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Lady Gaga, FarmVille Combine Forces to Create Ultimate Embarrassing Pop Culture Thing Your Parents Will Think is 'Really

FarmVille and Lady Gaga: Two things the Giant Bomb audience could not be more excited to discuss at length!

So, this is news. Probably.

That sure is a sheep riding a motorcycle.

In a combination that can only be compared to infectiously bedazzled chocolate meeting peanut butter that only your weird Facebook friends eat, Zynga has announced that it has teamed up with Lady Gaga to help promote her new album, "Born This Way." How? By giving her her own damn in-game farm in the company's wildly successful casual game, FarmVille, appropriately titled "GagaVille."

Players who enter this burg of Gaga-ness are given specific tasks to complete, and as they do, they will be able to listen to singles from the new record.

Though the GagaVille farm will only exist in-game until May 26, players who decide to peruse the new area will discover such Gaga-related horrors as "magical unicorns" and "sheep on motorcycles."

== TEASER ==

This isn't the first time Zynga and Gaga have combined their powers of nonsensical naming to better mankind, as they have previously worked together to raise money for Japan's earthquake disaster relief. This is...perhaps a bit more self-serving, but hey, when you can use the biggest pop star working today to help peddle your productivity-swallowing Facebook games, why not go for it, right?

It's actually a perfect match when you really think about it. FarmVille is kind of a rip-off of rival farming game, Farm Town--itself a kind of casual spin on the leisurely, plant-heavy play styles of Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing--and Gaga herself is pretty much just a hyper-modernized update of Madonna, so they've both got that whole shameless cloning thing going on. So, good for them, I guess?

And with that, this hereby concludes the only story anyone around here will be writing about FarmVille and/or Lady Gaga for the foreseeable future. You may now go on about your business, as if this nonsense never happened.

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Posted by Alex

So, this is news. Probably.

That sure is a sheep riding a motorcycle.

In a combination that can only be compared to infectiously bedazzled chocolate meeting peanut butter that only your weird Facebook friends eat, Zynga has announced that it has teamed up with Lady Gaga to help promote her new album, "Born This Way." How? By giving her her own damn in-game farm in the company's wildly successful casual game, FarmVille, appropriately titled "GagaVille."

Players who enter this burg of Gaga-ness are given specific tasks to complete, and as they do, they will be able to listen to singles from the new record.

Though the GagaVille farm will only exist in-game until May 26, players who decide to peruse the new area will discover such Gaga-related horrors as "magical unicorns" and "sheep on motorcycles."

== TEASER ==

This isn't the first time Zynga and Gaga have combined their powers of nonsensical naming to better mankind, as they have previously worked together to raise money for Japan's earthquake disaster relief. This is...perhaps a bit more self-serving, but hey, when you can use the biggest pop star working today to help peddle your productivity-swallowing Facebook games, why not go for it, right?

It's actually a perfect match when you really think about it. FarmVille is kind of a rip-off of rival farming game, Farm Town--itself a kind of casual spin on the leisurely, plant-heavy play styles of Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing--and Gaga herself is pretty much just a hyper-modernized update of Madonna, so they've both got that whole shameless cloning thing going on. So, good for them, I guess?

And with that, this hereby concludes the only story anyone around here will be writing about FarmVille and/or Lady Gaga for the foreseeable future. You may now go on about your business, as if this nonsense never happened.

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Posted by embryo69

COOL AGAIN!

Edited by Juvenfly

The end is nigh.


Edit:  Son of a....
Posted by liquidmatt

cool story brah

Posted by talideon

Goddamnit! Too late. Well, the end of the world is meant to be coming shortly anyway...

Posted by Maajin

Lady Gaga is cool. Sometimes.

Posted by embryo69
@Juvenfly: Sorry dude.
Posted by Kyreo

wut

Posted by lumberingjackal

And the world of gaming was furthered. 

Posted by DeviantJoker

GOTY.

Posted by Juvenfly
@embryo69:  You'll come to rue this day!  RUE!!
Posted by natetodamax

Christ

Posted by artgarcrunkle

Videogames Are Art.

Posted by OllyOxenFree
Posted by DemiGodRaven

SHIT YES

Posted by Vexxan

Well fuck me sideways

Posted by ApolloBob

How does something like this get proposed without an angry mob murdering the person who came up with it?

Posted by HatKing

"Players who enter this burg of Gaga-ness are given specific tasks to complete, and as they do, they will be able to listen to singles from the new record."


But don't video games generally reward players for completing tasks?
Posted by Slaker117

Evildeadron, this is one of your jokes, right?

Posted by doe3879

Quick Look?

Posted by Rayeth

This is most certainly NOT news, Alex.  Glad to be receiving news on the regular, but you might be reaching a TEENSY bit too far on this one, old chap.   =)

Posted by mm665

Shit like this makes me sick.

Posted by Jeffsekai

I knew Alex wrote this hahaha

Edited by EuanDewar

This is, I shit you not, the ACTUAL cover for Lady Gaga's new album. I dont have any real dislike for her music and have heard none so far from this album so this is no comment on the musical contents of this record but man. Jesus christ.

Posted by CrimsonNoir

what a sell out. i remember when she was indie and was just hocking plenty of fish and boost mobile phones.

Posted by Elliotpage

God I hope my mum doesn't play this.

Posted by mnzy

I have an idea for another one. PunchInTheFaceVille. Basically you play Farmville and get punched in the face if you complete a task.
Now where's my money?

Posted by Lunar_Aura

baby I was born this way (with a penis)
Posted by chilibean_3

I have much more interest in Lady Gaga's music than I do Facebook games.  Not sure how I felt about her new stuff though.

Posted by PeasForFees
@Jeffsekai said:
" I knew Alex wrote this hahaha "
Same
Posted by dvorak

I uh, well, ummm..... sooooo...


Huh.
Posted by Hamst3r

Terrible.

Posted by Getz

Being sarcastic doesn't change the fact that you wrote an article about it.

Posted by bonbolapti
@Getz said:
" Being sarcastic doesn't change the fact that you wrote an article about it. "
favorite comment of the week.
Posted by edeo

So apparently Lady Gaga is ripping off the Shiva summon from FFXIII

Edited by Fattony12000

GAGA
Posted by DonChipotle

Finally, a reason to play Farmville!

Posted by endaround

Alex I really hope you get assigned the Gaga beat for Whiskey Media

Posted by Landon

..................................................

Posted by Bestostero

I'm cuckoo for cocoa puffs!!!

Posted by Walker_after_dark

I know a few Farmville players, and their reaction is likely to be: "Who's Lady Gaga?"

Posted by Jeff

This is a GREAT example of VERGE CULTURE that GENERATION MASHUP is SURE TO ENJOY!!!!!!!

Staff
Posted by AhmadMetallic

.. hurray

Posted by Gerhabio

Just had a real good Southwestern chicken wrap.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

I just.. oh God almighty.. save us all.

Posted by essi2

MR. Navarro! This time you have gone too far! Too far I say!!

Posted by MormonWarrior

I feel like going out and getting a corn dog or hamburger at Arctic Circle. That's a Utah thing, I guess.

Posted by GrumpyAtheist

This has to become the most commented item on GB ever. Spread the word.

Posted by Babylonian
@Jeff said:
" This is a GREAT example of VERGE CULTURE that GENERATION MASHUP is SURE TO ENJOY!!!!!!! "
 I had to scroll up to see who wrote this excellent comment. I totally don't regret it!
Posted by Rayeth
@Jeff said:
" This is a GREAT example of VERGE CULTURE that GENERATION MASHUP is SURE TO ENJOY!!!!!!! "
Did anyone else read this in a robotic voice sounding totally deadpan in the capitalized segments, like a terribly stitched together audio clip?   I could not help myself from doing so.
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