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You Don't Know Jack

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
3.1
PlayStation
80
3.2
Windows
88
4.0

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - Playstation (US):

    Turn your Playstation game console into a party!

    With original music, blistering humor and a sarcastic host, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK whisks you from the green room to prime time at a pace so fast it will make your head spin. Get the question right and score some cash; get it wrong and pay the price.

    Ready? Put your knowledge to the test and your ego on the line. YOU DON'T KNOW JACK is the quiz show party game where high culture and pop-culture collide.

    • Over 1400 hilarious questions on 2 CDs. That's over 35 hours of non-repetitive verbal abuse!
    • 1, 2 or 3 players duke it out with Multi Tap for the Playstation game console or shared controllers.
    • Fast-paced question types include: shorties, DisOrDat, ThreeWay, Impossible Questions and Jack Attack.
    • "Screw Your Neighbor" if you don't know the answer.
    • Get DUAL SHOCK analog controller (vibration mode only) for maximum enjoyment.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on May 14, 2005.

Press Release:

    CD-ROM GAME YOU DON'T KNOW JACK TO BECOME A TELEVISION GAME SHOW
    Telepictures Productions To Produce TV Game Show For Warner Bros.
    Based On Top Selling, Critically Acclaimed Game



    Berkeley, CA, May 16, 1996 -- Berkeley Systems, Inc., and Jellyvision, of Chicago, announced today a deal with Telepictures Productions to collaborate on the creation of a television game show based on the best selling CD-ROM game, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK. The program will be syndicated by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and will debut in fall, 1997.

    YOU DON'T KNOW JACK is a pop-culture quiz show game that gives players the sensation of being contestants on a challenging and irreverent television game show, complete with studio sound effects and a sarcastic host. First introduced in October 1995, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK has won more than 16 industry awards and has been a best seller at most major software retailers.

    "YOU DON'T KNOW JACK is the perfect CD-ROM game to make the leap from computer screens to television screens," said Harry Gottlieb, President of Jellyvision. "We designed the CD-ROM as a loving spoof of TV game shows, so it's very cool to get a chance to turn it into a real show."

    "We are excited that Telepictures Productions wants to turn our top selling game, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK, into an actual television game show," said Julie Wainwright, President and Chief Operating Officer of Berkeley Systems. "YOU DON'T KNOW JACK may be on the forefront of a new trend in the entertainment industry, in which computer games drive television programming."

    YOU DON'T KNOW JACK recreates the swift pacing of a TV game show, featuring an audio track with original music, sound effects and hilarious dialogue, and the sarcastic musings of a jaded show host. In addition to its fast pace and hilarious content, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK ushers in a new era of social gaming, bringing players face-to-face and elbow-to-elbow over a single keyboard.

    Last month Berkeley Systems and Jellyvision shipped the YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Question Pack, 400 new questions for the original game, and YOU DON'T KNOW JACK X-tra Large, which includes the original 800 question game, as well as the 400 new questions. Berkeley Systems just announced today that YOU DON'T KNOW JACK volume 2.0 and YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Sports will ship this fall.

    To date, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK has won more than 16 industry awards. Most recently, it was honored with a Developer Spotlight Award by the Computer Game Developers' Association and was named by Computer Life as Best of the Best of Everything in the categories of Best Software of The Year and Best Game of the Year.

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    Based in a crowded loft outside the Chicago loop, Jellyvision has a staff of 20 full time writers, actors, comics, filmakers, editors, and musicians. Jellyvision's goal is to discover and develop new genres of audio and video experience that are positive, compelling and meaningful for the widest possible audience. Jellyvision has its roots in creating fun educational films and multimedia programs for the school market. YOU DON'T KNOW JACK, produced in partnership with Berkeley Systems, was Jellyvision's first run at designing an entertainment CD-ROM. The YOU DON'T KNOW JACK television show, developed in conjunction with Telepictures Productions, will be Jellyvision's first time designing a TV program.

    Founded in 1987, Berkeley Systems, Inc. develops and markets multimedia entertainment software for grown-ups. To date, the privately held Company has sold more than five million units and is a leading innovator in the marketplace. Leveraging the success of its widely known After Dark screen saver franchise, Berkeley Systems recently established a second franchise with the irreverent pop-culture trivia game You Don't Know Jack. Berkeley Systems continues to produce cutting-edges titles that offer unique experiences and take advantage of the latest technology and online advancements.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Apr 22, 2004.

Back Cover - US Windows:

    If you're good at other trivia games, it don't mean JACK now.

    With wall-to-wall studio sound effects and original music, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK and its sarcastic best will whisk you from the green room to prime-time at a pace so fast it'll chap your lips. Get the question right and score some cash; get it wrong and pay the price.

    Ready? Put our knowledge to the test and your ego on the line. YOU DON'T KNOW JACK - the quiz show where high-culture and pop-culture collide.

    YOU DON'T KNOW JACK is the only game that includes Gibberish questions, Fiber Optic Field Trips, Jack Attack questions, Don't Be A Wimp Buzzer, and Screw Your Neighbor.

    For maximum enjoyment, hook up your speakers and crank up the volume!

    • Includes over 800 questions with 20 hours of non-repetitive verbal abuse.
    • 1, 2, or 3 players duke it out on one keyboard - NO additional equipment needed.
    • Tournament setting lets you play a round robin with 4 to 225 of your closest friends (really.)
    • Game play so fast you'll get blisters!
    • Heart-pounding music and sound effects
    • Designed for Windows 95 and Accelerated for Power Macintosh.


    "...this fast-paced multi-player game drops you inside a manic game show." - Electronic Entertainment, June 1995

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Apr 22, 2004.

Unknown Source:
    You Don't Know Jack -- The quiz show where high-culture and pop-culture collide.

    Contributed by Dan Homerick (329) on May 03, 2000.