So a few new things that have come to light in the last few days.
First of all, TV’s David J Bodycombe has a new blog about techniques used to win games called Playcheatwin. The first post is about how to win at Rock Paper Scissors, take a look.
Secondly I discovered Cory Anotado’s Game Show Gauntlet on Sunday night, a live show via Google Hangouts where two people compete playing mini versions of US and UK gameshows past and present, and whilst the idea of “mini versions of gameshows” might make it sound a bit light, they’re actually thoughtfully chosen so that the essence comes through very well. It’s all done in a very loose style (i.e. there’s drinking and swearing), but it’s a really fun idea, and the graphics are really well done. If I had criticisms it’s that minigame fatigue tends to set in and you hope they come up with even more ideas, also it’s a shame there are no real head to head moments, and at first to $5k it can go on a bit, but these are all fixable elements (in fact fixing point two would likely fix point three) and there have only been four episodes so far. As it is it’s definitely worth a watch, so here’s the first one I saw which is episode three featuring Buzzerblog‘s Alex Davis and The Chase USA researcher Stad St Fleur. Associate Bob Hagh also has a role to play, AS YOU WILL SEE.
The shows go out live on Sunday nights UK time on Youtube so check Cory’s Twitter for details. The other three eps are on Youtube, Ep2 is the weakest mainly because you can’t hear the host very well.
Finally, as well as the standard Wie is De Mol? in the Netherlands next year, they’re doing another junior series.