterious place in which a variety of characters from all walks of life search for themselves and for meaning, the newlaunch campaign for PS3 is an intriguing beast. It’s a little twisted, a little surreal, and all based around the central idea that ‘this is living’ – bang on brand for the monster piece of technology that is the PS3. 

Visit: www.thisisliving.tv

In addition to it’s interesting advertising PS3 offers a specific feature to Playstation 3 owners. It’s an online 3D community, taht kind of resembles Second Life, called “HOME” . See the video for more information:

(Source: www.contagiousmagazine.com)





Rock Stargames: GTA IV*

30 03 2007

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According to Janco Partners analyst Mike Mickey, a financial
consultant for Take-Two Interactive Software, around 150 game
developers are working on Grand Theft Auto IV. The analyst also found
that Rockstar Games is “fully capable of ushering in an entertainment
experience categorically superior to the prior cycle’s GTA
product.” This is compared to about 130 non-voice actors and non-
motion-capture actors listed in the credits for 2002s Grand Theft
Auto: Vice City. As seen in the first trailer, the setting of the new
Grand Theft Auto game would undoubtedly be Liberty City. If
confirmed, this would be the fifth time that the series would use
Liberty City as a setting.

The first trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV was released on March 29,
2007 at 23:00 UTC. At the time the trailer was released, Rockstar’s
servers for the trailer’s official website became almost immediately
overloaded. The trailer is about 1:03 in length, and it reveals that
the game takes place (at least partially) in Liberty City, a
fictionalised New York City, and an immigrant with a heavy Russian
accent, who appears to be the main character. The character has a
brief monologue: “Life is complicated; I killed people, smuggled
people, sold people. Perhaps here, things will be different.” Then
the trailer ends with the “IV” logo.

The trailer features many familiar New York City landmarks, including
a location resembling Times Square and the “GetaLife Building,” a
parody of the MetLife Building. All of the cars and buildings seem to
indicate a present-day setting. The trailer uses a similar cinematic
style to Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 documentary film Koyaanisqatsi as it
used Philip Glass’s original music from the film (a section of the
track “Pruitt-Igoe”) as well as emulated time-lapsed filming.

Visit: http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/trailer_splash.html