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June 17, 2008 7:23 AM   Subscribe

Lets play the Album Cover Game! [Flash]
posted by KevinSkomsvold (27 comments total)

 
Kills Firefox :(
posted by Sys Rq at 7:31 AM on June 17, 2008


I got an 80. You have to be pretty quick.
posted by chuckdarwin at 7:37 AM on June 17, 2008


Let's play the "it blows up my browser completely game".
posted by Lokheed at 7:42 AM on June 17, 2008


Crashy crashy (also using firefox)
posted by SpannerX at 7:44 AM on June 17, 2008


Sys Rq: "Kills Firefox :("

Ouch. Works great on my add-on, greasemonkey script laden installation of FF. Sorry about that.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:47 AM on June 17, 2008


It looks really fun, FWIW.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:50 AM on June 17, 2008


Yes, sweet, sweet crashy goodness. And incorrect results tabulation.
posted by pixlboi at 8:08 AM on June 17, 2008


Kills Firefox :(

Killed mine too, until I disabled AdBlock Plus.
posted by SteveInMaine at 8:09 AM on June 17, 2008


I have the strangest urge to get my VISA card and head over to iTunes.
Why is that?
posted by Dizzy at 8:17 AM on June 17, 2008


Working fine for me in Firefox/Mac, with Adblock enabled. Fun stuff.
posted by porn in the woods at 8:19 AM on June 17, 2008


I dragged a cover image all the way to the first correct square. It took some doing I can tell you. Then the game ended. Now I shall rest.
posted by rongorongo at 8:26 AM on June 17, 2008


(works fine for me on Firefox on XP)

I thought it was kinda hard, but then again I don't know anything about music. I ended up squinting at the album cover thumbnails and trying to read the text more than anything. :/
posted by xbonesgt at 8:27 AM on June 17, 2008


Dragged three covers to squares. Tried to correct one square by dragging correct album cover over old incorrect album cover, wouldn't let me, insisted I take the old one out first. Then after filling in three correct squares, gave me "0 correct" and would not show me what the correct matrix looked like. Fail Sequence Complete.
posted by user92371 at 8:31 AM on June 17, 2008


Well. Glad I'm not the only one who can't get the thing to work. Disable Adblock? Sir, you offend me!
posted by echo target at 8:49 AM on June 17, 2008


Would be a lot more fun without the timer. And never loads in Safari for me. Firefox/Mac works.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:49 AM on June 17, 2008


People still buy music that comes in a case? With a "cover"?
posted by jckll at 9:22 AM on June 17, 2008


It's fun, but I seem to spend so much time reading the titles before making matches that I fail before I begin.
I know, the answer is:
READ FASTER, YOU ILLITERATE FUCK
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:33 AM on June 17, 2008


Well, no — the answer is actually that the game is supposed to be about figuring out which albums are which without necessarily relying (entirely) on reading the tiny text on each cover! That's why the timer is essential to making this fun — without a time limit, you could scrutinize each cover at your leisure, and/or scoot over to Amazon/Allmusic/Wikipedia/Google to check your work before submitting.

It sucked up about 45 minutes of my morning before I knew what was happening. But I'm pretty good at it. I think it's a skill you only acquire if you've spent hundreds of hours flipping through the "New Arrivals" racks in every genre at a variety of used-vinyl scores from coast to coast. The ones that tripped me up were generally albums released well into the CD era; there's just not as much image retention with a five-inch CD booklet as with a beautiful 12-inch LP sleeve.
posted by Joey Bagels at 9:47 AM on June 17, 2008


It would be better with more time and blurred-out titles, imo.

Plus, what am I supposed to do with two Houses of the Holy and only one space for them?
posted by dontoine at 9:57 AM on June 17, 2008


Killed Firefox. This is happening more and more lately.
posted by autodidact at 10:05 AM on June 17, 2008


People still buy music that comes in a case? With a "cover"?

Oh, God, I'm old. I would have said "sleeve," with a "plastic liner."
posted by Turtles all the way down at 10:22 AM on June 17, 2008


too fast. got 5 correct on expert but 4 unanswered. cool find though, thanks.
posted by rooftop secrets at 10:38 AM on June 17, 2008


It's too bad they don't give you extra points for having time left over.

On Electronic/Dance expert I am getting 7-9 right, pretty consistently. And now I feel compelled to go spend an hour and $120 at my local used music store. :(
posted by aubilenon at 11:06 AM on June 17, 2008


I did something like this a while ago, but I actually obscured the titles. The way I did it, they were like bingo cards and you had to guess five in a row or column.

I put them up in a forum and gave $10 to anyone who could get a bingo. Google, etc allowed. They're still up if anyone is interested:

Album Cover Bingo 1
Album Cover Bingo 2
Album Cover Bingo 3
posted by churl at 2:35 PM on June 17, 2008


Let's play the "it blows up my browser completely game".
posted by Lokheed at 7:42 AM on June 17


And hey! Upgraded to Firefox 3, no longer blows up my browser. Yay!
posted by Lokheed at 4:59 PM on June 17, 2008


People still buy music that comes in a case? With a "cover"?

You know what I miss? Liner notes.
posted by rokusan at 7:17 PM on June 17, 2008


Sorry, Joey Bagels, I guess I wasn't very clear. I meant the text under the blank spots where each album should go.
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:52 AM on June 18, 2008


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