The recently rumored
game show channel for Xbox Live was officially announced at this morning's Microsoft press conference
in the form of "Xbox Live Primetime." TV producer Endemol
has teamed up with Microsoft to produce the new massively-multiplayer game show channel, which will include a version of the semi-popular NBC show 1 vs. 100
, complete with real prizes (no word on whether host Bob Saget is involved). Primetime is part of Microsoft's new "Live Party" community channel
, which includes the long-rumored Avatars
. No word on what, if any, other game shows will be coming to Primetime, but we're hoping for a version of Ninja Warrior
that involves rampant button mashing.