1,000 vs. you

The Toronto Sun writes:

"Players can go up against any number of opponents in the online version of the TV show 1 vs. 100 -- and it has a live host!

Apparently video games are becoming the new must-see TV.

For the next couple weekends, thousands of Canadians will sit down in front of their televisions at precisely 10 p.m. ET on Friday and 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. But instead of flicking on the cable box and falling asleep to Numb3rs or losing brain cells to Entertainment Tonight Canada, they'll be playing an online game show.

In an intriguing melding of video games with so-called appointment TV, Microsoft has launched an online version of the Bob Saget-hosted NBC game show 1 vs. 100 for the Xbox 360. The game is undergoing its first "beta" trial run here in Canada before its full debut later this year in North America and parts of Europe.

Like its TV sibling, 1 vs. 100 pits a single contestant ("the One") against 100 opponents ("the Mob") in a series of multiple choice trivia questions that escalate in difficulty. The more members of the Mob that the One can eliminate before bowing out or being knocked out himself, the bigger the prize."

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