One of Joystiq’s readers has received a confidential e-mail from Microsoft inviting him to a private beta for a game called Full House Poker for Xbox Live. The e-mail alleges that the game will be a way to “bet your way to fame as you compete against your friends and thousands of other players around the world in live Texas Heat poker game shows.”
This should sound vaguely familiar to a certain previously-cancelled game show on Xbox Live called 1 vs. 100, especially considering you can earn XP, avatar accessories and other rewards in “regularly scheduled episodes”. If you were a fan of the 1 vs. 100 format and miss it dearly, or if you’re a poker fan (or both!), then this should be exciting news indeed.