Followers of Ocho Cinco on the Twitters know how much he plays Call of Duty. If it’s not Call of Duty for some, it’s World of Warcraft for others. You may mock online gamers but maybe it’s best to leave them to their own devices. Warning: Language NSFW.
Board Games Archives
It’s official this time. Hollywood really is out of ideas. Will Smith’s kid is starring in a remake of the Karate Kid and now Ridley Scott is directing a movie based on Monopoly. Yes, we’re talking about the board game.
Ridley Scott is officially attached to direct the Hasbro-Universal collaboration, with an eye toward giving it a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic “Blade Runner.” Screenwriter Pamela Pettler (“Corpse Bride,” “Monster House”) will shape a narrative out of the iconic real estate game.
This has to be a joke. What story could come out of this board game that would be worth watching for two hours? Now if we’re talking about The Revenge of Uno: Draw Two, I would be interested. Very interested. Apparently the Wild Card scene is amazing. Joe Penny takes over that scene and makes it his. We’re talking borderline NC-17 material shot Zapruder-style. The England Dan and John Ford Coley soundtrack is the shit.
If Hollywood is going to start using board games for inspiration, why not go with Hungry Hungry Hippos? One could go with CGI hippos but why not use real people? Why not use hungry hungry humans like Zack Randolph and Eddy Curry? Add former NBA legends like Charles Barkley, John “Hot Plate” Williams and Oliver Miller and boom. NBA crossover potential. Make it futuristic like Blade Runner or The Running Man. A cross between the board game and Tron. Who cares? It doesn’t matter what it’s about as long as they’re fighting over food for our entertainment.
Fergie’s finally assembled the greatest team in board game history. Watch his young guns go at it as Carlos Tevez and Anderson show you how it’s done. I’m pretty sure a chimp could take them both at the same time.
I can’t wait for Dimitar Berbatov to take on all comers with his collar popped like Cantona and a cigarette hanging out of his mouth.
What do you get when you put a bunch of dorky, seemingly damn near autistic people in a room for 48 hours? No, not the next weapon of mass destruction, you get HARD CORE SCRABBLE!
Thats right, 75 scrabble players gathered last weekend at a Holiday Inn in Bloomington, Minnesota for a 48-hour Scrabble tournament for cash and national ranking. The winners in the three divisional matchups each received $500 and all of the tournament results will affect the player’s national rankings for the Scrabble national championships in Orlando, Florida which has a $25,000 prize.
It does amaze me that a game like Scrabble which involves a great deal of thinking and strategy has a national championship with less prize money than, say, Beer Pong. That tells you where our priorities as a nation are these days…not that I am unhappy with this. Hooray beer!!