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01 August 2008 @ 10:15 pm
buzztime  
Some of you may be aware that at the beadslut home we like to play trivia. NTN Buzztime has changed their format. If you play, stop and try the new game, let the buzztime folks know what you think. We are not fans, but your voices should be heard.
 
 
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Carbonelcarbonel on August 2nd, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
What are they doing differently?
beadslut: baseballbeadslut on August 2nd, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
We haven't played any of the premium games, but the regular game has gone to 15 minutes, ten questions. There is a break between 4 and 6, not long enough for a bio break. Between games, there is no local score, no local leaderboard, although that is apparently being addressed. The format is a cross between appeteasers and wipeout, and there are four answers, not five to choose from. The pace is very fast. Between games, you can take a bio break, or smoke, but not both. The questions appear to be simpler.

We saw, yesterday, 3 locations with a perfect score for the game. That means five people at that location had perfect scores. Individually, 19 of 20 are perfect games. Repeat games from earlier in the day may have caused that, and we're told there is a fix in the works for that as well.

The new format is slightly more difficult to read because of the color choices.

I miss my players + points. Gabe wants to play in the next tournament, for which I have no details. You have a couple of local places, why don't you let me know what you think - or meet us at the NASCAR bar tomorrow?
Carbonelcarbonel on August 8th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
The nearest place to me with Buzztime trivia is Tailgate Sports Cafe, at 60th and Nicollet.

Unless a contest is starting next week, next week isn't great for me, because I have the Romance Exchange on Saturday. But maybe the week after?