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Rob Ford stars in ‘Flappy Bird’ clone ‘Flappy Ford’

- February 14th, 2014
Flappy Ford

“Flappy Ford.” (SCREENSHOT)

Even though .GEARS Studios developer Dong Nguyen has pulled Flappy Bird from the market, the game lives on in various clones that have flooded the market.

My colleague Steve Tilley has even put together a list of five mobile games to get you over the loss of Flappy Bird. Most are not clones per se,  but one of which, Ironpants, is almost a direct rip-off of the endless runner (or flyer as it were). The only difference is you play as a superhero instead of a bird and hold your finger on the screen instead of tapping to make him fly. It’s already the top free app available at the Apple App Store, according to the iTunes Charts.

Separate from this though, one clone that is sure to stand out is Flappy Ford which features the likeness of embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who is currently contending with the fact that details of a second video surrounding his crack-smoking have been released.

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16 video game songs in one minute

- January 10th, 2014
Video Game Theme Classical Guitar Medley

Chad Neidt plays the theme to “Street Fighter II” in “Video Game Theme Classical Guitar Medley.” (VIDEO SCREENSHOT)

Are you a fan of video game music? If so, then you’ll love this medley by YouTube user Chad Neidt, where he takes refrains from 16 different video games and plays them on a classical guitar. All in a single minute.

The tracks vary from classics, such as Pacman and Legend of Zelda, to more recent titles, such as Red Dead Redemption and Skyrim. Even Portal and Halo make an appearance.

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Sneak peek at Xbox One content

- November 6th, 2013
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Xbox One. (Supplied)

While there’s no giant Xbox One in Toronto, the city is host to the new Xbox One headquarters where people can come and try out Microsoft’s next-generation console, which goes on sale Nov. 22.

The venue at 11 Bloor St. W. will be open to the public from Nov. 7 to Dec. 29. But on Tuesday, members of the media got to try it out the selection of games first. And it was an impressive display.

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Nude photos of Ellen Page leak online – sort of

- October 28th, 2013
Ellen Page

Ellen Page attends the Paris premiere of “Beyond: Two Souls” on Oct. 2, 2013. (

It seems you may get to see more of Ellen Page in her new game Beyond: Two Souls than anyone had intended as “nude” photos from the Quantic Dream title have leaked online.

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