Fans in the News, January 2014

haiControversy has risen from reports that Microsoft, in partnership with Machinima UK, paid off popular YouTubers to favorably promote the XBox One to their subscribers, or as the YouTubers regard them: viewers, audience and fans. Though paying people to positively promote a product is nothing new, the terms of the deal is what is striking people as sketchy. You can read more about the brouhaha HERE.

In happier news, a “The Walking Dead” who has overcome adversity by poking fun at himself about it pulled off a hilarious prank recently. A New Jersey teenager Nick, born with only one arm and no legs, has pulled off a series of follies done up as a zombie, and with the help of cast member Andrew Lincoln, used his skills on Norman Reedus. Read more about it HERE.

Speaking of New Jersey, did you hear about the commotion surrounding this year’s Super Bowl? Though the event will be held in New Jersey, a lot of revenue is expected to go to New York City. Jersey folks are not too happy about the NFL’s “game plan” for advertising, which you can read about HERE and HERE.


About Amanda Rosenblatt

I have always been obsessed with fan stories, the origin of fanaticism and pop culture in general.
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