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You can own a domain name for the price of a sandwich, and since many companies, game publishers included, don’t care much about dotting their coms (and why should they, we know how to use Google), there are hundreds of game name URLs which lead to unaffiliated, or completely unrelated sites. As we’re prone to acting like bored teenagers, we spent hours typing random games into our browsers. Here’s what we learned!


Aperture Science is real?


URL: http://www.portal.com

Oh wait, that’s just Oracle. Shit, Oracle has a pretty creepy name, now that we think about it…


Above: “Portal offers the only billing and revenue management solution with a modern, object-oriented architecture… BEWARE!” 


MARIO IS SERIOUS BUSINESS


URL: http://www.mario.com/

YOU CAN’T BUY THIS.

DAISIES BITCH.


Kinect IS as boring as it sounds


URL: http://www.kinect.com

Apparently, Kinect is about “strategic e-Innovation that Closes the Loop on CRM.” Here are some reasons you should want to puke and then dip a pencil in your puke and then stab your face with your puke pencil:

• The unnecessary use of the word “strategic.”
• The word “e-Innovation.” (FFFFFFFUUUUUUU)
• The capitalization of “Closes the Loop.”
• That Microsoft’s Kinect makes you feel the same way.


Above: Strategic e-alienationofcoreaudience 


“Rayman” is some guy’s name


URL: http://www.rayman.com/

And he can teach you how to cut costs and turn your company around! Or maybe he could have, before the late nineties crashed his party and broke all his links.


When you sell boring things, you spell it “shoppe”


URL: http://www.toysoldiers.com/

Have you played the very good XBLA game, Toy Soldiers? Well, it’s good, but the game’s generic name means you might end up at a Canadian toy soldier retailer. How boring do you have to be to… wait, actually…


Above: PEW PEW PEW! Bieber right back, getting our credit cards 

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37 comments

  • Bravo315 - July 6, 2010 7:37 p.m.

    So what is the point to these websites then, POP3 mail hosting?
  • RFswitchBlade - July 6, 2010 3:21 a.m.

    the sabotuer is obviously a cursed website like the one in hell girl, duh.
  • Nodoudt - July 2, 2010 6:05 p.m.

    What is this I don't even...
  • Doctalen - July 2, 2010 5:42 p.m.

    lol the kirby video was hilarious ReCaptcha: empey MichiganWoman < since when were those words?
  • mentalityljs - July 2, 2010 12:16 a.m.

    lol awesome article, and fun too! www.kirby.com www.coldfear.com www.contra.com www.toadstool.com www.doubledragon.com www.link.com WWW.DUKENUKEM.COM (just for giggles)
  • Rochstaad - July 1, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    did anyone else check their msn at the start of the windwaker video?
  • Spacegrass - July 1, 2010 6:49 p.m.

    Wait, does that airplane have wings attached to its canopy? I question its structural integrity.
  • shyfonzie - July 1, 2010 5:30 p.m.

    ClassiC
  • Joe_F_Ugly - July 1, 2010 2:10 p.m.

    I think my favorite has got to be borderlands.com.
  • philipshaw - July 1, 2010 10:04 a.m.

    I have ran into a couple of these myself when not using google to search for the offical wevsite
  • Hellhog - July 1, 2010 7:57 a.m.

    Dead or Alive, one of my many favorite New Wave bands! Up there with Depeche Mode, Simple Minds, and Modern English. Too bad the singer for DOA is freaky as hell though.
  • RonaldRayGun - July 1, 2010 5:36 a.m.

    The farcry one slapped me on the knee.
  • powerpc127 - July 1, 2010 5:12 a.m.

    Xmen.com (without a hyphen) takes you somewhere you really don't want to go. Unless you're into post-op transvestites. Hence ex men.
  • waffledragon33 - July 1, 2010 2:49 a.m.

    hilarious
  • halomech15 - July 1, 2010 2:07 a.m.

    www.timeshift.com brings you to a not-yet-completed site, but it looks nothing like the game. Kinda creepy, in a way. reCAPTCHA: agent reinhold
  • GayforGilbert - July 1, 2010 12:21 a.m.

    Steam.com brings you to a train site of some kind. Steampowered.com is the right address for the PC application/service.
  • LizarDAZZLE - June 30, 2010 11:09 p.m.

    I've done some research on the saboteur site. All I've been able to find is that it was hosted/made using www.w3.org using this: "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/" which is just a namespace the person used to make the site. There's no links to anywhere. The whole site is just that picture, the little icon for it (on your tab) and the black background. So WEIRD.
  • joshuagame1 - June 30, 2010 10:58 p.m.

    Try www.wii.co.kr It takes you to the website for Won Il Industrial, a Korean construction company.
  • Onedown - June 30, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    thesaboteur.com is bugging me in its lack of content. all it is is a picture. on a black background. with no links. WHERE IS THE HIDDEN MESSAGE!?
  • LizarDAZZLE - June 30, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    this is what I found while trying out the wayback machine on www.thesaboteur.com. I didn't find anything, so looked for a certain website we all know. http://web.archive.org/web/20010602233818/http://www.gamesradar.com/ anyone know of a way to like... find the history of websites somehow? that saboteur site has me hooked. websites cost money, don't they?

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