Could the live mobile app HQ Trivia revolutionize game shows?

Since I don't keep up with current trends (I still own a flip-phone), I wasn't immediately aware of this new mobile app that's taking the world by storm (for now)! It's called HQ Live Trivia, and it's a live quiz show that can hold 100s of thousands of contestants at a time. What's unique is that it actually is a live show, and not just a simulation. It is a 15-minute game show hosted by comedian Scott Rogowsky, and broadcasts every weekday from 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET, and 9 p.m. ET for weekends. And if you're late to a game you can only spectate.

There are even cash prizes! You have to make more than $20 (which can sometimes be difficult, as you do have to share the pot if there are multiple winners at the end of a show), but you can cash out in PayPal. Some people have won hundreds of dollars playing this game, which is free to play.

Now, to be fair, this is created by the founders of Vine, so there's no telling if this will be a start of something new and revolutionary, or if it will be a flash-in-the-pan, ala POKEMON GO! (or, you know, Vine...) However, the live streaming aspect, and the player involvement, is certainly intriguing, and there is indeed hope that social apps like this can gain more traction. The mass involvement is the key, and we'll see if this - and other apps like it - can keep it up.

Meanwhile, it's out now and free to play! Anyone wanna start a trivia team?

Extra Tidbit: Anyone play this? If so, did you ever win any money?
Source: Variety



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