Friday, March 26, 2010

Pre-paid cards to buy ingame content

Copied largely from

Social game developer Zynga announced that its prepaid game cards for titles like FarmVille and Mafia Wars are now available at several major U.S. retailers, including 7-Eleven, Inc., Best Buy, GameStop and Target.

The $10 and $25 cards, which offer an alternative way of buying in-game goods (e.g. virtual furniture, power-ups) to consumers who don't have access to credit cards or bank accounts, will work with Zynga's free-to-play titles on Facebook, as well as on standalone sites such as, and

Zynga's titles attract over 235 million monthly active users and 67 million daily users. FarmVille alone, which is easily the most popular application on Facebook, has more than 82 million monthly active users on the social network. The company's other well-known games include Cafe World, Texas HoldEm Poker, Fishville, and dozens of others.

The purpose of a game like FarmVille is to seed and harvest crops to make money to buy other gamecontent like a nice farm or lifestock. You can also invite vriends to become your neighbours and fertilize each others crops. Instead of having to wait weeks and weeks and harvest loads of crops you can also choose to buy extra content using Paypall, a credit card or... PRE PAID CARDS sold in retail (US Only for now).

"Social gaming is going mainstream and consumers around the world are connecting with people through games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars," says Zynga's senior vice president Vish Makhijani. "By partnering with 7-Eleven, Best Buy, GameStop and Target, our games can be accessed by a broader audience of new and existing players."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Red Vs. Blue Relocated part 2.

Why not share another one! -> watch part 1 first... (below) ;-)

Red Vs. Blue Relocated part 1.

For the Nerds that LOVE this show just as much as I do: NEW EPISODES! A comedy show designed in the HALO world...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Absolut overraded: I am here!

Over hyped?

I watched the short film 'I am here' by Spike Jontze (sponsored by Absolut Wodka) yesterday evening and must say I was somewhat disappointed. Sure it's a great and innovative way to show how consumers related to the internet might end up (uploading data in our heads through a socket in the wall) and of course there was the 'love-story' part between computer-people, but was it just that? A sort of Romeo and Juliet robotic love story?
I guess I expected more from the relations people would have with computers in the future and how much they already mean to us in our daily lives, since we have become so reliant on them (and our cell phones...).

If you want to form an opinion of your own (which you should) be sure to check it out here:

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dove make-over and Photoshop till you die...

A very true video by Dove, very confronting...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Xbox 360 Project NATAL - Official E3 First Look

The first examples of how motion controlled gaming can really enhance and uplift family play following in Nintendo Wii's footsteps.

A game to promote music by Noisia

A very cool minigame to promote the latest song 'Machine Gun' by Noisia. This electronic rock really gives a good pumping vibe that helps to play through the game.
Check it out here if your like.

Funny picture about button bashing...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cover of my Book! [Dutch version]

The cover of my book is finished [for the Dutch version].

Hope you like it! - Let me know what you think.

The English version will be available hopefully around July 2010...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

heavy rain, madison speacial (Consumer Generated)

An impressive compilation of in-game footage of Heavy Rain, Sony's latest pearl... I like it even better than the official trailer!!!

Ultimate Duke Nukem Soundboard

Ultimate Duke Nukem Soundboard

A great soundboard containing all the old classic Duke Nukem lines... a trip down memory lane, because I can't see the Duke ever coming back to life ever... again...ever...