Perhaps massively multiplayer city-building/tycoonery is going to become the next big sub-genre – the natural future of all those management games that quietly earn a lot of money from non-traditional gamers. We’ve got Cities XL incoming in a few weeks, for better or worse, and now toymakers Hasbro are taking a crack at something very vaguely similar with Monopoly City Streets. Clever bit: it’s based around Google Maps, it’s designed to be one giant game that runs until the end of Janaury 2010, and in theory every single street in the world can be purchased. It’s the World’s Biggest Game Of Monopoly, apparently. Hah. It’s not as big as the game of Monopoly I’ve just thought of.
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