The Hound and His Chicken

Warning: Contains “Game of Thrones” — the HBO TV series — spoilers up to and including Season 4, Episode 1 — particularly Hound / Chicken Memes that are so funny, you might fall to the floor in fits of laughter. You have been warned! 

The Hound and Arya -- Game of Thrones, Two Swords

Do not try to stand between The Hound and his chicken.

Game of Thrones: The Best Hound / Chicken Memes (Warning: Spoilers)

I’ll write about “The Lion and the Rose” one of the days. However, if you’re one of the 14 million people who tuned into the Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere last week, “Two Swords” — you probably agree that it will filled with many fun and exciting moments.

Red Bull Focus

Red Bull Focus

Pleased to announce that the latest game by Playmatics has launched on the iOS App Store. The game is called Red Bull Focus and we announced the game at SXSW recently.

Red Bull Focus Description

Red Bull Focus challenges you to touch, slide and spin your way through a photo puzzle world with a musical twist.

This audio-visual game  tests  focus, skill and reaction speed to beat the clock, your friends and the world.

Solve this global image tour by touching animated circles and placing them back to their original position.

 

 

 

 

 

SXSW 2014

Fun Panel Today at SXSW 2014. Got to formally announce our forthcoming Red Bull Focus game.

SXSW 2014

Panel Description:

“When Licensors & Mobile Games Collide” 

From G.I. JOE to The Walking Dead and The Simpsons, many of our favorite franchises in comics, books, film, music, and television are finding new homes and rejuvenated lives on mobile devices. Game developers and publishers are working hand-in-hand with cult-classic brands to usher in the next generation of online gaming experiences for these storied franchises and enrich consumers’ connections to these brands through licensed mobile games.

Playmatics

Red Bull Focus: Coming SoonNY-Based Gaming Company to Unveil Exclusive Details Around Forthcoming Red Bull Mobile Title for the iOS Marketplace

New York City, New York, March 6, 2014 – Playmatics, a company dedicated to bringing rich gaming & digital media experiences to life, today announced that its CEO, Margaret Wallace, will exclusively unveil details about its forthcoming iOS game, “Red Bull Focus” at a panel taking place at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014 in Austin, Texas.

Playmatics was granted unique access to a variety of stunning images, art and music from Red Bull themed events from around the world. Wallace will provide a behind-the-scenes look inside the creative and design processes involved in making a mobile gaming experience that leverages the colorful world of Red Bull.

Hot Topics

Sochi 2014 will probably go down in the history books as one riddled with politics, problems and persistent questions about fairness in judging certain events, like the women’s figure skating competition. In part, the games were over-shadowed by these issues.

Well Played, Sochi? Well Played, World?

The end of the Olympics also coincides with the recent uprising happening in Kiev, a city I visited a few years ago. So perhaps it’s petty to focus on the ridiculous, humorous and sometimes poignant tweets from the 2014 Winter Olympics.

On the other hand, maybe a little humor in light of all that is so serious is needed. So, welcome to the final edition of….

Because there’s no shortage of silly tweets about the games…

 

#SochiProblems at the Winter Olympics: The Bob Costas Pink Eye Edition

The 2014 Winter Olympics will go down in history as one of the funniest. Snarky comments from Western journalists, athletes, tourists and far-away bloggers alike can’t stop going on about the deplorable conditions of the Sochi hotels, including rumors that one too many photo of a shirtless Putin abound as decoration of choice for said accommodations. On top of this, signage that best lost in translation and a slew of technical problems make armchair quarterbacking this shindig deliciously funny.

NBC commentator Bob Costas has not been immune to these issues. About a week ago, it was reported that he was wearing so-called “hipster” glasses. Turns out that not one but two of his eyes were infected with conjunctivitis (pink eye). Costas was not immune to the #SochiProblems plaguing the most expensive Olympics in history. But social media can be a cruel commentator of its own — and Bob Costas (more likely his eyes) have become the subject of #Twitter laughs, chortles, ridicule and parody.