Monopoly: Here & Now Worldwide Edition
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Guildford, UK – April 23, 2008 – The Casual Entertainment Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today released additional details on MONOPOLY (working title), the first Hasbro-branded video game set to launch on next-generation consoles including Wii™ and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system. MONOPOLY will also be appearing on the PLAYSTATION®2 computer entertainment system as well as mobile phones and™. The multiplatform video game is inspired by Hasbro’s highly anticipated MONOPOLY HERE & NOW: The World Edition board game. Currently, the MONOPOLY video games are set to release this year simultaneously with the global launch of the new board game.

The MONOPOLY video games promise a fresh take on the timeless classic with accessible gameplay for players of all ages and skill levels. The all-new digital gaming edition brings a party twist and features 4-player simultaneous play, ensuring that everyone is engaged and allowing the whole family to get involved in the fun and play together. Faster gameplay eliminates downtime freeing up players to wheel and deal their way through some of the most recognizable cities and landmarks from around the world. Families can fill up their passports as they try to unlock new and never-before-seen game boards or challenge each other to fun interactive mini-games like breaking out of the jail cell and running away with all the loot. Play in offline single or multi-player mode and compete to own it all and win!

“EA is taking MONOPOLY’S core gameplay and bringing it to life in a way never before imagined,” said Chip Lange, Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Casual Label. “With this dynamic take on Hasbro’s classic board game, we’ve accelerated the pace of play, added new interactive mini-game sequences and integrated multi-player moments designed to make MONOPOLY a non-stop party for the whole family.”

“It promises to be a very exciting fall for MONOPOLY fans worldwide,” said Mark Blecher, General Manager of Digital Media and Gaming at Hasbro. “EA has done a tremendous job of re-imagining the world’s most popular board game by remaining true to the traditional gameplay that millions of consumers have come to love while also creating new digital twists that can only be achieved in an interactive world. Rolling the dice and passing go will never be the same.”
Editor's Note:  Full game??? Arcade game??? This isn't clear yet but surely they can't sell it as a retail game. Who knows? Have a screen and you be the judge.


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Comment #1 by smkncrk
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 05:48:53 PM
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sure excited to see what the achievements are

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Comment #2 by MrXtr3me
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 05:51:08 PM
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i was interested, then i saw the letters 'EA'...

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Comment #3 by Simo13
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 05:52:01 PM
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im actually excited about this, always liked monopoly so should be good.
i think itll be better as an arcade game but will probably be a big file and cost the same as xbox origonal.
theyre going to milk this for all its worth.

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Comment #4 by Maj0r SlicKs
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 05:53:33 PM
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at last bin waiting for this. : )

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Comment #5 by Tron
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 05:54:22 PM
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im honestly super excited.. i bet it'll be an arcade though.

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Comment #6 by g2thecore
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 05:54:35 PM
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EA does make some quality games sometimes guys.....Not everything they make is bad. Have some faith. I think this will be good. How can you possibly mess up a Monopoly game?

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Comment #7 by ShaunMichael80
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 05:55:21 PM
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Comment #8 by BLK DEM0N
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 05:59:00 PM
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i hate EA but i like monopoly...EA ruin everything...

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Comment #9 by tmthomsen
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:00:30 PM
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"How can you possibly mess up a Monopoly game?"
Game money and dices sold seperately.

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Comment #10 by killthemall4444
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:05:25 PM
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I would have been willing to say pay 5 or so bucks to get Monopoly as a LIVE arcade game. Kinda like Uno. But as a full retail release this is gonna cost 30 bucks minimum so pass...

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Comment #11 by Kotaro-Fuma
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:05:49 PM
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I wonder if you can be nice to the banker and he'll slip you a few hundred...

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Comment #12 by Godge
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:07:29 PM
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Wow, this is going to be great! I've always been a fan of Monopoly games, but nobody would play with me because they take so long.

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Comment #13 by Lord of Orion
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:10:18 PM
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The key thing is going to be the price point ... how much are they going to gouge us for this!

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Comment #14 by Orbitron
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:17:43 PM
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I'm actually excited for this game. I hope the achievements aren't hard as hell though.

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Comment #15 by Randomnutta
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:21:52 PM
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woot woot

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Comment #16 by Lord of Fate
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:28:32 PM
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Been waiting for something like this. Hope it's XBLA though not retail.

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Comment #17 by dumbestgenius
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:28:35 PM
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i just checked the monopoly website and it says that the monopoly here and now: world edition board game is being released sometime in august...
so i figure this'll be released sometime in august or september?
this could actually be a full game, because I mean, look at Lights, Camera, Action!
that game was from a board game too, right?
so you never know

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Comment #18 by luke7nukem
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:37:10 PM
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when i see "EA" i wait for reviews

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Comment #19 by iskoot
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 06:44:11 PM
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I'm pretty sure that I saw this was going to be arcade. I could be wrong, but I don't think I am.

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Comment #20 by Genseric
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:05:15 PM
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what do i say...its monopolo

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Comment #21 by Hoebagger
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:14:04 PM
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This is actually really exciting.

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Comment #22 by matthewaburns
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:15:01 PM
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Awesome, hope they dont screw it up.

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Comment #23 by domn8rdom
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:24:47 PM
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as long its an arcade it would be cool

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Comment #24 by Axe Argonian
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:25:05 PM
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Piece of crap. Coming to a bargain bin near you!

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Comment #25 by Vince
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:26:53 PM
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this is gonna be very interestin i hope its like the old school game

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Comment #26 by steelefan15
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:28:08 PM
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whats with "Cyan 1" and Cyan 2"? no names?

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Comment #27 by VampireViking
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:30:02 PM
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looks fun

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Comment #28 by chiefgonebad
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:39:49 PM
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yay monopoly!boo ea!

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Comment #29 by kiwi18
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:42:24 PM
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Looks sweet at hell. Can't wait!

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Comment #30 by Janca5
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:51:11 PM
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hey, as long as its as cheap as the board game

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Comment #31 by DanAmlwch
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 07:51:15 PM
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"whats with "Cyan 1" and Cyan 2"? no names?"

It said it was a working title and maybe they dnt want to give away the destinations (not sure, yet to read the website).

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Comment #32 by borandi
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 08:01:15 PM
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It'll be OK as long as it has short loading screens etc. Can never be sure with EA - they fixed The Godfather, they stood up for Mass Effect, but they still produce bilge and putrid bong water for games.

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Comment #33 by RiteNowRiteNow
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 08:03:05 PM
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Im imagining this to be a retail title. It looks a little involved to be XBLA.

The wife and kids love Monopoly, so chances are it'll get added to the library.

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Comment #34 by Ruthless
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 08:09:38 PM
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Im getting it but ike everyone else i hate EA

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Comment #35 by Greg0fTheDead
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 08:18:41 PM
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monopoly!! I havent got an XBLA game in months but im buying this for sure

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Comment #36 by Chibi the Balla
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 08:23:23 PM
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I remember playing Monopoly years ago...ah the days of landing on Cyan 3 with a hotel on it.

Is it possible you'll be able to create your own version? Maybe "Cyan 3" is just the default name and you can rename it whatever you want.

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Comment #37 by quidyg
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 08:24:12 PM
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i dont get arcade games often but i am definetley getting this

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Comment #38 by Sabre Kane
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 08:33:59 PM
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Comment #39 by Heels rule
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 08:34:21 PM
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Can't wait...Hope its XBLA download.

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Comment #40 by Fishy2606
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 08:37:58 PM
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Hopefully i'll be XBLA. if it is retail, hopefully you can customize the board and themes etc, such as Star Wars Monopoly, or Simpsons monopoly etc, like all the ones you can buy it the shops. Complete waste of time really, but might be quite cool!

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Comment #41 by zyxomma100
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 09:05:17 PM
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If it's XBLA, I'll only buy it if it's $5. Unless it's a much more full featured game with complete customization, including colors, names, graphics (a la Forza livery editor), in which case I can see paying up to $30 for a full 1000 point title. Of course, you'd need full XBL support for these custom boards, as well as good options for rule changes, etc.

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Comment #42 by Dildar
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 09:05:49 PM
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Comment #43 by IceWarm
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 09:17:55 PM
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Hopefully you can play with custom rules.

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Comment #44 by hansen578
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 09:21:37 PM
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XBLA hopefully then i wuld buy it for 2000 points or under just dont be a retail game please!!

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Comment #45 by Hadreck
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 09:24:03 PM
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Yeeeess ive been w8ing for this a loong time.

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Comment #46 by xxXI Dave IXxx
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 09:24:18 PM
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About damn time, hope this will start a trend. Wheres scrabble,SORRY,clue etc...............

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Comment #47 by Rugger X
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 09:32:14 PM
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Player 3 is totally kicking ass!

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Comment #48 by Bzook
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 09:32:38 PM
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Im thinking its gotta be a full retail game, since its coming out for multiple platforms, most of which dont offer DLC (ps2). so its got to be a full retail. but maybe it'll have a decent price point? Then again, tetris came out as a full retail game also, and sold for more then a platinum hit. I passed on that one, and if this one is in the same line, ill pass on it as well.

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Comment #49 by technique420
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 09:54:18 PM
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this can't be a full game. its to small..DLC.i hope it has a decent online mode

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Comment #50 by PalmettoPanda
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 09:57:34 PM
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Oh Hell Yes

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Comment #51 by narcolepticshee
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 10:05:04 PM
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Looks pretty sick!


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Comment #52 by greatREDvinny
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 10:06:08 PM
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I think it'll be a retail game. It seems like they're trying to make the video game the equivalent to the board game (including price) and I bet the new board game will be around 30-40 dollars. Its probably going to come in a fancy case.

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Comment #53 by EL1TExWARRIOR
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 10:15:30 PM
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Nice, this looks like a pretty fun game. I played the first one on my original Xbox and it was AWESOME. Honestly, this looks like a retail game to me and I wonder how they are going to make the achievement list?

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Comment #54 by Bitis1078
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 10:17:09 PM
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My guess is that it will be a retail considering that Wii and PS2 are getting it also, and it is stated as a multi-console release. Pretty sure it will be a retail title. It is surely a must have when it arrives! Hope it has live capability though for 4 players :P

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Comment #55 by reaper9292
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 10:28:16 PM
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Sucks if its retail cause we all know EA will put it out there for 60. I will totally get if its XBLA

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Comment #56 by easybot
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 10:57:50 PM
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I'd get it if I were able to play ONLINE... but since its just offline...

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Comment #57 by INSANEKID13
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 11:23:28 PM
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nice i have been waiting for something like this to come out

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Comment #58 by XxM4RKSM4NxX
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 12:09:14 AM
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I hate EA, but I might look into it if the achievements are easy.

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Comment #59 by rsxdelerium
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 12:10:19 AM
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At least the achievements won't require any boosting or anything. If it's 400ms I'll get it but no more.

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Comment #60 by spiderlillyx187
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 01:21:56 AM
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unfortunately it looks like retail i think.
on xbla geting online multiplayer games wouldnt be too hard buti doubt that many ppl are gonna buy it retail and be online wanting a game at the same time. too many other gmes out now.

i think hasbr will shoot emselves in the foot with a retail release as few ppl are gonna buy dl content.

as an xbla game heaps will buy it and play rgularly and buy dl content.

still waiting for talisman tho.
and risk on xbla!

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Comment #61 by punkneverdies94
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 01:45:00 AM
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sounds sick!

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Comment #62 by neIIy99
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 04:17:56 AM
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it could be either but my money is on it being a retail game. an arcade version might get a longer xboxlive audience though. and Risk would be sweet i second that motion

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Comment #63 by Fa11en An9el
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 04:58:06 AM
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I read somewhere that a film was being planned of Monopoly, how that works I don't know, could be a tie in for it if it's true.

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Comment #64 by odysseus123
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 06:18:07 AM
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This is going to be a must have for whenever it comes out. It's probably going to take a couple of all-nighters to beat this baby.

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Comment #65 by Asholay
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 07:36:38 AM
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Meh - should be a laugh for the achievements.... I mean what on earth could they be?

Own every property on one side/two sides of the board
Earn over x amount in one game
Have a hotel on all your properties
Go round the board without landing on any property

Or maybe
Win 10 online games
Win 100 online games
Win 1,000 online games
Win 10,000 online games
Play this game for 1,000 hours

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Comment #66 by DNBJerk
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 07:37:06 AM
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I kind of hate the board game only because it takes so long to play with friends. But this could be fun on a single player, even with friends online.

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Comment #67 by McBride96
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 07:38:22 AM
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Sounds good if it were an arcade game!

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Comment #68 by bdg7884
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 08:13:47 AM
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This game should be fun! Retail or Arcade it should be fun times with family and friends.

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Comment #69 by greenhell
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 08:45:14 AM
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Remember folks, the Xbox had a full retail release of Monopoly Party.

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Comment #70 by strikingstriker
Saturday, April 26, 2008 @ 09:19:47 PM
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looks good to me if it was arcade

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Comment #71 by tnargus
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 07:40:59 AM
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Hope it's an Arcade, but with 1000 gamerscore sounds like a retail.

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Comment #72 by Bilbong0420
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 11:35:19 PM
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I am stuck on it i Play all the time, but guess what its getting old and boring

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