Itâs what the worldâs been waiting for: a website that blends hip-hop and online chess. Set up by the Wu-Tang Clan, WuChess is here and itâs set to âtake the game of life to the next levelâ.
Membership costs $48 for a year and once youâre signed up you can play live chess with people from around the world. Another option is to âget your learn onâ on by tackling a virtual opponent. The formation of chess clans is encouraged, and youâll also be able to watch exhibition matches featuring Wu-Tang members and other stars.
So far, so âchessyâ â whereâs the hip-hop angle, you might ask? Apparently, members will be given access to MP3s and videos, which may or may not help you with your strategy.
Â If you want to know more, check out this video of Rakaa from Dilated Peoples explaining what WuChess is all about.
MusicRadar has to wonder where this will all end. A virtual whist drive hosted by Oasis? Online Backgammon with Coldplay? Led Zeppelinâs shove halfpenny? Nothing seems impossible any more.
By Ben Rogerson