Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

Tacky tie-in or savvy marketing?

Captain Jack fans beware; it's probably not really him sending you an IM. And I don't know how long it will be before the 'exclusive film clip' you get by working through the Dead Man's Tale adventure in the new Windows Live Messenger shows up on YouTube. You can skip the chatty skull and crossbones and download backgrounds, photos and icons - allegedly somewhere on http://get.live.com/messenger/overview after you download the new version of Live Messenger. But it's nice to see a game that's designed to be played with the person you're in an IM with. And there are pictures of Captain Jack on http://www.deadmanstale.com to look at while you install the software.

mmm. Pirates.
Tags: dead man's tale, im, marketing, pirates of the carribean, technology, windows live messenger
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