Kuju Entertainment is developing Buzz! The Sports Quiz for PlayStation 2. The game will follow the hugely popular Buzz! The Music Quiz and Buzz! The Big Quiz, and will be published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
Buzz! The Sports Quiz will feature a wide selection of brand new rounds as well as the most popular rounds from the previous games. With questions suitable for both hardcore sports fans and a more mainstream audience, crazy outsized props (like a giant treadmill for the contestants to run on while answering) and lots of fun new ways to answer questions, the game will have something for everyone.
Along with titles like EyeToy and SingStar, Sony's Buzz! line of quiz games for the PlayStation 2 have been part of a concerted effort on the part of the electronics giant to court a more mainstream audience with its gaming console. However, one company already well established in serving that sector's trivia needs thinks Sony's family friendly is a little too familiar.
Carlsbad, California-based Buzztime Entertainment has filed suit against Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in the Southern District of California, alleging that the Buzz! line of games and the "It's time to get buzzing" tagline violate several of its own trademarks.
The boss of Buzz! developer Relentless Software says he's flattered by the controller accompanying Microsoft's Scene It? Xbox 360 quiz game, which bears a remarkable resemblance to Buzz!'s own big-button peripheral.