Jimmy Buffett will melt away winter 2012 with Margaritaville Online

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Margaritaville OnlineWhat better time to munch on a virtual cheeseburger in paradise than in the dead of winter? THQ announced that Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Online will launch this coming January for Facebook, iPhone and iPad. The game has also entered a closed beta on Facebook, cutely named the Buffett Beta Club. Players can sign up for a chance to enter Buffett's world before the rest of us and sip on digital margaritas.

Membership of the Buffett Beta Club is limited, but if you "Like" the game's Facebook fan page, you can keep an ear to the sand for when THQ opens the game up to more players. (Actually, don't do that--sand is icky, and it gets everywhere.) This is chance for the real Buffett fans to give their feedback on the game, but more importantly, score "premium rewards, achievements and badges, along with a special treasure chest at the game's official launch," according to a release.
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The Parrothead-in-charge recently revealed details regarding his personal involvement in the Exploding Barrel Games-developed Facebook game. "I'll sneak in," Buffett told CNN. "I already have my pseudonyms picked out, because I know they'll track me quick." The songwriter is also looking to tie Margaritaville Online to his existing chain of restaurants and hotels. That sounds exciting and all, but really guys, how could you pass up "MargaritaVille"? It was right there, ripe for the taking.

Are you excited for Margaritaville Online? Excited enough to sign up for the Buffett Beta Club? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.
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