CollegeHumor Partners with Nintendo to Provide 3D Humor
In an unusual pairing, CollegeHumor Media has announced a partnership with Nintendo that will deliver original 3D comedy videos to the Nintendo 3DS handheld video game system. While CollegeHumor has created humor-for-hire for advertisers in the past, creating original work for a video game system is a first.
The arrangement says that CollegeHumor will deliver five original pilot videos to Nintendo, videos that combine animation and live action. One of those pilots will become a full-fledged series. The videos will also run in 2D on CollegeHumor.com.
The pilots will be available weekly from Nintendo Video, a download channel for Nintendo content, which launched on July 21. The first video is Dinosaur Office, which can be found in 2D on CollegeHumor.com.
"CollegeHumor is constantly growing and finding new ways to bring our audience our high-quality content, and we are very excited about the opportunity to work with truly innovative companies like Nintendo. This relationship brings a new dimension to the CollegeHumor brand, and we are looking forward to continuing to extend our efforts in the future," says Paul Greenberg, CEO of CollegeHumor.
Gamers who want to see the 3D videos may have to look a little harder to find a Nintendo 3DS. Amazon suspended shipments of the system this morning, citing customer complaints.
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