Shockwave Debuts Animated Infomercial
The ShockMachine is a free multimedia player download that allows people to play games, cartoons and music from their PC desktops.
The 120-second mock infomercial features two "yell and sell" hosts who field calls from satisfied users in front of a studio audience. The hosts hawk the player on a page designed to look like a television screen.
The infomercial is complete with the requisite "amount downloaded" counter and crossed out price of $19.95, revealing the player to be free of charge.