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Back in 2013, I wrote a Kotaku article about two Jeopardy contestants who got dinged for answering “Zelda” instead of “The Legend of Zelda.” They were robbed, I wrote.
Controversial Jeopardy contestant Arthur Chu and his unorthodox strategies turned up again on tonight's Jeopardy.
With 74 straight wins and millions of dollars in winnings, Ken Jennings has dominated Jeopardy! like nobody else. And he says that the current champ Arthur Chu—who's been the subject of a lot of scorn lately—has been using a time-tested strategy that's worked for people in the past.
When Arthur Chu got the call saying he'd been selected to go on Jeopardy, his first move was thorough and decisive: He went to Google and typed in "jeopardy strategy."
You think you know how to play Jeopardy!, don't you? Answer in the form of a question, study your butt off, capitalize on anything that feels trendy, and press the buzzer when Trebek stops yapping, not before. It's worked for hundreds of people. But a new champion is showing that there's a better way, using game…
Sure, you can answer a Jeopardy question like a regular, normal human being. Or you could answer it in the voice of Bane, like a real champ does.
You just had to open up old wounds, didn't you Trebek?
Oh dear, Alex Trebek. Why did you ask a group of children that question?
And the award for Video On The Web Most Likely To Make You Say 'Aww' Today goes to This Video, featuring a young girl who clearly knows the answer to a Jeopardy question, but gets nervous and fumbles it away. Sorry, Erin. If I were in charge, you'd get the money anyway, and so would the other kids, because summer…
Come on, Trebek. I mean, I know the specific technical details of Jeopardy answers are important and all, but really? REALLY? Zelda is perfectly fine. Nobody actually calls the game The Legend of Zelda. As Stephen Totilo just said out loud in the office, "THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!"
The line between weird homage and illiterate troll is a fine one, particularly in the Miiverse. With that in mind, today's Miiverse Moment comes from the world of the JEOPARDY! boards, where the focus is on one man and one man only: Alex Trebek.
Do they love him? Do they loathe him? Or are they just being weirdos? I…
I'll take, "Things I don't know the first thing about" for a thousand, Alex.
So today there was a pretty specific Zelda question on Jeopardy. It was not answered correctly.
The IBM super-computer Watson that obliterated its human competition on the trivia show Jeopardy last night has one more chance to humiliate the species tonight. Game designer Frank Lantz, however, believes we can strike back at Jeopardy-winning machines.
An IBM supercomputer codenamed "Watson" just played two of Jeopardy's greatest human players and emerged the victor.