Tired of economic bad news? Play free online golf!

Today Electronic Arts laid off a bunch of people. I guess video games aren’t selling well now that we’re all tightening our budgets. But a new startup in Silicon Valley has a better idea: make a better golf game online and give it away for free. It’s called the World Golf Tour and I interviewed the CEO and got a demo (16 minute video).

How is it better? Well, they are visually superior because they use real photography of real golf courses. Plus, since you play in your browser, you are able to do all the collaborative stuff you’d expect to do online.