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

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Posted by Alex (2391 posts) -

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.

#1 Posted by Alex (2391 posts) -

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.

#2 Posted by embryo69 (42 posts) -

COOL AGAIN!

#3 Edited by Juvenfly (125 posts) -

The end is nigh.


Edit:  Son of a....
#4 Posted by liquidmatt (230 posts) -

cool story brah

#5 Posted by talideon (51 posts) -

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

#6 Posted by Maajin (1088 posts) -

Lady Gaga is cool. Sometimes.

#7 Posted by embryo69 (42 posts) -
@Juvenfly: Sorry dude.
#8 Posted by Kyreo (4602 posts) -

wut

#9 Posted by lumberingjackal (233 posts) -

And the world of gaming was furthered. 

#10 Posted by DeviantJoker (398 posts) -

GOTY.

#11 Posted by Juvenfly (125 posts) -
@embryo69:  You'll come to rue this day!  RUE!!
#12 Posted by natetodamax (19219 posts) -

Christ

#13 Posted by artgarcrunkle (970 posts) -

Videogames Are Art.

#14 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4987 posts) -
#15 Posted by DemiGodRaven (276 posts) -

SHIT YES

#16 Posted by Vexxan (4614 posts) -

Well fuck me sideways

#17 Posted by ApolloBob (570 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by HatKing (6108 posts) -

"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?
#19 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

Evildeadron, this is one of your jokes, right?

#20 Posted by doe3879 (819 posts) -

Quick Look?

#21 Posted by Rayeth (1071 posts) -

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.   =)

#22 Posted by mm665 (408 posts) -

Shit like this makes me sick.

#23 Posted by Jeffsekai (7052 posts) -

I knew Alex wrote this hahaha

#24 Edited by EuanDewar (5098 posts) -

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.

#25 Posted by CrimsonNoir (403 posts) -

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

#26 Posted by Elliotpage (19 posts) -

God I hope my mum doesn't play this.

#27 Posted by mnzy (2925 posts) -

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?

#28 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2778 posts) -

baby I was born this way (with a penis)
#29 Posted by chilibean_3 (1695 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by PeasForFees (2411 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" I knew Alex wrote this hahaha "
Same
#31 Posted by dvorak (1497 posts) -

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


Huh.
#32 Posted by Hamst3r (4564 posts) -

Terrible.

#33 Posted by Getz (3155 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by bonbolapti (1626 posts) -
@Getz said:
" Being sarcastic doesn't change the fact that you wrote an article about it. "
favorite comment of the week.
#35 Posted by edeo (288 posts) -

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

#36 Edited by Fattony12000 (7564 posts) -

GAGA
#37 Posted by DonChipotle (2845 posts) -

Finally, a reason to play Farmville!

#38 Posted by endaround (2147 posts) -

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

#39 Posted by Landon (4164 posts) -

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

#40 Posted by Bestostero (2750 posts) -

I'm cuckoo for cocoa puffs!!!

#41 Posted by Walker_after_dark (84 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by Jeff (3662 posts) -

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

Staff
#43 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

.. hurray

#44 Posted by Gerhabio (1977 posts) -

Just had a real good Southwestern chicken wrap.

#45 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

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

#46 Posted by essi2 (146 posts) -

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

#47 Posted by MormonWarrior (2662 posts) -

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

#48 Posted by GrumpyAtheist (13 posts) -

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

#49 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -
@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!
#50 Posted by Rayeth (1071 posts) -
@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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