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Wednesday Webgame: Every Day the Same Dream

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With a haunting soundtrack and a very quirky reward system, Every Day the Same Dream is exactly the kind of innovative webgame that reminds the user how a simple 10-minute game can evoke a strong response. Molleindustria, the creator of the game, describes Every Day the Same Dream as a an “existential game about alienation and refusal of labaour” or “a playable music video.” Both categorizations work, and yet neither quite captures the melodramatic quest the player performs in the game.

In the end, you simply have to play this game to understand it. But you might want to save this one for after you get off work. If the monotony of the daily turboencabulator jams is wearing on your sanity, the message of this game might just prove to be the breaking point.

Play the game at Molleindustria.

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History of USSR for Children

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Apparently during the rise and fall of the USSR there was a lot of sleeping and long bouts of kissing. At least according to this video from Russian creative group Fruktoza. This lego retelling of the Soviet Union might not be factually accurate, but at least it re-affirms a powerful truism: You can only be an astronaut if you have a badass name.

Check out the group’s YouTube site for more interesting videos.

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Wednesday Webgame: Pixel Purge

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One lone, bubbly ship versus an unrelenting hoard of pixelated alien invaders — This is Pixel Purge!

Pixel Purge is a tough, little arcade shooter where you fly through space decimating flying enemies, snagging power-ups, and consuming the remains of destroyed alien ships like a rabid 8-bit-atarian. It’s these little pixels that allow you to level-up. The logic is simple: the bigger the enemy, the more pixels left behind to consume. By level 10 your screen will be so covered with enemy vampire ships and exploding space mines, you’ll be throttling the WASD keys to snake through tiny gaps and firing as fast as you can click on your way to grab that one power-up that might extend your life for another 30 seconds. It gets addictive.

Skip the introduction story: It’s unnecessary. Mute the music: It’s terrrible. And tell your boss you’re deleting viruses off your harddrive using McAfee’s new Button Masher 9000 Trojan Destroyer.

The game is available at Armor Games.

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MTV commercials from 1994

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In a strange, distant past where MTV played music videos and a valid date idea was Taco Bell take-out and a Blockbuster rental, comes this montage video of MTV commercials from 1994.

Youtube user EidSeimmoc has a sizable collection of commercial compilations for the nostalgic consumer. In the above video, Pepsi runs the gamut for celebrity spokespeople. Shaq, Rodney Dagerfield, Cindy Crawford, and Michael Richards all try their hands at pitching the soda pop.

The high point of the video has got to be Donald Logue’s Jimmy the Cab Driver performance.

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Wednesday Webgame: Victorian BMX

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Armed with your trusty scythe and your slightly inaccurate to the time period BMX, this Wednesday’s webagme, Victorian BMX, allows you to chop the heads off penny-farthing-riding dandies and bustle-dresssed, baby pushing dames, all while pulling down tricks and catching copious amounts of air.

The game, from This is Pop, is a good venture in the genre with a fun, metal soundtrack and enough interesting courses to force you to repeat levels with pinpoint button strikes.

So pop open an excel spreadsheet, put on that hard-at-work face, and play this while your boss thinks you are filing the daily TPS reports. It’s available at over on Adult Swim Games.

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The Walking Dead trailer released

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The trailer for AMC’s The Walking Dead is online and it looks very promising. It’s the same trailer that leaked earlier this month, but instead of the shaky handheld video from the crowd at Comic-Con, you can finally see the trailer in all its beautiful, zombiefied glory.

If the production values in the trailer are truly indicative of the show, it might just be another hit for AMC. The show has a powerful pedigree: Based off Robert Kirkman’s hugely-popular The Walking Dead comic series, the show has a stunning list of producers and writers. From the AMC website:

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Catchy. Fun. Mildly Offensive. Cee-lo’s new single, F**k You

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Cee-lo Green of Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley fame has a new single, and it’s the perfect funky, pop music to end your Friday at work and start your weekend. In fact, if you play it loud enough it will probably help you end your Friday at work a little early.

The song is from his (yet-to-be-released) Ladykiller album.

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New feature: Michael Cera vs. the Ladies

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Michael Cera is a one powerful geek. Fact. Check our latest feature to see more.

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Michael Cera vs. the Ladies

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The rough plot of every Michael Cera film: Cera is a quirky geek who is in love with a beautiful woman. Cera channels all his geek power into wooing the lady through awkward conversations and self-deprecating humor. Boom. The lady can no longer resist his charms. They fall in love. Credits roll.

This week Cera utilizes his powers of attraction in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The Edgar Wright directed film has Cera playing the titular Scott Pilgrim in a quest to romance Ramona Flowers. Cera has to fight the evil ex-boyfriends of Flowers through a blend of karate film stunts and video game effects. Forget Shakespeare, some women just can’t resist the cooing of that romantic prose we all know as the Konami code.

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U.S. version of The IT Crowd

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The pilot for the U.S. version of The IT Crowd is less of of a re-imagining and more of an artifact from an alternate universe where everything is just not quite as funny. Maybe it’s because the jokes don’t work as well a second time. Maybe it’s the lack of the great Matt Berry. Or maybe the problem is that the human brain can’t comprehend why the Moss character (played by Richard Ayoade in the BBC version) is still Moss (played by Richard Ayoade again) in this Bizarro IT Crowd World.

There’s nothing wrong with Richard Ayoade’s acting in this 2007 pilot. He’s hilarious as always. But Joel McHale falls flat in the Roy role. And Jessica St. Clair seems to have picked up a few of the original Jen’s quirks, but only enough to seem oddly out of place when she does them. It’s no surprise the show wasn’t picked up. The show’s creator, Graham Linehan, however, recently told The Guardian a new U.S. version is in the works.

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