It looks like Microsoft is already flexing their star power for their upcoming Project ‘Natal’ press conference featuring Cirque De Soleil with Jennette McCurdy best known for playing the role of Sam Puckett on Nickelodeon show iCarly.
This is honestly the first time I've ever heard this girls name... I guess they're going for the family angle with Natal
Dont know her dont want to know her but id bang her
she's still 17...
“I’m really excited to be co-hosting the Project Natal Xbox event Sunday featuring a Cirque De Soleil performance. E3! Woohoo!” Lol I bet she didn't even know what E3 was before her Agent told her -.- It's no surprise MS is the most powerful company out of the big three. They always have something going on. Looking forward to their E3 conference.. monday right? :D
She's only 17 for 2 more weeks, om nom nom.
she's still 17, where i come from she's been legal for over a year
I'm not bashing MS or anything but honestly, who comes up with this stuff? What do any of these "celebrities" have to do with gaming? I fully understand that MS is trying to take a grab at the Wii's market with some aspects of Natal, but most of the Wii owners I know are over 40. Maybe that's just in my area but it seems a lot of older people are into it. I know "star power" has a certain impact but to me it seems a bit illogical to use "stars", and I use the term loosely, that have little to nothing to do with gaming. Again, I'm not saying anything bad about MS or Natal or anything, I just know I can't relate to this sort of marketing and I wonder if this is the right path to take with this. It seems to me this sort of labels Natal to be for a certain audience and it may alienate the hard core crowd. I honestly don't know what hard core applications Natal could have but I know someone wanting to have more freedom with their controls in hard core games is probably not going to be very impressed with this. I can't help but wonder if this sort of "kiddie" endorsement won't define the product from here on out and completely ruin it for the hard core crowd if they ever would show an interest in it.
Yeah it's a strange strategy but then again after looking back at past E3's I think having celebs might be a good thing. When people from other country's get on stage especially during Sony and Nintendo's conferences I always have a hard time understanding what they're saying.
True but at least when the company guys get up there they usually know what they are talking about. Pop culture spokespeople are nothing new, but this just seems sort of odd to me. Like a cheap ploy to get me to buy something like chicks in bikinis in beer commercials. I buy beer because I like the taste and I buy game consoles because I like games, not because some talking head told me to. The use of these preteen stars just seems like a bad attempt to get a bunch of kids to scream at their parents that they want this product. I'll withhold final judgment until after E3 to see what games they show off but if it's the same old stuff they have been showing with a lot of this preteen star power trying to pry your wallet out of your pocket, I think I'll be pretty damn disgusted.
Like is said before ... Microsoft will pay more celebrities to endorse their product than they will pay their own selves to make their own games! M$ knows by itself that it can not make its own good games internally so they leverage celebrities instead of games to sell their old console.
"What's next - a pink "Hannah Montana" Natal bundle? Oops, can't do that - someone else already came up with that idea. " -dk LMAO!!!
I honestly think it's dumb to get "celebs" to market a product, especially when it comes to video games. They don't know jack shi*t about it (unless they're truly a gamer at heart), they're just showing up for the money, it's a bit of a low tactic IMO. "Hey! Tom Cruise said it was awesome so I've got to get it!" -.-
WHO!?!? Also, why is she eating a remote in that pic? Does she do something with electronics?
She's from icarly. My kids want to watch it all the time on nick but I refuse to give into crap television.
Drake and Josh will win you over!
kenen and kel > drake and josh
who loves orange soda!?
So the preE3 going to be on TV?
no its got a NDA banning any kind of blog broadcast, it has to be edited then it is being broadcast the same time as the sony conference only on MSTV.
MS: MAYBE WE SHOULD GET JENNETTE McCURDY TO CO HOST!! *office erupts, all employee's think there top sh*t* Gaming community: *cricket noises*
Considering playing games with Natal is the equivalent of "random dancing".
I agree... who is this? Great "starpower muscles" you got there microsoft....not!.
Never heard of her. iCarly? Sounds like she's more suited to Apple. Wondering if this isn't further proof of Natal's intended audience: Seven year old kids and their stay-at-home moms.
Take it any of you have kids.. go look up iCarly. So, this is the direction MS is going with Natal - the young casual crowd..
If this doesn't confirm the children/teenybopper girl audience, I don't know what does. If you had high hopes for natal being anything relevant, may they rest in peace
that Natal's main audience will be teenie boppers, but it will have appeal to regular gamers as well. Look at the Nintendo DS. Which crowd would you say it is more marketed towards (especially with the mountains of teenie bopper shovelware)? But we all know there are plenty of grown men (hardcore gamers) that have. Why? Because there are games for them also on it. I think it will be much the same with the Natal.
This is reminding me of that one Disney conference with the High School Musical cheerleaders now... And, yeah, I had to look up the person specified. Looks like Microsoft isn't going for the hardcore gamers but the moms and tweens of the world.
My son knows her. She's the ugly, tough tomboy on her show. Well, that does it for the hardcore hopes with Natal. Go watch iCarly and learn what's about to happen. El oh el, people.
i don't know who she is either ... but from the comments i guess we all agree that the fate of this presentation is SET in stone in a effective but weird way
Microsoft will pay more celebrities to endorse their product than they will pay their own selves to make their own games!
Well said. I hear Barney the Dinosaur will be co-hosting as well.
Are you serious?!!!! This is a joke right?! I read the title and it was like 'Who?' then i read Nickelodeon and now I can't stop laughing. Shes not a celebrity. Are they expecting 10 year old girls to watch E3 and then beg their parents to get Natal because this soon to be whore says so?! This is probably one of the saddest things I've ever seen to come from MS.
oh yeah cause we all know her.
L M A O. This is their target demographic guys. Don't kid yourself.
I gotta admit - that is just fucking lame. Not stupid because this helps to exactly do what they need done which is increase product awareness for that age group. First Beirber with his like 3 million twitter followers and now her fans. It's working I guess but it is going to be extremely lame watching this.
It works for Nintendo.
This is where being a fanboy is detrimental. It may be smart for Microsoft. It may work for Nintendo. But what about you, the consumer, that cares about video games enough to be here posting? It's cool to make fun of each other for random nothing about our consoles. But it isn't cool to defend such crap. As much as iCarly makes my son and daughter laugh, it has no reason to be near my video games. Check the list of DS and PSP titles with Nickelodeon in them. Turr-ble.
Hahahahahahahahahahaha.... oh wait a second..... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!! This is their target audience! If she's co-host, who the hell is the main host? Justin Beiber? But at least now we know which person will be making themself look like an idiot on the night
Shadow you're getting a bubble from me. That's funny!!! Ahhahhahahhhaaahhhhahah!!! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
OH MY GOD!!! I felt so bad laughing. . . Until "But we don't have to cry, baby." "Yes we do! Somtimes!" That is just insanely cute, sad, and funny all at once.
Seriously though, its probably Miley Cyrus.
So your bringing in the teenie boppers huh.....come on microsoft I know you guys are aiming for a different demographic but dont do a COMPLETE 180, damn!
Take a look guys..this COULD be the future of gaming; dodging red balls, looking under my shoe. . sounds really really fun./s
as much as I think that both Move and Natal are gimmicks, you have to hand it to MS for trying to take away some of the Wii pie.
Are like 30 or something.
Guys...she's Sam on iCarly. Watch the show. It's actually really good. Her brother Spencer (Played by Jerry Trainor) is freaking hilarious!!! I'm 21 and that show makes me laugh constantly. MS...you have my attention.
Man....inside I was slightly looking forward to MS's conference...I mean haven't heard anything all week, Sony's monster keeps growing and growing, and Sony says they still have bigger stuff to announce which I really can't wait! And then articles like this come up.... come on MS don't talk that you have the biggest announcement but then say that teens are going to run your conference. and what the hell is iCarly??
Honestly, the show actually is funny as hell. BUT it should be nowhere near my video games! This is awful and points towards the demographic Microsoft is aiming for, and pretty much confirms gamers will be left out of the equation in terms of the entertainment coming from natal. The forecast for Microsoft's natal presentation has been upgraded to "cringefest." Beware.
i guess it's even more obscure for foreigners like myself ... It is indeed lame , but that kind of marketing approach does work
You watch Nickelodeon??!! WOW!!! What, do you watch Disney also?? Are you male?? No 21 year old male should ever, i repeat, ever watch Nickelodeon or Disney. Well I think we've figured out who the target audience really is.
I admit I get sucked into watching it sometimes. Spencer is pretty damn funny. I am kind of dissapointed that they used her as it pretty much confirms the target audience of Natal (as if we didn't know already). I still am excited to see what they are going to show of Natal though.
Fatal appeals to kids/casuals, surprised? No lol.
my daughter watches her. my daughters a nerd. I spoil my daughter. If she ask for natal or whatever they call it. I'll buy the crap but I won't be happy about it......
lol you called your daughter a nerd, WTF??? :)
I'm a nerd, she's a nerd. What's wrong with that???
I prefer geek but to each their own. "I'm a GEEK, spelled G-Double-E-K, I meet my boys in the basement about every day. Card tables comic books and cans of Coke, that we blow out of our nose and tell our Star Wars jokes"
I think the below diagram is appropriate...
i doubt the semantic of nerd vs geek will really matter to those having issues with with it
Justin Bieber, a rip of of the wringly bros and now this clown, ok agree if you dont give 2 sh*ts about these people, disagree if you actually do. XD where's the damn games!
Your calling kids clowns? I find alot of irony in that statement. I bet you do not get out much.
Dear god in heaven.....I, I, I really wanted to watch the conference, but now that it's co-hosted by a kid that my daughters watch on TV, yeah i don't know so much anymore.
Is she going to be in green spandex 2? attached to the ceiling with a bungie cord.
You'd like that wouldn't you? :D
Here we go! Seriously what did you expected ? There gonna be a lot of RED Balls..