Derek Smart. It's a name resigned by many to whispers in quiet corners for fear of incurring the vocal wrath of one of the most eccentric, dare we say manic game developers this side of a coke machine. The man behind such nefarious titles as Universal Combat and the Battlecruiser series has made a...

February 14th 2008 at 1:25pm 0 Comments

Millions of Us and Crayon recently held a contest for Coca Cola Virtual Thirst in Second Life. Entrants were asked to submit their ideas for an innovative vending machine. The grand prize, won by Emerie May, consisted of a trip to San Francisco to collaborate with Millions of Us on their idea, plus...

November 9th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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How anyone could think that a cloth vending machine would fool even the stupidest of criminals is beyond us, but we guess if the convertible skirt / vending machine is going to be made somewhere, it might as well be in Japan. The New York Times has the write-up of Aya Tsukioka clothing designs, int...

October 21st 2007 at 12:50pm 0 Comments
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And you thought non-stick chewing gum was the heat. Turns out, Coca Cola may be plotting a new version of Sprite that actually chills itself upon opening. Apparently, the drink has to be kept at a specified temperature before being snapped up, and once the oh-so-thirsty consumer pops the top, "a mec...

September 17th 2007 at 3:33pm 0 Comments
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Coca-Cola's Nintendo love is spreading across the pond this summer. Beginning May 20th, soda guzzlers in the UK will have a chance to win an "Ultimate Wii Games Room," and one of over 1,800 DS Lites. All you have to do is enter codes from specially marked (we've always wanted to say that phrase) bo...

May 4th 2007 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Coke drinkers love them some Nintendo, it seems. The newest phase of the My Coke Rewards customer loyalty program, which began on April 16, was sold out of all available Nintendo merchandise by April 20, according to the deal-watchers on slickdeals.net.Yes, that means that at least a few people mana...

April 25th 2007 at 4:23pm 0 Comments
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If you're looking for another possible avenue for Wii ownership, and you have a very loose definition of "possible," may we suggest the MyCokeRewards store? Coca-Cola has been including codes on their products that correspond to points; these points can be redeemed for items on their website. Thanks...

April 25th 2007 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

Our ever vigilant tipsters on the lookout for GTA IV news let us know about the latest commercial for HSBC bank. The GTA inspired advertisement is the latest in HSBC's campaign touting their understanding of customers locally, even though they are global mega-bank. We doubt the commercial is showi...

March 24th 2007 at 1:59pm 0 Comments
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So let's get this straight. Coca-cola, looking for inspiration for a high-profile ad, apes Grand Theft Auto, a best-selling series that has inspired countless knock-offs and holds incredible relevance in today's pop culture landscape. Pepsi, on the other hand, creates a TV ad based on pinball, a onc...

March 4th 2007 at 5:35pm 0 Comments
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In roughly an hour the world's most watched television broadcast will begin. Super Bowl XLI will kick off in Florida tonight with the Colts pitted against the Bears (that's American football for those of you who don't know). But why do we bring up a sports event on an Xbox 360 fansite? Well, there i...

February 4th 2007 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Don't be surprised when you're treated to the Grand Theft Auto inspired Coca-Cola ad today during the Super Bowl. According to CNN/Money, Coke is returning to the Super Bowl after being on break since 1998. Apparently Coca-Cola believes they found a culturally relevant way to promote to the demograp...

February 4th 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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I'm sure you're all aware of the Signature PSP lineup by now, but did you know Sony teamed up with Coca Cola to manufacture 1,300 Hot Shots Golf: Coca Cola Special Edition PSP bundles in Japan last year? The bundled Hot Shots game, which Coca Cola gave away in contests, was basically a big commercia...

October 23rd 2006 at 1:00pm 0 Comments