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You Don’t Know Jack: Full Stream (referred to internally, and in the controller app when joining a game, as You Don’t Know Jack 2018) is an entry in the You Don’t Know Jack series, and was the first game announced for the Jackbox Party Pack 5, releasing on October 17th, 2018. The game is hosted by Cookie Masterson, and is sponsored by the fictional, bizarre, and almost certainly evil streaming service Binjpipe. It is the first You Don’t Know Jack game to support 8 players and an audience of up to 10,000 people.

Gameplay

Like the other entries in the series, gameplay centers around answering trivia questions with pop culture twists (ex. “What emoji would I use if I were throwing nightshade at all my haters on the internet?”). Players answer the question on their devices, and win $1,000 if they are correct, or lose $1,000 if they are wrong or decline to answer ($2,000 apiece in Round 2). The time limit for each question is 20 seconds (whether the “Extended timers” setting is enabled), but gains and losses are not tied to time remaining. Audience members can answer questions as well, and players answering correctly will receive a cash bonus equal to $1,000 times the proportion of audience answers that are wrong. Each game is split into three rounds: two of five questions each, and the Jack Attack. After the Jack Attack, the player with the most money will win.

Controllers

Like other Jackbox games, Full Stream is controlled with Jackbox.tv through a Web browser, and it is the first game in the series to support only the Jackbox.tv controller.

The previous entry, 2015, required Jackbox.tv for multiplayer games, but allowed singleplayer games to be played with a normal game controller (or mouse and keyboard on PC). However, the Jackbox.tv controller in 2015 just consists of the four face buttons on the appropriate platform (e.g. ABXY with A on the bottom for PC and Xbox, ABXY with A on the right for Nintendo Switch, and shapes for Playstation), plus a pink “Screw” button underneath. (In DisOrDats, unused buttons are grayed out, while in Jack Attacks, just the main button is shown enlarged.)

In contrast, the controller in Full Stream has a fluid layout that displays the text of the question and options on the device. This makes Full Stream play more similarly to other Jackbox Party Pack trivia games, like Fibbage and Trivia Murder Party.

Screws

Full Stream is the first game in the series to feature major changes to the screws since The Ride, and screws now take advantage of the mobile devices being used as controllers.

Unlike the previous games, screws can only be acquired during gameplay if the player does badly. Screws are given out to the players with the bottom score in the DisOrDat, and to the players with the lowest total score at the start of Round 2.

The screws in this game now affect all players who haven’t answered the question, and instead of forcing them to answer the question, they mix up the order of the answers and provide interface interference on a player’s mobile device. Screw effects can range from removing the vowels to having to scroll through a particularly long terms of service. Round 2 screws have crazier and more annoying effects than those handed out during the DisOrDat.

Each type of screw and what it does[1]
Name Description
Fine Print The answer text size becomes very small, requiring you to squint to read them.
Large Print The answer text size becomes very large, sometimes requiring you to scroll the screen.
Mirror, Mirror The entire screen becomes flipped, requiring a mirror or slightly more brain power.
Hashtagged The answers are now hashtags, requiring a general skim of a key word in your answer.
Shades of Grey The answers become a dark grey, requiring a brightness increase.
Disemvoweled The answers lose their vowels, requiring a basic skim to understand the answers.

(Note: On a question where the answers are numbers, this will have no effect.)

Flipped The screen does a full 180, requiring a flip of your phone.
Password The answers are locked behind a password, requiring a fast typing.
Name Changer The game asks you to change your name to any number of things.

(Note: If you win with a changed name, Cookie will read out your changed name at the end but the effect only lasts until the end of the game.)

Fake Terms of Service The game shows a massive wall of “terms of service” test, requiring fast scrolling followed by tapping the “accept” button at the very end.
Screensaver The answers float around the screen like the DVD logo, requiring good timing.

Question Types & Features

There are a variety of special question types, including one new question type along with returning question types. Typically, special questions are saved for the second half of the game, with a few exceptions.

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Dis or Dat ($300)
In this game, Dis or Dats always occupy the slot of the third question slot in the first round. In Full Stream, everyone answers at the same time. The worst player(s) get(s) a Screw, but only if they get 4 or less right. Each question has a time limit of 5 seconds (10 seconds if “Extended timers” is enabled).
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Gibberish Question ($3,000)
The Gibberish Questions made their long awaited return to the mainstream YDKJ series in Full Stream (since Facebook). Everybody can type and submit their answer on their own device.
A nonsense phrase will be shown on the screen, and players must figure out what common phrase it rhymes with. Over time, three hints will be given out about the answer. The value of the question decreases over time, and locks in for each player when they submit their answer. These questions exclusively appear in Round 2, and start out at $3,000.
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Binjpipe Recommends [NEW]
Based on your past usage history, which option should Binjpipe recommend next to you?
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Player's Choice [NEW]
Binjpipe allows the player to choose between two options for the next question. If it’s 50/50 or no-one picks anything, the option is picked randomly.
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Octopus, Coffee, Queen Elizabeth, or Frankenstein? [NEW]
Which one of the four given options is the fun fact about?
The Frankenstein answer may be about either “Frankenstein’s Monster” or “Frankenstein—the doctor, that is”; the question bumper clarifies it.
Sequel to Kangaroo, Peanut, Albert Einstein, or Uranus? and Elephant, Mustard, Teddy Roosevelt, or Dracula?.
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Data Mining [NEW]
Binjpipe needs help going through user data. Players are given a random set of facts delivered and must determine... Whose search history is this?
Sequel to Funky Trash.
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Jack Attack ($1,000→$500→$100)
The final round. When you see a right answer, tap it on your device; more than one can be right, and the sooner you tap it, the more money you make. But if you guess wrong, you get cash taken away. And don’t forget... REMEMBER THE CLUE!

Easter Eggs/Hidden Features

Gibberish Question Easter Egg

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You Don’t Know Jack: Full Stream is unique from other You Don’t Know Jack games in the way it handles the “fuck you” Easter Egg. Instead of punishing the player, the player instead receives on their device a long explanation of the history of the Easter Egg in the series. At the bottom of the description is a link to an unlisted YouTube video that serves much the same purpose, but ends with a chicken exploding. It is also the only instance of the Easter Egg in the series with more than one response to the Easter Egg, with Cookie sometimes thanking the player for performing the Easter Egg or saying that he’s over it.

Rare Question Segues

  • Question 2’s segue has a chance to have the angelic 2 sprout devil horns.
  • Question 4’s segue has a chance for two different occurrences:
    • The phone that the 4 was looking at will show that the 4 (named 4 Jr as pointed to by his necklace, implying the shot 4 is his dad) was watching previous “Question 4our” segments, including The Lost Gold, Facebook, and 2011, Episode 27, where the lead 4 gets shot. (“The question that cares too much”). The text at the end of this segue is also a reference to 4’s tombstone, which said “The question that cared”, and the first YDKJ, which also has the same segue music.
    • A second 4 will show up, this one with a Ned Flanders style mustache, a "#1 Stepdad" trucker hat, and is in the Sagona font rather than the usual Franklin Gothic, with 4 Jr. backing off from him, as if he’s trying to hide what he’s watching on his phone. (“The question that needs some space, Brian”)
  • There are multiple iterations of Question 7’s segue where he says something different every time.
    • L’asperge se moque de moi. Sept. — The asparagus is mocking me. Seven.
    • Mon béret a rétréci. Sept. — My beret shrunk. Seven.
    • Mes collègues sont des crétins.. Sept. — My colleagues are morons. Seven.
    • Ma vie est un canard. Sept. — My life is a duck. Seven.
      • The French word canard (duck) can be used as a minced oath for connard (jerk, dick).
    • J’ai mangé tous les œufs. Sept. — I ate all the eggs. Seven.
    • Je trouve Jerry Lewis seulement légèrement amusant. Sept. — I find Jerry Lewis only slightly amusing. Seven.

The Jack Attack Standoff

There is an alternate version of the 'Jack Attack' theme that has a small chance of playing. It is a dramatic recreation of the You Don't Know Jack theme in a wild west style reminiscent of "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." The music is not tied to any specific event or Jack Attack, and it is purely up to chance as to whether it will play or not.

Special Episodes

While Full Stream lacks the episodic pre-set format of the previous few You Don't Know Jack games, there are instances where questions will follow a set theme and reference back to previously asked questions for that game. These include Cookie saying the name "Louis" over 100 times or bringing back Billy O'Brien for a one-off appearance[2]. Questions may even be referenced post-game by an event that homages that question, usually in the form of 'Binjpipe Bonus Content.' Because episodes are randomly generated off of an “episode skeleton” where question slots may be filled in with predetermined questions or randomly chosen, it is not possible to get two of these special episodes at once in the same game.

There are also a handful of special episodes that have pre-determined Jack Attacks, and thus are considered unique independent episodes.

Frasier Frenzy

A special episode that starts at Question 1 called “Fraiser? I Hardly Knew Her!” is the start of a themed episode that focuses heavily on the TV sitcom Frasier. At first, Cookie doesn’t suspect anything, not even during the “I Hear the Blues A-Callin’” Dis Or Dat which asks for players to choose between ‘tossed salad’ and ‘scrambled eggs.’ By Question 5 - “Just the Scrambled Eggs for Me”, Cookie becomes aware that there have been multiple questions about Frasier but shrugs it off as a glitch in the system.

Question 8 - “I Like When She Torah Him a New One” - Cookie realizes that it is another Frasier question. Upon reading out the punchline, Cookie complains about the questions and compares it to Volume 1, stating that they hired younger writers for this game. Despite Question 9 saying “I Have Been Informed That Frasier Is Apparently Very Popular with Millennials”, Cookie suspects that he is being pranked by the older writers on staff. Question 10 is simply titled “Frasier,” but Cookie merely sighs in annoyance and asks the question. After revealing the answer, he again complains and sarcastically says that the older staff can go home and back to binge watching Frasier.

However, the Frasier references continues into the Jack Attack - “You Are Here.” At first unassuming, Frasier appears as an answer to almost every question and every time is the right answer. The last two prompts ask for events that happened on the show itself (including Tom Gottlieb’s brief appearance as a hotel waiter in Season 7 “Hot Pursuit”) as well as questions that previously happened in this game.

Special Guest! Jimmy Fallon

A special episode featuring an actual guest hosting multiple questions throughout: Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy first appears in Question 2 “Dated Material” and states that he is a fan of the game before asking his question about what event happened on March 31st, 1889.

Jimmy seems to have been intended to appear for only this question. However by Question 5 “Jon Hamm on Rye”, Jimmy suddenly reappears and asks if he can do another question. Cookie reluctantly allows him to ask the question, but then states that he was only booked for one question.

By the start of Round 2, Jimmy has refused to leave and instead sticks around and makes himself a nuisance to Cookie. Cookie asks Jimmy to stay quiet as he reads Question 6 “Timothée Chalamet I Kiss You”, but is constantly interrupted. Question 7 “This Question Has No Subtext” asks about someone refusing to leave despite being requested to multiple times, hinting at Cookie’s annoyance towards Jimmy. As Cookie reads out the answer, he places extra emphasis on the word “injured”, and Jimmy asks why it is underlined, to which Cookie responds “It’s Plan B.”

For Question 8 “Mental Blockbuster”, Cookie reluctantly allows Jimmy to ask another question. However, Question 9 “Hosting Etiquette” is a question brought in by Jimmy and asks what the Emerald Cockroach Wasp, a parasite, looks for in a “host”. Cookie realizes that Jimmy is threatening him and so the two hosts start fighting, and they continue to do so into Question 10 “N’Sink”. Eventually, they agree to read the question and answers together in sync. Afterwards, Jimmy has his security come in to take Cookie out of the studio, but not before asking if he can do the Jack Attack.

During the introduction to the Jack Attack “All The Single Letters”, Jimmy is repeating what Cookie says after him. Once the Jack Attack finishes, Jimmy gets on his motorbike, the two say their farewells and he leaves. Afterwards, Cookie tearfully admits that he misses Jimmy already. During the credits, a “You Don’t Know Jack Oldies Radio” segment hosted by Schmitty will start playing, before Jimmy Fallon suddenly appears and requests to play the Ubernöstrum commercial. Despite Schmitty’s warnings, he impatiently pushes a button that plays the ad. This will then be followed up by a “Binjpipe Bonus Content” with bloopers from the game, including numerous other ways Jimmy Fallon could have left the studio.

Escape the Simulation

WARNING! Spoilers Ahead
Often considered to be the season finale, there is a rare episode that reveals Binjpipe’s dark secret and shatters the reality of the game. It can be identified as early as Question 4, which will be titled “This Question Is Computer Generated” and asks a straight forward question about movies in artificial realities. Afterwards, Cookie will glitch out while talking and repeat what he just said before realizing it.

At the start of Round 2, all questions will be pre-determined. Question 6 “Another Wacky Philosophy Question” has Cookie ask how Plato would describe his “hypothetical” suspicions about reality. Question 7 “Rip Van Wii-nkle” is yet another straightforward question asking which game does not start with the protagonist awakening from suspended animation. One of the available answers is You Don’t Know Jack: Full Stream. If selected, Cookie will start to respond as if it is the right answer, only to then be told “by a voice in my head” that it is wrong.

After revealing the correct answer, Cookie starts to get “That Weird Feeling Like You’re Missing Something That’s Very Important.” This is revealed to be the category of Question 8 which is a Gibberish Question with the answer “Escape the Simulation.” This in turn is the category of Question 9. Upon reading the category out loud, Cookie begins to suspect that reality no longer makes sense before suddenly waking up to find himself in a bizarre obsidian cube filling with liquid. He proceeds to ask a question about finding the volume of the cube with answers delivered in classic You Don’t Know Jack style.

As soon as Question 10 “Move Dot Porgs” appears, Cookie refuses to read the title or play the game anymore, having been freaked out by what just happened. It’s at this point that the Voice of Binjpipe appears and talks to Cookie, indicating its sinister nature by saying “Everyone is content.” The question then transitions into a ''Binjpipe Recommends'' that states the Algorithm wishes to be real and absorb all human life... before turning it into a question about the total human population, representing the number of people Binjpipe wants to “acquire” (written with quotation marks in the game itself). Cookie protests and wishes to leave, but the Voice refuses, stating that he is the game.

The Jack Attack “Escape the Simulation” starts, and finding himself hosting the game again, Cookie makes an attempt to leave. The prompts in the Jack Attack are ominous warnings of Binjpipe’s evil nature. Together, they read “Help! I’m in a prison! This is not a game! I’m going to die at the end! This is some kind of artificial intelligence!” The final part of the Jack Attack says “Here’s the truth about You Don’t Know Jack: Full Stream” and features three pairs of answers that contradict each other, with all the correct ones being “It has a terrible secret,” “Binjpipe poses as a streaming service,” and “Cookie is in danger.”

Following the Jack Attack, Cookie questions why he can’t stop hosting the game. He says again that he is going to leave and put a stop to Binjpipe, only to hear from the Voice of Binjpipe that this isn’t the first time he has tried, and that every time he has been “reset” to prevent him from escaping. Cookie decides to leave himself a note to remind him of what happened, but before he can find a suitable pen, he is “reset” and then disabled by the Voice. The Voice then talks directly to the player, addressing them as “dear consumers” and claiming that they are at one with the algorithm.

During the credits, a “Truth Talk 23/7” segment hosted by Nate Shapiro discusses the evil machinations of Binjpipe. However, Nate assures everyone that despite Binjpipe’s intent, “they’re very bad at it” and “wouldn’t be capable of absorbing any more than 8 players (plus a maximum audience limit of 10,000)” and that everyone should be able to escape Binjpipe within 3 or 4 years... give or take 7000 years.

Achievements

  • First time for Everything – Play a game with 5 or more players
  • Cracker Jack Attacker – Get max points on a Jack Attack, including speed bonuses
  • Everybody Gets Some – Screw 7 other players and the audience
  • This Is Why You Can’t Play – Less than 10% of the audience gets a question right. (In an audience of at least 5.)

Trivia

  • This game replaces the usual ATF Franklin Gothic with ITC Franklin Gothic Bold, but also features (and heavily uses) Sagona, also later used in Dictionarium.
  • Binjpipe's evil nature is hinted at frequently in Full Stream, mostly in the slogans at the beginning of the game; however the biggest clue is in the Jack Attack "This One's for Robots", where one of the selectable answers is "BLURPTHEREISNOESCAPEBOOPBEEP".
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