chris-littlechild - October 20, 2016
Â Now, if you ask me, there are a couple things the world could really, really use. A magic little pill that cures hangovers, for instance. The closure of Kanyeâ€™s Twitter account, and a law against him ever making another. World peace would be pretty sweet too, but thatâ€™s a little much, so Iâ€™d settle for everyone stopping being such assholes to each other for a bit. Or all the tech that Back to the Future promised weâ€™d already have by now.Â
On the flipside, there are things that nobody, under any circumstances, ever needs or wants. Like another check-me-out-Iâ€™m-bare-assed-on-a-boat attention-seeking selfie from Bieber. Or a Candy Crush game show.
I canâ€™t promise that Bieber wonâ€™t get his scrawny ass out on Instagram again. I do, however, know that Candy Crush is definitely hitting a TV near us soon. For some damn reason.
You know how it can be with blockbuster games. They hit every motherfreaking format you can think of, from consoles to PC to fancy-ass Japanese toilets with LCD screens. Once theyâ€™re done with that, they head on over to another industry with a movie or something. Iâ€™ve never heard of one becoming a game show, but I guess thereâ€™s a first time for everything. Fans of the match three puzzling phenomenon will be happy, I guess.
â€œWe are huge fans of Candy Crush and, like so many others, we know the â€˜rushâ€™ of advancing to the next level of the game,â€ said president of CBS Entertainment, Glenn Geller. â€œWeâ€™re excited to work with Lionsgate and King to adapt one of the worldâ€™s most popular and entertaining game franchises for television and make it available to its massive, passionate fan base who can watch and play along at home.â€
So there you go. Consider yourselves warned. For that authentic touch, maybe contestants could be forced to pay lilâ€™ microtransactions before theyâ€™re given each of their prizes?