“We received an offer from an established business to acquire HQ and continue building our vision, had definitive agreements and legal docs, and a projected closing date of tomorrow, and for reasons we are still investigating, they suddenly changed their position and despite our best efforts, we were unable to reach an agreement.” … [Read more...] about HQ Trivia hosts final drunken quiz after investors pull plug: ‘My dogs are going to starve!’
I’m surprised that Yusupov is a little algorithmic because HQ bursts with personality from the moment you open it. The push notifications talk to you as if you’re a mate, the graphics recall 90s MTV, and the questions are far from straightforward. You have standard ones where the majority will go for the right answer (“Which of these rivers run through Baghdad – Rhine, Tigris or Nile?”), or where there’s a roughly even split. Then there are questions where the majority will go for the wrong answer, a necessary step to get rid of big swathes of players. On HQ they call them “savage questions”. I’ve called them a few other things when I’m getting close to the jackpot. … [Read more...] about ‘One winner played on the toilet’: inside HQ Trivia, the hit quiz app
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"We thought if you could up the levels of production and broadcast directly to people's phones - and make that content more interactive and more social - that we could actually turn this into something we could use daily." … [Read more...] about HQ Trivia: Quiz app ends with drunken broadcast after ‘running out of money’
The questions 1 Which seasonal figure was murdered by his brother, Boleslaus the Cruel?2 Why does a Welsh hamlet in the Tywi Valley get extra post at this time of year?3 A Brit award winner in 2017, which singer’s stage name was inspired by watching Steptoe and Son?4 Why was “covfefe” in the news in May?5 What festive item was first recorded in Britain on Cornhill in 1444?6 Whose six wickets won England the Women’s Cricket World Cup in July?7 Settled this year, what did the legal case Naruto vs David Slater involve?8 What first hosted its annual Christmas lectures in 1825?What links:9 All the people pictured above?10 Churchill; Winter; Enable; Wings of Eagles; Capri?11 Golden Slumbers; One Day I’ll Fly Away; Half The World Away; Real Love?12 Viscum album; ilex aquifolium; hedera helix?13 The people, place and animal pictured below? 14 William I (by Ealdred of York) and the Emperor Charlemagne (by Pope Leo III)?15 Lifting device; green tea; greylag; Antonio … [Read more...] about Can you complete Thomas Eaton’s fiendishly difficult Christmas quiz?