Google’s 8-bit April Fools

April 10th, 2012

Google topped online April Fools pranks this year with its Google Maps 8-bit version designed for Nintendo.

A video was released that promoted a new Google Maps cartridge for NES (Nintendo Entertainment Systems) and also announced that the 8-bit version would be available for online trial on Google Maps.

Featuring the old school low-res graphics, simple and intuitive controls and the timeless soundtrack that we all fondly remember, the Google Maps 8-bit version was a hit.

Check out the video here: http://bit.ly/H2Wrlh

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IKEA Instruction Videos

March 2nd, 2012

Ever given-up on an IKEA item thanks to its notoriously confusing instruction manuals? Well apparently, the Swedish brand has heard your cry for help.

With a new video series, IKEA is helping customers in need of assembly assistance. Users can now easily follow instructions on their laptop, tablet or mobile devices.

The first video in the anticipated series is the ‘MALM’ bed frame – a four and a half minute video that contains pop up tips relating to the instruction pictures and what they are supposed to signify in real life. An upbeat tune also accompanies the video to make the tedious task more bearable.

A clever way to deal with common queries and complaints – and prevent furniture being destroyed during bouts of frustration.

Check out their first video here.

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