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Gaming TV

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:35 pm
by preownedgames.co.uk
Why are TV programmes about gaming so rubbish ?

I ised to love gamesmaster when I was younger, you'd think that somebody would have done something as good in the last 15 years but nope!

That one with the 3 girls (bits ?) was quite good but was on at a stupid time, gamezville on sky is a complete joke and that thing dominik diamond did last year was funny but not didn't have much substance.

Do you think it's just really hard to make good gaming TV or are the TV companies just not giving it a chance ?

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:37 pm
by SirClive
Was Bits really any good? Just seen that you can get DVDs of series 4 & 5, but don't know if they are worth a tenner each?

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 5:14 pm
by necronom
I really liked Bits. It's probably my favourite gaming show.

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 6:07 pm
by Ash
Bits was crap. Two of the women (Alexs and Emily Newton Dunn) really knew their games but the show itself was cheap, tacky and full of factual errors.

Always preferred Gamesmaster myself.

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 9:42 pm
by Elgin_McQueen
Gest gaming shows I can remember off the top of my head

1. Gamesmaster








2. Bits
3. Cybernet
















Miles behind - Everyone else.

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 1:39 am
by GetDexter
I liked Cybernet a lot. Presenters, if they are good, can push a program along nicely but Dominik Diamond never really worked for me on Gamesmaster. Cybernet just had games, games and nothing but games....except for an annoying American voiceover :D

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 3:27 am
by Antiriad2097
Nobody going to bring up Consolevania and its BBC spin off Videogaiden?

Best gaming show there's been for years.

If you go back to Gamesmaster now, its not actually very good. I've been watching them and for the most part they're awful.

Bad Influence surpassed it, but its aimed at a very young audience. If you can get over that, its a pretty decent show with some interesting articles.

I've never seen Gamepad, Violet Berlin's latest show :(

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 3:29 am
by SirClive
Violets shows have been good over the last few years but are not on a very good channel.

Never heard of Consolevania or Video Gaiden though?

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 3:46 am
by Antiriad2097
SirClive wrote:Violets shows have been good over the last few years but are not on a very good channel.

Never heard of Consolevania or Video Gaiden though?
Videogaiden only aired on BBC Scotland. It was possible to stream them from the BBC website too, but I just had a look and t appears to have been pulled. Not sure if the second series will be the same or if it'll go national. There were torrents around at the time...

Consolevania is one of several downloadable gaming shows I watch.

The 1Up show is generally well regarded and I also thoroughly enjoy Player 1 vs Player 2.

Lets also not forget our very own Opa-Opa's Weekend Gamer, Danny's Independent Video Game Specials and Yakumo's Retro Core

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 4:21 am
by Morkin
Antiriad2097 wrote:Nobody going to bring up Consolevania and its BBC spin off Videogaiden?
Consolevania for teh win ! :lol: I've been watching their show since the first episode & everything about it just feels right & appeals to my sense of humour. I also watch the 1up show & it's not too bad either.

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 5:14 am
by The Last Ginja
I like(d) Gamer.tv on Bravo, quite informative and the reviews were good, but I haven't seen it on the listings for a while so I'm not sure if it's been canned, or just taking a break.

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 5:54 am
by necronom
GetDexter wrote:I liked Cybernet a lot. Presenters, if they are good, can push a program along nicely but Dominik Diamond never really worked for me on Gamesmaster. Cybernet just had games, games and nothing but games....except for an annoying American voiceover :D
I used to watch Cybernet when Lucy Longhurst presented it. As soon as the annoying American started I never watched it again.

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 12:01 pm
by retro mania
The Last Ginja wrote:I like(d) Gamer.tv on Bravo, quite informative and the reviews were good, but I haven't seen it on the listings for a while so I'm not sure if it's been canned, or just taking a break.


I watched it today it was an E3 special it was pretty good with equal wii and ps3 coverage much better than g@mers on rapture tv the E3 coverage was a joke.

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 12:13 pm
by Elgin_McQueen
necronom wrote:
GetDexter wrote:I liked Cybernet a lot. Presenters, if they are good, can push a program along nicely but Dominik Diamond never really worked for me on Gamesmaster. Cybernet just had games, games and nothing but games....except for an annoying American voiceover :D
I used to watch Cybernet when Lucy Longhurst presented it. As soon as the annoying American started I never watched it again.

I didn;t like the guy, though you could get used to him after a while. You just never knew when the hell the show was gonna be on tv that annoyed me.

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 4:33 pm
by Frank Chickens
4 Computer Buffs
Database
The Computer Show
Micro Live

..so many good ones at the time, sigh.

Since then:

Games Master (S1)
Bad Influence
Consolevania