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Thu, Oct 15, 2009 | 17:39 BST
Jenny Barbour, the associate producer of BUZZ!, has announced over on the US PS Blog that the Space Quiz Pack for the quiz game will land on PSN today.
It’s got over 500 questions to test your knowledge on everything solar system related, and beyond.
Some of the sample questions posted include: Which planet in our solar system is the smallest?
One of the options is Pluto, but the poor fella was demoted recently, so we’ll go with Mercury.
If you head on over through the link, you’ll also find out more about BUZZ!: Quiz World for PS3 which is out this November.
All PS3 quiz packs will be interoperable between BUZZ!: Quiz TV and BUZZ!: Quiz World for PS3 and those of you who plan on getting the title for PSP will be happy to know that downloadable quiz packs will be made available for you as well.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 23:49 BST
New screens for BUZZ! Quiz World for PSP showed up over on Eurogamer today.
The PSP version features online infrastructure support, over 3,000 new general knowledge questions in a larger single player mode, and players can also access MyBUZZ! content on-the-go.The game will also be supported post-launch with additional PSP-specific expansion Quiz Packs available on the PlayStation Store.
Also to made available, is the PS3 version which includes over 5,000 new questions, enhanced online multiplayer “Sofa vs. Sofa” action, along with new rounds and characters set in a new TV-studio setting.
It’s expected to be released just in time for the holidays.
Go have a look at the screens.
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.
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 | 14:46 BST
As of today, Home users will be able to share user created content in the way of photo sharing.
Picture frames are to be made available in the Mall where you can then upload photos from your hard drive or select various default pictures, and then display them in your little PS3 apartments. You can even choose angles and sizes.
Also, don’t forget that the BUZZ! game space goes live today as well, and mall goers will notice new Ghostbusters costumes, extra designer clothes and Street Fighter IV costumes.
New spaces, ornaments, and mini-games are also expected to be revealed.
More over on US PS Blog.
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.
Thu, May 07, 2009 | 18:34 BST
North American PSN-using music-lovers should be pleased with today’s offering of the Rock Legends Quiz Pack for BUZZ! Quiz TV.
There’s a sampling of the DLC’s questions over on the US PS Blog. We hope they get a bit harder, quite frankly.
The Rock Legends Quiz Pack has over 500 new questions covering legendary rock bands, albums and songs from “all time”.
Hit the link for more.
Wed, Mar 11, 2009 | 17:12 GMT
BUZZ! associate producer Jenny Barbour has announced that two new quiz packs are on their way to PlayStation Network tomorrow.
There’s the National Geographic: Prehistoric Quiz Pack for BUZZ! Quiz TV and BUZZ! Jr.: Jungle Party.
Both will cost $4.99.
Full thing over on PSBlog.
Tue, Mar 03, 2009 | 22:17 GMT
The Buzz maker has been hard at work on this new Sony title, and despite the world’s economic woes, can afford to self-publish. The firm’s even looking to hire more staff.
“Despite the current economic crisis, we’re pleased to say that we’re still hiring,” says the Relentless website.
“We have some open positions for our future Buzz titles and we’re also hiring for our self-published Secret Project, more news of which in the coming months.
“At Relentless we’re more than a one hit wonder. Sony keep us very busy with our Buzz projects but there’s something bubbling under at Relentless Towers. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned about making social games and the result is what, for the time being, is known as Secret Project #1.”
Good to hear.
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.
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.
Tue, Jan 29, 2008 | 12:37 GMT
California-based Buzztime Entertainment has filed a suit against SCEE, says this, alleging that the Buzz! series of games, developed by Relentless in Brighton, UK, infringes its trademarks. Buzztime makes trivia games for bars and restaurants, apparently played by 13 million people a month.
According to that Gamespot report, “The Buzztime Entertainment trademarks cover uses of the terms for ‘entertainment in the nature of interactive games played via interactive television and an interactive global computer network,’ and ‘equipment for playing a plug and play game, namely, video game machines for use with televisions, video game interactive remote control units, video game cartridges, and interactive video game programs,’ among other things.”
Buzztime wants all infringing products recalled and… destroyed. They should go the whole hog and try to get them ejected into space. More on this as it unfolds.