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    Posted October 7, 2012 by
    Phoenix, Arizona
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    The 21st Century Game Show

    Today, the world of game shows is arguably dull. We're stuck watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and maybe even Family Feud. We now seem to have seen every possible outcome those shows have to offer us, causing that particular show to lose its luster.

    But why does it truly lose it's luster? Two words: "User involvement". When contestants are faced with a situation, you can scream at the T.V. all you want but that won't stop them from answering the question wrong or going for the million. What if, you could play the game the contestants are playing and win a spot on a future live show? I've had this idea, but there has never been an outlet for me to put my input into.

    Think of a game show (Lets leave the show untitled for now) where you, the viewer, can answer questions that appear on the show live and win a possible space for the next airing of the show? This idea does just that.

    The show would ask contestants questions varying from common knowledge, pop-culture, etc. (similar to Who Wants to be a Millionaire) While the contestants are playing the game, viewers at home who are in possession of a smart phone (recent polls show that 50% of those with phones have a smartphone) an ipod, etc. could scan a QR Code on the screen of their television or computer using the our untitled game show's application and answer the questions from home. Taking the conveniency of the internet, social networking virtually anybody could participate. Contestants would play for cash prizes while viewers compete for a spot on the show.

    The top 10 viewers who score the most points from home would win a spot on the untitled game show whether if it is live or via Skype, gameshow website, etc.

    This idea is far from complete and I am not sure if this is original or not. All I am sure of is it is an innovative idea that could change the way we watch and interact with entertainment.

    Feel free to comment below and add to the idea and maybe this might be a possibility for the future!
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