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When thinking about the psychology of the reveal, I think that from the viewer's standpoint it's important to think about the type of game/reveal.  If you're revealing the price of an item digitally, a viewer is likely to be less suspicious of game manipulation by the producers than if you're revealing the location of a bonus, or an X.  In the viewer's mind, a price is established, but a location is determined by the person running the game.  That's why the screens bother me in Bonus Game.
I agree with you in general, and in particular I'm glad I'm not the only one with the same thought concerning Bonus Game. That display change, along with the loss of the classic turntable spin shot, took Bonus Game off of my list of favorite games. Though I'm not suggesting any manipulation, the reveal of the "Bonus" just doesn't feel the same with the current display.

I would have no problem at all with an LCD update of the price digits in 3 Strikes. If done, I hope those in charge would keep the digit font the same, as was done with the one-bid readouts.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: What games are next to get the LCD treatment?
« Last post by JayC on Today at 02:37:08 PM »
My vote would be Grocery Game, since about all cash registers are now equipped with electronic readouts. I'd envision green numbers for a win, and red for a loss.
While something like this could eventually happen and they could possibly ditch the old-fashioned cash register altogether one day, Grocery Game is the one game that I would definitely like to see stay the way it is until change is necessitated. The cash register and the total and Win/Loss display just has a classic look and feel that fits the game very well and it's one of the few games that I would be disappointed by it getting an update to be more modern.
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Barker Era / November 17, 1989
« Last post by Teddy on Today at 02:17:13 PM »
First Four: Kathy, Willie, Barbara, Lisa

IUFB1: Pedal Racer (winner also receives a pack of Your Life Vitamins)
Lisa: $655
Barbara: $799
Willie: $501
Kathy: $800*
ARP: $1375

PG1: Check Game--Played for a Bed

Total must be between $5,000 and $6,000

Kathy writes check for $3,000

ARP: $3,278

Total: $6,278

LOSS

The foghorn goes off for this loss.

Second Calldown: Jeanette

IUFB2: Electric Guitar
Jeanette: $700*
Lisa: $875
Barbara: $900
Willie: $901
ARP: $775

Jeanette's daughter plays the guitar, so she'll be happy to have that as a gift from the show.

PG2: Pathfinder--Played for a Buick Skylark

First number: 1

SP1: Children's Clothes
SP2: Food Containers
SP3: Slow Cooker

Second number: 6, 3, 9 or 1? Steps to 3, is right
Third number: 9, 5 or 0? Steps to 5, is wrong

Picks Layette: $35 or $48? Picks $35, is right

Third number: 9 or 0? Steps to 9, is wrong

Picks Food Containers: $19 or $34? Picks $19, is right

Third number: Steps to 0 by default

Fourth number: 2, 5 or 9 ? Steps to 9, is wrong

Slow Cooker: $23 or $47? Picks $47, is right

Fourth number: 2 or 5? Steps to 2, is wrong and game over

ARP: $13,056

LOSS

Third Calldown: Rene

IUFB3: Gourmet Cookware (winner also receives Sara Lee pies)
Rene: $550
Lisa: $551*
Barbara: $500
Willie: $499
ARP: $750

PG3: Barker's Bargain Bar--Played for a Chaise Lounge and Fireplace

BARGAIN PRICES
Chaise: $773
Fireplace: $1,395

Lisa picks Chaise

ARP of Fireplace: $1,595 (Difference: $200)
ARP of Chaise: $1,173 (Difference: $400)

WIN!

SCSD1
Jeanette: .80
Kathy: .35+.85=OVER
Lisa: .95

Lisa is going to the Showcase!

Fourth Calldown: Andrea

IUFB4: Camping Equipment (up for adoption: unnamed female dog)
Andrea: $700
Barbara: $500
Willie: $850
Rene: $525
OVERBID

Andrea: $400*
Barbara: $450
Willie: $425
Rene: $451
ARP: $411

PG4: Credit Card--Played for a Microwave Oven, Dinette Set, Gift Basket, Chest and Computer

Credit Limit: $2,300

First purchase: Microwave--$440 ($1,860 remaining)
Second purchase: Gift Basket--$400 ($1,260 remaining)
Third purchase: Chest--$575 ($885 remaining)

Other ARPs: Dinette--$1,708, Computer--$1,558

WIN!

Fifth Calldown: Mary

IUFB5: Curio Cabinet
Mary: $1400
Barbara: $599
Willie: $1450
Rene: $600*
ARP: $800

PG5: Grand Game

Target price: $2.00

GP1: Carnation Instant Breakfast
GP2: Mentos
GP3: La Choy Sweet & Sour Sauce
GP4: Gas-X
GP5: Cotton Buds Swabs
GP6: Sun Maid Fruit Bits

First pick: Mentos--45¢, wins $10
Second pick: Sauce--$1.29, wins $100
Third pick: Fruit Bits--$1.65, wins $1,000

Rene decides to continue

Fourth pick: Swabs--$2.99, game over

Other ARPs: Drink Mix--$2.18, Gas-X--$1.86

LOSS

The losing sound here is MRRRRRRRRP!

With the possibility of a double-induction into the FFBC on the horizon, it is up to Barbara and Willie to make the right bid. Will either one do that?

Final Calldown: Michele

IUFB6: 2 Binoculars
Michele: $375
Mary: $300
Barbara: $400
Willie: $426*
ARP: $443

While Willie wins his way up on stage, Barbara is now in the FFBC.

PG6: Dice Game--Played for a Subaru Legacy

First number: 1

Second number: Rolls 4, is wrong (guesses lower)
Third number: Rolls 3, is wrong (guesses higher)
Fourth number: Rolls 5, is wrong (guesses lower)
Fifth number: Rolls 6, is wrong (guesses lower)

ARP: $12,162

LOSS

This is one of the last playings of this game with the original design.

SCSD2
Willie: .95
Rene: .10+.80=.90
Andrea: .45+.55=1.00

BONUS SPIN
Andrea: .55

Andrea is going to the Showcase, with $1,000 in her pocket!

SHOWCASES
Top Winner: Andrea
Runner-Up: Lisa

SHOWCASE 1
2 Diamond Watches, 2 Lounger/Recliners, 2 Ski  Boats
Andrea passes to Lisa, who bids $14,550

SHOWCASE 2
Kingston Brothers Tape, Boombox, Three Stooges Videocassettes, VCR, Color TV, 3 Nissan Sentras
Andrea bids $17,500

ARP of Andrea's Showcase: $22,535 (Difference: $5,035)
ARP of Lisa's Showcase: $18,083 (Difference: $3,533)

Lisa wins her Showcase, and takes home $21,626 in cash and prizes!
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The TALK Is Right / Re: What games are next to get the LCD treatment?
« Last post by imhomerjay on Today at 01:35:44 PM »
:roll:

Again, if Mike was really that bad at his job, he would still not be with the show, and the show itself would not be running 10+ years after Roger's departure. Try again.

It should also be mentioned that a lot of the changes brought up in this thread aren't necessarily changes for changes sake--a lot of the older props look(ed) downright pitiful in HD, especially Bonus Game. If they're going to take the time to refurbish and/or rebuild the props, they're going to consider making it more cost-efficient and future-proof, and a lot of time that will include using LCDs.

Agreed. I realize it’s a figure of speech, but “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” is a terrible mantra. Technology evolves at an ever more rapid pace, and while “throwbacks” when used judiciously can offer balance and charm, by and large one needs to keep pace. Yes, there are cases where change doesn’t work out as planned. That’s life. But they stand out precisely because they’re more exception than rule.

Price has done, frankly, a very good job of gradually integrating new tech into the classic framework. That gives me confidence that whatever comes next has a good chance of being just as well done.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: What games are next to get the LCD treatment?
« Last post by Teddy on Today at 12:58:39 PM »
My vote would be Grocery Game, since about all cash registers are now equipped with electronic readouts. I'd envision green numbers for a win, and red for a loss.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 6/19/2018
« Last post by Teddy on Today at 12:51:37 PM »
I would've taken the money in Spelling Bee as well. That's always a nice consolation after missing out on two SPs.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: What games are next to get the LCD treatment?
« Last post by RedWing512 on Today at 09:11:16 AM »
Somebody needs to tattoo this on Mike Richards' forehead.

 :roll:

Again, if Mike was really that bad at his job, he would still not be with the show, and the show itself would not be running 10+ years after Roger's departure. Try again.

It should also be mentioned that a lot of the changes brought up in this thread aren't necessarily changes for changes sake--a lot of the older props look(ed) downright pitiful in HD, especially Bonus Game. If they're going to take the time to refurbish and/or rebuild the props, they're going to consider making it more cost-efficient and future-proof, and a lot of time that will include using LCDs.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: What games are next to get the LCD treatment?
« Last post by shell_game on Today at 07:41:33 AM »
When thinking about the psychology of the reveal, I think that from the viewer's standpoint it's important to think about the type of game/reveal.  If you're revealing the price of an item digitally, a viewer is likely to be less suspicious of game manipulation by the producers than if you're revealing the location of a bonus, or an X.  In the viewer's mind, a price is established, but a location is determined by the person running the game.  That's why the screens bother me in Bonus Game.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Board Game - 2nd Edition
« Last post by Alfonzo on Today at 03:03:46 AM »
Nicholas Roache took the time to make rules and set-up for additional pricing games. Here's the link: https://m.box.com/shared_item/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.box.net%2Fs%2F8le6zrp8oh
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...except one could also argue that many of the changes he's made have kept the show fresh and updated and it's still doing well after 10 years, and that the previous director made changes that didn't nessecarily need to be done.
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