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Nike Icons – Arda Turan

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Arda Turan Nike

That’s a very nice photoset and it can be found on Arda Turan’s facebook fan page. This is my favourite photo.

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October 6, 2009 at 2:32 pm

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PES 2010 – My first impression

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I have been playing PES 2010 for a week now. It is the preview version and it is for PC platform.So this is not my final view on this game.

Let me tell you some good some OK and some bad stuff about this franchise.

The user interface, graphical developments are faboulous. The game looks really good and the font type, use of colours are simply amazing.

The version i have does not include UEFA Champions League, Europa League, some visuals are missing in the Master League and also there is no online mode available.

The dribbling system changed in a way. It is more realistic now. However it effects the playability. It is really hard to dribble. The players accelerate more realistically. Again a problem for action lovers. PES 2010 is more of a simulation this time.

The position you play your players effect their ability. If you put a winger to a defensive midfield position he looses quite a big amount of his ability.  You see the ability with numbers up to 100. It drops around 10-20 points per player when you misposition them. There is a card and slider system as well. I will write another article or share a video about that. I can tell that you will be spending much more time in formation screens this year.

The loading screen is gone. When you start the match via a “Quit Watching” tab you start to see the stadium you will be playing in. Then comes the players from tunnel and match starts. I have not seen a big improvement in fan animations.

In the version i had the latest transfers were not in place yet. Such as Zlatan in Barcelona.

Be A Legend mode is more detailed. The camera angles are really well implemented. It is a great mode to play this time.

I will continue to update you with my impressions. It is to early to grade this game. Now i wait for FM 2010 review code. I will write down my impressions of that game in the weekend.

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September 8, 2009 at 10:50 am

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Bobo as a mascot

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bobo

The Real Deal

The Mascot

The Mascot

I do not mean Beşiktaş player Bobo of course.

However Bobo, the mascot of U17 World Championship in Nigeria resembles Beşiktaş’s pacey forward Bobo.

Bobo is an eaglet, Nigeria’s U17 team is nicknamed as Golden Eaglets. Beşiktaş is nicknamed Eagles. Bobo an eagle i in İstanbul is now an eaglet in Nigeria.

Funny name for a funny looking mascot…

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August 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

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Keeping sports events exclusive, How?

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Warning: Don't share it online

Warning: Don't share it online

I have just read several articles on new media policy of SEC(Southeastern Conference) in United States. As the Conference signed 3 billion USD TV rights deal with ESPN and CBS they try to keep the footage exclusive to their well paying broadcasters.

In order to do so they released this statement in the new policy rule book:

“Ticketed fans can’t “produce or disseminate (or aid in producing or disseminating) any material or information about the Event, including, but not limited to, any account, description, picture, video, audio, reproduction or other information concerning the Event.”

As you can imagine this means as a ticketed fan you cannot distribute your memory Picture from the famous victory of your team in Facebook, or tease friends in Twitter or send a Picture via Twitpic. The problem SEC faces today will be the problem of all broadcasters around the world in several years.

A keyword in SEC’s statement is competition to broadcaster exclusivity. Are Twitter, Friendfeed, Twitpic, Youtube competitors to broadcaster exclusivity is the question we need to adress.

Turkish Football Federation Marketing Manager Burak Gürkan says “This is definitely a conflict in regards to broadcaster exclusivity.” He adds “As a person I am pretty happy with technological advancements but as a marketing manager I can’t say that I am too happy with the rapid advancements in online sharing tools.” Gürkan concludes that “Broadcaster exclusivity is a must keep for all of us as all sports feed from broadcasters nowadays. I am not sure how to stop sharing live sport content on Twitter, Friendfeed or other social media sites but we must try our best”

For instance Youtube is trying to ban the videos of Premier League matches that are stored from TV broadcast. However there are loads of video sites that broadcast those goals in other sites. Premier League broadcasters are trying to stop these efforts in some way however a person can easily watch these goals almost instantly on the net.

One thing for sure is that the exclusivity you get on TV can not be guaranteed online. The audience, you try to attract to stadiums nowadays by all means, will soon be broadcasting the match you are being paid to be broadcasted tomorrow. As 3G is the new hype in Turkey more conflicts of broadcaster exclusivity will soon be discussed. Hopefully this time broadcaster of the Turkcell Super League, Digiturk will not try to ban Twitter, Twitpic, Friendfeed and other social media sites like they did to Blogspot a year ago.

One final concern to be addressed is; how can you stop people tweeting about the match they attended? Will there be stewards checking over your shoulders whether you are tweeting or not? Or will the operators block the EDGE, 3G or LTE networks around the stadiums? It is easy to write a rule on a ticket but harder to apply it in real life. Let’s rediscuss after we see some poor people that will be ordered to pay million dollar fees for the goal they enthusiastically recorded to share with their friends.

Articles

http://www.tampabay.com/news/science/personaltech/for-sec-tech-savvy-fans-might-be-biggest-threats-to-media-exclusivity/1027680

http://mashable.com/2009/08/17/sec-new-media-policy/

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August 18, 2009 at 8:32 am

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Nike: Stars vs. Ninjas

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This is another cool production by Nike. Players like Thuram, Davids, Totti, Bierhoff took part in this massive production. Nike loves the Good vs. Evil theme in the commercials.

Louis Van Gaal now coaching Bayern Munchen is also taking part in this commercial as the head of the mob.

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August 12, 2009 at 5:52 am

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Nike Brazil-Portugal

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Nike’s commercial with the best players from Brazil and Portugal National Teams was once a great success. It is fun to see a younger Cristiano Ronaldo. The stars of the video are Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Figo and Ronaldinho.

Eric Cantona and Ruud van Nistelrooy make themselves seen at some points like Scolari.

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August 7, 2009 at 6:38 am

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Nike Commercial: The Cage

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Nike’s commercial before 2002 World Cup was the deal that time. Still a joy to watch. 24 stars form 8 teams and compete in a ship.

Eric Cantona is the host of the tournament.

A little less conversation by Elvis Presley is the main  theme song.

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August 6, 2009 at 8:48 am

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