Sony introduces quiz games in India


Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Quiz shows have now come home. You no longer have to wait for a week for your favourite TV quiz show, and instead of merely viewing it, you can now take part in it sitting at home.

Only, there will be no Amitabh Bachchan, or Shah Rukh Khan or Derek O'Brien or Siddharth Basu to host it. Computer-generated game show quiz master Buzz and his assistant Rose will guide you through the show.

After the success of Buzz quiz games in most parts of the world, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) introduced in India "Buzz: The Maha Quiz" game with its launch in Mumbai on Thursday.

Indian quiz addicts can now recreate the TV game show experience in their living rooms. They will be able to quiz themselves with over 5,000 questions by holding a hand-held buzzer.

By plugging in an Eye-Toy USB camera, the players can even get themselves on the screen as they take part in the game show.

The contents of "Buzz; The Maha Quiz" are India-centric and the show itself focuses on general knowledge. Forty percent of the Indian content has been developed in collaboration with Derek O'Brien and Associates.

"Buzz: The Maha Quiz" has been developed by Relentless Software and promoted in India by SCEE.