Microsoft Cancels Its TV-Style Game Show On The Xbox

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) is canceling 1 vs. 100, the live game show it launched for its Xbox Live online gaming service a year ago, which was a pioneer in bringing TV style entertainment to video game consoles. In a short statement, the company says that “after two successful seasons” the show won’t come back and that the “1. vs. 100 team is now focusing their skills and applying the technology used to develop 1 vs. 100 to new projects that will be unveiled in the future.”

1 vs. 100 was part of a larger initiative by Microsoft to broaden the appeal of the Xbox beyond its core young, male demographic. In announcing 1 vs. 100 at E3 two year ago, Microsoft said it would be part of a