Front Game Rules
|Two teams competing, each representing a year from 1960 to 1995. In the first round (The "Singles round"), five categories are presented, with questions available from both teams' "generations." The "A side" question was open to all players worth 50 points (but deducts 50 points if wrong). If a player answers correctly, the other player can take the "B side" for 100 points. A right answer there makes the team eligible for a 200-point bonus question. Choosing a category from the other generation and answering the first question correctly wins a bonus prize.|
The second round was called the "CD round", with questions worth twice as many points. After the second round, a speed round was played, often involving host Shoemaker removing a common word from groups or songs from both generations and the players trying to identify the word. Right answers were worth 200 points each, and the team with the most points after the speed round won the game.
End Game Rules - "The Time Warp"
|The winning team had 60 seconds to identify seven musical acts. Starting at their year and traveling towards the year represented by their opponents, one player gave a 2-word clue to his/her partner, who then tried to guess the act. The team could pass on 3 acts if they wanted (fouling on an act also used a pass). Getting 7 right in 60 seconds won a trip to the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.|
My Generation was the first game show to take place on a "virtual" set. Put simply, the entire backdrop is greenscreened so that computer graphics can be superimposed onto the set.
This was VH1's first legitimate attempt at a game show, and although there were a few promising aspects, there was some room for improvement. First and foremost, there is no excuse to giving the exact same grand prize every single episode. I can think of several good rock-based grand prizes - trips to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, Graceland, front row tickets to the concert of your choice - and they could also have offered trips to normal resorts. Craig Shoemaker was a little annoying, especially when he tried to fish for jokes.