HQ Trivia is ceasing operations today

Punished Dan

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Oct 27, 2017
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News: HQ is ceasing operations today, CNN Business has learned. The company behind the once popular game @hqtrivia is no more https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/14/media/hq-trivia-shut-down/index.html


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Wow I remember when this blew up a few years ago.
Not terribly surprising but it was a really neat idea.
 

Giolon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Awww, I'm a little sad even though I haven't played it since like 6 mo after it came out.
 

Qwark

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Oct 27, 2017
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Wow, I knew it was waaaaay less popular but I thought it was still enough to get by. This makes me really sad, I still played occasionally.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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1vs 100, hq trivia, the uk one the name of which I forgot. all the fun interactive quiz games seem to die before too long :(
 

ghibli99

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Oct 27, 2017
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Weird... I was *just* thinking about this a couple days ago, wondering what ever happened to it but not bothering to actually look into it. LOL We played it a little bit. Cool idea that was frickin' HUGE for a while there.
 

Ryce

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Oct 25, 2017
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It was fun while it lasted. I made a lot of money during the mobile trivia boom. 2018 was insane.
 

MinusTydus

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Jul 28, 2018
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Bring back 1 vs 100, you cowards!

...I say to no one in particular.

Hope Scott can find his footing somewhere, he was a very good host.
 

abellwillring

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Oct 25, 2017
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It was magic for a bit but got ruined by bots and cheating. The fact it lasted this long as is frankly nothing short of a miracle. I played it again like maybe 8-10 months ago for one game and it was in the tens of thousands of users at that point. They switched to a weekly scoring system and had a pay to win type option of letting you buy continues amongst other things.
 

minimaxir

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When HQ launched in 2017, its first game HQ Trivia quickly attracted millions of peopleacross the world who stopped whatever they were doing twice a day to play the game on their smartphones. The company was profiled by The New York Times and its original host Scott Rogowsky became a household name, appearing on programs like NBC's "Today" show.

But over the next year, the game's popularity faded and its parent company was hit with a series of setbacks. The company grappled with internal turmoil, including the death of HQ cofounder Colin Kroll, who died in December 2018 from a drug overdose.

CEO Rus Yusupov said in a company-wide email on Friday that "lead investors are no longer willing to fund the company, and so effective today, HQ will cease operations and move to dissolution."

Spam my social media asking for an extra life if old.

(EDIT: it's in Gaming? wat)
 
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naib

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Oct 25, 2017
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I've kinda fell off this but my SO plays everyday. Play with her every now and then if I find the topic interesting.
She's gonna be bummed.

I do like the idea of appointment gaming. was one of the cooler ideas since 1 vs 100.

Maybe someone will try to fill the void.
 

Dyle

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Oct 25, 2017
10,531
Wisconsin
Just cashed my 42 cents, hopefully it goes through. It was neat while it lasted though the business model was clearly unsustainable
 

Baconmonk

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Oct 26, 2017
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Same scumbags from Vine right?


Ah yes. It was fun for a few weeks til I heard who was involved. Surprised it lasted this long.