A couple of weeks ago, I called up my 15-year-old sister. I wanted to ask her about a certain celebrity.
It's a strange age we live in when Kim Kardashian can make so much money off of a mobile gaming experience and we write endlessly about its production, its profits, and its deeper cultural meaning instead of the obvious question: What will be the next smash-hit celebrity gaming experience?
What do you picture when you think about fame? Spotlights, a champagne swimming pool, fishnet tights produced in artisanal huts in Palm Springs? Does the act of "working" appear in your mental image? If your answer is no, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood would like to change that.
Good rivalries—the kind that get you really riled up—are hard to come by. We haven't very many good rivalries in a video game since Pokémon Red, in my opinion. But as much as people hate Gary Oak, he's got nothing your rival in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
Sometime during the weekend, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood stopped working for some players. Given the game's popularity—it's currently the number one free game on iTunes—it's probably not surprising that some fans got miffed that their game time was interrupted. Even so, getting death threats over something like this is…
I know. I know! I'm the worst. I'm a sheep. I'm part of what's wrong with modern American culture. But at least in Kim's realm I'm an A-list celebrity with 50 million fans—after nearly $500 worth of in-app purchases, of course.
Kim Kardashian is coming to video games. In exactly the manner you would expect.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's union, and subsequent procreation, is the subject of this video game, in which the pair have taken to space, and you have to shoot their faces until the world is saved.
When I think of the Kardashian sisters, I don't think of things that make sense. I think of a world of people who are famous for being famous, who get a reality show by accomplishing the feat of being a Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian is famous for several reasons, none of which we fully understand. While she has used her ability to hold things for evil in the past (see above), she is now using it for good. Phew.
Add one more face to the list of possibly known faces in FaceBreaker. GameDaily writes today that Kim Kardashian, famous for some reason that I'm unaware of other than having sex on the internet, will join the line-up of "celebrity" boxers in FaceBreaker. GameDaily says she's a "TV personality", if that clears up…