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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

August 24, 2006 at 11:21 AM

Dirty Sanchez cleans up

InfoSpace’s “Dirty Sanchez Party Game” was honored with the first ever mobile award at the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival this week.

Although the game is made by the Bellevue-based company, it is not yet available in the U.S.

It is typically played with a group of people. There’s eight different mini-games including charades and spin-the-bottle. If you lose a game, you risk having to perform one of the 50 embarrassing challenges.

The mini games include:

— Rhythm Game — “A karaoke for your thumbs with each player having to tap out an ever more complex rhythm on the phone’s keys.”

— Spin the Bottle — “A game for unlimited number of players, simply spin the phone on a table and whoever it ends up pointing to takes the challenge.”

— Simon Says — “Remember and enter increasingly tricky sequences of numbers displayed on the phone or take the challenge.”

It’s a spinoff of the popular MTV show in the U.K., a sort-of version of the American “Jackass” show, but a little more wild.

The winner was selected by readers of Edge Online, a magazine based in the U.K. The editor made the observation: “It could only have worked on a mobile,” which is more than can be said for most mobile titles.

The other nominees for the EIEF Edge Mobile Award were: Doom RPG by Jamdat, Lumines Mobile by Gameloft and Tower Bloxx by Digital Chocolate

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