Farmville Gets Official...Ice Cream & Slurpees

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Social gaming phenomenon/scourge Farmville is about to invade your personal space every time you walk into a 7-Eleven store, with publishers Zynga plastering 7000 stores with Farmville junk.

Just like every trip into Facebook is interrupted by pointless crop growth updates, soon innocent pit-stops for chewing gum and Coke will be interrupted by a promotion for the game, where players can buy branded items from the store and receive in-game items in return.

You can see two of those items here: a Farmville Slurpee and a tub of Farmville ice cream, with the terrifying slogan "SCOOP, EARN, PLAY" sounding a little too much like "ARBEIT MACHT FREI" for comfort.

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The promo kicks off on June 1, and runs for six weeks.

Zynga cuts a big deal with 7-Eleven to promote its Facebook games in stores [VentureBeat]

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So, like real Farmville, you'll never be able to finish the stuff and it tricks you into sharing with your friends until everyone has either gotten a headache and / or talks about how awesome such a clearly mediocre product is.

And don't forget to buy some everyday before and after work, or you'll never be awarded the special Diabetes Bracelet to show off to your friends.