Tag Archives: Parody

Call of Duty Parody Hits 1.25 Million Downloads

When People Can Fly studios released their First Person Shooter (FPS) parody Duty Calls (directly mocking the Call of Duty series), they just wanted it to be a satirical view on the realisticFPS genre and an anti-demo for their game Bulletstorm. Basically, what they were saying is that our game, Bulletstorm, is not this game. It is definitely everything but this game. Look at this game. This game is stupid. You know which game we are talking about, right? Yes, that game., more or less.

dutycalls

It is, in essence, a rather large (~800MB), ESRB rated 17+ (or so their website claims) game that parodies the Call of Duty games, and is pretty funny while doing it. Coming from the folks that created Painkiller and Gears of War, it is a pretty bold move to reclaim the First Person Shooter market dynamics. It was, in a sense, and advertisement for their game too as I have made it clear with my inherent knowledge of psychology, psychoanalysis, psychohistory, psychogeography and other psycho subjects in the first paragraph.

The developers were (obviously) very happy with this, and decided to enthusiastically tweet about the success of Duty Calls. How best to celebrate this grand success, you ask? By releasing Bulletstorm wallpapers, naturally:-

1.25 million Duty Calls downloads! We say thanks with Duty Calls Wallpapers over at our Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/Bulletstorm

Do take a look at Duty Calls, the parody of your beloved FPS series here.

iPhone 4 "Two Is Better Than One" Ad Parody Mocks AT&T

Earlier last Sunday, Apple released a new set of ads which showed off their new partnership with Verizon with an advertisement which also featured AT&T. The catch line of the ad was "Two is better than one".

AT&T Verizon Two is Better Than One iPhone 4 Ad

However, it looks like some smart person doesn’t like AT&T and has gone ahead and created a parody of the advertisement where the ad takes apart AT&T’s connection issues on the and ends with a catch line "One is better than the other". Well, considering the problems faced by AT&T customers you might say that this ad would preferably have been better.

If you are an AT&T customer and hate their service and are looking to switch to Verizon, they will be starting to ship the starting February 10, pre-order starts on February 3rd and the unlimited data plan will be costing $30.

In the meantime have some fun watching the "Two is Better Than One" ad parody below.

Click here if you can’t watch it. Oh and yes, if you haven’t watched the original ad you can watch it below too.

(h/t @binoyxj)

BP Spills Coffee and Makes You Responsible For Your Own Spills [Humor]

We all know how hard it has been for people after British Petroleum or BP as we like to call them have been lagging at their cleanup act or as many of you might want to call sucking up at the oil they spilled, however, there is always a need to take a break from the disaster and have some fun.

Though this is not a funny situation at all, it is definitely OK to take a break and have a few laughs at the irony of all the things happening while you are not friending BP on YouTube.

Here is a really funny parody created on the BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico called BP Spills Coffee, have fun and watch how they are trying to contain the Coffee Spill.

Oh and before you leave, according to BP, you are responsible for your own spills, so please do not leave the pumps unattended at all times.

Ironic BP Oil Spill Sign

Image via Twitpic via @manan.

Star Wars iPad Briefing Parody

Remember Hitler’s take on everything and anything cropping up on ? Well, if you don’t this link might help. Now, when initially came out there were a lot of jokes about the name Steve Jobs chose for the device, however, there haven’t been much parodies about the device.

But like always, there is always a geeky fun element to any device or software and I want to introduce you to one such parody of iPad.

Adam Buxton, an English comedian has come up with a iPad parody which involves a Star Wars iPad Briefing, Steve Jobs style. The video in itself is funny and mocks Steve Jobs on stage doing an introduction of the iPad.

Interested in watching it? Well just hit the play button in the video below.

By the way, you can read all about Adam’s inspiration in creating this video at this personal blog here. Oh and do share any other parodies you have seen for the iPad through your comments.

10 Facebook Parodies Which Will Make You Laugh

Facebook is a guilty pleasure that so many of us cannot do without. We may forget all about the assignments that are due, all the deadlines to be met, or the people we should have conversations with in real life, but we simply cannot ignore Facebook. Whether it is to carry out the daily ritual of poking friends, to catch up on the latest gossip within the circle, to take endless quizzes that will miraculously tell you who your soul mate is, or simply to let your inner farmer take over, Facebook is certainly an indispensable part of our daily lives.

However, what is life without a good laugh? In this post, I have compiled a few Facebook parodies, covering the many aspects of Facebook, as a tribute to all Facebook addicts —

Facebook and Staying Connected:

Now you will always be in the loop!

Facebook and Friendship:

Good Samaritan, anyone?

Facebook and Gossip:

You would think this is enough to make a successful soap-opera!

Facebook and Dating:

Who said matches are made in Heaven? They’re made on Facebook!

Facebook and Farming:

FARMVILLE! Need I say more?

Facebook for Gangstas:

This is as elite as it gets!

Facebook for Senior Citizens:

You are never too old to Facebook!

Facebook for the Digitally Suicidal:

Never fear, for help is always near … or on Facebook, at least!

Facebook for Cats:

I can haz Facebook? LOL!

Facebook for Stalkers:

Every status update,
Every person you date,
Every single poke
Every keyboard stroke
I’ll be watching you!

Got any more Facebook parodies to share? Let me know!

Google "Parisian Love" Parody "Parisian Oops" is Here

Yesterday, Google had aired an ad during the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl, dubbed as "Parisian Love". The ad was cute and showed how people could use Google to search almost anything.

However, less than a day later a parody video has already debuted on the Internet. The video called as "Parisian Oops" has been released by the Upright Citizens Brigade Beta Team also know as The Brig.

The video mocks the original ad by Google and turns it into somewhat more adult in nature. Have fun watching the video below.

Original here, courtesy TechCrunch.

iLid: Parody of Apple Products

While the world is waiting for the Apple Tablet and some even paying as much as $100,000 to get their hands on the iSlate, Andrew spent some time to create a Apple parody product called the "iLid".

The iLid is a original creation and has some nice graphics and visuals, wondering if we would ever see technology actually move into this vertical, however, enjoy it while you can.

The video was made using Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects and a green screen over the lid itself. The backing music was made in Garageband. Take a look at the video below to see what would a functional lid look and work like.

What do you think of the iLid?