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  • minky-kong 4 Sep 2016 16:43:58 13,378 posts
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    Yep, its pretty good and definitely worth a watch each week. Pretty much follows the formula of Gamesmaster but as a more sustained contest between the two teams.
  • mal 4 Sep 2016 20:54:47 29,116 posts
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    So is the second ep available on catchup yet then?
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    Ukplaytv?

    Edited by zisssou at 21:20:40 04-09-2016
  • mal 4 Sep 2016 21:40:00 29,116 posts
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    Yeah, it was something like that I used to watch the first ep. Don't get Dave here, so catchup is the only option. Took me a couple of tries to get the right player though; since we don't get any uktv or challenge channels through the air, I wasn't sure which of those two players Dave came under.

    Edit: Just used their website and it looks like they're showing an episode tomorrow. I can't find out if it's the first episode for sure, but I think it is. Therefore even if they're showing eps a week early on catchup, it won't be up until tomorrow at the earliest.

    Edited by mal at 21:44:27 04-09-2016
  • cjb_bjc 5 Sep 2016 16:42:57 1,928 posts
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    Watched it today. It's pretty fun, standard TV shenanigans.
  • billythekid 5 Sep 2016 16:46:40 12,194 posts
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    The rotating stage is going to get irritating.
  • twelveways 5 Sep 2016 17:21:24 7,131 posts
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    I wasn't a big fan of it to be honest, the gaming bits were ok but the banter was a bit shit. I don't think Dara is a good fit but Ellie was ok
  • Deleted user 5 September 2016 17:51:27
    I started watching this about an hour ago and my other half said after ten minutes "this is shit" so that's the end of that
  • Deleted user 5 September 2016 18:00:54
    @PES_Fanboy
    Seems a bit harsh to end it with him over a disagreement about a TV show!
  • mothercruncher 5 Sep 2016 18:43:36 14,517 posts
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    Ellie is like a slightly more kissable Richard Osman.
  • Deleted user 5 September 2016 19:16:47
    This will last years! I'll be very shocked if BBC or ITV aren't already fighting over this for a prime time slot next series
  • the_milkybar_kid 5 Sep 2016 20:11:25 6,392 posts
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    We enjoyed it. Few quibbles Ellie's monologue fell flat a few times, the revolving stage, having lob sided competition. Was funny though, the Mrs was pulling her face when I put it on but got into it.
  • mal 5 Sep 2016 21:31:08 29,116 posts
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    I think the rotating stage was a good way of combining stages for a chat show and a video games show. I think I prefer it to gamesmaster's old split screen approach. But I can imagine O'Brien's patter getting old quite quickly though if he doesn't mix it up a bit more.
  • Blurp 5 Sep 2016 22:37:59 1,225 posts
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    I would have preferred a Charlie Brooker Gameswipe or VideoGaiden type of show instead of a panel show with videogames being played badly in between.
  • Deleted user 5 September 2016 22:39:58
    On Dave?! They only show panel shows, Top Gear reruns and live boxing
  • cjb_bjc 5 Sep 2016 22:52:20 1,928 posts
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    I am hoping the level of the celebrities does pick up a notch! Watching badly played games is really quite annoying after a while!
  • Blurp 5 Sep 2016 22:54:32 1,225 posts
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    Ellie is pretty good on it.
  • DugBriderider 5 Sep 2016 23:03:28 797 posts
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    Was Ok will watch again. Format seems pretty solid. Wonder how it compares to the theatrical show.
  • SteveMsater 5 Sep 2016 23:08:53 339 posts
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    Yeah it was all a bit Budget Pat Sharp's Fun House for me. I'd rather some actual discussion of games, but I'm sure some people could like this.
  • Deleted user 5 September 2016 23:13:59
    Dara really doesn't add anything to these shows though. He is much better at being a 'presenter', his hard sums series was good
  • rockavitch 6 Sep 2016 00:08:16 976 posts
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    Ellie still irritates the hell out of me, no idea why either, just always has. Dara I like but I agree with above that he needs to mix it up a bit or he could get annoying. Hated the revolving stage and the guests were pretty shit (you'd think they'd at least try to get some big guns on for the first episode of a new show). Yeah, I really didn't like that at all.
  • Daryoon 6 Sep 2016 03:01:55 5,914 posts
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    That was way better than what I was expecting. Pretty much captured the spirit of playing games with your mates perfectly. If only esports could do the same!

    Also, it was telling him the worst part was Battlefront, the most recent game...
  • DugBriderider 6 Sep 2016 07:51:42 797 posts
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    Stage show does look better lets hope they can capture more of that.

    Edited by DugBriderider at 07:53:21 06-09-2016
  • brokenkey 6 Sep 2016 08:23:36 9,398 posts
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    There's no way Susan Calman actually plays video games.
  • Dave_McCoy 6 Sep 2016 08:30:13 3,091 posts
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    Not sure about it to be honest. Revolving stage a bit shit (having to dance etc while it revolved to pad it) and Susan was *very* irritating on it. That's more a guest fault though, not the show.

    I'll give it another go, hopefully will pick up.
  • Deleted user 6 September 2016 08:32:43
    It's heavily edited as it is (as are most of these panel shows)
    Hopefully they'll just figure out that they don't need to include as much rotating stage in future episodes (although it's probably all filmed and edited already...)

    I'm kind of on the fence. They definitely need to get better guests on. Football guy was shit!
  • Overmegasixwave 6 Sep 2016 08:36:55 68 posts
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    Quite enjoyed it. Dara does his usual stuff and Ellie seemed to fit in quite well although I can live without the revolving stage.

    It was quite painful watching them playing Tekken and Star Wars.
  • brokenkey 6 Sep 2016 08:56:56 9,398 posts
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    It's weird how the whole "lets play" genre works really well on youtube, but tv makers can't seem to do it properly.
  • ChiefGB 6 Sep 2016 09:09:54 7,737 posts
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    In a way the shit playing was what actually made it better in places. Could some of it been manufactured for drama?? I mean the tekken fight was the most entertaining and the ability of the players was terrible, but it made for tense entertainment.
  • the_dudefather 6 Sep 2016 09:11:03 10,631 posts
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    Quite enjoyed that, the Battlefront segment didn't really grab me, but that Tekken fight was pretty tense with the audience and player reactions (even with liberal spamming of crouch-kicks)

    Saw Go 8 Bit at the Edinburgh Fringe last year (as well as their other show Wi-fi wars, which had some of the tech the audience were using to vote for scores in the Go 8-bit TV show)
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