Last year saw the glimmer of a movement to get a video game based on Sons of Anarchy, FX's biker gang series and a vicarious lifestyle fantasy for many viewers, one of them me. The possibility seemed to go no further than series creator Kurt Sutter's own hopes.
Most single men don't pay much attention to which brand of laundry detergent they buy, beyond whatever's cheapest. But back in North Carolina, I had a friend who was adamant about using Tide and could identify others who used it by their scent.
Earlier this week Eutechnyx, the studio behind NASCAR's revival on console gaming, delayed NASCAR 2011 to March 29. Then word passed that the racing series will refining its championship points structure for the next season. Were the two related?
Let's thank the crew behind the Activision Eutechnyx NASCAR 2011 The Game Lowe's GoDaddy Cheerios Impala. They gave us some super box art that run real good today. The game releases March 29, part of a sportspocalypse month in gaming.
NASCAR The Game 2011 dropped another 22 names of drivers (and their crew chiefs) who've licensed the use of their images in the game. There's a lady driver on this list, but it's not Danica Patrick.
Another five screens for NASCAR The Game 2011, due next year from Eutechnyx and Activision, show off the wear and tear on the cars, walls, and pavement - such as the patch job at Phoenix International Raceway.
The flaps go up to keep Jeff Gordon from going airborne in this new batch of screenshots for NASCAR 2011: The Game, due next year from Eutechnyx and Activision.
Alcohol references of any type usually mean an ESRB rating stricter than E. This isn't new to NASCAR games. But it's amusing to see Kurt Busch, driver of the Miller Lite No. 2. get his own brand of beer.
Gamasutra this week reported that NASCAR - whose 12-year run with EA Sports ended in 2008 - will return next year under Activision and the developer Eutechnyx, known for its focus on racing games.