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A legal fight may be building up in the video game world, but I'm not talking about EA and Activision sparring over Infinity Ward. Casual game maker Zynga is taking legal issue with other game companies using the "Ville" suffix with their facebook games.

Zynga has created six popular Facebook games -- CityVille, FarmVille, FishVille, FrontierVille, PetVille, and YoVille -- that have a few things in common. First, they seem carefully crafted to suck both your time and your money away incrementally, and two, they all end in "Ville." So Zynga seems to feel that other companies' "Ville" games are infringing on their trademark, or, as the kids might say, "cold bitin' they steez." (I apologize.)

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World of Kelflings

It's the holidays, and we're in a giving mood, so how would you like some free codes for downloads of Xbox Live Arcade games? Did I get your attention? Would a free Live game make your holiday a little jollier? We're giving out codes for A World of Keflings, Raskulls, and ilomilo, and you don't even have to thank us!

Starting today we'll be posting XBLA game codes at random on our Facebook page. From there it is up to you to enter the code before anyone else, and claim your gift. So don't sleep. We're giving games away for the next three days, right up until the 24th!

The giveaway is exclusive to our Facebook fans, so be sure to keep checking our updates for a chance to win! Below is the facebook box. Click it and go to town.

Howard Stern Re-Ups ContractWe're big fans of "shock jock" Howard Stern here at G4, and have been very worried that our morning commutes would be sucky for the foreseeable future if Stern truly left the airwaves at the end of his current contract. Good news: Stern has resigned with Sirius/XM for another five years, so our daily dose of comedy/outrageousness/deep interviews with celebrities is safe and secure.

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Reddit poster Contra3 is my new hero. According to him, his girlfriend cheated on him, and rather than crying, punching a hole in the wall, or experimenting with a latent furry fetish, Contra logged into Netflix. He used the service's movie rating service to populate the cheating woman's most-liked list with the following films about infidelity:

Guy Owns Cheating Ex Through Netflix

Wait, Bambi? What did this chick do, kill his mother?

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Netflix CEO Says Likelihood Of Nintendo Support Is

I love movies but hate DVDs. I think everything should be streaming, the second I want it, in 1080p high-def. Netflix is the greatest, and has just rolled out a plan for me: A streaming-only option that costs $7.99 a month.

There's always a catch, though. Netflix is also slightly jacking up the price of their other DVD plans. The single DVD at a time plan is going up from $8.99 to $9.99, and the three DVDs at a time plan will cost you $19.99 as oppose to the $16.99 you have been paying.

So everyone loses but people who strictly stream... if only more films and TV shows were available as streaming options on Netflix. I bat about .500 when it comes to finding specific movies and shows streaming on Netflix. How about you guys? Are you Netflix people?

Source: Engadget

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Links Of TheFeed: Extremo GTL

I don't really count myself among the many who find clowns to be terrifying. Even after seeing Killer Clowns From Outer Space as a kid, they never really freaked me out that much. However, if I ever have kids, I won't let them within 10 miles of Extremo the Clown & his Never Never Van, as he might be the creepiest clown around. Good news though, you can get to know him a little better from a safe distance on FilmDrunk's podcast.

  • This week on the FilmDrunk podcast, meet Extremo the Clown, the man with the scariest van on the planet. [FilmDrunk]
  • Get in some quality GTL on Jersey Shore, the RPG. [CollegeHumor]
  • Here are 6 reasons Weird Al is still relevant. [UnrealityMag]
  • 25 photos of celebrities in high school sports photos. [Manofest]

Links Of TheFeed: Mustache Baby

There's something about a baby with a mustache that just isn't right. Taking something as cute as a baby and slapping on it something traditionally worn by cops, 70's porn stars and your dad is about as creepy as it gets. But since we like creepy around here, we've got a gallery of 20 babies with mustaches. On to the links!

  • Check out a cool gallery of geeky car mods. [UnrealityMag]
  • Enjoy 20 pictures of mustachioed babies. [Manofest]
  • Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis set to the dramatic choral music of The Social Network trailer is as good as you think it would be. [FilmDrunk]
  • See what happens when an anime guy goes on a date. [CollegeHumor]


 

Awesome web cartoon Zero Punctuation is taking time out from savaging video games with its bloody wit to implore you to join the Video Game Voters Network and keep our favorite hobby out of the hands of Washington fat-cats. It will only take a second to sign up, and it costs nothing.

Here's the Video Game Voters Link. and here's the amusing video:


Links: Gary Busey

As you enjoy your weekend and take a break from the hot sun, the beach, the outdoors or just a little gaming time, feel free to find the time to check out a few highly enjoyable links from around the interwebs.

  • Oh how times have changed. Enjoy 20 mind blowing vintage cigarette ads. Remember, blow it in her face and she'll follow you anywhere. [SuperTremendous]
  • Watch Gary Busey be both the worst and best Fantasy Football lawyer. It's predictably insane. [FilmDrunk]
  • Here's a list of the top 10 epic fails in horror movies. Anything they missed? [Heavy]
  • CollegeHumor is making fun of Ska in their latest video, which is fine, it needs to be made fun of. It's also completely relevant because if you're in college right now, you were probably between 4 and 8 years old the last time Ska was popular. [CollegeHumor]

 

April Fools: Bieber Or Die

Dear readers of TheFeed, I'm about to make your day... with Justin Bieber.  Internet.genius Shamantis took Bieb's piano driven soft-rock schlock "U Smile" and slowed that shizz down 800 percent, resulting in a trancey epic that sounds like Sigur Ros.

Seriously.  Listen to it, and enjoy a new respect for Bieber's genius:

J. BIEBZ - U SMILE 800% SLOWER by Shamantis






Links Of TheFeed: Emo Predator, Angry Hulk

As you gear up for a weekend of Madden, Starcraft, The Expendables, Scott Pilgrim and Eat, Pray, Die In A Fire, remember there's plenty of internet out there to keep you occupied while you whittle away the last few hours of work on a Friday... Case in point, these links!

  • Not all superpowers are created equal. Here are a few powers we'd all like to have, and a few we'd rather live without. [Heavy]
  • Watch the new trailer for the epic Bangladeshi version of the Incredible Hulk. [FilmDrunk]
  • Spend some time with the Predator's angsty, emo teenage son. [CollegeHumor]
  • Check out 5 comedic actors whose movies suck now. [UnrealityMag]
  • Enjoy a list of the dumbest John Madden quotes of all time. [Manofest]
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Is Sony Making An Android/PlayStation Gaming Phone?

According to Engadget, Sony Ericsson is building the mother of all game-playing phones. The Android based handset combines Sony's gaming with Google's tech to essentially create a new gaming platform. It will apparently be branded as a PlayStation phone, and will represent the fulfillment of years of rumors.

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Jimmy Fallon does the most hysterically accurate, pitch-perfect impression of troubador Neil Young on Earth... combine that with internet meme-of-the-moment double rainbow, and you have comedy gold.

Please enjoy:

There's nothing all that new about "binaural beats." The low frequency sounds that supposedly change your brain waves and lead to new thoughts and states of being were discovered in 1839, and have been toyed around with by scientists (mad, no doubt) and others since. So why am I talking about them now? Because, according to Kansas' News 9, kids are getting high from using digital drugs made up of the insidious sounds!

"It's just scary," said Kelly Johnson, a parent and teacher in Kansas, "It's just one more thing to look out for." Check it out in the video below:

Kids who listen to the illicit sounds report... you know what, life is short. Find out for yourself. TheFeed doesn't advocate using drugs, but we do advocate listening to things on the internet, so I want you to go to this YouTube video, right now, put your headphones on and get high. I'll do it too. We'll iDose together... ready? Go...

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The Short Bus Bunnies are a couple of attractive L.A. party girls who aren't afraid to be total goofballs on the internet. They also have important and powerful friends, like X-Play host Adam Sessler (and hopefully me, after this post.)

Check out the Bunnies' homage to picking up "hizzies" on L.A.'s freeway system, with a special cameo from the Sess himself.

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