- Gaga gets down on the farm — Today is the last day to head to Gagaville to listen to one of three new, and previously unheard singles off of Lady Gaga's new album. Zynga announced its partnership with Lady Gaga last week, offering three tracks to be heard only on Lady Gaga's Farmville farm, where you can perform tasks and chores to unlock each single. You can even win tickets to her shows by playing Words With Gaga and using special Lady Gaga words of the day while playing Words With Friends!
- Gilt goes Gaga — Gilt and Gilt City will be hosting a Gaga-inspired event starting at 12 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 20 that will feature pre-orders of Lady Gaga's new album, two curated sales from Nicola Formichetti (Gaga's fashion director), a one-of-a-kind Mugler dress worn by Lady Gaga, and VIP access to special events.
- Little Monster scavenger hunt with Starbucks — Starbucks launched its partnership — a fun scavenger hunt — with Lady Gaga this morning. Called SRCH, you can scan QR codes hidden within Starbucks stores nationwide (on banners, shelves, posters, and chalkboards), to unlock clues that contain brainteasers, math puzzles, trivia, and messages. Solving these puzzles will lead you to the next awaiting round, which are all timed about two days apart. Finishing the Gaga-themed scavenger hunt will earn you some sweet Starbucks and Gaga swag. I'll even take some free coffees! Additionally, you can buy and listen to Born This Way in Starbucks stores on the 23rd, and get free downloads of her single "Edge of Glory."
Lady Gaga is already big on Facebook, and now for the first time ever, she's about to get down on the farm. A unique partnership between Lady Gaga and Farmville creator Zynga will allow fans to complete tasks within the Facebook game to earn listens to previously unreleased tracks from "Born This Way," set to be released on May 23.Starting on May 17, you can visit "Gagaville," a neighboring Farmville farm, to complete quests and unlock Clear Channel's iHeartRadio player to listen to the three songs available (one each day). Her farm is said to be stocked with plenty of unicorns, glitter, and motorcycle riding sheep. Naturally. But there's other ways to get your Gaga fix. Find out more ways to win tickets to her show and visit the set of her next video after the jump.
The author is "the founder and creator of the largest FarmVille fan site," so she probably knows her stuff. I'm not sure if it's because I never got into the game or because the idea of a 288-page instructional guide to a Facebook game just seems silly.
What do you think?
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From Facebook apps like the popular FarmVille — which allows players to run their own virtual farms — to competitive games like Sorority Life — where players have to dress a group of college sorority sisters to compete with rival sororities — the article explains that players are likely to buy items to improve their performance in the game or to build up a collection of goods that will impress friends.
I love sending free virtual goodies to friends on their birthdays or for other special events, but I'm not sure how much cash I would regularly drop on intangible items. What do you think? Do you spend money on virtual gifts or other goods?