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GamesFever ( ) is an interactive TV game show where viewers can enter the game and possibly win money. This blog is about the show and ways to win.

For the long-running YOYO game that started on March 23, 2007, a list of already-guessed answers can be found here:

Friday, June 6, 2008

Firefox 3.0 Release Candidate 2
Here are some reference messages for testing FX3.0rc2:

10:37 pm pdt

Friday, April 20, 2007

Goodbye MyGamesFever
It seems like today is the last day for MyGamesFever.

I'm unhappy to see it go. It was a really fun program. Although I became disillusioned by the YOYO puzzles, I do really like the hosts.

As there are two sides to every coin, so there are both positives and negatives to the end of MyGamesFever. Now that the "promotion" is over, we'll get a list of winners, and we might be able to know how much money was given out in winnings.

There is also a slight chance that we'll be given some information about the counting methods for the YOYO puzzles. I'm also interested to know how much money the company made or lost during its run. I suspect that it made money during its first three months, then began to lose money as more people became aware of the free method of entry on the website.

As much as I liked the show, I must admit that a small number of people were probably harmed by it. After all, it is a form of gambling. I don't want to try to imagine what was going on in the finances of people who maxed out their 25 entries each day but never used the website entry method. But even for people who used the free entry method, this program tended to dominate one's time, and it was a two-hour program.

Goodbye GamesFever. You were a really fun show, but I know that in Television, only "I Love Lucy" lasts forever :-)

2:08 pm pdt

Monday, April 16, 2007

No Longer addicted to Games Fever
It seems that I'm no longer addicted to GamesFever. I didn't even bother to watch Monday's (April 16th) show.

For quite a while I was really interested in the YOYO game. I thought I knew the answer or that I could find it, but over the last week, it's become obvious that the TV show does not use consistent and rational counting methods.

Evidently part of the game is guessing what counting method they are using. In my opinion that makes GamesFever much more of a gambling show than a game show. If gambling is all they want to do over at GamesFever, I no longer wish to participate.
11:19 pm pdt

Friday, April 13, 2007

Near Winners?
On today's show, the producers suggested that two of the following numbers was close to the "correct" answer:
6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 33, 34, 36, 49, 53, 54, 116, 117, 133, 405, 408
11:16 am pdt

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Detailed list of YOYOs (East Coast game)

As some of you already know, I have a program that counts YOYOs. It can also output a detailed YOYO count that shows how each YOYO is found. This could be helpful to some people who are confused as to why so many people are guessing 118 for the current YOYO game.

You might also follow the other links on this site that link to blogs that discuss the most popular counting methods.

12:29 pm pdt

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Why not 118?

Why did GamesFever reject 118 as the answer for this YOYO game? My program (which has been modified to ignore diagonals) counts 118, and many other people count 118.

I failed to get extra sensory perception features into my program, so I'm stuck with the wrong answer of 118 for the current East Coast YOYO puzzle.

11:02 pm pdt

What's going on here?

Something strange is going on. BigDaddyHuah give us some decent YOYO counting advice , but his lack of clairvoyance puts us in a strange place. The newest suspected YOYO counting method results in an answer of 58--not 54. Either the FOX producers missed some YOYOs, or there is another secret rule that disqualifies some YOYOs.

My program, modified to ignore diagonals, counts 58 YOYO's in the West-Coast YOYO puzzle that was won with an answer of 54.

10:35 pm pdt

YOYO Game Bewilderment
I'm in a state of bewilderment.

On the west coast, the following YOYO puzzle was won; it has 54 YOYO's in it:

_ _ Y O Y
_ Y O Y O O
_ O Y Y Y O
_ _ Y O Y

My program for counting YOYOs is wrong and needs to be substantially redesigned.

One of the potential additions I'm wondering how to add to my program is extra sensory perception. My program needs to read the minds of GamesFever producers to find the counting method.

12:15 pm pdt

Kudos to Alex
Alex, whoever you are, you deserve recognition. You were one of the smarter players on GamesFever, and you were the first one on today's show.

You did everything exactly right, you gave your name, your location, and when asked, your very-well though-out answer: 118.

For a moment, I though you were a >$3000 winner. Hey, it's not your fault you can't read minds, but you had a really good guess.
12:05 pm pdt

Monday, April 9, 2007

Program + Feedback = Better Program

Outdated Information:
[outdated information] Fever Meister at advised me that the previous version of my program was hard to see, so I've updated it to make the YOYO's more prominent.

I also decided to do the most popular YOYO game. I know you want it. :-)

However, I had to make it faster because animating 406 frames at 1 frame per second takes over six minutes. (However, 406 is not the correct answer. My program's counting method must be adjusted.)

You might also be interested in my updated list of YOYO game wrong answers .

10:57 am pdt

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Counting YOYOs Colorfully.

Outdated Information:
[outdated information] I've given my program the ability to color-highlight the YOYO words it finds, and I've also added the ability to output frames. Using the GNU Image Manipulation Program, I've been able to combine the frames into an animated GIF.

I think I've covered all the bases. Please let me know if I'm missing anything. My program counts 163 YOYO's (outdated).

1:42 pm pdt

2008.06.01 | 2007.04.01

The current YOYO puzzle (which follows) seems to have a great many stumped. See if you can count them. Yoyo's probably can snake around and go in many different directions.

YOYOs game image
April 6, 2007 YOYO game

Here is a link to my first site discussing GamesFever's YOYO game .

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at paduille.4061.mumia.w+nospam.web[@]

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