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    You Don't Know Jack is an irreverent and comedic trivia game show "where high culture and pop culture collide." It was created in the early-90s by Jellyvision at the request of Berkeley Systems, and was originally published by Sierra Entertainment.

    Have a Cookie: The Return of You Don't Know Jack!

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    Edited By Ryan  Staff
     Like this, but newer!
     Like this, but newer!
    E3 is an event defined by its surprises, both big and small. Last night I was treated to a minor, but personally exciting revelation, courtesy of our podcast panel guest Mike Bilder, GM at Jellyvision. Now if the name Jellyvision doesn't mean anything to you, it's probably with good reason--though a prolific developer on the PC in the late 1990s, particularly with its irreverent pop-culture quiz series You Don't Know Jack, the Chicago-based company hasn't been terribly active in the decade since. 
     
    But it sounds like that should be changing soon. At the start of last night's epic Day Two Bombcast we were treated to a personal message from Cookie Masterson--the most prolific of the various, but consistently snarky hosts of You Don't Know Jack--announcing that Jellyvision had reached a publishing deal with THQ, and that You Don't Know Jack is being resurrected. If, for some crazy reason, you've not heard last night's Bombcast yet, check it out here to hear the message for yourself.
     
    I leaned on Bilder after the show for more details like platforms or release window, and though he was oddly impervious to my delicate charms, he did say that this was a traditional publishing deal, unrelated to THQ's recently announced Partners program, and to expect more details later this summer. Now in the grand scheme of this billion-dollar industry, this probably isn't such a big deal, but I'm personally very excited about this, and I still maintain that no one has managed to create as consistently an entertaining quiz-show-style video game as You Don't Know Jack.
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    #1  Edited By Ryan  Staff
     Like this, but newer!
     Like this, but newer!
    E3 is an event defined by its surprises, both big and small. Last night I was treated to a minor, but personally exciting revelation, courtesy of our podcast panel guest Mike Bilder, GM at Jellyvision. Now if the name Jellyvision doesn't mean anything to you, it's probably with good reason--though a prolific developer on the PC in the late 1990s, particularly with its irreverent pop-culture quiz series You Don't Know Jack, the Chicago-based company hasn't been terribly active in the decade since. 
     
    But it sounds like that should be changing soon. At the start of last night's epic Day Two Bombcast we were treated to a personal message from Cookie Masterson--the most prolific of the various, but consistently snarky hosts of You Don't Know Jack--announcing that Jellyvision had reached a publishing deal with THQ, and that You Don't Know Jack is being resurrected. If, for some crazy reason, you've not heard last night's Bombcast yet, check it out here to hear the message for yourself.
     
    I leaned on Bilder after the show for more details like platforms or release window, and though he was oddly impervious to my delicate charms, he did say that this was a traditional publishing deal, unrelated to THQ's recently announced Partners program, and to expect more details later this summer. Now in the grand scheme of this billion-dollar industry, this probably isn't such a big deal, but I'm personally very excited about this, and I still maintain that no one has managed to create as consistently an entertaining quiz-show-style video game as You Don't Know Jack.
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    #2  Edited By VoshiNova

    Go Mike B.!

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    #3  Edited By iamjohn

    OH FUCK!

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    #4  Edited By KillerBears

    This is the greatest thing ever. I had a nerdgasm when that got revealed last night. I still play YDKJ: The Ride with my friends sometimes, best writing in any quiz game.

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    #5  Edited By ArcBorealis

    That is absolutely awesome.

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    #6  Edited By RobertOrri

    Great news. I've been waiting for this game series to arrive on XBLA and/or PSN since the start of this console cycle - it's always felt like such a total no-brainer!
     
    I hope it's digital download and not a retail package, though...

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    #7  Edited By fastkilr

    Looking forward to this. It's been too long.

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    #8  Edited By ExcessDebris

    i've been wanting this for a long time

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    #9  Edited By ChunkyB

    This freaking amazing. It would be awesome if they put it out on XBOX/PS3 with Scene It/Buzz controller support. 
     
    I know they always work technically, but if they ordered answers so you could use them, that would be awesome. 

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    #10  Edited By TerraDelu

    So long as I can still type in curse words as the answers and have Cookie yell at me, I'm on board.

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    #11  Edited By Vorbis

    Best of luck with relaunching this, would love to see it on XBLA or PSN.

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    #12  Edited By MeatSim

    I will take a cookie.

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    #13  Edited By CyleMoore

    fantastic! 

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    #14  Edited By Dale

    I thought this franchise had died a slow death, after they stopped their online shows. Consider me pleased with this news.
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    #15  Edited By mesoian

    They already have my money

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    #16  Edited By whitehowler

    I'm not buying this unless it prominently features Question Four (The Question That Cares).

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    #17  Edited By Phished0ne

    Hit 1 if you think YDKJ will come out for PS3, Hit 2 if you think YDKJ will come out for Xbox360 
     
    or hit 4 if you think it will come out for... 
     
     
    ....both

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    #18  Edited By TaylorPollock

    It never should have left.  But the host makes or breaks it.  
    Used to crowd around one keyboard with the included stickers on the keys for two players.  Hilarious and a challenge and enjoyable for those watching as well.
    Love this game.  Finally it returns.

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    #19  Edited By PatrickO

    Bombshell News.. Totally can't wait.

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    #20  Edited By Hannibal

    YES Sir. Snigglyfish Trestion.

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    #21  Edited By Sticky_Pennies

    Will I be able to screw people over the internet?!

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    #22  Edited By readymix

    yes. yes. and yes!!

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    #23  Edited By Sam_lfcfan

    His name Mike B. and he earns respect.
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    #24  Edited By TonyBlue87
    @Phished0ne: I hit 3.  What happens now?
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    #25  Edited By Laez

    This is the single biggest E3 announce of the decade.  I have but one word: hurray!
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    #26  Edited By ryanwho

    I was a fan back in the day.

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    #27  Edited By Alphazero

    Hearing that You Don't Know Jack voice makes me happy.

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    #28  Edited By scarycrayons

     I own all of YDKJ 1-6 as well as YDKJ UK... they really are entertaining games!  The Ride was my personal favourite just because you were guaranteed new questions every time you played, plus when the hosts changed it really felt like a whole new experience.
     
    I would love to see a new 'The Ride' style game...  the games that followed it (5th Dementia, The Lost Gold) seemed to be a step backwards.

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    #29  Edited By megaplushie

    -takes cookie and noms on it-
     
    This bombshell announcement is the best news of E3 '10 made better by breaking on the Giant Bombcast.

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    #30  Edited By soybob
    @Phished0ne said:
    " Hit 1 if you think YDKJ will come out for PS3, Hit 2 if you think YDKJ will come out for Xbox360  or hit 4 if you think it will come out for...   ....both "
    Goddammit, I hate boths.
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    @SoyBob said:
    " @Phished0ne said:
    " Hit 1 if you think YDKJ will come out for PS3, Hit 2 if you think YDKJ will come out for Xbox360  or hit 4 if you think it will come out for...   ....both "
    Goddammit, I hate boths. "
    4!
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    #32  Edited By TonicBH

    Hey THQ: If you put it on the 360 or something and make it support the Scene It! controllers, I'll buy a set just to play this game.
     
    My mom and I used to be hardcore Jack fans, hell we got a lot of the games barring a couple, and I can't wait to play this again.

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    #33  Edited By Foil1212

    EXCITEMENT!

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    #34  Edited By megalowho

    YDKJ was awesome, from the original boxed copy to the web version. This is great news and I can't wait for the game to make a proper return.

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    #35  Edited By Zomboy

    Can't wait. Hopefully there will be online multiplayer with voice chat.

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    #36  Edited By buzz_killington

    Hopefully they`ll handle region-specific questions better than Buzz!.

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    #37  Edited By zityz

    awesome cant wait to screw my competators again... It's been too long.
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    I never played any of these games, but it sounds like they are pretty cool from what everyone is saying. I'll be sure to check out the new one!

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    #39  Edited By spartan1017

    saweet... remember the clue

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    #40  Edited By usedtype
    @Hannibal said:
    " YES Sir. Snigglyfish Trestion. "
    A fiddle nerd sold pee.
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    #41  Edited By papercut

    i just made an excited school girl squeal 

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    #42  Edited By Ghost407

    I used to love you don't know jack!

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    #43  Edited By Kyle

    Cool. I'd be down for some new Jack. See what I did there?

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    #44  Edited By ThievingJacob

    This would be great on any and all platforms. 
     
    Here's hoping for a successful resurrection.

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    #45  Edited By roamunit

    So, so hyped about this. I loved the YDKJ games, and none of the trivia games on the market can really hold a candle to the writing in the series.

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    #46  Edited By ToyDoll

    never heard of the games but i'll have to try them out, seems pretty awesome!

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    #47  Edited By emkeighcameron

    YES

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    #48  Edited By GozerTC
    1. All I have to say is WHOO HOO! 

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    #49  Edited By dussssstin

    Best secret announcement of E3 2010.

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    #50  Edited By Yummylee

    I haven't even met this Jack so of course I don't know him! T.T

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