Johnny is getting snipers for Christmas

In the past 10 minutes of channel surfing, I’ve seen TV spots for:

  1. some sniper movie starring the voice of Keifer Sutherland.
  2. Hitman 2
  3. Dead to Rights
  4. SOCOM

If I didn’t know better, I would think they were trying to profit off the D.C. sniper tragedy.

It’s a fuckin’ outrage.

There have been a lot more game commercials lately.

Yeah, first time I saw that Hitman 2 ad was on the Tuesday night ESPN2 college game. Since then, I’ve seen it 15 to 20 times, from “The Daily Show” to TechTV. Somebody must have really pumped up the ad budget.

I’m thinking it may be related to GTA3’s success. It had a pretty big TV campaign too, and went on to sell, you know, like 7 million copies.

7 million copies AND NOT A SINGLE COPY SOLD IN JAPAN.

How can any game be successful if it doesn’t sell in the land of the rising sun?! Therefore we must conclude that GTA3, like the Xbox, is a failure.

7 million copies AND NOT A SINGLE COPY SOLD IN JAPAN.

are you serious? how could any living being not like this game? I know japanese people are freaks with their school girl porn and subway gropings and all that, but come on… this is insane.

tentacle rape. forgot to mention that.

GTA3 was never picked up for release in Japan. Don’t believe me? Look it up. I was surprised too.

Japan is all about mass public transit.

GTA3 is all about individual private transit.

Also, GTA3 is chaotic and unlawful, a couple of negatives for a Japan release.