NBA Jam Update Included with NBA Elite 11 PS3/Xbox 360

The marketing department probably thought this was a dream opportunity. Every copy of NBA Elite 11 (the re-branded NBA Live) on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will come with a free code to download the latest update to NBA Jam, previously thought to be a Wii exclusive.

This is baffling choice, but a great bonus for those who were going to purchase NBA Elite.  The rest of us who just wanted NBA Jam are left out in the cold. Oh sure, it sounds like a bonus, buying NBA Jam and getting a free sim, but these are totally different markets. Why not release Jam separately, since it seems the market is there? The Wii edition is retailing for $50 on its own, not to mention how this freebie edition cheapens that version.

Does EA believe people will rush out and buy Elite because NBA Jam is included? How much more could they make releasing Jam as a Xbox Live Arcade/PSN effort? Better yet, box it up and sell it for $20. Those that want both will buy Elite, and those that only want NBA Jam can have it at a discounted price.

This is a great deal for annual purchasers of the Live/Elite series, but also shows a massive disrespect for the history of the NBA Jam name. This is saying, “It’s not good enough to be released on its own.” In another way, it’s a slap in the face to Wii owners, like the company is saying, “Those idiots will pay $50 for it.” How can you convince someone a game its worth $50 when it’s being included as a free add-on elsewhere? The lack of logic here is appalling.

Nordstrom Rack to Open First Tucson Store in 2011.

Telecommunications Weekly April 28, 2010 Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) plans to open a new Nordstrom Rack at The Corner shopping center in Tucson, Ariz., the company announced. The 33,200-square-foot store will be the first Nordstrom Rack in Tucson and is scheduled to open in fall 2011.

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, and carries clearance merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at 50-60% off original Nordstrom prices. Nordstrom Rack also offers a wide selection of apparel, accessories and shoes from many of the brands carried in Nordstrom stores and purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack, with most at savings of 30-70% off. go to website nordstrom coupon code

“We can’t wait to open our doors next fall and get to work serving more of our customers,” said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. “It’s really exciting to be able to open our first Nordstrom Rack in Tucson.” The Corner is a newly-developed open air shopping center located at the intersection of Oracle Road and Wetmore Road, directly across the street from the Tucson Mall. Nordstrom Rack will join Total Wine & More at The Corner which will encompass approximately 79,000 square-feet of retail space when fully developed. BP Wetmore Phase III Investors, LLC, an affiliate of Bourn Companies, LLC, is the developer for the property.

“We are thrilled to be working with Nordstrom to bring a Rack store to The Corner, serving all of southern Arizona,” said Don Bourn, principal of the Bourn Companies, LLC.

When it opens, The Corner Rack will be the fourth Nordstrom Rack in Arizona. Nordstrom currently operates two Nordstrom stores and two Rack stores in Scottsdale and Chandler, with plans to open another Nordstrom Rack at the Arrowhead Crossing shopping center in Peoria during fall 2010. in our site nordstrom coupon code

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading fashion specialty retailers, with 190 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 113 full-line stores, 74 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

Bourn Companies is a fully integrated group of real estate companies that lead their respective markets in real estate development, leasing and management. Bourn’s growing businesses span key retail, office and industrial property markets in Arizona California, Colorado, Nebraska and Texas.