Category Archives: Quiz
Tue, Jul 14, 2009 | 16:39 BST
Buzz producer Dan Croucher has told Develop attendee that player have contributed over 218,750 quizzes containing over 1.7 million questions to the game.
He said that the content could fill 350 standard-sized Buzz games on disc.
Croucher also believe that the recent Michael Jackson themed content appearing on the MyBuzz website proves that UGC is invaluable when creating personalized experiences. Thus, the company plans to release a smaller version Buzz on PlayStation Home this week, which will stream player-created questions from the website for PSN users.
More over on GI.biz.
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 | 13:51 BST
Microsoft’s just confirmed via Twitter that the first British 1 vs 100 show will take place tonight at 7.30pm BST.
We’re getting reader reports that the game’s downloading to dashboards as we type, and you now apparently have the option to set a reminder for tonight’s launch.
Mon, Jul 06, 2009 | 12:38 BST
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 | 16:01 BST
Those who are not members of the special club that is the Xbox Live Gold Membership will get a taste of what it’s like in the big leagues this weekend with 1 vs 100 being free for all.
Silver folks will be able to play the video game trivia show that pits players against each other in a game-show setting.
You win real prizes too. Last week a car was given away.
Try it out.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 22:54 BST
Sony has issued a list of all the first party titles it will be showing at E3.
It’s pretty massive, and here it is:
- BUZZ! Quiz World
- God of War III
- Heavy Rain
- ModNation Racers
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time
- Singstar Queen
- UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves
- White Knight Chronicles
- BUZZ! Quiz World
- Gran Turismo
- Hot Shots Tennis
- Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier
- Motorstorm: Arctic Edge
- PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe
- Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake
- SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3
- Gravity Crash
- Hustle Kings
- Fat Princess
- PAIN Museum
- PixelJunk Shooter
- Trash Panic
- Wipeout HD Fury
Press release is after the break.
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 18:57 BST
Buzz! is set to hit Home for both the UK and the US, and Sony is so excited, it’s posted a virtual tour of the space.
Users can meet up with other trivia fans in the lobby area or take part in a 64-player trivia showdown complete with leaderboards. To win your round, you have to run around the area on one big massive BUZZ! Buzzer and stand on the correct color before time runs out.
Those who land tops on the leaderboards more often than not, can win prizes.
The space is expected to launch soon. Hit the link for more details and watch the video below.
Tue, May 05, 2009 | 13:05 BST
Xbox Live quiz game 1 Vs 100 is to go into beta exclusively in Canada, as you can see here.
The test will run from May 8 to May 24.
Prizes specific to the beta are being offered. Get full details through the link.
The final game releases in the US and Europe this “spring”.
Tue, Feb 24, 2009 | 18:10 GMT
SCEE’s just confirmed a new PSP Buzz! title for release in 2009.
The new comes along with string of other PSP announcements today, such as confirmation of LittleBigPlanet, Assassin’s Creed and Motorstorm games for the end of the year.
The identity of the Buzz! product hasn’t been confirmed.
Press release after the drop.
Thu, Feb 12, 2009 | 18:00 GMT
Empire and American Mensa are working together to create brain training games for console, handheld, Mac and PC, reports Gamasutra.
Like the British Mensa, subjects are admitted into the non-profit if they score high enough on a rigorous standardized intelligence test.
This is the first time Mensa has struck a deal with a games company.
Hopefully you won’t have to score in the 98th percentile to play the thing.
Fri, Jan 30, 2009 | 14:38 GMT
Sony has just announced Buzz! Brain of the UK, a new iteration of the rather excellent quiz series featuring over 4000 questions based purely on the United Kingdom.
“It’s not just kings and queens, though,” says the press release in case you were wondering.
“You’ll find questions on diverse aspects of UK life: there’ll be questions on bands, cities, sports personalities, television favourites, wildlife, food and more.”
Buzz! Brain of the UK is out for PS3, PS2 and PSP in March.
Full press release and screenshots after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 | 12:00 BST
What’s better than quizzes on your PS3? More quizzes on your PS3, obviously. Luckily, then, SCEE’s announced a special edition of Buzz!: Quiz TV, for release in early November.
It’s got 1,000 new questions, new buzzer noises and other stuff.
Full thing after the link.
Wed, Jul 30, 2008 | 06:10 BST
Speaking exclusively to VG247 today, Relentless Software – developer of PlayStation quiz smash, Buzz! – has confirmed that the company has a brand new IP in the works.
“Yes, we have other stuff that we’re working on,” said creative boss David Amor.
“We started with 12 people making Buzz!, and we’ve crept all the way up to 80, but our company growth has been matched by Sony’s desire for more Buzz! games, for bigger Buzz! games,” Amor said, explaining why it’s taken until now to come forward with new games.
“So when we increase in size to do more projects, what we find is that Sony wants to do a PSP version [of Buzz!] or another PS2 version, so a lot of people have been soaked up in that but there are other games that we’re working on.”
“We continue to work closely with Sony,” said Amor.
The exec was speaking ahead of Brighton’s Develop conference, which kicks off with a Ken Levine keynote tomorrow morning.
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 | 20:07 BST
Sony’s confirmed that Buzz! Quiz TV will be the first released Blu-ray PS3 game to support Trophies.
The game hits retail on Friday, and was included on the list of titles showing Trophy support put out by SCEE yesterday.
Firmware 2.40 will release worldwide tomorrow. A Sony rep just confirmed on the phone that the game does, indeed, contain Trophy support.
We’ve received a nudge that 2.40 will be included on the disc itself, but Sony’s just checking that for us now.
Buzz! Quiz TV features over 5,000 questions divided into five different genre channels and allows players to create their own quizzes through MyBUZZquiz.com.
So, if you want those first Trophies, you know what you’re going to be doing this weekend.
Wed, May 21, 2008 | 15:21 BST
According to this Eurogamer piece, Buzz! Quiz TV will be out in Europe on July 4. Apparently the PS3 titles comes with wireless buzzers and 5,000 questions, so you can’t say fairer than that. Also, this is down as an “autumn” release, so it looks as though it’s been brought forward. Astonishing.
Mon, May 12, 2008 | 14:57 BST
A chap over at Neogaf‘s uncovered some new game titles while sniffing around on Microsoft’s site for Banjo shots, including what looks to be a new Viva Pinata game (shots here) and a Scene It? sequel. Given how watertight info on tomorrow’s Gamer’s Day has been so far, do die of shock if you see this lot announced tomorrow. Full list:
- Ninja Blade
- Scene It? 2
- Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | 14:43 GMT
According to this, SCEE’s planning to release Buzz! Quiz TV “around the same time” as Buzz! for PSP “this spring.” There was no solid release date for either title. Buzz! is the Brighton-developed, PlayStation-exclusive quiz franchise that’s been in the news recently for being the subject of a US lawsuit filed by Californian quiz outfit, Buzztime. A bit of the old legal obviously isn’t enough to hold up new releases.