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Old 05-01-2013, 16:28
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The Blurb from Ginx TV is returning to our screens on Monday 7th January at 11:00pm with a new presenter, Lizzie Huang.

It is on Challenge, so will be available on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin, with a repeat on Sunday morning at 10:00am.
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Old 05-01-2013, 16:35
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Although it'll probably be rubbish, it's nice that some gaming will be on British tv.

Having said that though, Charlie Brooker has confirmed they'll be doing more gaming related stuff on the new series of 'Wipe which starts quite soon.
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Old 05-01-2013, 16:42
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Although it'll probably be rubbish, it's nice that some gaming will be on British tv.
It's safe to say I had some "issues" with the programme last time it was on, but happy to give it another go. Glad to see gaming back on TV and on a channel that pretty much everyone can get. It's a shame the Ginx TV channel never materialised.

Having said that though, Charlie Brooker has confirmed they'll be doing more gaming related stuff on the new series of 'Wipe which starts quite soon.
I'm a big fan of Charlie so I'm looking forward to that.
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Old 05-01-2013, 17:01
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Always surprises me that there are practically no video game television programmes. Surely with the number of people gaming these days they would get decent viewing figures on, perhaps, C4?
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Old 05-01-2013, 17:02
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The ones we've had have been crap too, things like computer net I think it was called just played the FMV sequences from games. I don't want to see that, I want to see the actual game being played!!!

Proper reviews, proper previews, proper gameplay. That's what I'd like to see.
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Old 05-01-2013, 17:18
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The ones we've had have been crap too, things like computer net I think it was called just played the FMV sequences from games. I don't want to see that, I want to see the actual game being played!!!

Proper reviews, proper previews, proper gameplay. That's what I'd like to see.
To right mate..i sat through that computer net for 10 minutes wondering when the reveiwer would start talking!!

Bring back Dominic Diamond's Gamesmaster.

A proper budgeted Game review show with Brooker or Ian Lee or Dara O'brain would be awesome.
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Old 05-01-2013, 17:21
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The ones we've had have been crap too, things like computer net I think it was called just played the FMV sequences from games. I don't want to see that, I want to see the actual game being played!!!

Proper reviews, proper previews, proper gameplay. That's what I'd like to see.
Disagree to an extent, there's very little more boring than watching other people play video games, but given there are now 30+ years of gaming to go back on there's more than enough mileage for a quality gaming show with reviews, previews, retrospective features, and maybe a weekly mini challenge or something..
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:03
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You don't play the FMV, you play the game. I don't want to have to judge a game on how pretty its intro video is, I want to judge it on what the actual game - you know, the bit where the gamer is actually involved - looks and plays like.

Same applies to game ads on telly. "Not actual game footage", they say in tiny hidden writing at the bottom of the screen. Which, to anyone other than a non-gaming parent, screams THE GAME IS TOO SHIT FOR US TO ACTUALLY SHOW IT ON THIS ADVERT.
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Old 05-01-2013, 22:00
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Driving me nuts now, what was the games based programme that used to be on in the early hours on ITV?
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Old 05-01-2013, 22:08
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Driving me nuts now, what was the games based programme that used to be on in the early hours on ITV?
Cybernet?
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Old 05-01-2013, 22:09
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Ahh I can rest now thanks for that.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:38
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Ahh Cybernet yes that's what I meant by computer net.
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Old 06-01-2013, 13:41
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Its good to finally see a gaming show back on TV. It seems crazy that with gaming and technology been so big and popular we see less coverage on TV these days than we did when it was just a niche market. We had quite a few gaming shows when I was a kid with Game Master, Cybernet, Bad Influence and we ever had a dedicated Computer and Technology channel for a few years (The Computer Channel which became [.TV] ).

I don't know if its still going but its a shame MTV never brought Game One to the UK market.
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Old 06-01-2013, 13:53
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Only gaming show on tv worth watching was gamesmaster, I remember one shown on skyone that was horrible.
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Old 06-01-2013, 19:30
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I don't know if its still going but its a shame MTV never brought Game One to the UK market.
It's still going, but it seems to be more anime than games, certainly in primetime: http://www.gameone.net/programmes/grilles/gameone/
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Old 06-01-2013, 19:58
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I remember reading an article saying that tv bosses where reluctant to give film review shows decent time slots because they think thats advertisng the competion and will lose ratings, so i imagine this is the same for gaming shows.
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Old 07-01-2013, 21:58
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Playr and Playr Guides which used to be on Bravo have been on the Showcase channels (Sky 191/192) for the last couple of years. They're still there with new episodes every week, although not shown quite as much as they used to be.

Cybernet continued to be produced until 2010 but was not shown in the UK during its final few years.
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Old 07-01-2013, 23:24
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Surprising pretty decent
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Old 07-01-2013, 23:32
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the first episode just finished and i'll be honest the snob in me was expecting this to be a train wreck like every other gaming show i've seen since i first got Sky and to my utter delight i could of been more the show is pretty fantastic and the presenters actually know what the they are talking about

I'm already looking forward to next weeks episode as they are going to show some Aliens
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Old 07-01-2013, 23:42
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What was that show on Sky One? Gamesworld was it? I used to love that show!
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Old 07-01-2013, 23:45
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It's nice & up to date. I just hope that it won't end up getting 4 episodes & then repeating then endlessly. I've got it series linked anyway
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:14
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Forgot about this, is it repeated at all?
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:29
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Forgot about this, is it repeated at all?
Sunday at 10am
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:47
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Thank you.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:22
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I too am amazed there isnt something like Gamesmaster on TV bring it back. When you think of all these cooking shows what are on.
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