Now that EA Sports has begun running ads featuring real gamers promoting the titles, investment blog The Motley Fool has decided to have a little bit of fun at their expense. "Nerdy smackdowns have been bringing the funny since Napoleon Dynamite became a big-screen hit", says the site. Shudder.
Anyway, The Motley Fool came up with a tongue-in-cheek list of five ways to tell if you're EA Sports ad material:
Think you're ready to be "in the game", as EA says? Here are five signs you'll be the firm's next sports star. Drumroll, please:
5. You frequently brag about your digital outfielder's "cannon of an arm".
4. You look just good enough to not upstage the console.
3. The closest you've been to a football field is your nationally televised defeat during season one of Madden Nation.
2. You bought a $US 200 headset to go with your gaming console because "that's how the pros do it".
And the No. 1 sign that you might star in a new EA Sports ad: You replayed the Super Bowl in Madden NFL till your team won — by the exact score you predicted in the office pool.
I dunno, I think you guys can do better. Post your own version of "you know you play too much Madden when". And would you want to be in one of these commercials?