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Out In Left Field / Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Last post by PatrickRox80 on Yesterday at 09:22:04 PM »
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 6/18/2018
« Last post by jimme on Yesterday at 09:20:29 PM »
$11K worth of shoes?  I would almost ask if I could return to Bidder's Row and try again.
Look on the bright side, she avoided a tax headache over a rather wasteful prize.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 6/18/2018
« Last post by Flerbert419 on Yesterday at 09:01:29 PM »
I wonder if David, Matthew, and Bruce understand that they were at a disadvantage right out of the gate today.

After the 10 Chances win, Drew said that it made his whole day. I absolutely believe him.
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FPG -- Friday Prediction Game / Re: FPG 06/15/18 - RESULTS
« Last post by Punchboard91 on Yesterday at 08:45:33 PM »
Picks
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FPG -- Friday Prediction Game / FPG 06/15/18 - RESULTS
« Last post by Punchboard91 on Yesterday at 08:45:24 PM »
When is a door not a door? When it's ajar. OK, Father's Day is over. It's time for business.

Nobody scored 0 points this week, so that's exciting. Both Wayo and Kev WERE at 0 after the first half, but managed to score enough points to push them both through. Tanzerey and Cephas also escaped defeat and are in the finals.

TPIRFan2000, had Any Number gone the other way, we would have seen you in the finals. Teddy, you had all reasonable picks, they just didn't show up, but nice job to you too.

The top four of this week are moving on to the finals. We will see you then.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: What games are next to get the LCD treatment?
« Last post by gamesurf on Yesterday at 07:31:11 PM »
As far as what the average joe sees, there already exist plenty of games (both old and new versions)that have reveals that could be altered to effect outcome. Card Game is one that comes to mind.  What kind of effect that has on viewers’ faith in the honesty factor, who knows? 

Sure--that's existed from day 1 with Any Number. But there's roughly two games with "hard reveals" for every one where a right answer is simply a ding or a graphic lighting up. When you know 2/3 of the games are indisputably honest, it's easier to exercise your faith in the other 1/3.

And of those 1/3 games, quite a few of them have a mix of hard and soft reveals. The GP portion of Pass the Buck, for example, doesn't have any "hard reveal", but the reveal of the prizes behind the numbers does. And regular viewers can verify the prices--they said the Gold Bond was $9.99, and look, it showed up again in Grocery Game a week later and it's still $9.99.

And you especially have to be careful with luck-based games. If we're going with the example of Secret X, the the reveal at the end is very important. Everything in the game builds up to the reveal at the end. Unlike, say, Any Number or Card Game, the answer is totally arbitrary and at the whims of the producer.

It's a slight difference, yes, and one reveal isn't going to make or break it, but it is something to watch out for IMO.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Last post by left4thehouse on Yesterday at 07:18:23 PM »
With one exception: The lighting in the NBC version is atrocious, even by 1970s standards.

True fact about the lighting, Axl. Now, CBS lighting crew and an NBC set...that would be tight.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 6/18/2018
« Last post by EvilChameleon on Yesterday at 06:28:35 PM »
I always enjoy playings of Ten Chances that end in the host being shocked.
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CSS -- Chatroom Showcase Showoff / CSS Results for 06/18/2018 (Game 172)
« Last post by Wayoshi on Yesterday at 06:04:52 PM »
The "post-postseason" starts with a hard DSW from yours truly as we're down to 9 shows left. More outright or farily new trips, 2 cars, the random kitchen that I believe was the cheapo one today... pretty familiar types of SCs for sure.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: What games are next to get the LCD treatment?
« Last post by priac on Yesterday at 05:35:52 PM »
I guess I should have addressed the issue of perceived manipulation, although, as I’ve observed these shows are highly regulated by Standards & Practices.  I doubt Price would risk it all just to manipulate a win or loss.

As far as what the average joe sees, there already exist plenty of games (both old and new versions)that have reveals that could be altered to effect outcome. Card Game is one that comes to mind.  What kind of effect that has on viewers’ faith in the honesty factor, who knows? 

On a humorous note, when I was a young kid and watched w my grandparents, my grandpa would tell me there was a “little person”  inside the wheel running like a hamster making it go faster or slower. He even had me believing that person also made the beeping sounds.  Being a little kid, i believed him.  Lol  Of course, this would bother my grandma no end - as she loved the show- and a fight would invariably ensue.
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