According to Pitchfork (and also the fact that I just played it), Weezer have released a new browser-based side-scrolling shooter called “The End of the Game” Game, promoting their single of the same name.
It's got kind of a Contra vibe. You choose your favorite member of the band and then run off to battle a huge alien with a laser gun. Players can get extra lives by picking up items that reference Weezer songs...can of pork and beans, jar of surf wax, etc. The soundtrack is pretty much just "The End of the Game" on repeat, but the visuals are full of fun nods to the band's history. The action takes you past a Hella Mega Tour poster, a photo of the band with the Muppets, a giant Hurley, and tons iconic images from Weezer videos and albums covers.
Try it out HERE.
Weezer's new album, Van Weezer, is out May 15th.