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  • crashVoodoo 18 Aug 2016 19:13:25 5,656 posts
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    Just seen a TV spot for this upcoming show on Dave, Monday 5th Sept. Never heard of it before and I'm quite looking forward to it.

    When searching for more info, it turns out EG reported on it back in march which I missed.

    Anyways comedy and games so fingers crossed.

    Edit: updated the air date. Also clarification that it's also viewable now via on demand/catch-up channels

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 19:45:25 31-08-2016
  • motti82 30 Aug 2016 20:12:16 3,317 posts
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    Watched this tonight on catch up. Actually a decent watch! Ellie is a natural presenter, Dara didn't disappoint and overall I enjoyed it and it's on series link. Thankfully no swears so I can watch it with the boy with no issues :)
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 30 Aug 2016 20:14:43 5,663 posts
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    Top Gear for games or better than that?
  • Deleted user 30 August 2016 21:16:43
    Dave is pretty solid for their comedy. I definitely recommend Taskmaster if no one has seen it.
  • crashVoodoo 31 Aug 2016 00:25:16 5,656 posts
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    zisssou wrote:
    Dave is pretty solid for their comedy. I definitely recommend Taskmaster if no one has seen it.
    God yes. It hilariousness
  • mal 31 Aug 2016 01:14:33 29,116 posts
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    Go 8 Bit was quite good. That Tekken match was epic! I don't think it will attract any non-gamers, but I guess even Gamesmaster didn't attract any non-gamers, so I suppose I can't hold that against it. But the pacing did seem a little off, while there's plenty to enjoy there in isolation. And the set looks like something off the Generation Game, so there's that too.

    Taskmaster on the other hand has a mean air about it I'm not so keen on, and it was disappointing after watching one episode to discover the next one had the same guests (especially Tim Key, that mean little shit).
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 31 Aug 2016 09:33:15 5,663 posts
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    GamesMaster was definitely *our* show. A cheeky half hour for the weirdos.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 31 Aug 2016 11:21:31 7,234 posts
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    Wait, so has it been on or what?
  • Deleted user 31 August 2016 11:25:13
    mal wrote:
    Go 8 Bit was quite good. That Tekken
    OBJECTION
  • rockavitch 31 Aug 2016 12:39:17 976 posts
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    I wanted to give this a go but had it in my mind it was next week. So shall try to find a repeat... It is Dave after all.
  • mothercruncher 31 Aug 2016 12:39:37 14,517 posts
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    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    Wait, so has it been on or what?
    I'm confused, 8th of September via OP, yet people have watched it.
    Maybe there's a special early access version for people who pre-ordered.
  • theguyfromspark 31 Aug 2016 14:28:19 152 posts
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    Looks like it's on TV next week but you can stream it now. Look
  • BigOrkWaaagh 31 Aug 2016 17:34:04 7,234 posts
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    That was pretty good. But the people who 'picked' the games were laughably bad at them. Apart from that it was a good bit of TV.
  • drhcnip 31 Aug 2016 18:00:46 5,675 posts
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    mothercruncher wrote:
    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    Wait, so has it been on or what?
    I'm confused, 8th of September via OP, yet people have watched it.
    Maybe there's a special early access version for people who pre-ordered.
    it's being broadcast 5.9 but you can watch it early on dave's catch up channel..
  • Deleted user 31 August 2016 19:15:17
    Ok, it wasn't bad. I think I may try to catch the second episode at least.
  • mal 31 Aug 2016 19:44:21 29,116 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    mal wrote:
    Go 8 Bit was quite good. That Tekken
    OBJECTION
    I know, but the fact the titles sequence is full of 16-bit and 32-bit nods gave me the hint it wasn't going to be that strict, chronologically.
  • twelveways 31 Aug 2016 22:22:42 7,131 posts
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    Not a fan of the Irish bald bloke, is he in it a lot?
  • BigOrkWaaagh 31 Aug 2016 22:31:32 7,234 posts
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    twelveways wrote:
    Not a fan of the Irish bald bloke, is he in it a lot?
    You mean Dara O' Briain? Not sure how much more of Dara O' Briain's Go 8 Bit he'll be in. Anyone heard anything?

    Edited by BigOrkWaaagh at 22:32:29 31-08-2016
  • ChiefGB 1 Sep 2016 12:50:20 7,737 posts
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    Just watched it, not bad. As we are starved for tv stuff I'll keep watching.
  • X201 1 Sep 2016 14:25:20 18,350 posts
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    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    twelveways wrote:
    Not a fan of the Irish bald bloke, is he in it a lot?
    You mean Dara O' Briain? Not sure how much more of Dara O' Briain's Go 8 Bit he'll be in. Anyone heard anything?
    He'll do the first two series, be replaced by Dexter Fletcher for the third and then come back with a greater say in things for the rest of the run
  • twelveways 1 Sep 2016 14:33:11 7,131 posts
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    I liked that pub landlord character he did but find him quite boring on that panel show he presents
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    Hurhur
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 1 Sep 2016 15:16:17 1,393 posts
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    So they choose Tekken, but play Tekken 2? Then all play it like they've never played it before.

    Fucking casuals.
  • richardiox 1 Sep 2016 16:23:38 6,932 posts
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    Is Go 8Bit supposed to be a pun on "Go Apeshit"?

    Would semi explain why it doesn't just feature 8 bit era games.
  • cowell 1 Sep 2016 16:58:33 1,432 posts
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    Okay I was sceptical but I like it. Its as good as many of the panel shows on UK TV, but has gaming. A few predictable gags about gaming. That aside its a decent watch

    Edited by cowell at 16:58:53 01-09-2016
  • crashVoodoo 1 Sep 2016 18:18:05 5,656 posts
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    I haven't seen it yet, was the tried and tested 'playing with their joystick' joke used?
  • -HairyArse 1 Sep 2016 20:59:43 1,076 posts
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    Really enjoyed the first episode and Ellie was great. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

    It works because it's a TV show about video games that's not patronising...
  • Deleted user 1 September 2016 21:03:19
    Course it is sweet cheeks
  • Bauul 4 Sep 2016 06:52:41 866 posts
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    Just watched this now (thanks to Ellie's article for reminding me it was on!). Surprisingly enjoyable. The constant fear with TV doing games is it'll be puddle deep and patronising, but this wasn't like that at all. At the end of the day it's just people playing video games against each other, but the banter and humour carried it very well.

    Dara O'Briain was awesome as always, and Ellie genuinely is a natural. Even my gamer-but-in-no-way-hardcore-gamer wife got into it by the end. Definite tune in for next week!
  • Tomo 4 Sep 2016 09:16:13 15,767 posts
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    Watched it yesterday too. Was great. Some very funny moments - Tekken and Bust a More especially. David James was good value.

    Oh and Taskmaster is absolutely hilarious. No way it should be so good.

    Edited by Tomo at 09:17:30 04-09-2016
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