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January 14, 2008

My neglected Fluff friend just emailed me. Bioshock never did this to me. Neither did Parking Wars or RISK which sat in a perpetual state of war atop a bookshelf for weeks before I decided we’d never finish that particular game.

All of us at (fluff)Friends have been hard at work preparing special treats for you and your Fluff, so without further ado, we’d like to present the Top Five Reasons to have a fluffy 2008:

5) There are now 25 different (fluff)Friends to adopt, all of which are also available as miniaturized (fluff)Minis or New Resizable MegaMinis.
4) The (fluff)Shop just keeps expanding, with 50 delicious (fluff)Foods, 30 Habitats to call home, and a dozen Decorations to spruce it up.
3) Whether your Fluff is going for the Gold Trophy or just wants some exercise, the (fluff)Race Bonuses are greater than ever.
2) Want to elevate your Fluff-lifestyle? Or looking for a MegaMini (golden) Uniko? Look no further than the New Golden (fluff)Shop, where serious Fluff owners can lavish their Fluff with only the best.

And the number one reason to have a fluffy 2008…
1) Your (fluff)Friend misses you!

The poor neglected thing broke the promised 4th wall that keeps me and my games at a safe distance from one another, and unfortunately for it and its racing friends, the reminder only really prompted me to delete it.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. James permalink
    January 15, 2008 6:24 pm

    What in god’s name is a (fluff)Friend!?

  2. January 15, 2008 6:24 pm

    To be fair, this is not the first game that does stuff like this.

    I still get emails from several online games telling me to come back and play. Darn that “email required for registration” thing.

    Tamagotchi toys were notorious for asking you to pet, feed and play with them at the most inopportune times. I seem to recall a few random highway deaths as drivers diverted their attention from the road to feed their virtual pet.

    Animal Crossing doesn’t send any demands when it’s offline, but it sure makes you feel guilty about neglecting it when you come back.

    And the Xbox Live games used to occasionally open their own blog and post about their experiences with their gamer; presumably some of them would complain when they weren’t getting enough play, to anyone who would listen.

  3. January 15, 2008 7:03 pm

    @James – it’s a Facebook app.

    @ai864 – I know. True enough. I just hadn’t expected it from facebook apps, even though I give them access to my info. Ah well. Live and learn. Or delete, as in my case.

  4. danwilkins permalink
    January 15, 2008 8:24 pm

    Rest well, sweet prince.

    As for the actual fluff friends App itself, my friends still send me an invite once a week, but I know they haven’t actually done anything with their little guys in months.

    And based on the charts I’ve seen by poking around about actual install compared to time played for those apps, it doesn’t surprise me.

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