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Play the Mac DeMarco video game Squish’Em

    As Consequence of Sound’s resident video game expert (which is to say, I use my Xbox the most — and for things not involving Netflix), I’ve spent quite a bit of time playing each of the music-centric games we’ve covered. That list includes the Kanye West RPG, The Thermals’ side-scroller Sword by My Side, Vivian Girls’ choose-your-own-adventure, and a Wavves game that’s like Paperboy on acid. Now, there’s a new adventure to distract me from my growing workload indulge in, one which was inspired by the Slack-Rock King himself, Mac DeMarco.

    Developed by Subbacultcha!, Squish’Em is a game with such complex mechanics and an in-depth storyline that it makes Dark Souls II look like Flappy Bird. Psych! Actually, players pick their cigarette of choice (Marlboro, Lucky Strike, or Viceroy) and get 15 seconds to smash and stub out as many bugs as they can. It’s a bit more of a challenge (I only got 5 points, and I beat Pokemon Y in under nine hours), but it’s definitely worth the inevitable haranguing from your boss. Play the game here.

    For a soundtrack, spin DeMarco’s new album Salad Days as you engage in a little bug-icide.

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