We may be The Guys, but, even as guys, we’ll give the new Ghostbusters movie the fair shake it got from Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd … once our check clears in an amount commensurate to our worth compared to Murray and Aykroyd. (So, about a case of Ecto-Coolers.) Until we see the movie, we’ll hold off accusing Kristen Wiig of killing our childhood.
Or, we can refocus that ire at a company that’s actually trying to weaponize nostalgia: Pepsi. Not only does Pepsi plan to re-release everyone’s I Love the ’90s punchline, Crystal Pepsi, but they’re also launching a terrible Oregon Trail clone around it:
The goal of the video game, dubbed “The Crystal Pepsi Trail,” is to “collect as many 90s items along the trail as you can with your dawgs,” according to a developmental version of the game given to Ad Age.
Instead of hunting buffalo and doing your best to avoid dysentery, players of the remade game will seek out items of pop culture from yesteryear including pagers, bucket hats and Tamagotchi.
Yes, the opening shots on your childhood have been fired. Right now. It’s what’s happening right now. Right now. Riiiiiiight now. What are you waiting for?