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Identity theft.




I finished Hearts of Stone tonight, which is an add-on to Witcher III. It’s a game. It’s a big ol’ slice of more-of-the-same pie. If you liked the base game (I did), you’ll like this expansion (I did).

If you don’t give a shit about video games and you’re wondering why I even bring it up, it’s because LOOK AT HIS FACE. Familiar?

This is a main character in Hearts of Stone. He gets lots and lots of face time, and he’s so totally modeled on David Beckham, it isn’t even funny. The only thing I know about Beckham is that he played football, he wears a mean pair of underpants, he married that Sulky Spice bitch and his mug is all over the Daily Mail all the time. And that is totally his mug.

I’m hardly the only one to notice. If you do a search of “Beckham” and “von Everec” you get a ton of hits.

Question is, did they pay for his likeness? I haven’t found the answer.

If they did, it must’ve cost them a packet. Why aren’t they bragging about it?

If they didn’t, what a risk! Er…isn’t it?



Comment from OldFert
Time: January 13, 2016, 12:36 am

I know you’ve lived in the UK for a while now, but it’s SOCCER, not FOOTBALL. Tsk tsk.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 13, 2016, 3:09 am

1) Michael Jordan recently won a six-figure judgement against a supermarket chain for using his name and image in an advertisement. (It was a congratulatory message after the Bulls won another NBA championship. He donated the proceeds to charity.) I suspect Beckham could stick it to the game designers if he wanted to.

2) The word “soccer” is of British origin. It was 1890s slang for “association football”, as opposed to “rugby football”, known as “rugger”. Though “association football” was more commonly called “footer”, as in:

“You hear them shouting ‘Heil Spode!’ and you imagine it is the Voice of the People. That is where you make your bloomer. What the Voice of the People is saying is: ‘Look at that frightful ass Spode, swanking about in footer bags! Did you ever in your puff see such a perfect perisher!’ “

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 13, 2016, 3:41 am

Speaking for the distaff. I do like a man with a little mileage on his face. I’ve never studied David Beckham

Comment from Glenster
Time: January 13, 2016, 3:49 am

Rich, is that Wodehouse? Great stuff!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 13, 2016, 3:52 am

Ha. I made a mess of the above post. I wanted to say that if this image is modeled on David Beckham, then he ought to be pleased.

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