"You Dumb Bastard. It's not a Schooner... it's a Sailboat!"

About those Old-Spice Gamer Pics. These Gamer Pics, for those who aren't up to speed with the Xbox Live parlance, are the avatar images we all use to identify ourselves online. Mine is the abstract surfer image you see to the right on my blog.

The fact that MS thinks so little of us gamers that we would want -- scratch that, compete -- for the privilige of providing free advertising for Old-Spice is insulting. Oh sure, the guys with the red Old-Spice logos would have some bragging rights over those who only earned the green, but really now? It's a friggin Old-Spice logo. That's it. Nothing that says "Level 3 Reward" or a label declaring you a winner. It's just the logo. Even an "I'm an Achievement Whore" sticker would be more desirable.

To call this Old-Spice branded Gamer Pics a "prize" is simply pathetic. And I pity anyone that thinks that having one of these Gamer Pics will score you some bragging rights. It doesn't. It only proves that you have no shame and can be used very, very, easily.

PS: Speaking of winning a prize, can anyone tell me what movie the title of this post is from?

1 comment:

Criscipline said...

Duh. Mallrats.

"A schooner is a sailboat, stupid head."

"You know what! There is no Easter Bunny! Over there that's just a guy in a suit!"