Flappy Bird death creates void that crappier versions try to fill

Flappy Bird cyber

As you probably have heard- Flappy Bird is no longer available for download (click here for my review on it). As the world goes into Flappy Bird withdrawals, the app creators of the world decided to get the simplicity of the game and make really stupid versions of it. Here are my personal favorites (they are really stupid).

 

When I first saw this, I first thought that it was just a joke and thought “Fall Out Boy isn’t that much of a sell out” and then I remember that it was Fall Out Boy that we were talking about and they would be the band to do this. The game called “Fall Out Bird” is pretty much the head of the band members magically spurting wings (I wonder if my head will do that once it’s detached from my body) and having to dodge guitar’s head stock (the top of the guitar where the stings end out for those of you that aren’t guitarist). While it’s only out for Android devices now, I really don’t see it going that far because well….it’s Fall Out Boy. And it’s a pretty stupid game. Sadly, It’s not most stupid knock off on this list.

 

If this doesn’t get pulled from Google Play, it will be a miracle. “Clumsy Bird” is what I would expect to come out if “Angry Birds” and “Flappy Bird” had an angry flappy baby.  The best part of the game is that it doesn’t even try to hide that the game’s bird is based on the red Angry Bird.  Is it that bad of a game that the creators of “Angry Birds” just don’t care or do they feel bad for the little app that realistically sucks?

This game is just one big piece of crap (literally). “Happy Poo Flap” makes “Fall Out Bird” look like a genius game. The sad part is that it’s actually a better game than the original “Flappy Bird”.  You pretty much take this flying piece of crap through different levels and collecting coins and then cash them in for new characters and accessories. The even sadder part is that Happy Poo is actually what one make consider a mobile game franchise that isn’t in the toilet yet (making potty jokes is actually kind of fun). Maybe this little turd is what “Flappy Bird” creators should look at when they consider making the flappy sequel.

Our last knock off features everyone’s second favorite One Direction Member- Harry Styles (Niall is everyone’s favorite). Instead of making through holes, you must guide young Styles as he jumps, or dives, off a cliff in “Harry Dive” (that sounds like a porno). Now is it just me or doesn’t it seem like who every made this game wants Styles to know that they want him gone? Either way, the game is strange and a little bit weird (mainly for the person diving off a cliff aspect of the game and you helping them). It’s not the strangest, probably Happy Poo takes that flush, but it’s up there on the strange meter.

 

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Mobile Game Review: Flappy Bird

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So if you have lived under a rock for the past few weeks, there is a mobile game that is sweeping the world. On the outside, it looks like a mobile version of a Super Mario game. But it’s really the Regina George of mobile gaming. So evil takes game form in Flappy Bird.

This game has a very simple concept- You tap the bird and try to make it in-between the green tunnels (hence where the Mario feel comes from. It doesn’t help that the bird looks like a fish from Mario as well). The only problem is that you have to clear the hole PERFECTLY. If you are too high or too short, then your life is over and you might as well just live in a box outside a 7-Eleven.

This game is kinda like attempting to lick your elbow. You know that you are unable to successfully do it but you just have to try because of the feeling of being able to say “hey, I licked my elbow” (which is a realistically stupid achievement and if that’s your life goal, you should really reconsider your life choices).

Now I downloaded this game and played for a good 5-10 minutes before I wanted to throw my phone. I managed to get a score of 3…okay, it was 2….before I realized that this game was a lost caused and I was better off donating my time to something more productive and less likely to cause me emotional and mental torture (hint: you’re reading it now).

Overall, this game is a game that teaches a valuable life lessons: You can only succeed in life if you are perfect, Angry Birds really isn’t that difficult, the only way to learn how to do things is by trial and error (with the error being death), and the most important one- Bird games are the invention of the devil.

I don’t recommend this game unless you want to make your friend’s life a living hell and have a good laugh as they flip out

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Rating: 1.5 Flappy birds out of 5

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Gaming Corner: G4, Xbox One, PS4….OUYA?

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I know what you may be thinking- What the heck is this doing on here? Well, welcome to gaming corner! The one spot online where we are talking about the gaming news that matters to me and probably only a few of you. While most of this is a few weeks/months late, it’s still news!! Here we go!!

XBOX ONE

Announced on May 21, The Xbox One is the successor to the extremely successful Xbox 360. It is pretty much the most confusing console at the moment. From the fact that it may/may not/probably does have to be connection to the interwebs to how the heck is the used gaming marketing going to work when each game have to be installed to be use, the gaming community hasn’t appreciated that Microsoft has been so secretive(aka confusing) with the deets on this console. Many people have dissed the aspect of the Xbox One because it seems like more of an entertainment console and not a gaming console due to its capability to be a DVR,and a Blu-Ray Player. People also didn’t even like the fact that the Kinect has to be connected at all time. They also stated at the press conference that you wouldn’t be able to play 360 games on the Xbox One, which is pretty much a deal breaker for most people.

I find some of these things to be pretty sweet but I want to know more about before I decided on whether I want to spent my hard-earned money on it. I was hoping that they would announce more with it but I was somewhat happy with what they did. I’m not a big fan of the look of it though. It looks like they took the body of the Xbox 360S, flattened it, and called it a new name. The paddle is something that I feel like you need to use to judge it but I think it would be a good move for Microsoft if they were to make a 360 style controller so they don’t alienate the people who like the paddle of the 360.

PS4 (PLAYSTATION 4)

Announced earlier in 2013, PlayStation 4 has so far taken the excitement of the gaming community due it’s cool controller design and it’s basically being a totally remodel console with a new interface that used to suck. It will be able to broadcast games on Ustream (I’m not sure why that sounds exciting.)

Not a lot is known about the PS4’s actual look but so far it sounds cool. I used to have a PS2 but I think that so far, I’ll be looking into getting a PS4. Mainly so I can have the ability to stream games on a site that I will never ever use or go on.

OUYA

OUYA

OUYA (Photo credit: Urustar)

No, it’s not that board game that you use to talk to dead people. It’s actually a brand new game console that is pretty much a gamers dream. It can play ROMS, virtual version of video games, that you can install yourself or get in their extensive library. It’s due to be out later this month but it seems to be like the next generation on virtual gaming.

While this is probably the coolest thing I have seen in a while, I don’t think that this piece of hardware will be as cool as it looks. But one can hope that they can improve on this as times goes on.

G4 is No More

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G4 logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While this is pretty much the oldest news in the article, It just hit me because I watch this channel when I’m not at school (Mount Union got rid of it and it made me sad). G4 is basically no longer a channel. It was turned into Esquire Network and was supposed to change in April 23, 2013 but it got pushed back to this month. Since it was supposed to end in April, All of their original programming was canned in January and all that is left of the channel is a bunch of rerun of Ninja Warrior and Cops (sounds like a wonderful time and there is a joke in there somewhere).

This pretty much breaks my heart because I actually enjoyed shows on their like “Attack of The Show!”. Granted you could tell that it was running out of steam, but it still had quality shows with people I didn’t want to punch in the face. I think that they shouldn’t have canceled all the original programming because I would have enjoyed hearing their on-air personalities opinions on the latest gaming news and what not. The channel that gave us Olivia Munn couldn’t have been that bad! I would also like to state that the fact that since all that is play is Ninja Warrior and Cop reruns, this makes me want to watch Esquire Network even more, especially when they run promos at least 3 times during a 30 minute show. Congrats goes out to you NBCUniversial, you pretty much made me hate you a little more. I still haven’t forgiven you for giving the world shows that are just utterly pointless like “Smash”!

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