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11 – The Beautiful Game

11 The Beautiful Game

11 – The Beautiful Game is the first in a series of ‘luxury’ football tables (foosball for those of us in the US) from GRO design.

With a design that features sweeping curves to “reflect the beauty and grandeur of today’s modern stadiums”, atmospheric lighting, and chromed metal players, it’s meant to capture the excitement and drama of a classic sporting encounter.

In addition, each table is individually numbered, and hand-finished by skilled European craftsmen.

It doesn’t get much better than that!

[11 – The Beautiful Game]

…Hockem is sitting with an attitude?

Hockem Trick

It’s difficult to create a new sport from scratch, but SALZIGdesign is trying to do just that with Hockem.

The sport is based around the use of a Sporthocker, which is equal parts sports equipment and furniture.

Sporthocker

Tricks involve casting, catching, balancing and (of course) sitting on the Sporthocker, with the end of a move signified by the sit. Think of it as a combination of skateboarding, parkour, hacky sack, flatland BMX, and… sitting.

Right now Hockem appears to only be popular in its birthplace of Germany, and perhaps a few other European countries that the Hockem team has traveled too, but given the relentless quest to find the next best thing and get it sponsored by RedBull and added to the X Games, I can only imagine that it’s just a matter of time before this extreme seat makes its way to the US.

[Sporthocker]

…Sony slaughtered a goat?

Sony Goat

Sony may have gone a little over board with the European launch party for their new PlayStation 2 game God Of War II. The centerpiece of that party, and the main cause of all the commotion, was a freshly slaughtered goat, emptied out and filled with offal that guest were invited to eat from the still-warm stomach. As if that wasn’t enough, topless girls walked around with grapes that they dropped into guests’ mouths, a male model portraying Kratos handed out garlands, and guests were able to throw knives at targets and pull live snakes from a pit with their bare hands. Sounds like a few Sony execs drank a little too much punch when they came up with that idea.

[Via: Daily Mail]

[Response From Sony Via: Kotaku]