Daily Archives: November 15, 2013

PS4 Lie Detector

Alright Nerd Nation, we want to know who got a PS4 at launch and who isn’t getting paid back this week? Leave us a comment below or on our Facebook page. What games are you playing and is the PS4 everything you hoped it would be???

Oh and did I mention…HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

Microsoft Congratulates Sony

With all the fierce competition in this latest console war it’s easy to think that the competing companies fight with each other just as much as their fans. However, that is not always the case. Though Sony has not missed an opportunity to capitalize on Microsoft’s mistakes, or Microsoft that they have dropped the ball. Now Sony has taken some criticism for some of their comments towards Microsoft (mainly from Xbox One fans) but I think that a lot of people forget that Microsoft has taken a lot of shots at Apple in their ad campaigns.

The reason I bring this up is because Sony has just launched their latest console the Playstation 4 and when ill wills can be at their highest I was surprised to see the image above. Microsoft seemingly took the high road and congratulated their competition. Which brings me to the big question; Is this a sincere gesture or a last ditch attempt at marketing ploy to try and win themselves some fans, or even try to just hold on to the ones they have? It’s no secret that Microsoft’s marketing strategy hasn’t been too popular with consumers and in the long run may have hurt sales of the Xbox One.

So what are your thoughts on this Nerd Nation? Like most people that came across this image this morning I’m not sure what to think. Is this a sincere congratulations to Sony or do you think Microsoft has some sort of agenda with their latest post? Leave us a comment below or on our Facebook page. The Xbox one will be available November 22.

ThrowBack Water Guns (Video)

Man, this is a blast from the past. I was never allowed to have these types of guns because my parents grew up in the hippie era and believed guns were evil…Even ones that shot water. I remember my neighbor had a couple of these and we would run around the neighborhood with other kids blasting the hell out of each other as we played army. Nowadays you would be stupid to give your kids a squirt gun that looked like these because you better believe there would be some serious trouble if you did something like that. I think even back in the day there was some controversy over how real these guns looked, but obviously not like there would be today.

I definitely think there are not enough kids going outside to play and use their imagination. Sure running around with fake guns and water grenades wasn’t the most creative thing to do but we had a great time and we weren’t stuck inside all day staring at an Ipad or TV screen. The irony of all that is that now to make my living all I do is stare at a screen all day….hmmmm. Maybe I’ll head outside and play army with my son, but you bet your ass it won’t be with not realistic looking squirt gun.

Anyways check out this awesome throwback commercial from the 80’s and be sure to leave us a comment. Did you have any of these as a kid or do you still have some of these now? Let us know below or on our Facebook page.