1 vs. 100 Free For All This Weekend

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Posted by Jeff (5497 posts) -

Perhaps you can be
Perhaps you can be "the one." 
Here's a quick bit of information for you Xbox Live Silver members out there. Microsoft has decided to open up the beta of its recurring, sometimes-live online game show, 1 vs. 100, to Xbox Live silver members between Friday and Sunday. Hey, that's today!

I'd say it's absolutely worth taking a look at if you haven't seen it before. It's been surprisingly fun. Hey, do you think this is designed to stress test the servers Microsoft is running for the game, or do you think it's designed to entice the free crowd into dropping some cash on a gold-level account? It's probably both, I'd guess. But if the thought of playing online games hasn't sold you on a paid account yet, I can't imagine this game show will seal the deal.

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#1 Posted by Jeff (5497 posts) -

Perhaps you can be
Perhaps you can be "the one." 
Here's a quick bit of information for you Xbox Live Silver members out there. Microsoft has decided to open up the beta of its recurring, sometimes-live online game show, 1 vs. 100, to Xbox Live silver members between Friday and Sunday. Hey, that's today!

I'd say it's absolutely worth taking a look at if you haven't seen it before. It's been surprisingly fun. Hey, do you think this is designed to stress test the servers Microsoft is running for the game, or do you think it's designed to entice the free crowd into dropping some cash on a gold-level account? It's probably both, I'd guess. But if the thought of playing online games hasn't sold you on a paid account yet, I can't imagine this game show will seal the deal.

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#2 Posted by EvilTwin (3316 posts) -

Nice!  I'll finally get to try it out!

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#3 Edited by Jeffsekai (7156 posts) -

This will be sweet, but I wonder how many SIlver members there actually are to make this a viable stress test

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#4 Posted by Orbi (133 posts) -

Still waiting for 1 vs. 100 to come out in places that aren't called the United States of America or Canada. Looks like I'll be waiting until my hair's grey for that to come true.

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#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14886 posts) -

This may be a little crazy.

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#6 Posted by fox01313 (5186 posts) -

Freaking awesome, too bad my 360 is in repairland. Hopefully they don't ditch 1v100 by the time I get it back. Need those winning points for getting all kinds of XBL stuff :)

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#7 Posted by destruktive (1116 posts) -
@Orbi said:
" Still waiting for 1 vs. 100 to come out in places that aren't called the United States of America or Canada. Looks like I'll be waiting until my hair's grey for that to come true. "
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#8 Posted by Media_Master (3259 posts) -

Interesting to see where this will go

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#9 Posted by Rinkalicous (1362 posts) -

I don't like the sound of 'stress test'. Imagine the servers bombing out when you were about to win a ton of points or something.

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#10 Posted by FlipperDesert (2187 posts) -
@Orbi said:
" Still waiting for 1 vs. 100 to come out in places that aren't called the United States of America or Canada. Looks like I'll be waiting until my hair's grey for that to come true. "
One can still dream. :(
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#11 Posted by Mijati (1065 posts) -

40 minutes until Silver members can take place in it, thank god I have a US silver account.

Looks like the next one is in 7 hours, so looking forward to it :)

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#12 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -
@Rinkalicous said:
" I don't like the sound of 'stress test'. Imagine the servers bombing out when you were about to win a ton of points or something. "
That's why this is still a beta, and that's what a stress test is for... for ironing out the server issues that arise from more people playing than they anticipated.
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#13 Posted by Oljud (76 posts) -

Okey i think that this game would be fun too try once but i think that is all the 1 vs 100 i need

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#14 Posted by Zabant (1493 posts) -

i think its not so much that people who don't have gold don't want to play online, i think its simply they cant afford it with the downturn and this free beta would be a good way of convincing people that this is somthing you want to spend your money on.

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#15 Posted by snoopeasystreet (111 posts) -

Still waiting on this to come to Ireland.

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#16 Posted by nukesniper (1267 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" This will be sweet, but I wonder how many SIlver members there actually are to make this a viable stress test "
I know there are a bunch of silver members, but I highly doubt that too many of them really care. Maybe if a gold member invited them to a "Hey! I can't normally play games with you!" game session.
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#17 Posted by m0dm0use (13 posts) -

so in theory my Xbox Live Silver Account will work now, I'm in the UK though wonder if I can join in not sure if my account is Canadian or American, will it matter? How long till the first live show?

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#18 Posted by Nedemis (59 posts) -

It's really quite addictive and alot of fun.  Hope you silverers enjoy it half as much as my wife and I have.  :)

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#19 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

I need to check this out...it has been available to me for awhile but I just haven't had any motivation to do so. It sounds sweet, I will look at it this weekend.

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#20 Posted by m0dm0use (13 posts) -

add MRiCanHasRecon if you want to play just registered this account now to America : )

cant believe it wasn't already taken.

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#21 Posted by musdy (319 posts) -

Too bad its garbage.

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#22 Posted by MeatSim (11112 posts) -

I can't bring my self to go play this yet even though I have a gold account.

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#23 Posted by EndrzGame (325 posts) -

I have no guilt in saying that I LOVE 1 Vs. 100. I play it all the time now and it's great! If you have a Gold account there is no reason why you shouldn't check it out, and now the Silvers have a chance to get in on all the fun. Once they start offering real prizes I'm sure that it'll take off.

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#24 Posted by Krenor (473 posts) -
@musdy said:
" Too bad its garbage. "

NO, YOU ARE GARBAGE

but seriously this is pretty awesome the game is great fun sometimes I go in there "just to check it out for 15 minutes" and end up playing for the 2 hours, crazy I know
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#25 Posted by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
@Jeff: I personally think the point of this is to try to attract silver members to get gold memberships. They have done similar things like this in the passed. For example, I remember when the Xbox 360 launched they were always having weekends that all silver members could try out gold features. Maybe in was just specific days and not weekends, I can't remember. 
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#26 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2527 posts) -

It's pretty fun.

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#27 Edited by Azteck (7416 posts) -

How the hell do you get in? I want to try it but I don't know where to go to play! Do you download a client/whatever or what?

EDIT: Oh, it doesn't start until 7 hours? :I

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#28 Posted by m0dm0use (13 posts) -

for me it still says I need a Gold account to set a reminder, anyone seeing this?

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#29 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -

"All" is not the same as "just America". You need to realise that we aren't all Americans on this site.

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#30 Posted by lockload (85 posts) -
@Rinkalicous said:
" I don't like the sound of 'stress test'. Imagine the servers bombing out when you were about to win a ton of points or something. "
Its a beta there are no prises/points thats the whole point fix those issues now before there are real prizes
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#31 Posted by MjHealy (1993 posts) -
@snoopeasystreet said:
" Still waiting on this to come to Ireland. "
Me and you both. I want to play this.
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#32 Posted by Brad (5298 posts) -
@MysteriousBob: Perhaps not, but "Free For Everyone Already Living In A Territory Currently Supported By This Beta And Therefore Capable Of Playing It" is a little wordy for a headline, don't you think?
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#33 Posted by EvolutionX0 (413 posts) -

US only i predict.. not free for all is it.

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#34 Posted by Kyle (2376 posts) -
@EvolutionX0: You're reading an American website, what do you expect?
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#35 Posted by Luke (1812 posts) -

I'm a Gold Member, but I haven't really been paying attention to 1 vs. 100 like at all... is it any good? 

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#36 Posted by Kyle (2376 posts) -
@Krenor said:
" @musdy said:
" Too bad its garbage. "
NO, YOU ARE GARBAGE"
FUCKIN A
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#37 Posted by Xeiphyer (5788 posts) -

Well, the game is designed to make microsoft money, so the point of all this really is to make microsoft more money, be it through gold memberships or more people getting into 1vs100.

I have been playing it with my sister 3 or 4 nights a week for the last few weeks, its pretty damn fun, I like the mix of trivia. And the actual live events are pretty interesting too. I'll probably play the game once it goes gold to try and win some prizes :) Of course that depends on if its Pay 2 play, or still ad supported. hopefully the latter.

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#38 Posted by Slaneesh (870 posts) -
@Kyle said:
"@Krenor said:
" @musdy said:
" Too bad its garbage. "
NO, YOU ARE GARBAGE"
FUCKIN A"

Huh?
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#39 Posted by ez123 (2119 posts) -

Man, now there's even less of a chance of being in the mob.

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#40 Edited by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -
@Brad said:
" @MysteriousBob: Perhaps not, but "Free For Everyone Already Living In A Territory Currently Supported By This Beta And Therefore Capable Of Playing It" is a little wordy for a headline, don't you think? "
Wordy? Nah, thats catchy. Rolls off the tongue.
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#41 Posted by natetodamax (19456 posts) -

Will the full game actually cost anything to download?

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#42 Posted by Kyle (2376 posts) -
@slaneesh said:
" @Kyle said:
"@Krenor said:
" @musdy said:
" Too bad its garbage. "
NO, YOU ARE GARBAGE"
FUCKIN A"
Huh? "
"Fuckin A" is an exclamation generally implying agreement or approval of a situation or sentiment. It basically means "right on". I was agreeing with the Krenor. 1 vs 100 Live is awesomes.
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#43 Posted by musdy (319 posts) -
@Kyle said:
" @slaneesh said:
" @Kyle said:
"@Krenor said:
" @musdy said:
" Too bad its garbage. "
NO, YOU ARE GARBAGE"
FUCKIN A"
Huh? "
"Fuckin A" is an exclamation generally implying agreement or approval of a situation or sentiment. It basically means "right on". I was agreeing with the Krenor. 1 vs 100 Live is awesomes. "
It's fun at first but get it gets old as questions tend to repeat.
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#44 Posted by Kyle (2376 posts) -
@musdy said:
" It's fun at first but get it gets old as questions tend to repeat."
Huh? I've played hours of it and never had any questions repeat.
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#45 Posted by babylonian (883 posts) -
@musdy said:
"It's fun at first but get it gets old as questions tend to repeat."
...no they don't.
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#46 Posted by tovan (656 posts) -
@musdy said:
" It's fun at first but get it gets old as questions tend to repeat"
What game are you playing? They haven't been repeated at all in ANY of the games, never mind one of them.
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#47 Posted by EvolutionX0 (413 posts) -
@Kyle said:
" @EvolutionX0: You're reading an American website, what do you expect? "

Well Up Yours Then,Jerk. T_T

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#48 Posted by musdy (319 posts) -
@Tovan51:
@Babylonian said:
" @musdy said:
"It's fun at first but get it gets old as questions tend to repeat."
...no they don't. "
I guess ive been the only one playing extended play.
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#49 Posted by JakJ (1043 posts) -

@MysteriousBob

And you need to realize that this is an American site. How retarded would it be for someone to go on Edge online and complain that the content was tailored for Europeans but they should expand that because "not everyone who comes to your site is European"
Listen buddy, as I said, this is an American site. Don't like it? Shut up and don't come anymore. It's that simple.

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