EA GameShow has fully launched

Posted October 25th, 2007 at 2:48 am

EA GameShow

It appears that the launch of EA GameShow has come and gone under the radar. It had been in closed beta for a short while but now is fully operational and open for anyone to play. The free sports trivia PC game is now available for download at the official website.

You’ll need to create an EA ID, but if you already have one you’ll be able to skip that step. I have no idea how my EA ID wasn’t already registered but it didn’t come up so I had to do that anyway. Then download and install the program. The 161.5 MB download took about 6 minutes for me.

The live host aspect of this is really cool (I’ve added the times below for that) and the rest of the time it goes through “reruns” where the point totals you can score aren’t as high as during the live periods. Trivia sessions amount to 15 questions over the span of about 15 minutes. There are a few 15 second ads that will play after a handful of questions as GameShow is free due to the advertising support.

If you try it out make sure to return and post your feedback on it. It’s something that I could pass along to the team working on it and I’d be interested to hear what everyone thinks. I’ll be posting my impressions once I get enough time in with it, and I’ll be on during some of the live session today.

Live-Hosted Session
Monday 7pm – 1am
Tuesday 7pm – 1am
Wednesday 7pm – 1am
Thursday 7pm – 1am
Friday 5pm – 2am
Saturday 6pm – 2am
Sunday 6pm – 1am

Music-only Sessions (no host)

2 hours before and 1 hour after every normal, live-hosted session

No Programming Session (no music or host)

All other times

PC Requirements
Windows XP (SP2) or Windows Vista
DirectX 9.0c or later
512MB of RAM (1GB for Windows Vista)
A processor speed of at least 1.4GHz*
Video card with 128MB VRAM (ATI or NVIDIA recommended)
Broadband Internet connection (Cable, DSL, etc.)
500 MB of hard drive space