Briefly: Best Superbowl Ads, Video Game Musicals, Cheap Soft Drink

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: the best commercials of the 2014 Superbowl, the history of NASA space food, where are all the video game musicals?

  • While ostensibly about sport, the North American Superbowl is watched by millions for its blockbuster ads and new movie trailers. Head over to Gizmodo for all the highlights, including trailers for the new series of 24, Amazing Spiderman 2, Transformers 4 and stacks of cool tech products.
  • "Why are there no video game musicals?", asks Kotaku editor Mark Serrels. The guy has a point. West Side Story is basically Street Fighter with jazz hands.
  • The best time to be a NASA astronaut was probably the early 1970s — funding was up, space catastrophes were down and the food menu briefly contained alcohol.
  • Woolworths is currently selling 24 cans of Solo, Schweppes, Sunkist and Pepsi (plus diet varieties) for just $10. This works out at 41 cents per can. Methinks it's time to indulge in our long-threatened Pepsi bath? [Via OzBargain]


    You know why the maserati ad was shot in the dark? Coz it's ugly. Maybe I'm shallow and don't get the ad, but why did they get a kid to read something so deep and unchild like. Low attention after 5 seconds. Wonder how well it worked on drunk Americans interested in football

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