Like many of you I grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons. As a matter of fact, I called Saturday “cartoon day” until I was about seven years old. Back in the golden era of Saturday morning animated entertainment we had incredible (yet bizzaro) shows like Transformers, Thundercats, and the U.S.A. Cartoon Express. While programming like Star Wars: The Clone Wars still provides kids with a bit of “magic”, I fear that the days of utterly ridiculous 80s-style cartoons are long gone… Enjoy this April fools joke from the fine folks at IGN. For the record… I would watch the poop out of this show.
We received a press release this evening from ID: Software that contained a link to a new commercial for their upcoming post-apocalyptic FPS, RAGE(we actually talk quite a bit about RAGE in Rated NA: Episode 24). This new commercial highlights NBA Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin who also plays forward for the L.A. Clippers and won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Content. Last I checked, RAGE has nothing to do with basketball. To clarify, I get the joke, but really, I think ID would be much better off showcasing their amazing engine and stunning graphics as opposed to comedy stylings of a talented basketball rookie. In all honesty, I thought we were beyond the age of using random celebrities to promote an IP. The commercial does have a few funny moments. Check it out below.