Microsoft details 1 vs 100 replacement, Full House Poker

Wednesday, 12th January 2011 18:01 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


During CES, Microsoft details its plans for Full House Poker, its XBL Texas Hold Em’ tournament which replaces 1 vs 100.

Speaking with Kotaku, Microsoft said 1 vs 100, which was pulled due to an “apparent lack of advertising support”, allowed the firm to test its infrastructure for the new “one versus many experience.”

With Full House Poker, XBL players will go up against as many as 30 competitors which will be both console-controlled avatars and real players in Texas Hold ‘Em and Texas Heat gaming.

Tournament mode players will play their hand at tables with ten opponents during live events through a season, with winners will moving up the table and losers moving down. The winner of the top table will be the tournament winner.

There are all sorts of things players can win in the game, like the Avatar t-shirt of a bested professional player, chip tricks, customizable tables, chairs and decks, winnable titles, and in-game avatar duds.

More than 150 rewards will be made available to unlock, as well as experience points.

The game includes Windows Phone 7 integration, and a virtual ATM to dish out more free chips.

Full House Poker is expected to launch in the spring.



  1. Michael O’Connor

    I have a friend who is going to lap this one up like crazy.

    Sounds fun, if a tad dull.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 I have a couple friends who will too. As if they don’t play Texas Hold ‘Em enough online and at casinos already.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Michael O’Connor

    @2 Oooooh, does Steph have a gambling problem?!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Whilst I’d prefer 1 v 100, this should be fun.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 GOD NO!! I bet on the odd horse race here and there but only when I am at the track. Otherwise, I honestly despise gambling. For good reason, and one that has nothing to do with any vice I have or have ever had.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    I love a bit of Texas Hold ‘Em. by “Console controlled avatars” do you mean bots? I don’t get the point in the bots if they are.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    omg this is gunna be amazing

    #7 4 years ago

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