Geekwire: You vs. Ken Jennings in a ‘Trivia Death Match’

Geekwire: You vs. Ken Jennings in a ‘Trivia Death Match’

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Geekwire: You vs. Ken Jennings in a ‘Trivia Death Match’

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by TODD BISHOP / Geekwire

KING5.com

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Sure, you watch quiz shows and get a lot of the questions right, but how would you really do in a head-to-head challenge against the one and only Ken Jennings?

You can find out first-hand in a new app called “Trivia Death Match With Ken Jennings,” released by Seattle-based FilmWise LLC and OtherWise Games in cooperation with the 74-time Jeopardy champion. The app features 1,000 questions, delivered in a series of 20 rounds that let the user race against Jennings, competing for speed and accuracy.

Yes, our friend Ken is way smarter than most of the rest of us — or at least much faster and more accurate when it comes to trivia questions — but losing has never been this much fun. For me, playing the game ended up being more about trying to improve my score (with Jennings as a benchmark) without having any hope of winning.

The app, released today for iPad and iPhone, costs $2.99. Future themed “Quiz Packs” will add new sets of questions for an additional 99 cents.

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