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Out In Left Field / Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Last post by Ccook on Today at 02:17:42 AM »
Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville, age 79, of pancreatic cancer.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Most disliked game?
« Last post by TPIRfan#9821 on Yesterday at 11:28:22 PM »
I was going to rant on Switcheroo, but then I read the question again. (Cliffnote version: 80% of the contestants ignore 4/5 of the game to do POE to get to the car, and this game ticks me off the most out of all other games that have similar POE elements.)

Rent, Stack, TTM! (I like it too, just don't play it for an Aston Martin with $3k increments), L7 nowadays, and, honestly, Pick-A-Number. 10/10 way to celebrate a 4,000th episode by introducing a quickie that has in the past been literally "guess the last number". Now, it's more tame with the thousands digit, but still.
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FPG -- Friday Prediction Game / Re: 2017-2018 FPG Spoilers
« Last post by TPIRfan#9821 on Yesterday at 10:44:26 PM »
Everyone, I'm here to drop the nuke.

https://mobile.eurweb.com/2018/04/exclusive-clip-the-price-is-right-drew-carey-is-here-for-the-dancing-entertainment-lawyer-bachelorette-watch/#

So, who is up for some Bargain Game tomorrow? I sure am!

(On a sidenote, I have no clue how that poster obtained that clip, which is presumably the Game of the Day. That makes me a bit nervous of the future integrity of the game)
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Most disliked game?
« Last post by mechamind on Yesterday at 10:37:52 PM »
Among active pricing games, (Not so) Lucky $even. It's certainly not as extreme as Bullseye '72, though I've become less enthusiastic about guessing random digits without any hints. Yes, the $1,000's digits can be obvious, but the other three digits are just...
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 4/26/2018
« Last post by WOF85 on Yesterday at 09:49:07 PM »
Not sure what the right answer is, but there are some assumptions built in that make this calculation pretty useless.

It's a very rough stat. It's basing only on (1/2)^4 of the first half and (1/9)^5 for the second half.

There would be more complex calculations when it comes factoring in things like: Where on the board the contestant dropped the chip, every conceivable path a chip could take at each slot and peg, friction, momentum, slope of the board, etc.

Even if it improves the rough stat Plinko would very likely still be the most difficult to win.   



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The TALK Is Right / Re: Hit Me Question
« Last post by barkerfan05 on Yesterday at 09:47:49 PM »
Thanks, Casey! You sure do watch a lot of Hit Me on the show!
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Most disliked game?
« Last post by SteveGavazzi on Yesterday at 09:13:53 PM »
And there's nothing necessarily wrong with that. Not every game on the show has to be a dumbed-down, mindless herp-derp. The fact that someone can win big if they pay attention and know their stuff is a plus in my book.

So according to you, intentionally designing a game so that contestants will misunderstand it is a good thing? :confused:

(And honestly, I don't believe your description of the other 109 games as being "dumbed down" is accurate, either...but hey, if we're gonna argue about this, we're darn well gonna use your words to do it.)
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Out In Left Field / Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Last post by Plinkoman on Yesterday at 09:05:47 PM »
Without a doubt, one of the strongest and best PBR bucking bulls, Pearl Harbor, of Dakota Rodeo passed earlier in the week. Sad week for the Western Sports world.

https://pbr.com/en/news/features/other-features/2018/4/remembering-legendary-bull-pearl-harbor.aspx
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 4/26/2018
« Last post by Flerbert419 on Yesterday at 08:29:31 PM »
Plinko is statistically the hardest game to win. It's rough statistics are 1/944,784 (1/16 playing the first half right to get all 5 chips and 1/59,049 of dropping all 5 chips in the 10k slot.)

Not sure what the right answer is, but there are some assumptions built in that make this calculation pretty useless.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Most disliked game?
« Last post by silverice878 on Yesterday at 08:06:02 PM »
For me, it'd have to be Stack The Deck. I honestly cannot remember the last time that game was won.
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