View Full Version : We must save 1vs100

07-16-2010, 12:31 PM

Perhaps can we post how sad we are on majornelson's twitter account her :


petition ?
any idea ?

07-16-2010, 12:34 PM
Is it not returning?

07-16-2010, 01:01 PM
I hope it comes back, I still need the chievies

07-16-2010, 01:44 PM
I don't think it was cancelled due to viewership.

Didnt it set a world record one night?

I think it was canned because of advertising. Sprint was the major provider but I don't think they were able to snag up anymore promotional companies. Shows live and die by that on tv. They had the audience but not the backing of funding companies.

07-16-2010, 04:33 PM
link (http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706261/Microsoft-Cancels-1-Vs-100.html) : ( It was fun.

07-16-2010, 04:34 PM
There is probably not just one reason why it was cancelled, but a combination of reasons.

I do think viewership was one reason. Yes, 1 vs 100 broke a record of simultaneous players for a single video game session, but attendance did drop. I've stated this before, but trivia just isn't popular in the XBox crowd. I honestly feel most people saw 1 vs 100 as an easy way to get 200 achievement points, or saw that you could win prizes. Unfortunately, I feel most people misinterpretted the prizes in terms of a bonus to "Look, Fr33 Haloz Map Pax!", rather than just a bonus. And unfortunately for them, they quickly found out that it was run like a game show where only a select few actually win anything substantial, and not just a free MS Point card. During the first few weeks of the beta season, people were actually being turned down to join the Live games due to too many users, and the last few weeks, the game could barely draw 15,000 people.

Mismanagement... What can I say? That was a factor in my opinion. But every company, especially one as large as Microsoft, suffers some bad choices. In this case, it just happens that the victims are the people who enjoyed playing 1 vs 100.

Financial issues. Maybe Sprint is having problems. Maybe they decided that the advertising just wasn't worth it. Maybe the fact that 1 vs 100 is coming back on the air, Endemol saw how well it was doing on XBox Live, and decided they felt they could require more money for the license. Whatever it was, money is definitely a motivating factor for 1 vs 100 not coming back. Remember, it costs money to run the servers. The people running the game and creating the questions don't work for free. Chris Cashman doesn't work for free. Giving out prizes costs money. (Even though you could technically argue MS doesn't lose money by giving away points, because people might buy things they wouldn't buy in the first place, remember that they still owe the developers of the arcade games they gave away a fee for every download).

Petitions and boycotts seldom ever work, because companies realize that the populous in general is lazy for the most part, and will eventually cave. (Take the Modern Warefare 2 boycott for example).

Will it come back? Maybe things will change in the future. Until then, just view it as having participated in an experiment for MS's future endeavors.

07-16-2010, 04:44 PM
That sucks I liked that game. I hope it comes back.

08-22-2010, 04:55 PM
Goddammit. This game was fun as hell. And here I spent all that time getting to level 50.

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08-22-2010, 09:15 PM
I was just wondering when this was starting back up, guess its not :(

08-22-2010, 09:27 PM
Yeah pretty much sucks that it is no more and I'm sure there is nothing we can do about it. Would like to see it come back tho it was fun and I enjoyed it with my whole family

03-27-2012, 06:11 PM
I agree with bringing back 1 vs 100!

04-12-2012, 07:09 PM
Bring it back! Bring it back!! BRING IT BACK!!!

04-14-2012, 08:14 PM
i want to keep this game

03-17-2013, 04:54 PM
This game was soo fun