Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-If a had a dream DWTS cast using GSN hosts, who would I have?
-Something scary to add in October...
-And what GSN won't let you see.

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hell, Hell, the gang's all here!

(I heard there was a POkemon Go Plus unboxing on Youtube, but Ingress has yet to do better than that. Ingress gets you to where you go to make a portal...and make it longer than possible before somebody else destroys it.)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Hey everyone, can you believe it's GTK. I couldn't get to sleep, so I had to head to Paula's Place just to hang out and watch GSN, you know the usual and play a few games, but somebody yelled out..."It's Feud time!" I was so entertained and mesmerized, I watched it all night before I left at 1 a.m. to get back to my manor and watch Miss Fushi deliver ASMR gaming. That's what GSN does all night...and all day too. It's news breaking time. We take the lead with....

 The Starting Line.

We just saw a glimpse of the new season of Hellevator as a preview in our office yesterday morning. Here's what similar to it.

1) The introduction: Within the opening seconds, there is the logo (the same logo) and an image of the "Slaughterhouse". The studio is the same location/building as last year. An additional similarity to last year is that the "Hellevator" looks exactly the same as does the Soska sisters' "Control Room".

2) Overly-scared contestants: The contestants appear really scared, which I see as a downer to the point where it is overly obnoxious (similar to complaints of the loud audience on Winsanity).

3) Challenges: There are still three individual challenges before the end game. These challenges still include a background/historical story relating to the challenge. The contestants are still selected individually to do each challenge, but end up in a different place if they fail to complete the challenge (See "Different from last year" #9). 

4) It's timed: The main game challenges are still timed. Contestants are given about three minutes to physically get to the challenge, complete the challenge and must be back in the "Hellevator" by 0:00.

5) Seeing and communicating with your teammates: The other contestant(s) in the "Hellevator" get to see the other solo contestant (in the challenge) through camera. Just like in the first season, the contestant performing the challenge gets a walkey-talkey to communicate with teammate(s) in the "Hellevator".

6) Body parts, limbs and mice: Hellevator is still gross! One challenge occurred where a contestant needed to pick up organs with their mouth through mixed salad. Another challenge was putting multiple body parts in a meat grinder and making sausage long enough to fit proper measurements. There were real, living mice on the set along with great props like hay, organs, fake dead bodies and food. Good job prop team!
Now a look at what's different this year:
1) Contestants not eliminated in the episode: Last season, contestants who failed their challenge were completely gone for the remainder of the episode. In Season 2, contestants who fail to complete their challenge are locked in the "Inferno cell" and appear in the last ten minutes of the episode. See #9 below for the completely changed Hellevator end game.

2) More screentime for the Twisted Twins: A little more screentime, showing their faces and quirks, which is better.

3) Soska sisters/contestant intros done quicker; gameplay gets going faster: Jen and Sylvia Soska are introduced within the first 30 seconds. All contestants and their backgrounds are introduced at a quick but appropriate pace within the first 30 to 90 seconds of the episode. With the introductions come the fears of each contestant (for example, "does not like being touched by others" or "mice").

4) Seven deadly sins; In this season, the challenges are based on the seven deadly sins. Greed, sloth, wrath, envy, lust, pride and gluttony.

5) Cheaper money ladder: The challenges increase in difficulty and together could earn up to $10,000. The prize levels in the main game are $2,000, $3,000 and $5,000.

6) Soska sisters out of the control room: This is minor and only lasts a few seconds. The Soska sisters do make an appearance out of the control room. At the beginning of the episode, when one contestant is chosen to go into the "Inferno cell" (see below #8), the Soska sisters are in the "Hellevator" welcoming that contestant to come along with other scare actors.

7) Better pace: Although there are still the same number of challenges (that are not much longer, if at all), the pace feels faster than the first season.

8) The "Inferno cell": At the beginning, one of the four contestants is automatically picked to go in to the "Inferno cell", which is a cell where the first contestant (and later contestants who did not complete their individual challenge) are isolated. They do not communicate with other teammates at all until the "Inferno run". If a contestant does not make it through their challenge (challenges are still individual), then they are placed in the "Inferno cell".

9) The whole end game: Now called the "Inferno run", this final round could add up to $40,000, up from the $20,000 for "The Labyrinth" last season (which is no more). The "Inferno Run" lasts seven minutes and reunites all contestants. The goal in the "Inferno run" is for whichever contestant(s) make it through their respective main game challenge(s) to rescue the contestants in the "Inferno cell".  If a contestant wins their challenge, they are placed in the final to help rescue at least one (or two or three) of their teammates. Contestant(s) remaining in "Hellevator" after three challenges must travel through dark to get to the Inferno. The Inferno Run has seven doors (seven deadly sins) with challenges behind them. If one "deadly sins" challenge was completed in the main game, six "deadly sins" remain. There is an additional $40,000 and keys to teammates behind the other doors. The remaining contestant(s), in order to rescue their teammates in the "Inferno cell", must complete gross challenges first (the remaining seven deadly sins) and then find the key. If you find the key, you can keep playing and bank more money or free teammates (this all depends on how much time you have remaining). Whole team must make it back to "Hellevator" in time (7 minutes) to win the money.
Hope October will be a welcome return to the show.
We got schedule changes, so you hang in there. Because if you keep hanging in front of a "No Loitering" sign.....move. Like right now.
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Back here, getting Skittles, making sure nothing was racial. Anyways, we got schedule changes in....

House cleaning. Here's what will take place next week.
*On Thursday and Friday, "New to GSN" episodes of Bob Eubanks-hosted Card Sharks will air at 9am.
*GSN will air a 3-hour Hellevator Season 1 marathon in Friday primetime from 9pm-12am
*GSN will air a 2-hour Hellevator Season 1 marathon in Saturday latenight from 12am-2am
*For one week only, Family Feud will air Saturday at 10pm-12am; replacing Idiotest.
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But we go to our GTK senior insider Zach Horan for more. Zach, come in.
"Also on 9/29 as per that schedule: Match Game goes back to March 11, 1977 with episode 921 and 922(3/14/77), Card SHarks (Eubanks) goes to episode 350 which would be somewhere in May 1987, Press Your Luck goes to episode 200 which is June 27, 1984, and Perry Card Sharks goes up to episode 388 from 10/22/79. Pyramid continues with the 1982-83 package of episodes."
Thanks, Zach. Let's hope morning will be a shakeup.
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Fast fact.
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And it'll grow more soon.
Now The 2nd intermission presented by Ricky Dillion is a youtuber who has done many things and recently had a coming out. But he comes out right now with this song:
Now it's the 3rd period.
It's hard to imagine why TPIR is around for 45 years now. But in this edition of "A Moment To Live By," we feature a short-lived game. Hope you enjoy it!
That'll put the brakes on this blog. Today's blog is presented by Eggo Waffles. The official breakfast food of Stranger Things.
Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We will return next Wednesday, and until we return, Play on playas.