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  • 2old4disshit 26 May 2017 12:02:18 511 posts
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    Could they just get some guests who are competent at games?
  • the_milkybar_kid 26 May 2017 12:49:28 6,392 posts
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    Having just watched the first of the second series... It's just not very good is it? Horrible and completely safe jokes, people that can't play games to any degree. Pants.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 26 May 2017 15:14:51 7,234 posts
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    The show itself I actually quite enjoy, but watching people who are shit at games play games badly just isn't fun.
  • Bambot 28 May 2017 06:26:49 994 posts
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    It's awful, and may it never ever come back. And can we please stop making gaming shows now? They just don't work on telly any more.

    Here's why: the general audience doesn't want to watch people playing videogames well. They don't know enough about them to care, or appreciate it. They've spent the last twenty years being fed a diet of shite formulaic panel 'gameshows' with 'comedy' guests and 'comedy' rounds, and that's all they can stomach now.

    Which is why this attempt at a gaming show was simply a formulaic panel 'gameshow' with 'comedy' guests' and 'comedy' rounds. Where all the 'comedy' was generated by guests being shit at games. Wakka wakka isn't it hilarious folks. Easy peasy job done let's all go to the pub.

    Just awful.

    Gamesmaster worked because it was aimed at an audience that understood games, appreciated games, and got excited about seeing people play competitively.
  • crashVoodoo 17 Jun 2017 00:03:52 5,656 posts
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    The DLC show is getting better and the chemistry between Ellie, Steve and Sam has improved to include me laughing at it.

    9/10

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 00:04:34 17-06-2017
  • ChiefGB 17 Jun 2017 00:22:55 7,737 posts
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    I thought this weeks main show was better than earlier ones.
  • PazJohnMitch 17 Jun 2017 08:20:27 13,284 posts
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    That was probably due to the guests being competitive without being dicks about it.

    The cardboard box game also looked fun.
  • thelzdking 19 Jun 2017 22:18:52 6,922 posts
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    It's a bit weak, this.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 20 Jun 2017 01:17:04 5,663 posts
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    I'm still not entirely sure if they've worked out who they want their target audience to be. It would explain why it fails as a comedy show, games show and Soccer AM style magazine programme all at once so often
  • 2old4disshit 21 Jun 2017 15:53:08 511 posts
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    Prefer the DLC over the main show now.

    Ellie much funnier when not shoehorning in political gags.
  • crashVoodoo 21 Jun 2017 16:45:07 5,656 posts
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    @2old4disshit I'm the same.  Definitely prefer the DLC show
  • PazJohnMitch 21 Jun 2017 20:38:58 13,284 posts
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    Loved 1942 on C64
  • crashVoodoo 22 Jul 2017 22:28:28 5,656 posts
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    The MvC match was cracking. The guy playing as Ryu was great and it made for a really good fight.
  • mal 22 Jul 2017 22:34:49 29,116 posts
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    Bit weird how this series all timed out on the daveplayer (or whatever it's called, I forget), then, when I went to check out the last remaining episodes, and it turned out they'd put the whole series including earlier episodes they'd already expired up with no obvious expiry date.
  • Blurp 23 Jul 2017 08:30:52 1,225 posts
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    Bambot wrote:
    It's awful, and may it never ever come back. And can we please stop making gaming shows now? They just don't work on telly any more.

    Here's why: the general audience doesn't want to watch people playing videogames well. They don't know enough about them to care, or appreciate it. They've spent the last twenty years being fed a diet of shite formulaic panel 'gameshows' with 'comedy' guests and 'comedy' rounds, and that's all they can stomach now.

    Which is why this attempt at a gaming show was simply a formulaic panel 'gameshow' with 'comedy' guests' and 'comedy' rounds. Where all the 'comedy' was generated by guests being shit at games. Wakka wakka isn't it hilarious folks. Easy peasy job done let's all go to the pub.

    Just awful.

    Gamesmaster worked because it was aimed at an audience that understood games, appreciated games, and got excited about seeing people play competitively.
    This is the problem. They've made yet another z-list comedy panel show with games being played as badly as your mum in between by celebs that probably couldn't give two fucks about games in general. They should've gone one of two ways - proper competitive gaming without celebrities kind of like Gamesmaster, or Charlie Brooker style games news/history show.
  • waggy79 11 Feb 2018 07:58:22 1,818 posts
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    Just got round to watching the 1st episode. Don't believe Jodie Kidd plays 1st person shooters for a second based on her performance. The potatoes bit at the end had me literally crying though.
  • MadCaddy13 12 Feb 2018 23:03:37 2,756 posts
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    Just watched the first episode of the 3rd series.
    It seems the producers didn’t research the games enough I reckon. Gregg’s and jodie’s games were a total mess especially Battlefield 1. Didn’t understand what the hell was going on and neither new how to play it it seemed
    Love Dara’s enthusiasm though. It’s an ok show, needs better regulars though. Those two do not have character
  • 2old4disshit 14 Feb 2018 15:45:49 511 posts
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    I'll still watch the rest of this series but I'm not sure why as its not very entertaining. I cant work out whats going on in most of the games.
  • Blurp 14 Feb 2018 15:55:49 1,225 posts
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    MadCaddy13 wrote:
    Didn’t understand what the hell was going on and neither knew how to play it it seemed
    This is the synopsis for every Go 8 Bit episode. It's a D list celebrity panel show with forced, bad game playing.
  • Lankysi 14 Feb 2018 15:56:39 15 posts
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    I agree with the comments about the games played. I get that the audience need to see the action but does that mean that the players have to sit so far away? Can they not have monitors closer to them and the action be displayed on bigger screens for the audience? I'm sure the players would do better then, I know I'd struggle at the distance they have to sit.

    The games themselves are often odd choices as well, they don't always lend themselves very well to the format of the show. Case in point, the BF1 battle, wow, what a balls-up that was!

    And am I the only one that can't stand Ellie Gibson?! She's a waste of space on that show, doesn't add anything to it and I've never laughed at her introductions to games, they're AWFUL! Point backed up by the canned/forced laughter during those sections.
  • mal 14 Feb 2018 16:37:37 29,116 posts
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    Er they have monitors right on the other side of the sofa don't they? Looks closer than the TV I used to game on before my 360 broke.
  • GarlVinland 14 Feb 2018 16:51:17 2,675 posts
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    I'd watch this if they hosted a Dark Souls fight club, but Temple Run? No thanks.

    Saw a clip of Russell Howard getting double-perfected by Rachel Riley in SF2 and think that's everything I need to see.
  • ChiefGB 14 Feb 2018 18:27:45 7,737 posts
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    See they've dumped the dlc side show this time out.
  • MadCaddy13 14 Feb 2018 20:32:42 2,756 posts
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    Lankysi wrote:

    And am I the only one that can't stand Ellie Gibson?! She's a waste of space on that show, doesn't add anything to it and I've never laughed at her introductions to games, they're AWFUL! Point backed up by the canned/forced laughter during those sections.
    I don’t know what it is about her but I find her pretty fit
  • ChiefGB 14 Feb 2018 20:44:27 7,737 posts
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    Well I can't say that, but she doesn't deliver as well as she writes. She is great around these here parts, sadly her articles are too few and far between now for these.
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