So I asked around in my vicinity and no one knew about this time-waster. For this, you don’t need much, just internet connection and unlike others, a sucky connection works as well. So this is how it works.
You open google.com and type in an incomplete sentence. The google algorithms automatically gives a drop down of most popular suggestions. Whats fascinating about this is the weirdness of the complete sentences.
It really does make you wonder about the screwed up priorities of this world (yourself included since you actually are playing this game!)
Based on this concept, there’s a new game in town. And it wastes your time like nobody’s business.
‘Game Feud’ is a mixture of the auto-complete feature of Google and the popular American TV game show Family Feud. You will be given four categories, culture, people, names and questions. Once you select one of the categories, an incomplete sentence appears and you have to guess how the sentence completes depending on popularity. Hidden below are the top ten most popular suggestions. Since it is synced up with the Google API, we get real-time updates. That means, if another suggestion bumps up the list in google, so will it for Google Feud. However, you only have thee chances.
If you get any wrong, a huge red cross appears brutally to tell you that your suggestion is wrong; and once you pass three chances, Game Over.
It’s the kind of game you hate because it is so weird but still play because it is so addicting. Before trying to write this article, I played this game, just to suss out how it goes. And before I knew it, 20 minutes had already passed.
Maybe that’s just me? The point being, its awesome and you should definitely try it out.
However (yes, the dreading however), it’s still got bugs. For example, I got ‘autobiography of…………………………’ . I typed Obama, but nope, it didn’t agree with me. The answer was apparently Barack Obama. What the hell feud ? Also, if you think you can just cheat by typing the sentence in actual google, think again(actually do think again, because i tried, and miserably failed). I have no idea what algorithm they use to judge the popularity, but the answers rarely matched suggestions from actual google.
So, have fun wasting time!!
P.S. I scored 29,000. What did you ?
P.P.S. Seriously, why didn’t I think about this before? Ingenious!