OMG Jake From State Farm Is In NBA 2K22

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GameSpot 12 September, 2021 - 08:13pm 28 views

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NBA 2K22 features a career mode, letting players create their own basketball-loving character who can then move through a storyline, working their way up the ladder and into the NBA and eventually into famous NBA superstars. The City is an online hub that lets you take your created character out of the court and into an open-world city filled with different buildings, activities, and content to explore. It’s also, like the rest of any modern NBA 2K game, filled with microtransactions and ads.

But this year, NBA 2K22 really stepped up its game when it comes to shoving elements of late-stage capitalism into the experience. NBA 2K22 features a digital Jake from State Farm. This “character” has appeared in numerous State Farm commercials and because most of us spend hours of our days bombarded by thousands of ads, most of you will recognize Jake from State Farm.

We really are in the darkest timeline.

Capybaroness on Twitter was one of the first people to share a clip of Jake and she offered this short, but accurate description of the encounter: “christ.”

Not only is Jake in the game, but he is located outside of State Farm branded clothing and merchandise store. And yes, you can get some State Farm “drip.” And also, yes, it looks terrible, as shown by Capybaroness in a follow-up tweet.

According to my sources (people who play this game), it does also include basketball this year too. I think.

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Opinion: Congratulations to Piers Morgan, the real winner of the women’s US Open

Game Rant 12 September, 2021 - 09:36am

Just kidding. I couldn’t summon up interest in a sport if you paid me (my fee for this article, a case in point) – but Emma herself has struck something of a chord and I’ve been following her US run with sincere curiosity.

I heard about her when she got to Wimbledon – new kid on the block, so young, so talented – but my ears really pricked up when Piers Morgan (56) tweeted about Raducanu (18) after she suffered breathing difficulties on the court. Off to a flying start with a typo in her name and a weirdly formal honorific, Morgan wrote: “Ms Raducuna’s a talented player but couldn’t handle the pressure & quit when she was losing badly. Not ‘brave’, just a shame.”

Professional contrarian Piers Morgan, picking a fight with a teenager? She must be brilliant! After that, as far as I was concerned, she could do no wrong.

Luckily, she didn’t. Making it to the final (and then taking the trophy) without dropping a set, Raducanu’s journey to the top was not only immaculate but totally gracious. Her on-court interview after the historic victory couldn’t fail to make a brick wall smile – here is a human being who has just achieved her dream, and her face is a picture of uncomplicated joy.

The first thing she does is congratulate her opponent, and over the course of the speech she makes plenty more references to Fernandez’s talent and tenacity. Looking over her shoulder, Raducanu catches Fernandez’s eye – there’s no other word for the expression they share than “beaming”.

It was a joy to watch two young women play so beautifully and then conduct themselves with such poise. Piers certainly thought so. After Twitter pointed out the irony of his post-Wimbledon appraisal of Raducanu, he decided that she hadn’t succeeded despite his criticism; on the contrary, she took his “advice” and won because of it.

In response to one Twitter user who questioned that logic, Morgan wrote: “The words you’re seeking are, ‘Thanks Piers’”. If anything, then, Raducanu was remiss not to dedicate her whole speech to her tough-love mentor: “Thanks for insulting me! It really helped!”

So congratulations to Piers Morgan, the real winner of the women’s US Open. I’m 10 years older than Raducanu (and um, a lot less famous) but I am half Morgan’s age which – fingers crossed – ought to make me a suitable opponent. Here’s hoping he deigns to take me to task online because by his logic, it’ll be the making of me. As we all know, it’s only when steeped in the persistent criticism of middle-aged men that young women can truly flourish, so Piers, I’m ready when you are.

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