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|08-30-2008, 10:18 AM||#1|
Tiger Wood's Walkn on Water???
Excerpt from Yahoo.
Tiger Woods is one of the most dominant athletes alive.
But is he really a mortal like the rest of us?
Footage of the golfer walking on water has some folks
wondering if he's actually something more... divine.
Well, not really. The footage was just a viral video.
Still, though obviously a joke, the clip has started a firestorm of buzz.
So what's the story? Apparently, in an older version of the Tiger Woods video game, players could "walk on water" when their golf balls landed in the drink. Fans of the games noticed this and pointed out the bug by uploading clips to the Web. EA Sports, the publisher of the series, decided to have a fight back by posting a video of Tiger casually strolling on water a la Jesus. The clip concludes with, "It's not a glitch, he's just that good." In your face, gamers!
Naturally, news that EA had gone to great lengths to have a little fun stirred up the bloggers. An article from USA Today notes that the video is getting millions of views and that another of Tiger responding to a Rubik's Cube will likely garner a lot more eyeballs. Meanwhile, Mashable writes that it is nice to see major companies like EA "get" the Web subculture. Indeed, a clever response to customer criticism goes a long way.
Finally, though the ad may seem original, TrendHunter points out that this isn't the first time an athlete has been compared to Jesus Christ.
In "The Theater of Dreams," an upcoming musical, David Beckham gets the whole son of God treatment. No word on whether he trades in his cleats for sandals.
Tiger Wood's in some people's eyes may be a "God",
but EA has obviously not taken people's religious reactions,
and outrage at heart.
Well, the video is obviously a ploy by EA to market the game,
and to counter the relgious critics.
What do you think about all the hoopla surrounding it?
And are ya gonna buy the new TG 09'?
|08-30-2008, 12:06 PM||#2|
Don't mess wif him
I'm not terribly interested in golf.
I can see why some people would get upset about the trailer.
I thought it was kinda funny, especially since it was mainly referring to the earlier glitch.
But, whatev. I think it was all in good fun...it doesn't so much slander Jesus as it says that Tiger can do miracles on the green. You wanna get offended over that? I can find a whole bunch more things in this world that T me off more...
|08-30-2008, 12:13 PM||#3|
"It's not a glitch. He's just that good."
That was epic.
But I hardly like golf, so I'm not going to buy this game.
maybe we're just sleepwalking...
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