News: Microsoft (and Bob Saget) wanted you to know ahead of it's Spring release.
1 vs 100 was a game show that aired on NBC in 2007 and 2008 that was hosted by Bob Saget. The show featured a contestant (the 1) competing against "The Mob" (the 100) in a series of multiple choice trivia questions. If the 1 outlasted the 100, they would walk away with $1,000,000. The show aired it's last episode on February 22, 2008 and was canceled that November. That was a problem for Microsoft, as a few months earlier they had announced that an Xbox Live Arcade version of 1 vs 100 would is in the works.
Well, after a few delays, and with 1 vs 100 still canceled, Microsoft is finally ready to release the XBLA version. And best of all, it will be free for Xbox Live Gold members. The game will allow players to compete as part of the 100 person mob with a Live host every time. Real life prizes will also be given out to the best players and to those that compete the most. Sure beats Achievements (but it'll likely have those too).
Here's what Microsoft had to say about 1 vs 100:
1 vs 100 Live on Xbox Live transforms you from spectator to player in this new socially interactive game experience based upon the hit TV game show. Enjoy the fun and freshness of a television show in a massively multiplayer online game. Win real prizes not just for skills but for participation. Have fun playing with your friends and family, or compete with other Live Gold members in a friendly game of 1 vs 100 Live. With live events, real hosts, featured players, and fresh content it's a new experience every time you play.
Free game: 1 vs 100 Live is included with your Gold Membership.
Fun for everyone: Enjoy Live episodes where you play the game at specified times, massively multiplayer allows you to play with friends and against the masses, with a Live host in each game.
Big prizes! You have the chance to win prizes based on skill (answering questions correctly) and participation (answering a question right or wrong).
The only question is, will the game include a Virtual Bob Saget?