It’s Friday, Friday, getting down on Friiiday!!!!! Don’t worry I can write this, she was bullied out of school. Well it is Friday and boy is it needed. Today some pretty good gaming news came through and it isn’t boringish.
First thing I noticed today was Nike’s newest shoes. Now most people probably don’t care so much about what Nike is doing, unless it involves Indonesia and children. But today the bids started for their limit edition Marty McFly shoes. Yes, Nike has made 1500 pairs of the famous self tying shoes from the even more famous movie Back to the Future II. The money from the shoes is going completely to the Micheal J Fox foundation for Parkinson disease research, so thatās a good thing. Google co founder Sergey Brin announced that Google will match the proceeds up to 50 million dollars until 2012. Now this is pretty much is just the epitome of awesome, McFly shoes, 100% of proceeds going to charity, and Google is matching those proceeds, what could be bad for you and me. Well the downside is that in the first round of bids, one pair of sneakers went for a whopping $75,000 and at the moment the lowest starting bid is at $4,050! Oh and those are for size 7′s, if you want anything in normal people sizes, you have whip aboutĀ a minimum of another thousand.Ā If you want to check out the ebay page and add a dollar to the cause just click here.
If you don’t want to pay a mortgage to get some shaweet shoes, then just donate to the Micheal J Fox foundation! Every dollar brings us one step closer to finding a cure.
Today is also a day that will be lived in infamy. Activision has won their lawsuit over the domain name ModernWarfare3.com, and boy did they go at this site hard. And by hard I don’t mean like a RPG to the face, I mean like a AC-130 on Wasteland during Ground War. For those of you who don’t remember, back in early July, it was realized by the gaming community and more importantly the higher ups in Activision, that the site ModernWarfare3.com was not owned by the publishing giant. While this shouldn’t have been something to laugh or worry about, it turned out that it was Activision being caught with their pants down. The site actually redirected you to Battlefield 3, and it was a stunt that EA didn’t even know about. Much of the hilarity is for the fact that Activision didn’t buy the domain name to a game that will probably have the biggest entertainment launch of all time. Now if you type in the website, it just directs you to google or bing, so that kinda sucks.
And it is not just Modern Warfare 3 that is being talked about, but also Modern Warfare 4. At the Call of Duty XP weekend, Sledgehammer CEO Glen Schofield stated that he would basically doing flips if he was offered to do MW4. āIf they said āyouāre doing Call of Duty something elseā,ā he continued, āIād be pretty excited about it.ā It’s pretty much confirmed with this that Sledgehammer’s next game will be a Call of Duty game…I don’t know how to feel about this…
Ā Last thing that you might actually are about today is that Blizzard announced that there will be 6 new products coming out in the next 3 years. Now put yur junk away you dirty little boys, it has already been confirmed thatĀ 3 of those 6 products is stuff we already knew about. Expansions to WoW and Starcraft II along with Diablo III. Now these are still things to get all revved up for, but personally I was hoping for new things, not things I know about.