‘Throw the Book at O.J.’
December 15, 2006 2:47 PM
In case you missed it, GSN, formerly the Game Show Network, launched another topical online game, “Throw the Book at O.J.” this week. The animated, viral game show features O.J. Simpson at a fictional book store for a signing of “If I Did It.” Players can pelt O.J. with books and earn points depending on how often they bump or bruise Simpson. And in this game, Simpson goes after the players by throwing footballs at them.
According to GSN spokeswoman Cindy Ronzoni, the game allows critics of the “ill-considered” O.J. project, “to do what a Los Angeles Criminal Jury refused to do,” by letting players literally throw the book at him. Remember, News Corp. killed its two-part TV O.J. special as well as his book.
GSN’s Ronzoni said the new game is the highest rated of its topical Internet games, averaging 1,000 plays a minute. And she also said that there has been absolutely no backlash from critics who hate to see O.J. get even more press and limelight. So check it out yourself at GSN.com.
And let me know what you think. Fun or bad taste?