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The Benefits Of A Classical Education

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While some of the best players of Big Brother have been those who had not been fans of the show prior to their appearance on the game, the truly great players knew the benefits of learning from those who came before them. Learning strategy and social gameplay is key to doing well in Big Brother, and the most successful game players have had this skill set from Day One. It cannot be stressed enough – strong players are strong all around, even if a little luck helps them along the way.

It is in this sense, with this perspective in Big Brother History, that it is clear why Jozea may be judged as one of the worst players to ever appear on Big Brother.

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Known Unknowns – Big Brother 18 Preview

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Every year, the cycle begins anew.

With the dawning of Summer, we have come to expect the relaunch of our favorite pastime known as Big Brother. Like clockwork, the season begins in less than a week. 12 new players will begin the show, which will last 99 days and will be hosted by Julie Chen. There will be no Battle of the Block this year, and there are expected to be 4 more players to be announced later. This year, there is a travel theme incorporated through the House.

And that, dear readers, is nearly the sum of what we know about this season. Unlike past seasons, the amount we don’t know outweighs what we DO know. We’ve met the bulk of the cast, but the remaining four players are a mystery as is the role they will play. We don’t know what kind of game will be played, since we don’t know the full role of the unannounced players. We know there is supposed to be a new ceremony, but we know nothing about it nor its effects on the game.

To be honest, it’s refreshing. Having new aspects of the game that are refreshing to the nature of the game has been hit-or-miss over the years, but with the benefit of a positive outlook we can hope for the best. Further, we know that some aspects of the game will NOT be played out. Battle of the Block is an example of a negatively-viewed aspect of previous seasons that has been phased out. We know that certain disliked players of seasons past are highly unlikely to be involved in the game this year – a welcome bit of knowledge.

Beyond that, the season is an open book. We will learn much by the time feeds launch next week, and until then this writer chooses to look upon that period with anticipation.

Our Summer addiction has returned. Let’s get ready to enjoy it.

Ready for BB18

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Big Brother USA begins on June 22nd and we’re all set. The public chat board will open a week or two before the show starts.

Closing Time, 2015 Edition

Posted on by Finley in BB17 Comments Off on Closing Time, 2015 Edition

As the summer months come to a close, so too does the 2015 season of Big Brother. Big Brother 17 came with a different manner of gameplay, countless alliances – some of which actually stuck to the final episode, and game uncertainty that lasted through to mid-September. This combined to create the most compelling feeds we have seen in years, and one of the better seasons to air in the last decade.

In the end, the season was won by a man whose strategic game was flawed but highly successful – Steve, the college student who beat a master poker player in the final Head of Household competition. Read more

The Dynamics Of New Player Gameplay

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Returning Houseguest weeks are tricky, as they can go smoothly or poorly for those in power. As the returning Houseguest is never a guarantee, they are often seen as a vengeful wild card – as a result, they are often targeted quickly for eviction. Indeed, past seasons have often seen the returning houseguest leave within one to two weeks.

It will say a lot, then, if John’s immediate return this week after his eviction will play out this way as well, given the dynamics of the House at this time. Read more

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