On a cold and miserable afternoon I took a trip out to the local retail park to find a new game for my PS3 which I got as a wedding gift in March (fab pressie for a couple who didn't need anything). I decided that I wanted a multi-player game and not one that either myself or my husband could sit on and become an unsociable hobbit!
It came in a blue and gold presentation box with the game and buzzers laid in a plastic tray. I was very surprised that it also came with batteries.
Before playing the game the buzzers need to have batteries in them and then you sync the buzzers with your PS3 via a USB device. The details of how to do this are in the instruction booklet and are very easy to follow. I have found that I have needed to do this a number of times when I haven't played the game for a while.
The game is great fun for all the family from ages 12+. There are more than 6000 questions and even more if you play online as you can create your own quizzes by downloading and designing the questions. You can also play quizzes created by other people in the online MyBuzz community.
You get to choose your character to play with along with your outfit, buzzer sound and name. You can also play in teams. I have played this game quite alot and have not yet had repeated questions which is brill !
I purchased BUZZ! Quiz TV Special Edition (incl. buzzers) for the Playstation 3 (PS3) last summer (2009). I brought the game in the Currys sale and it cost me a very reasonable £39.99. I have seen it elsewhere for near on double that price. It is widely available online and has now (Mar 2010) reduced in price.
Both the game and buzzers are available to buy separately.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes quizzes, enjoys fun nights in with friends or needs entertaining when the British weather is playing havoc!
i have had the majority of the buzz games since its début on the Play station 2 and that is where i first fell in love with it,
The Play Station 3 version just improves what was already at great game, the idea is simple, its kind of a jazzed up pub quiz that has been adapted to make you feel like your playing on a TV Quiz show from the comfort of your own home,
Each player or team gets one buzzer ( the game come with 4 but you can use up to 8 ) which has one large red buzzer on top as well as 4 different coloured buttons on its front. These buttons are all used in different rounds through out the game but these are all explained to you as you play, there is hundreds of questions and a variety of subjects that questions can be asked from.
Defiantly a great party game to play with friends or a cool way to have a family night in
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Sony's "Buzz" series, launching on the PS2 as a sleeper hit and spawning a number of varied sequels, is seemingly Sony's answer to the "Scene It" quiz available on the Xbox 360, as well as the numerous party titles on the Nintendo Wii. Relaunched on the PS3 with a number of new promising features, such as wireless controllers, online compatibility, and an alluring price tag, the outlook is certainly bright.
"Buzz!: Quiz TV" never veers to far from the successes of the titles that preceded it, but thankfully so - it simply refines and hones a tried and tested formula with a few welcome improvements, whilst retaining the fun and goofiness of the previous efforts (such as the hilariously pompous host of the whole affair). If not obvious already, it is worth mentioning that, like most party games (such as Guitar Hero), Buzz is hardly a paragon for visual excellence, and provides no reason to buy an HDTV, yet in the HD-changeover, it is still a sharp and vibrant game.
The game's format will surprise few - with a maximum of eight players, you can participate in seven rounds of whacky games, in which you build your points, leading up to "The Final Countdown", in which you may very well end up with nothing! Unlike the various topic-central Buzz titles, Quiz TV is a well-rounded general knowledge quiz, and unlike its similar predecessor "The Big Quiz", allows players to choose topics in between each round, a welcome introduction, one must add.
I must note that I have always found "The Final Countdown" finale a tad irksome - it introduces a risk and reward system without any real choice as to avoiding the risk. However, Quiz TV allows a modicum of choice, in that players are often able to stake their knowledge on a particular subject in order to gain more points. This is a welcome addition, and with some refinement (such as the stakes being higher), this would serve well to replace or supplement the current final stage.
It is also important to note that, like previous Buzz titles, intelligence is little indication of who will emerge victorious - several rounds rely on reaction speeds, and in times of desperation, I myself admit to simply bashing the controller in a hope of collecting points, which quite often worked greatly to my advantage. Furthermore, in rounds such as Point Stealer, you'll need to be devilishly sly to survive with your points in tact, as losing players will almost certainly gang upon the winning players. It's mildly irritating that if you hold a significant lead over players, that they can erase that lead simply by answering a few questions in the Point Stealer round, even if their performance throughout the preceding rounds has been mediocre.
The hype for the next-generation iteration of Buzz undoubtedly stems from its online offerings. It cannot be denied that playing online against faceless contestants will never replicate or match the fun of playing with friends in a party atmosphere, but there is so much downloadable content becoming available soon (in way of quiz packs), and so much more promised that it is likely that Quiz TV will remain sustainable over time. Of course, it doesn't seem like the smartest marketing decision from Relentless, because once you have the ability to download more questions, why would you ever want to buy another Buzz game?
Perhaps the most genius aspect of the game is the ability for players to create their own question packs for use online. It is a flaw that these packs are only 8 questions long, but there are no limits as to what questions to create (allowing endless, even filthy, possibilities). Perhaps it is too trusting to allow players to create packs without any sort of verification process, but one hopes that, in the spirit of fun, most players will create fair and accurate (or what they believe to be accurate, at least) question packs.
Hardcore gamers may very well nudge Buzz aside for their Metal Gear Solid or Grand Theft Auto IV's - that's fair enough, yet I, as a fairly "hardcore" gamer myself, have already enjoyed endless hours of fun from the Buzz series, and the newest outing on the PS3 contributes considerably to this. It ventures out with new wings with its next-generation capabilities and shiny visuals, yet never strolls too far from what made the series so enjoyable in the first place - the outright goofiness of it! As with previous titles, its quiz mode is slightly flawed and slanted in favour of allowing losing players to regain a lead, but Buzz is hardly a game to be taken seriously, and as a game enjoyed with as many friends as possible in a party atmosphere, there are no titles on the PS3, and few next-gen titles in general, out on the market that can surpass this.
Buzz! Quiz Tv is one of those surprise games like Little Big Planet that actually despite appearances are enjoyable for all people whatever their normal gaming choice is. I for one love horror games, fps and action but that didn't stop me loving Buzz.
This game is an ideal present for someone who loves to play along on the TV with real quiz shows as you get to enter your own virutal quiz show! I've had many a fun moment playing this with my family. The game has a comical theme to it with the host cracking jokes or making funny remarks about your score (or lack of it!) now and then. All the characters have different actions they can perform depending which button you press on your buzzer. My personal favourite is the mime artist.
There are different topics from geography to old music, different styles of question such as picture recognition or music recollection. There are also a variety of ways the questions are asked. Fastest finger, pass the bomb (answer wrongly and you keep the bomb till you answer right. Bomb explodes and you lose points), high stakes (they say what the topic will be you bet how much depending how confident you are on being right), Picture round (you have to identify object names or who starred in a film etc), Point stealer (you answer fastest you can steal points off someone) and other different ways as well. The aim is to build up points which in the last round is converted to time. In the end whoever runs out of time loses.
Despite the game coming with 4 buzzers and being directed at the family market this game in no way requires you to have people in your house who want to play. Although maybe losing some fun factor, those who want to play can play single player in which you simply get a few rounds of timed questions. You can however up the stakes and try your brain against people across the world by going online and playing Sofa vs Sofa matches.
As a starting point the game comes with a mixture of 5000 questions. Over the months several DLC question packs have been brought out on the playstation store. I forget the exact price but you get 500 more questions included per pack for what is a fairly reasonable price. You can also take more specific topic quizzes written by other people (free of charge) who own Buzz using MyBUZZ or you can create your own using the MyBUZZ website and put other people to the test.
Overall I would highly recommend this to people. The wireless system works without any issues and I've not noticed any delay in registering my button pressing even when sitting a few meters away from the ps3 and not in direct view of the USB receiver. I played the PS2 version years ago and when we had 4 people playing all the wires were constantly getting tangled and presented tripping hazards. The batteries that came with the product are still working hours of playing later so don't think you'll be getting through new ones faster than you care to remember.
Quite a funny game. I get to custard pie my dad!
I paid £37.99 for this. The colours on the game are vibrant and look really great in hi-def blu ray. The game comes with four wireless buzzers, a usb dongle to plug in your ps3 and a little bag to store everything in.
The quiz master on this game is hilarious. So are the contestants, you can pick who you want to be and give them a name as well, you can also choose their outfit. The buzzers also come with various noises.
Now for the game. You can play by yourself but I wouldn't recommend it as it takes out the fun factor. You get to choose various topics eg. tv, natural history, pop music and sport among others. In one round the winning contestent can deduct points from whichever player they choose, Custard pie an opponent, You can also place bets on whether you can get the right answer to boost your score. None of the questions are really difficult but what trips people up is the pressure you get under when you're trying to win and also some rounds require you answer correctly and at speed.
Overall this game is suitable for most ages (10+). It's best played with four players. Excellent fun.
If you have a playstation 3 make sure you get this game!! I first played this game at a friends house. In the current climate this game is the perfect staying in but going out game!! Nibbles, wine.. and lots of giggles.. i came home and raved about this to Dear partner so much he bought it for my birthday.. he was in my good books forever!!..
there are 4 controllers, that link up to the playstation via a wireless usb.. ( only downside to this is that sometimes the link can be broken - which is quite annoying in the timed round and you need to select your answer in quickest time possible and the darn thing wont register your answer).. There are various rounds which ease you into the game.. and then get harder.. i.e timed round - quickest answer first and my favourite of taking points off the person who has the most points LOL... There are various characters you can pick from , with sound effects for your buzzer even to the clothes style you dress them in..
in all the whole game lasts approx 45mins, but the competiveness will leave you wanting to play this game all night.
When i first purchased this game for the PS3 i already knew what i was getting due to the PS2 versions of the game but on the PS3 it looked graphically clearer (as it should) and i thought a lot more fun to play. the questions were always varied in difficulty and no repeat questions were shown at all after playing with friends on a number of occasions - this was an extremely good point as it means you cannot so easily 'learn the game'. the biggest other plus is the fact that the controllers are wireless. the time that having wireless controllers saves you in comparison to the old game where after every session you had to roll it all up and hope they untangled the next time you wanted to play. all in all a tried and tested formula given a shiny new platform to perform on....Very Good Fun!
Buzz Quiz TV is great fun and its suitable for all ages. There are different varieties of topics including music, movies and TV, sport, knowledge and lifestyle. Knowledge quiz is my personal favourite, I love the safari questions. It's really great to feel you have been educated and actually learned something after playing the game. It keeps you interested and involved thought out the game, each level is unique and enjoyable. I think 'pass the bomb' is the most instance level of all; you are trying to think of an answer for the question as well as keeping an eye on the time-have to 'pass the bomb' before it goes off! However, the question gets a little bit repetitive after a while and you get to know pretty much all the answers for the question in a specific topic. All in all, this is a great party game and is a good laugh.
As a naturally competitive person (just ask my husband!), Buzz has been a great addition to my collection of games (board and computer). It has an engaging format which appeals to a wide range of friends and family, whereby you can select a character, their costume, name and even buzzer sound to use throughout the game. All the female characters seem to be oversexed bimbos, but that is just a small gripe. Jason Donovan's cheesey gameshow host has a rather limited range of expression ("faster than a greased leopard") but the concept works well. A definite strength of Buzz is that you can choose to specialise in questions of a certain nature (e.g. sports) or go for general knowledge, so you can tailor this depending on who your competitors are. I have downloaded several of the additional question packs on offer (e.g. Quiz of the year 2008) which has enhanced the fun we can have at home. It is also great fun to play sofa versus sofa with other adversaries online. When playing at home the quiz follows the same format each time, but I rather enjoy this aspect as some of the rounds are purely about what you know, and others introduce some element of chance and luck. After playing for a few weeks now I have only had a question repeated once - pretty good going. To conclude a great game for all the family (younger contestants would need to be on teams to make it fair), and in my house anyway, a fun way to decide who has to do the washing up.
Buzz Quiz Tv
As a user of the older buzz games i gladly bought this looking forward to a much enhanced next gen game
Sadly its not quite as good as i hoped, there are far less options than the old ones with no option for difficulty or customisation of rounds.
So you have to play the same format every time.
On the plus side the design is nice and it runs at a nice speed with all the buzz favourites plus a few new characters brought in.
Online linkup is nice with the ability to play sofa on sofa for long range family entertainment.
Jason Donavan's quirky buzz character returns on good form with some good gags along the way
this game plays with either the old wired buzzers or the new wireless ones.
there are now a number of addon packs available to buy but at nearly 4 pounds each they area little overpriced.
overall good but could do better.
I have failed so far to find anyone who does not enjoy playing this game and i have played it will alot of people! Buzz quiz tv is the follow on from the original Playstation 2 version in which players compete in a virtual quiz show using unique buzzers instead of Playsation controllers but with a few improvements.
The game now now comes complete with wireless buzzers which is a great addition as it means you can now sit anywhere in the room to play the game and can also hide your buzzer from your opponents so they cannot cheat! They are also a few extra rounds that were not in the original game including a pie throwing round which is a nice touch. In this round the quickest player to get the question right is given the opportunity to throw a pie at a chosen opponent, get hit by two pies and your out of the round. Be careful though as when throwing the pies it is possible to miss your opponent and end up hitting yourself!!
One of my favourite aspects of the game which i think is excellent is the fact that despite having played the game on many occasions only once have i came across a question which i have seen before in a previous turn of the game. this is great as a have played countless quiz games before where after a few games you end up answering the same questions over and over.
I highly recommend this game to anyone thinking of purchasing it. It is great fun for the family and people of all ages. the game complete with the wireless buzzers is available from most game stores and online for around £39.99 which is a very reasonable prize for a game that you will enjoy playong over and over again. There is also an online option available for people who have nobody to play against where you can go online with your Playstation 3 and play against opponents that you have never met before.
As far as playstation 3 games go, there doesnt seem to be many family games. However, this game is a brilliant family game which can be enjoyed by the whole family.
This game was a hit on the ps2, and has been made even better for the playstation 3, by giving you wireless buzzers. Brilliant. Allows you to sit about the room, without having to move furtniture so that all cables reach the console and you. Really good this as well as i know when i play, other people tend to try and sneak a look at your buzzer if they get stuck on a question, but with this you can sort this out.
The game itself allows you to choose your character, costume and buzzer, which can range from almost anything you can think of. Some of which are very funny to listen to.
The game has a variety of mini games where you earn points by answering questions correctly, but watch out some games deduct points if you get the question wrong. huge variety of questions and more downloadable content means you will be answering new questions all the time.
Package from amazon for £39.99 comes with game, wireless buzzers and small bag to keep buzzers together. A very nice added touch.
This game is one of the best family games i have ever played, this is the ultimate game for family fun and if you are staying in you no need to worry if you have this, if not go out and buy this game i recommend it you get to play with different players also you get them to dance between questions. Play with 3 other people in this fantastic game to see if you can test you knowledge and nerve to find out who is the best player. Only £40 at amazon but i would check around first to find a cheaper price. you can also play on the internet through PS3 and play with others across the world remember if you buy this check around first for a cheaper price and remember to invite the family and you friends to find out who the best of the best at this game !!!!
I loved Buzz when it first came out for the PS2 and this version is even bigger and better. It still has most of the old features but is definitely more improved. One of the biggest advantages this version has is the wireless buzzers. It means that everyone can play in their own seat without having to move the furniture about or getting tangled up. Also in my house it means you can distance yourself from your competitors to avoid cheating!
The format is similar to that of the previous buzz series. You pick a player, pick a costume, pick a wacky buzzer and get ready to play. The first round eases you into the game gently and first time buzz players are not overwhelmed. You get the chance to work with the buzzer and pick the right answer in your own time. In this round there is no penalty for getting the question wrong.
The following rounds are all pretty similar format to the previous games. Instead of shooting people in the fastest finger round, you now throw pies at whichever player you wish and the animation of this is second to none. In all successive scenes in that round when Buzz is talking you can still see the pies on the player and the players continue to interact which is a nice touch I feel.
The final round is also a new addition with players being elevated onto platforms with the higher scoring players getting more height to start. As the questions are asked, the platforms rapidly drop: get the question wrong and you are bumped down further, get it right and you get a little bump up. This is much better than the previous versions as it really is anyone's game right up to the last round.
This is a really enjoyable game and great for playing in a group. My only criticism would be that the questions can be quite repetitive and those that play it quite often can get to be very knowledgeable. Still highly recommended and a brilliant game!
This game is Amazing! It feels like you are playing a tv quiz show! Great for all ages adults and children, a great family game and great for parties or entertaining. There is plenty of questions on the game, i have played it many times and haven't had the same questions repeated. You can choose various question topics and there is different rounds which all differ slightly so you don't get bored of it. The graphics are very good and there is a choice of characters to choose from as well as different buzzer sounds etc, you can also personalise the characters name to your own to add that extra personal touch. If you go online to www.mybuzzquiz.com you can even create your own quiz to play on your playstation with friends which is great fun. I would recommend this game to anyone it is the best quiz game i have come across yet on the playstation!
Buzz! goes next-gen with Buzz!: Quiz TV on PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3), developed by Relentless Software. The quiz title that transforms your home into a TV game show studio is already loved around the globe - but now, thanks to PLAYSTATION Network (PSN), the whole world becomes a quiz show as you go online to pit your quiz skills against the best on offer. If previous Buzz! titles have been individual gameshows, this is a whole TV network. Buzz!: Quiz TV gives you instant access to almost any subject you can think of, and will be supported by vast downloadable and user-generated content. If there was ever a time to pick up Buzz!s famous quiz show buzzer controllers, this is it.