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XBLA & WP7 - Full House Poker - 800 Points XBLA, $2.99 WP7 - Out now!


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#1 eastx

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:35 PM

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Full House Poker is developed by Krome Studios and Published by Microsoft. It's available on both XBLA (800 Points) and Windows Phone 7 ($2.99). Money and XP earned in one version carries over to the other, which is really cool. Both versions use avatars, but the WP7 version sadly lacks online multiplayer. The XBLA version features 30 player online tournaments (Texas Heats) that are scheduled for specific times.

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Texas Heat Schedule

Tuesdays
  • 3 PM CST/1 PM EST
  • 3:30 PM CST/1:30 PM EST
  • 4 PM CST/2 PM EST
  • 4:30 PM CST/2:30 PM EST
Saturdays
  • 3 PM CST/1 PM EST
  • 3:30 PM CST/1:30 PM EST
  • 4 PM CST/2 PM EST
  • 4:30 PM CST/2:30 PM EST
  • 7 PM CST/5 PM EST
  • 7:30 PM CST/5:30 PM EST
  • 8 PM CST/6 PM EST
  • 8:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST
  • 10 PM CST/8 PM EST
  • 10:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST
  • 11 PM CST/9 PM EST
  • 11:30 PM CST/9:30 PM EST

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#2 DV8

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:49 PM

Can't be a true successor if they charge for it. :/ 1v100 was fun because you could win prizes and didn't have to pay anything for it. I'd rather have ads on this game and not have to pay for it.

#3 KaneRobot

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:59 PM

"It's being touted as the sprititual successor to 1 Versus 100."

It's being touted incorrectly then.
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#4 MSUHitman

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:20 PM

Unless they've made a TON of improvements in the last month, that beta was EXTREMELY crappy. I played at 5 or so of their scheduled times and I had another human in the room 1 time, and that was only for a few hands. The AI was also terrible in its betting patterns.

I'd stay far away until some reviews are out.

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#5 sp8001

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:29 PM

Is 1 vs 100 done for? I kinda miss it.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 05:52 AM

Unless they've made a TON of improvements in the last month, that beta was EXTREMELY crappy. I played at 5 or so of their scheduled times and I had another human in the room 1 time, and that was only for a few hands. The AI was also terrible in its betting patterns.

I'd stay far away until some reviews are out.


Thanks for the heads-up. I'm a poker fanatic, so the chance to play this online over Live made this an almost automatic buy. I guess I'll now take a wait and see approach (or even wait until the eventual sale).

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#7 eastx

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:23 AM

The game comes out next week on both platforms.

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Glad both versions are reasonably priced!

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#8 Hoffer

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:43 PM

For $3, I'm sure I'll pick up the WP7 version. I don't like poker enough that I'd buy the $10 XBLA one.


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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:34 PM

already got one poker game for free, don't need to pay $10 for another

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#10 DV8

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:08 PM

Any word if they'll offer prizes or rewards for the tournaments?

#11 eastx

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:42 PM

I haven't heard about prizes, DV8, but I'm sure we'll find out when it launches.

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#12 eastx

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:11 PM

The game is out now and I really like it. The XBLA version has a whopping 23 Achievements. I do find the AI annoying but I haven't really played that much yet.

Posted the Texas Heat (30 player tournaments) schedule in the OP. Let us know if you're playing too, fellow CAGs.

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#13 KaneRobot

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:15 PM

Main question at this point...why buy this if you already have the older TH'EM? Is it good enough to warrant 10 bucks if you already got the a similar game for free?
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#14 eastx

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:29 PM

Well, it looks a lot nicer. There's a fully 3D casino populated with avatars, ambient audio, and you can rotate the camera around, so it's a lot more like being there. You can make your avatar act scared or bold and do all kinds of tricks with the chips.

There's also a great leveling system in which you earn XP for playing well (and some just for playing). When you level up, you unlock tons of rewards like new tables, cards, outfits, pros to play against, etc. It also discourages winning by going All In right off the bat because you don't get much XP for doing so.

There's a greater variety of 1-player things to do (Texas Hold 'Em XBLA sucked in single-player), and of course the online multiplayer has lots of new stuff. It's 10-player by default instead of 8, and the scheduled tournaments should be really cool.

In short, if you feel like a new poker game, you'll love it, but if you got all the poker playing you ever wanted done with Texas Hold Em, of course you should skip Full House Poker.

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#15 DV8

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:46 PM

Probably will pick this up. Got a discount on MSP from the tigerdirect deal. Maybe if enough people do we can have a CAG night.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:48 PM

i played in the beta, did atleast 30 games, and we were always full, was fun as hell, only hit one bug where it froze when we were supposed to move to the next table but it fixed itself when we all signed back in
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#17 DV8

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:36 PM

Having all kinds of connections errors.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:09 PM

I will try this out, but I imagine online it will be like all other online poker where people max bet/go all in every hand, since there is no real world penalty for losing.

#19 Hoffer

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:46 PM

I picked up the WP7 version. Played it for about an hour today and had some fun with it. I don't know that I'll pick up the XBLA version. I just don't see sitting in front of the TV playing poker. Having it on a handheld is perfect though.

#20 eastx

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:53 PM

I will try this out, but I imagine online it will be like all other online poker where people max bet/go all in every hand, since there is no real world penalty for losing.


In FHP, going broke prevents you from earning XP for a while. Leveling up by earning XP is the main goal of the game, so hopefully people won't be stupid and All-In constantly.

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#21 DV8

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:19 PM

Is anyone else loosing their buy-in when they leave a single player standard match?

#22 Jabrim

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:40 AM

I like it so far, I love poker, and for 800 points, it seems worth it for me. Add it to my huge log of XBLA games.
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#23 TeamUnderdog

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:44 AM

Love this game

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#24 Hoffer

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:54 AM

I picked up the WP7 version. Played it for about an hour today and had some fun with it. I don't know that I'll pick up the XBLA version. I just don't see sitting in front of the TV playing poker. Having it on a handheld is perfect though.


How quickly I change my mind. I watched Giant Bomb's quick look for the game last night. Thought it looked pretty cool and ended up buying the XBLA version.

#25 UrAllVirgins

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:55 AM

I played it for 7 hours straight.

#26 kklems

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:26 PM

Why can't we skip the animations esp when playing single player. It gets old really quick.

#27 intoxicated662

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:30 PM

it's fun and easy to play, plus the reactions of the avatars is funny. some easy achievements, avatar awards, avatar use in game, texas heat tournament's coming up (as scheduled) as dlc and more makes the game purchase of $10 worth it. 10 people online at once playing? it gets hectic lol

#28 Hoffer

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:49 PM

I haven't played a lot of Texas Hold 'em, so I want to play some single player before diving into online. Well, I'd do online stuff now with friends. I did pretty good last night with the XBLA version. I think you start with a $5,000 bankroll and I got it up over $6,000. Everyone else on my friend leaderboard lost at least $1,000. :)

I think there is an achievement for having a $100,000 (or more) bankroll. I don't know how the heck I'm ever going to do that.


#29 TurboPascal

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:56 PM

Anyone have the Windows Phone 7 and Xbox 360 version?

If you have Windows Phone 7 you should get both, the integration is awesome and you can play on the road and all you winnings and achievements show up on your 360 when you get home and vis versa.

Very cool, played on Xbox 360 last night and played during my commute from hell this morning on the train (tons of traffic/rail problems this a.m.) and everything I did last night was right on my phone.

Hope they make more games this way

#30 xlguru

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:16 PM

Hi all noob here, I have 360 & WP7 versions but when I play on my phone it's always in offline mode and a dummy avatar. How do I change to online mode?

TIA