1 vs. 100, the interactive trivia hybrid video game/show from Microsoft Xbox LIVE and Endemol, is one of the best examples we’ve seen so far of real-time entertainment. We’ve devoted more than a few words to the show’s first season, with an extended profile for our GigaOM Pro subscription service. If you missed out, or are raring to play again, we now have an appointment for the launch of season two: Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. PT. As we wrote in September:
What’s significant about “1 vs. 100″ is that it combines one of the best aspects of a TV show — the moment of people joining together simultaneously to watch a live event unfold — with the best of a video game — interactivity and competition. And because “1 vs. 100″ piggybacks on Xbox Live, it’s incredibly popular, making it a shining early example of a massive communal participatory experience.
Microsoft also said today that the 14-week second season will be accompanied by “1 vs. 100 Extended Play” weeknight trivia on topics like song lyrics and vampires. The first season of 1 vs. 100 had a high of 114,000 simultaneous players in North America, with close to 3 million downloads and an average of seven live games played per user.