Thursday, November 28, 2013

Turkey Talk

Image from Giant Bomb
It's Thanksgiving here in the US, a holiday in which we try our darndest to ignore all the awkward historical baggage behind the occasion and focus on something more broadly agreeable: eating. More specifically, eating turkey. Since this is ostensibly a website about video games and not homespun recipes, I decided to keep things digitally focused and share some of my favorite results from searching "Turkey" in Giant Bomb's database.

Turkey Stuffin'

I can't do much better than the database summary: "Turkey Stuffin' is a mobile game where players are tasked with cramming ingredients into a live turkey's butt." Upon investigation, it seems like this is a completely accurate description. Have I been making turkey the wrong way all these years?

Farmville 2

I notice that the original Farmville isn't listed, so maybe "NOW WITH TURKEYS!" was a marquee feature for the sequel? When it comes to social games, I'm clearly out of the loop.


A turkey David to Farmville 2's turkey Goliath?

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Before pandas there were (apparently) turkeys. Proof that you should always check the patch notes.

South Park

The game that always comes to my mind when I think about video game turkeys. If I recall correctly, you had to fight hordes of mutant turkeys bent on your destruction. Given that real American Thanksgiving also involves mass slaughter of genetically-modified birds, this seems to be a fitting tribute.

If it sounds like I'm bitter towards all the attention turkeys get, it's because I am. For me, turkey is largely a hurdle standing in the way of pie. But that's a topic for another day.

Have a great holiday, everyone! Enjoy the break and see you next week.

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