May 6, 2009

1 v.s 100 Coming to Xbox Live

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit down and play the 1 v.s 100 Beta with several members of the Xbox Community, as well as some media members. 1 v.s 100 is a television game show that is broadcasted in many formats across the world, with the U.S format being hosted by actor and comedian Bob Saget.

Most people probably thought this game was going to be something you downloaded and played against other players whenever you loaded up the game. 1 v.s 100 brings something new to Xbox Live in being regular scheduled LIVE game show on Friday and Saturday evenings where you can play as the One, the Mob or participate as a member of the studio audience. That's right, even if you don't get selected into the main show you can still answer the questions and earn credits to increase your chances of becoming the One or a member of the Mob.

What's a game show without prizes? 1 v.s 100 Live has some excellent prizes available with the One being able to win up to 10,000 Microsoft points which will definitely allow you to download all the arcade games, movies and TV shows on your list to get. Mob members can take home Arcade games if they attain highscores and if they outlast other members of the Mob.

1 v.s 100 is not just limited to the Friday and Saturday night LIVE programming, but also features 1 v.s 100 Extended Play. Extended Play is a lighter version of the game that you can play any night of the week which will help you hone your trivia skills for the big show later in the week. Prizes are also available to be won in Extended Play Sweepstakes by correctly answering questions, and the more questions you answer the more chances you have to win. (Extended Play Sweepstakes are still in the works so details may change, and more information will be released as it is developed).

At the event we participated in the Live version of the game, and got to see Chris Cashman behind the scenes as he worked the show Live from Richmond, Washington. The guy does have some great comedic talents and will definitely keep his audience entertained while the show is on the air. I was a bit negative in thinking that the Live version of the game wouldn't work that well, but seeing it in action changed my mind pretty quickly. One perk for gamers is the ability to be able to phone into the show, or even e-mail some shout outs to friends and have the host read off your e-mails or talk to you live on the phone. 1 v.s 100 is truly an interactive experience that will change Friday and Saturday nights on Xbox Live.

The game is a lot of fun to play, keeps you entertained and will definitely be a hit title in my opinion. If you're still not sure if this is something you will like, then you have to try the beta which starts this Friday, May 8th. To participate in the beta you have to have a Xbox Live Gold account.

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