HQ Trivia Gets a Proper iPad App, Which is Basically a Bigger Version of the iPhone App

By Tom Pritchard on at

HQ Trivia is still insanely popular, with people tuning in everyday trying to win their share of real cashmoney. Most people are disappointed to find out that they're not able to win because they can't deal with trick questions or answer random bits of trivia about Watford football team's manager in the 1970s.

It's so popular that HQ has gone and released an iPad version of the app, even though it's basically just a scaled-up version of the original iPhone app that's been around for months and worked just fine on iPads. The new update also lets people change their usernames in the settings, in case you're starting to regret picking xX420tr1v14k1ngXx.

As The Verge notes, the iPad HQ app doesn't actually offer anything new to the game, which means it's probably just been optimised for the larger screen to ensure Sharon Carpenter doesn't look like a blob of enormous pixels. It also only portrait mode, like the regular app, and doesn't offer any multitasking features that could be used to chat and look up the answers online. Not that the 10 second answer window makes that particularly easy, mind.

So why bother? Well the optimisation thing is helpful, especially for someone who has a super-sized 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and it means the game itself looks much nicer than it would by simply blowing up the smaller version. Whether that will bring in new players is unclear, but it should mean iOS users can play in the most luxurious manner possible.

That is, of course, provided we don't have a temporary host with very little charisma. [The Verge]

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