Thursday, February 11, 2010

If it plays ringtone-like Beyonce music, it's not Monopoly.

EDIT (3-7-10): apparently lost their image of the new monopoly, and replaced it with a fuzzy screencap of two guys. No idea how to explain this. The article is still there though. I'm hoping it gets fixed though. Trying to imagine how those two images could have been mixed up really boggles my mind.

Guys, this is kind of tragic. I just had to share this with you. I have a pot of hot chai tea calling my name, but I'm fending that desire off just so that I can freak out a little about this.

I clicked on Safari the other day, and my homepage (Yahoo!) pops up as usual. I see a curious link that reads "'Monopoly' Gets a Makeover, but Will Die-Hard Fans Buy It?" I click it. And this disgusting abomination meets my eyes:

What in the HELL. "...with debit cards and an ATM instead of paper money and a banker, clear plastic representations of the classic tokens (bye-bye, little boot!), and clips of popular songs (like Rihanna’s 'Umbrella,' Daniel Powter’s 'Bad Day,' and Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love') that play after certain actions." Excuse me, but if this game is playing Beyonce, it's not Monopoly anymore. Monopoly doesn't play music. It is a very simple game that is SQUARE and has pewter tokens and colorful greenbacks and...and...*bursts into tears*

It's also a game that I never, ever win. So I guess this doesn't affect me much, because I only try my luck semi-annually, if that. Hmph.

Well that was all. Time for tea.

1 comment:

  1. Monopoly is just an awful game. Awful. Can't name a worse game really. There are such better games. Of course I prefer the German style board games.