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bwood

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #675 on: October 13, 2020, 09:09:47 PM »
I downloaded it and totally see what you are saying about the board and how it stops.
However, when I cast the app from my phone to my LG TV, the spins seem to be more in "real time" due to the lag between devices. I know not everyone will do this but on my end, it definitely made it playable. Too bad it does not keep score.

I ordered the game from B&N blindly earlier this week, hoping it would be decent but I see it does have its flaws that I was hoping it wouldn't have.

Not that it will matter, but I did shoot the software development team an email about the spinning issue in hopes maybe they will eventually look at it. The great thing is, that it is an app, not physical media so it could be easily fixed.

For those interested, their email is: gamestarops@gmail.com.

Strikerz04

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« Reply #676 on: October 14, 2020, 01:07:39 AM »


I remain amazed that one person was able to do 20 years ago, in his spare time for free, what no software company has been able to do since.


And yet, 20 years later, still the platinum standard for computer games that Ludia couldn't and Gamestar has yet to achieve.

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« Reply #677 on: October 14, 2020, 12:48:50 PM »


I remain amazed that one person was able to do 20 years ago, in his spare time for free, what no software company has been able to do since.


And yet, 20 years later, still the platinum standard for computer games that Ludia couldn't and Gamestar has yet to achieve.

Amazing what can happen when the developer actually gives a crap, yes?
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Strikerz04

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« Reply #678 on: October 15, 2020, 12:30:00 AM »


I remain amazed that one person was able to do 20 years ago, in his spare time for free, what no software company has been able to do since.


And yet, 20 years later, still the platinum standard for computer games that Ludia couldn't and Gamestar has yet to achieve.

Amazing what can happen when the developer actually gives a crap, yes?


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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #679 on: October 19, 2020, 07:50:32 PM »
Here is a link to a press release about new Family Feud video games coming out next month for various systems:

https://news.ubisoft.com/en-us/article/NegRQw8aZdS3zaWn9jmse/family-feud-out-november-12



I saw the Press Your Luck and Family Feud retro edition board games in my local Barnes and Noble.  Some noticeable features on the box bottoms

For FF retro:  the answer cover slides show the yellow/red graphics (used for spaces w/no answers on the show) from the original shows design, and when open they show the popularity number, followed by the answer, and the survey result (example:   1.      answer       47). 

In addition the game has classic survey questions and results, as well as recent questions and results.


The PYL game has a game "scoreboard," for keeping track of total money accumulated and the number of Whammies encountered.  The picture I saw on the box bottom showed for each of the three players a Spins earned and spins passed grid of twelve numbered squares each.  It almost reminded me of how they kept track of spins on "Second Chance,"  the prequel to PYL!

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #680 on: October 19, 2020, 08:24:05 PM »
Regarding PYL: Thatís pretty clever.
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Jeremy Nelson

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #681 on: October 20, 2020, 11:40:43 AM »
I remain amazed that one person was able to do 20 years ago, in his spare time for free, what no software company has been able to do since.

Has anyone heard from Curt King? I feel like he just kinda fell off the face of the planet (and if something did in fact happen to him, my apologies in advance).

curtking

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« Reply #682 on: October 20, 2020, 01:35:47 PM »
Hi!  I'm still here!

The PYL game I designed was taken down due to a C&D some years ago.  I've always wanted to do other games, just never found the time, unfortunately.  My heart is to do another "home version" of a real game, but I struggle with that since the copyright holders are pretty aggressive these days.  I'd hate to sink time into something just to get another C&D.

So I hang around here, commenting every so often. Still enjoying the community :)


SamPrainito

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« Reply #683 on: October 21, 2020, 10:28:39 PM »
Found the Retro Feud game today.  Let the buyer beware!

Iím a sucker for a good cover, and this one has a great watercolor thatís very similar to the old MB versions of the game. Thatís the good.

Whatís bad is that everything is cardboard.  The 40th anniversary game a few years ago was a better recreation of the old home game, and did it with the plastic board.  Not only that, but the board itself doesnít even resemble anything from the show.  It looks a lot like a sketch comedy version of a Feud-type game show.

Of course, thereís a dry erase board and marker included, because why not?

I donít usually buy Feud items because I dislike Steve Harvey and the current version of the show.  This one hit me in a place of nostalgia.  But now the only thing Iím nostalgic for is the $25 I used to have!

Weíre gonna pass, Richard!

Sodboy13

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #684 on: October 22, 2020, 12:35:35 AM »
Curt, since you're still here, let me take a moment to offer my thanks for your game. It's now made its way onto my 4th computer, and brought loads of entertainment to plenty of friends - and now, our kids - along the way.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #685 on: October 22, 2020, 12:46:11 AM »
Hi!  I'm still here!

The PYL game I designed was taken down due to a C&D some years ago.  I've always wanted to do other games, just never found the time, unfortunately.  My heart is to do another "home version" of a real game, but I struggle with that since the copyright holders are pretty aggressive these days.  I'd hate to sink time into something just to get another C&D.

So I hang around here, commenting every so often. Still enjoying the community :)

As someone who discovered PYL on GSN at 9 years old and was absolutely spellbound by both the show and your PC version, thank you for creating something that meant so much to the community then and now.
-William

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Adam Nedeff

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #686 on: October 23, 2020, 01:06:03 AM »
I actually have to disagree with Sam's review of the Family Feud game. I bought it on a lark tonight. The cardboard components didn't bother me so much. It's sturdy cardboard and I rather like that it comes out of the box fully assembled. No, the design on the game board doesn't resemble the real show but I actually think it looks quite attractive; it's a red, yellow, and blue combo that manages to capture the look & spirit of the Dawson AND Combs eras, and I like the little extra touch that the ten slats that cover the answers now have the red & yellow checkerboard pattern from Dawson's version on them. The dry erase board is a dry erase board; it's for keeping score and for keeping track of fast money answers, plus three boxes at the top for tracking strikes. That's honestly my only beef with the game--I think it's more fun to have the strikes on cards and slam each one on the table while making a dramatic "BUZZ" sound.

As for contents, the games are on gummed tear-off sheets. It's based on the Milton Bradley design, but with only one survey question on each sheet. You get 60 "modern" main game surveys, 20 "modern" Fast Money rounds, 30 "retro" questions pulled from 1976 games, and 10 "retro" Fast Money rounds. Different fonts are used for the modern and retro content, which is a nice way of visually separating them as you use them.

So that gives you a thumbs-up and a thumbs-down to work with, I guess. But I really do genuinely like this new-old version.