Monday, December 27, 2010

Best Idea Ever: Female KITT + David Hasselhoff Remake

Ok, this is the best idea ever, and will make for the best entertainment ever on say, youtube. I am only not doing this myself because I am not a big enough fan of Knight Rider and it would take me forever to watch every episode and splice all this together.

Someone needs to:

Re-make Knight Rider by doing a voice over of KITT in a hot female voice. Splice everything together to make for an epically entertaining romantic and or bizarrely frustrating relationship between KITT and David Hasselhoff. If you can't make a series out of it please at least give me 5 minutes of LOLZ.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

This is Seriously the Best Place to Play eSports Tournaments

The following is a press release from GetGosu, is the best place to play online eSports tournaments. You can play a whole tournament in one night, it is pretty awesome. They have it all wired up to play for money prizes as well (your winnings go into your account as soon as you win).

Here is the original press release:

Bryn Mawr, PA - Tens of thousands of superior PC gamers have gone unrecognized and under-rewarded for too long. They've collectively logged millions of hours played, recorded hundreds of millions of frags, yet only a tiny fraction of gamers have been able to call themselves professional gamers. GetGosu Tournament Gaming is changing that, now anyone with the right skills and abilities can become a professional gamer.

Starting on Saturday, New Years Day 2011 (1/1/11), Hit the Sticks LLC is offering daily, easy-to-use, pay-to-play, sponsor-independent, online PC gaming tournaments. With the launch of GetGosu, Hit the Sticks is opening up a world of opportunity to the amateur gamers looking to go pro and get paid to play their favorite video games.

Running its proprietary tournament platform, GetGosu allows gamers to securely enter scheduled or sit-and-go tournaments with the opportunity to compete as amateurs (for fun) or to play professionally (for cash prizes). Additionally, a simple-to-use system allows players to create customized profile pages and gaming clan pages. Recruiting teammates and entering tournaments is as simple as clicking a single button.

To learn more and get started earning money for your gaming skills, visit today.
Game play (amateur and professional) is limited to players 15 or older. Applicable local, state and federal taxes may apply to winnings. Currently supported titles include Counter Strike : Source and Counter Strike 1.6.

About Hit The Sticks LLC.

Based in Bryn Mawr PA, Hit the Sticks LLC specializes in adding value to PC and video game titles by expanding games' interactivity and community reach.

Media Contact
Hit the Sticks LLC
Chief Communications Officer
Marc Zeiger-Guerra

Google Adwords Inaccuracy

So I think this is pretty funny, well it is funny outside of the fact that I am being charged per click for something that is impossible: a 200% click through rate??
1 impression and 2 clicks...that is impossible. If it is a race condition (i.e. the person clicked the advertisement very quickly twice so both clicks got fed to Google's servers at basically the same time, then I cannot believe that Google can't figure out to enforce a constraint that you cannot have more clicks than impressions...

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Sometimes I see in my Adwords Billing section that money has been refunded to my account for billing inaccuracies (click quality) or however Google phrases it, so I hope these show up there too...

Oh, and while I am complaining about Google, I'd like to mention that I have recently noticed tons of Groupon ads and ads for some new Google product. There is one particular site that I was targeting that I was getting clicks for around $0.65, now Groupon (who was almost purchased by Google) and these Google ads are everywhere...and now if I want to show up on the site I have to pay like $1.50 per click. Is this fair? I mean, if Google is bidding against is that at all fair? That sounds like a rigged game to me. Who oversees this kind of thing? The FCC? Does the FCC regulate Google? Not that I have heard of, I have heard of the FCC regulating TV and Radio ads, but have not heard about the FCC (or any government agency) being involved in regulating online advertising. I can't believe I actually want government over-site in a matter, but really, it seems like we might need it if Google can rig the game like that...