When I was just nine years old, in 1995, You Don’t Know Jack was released on PCs everywhere, and took the quiz genre by storm. Never before had a game truly attempted to present itself as a controversial game show, where you could actually learn something to boot. While it was definitely not for kids (one sequence, called “three way” involved answering questions in rapid succession, with correct answers cueing a female orgasm sound effect), I couldn’t pry myself away from the game: the host “Cookie Masterson” was just too hilarious for his own good.
After a string of semi-successful sequels, and even a short lived TV Gameshow starring Paul Reubens, the series kind of just disappeared into obscurity, only to be resurrected in 2011 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, and DS. Does it retain the same magic, over a decade later? Read more… »