As EA and EA Sports announce that the pair of publishers has ended their partnership with golfing star Tiger Woods, we would like to know if attaching a famous name to a game makes you more or less interested in that title.
John Madden is of course the other big name in sports games, while Tony Hawk would be another example of a successful sports personality being associated with a videogame. We’ve seen other sports stars used to sell games (like Michael Phelps, Kelly Slater, Shaun White and Matt Hoffman, amongst others), while developer names like Sid Meier and American McGee have adorned boxes in the past as a (supposed) seal of quality, too.
Do these names make you more likely to find out about and even buy a game, or does the addition of a name put you off? What if you knew that a respected developer, like Shigeru Miyamoto, Tim Schafer or John Carmack, had worked on the game?
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