A Procession of Penguins Arrives on Madison Ave.
NEVER mind what the Chinese calendar says. This is going to be the year of the penguin, at least on Madison Avenue.
(minor spoilers ahead!)
It seems that they make snickers chocolate bars and Aquafina-brand water bottles in the Pegasus Galaxy. Anyone in Canada who saw episode 3x17 "The Ark" of Stargate Atlantis last night, probably noticed something funny....
When Herick activates the shuttle's engines, you can clearly see an open snickers bar on the console and multiple water bottles beside his chair (Seemingly Aquafina brand).
Today, that press release has been clarified , with a statement making it clear the award was actually for the PS2 Dual Shock controller, rather than the new PS3 model.
"I would like to confirm that Sony did not win for their PS3 controller, they won for their Dual Shock Analog controller," the NATAS representative concluded. Somewhat at odds, then, with Monday's press release: "Sony Computer Entertainment America Wins Emmy Award for PLAYSTATION 3 SIXAXIS Wireless Controller," where SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton attributed his company's fictional success to "overwhelming consumer demand and critical acclaim".
... said that about 980,000 Wii units had been sold as of the end of 2006, while Sony Computer Entertainment had sold only 460,000 of its PlayStation 3 consoles, signifying a clear win for Nintendo.
Speaking exclusively to Pro-G, HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo said: "We feel Wii has already made a really strong impression, not just with core gamers but with the wider audience too, and we don't see why this won't continue in the future."
He was responding to predictions made by a research company which suggested that by 2010 Nintendo's global next-gen market share could dip to 20%, far behind Xbox 360 (34%) and expected leader PlayStation 3 (46%).
Castaldo added: "We don't dispute that PlayStation 3 won't be the market leader overall, but its delayed launch until March in Europe has given the Wii a great head start here and hopefully it will keep building on this momentum. There just needs to be the levels of stock to meet the huge demand for the console.
I'm seated directly to the right of the dealer on a 2/4 table. The table is full of drunk/loose players; mostly college students, but a couple older folk. The only people playing tight are me and the fellow to my right.
Anyway, there's this guy, third to the left of the dealer, splashing the pot and crowing his wins, irritating and amusing the rest of us. The hand is dealt and I have AA. on the button. OOOooo, shaky hands! He raises and most others call. I raise. The blinds fold. Most everyone else calls.
The flop comes up 2-5-8 or some such. Anyway, it's checked to him and he bets. Everyone folds, except me, but he can't see me well, so the guy laughs and turns over his QQ. I speak up and say that I haven't bet yet. Ah, geez! Now I hear it! You can't take advantage of me! This is a friendly game! and so forth. Well dammit! I would a raised normally, but now I feel like a jerk!
By this time the dealer has had about enough of this guy and says under his breath: "raise him". I raise, he folds, I get the pot. He's pissed. I'm stared at and glared at by this guy for the next couple hours.
He cools down by the end of the night, back into happy-drunk stage, and is busy telling everyone at the table what a rock I am. I wish I had had the cards or the nads to take advantage of this table image, but I stuck to my tight play."
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