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Mark Burnett's Gold Rush debuts on AOL

by Michael Canfield, posted Sep 13th 2006 6:59PM
Gold Rush Aol.comGold Rush is live. It's an interactive online game, styled like reality TV, brought to you by AOL and Survivor/Amazing Race producer Mark Burnett. Anyone can play. $2 million in gold bars has been hidden throughout the United States in 13 caches. To win, players should keep their eyes peeled for clues at AOL.com, in magazines, and on television. Quintessential D-lister, Kathy Griffin is on board in various capacities, and the main site has a blog, (or glog as they're calling it) where she and others are posting entries about the game. Her first post is pretty funny.

The introductory video on the site has some of the same elements that make up the opening segments of any of Burnett's trademark shows. There are spinning graphics, a fleet of thirteen black SUV's in a secret underground location ready to carry the gold to its secret destinations, a reality-TV hosty-type guy, and -- just to get you in the mood -- a spectacular musical theme reminiscent of The Amazing Race. There's lots poke around the site and see. I barely scratched the surface.

If any of you here happens to win a chunk of the gold, don't forget your friends at TV Squad. At least post a comment here to gloat.

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leana

the gold rush is on round 4 7-10 but it wont go so i can play there are others having the same problem please slove this issue please would like to finish we only have a little time left

September 27 2006 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joseph Di Natale

any site's or info on how to plat --and is it realisticly too late.
joe

September 25 2006 at 8:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GRG

There seems to be a lot of interest in the game. There is an unofficial resource directory that has links to official sites and fan sites, and a news feed at http://www.goldrushgame.com/.

September 18 2006 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
atwood

I really am excited that average Joe's and Jane's have a chance to really make a difference in their lives. I hope that I win something...after all I invest a lot of time watching anything produced by the smartest guy for prime time...Mark B.-twinfactory4

September 14 2006 at 12:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gavin

So this game is for gold diggers? Is Kathy Griffin's husband going to be playing?

September 13 2006 at 7:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Canfield

I must have been thinking of Eco-Challenge ...

September 13 2006 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt W

Mark Burnett actually has no connection to The Amazing Race at all. He is the producer of Survivor,Eco-Challenge, The Apprentice, The Restaurant, The Casino, Rock Star and The Contender, but not The Amazing Race.

September 13 2006 at 7:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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