Warner Music Group/Atlantic Records pop singer Cody Simpson and friends take a moment to enjoy the high energy fun of popular Raw Thrills arcade games Superbikes 2 and Terminator Salvation in his latest music video, “Wish U Were Here.”
The song, from Cody’s new album “PARADISE,” was recorded throughout the first half of 2012 and highlights fun times with friends and fans alike as part of a non-stop schedule that included school, recording, touring and countless TV and promotional appearances. With over 3.4 million Twitter followers, 3.3 million Facebook friends and 150 million+ YouTube views, the Queensland, Australia-born singer/songwriter continues upward trends with a strong social media presence and continually increasing radio airplay. (Cody’s “Wish U Were Here” is currently #8 on Radio Disney’s Top 30 countdown.)
Simpson has toured nearly non-stop and has recently performed at concerts with Big Time Rush, Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, among other leading pop artists. He will continue touring by headlining a North American “PARADISE” tour in February 2013 just after pairing up with Justin Bieber next month (Nov 2012) for a European tour which is already nearly sold out.
This past weekend the Star Worlds Arcade in DeKalb, IL held a special event to celebrate 30 years of Robotron 2084 (you might recall that a lot of big names are turning 30 this year) and the highlight of the event was the man who designed the game appearing to play it, Eugene Jarvis. In addition to playing the game and hanging out with players, Mr. Jarvis received an award from Walter Day of Twin Galaxies, honoring his lifetime of achievement in video games. Since Robotron, Jarvis has been behind many other games (Defender, Blaster, NARC, Smash TV, Crusin USA, among many others) and still works in the video arcade industry today, particularly with his company made to replace Midway’s exit from the amusement industry, Raw Thrills. It’s certainly an award he has earned and deserves.
The Fast and the Furious™ will be featured in “Jeff, Who Lives at Home”, starring Ed Helms and Jason Segel. Opening this Friday!