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Skrillex advergame takes dubstep to the stars

Like a pod-person from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, dubstep artist Skrillex's upcoming album, Recess, is walking among us, hidden in plain sight. Play the shoot-em-up game Alien Ride, now available for free on iOS and Android, and not only will you find asteroids to blow apart, but a preview of ...

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Coke-branded PlayStation All-Stars advergame hits iOS, Android

Sony recently announced a partnership with Coca-Cola to bring a Coke Zero-branded game to iOS and Android by the name of PlayStation All-Stars Island. The game features four characters: Sackboy from the LittleBigPlanet series, Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series, Cole MacGrath from the InFamo...

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Old Spice advergames arrive on XBL Indie Games

Some brands just seem to go with gaming. We don't know why Mountain Dew, Cheetos and our beloved Blueberry Muffintops match so perfectly with joysticks and thumb pads, but there's no denying that they do. For whatever reason, Old Spice deodorant desperately wants to be in that club (anyone remember...

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A night at 'The 711 Club,' an advergame

I awake with a pounding headache. Where am I? I stumble toward the nearest doorway -- into a nightclub. The bartender greets me. "Welcome to the 7-1-1 Club," he says. "I don't think I've seen you here before -- your first time in Rio?" Rio? How the eff did I end up in Rio? I think I see a familiar...

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FDA gave Pfizer hard time over Viagra game

Although the US Food and Drug Administration cut off Pfizer's Viagra advergame back in September, it appears the details are just coming out now. The Multinational Monitor notes the FDA requested that the pharmaceutical company remove the game from the interwebs after it decided Viva Cruiser faile...

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XBLA Yaris drives into the sunset

Well, apparently the Xbox Live Arcade delisting initiative hasn't been completely abandoned, because promogame Yaris has apparently vanished. Not just like "you can't find it for download" gone, either. No, it's more like "the game page has completely vanished, D.B. Sweeney in Fire In The Sky-style...

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Rock the Ashram with Love Guru's web game Sitar Star

While we're not sure what to make of Mike Myers' latest farce The Love Guru (we hear it ranks up there with the likes Dana Carvey's The Master of Disguise), there is a pretty fun Guitar Hero parody Sitar Star available on the film's website (play it here). You can choose from two songs ("Rock the ...

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Joystiq review: Yaris (Xbox 360)

Chris Grant, playing the Danny Trip to my Matthew Albie, and I concocted a rather novel concept for Joystiq's Yaris review on Tuesday, wherein Toyota's old marketing slogans would be littered throughout the text. Phrases such as "Moving forward advert gaming" or "Oh what a feeling we get when playi...

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Puzzle Quest and Yaris now on XBLA

Today is an interesting day for Xbox Live Arcade. We have two new games available, both of which have someting unique to bring to the service. First, there's Puzzle Quest, which is a combination of a role playing game and a puzzle game. Every time players do battle with a monster, they do so by pl...

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Today's future-of-advertising-video: Yaris game

Remember that Yaris XBLA game to be released free on Wednesday? Gametrailers user, warchiefgrim, uploaded a clip. We hope this video convinces you to save the precious bandwidth of the internet and pass on the game; even "free" costs too much. Things we learned: The 4-Door Sedan Yaris comes i...

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