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Me vs 1 vs 100

What magic mojo do you need to make it onstage in Xbox Live's 1 vs. 100?

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I tried it once, but seeing as there are no real prizes as of this point I'm not too excited. I haven't noticed that problem, but as I said I haven't played it much as is.

I might join in if it's free to Gold Members, otherwise just another something that will have to wait until I'm employed.

Wooh, they are some big issues that need sorted. I might take a pop at this game if these bugs get fixed.

Magic Mojo is everywhere, you ust don't know it.

Its only beta right now so its pretty dumb.

When does this get a Europe release (if it's not out just now).
I'm looking forward to this because it looks quite good and I finally get use out of my avatar :D

Lvl 64 Klutz:
I might join in if it's free to Gold Members, otherwise just another something that will have to wait until I'm employed.

It costs money to play it? A virtual gameshow? Well, that's it, i lost all (non-existant) interest in this game.

I actually just tried that game last night at a friend's insistence, and I must admit I liked it. It was fun answering questions, but that might have been mostly because I was discussing them with my friend I was playing with.

I was asking him about the "one" part and how the game is supposed to work, but he didn't know. I don't really care either, it was just fun. Had some good questions, too.

But I suppose I could get bored with it quickly if it really is unfair/broken and there's no possibility for advancement.

It IS a beta.

Is it free to play? If so I may try it.

Well, good luck. Random selections hate me.

And plus, I'm not that good at trivia questions. Unless it's about The Big Lobowski quotes. Then you can count me the heck in.

MasterSqueak:
It IS a beta.

Is it free to play? If so I may try it.

Free for Gold members, yes. There's also a promotion that lets Silver members play this weekend, too. So everyone can give it a shot.

As a few folks have pointed out, there are no prizes given out in the beta, so it's just for fun and practice. And maybe some bragging rights.

Ok So everyone knows, I'm the guy that missed the parachute question. But I am not entirely to blame for this. I had friends over while playing and one of them was on my computer looking for the Loneley Island mp3s I have. I turned away from the screen when the question was asked and was looking at my comp when my buddy yelled "x crash helmet!". NOt seeing the question I hit x, only too look up in time to see the question I believe it was along the lines of "What slows your fall when you jump out of an airplane?" regardless crash helmet was not the answer.

Worst part it was the first question I had missed all night.
SO don't blame me, blame my friend.

Oh and my friends all got a great laugh out of it especially when Chris made his quip about missing the question.

If you get on let us know!

But I doubt I'll ever try this, not my thing, and if the real thing requires to pay for it, then no way.

Hum de dum... I love game shows and random trivia. Especially the bragging rights it gives when playing and beating friends.

I take pride in my knowledge =)

HOWEVER, my fear is that there will be obscure political questions, like: "who was the secretary of defence in the JFK administration?" I don't know that on the top of my head.

And another thing, is there a time limit? Like an actual limit where you cannot answer anymore? I haven't seen the show, but that would be reasonable to keep people from Googling the answers.

weirdly, this is the first thing I've heard to convince me to renew my gold membership. Nothing has appealed to me until now. Hope to see you there!

Chapper:
Hum de dum... I love game shows and random trivia. Especially the bragging rights it gives when playing and beating friends.

I take pride in my knowledge =)

HOWEVER, my fear is that there will be obscure political questions, like: "who was the secretary of defence in the JFK administration?" I don't know that on the top of my head.

And another thing, is there a time limit? Like an actual limit where you cannot answer anymore? I haven't seen the show, but that would be reasonable to keep people from Googling the answers.

Yep, there are only a few seconds to answer each question. No WAY you could look up the answers. I have heard that people have seen repeat questions, but I have yet to see any.

As for the questions, there are certainly some obscure ones, but in the Live games, especially, they're pretty pop culture oriented. Or at least stuff you probably should know, whether you do or not.

It's really a very good mix of questions. Well, except for all the soccer ones. I mean seriously, what the hell? (Yes, soccer is big all over the world, but not in North America, which is where the beta is being tested.)

Susan Arendt:
-SNIP-

Yeah, I get that. I wouldn't mind any soccer related questions, but I'm a European, so I know this stuff. Totally different story if I was suddenly faced with questions about American football. I'm not even sure what Super Bowl is.. Only that it's extremely important for any father figure in American sitcoms.

If they manage to make the overall questions, how should I put it, answerable for the entire world, or rather make the answerability (wow, making new words here...) as realistic as possible, I think this might be something I'd definitely will be interested in. Just have buy some better internetz connection.... My Live suxxorz -__-'

I will give it a shot but i'm not good answering questions quickly under pressure

Quiz shows stump my brains becuase they all end up being very obscure questions.....

I dont like modenr pop culture questions. Someone mentioned The Big Lowbowsky or whatever its called. Everyone seems to know what this is but me.

On the other hand, i can do well on some obscure things. Not many people have actualy read DOn Quixote even if everyone knows about the character.

If we join you in a session and get picked as The One, do we have to worry about you coming to our house in the night while we sleep?

Just a note about the questions, like the ones you mentioned in the italic section, they seem incredibly easy, or incredibly hard. now I say hard not because you'd have to have a PHD to know them but because they're either random or tricky. one was about a type of glass, the question was, "what it Plyrex(I'm making that up, but it was similar to that)?", not real context clues, and unless you've had experience with glass you probably weren't going to get that, I believe it got 40-50 members of the mob out.

some were just mind tricks, like, whats the 24 letter of the alphabet? it's "X" but the correct button was "A" so almost 3/4 of the mob got out because the designers didn't see fit to allow you to change your answer, which happens to be another problem.

not only that, I have a children's account so I can't win anything, although I do feel superior when I continuously beet the people they paired me with.

Muphin_Mann:
I dont like modenr pop culture questions. Someone mentioned The Big Lowbowsky or whatever its called. Everyone seems to know what this is but me.

On the other hand, i can do well on some obscure things. Not many people have actualy read DOn Quixote even if everyone knows about the character.

The Big Lebowski is a cult classic type movie. It really is a funny movie (IMO) and I love it, but I really can't see everyone loving it.

I look at it like The Princess Bride, probably my favorite movie. Some people just don't get that it is a comedy (mostly) and take it too seriously and don't like it. You have to watch the movie in a casual relaxed manner to really appreciate it.

The reason he says he is a quote master is because it is full of little one-liners that stuck with the fan base. "That rug really tied the room together did it not?" "Well that's just, like, your opinion man." "8-year-olds-dude."

The beta isn't out in Europe so I can't play but when it comes, I will be trying it out for sure. Hope they fix those bugs.

I hate that it's only on at night. I work 3rd shift, so I'm always asleep or at work when it's on. They need to have it at different times.

bioVOLTAGE:
I hate that it's only on at night. I work 3rd shift, so I'm always asleep or at work when it's on. They need to have it at different times.

You're right. They do have some Extended Play sessions earlier in the day on weekends (or at least did this past weekend), but by and large, it's all at night, which is unfair to a lot of people.

If it does end up being random selection for The One and The Mob, I may get round to buying an Xbox 360. I love trivia stuff.

I may even play in my jammies as you suggested, Susan.

So.. you were excited that selection from the crowd is supposed to be non-random, but disappointed when you found out that non-random means that it's not.. uh.. random?

Kwil:
So.. you were excited that selection from the crowd is supposed to be non-random, but disappointed when you found out that non-random means that it's not.. uh.. random?

It's still supposed to be random, you're simply supposed to be able to increase your chances of getting chosen -- sort of like buying two lottery tickets instead of just one. The guy who only has one can still win, you just have a better chance than he does.

What appears to be happening, though, is that the same people are getting picked time and time again -- reusing their tickets, to continue the metaphor.

I made it into the Mob during the first weekend of the beta, but I haven't been chosen in any of the Live shows since. My accuracy is around yours, which does give me pause to wonder about the whole 'play more, increase your chances' spiel. Have you actually run into many competent players, Susan, or have you (like me) found most sessions a game show equivalent of the Street Figher IV 'oh look -- Ken again' phenomenon?

Oddly enough, I have yet to miss any soccer trivia (this whole Confederations Cup thing has me really excited), but I struggle with almost any question which contains '2009' in its text. I can usually eliminate one answer via common sense, though.

What I want to know is what magic mojo got Susan into the Jeopardy! contestant pool. I have tried several times over with no success, even when they have the gall to toss ballet, opera, and architecture questions at me in one session!

nimrandir:

What I want to know is what magic mojo got Susan into the Jeopardy! contestant pool. I have tried several times over with no success, even when they have the gall to toss ballet, opera, and architecture questions at me in one session!

That was just straight up performance...and luck. You had to be lucky enough to be selected to take the quiz, but once you did, it was simply a matter of how well you scored. Above a certain number, and you were in. You did a mock game, they took your picture, and told you, in essence, to wait for the call. You stay in the pool for a year, then have to try and make it in again.

As a follow-up to the article, did you manage to get selected during tonight's show? I made the Mob for a second time, but I had the ill fortune to get chosen on the round the girl ran the table.

I did, however, know that Benjamin Franklin did not invent lightning. Oh, how the Vulcans would be laughing at us -- if, you know, they laughed.

I like to play the odd game now and then.
My 'tag is "THE REAPER MECH", if anyone ever wants to pair up

nimrandir:
As a follow-up to the article, did you manage to get selected during tonight's show? I made the Mob for a second time, but I had the ill fortune to get chosen on the round the girl ran the table.

I did, however, know that Benjamin Franklin did not invent lightning. Oh, how the Vulcans would be laughing at us -- if, you know, they laughed.

After I saw there had been an update to the beta, I had hopes that I might get chose and I did -- twice. The first time, The One got disconnected on the first question. The second time, some kind of "bug" happened and they had to pick an entirely new One and Mob, so I didn't get to do anything at all.

I'm starting to think I'm cursed.

Susan Arendt:
I didn't get to do anything at all.

I'm starting to think I'm cursed.

Contact the creators and tell them you're a games journalist, maybe they'll give you priority.

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