GameTap -- Ted Turner's answer to the high price of videogames and people who still think his wife sold us out to the Vietcong -- has been diversifying their portfolio as of late. Not content to merely be a phenomenal PC gaming service, they've broadened their reach into film, original content and apparently the world of games journalism, as demonstrated by a recent interview they conducted with Peter "I swear he can see my soul" Moore on the topic of EA's upcoming trivia title GameShow.
Hit the jump for choice quotes, and another instance of that picture (mostly because I'm sort of terrified he might come to my house and steal my soul if I don't continually worship it as my new deity).
GameShow -- a title I knew nothing about until reading this Q & A -- strikes us as a blend between an MMO (with the requisite live staff and constant content updates) and the You Don't Know Jack series. To hear GT describe it:
Intriguing, no? At the very least it stands a good chance of stealing market share from those crappy trivia game setups in your local sports pub.
So why is EA focusing on something other than the latest Tiger Woods golf game or how many copies of Michael Vick's Pro Dog Wrestler they're going to sell this year? Pete, what say you?
That's all well and good, but what makes GameShow so special? How is it going to drag people away from their Sudoku and their bong rips?
Well, good answer. I guess he's got everything wrapped up, but where does he see EA headed in the near future?
Honestly kids, my copy/paste hand is cramping up, so I'm going to make you hit up the GameTap interview if you wanna see more. While we're reserving judgment on GameShow based on EA's past history of running series' into the ground with their teat-chafing business practices, the ideas they have for the thing should be quite appealing to the casual market, at the very least.
Also, if you don't buy it, Mr. Moore is going to cut you in half with his optical lasers.
God, that noise was so much more fun before it went memetic. Internet, I hate you.