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Joystiq hands-on: 1 vs. 100 (Xbox Live Primetime)

Originally announced during E3 2008, the Xbox Live Primetime channel and its flagship "program," 1 vs. 100 are finally close to going, well ... live. Joystiq recently participated in a 1 vs. 100 Live episode, competing against players locally in San Francisco, as well as Los Angeles and Redmond, Washington. While they found the core of the game very similar to other video game "gameshows" (Buzz! Quiz TV for PS3 comes to mind), the live presentation -- including the opportunity to win Microsoft Points and XBLA games -- is undeniably engaging and ambitious.

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KionicWarlord2223060d ago

MY gosh i cat wait to see this.

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Bnet3433060d ago

I do not know how to play this game, and I never bothered watching it on TV so I hope they explain the rules in the game. I heard the game wil be free on the N4G article saying it will be, but I don't belive jacksh*t till' I see it with my own eyes. Also, if Omega4 is right about winning MS points, that's going to be sweet.

green3060d ago (Edited 3060d ago )

A question will never be repeated, mere secs to answer a question,free games,points,electronics or a zune!!!.....one word "wonderful".

@ Kigmal: Read the Kotaku preview.It's really goes in depth and tells you every single thing you need to know. http://kotaku.com/5242159/1...

edgeofblade3060d ago (Edited 3060d ago )

@Kigmal: Quick summary.

For every three-choice question the One gets right, he/she eliminates members of the 100 who got it wrong. Player scores for every one of the 100 eliminated.

The One has three "helps", Poll the Mob (see per-answer statistics), Trust the Mob (automatically choose the majority answer), or Ask the Mob (ask two of the 100, one who got it right and one who got it wrong).

The One can choose to quit the game and take winnings so far or risk it on the next question. If the One misses the question, the remaining members of the 100 split the accumulated score.

Check out this video of the sole million dollar winner on the TV version: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

BRG90003060d ago

The time allowed to answer questions had better be very short. In this age it's going to be super easy to have a laptop in front of you to google answers to these questions. If that's possible, with real prizes on the line EVERYONE is going to be doing it.

SixZeroFour3060d ago

actually the prizes are going to be from a random draw...each time you play a game (win or lose) you get one entry for the draw with a max of 500 entries...another way to enter is by mail, where you can mail info with postage stamp (one 3x5 mail per outer envelope) this mail counts as 50 entries

so whether you win or lose in the 1 vs 100 beta, you still enter for a chance at the prizes

as for the real game (if thats what you were talking about), if they are still doing prizes then, THAT a different issue and i would know what you are talking about

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Omega43060d ago

"including the opportunity to win Microsoft Points and XBLA games"

Now thats what im talking about

Grown Folks Talk3060d ago

that's NOT what you're talking about. Gotta love [email protected] who know what you like better than yourself.

Columbo3060d ago

"Now, back to those high stakes. While 1 vs. 100 is undeniably fun, addictive and even free-to-play, its most compelling aspect for many will be the real prizes handed out during each live show. The One and The MOB compete for a share of 10,000 ($125) per episode; technically, if you're extremely good, you could take it all. Also, everyone in The MOB is competing for a free copy of that week's selected XBLA game. It's awarded to the top three point scorers each round and anyone who makes it into the last 10 MOB members standing."

I like free stuff! :-)

Fleet Fox3060d ago

"Now, back to those high stakes. While 1 vs. 100 is undeniably fun, addictive and even free-to-play, its most compelling aspect for many will be the real prizes handed out during each live show. The One and The MOB compete for a share of 10,000 ($125) per episode; technically, if you're extremely good, you could take it all. Also, everyone in The MOB is competing for a free copy of that week's selected XBLA game. It's awarded to the top three point scorers each round and anyone who makes it into the last 10 MOB members standing."

Dude Microsoft is killin it!!!!

Seriously this sounds so sweet. I'm goin for the Microsft points.

Sky Zero3060d ago

It's like a real game show.

Knowing MSFT they will utilize this to its potential.

You can win prizes and it's fun lol.

-x.Red.x-3060d ago

While they found the core of the game very similar to other video game "gameshows" (Buzz! Quiz TV for PS3 comes to mind),

hmm....

either way have fun bots

DelbertGrady3060d ago

I wonder hoe hard it will be to win? If it's too hard I don't think people will bother, but if it's properly balanced it could be huge.

edgeofblade3060d ago

I expect people will win pocket change in points... but to increase your chances of being the Mob or the One, you have to play during extended play sessions. So, really, you spend a lot of time for relatively little monetary reward.

However, the real prize is enough to make things interesting and fun. You don't go on the show to change your life. You go to play a game and have fun. And in that regard, I look forward to it.

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