You sunk my expectations.
Hasbro, in an attempt to modernize some of their most popular board games, has deciding adding stupid electronic towers is the answer. Which, fun fact: it isn't. I'm not gonna lie Hasbro, your R&D department be strugglin'. MORE RESEARCH, LESS DUMBSHIT!
After "re-inventing" Monopoly with a 10-inch electronic tower, Hasbro is giving the classic game of Battleship a similar makeover -- infrared tower and all.
Just like Monopoly Live, the $50 Battleship Live uses an infrared light that cloaks the board to "see" what is going on. Players still use coordinates to sink their opponent's ships, but with a few new features. There are now spy planes that can fly around a track and "snoop" on your opponent's ships and to confirm your attack, you cover both of the "confirm" squares on the side of the board momentarily.
SPY PLANES!! What. the. f***. I don't remember any spy planes! What I do remember is moving my ships around so my opponent couldn't find them. Call me a cheater, electronic tower, I dare you! Remember how the Eye of Sauron fell at the end of Lord of the Rings? Well your ass is going in the garbage disposal with a fistful of forks. TING-A-LING, TATTLETALE, TING-A-LING!
Hit the jump for a couple more shots of the back-of-the-closet-space-taker-upper.
Thanks to Sharon, who plays Battleship the old fashioned way: with a dinghy full of depth-charges. LOLWUT?!