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19 Aug 2010
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Hi all,

 

Caspar from Relentless Software here.

 

Our sparkling new game, Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz, will be out this October. As you probably guessed from the name, it's music-themed, with a nice, broad spread of tracks from across the years.

 

The classic Buzz! game is enhanced with a new game board to let you select from more categories than ever before, and two brand-new musical rounds. These are Watch It! - a pop video observation round - and Tune Warp, which speeds up and slows down classic tunes, leaving you to guess the name of the track.

 

All told there are now over a dozen game rounds to enjoy, plus a new 'Quickfire' mode that hammers you with up to 100 questions in a row, for non-stop quizzing action.

 

Then on top of this, we've built four totally new rounds as a bonus for Move users. These are Hammer Time (smack the right answer with a mallet), Master Blaster (zap the correct answer), Pop Life (pop the three wrong answers) and Heavy Metal (put the right answer in the mouth of a giant robot crusher!).

 

For everyone with a PS Eye or EyeToy camera, there's the hilarious new Paperface mode. Jump up, get your face in the shot, choose a crazy head frame and each of you can have your face papered into the game. You can even do one for Buzz too.

 

Coupled with Paperface, you can now use a mic (PS Eye, EyeToy, headset or SingStar) to record your own buzzer noises to create a truly personal, and side-splitting, game experience.

 

Buzz himself has had a bit of an overhaul too, with a smooth new look. He's still the same crazy Buzz you know and love, but restyled for these stylish times. And if you're looking for a faster-paced game, you can now ask Buzz to step out of the limelight and just get on with the questions.

 

All of the above sits on top of the great features packed into previous Buzz! releases, including the ability to write and play your own and others' quizzes via www.mybuzzquiz.com (with well over two-million questions now available), online Sofa versus Sofa multiplayer, singleplayer challenges, eightplayer at home, in-game picture taking with Get Your Buzz! Face On, Home Game Launching, publishing to Facebook, and over 20 extra Quiz Packs available via the in-game PSN Store link.

 

Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz is the biggest, craziest Buzz! game we've ever built, and we're really looking forward to you getting to play it.

 

If you've any questions, drop us a line on this thread and we'll do our best to answer. Thanks!

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Its looking good so far. I have loved all the PS3 Buzz games and can't see why this will be any different. 

 

The only problem I have is with the new Buzz! Why change such an iconic character? I was furious when I watched the trailer yesterday lol. Please change him back.

 

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Buzz is an entertainer, right? These guys have to stay on the ball, looks-wise. I mean, no-one bats an eyelid when TV celebrities have a little ***** & tuck plastic surgery, or maybe a splash of botox. As a triple-A performer at the top of his game, Buzz ain't no different :)

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Who would have guessed that Sony's profanity filter would cut out the word n i p (or n*i*p if it got that one too) from ***** & tuck?!

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Good answer! Maybe in time I will come to love him. I just cant imagine new Buzz rubbing his bum on the floor in the background lol. 

 

as for the censorship it can be a bit extreme. On the PS3 chat room you cant say engineer! No idea why?!

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Hi "Caspar from Relentless Software"

 

First I would like to say that from the looks of it you (and the rest of the team at Relentless Sotfware) have done a good job with the new Buzz! game.

 

I have a couple of questions regarding the new game, that I hope that you guys can answer :)

 

1. Does the game allow people from different countries play against each other? (For example I could play the game in Danish and you could play the game in English)

 

2. Is it possible that one player uses PlayStation Move while others use Buzz! Buzzers? (either in local play or online).

 

3. Will the "connection" problems that some people experienced in earlier Buzz games be fixed? (If you do not know the problem lets some users connect to Buzz servers while others can not connect...)

 

Cheers

 

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Will the quiz packs we have already got from the store work with Buzz! The Ultimate Quiz? The game looks great but not sure i'm too keen on a one subject Buzz! game.

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Yes, all of your DLC Quiz Packs will be playable in the new game. That's been the policy with Buzz! on PS3 right from the start - all the Quiz Packs work in all of the games.

 

With the thing about making a one-topic Buzz! game: we and Sony felt that after Quiz TV, Brain Of and Quiz World (all of which were general knowledge) it would be cool to offer a specialised version of the game. The original Buzz!: The Music Quiz on PS2 was one of the best-loved games in the series, so we felt that it was about time we did another music-themed quiz for everyone to enjoy - but this time powered by PS3.

 

The Ultimate Music Quiz has a pretty broad spread of music from different eras and genres, so groups of friends and families with different tastes and ages can enjoy it together.

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Yes, all of your DLC Quiz Packs will be playable in the new game. That's been the policy with Buzz! on PS3 right from the start - all the Quiz Packs work in all of the games.

 


 

Cheers, will definitely be getting the game then!

 

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@moriarty1975

 

Yes, all of your DLC Quiz Packs will be playable in the new game. That's been the policy with Buzz! on PS3 right from the start - all the Quiz Packs work in all of the games.

 

With the thing about making a one-topic Buzz! game: we and Sony felt that after Quiz TV, Brain Of and Quiz World (all of which were general knowledge) it would be cool to offer a specialised version of the game. The original Buzz!: The Music Quiz on PS2 was one of the best-loved games in the series, so we felt that it was about time we did another music-themed quiz for everyone to enjoy - but this time powered by PS3.

 

The Ultimate Music Quiz has a pretty broad spread of music from different eras and genres, so groups of friends and families with different tastes and ages can enjoy it together.


 

Thanks, Caspar, but the question comes because if the DLC packs are used, then it will stop being an specialised version (if all topics are used),. or will it only use music questions from the packs?

 

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Thanks, Caspar, but the question comes because if the DLC packs are used, then it will stop being an specialised version (if all topics are used),. or will it only use music questions from the packs?

 


My guess is when the game starts we'll have an option to play "Ultimate music quiz" or the DLC question packs?
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Thanks, Caspar, but the question comes because if the DLC packs are used, then it will stop being an specialised version (if all topics are used),. or will it only use music questions from the packs?

 


My guess is when the game starts we'll have an option to play "Ultimate music quiz" or the DLC question packs?

Guessing is free (and welcome), but a definitive answer would be much preferred.

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Guessing is free (and welcome), but a definitive answer would be much preferred.


 

True! Any definitive answer to this Casper?

 

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When playing Quiz Packs you can have it both ways:

 

You can use the reorganised Quiz Packs menu option to select and play whichever Packs you want, isolated from the disc content. Or you can mix them in, using the Pack Management options. We offer both because you might have one of the music-themed Quiz Packs and want to have that show up in the main game.

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When playing Quiz Packs you can have it both ways:

 

You can use the reorganised Quiz Packs menu option to select and play whichever Packs you want, isolated from the disc content. Or you can mix them in, using the Pack Management options. We offer both because you might have one of the music-themed Quiz Packs and want to have that show up in the main game.


 

Clear now, Caspar. Thanks

 

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Our design team has nudged me and reminded me of another cool feature we've added for the new game: handicaps.

 

If you've ever had that experience where you're playing Buzz! with someone who is either super-quick on the buzzer, or who maybe needs a little help keeping up (a younger child, perhaps, or your boss*), then the new handicap system is here to help.

 

You can now set a point boost or reduction for each player at the start of the game, depending on each player's skill level. It really helps level the playing field for regular stragglers, and gives a bit more of a challenge for those who always streak into the lead.

 

*Just joking, dearest boss peoples!

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Our design team has nudged me and reminded me of another cool feature we've added for the new game: handicaps.

 

If you've ever had that experience where you're playing Buzz! with someone who is either super-quick on the buzzer, or who maybe needs a little help keeping up (a younger child, perhaps, or your boss*), then the new handicap system is here to help.

 

You can now set a point boost or reduction for each player at the start of the game, depending on each player's skill level. It really helps level the playing field for regular stragglers, and gives a bit more of a challenge for those who always streak into the lead.

 

*Just joking, dearest boss peoples!


 

 

That's a great idea!

 

When I'm hosting Buzz parties, we tend to have some super quick and super smart players.  Would be nice to have a four horse race as opposed to a runaway leader.  At least it gives the missus a chance anyway :xRolleyes:

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Any new videos from this game? list of characters? or even the trophy list? It is only TWO WEEKS until its released :)
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Hi,

 

Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz just had a great preview over on GameSpot UK. You can read it here

 

The article has some fresh footage of the game, along with some hands-on comments from GameSpot.

 

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so, when's the actual UK release date?

 

HMV saying nothing, Amazon saying 10 October 2011 (?!), play.com saying 22 October 2010

 

*confused*

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Play.com is right - it's out on Oct 22nd.

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