They Held A Parade For A Video Game

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There was a parade for a video game in New Orleans yesterday. For Madden NFL 11. That makes it a parade that's also a marketing stunt. Still, we are surely in the early days of video game parades. Baby steps.

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Official caption for the second pic:

Former NFL players Ricky Jackson, Deuce McAllister and Mike McKenzie ride a float down Bourbon Street in the Madden Gras parade for EA Sports' Madden NFL 11 video game in New Orleans, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees appears on the cover of the newest version of the game, which goes on sale Tuesday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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therevanchist
TheRevanchist

I heard Adam Sessler talking to Kevin and Bean this morning about video games. One of the games they mentioned was this one regarding the Madden curse. Basically, even at EA there was talk about being on the cover is a curse.

Sessler is a good interview and a good interviewer, so the conversation wasn't stale, despite the fact he talked about Madden, even the fact that Madden hasn't been on the cover of the game in a long time.

Pretty nifty to hear game talk on the radio.