The best part is the ‘P-p-p-p-p-p product placement’ line. The telephone video has some of the most blatant and jarring product placement since I, Robot, where the action would simply grind to a halt every once in a while so that people could compliment Will Smith’s ‘vintage’ sneakers. Telephone is less of a music video and more of a 10 minute infomercial for Virgin Mobile.
Petville is another facebook game by Zynga, who are also the makers of the previously-reviewed Cafe World and Farmville. In Petville, you create a humanoid furry creature and control them as they live their life, in a vaguely Sim-like way. The graphics are actually pretty impressive in this game. The number of appearance options you have when making your pet is pretty massive, and the resulting pets are generally really cute. I’ve played some other pet-type games on Facebook, and none of them come anywhere near Petville’s level of detail. As an added bonus, the (Flash-based) game runs at a respectable speed as well, just about the only Zynga-made game that does (though it frequently suffers from slow loading in the evening.)
By far the funnest part of Petville is the decorating options. You can decorate your house from a nearly overwhelming number of items that are available to purchase. There’s dozens of carpeting options, dozens more paint/wallpaper options, a huge variety of windows, furniture and electronics, kitchen appliances and even cars. Clothing options are similarly massive with just an overwhelming number of shirt, pant, dress and shoe options. There’s even a lot of costumes available, so you can dress your pet up as anything from an astronaut to Santa Claus.