Scene It? Box Office Smash

Scene It? Box Office Smash

Scene It? Box Office Smash

Fingers on Buzz.

Without the benefit of copious downloadable content, quiz games have a finite shelf life. It's just a matter of how long you can play before you run out of questions you've not seen before. The most pressing issue, therefore, is how many times you can expect to play any new quiz game before you start seeing repeated questions.

In the case of Box Office Smash, the answer is less than five. Play more than ten, and you'll be getting serious déjà vu every round.

In many respects, this sequel to last year's buzzer bonanza is a marked improvement. The game moves faster, there are more open rounds where everyone gets a chance to score and there's a greater variety of round types - twenty-one in all. The long-winded banter between rounds has been trimmed, and while the new voiceover is every bit as unfunny as before, it's brief. There's even online play, an extremely welcome addition for film nerds desperate to escape the monotony of thrashing family and friends every time, and a much-needed option following the robust network options in rival quiz goliath, Buzz!, in its PS3 debut.

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XBLA games to feature avatars soon

Four current titles, one new one.

Four existing Xbox Live Arcade games and one new one are set to incorporate Avatars when the New Xbox Experience launches on November 19th.

Microsoft dates other party games

Scene It? and You're in the Movies.

Microsoft has revealed that Scene It? Box Office Smash will be released on 14th November and You're in the Movies a fortnight later on 28th November.