Monday, April 09, 2012

Justifiably Trivial

We were lucky enough to reach the grand old age of 30 again last week and among the presents presented us for surviving the 90s was a copy of Trivial Pursuit: Master Edition. Now, if you're like us then Trivial Pursuit progresses by quickly hoovering up the green, yellow, blue, pink and brown (now purple, presumably to avoid endless entertaining 'pink or brown' choices) wedges/cheeses/pizzas and then spending the rest of the game passing back and forth over the orange Pizzedge spot waiting for the odd chess question in between endless fucking cricket and soccerball questions. Well. NO LONGER!

The recent master edition now has a bunch of video game based questions meaning that a) It doesn't take quite so long to get that orange chedge slice b) Finally, all that video game knowledge is justified in the eyes of your immediate family as you beat Uncle "Knows it All" to the win all because of a Halo question.

Somewhat paradoxically it takes inclusion in Trivial Pursuit to make games more mainstream* now that knowing about them has been elevated to the same heady heights as knowing bullshit about who kicked some balls where back in 1969. 



* Yeah we know, we've already won but Leigh Alexander might struggle to fill her EDGE column if we didn't keep banging on about it.

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