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You Don't Know JACK -- Get it for consoles, not PC. OP has more details.

joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental UnitRemulakRegistered User regular
edited March 2011 in Games and Technology
You may be able to express your own dog's anal glands, but when it comes to trivia...

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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK, the original quiz show party game, is back and more insane than ever! You're the contestant in a truly interactive game show experience, complete with cash, prizes, backstage characters, pounding music, bizarre sound effects and your snarky host, Cookie Masterson. Play at home or online - alone or with friends -as you battle through a trivia mind-field on your way to victory, defeat or, more likely, utter humiliation.

You might ask, "Wait, aren't there already other trivia games out there?" Well, sure, but...they kinda suck. Others have been desperately trying to recreate what YOU DON'T KNOW JACK pioneered - hilariously twisted trivia presented in a fast-paced, in-your-face game show - with varying degrees of failure.

That's why we've decided to re-imagine a new-and-improved YOU DON'T KNOW JACK for the 21st century. All of your favorite elements are still there: the twisted multiple-choice questions, musical question intros, the DisOrDat™, Screw Your Neighbor™ and the Jack Attack™. But we weren't content to just repackage the old experience. There are of course all-new questions, all kinds of new face-melting features and surprises, and all-new game modes - including online play!

History

Way back in 1995, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK became an instant best-seller and defined the trivia game market for adults with its groundbreaking interactivity and inspired fusion of high culture and pop culture. With 15 years of brand recognition, 50 industry awards, and over 5 million games sold, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK is finally re-establishing itself as the gold standard for interactive trivia games. While this game is all about trivia, there's really nothing trivial about the new YOU DON'T KNOW JACK.

[strike]Coming to Wii, PS3, 360, DS, and PC January 25th![/strike]

[strike]New release date is February 8th.[/strike]

It's out!

They even brought back Cookie!

Website! Go there and play the demo they have up. It'll give you a good taste of what the full game will be like if you've never played YDKJ before, and if you have, well, it's still fun!
VERSION DETAILS

The superior versions of this game are probably the PS3 and 360.

Big button controllers have support here, but not on PC. Additionally, the layout changes when the game autodetects you are using your nerdy trivia controller in order to make things easier for you. A nice touch, to be sure.

Nobody has said anything about how the Wii version is, and I imagine it's probably the exact same number of episodes and everything as PS3/360, but with shittier graphics, so if that doesn't bother you and you're comfortable with probably using the D-pad to answer questions then go nuts.

The PC version is gimped.

Only two people can play the PC version of this, and only locally. No controller support, either. This was a case of bait and switch; the people who published the PC version are a different team than the console versions and unfortunately we didn't have a hint about the shitty quality of the PC build until release day. So PC players, unfortunately, got screwed (yes, I meant to do that).

The DS version has fewer episodes due to cart restrictions.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Sweet PSP burn there, bro.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Sweet PSP burn there, bro.

    Haha, that was unintentional. I did a quick scan and saw PS3 and my brain read "PS3 and PSP".

    Fixed.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
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  • JB LarsJB Lars Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    All my dix, et cetera.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The old ones are still fun to play but it will be awesome having it on 360 for when company is over and we don't want to all hang around the computer/drag out my old PS1 version of the game. Plus the thing about YDKJ is that a lot of the trivia is pop-culture related and well, we have new pop culture since the other games. Hopefully DLC is regular and cheap.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot WRIGGLY OMG WRIGGLYRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    YESSSSS.

    The only thing I hope they DON'T bring back are the celebrity questions.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm offended by this thread

    I most certainly DO know Jack

    He's an old college buddy

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    You may know an old college buddy named Jack, but when it comes to trivia...

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • HtR-LaserHtR-Laser Registered User
    edited November 2010
    doesn't make up for 1 vs 100 :(

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    HtR-Laser wrote: »
    doesn't make up for 1 vs 100 :(

    I DISAGREE

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • AnakinOUAnakinOU Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I still have an old keyboard w/ the Q, B, and P stickers on the keys. :)

  • ForarForar #432 Already prepping for Toronto Fan Expo!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    YES!

    I loved this series back in the day. I think I even have a bunch of the games laying around the apartment somewhere.

    I really should go hunt those down.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    They really did an awful lot with an awful little. Just a clean, fun aesthetic, crazily funny voice work and writing, and addictive minimalist gameshow gameplay.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    It had the best question writing of any video game like it...ever.

    3DS CODE: 3093-7068-3576
  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I never played this before

    I am excited to now

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I never played this before

    I am excited to now

    This is the right attitude to take when one has not yet experienced something amazing.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Not to get off-topic but I got VVVVVV for my Mac the other day simply because of your love for Super Meat Boy and your sig and I find it fantastic

    Wish there was a Mac version of IWBTG

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds is pumped-up. Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Oh hell yes. I loved this game as a kid.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I really should get the full series on the blue rays

    DAMN YOU UV

    DAMN YOU TO HELL

  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Day one.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I do wish there was some way they could have revived this as part of Microsoft's whole live game show thing

    Possibility of real prizes was nice

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  • LaPuzzaLaPuzza Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm so, so very happy. I just tried to reinstall all my old discs, and it requires all that old compatability mess.

    For anyone that knows, Cookie returning is the most important feature.

    If I didn't know LaPuzza wasn't a spambot I would think that was a spambot post.
  • AnakinOUAnakinOU Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    If only Acrophobia would come back...

  • Drunk_caterpillarDrunk_caterpillar Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Someone needs to tell them to include YDKJ4 in there as an extra. Also, the radio ads were awesome so throw in a bonus CD while you're at it.

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  • RderdallRderdall Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Thinking about this game brings back so many awesome memories of being in grade 11 and hanging out at my best friend's house after school. We'd deliberately leave the fields blank when the game would ask for our names, just to see what wacky name the game would give us.

    I am most certainly purchasing this game.

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  • Mmmm... Cocks...Mmmm... Cocks... Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    AnakinOU wrote: »
    I still have an old keyboard w/ the Q, B, and P stickers on the keys. :)
    This, a million times this.
    I need to bring that up and set up a random POS cpu in the corner with these games.

  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    This game was great.

    They had an awesome commercial in game for breast milk or something.

    I am in the business of saving lives.

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  • LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Back in my past life, the UK version of YDKJ was, IMHO, way better than the American one (when I actually got my hands on it).

    Bring back Jack Cake!

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    We learned really quick to not give any outward sign of dismay at a question, or the screw would be coming your way pretty much instantly.

    But then one time I had an idea, and just pretended not to know the answer and my brother screwed me. Then I picked the obviously correct answer for money gain and lost him the same amount.

    The head games were another layer on top of the already awesome game show idea.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The demo did not mention the PSP.

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Back in the day, I had like, 4 CDs of YDKJ.

    Made 14,000 on the demo. Cookie said I did respectably. :P

    Should have got the "waxing gibbous" question though.

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Anything other than biting insults from Cookie is adoring praise by anyone else's standards.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • Medium DaveMedium Dave Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Motherfucking cocksucking yes.

    YDKJ ranks in the Top 5 Best Party Video Games, along with such luminaries as Rock Band(s) and Mario Kart(s).

    I wonder...will they do individual Buzzer things like a couple of those (inferior) quiz show games of the past couple of years?

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  • AnakinOUAnakinOU Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Buzzers aren't necessary. All controllers are wireless these days...

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Buzz sucks so much

    And GameStop won't take the game in trade for some reason, even though I have the disc and all four buzzer controllers

    I am stuck with a shitty quiz game

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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    WANT WANT WANT

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT

    I played this series so much back in the day.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    One time I got an easy question that was like:

    In Lucky Charms cereal, which one of these marshmallows doesn't exist?

    1. Green Clovers
    2. Purple Horseshoes
    3. Pink Hearts
    4. Blue Balls
    5. Yellow Moons

    And after you guess correctly, Cookie says, "Absolutely right. Blue balls are what happen when you don't get lucky."

    I was like 14 or 15 and rolling on the ground laughing. And almost every question is funny.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • ZxerolZxerol The fullest, most luscious beard. Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    As long as they still have that razor-sharp writing from the previous games, then it's all good.

    Also, Cookie was the best YDKJ host, and this is non-debatable.

  • ForarForar #432 Already prepping for Toronto Fan Expo!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I have fond memories of playing this with a girlfriend in her dorm room.

    Between us it was a contact sport.

    But the top notch humour holds a place in my heart. I remember we loaded up another disk and they had a different MC and we both immediately said "where the fuck is Cookie??"

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Yeah, I know, I missed Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Hmm, I do enjoy some good trivia, consider me interested.

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    By the way, there's a demo game on the website to tide you over until the full game comes out.

    I'll update the OP to reflect this.

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