Well, WordGrid (see http://apps.tv
) continues along with its dedicated base of players. If you haven't tried it, it is a multi-player on-line game based on Boggle. Three minutes to find all the words you can before the other players do. It's very easy to set up, and there are other apps from apps.tv.
I continue to think that Tivo is shortsighted to not put more effort into this concept. True, you can play on-line games on your computer. But it is a totally
different experience to sit in your living room, remote in hand, playing on your bigscreen TV than sitting by yourself in front of a TV monitor. It becomes a seamless part of your entertainment experience: Watch some show on Tivo, then flip over to WordGrid for a while until the show you want records, etc., etc.
Here are some features I think could easily be added (yeah, right) that would add a lot to WordGrid and continue this as a testbed for other applications. (Texas Hold 'Em anyone??)
1. Some sort of chat facility in between games. (Wouldn't you like to know who lies behind some of those crazy screen names?)
2. Multiple boards with different difficulty levels (Novice, Intermediate, Expert, Cheaters Only -- you know who you are!)
3. Ability to track high scores over time.
OK, this one is probably hard: How about allowing music to play in the background?
I really don't know why Tivo hasn't pushed this concept as a part of its effort to become the hub of people's entertainment. Tivo has actually achieved that for me--TV, music, games, ... But they seem to be more into increasing ad revenue than increasing and promoting usability.
Just some thoughts. Give a holler, other WordGrid freeeks!