Hi, How Are You: Singer and songwriter Daniel Johnston got famous when Kurt Cobain wore his "Hi, How Are You" t-shirt at the VMAs. Now there's a freaky iPhone game based on his work, which "lands somewhere between a Mario 64 challenge level and Q-bert." Funny, he doesn't seem to remember working on it: "I don't even know what an iPhone is."
New Facebook game: "Al-Qaeda Wars." You play as a terrorist or a counterterrorist, trying to protect or destroy world landmarks. Cleverly arch, or the product of douchebags? GamePolitics follows the story.
Magic release party at the Canterbury! Aw, the formerly smoke-becoated suit of armor finally gets an event worthy of its innate nerdiness: A Magic: The Gathering "Zendikar" release party, this Friday.
Zork walkthrough song: Yes, a *song* that describes how to beat one of the first video games ever. (The lyrics start, "SOUTH, EAST, OPEN WINDOW, ENTER HOUSE, WEST, GET THE LAMP....") Truly it is a nerdcore masterpiece.
DJ Hero controller. Are we raising a generation of "empty hopeless turds... surfing across mediocrity on a wave of plinky-plonky plastic," i.e., gamers who will never learn how to play actual real-life instruments? DJ-wise, this DJ Hero controller makes me cry a little bit:
And makes me think of this entry from Cracked's Photoshop contest "If Video Games Were Realistic":
Destructoid predicts an increase in digital jugs.