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March 10, 2019

‘Shop Contest: Alex Trebek Edition 

Sometimes you hear a bit of news that catches you off guard. I recently experienced this when I saw a short video of Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy!, announcing he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I barely watch the show these days, but boy that news hit me hard. It fucking sucks. Cheer me up, Kotaku readers.

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March 6, 2019

Alex Trebek Has Cancer. Damn, Damn, Damn.

I came in third on Jeopardy! That’s another, less blunt way of saying that I got my ass beat. So I have no Alex Trebek stories; they film five episodes a day, so each and every day, 10 hopeful contestants go home immediately and disappointed. It’s a well-oiled machine. My interactions with Trebek were limited to…

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November 13, 2018

Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, launches its first show, the quiz-based Trivia Mob

A new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging to refashion the Los Angeles studio system for the digital age forming companies that combining live-streamed video, podcasts, and the newfound social media celebrities to craft entertainment for a new breed of consumer.

Two of those startup founders, longtime Apple executive Cedric Rogers and former developer for VEVO and MLB digital Shaun Newsum, are now pulling the curtains back on the first fruit of their production studio, Culture Genesis, with the launch of TriviaMob — a new quiz show targeting urban audiences.

The two creators envision their company as a [...]

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September 27, 2018

“Video Games” Was On Jeopardy Tonight, And It Did Not Go Well

There’s a reason the three contestants left the category until last.

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