Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Cancelled (p11)

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by Gemini73 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:16 pm

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rinks wrote:Just watching the episode with Nish Kumar, and supposed gaming guru Gibson keeps referring to "upwards arcade shooters". Anyone ever heard that term before?



"upwards arcade shooters"

Jesus H Christ :fp: :lol:

What does she call the likes of Street Fighter and Co, "punching & kicking games"?


And to make matters worse, two of the examples given were side-scrollers - Defender and Resogun.


:fp:

“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here".
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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - 3rd series returns & Playing For Time starts on Ch4 (p10)
by Zaichik » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:00 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Jesus Christ that thing on C4 last night was dire, how is Scarlett Moffatt a thing?


I've long wondered the same about Rylan - utterly repellant!

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by DarkRula » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:38 pm

"My game is Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2."
*Proceeds to be completely terrible and not even know how to play but still wins 'cus it's a team game*

If you're after proper gamers to be on the show, I'm a celebrity. Well... no, I'm not. But I'll probably be better than half of these people.

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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - 3rd series returns & Playing For Time starts on Ch4 (p10)
by Errkal » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:20 pm

Watching them play Mario kart, they are much less sweary than the GR games.

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by Pedz » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:34 pm

Errkal wrote:Watching them play Mario mart, they are much less sweaty than the GR games.


Is that like SuperMarket Sweet, but the host is Waluigi instead of Dale Winton?

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by Rubix » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:08 pm

Rock band was cringeworthy

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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - 3rd series returns & Playing For Time starts on Ch4 (p10)
by lex-man » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:12 pm

We should film our own version of Dara O Brian's Go 8 bit.

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by DarkRula » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:13 pm

GRcade's Games and Stuff
We already have the title. Now we just need the hosts and guests.

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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - 3rd series returns & Playing For Time starts on Ch4 (p10)
by Ad7 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 pm

DarkRula wrote:GRcade's Games and Stuff
We already have the title. Now we just need the hosts and guests.


I'm in if I can have a 'what really grinds my gears of war' section

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by lex-man » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:44 pm

We could get every contestant to bring some stuff and get the audience to vote on the best stuff for bonus points.

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by DarkRula » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:51 pm

Ad7 wrote:I'm in if I can have a 'what really grinds my gears of war' section


Granted. What Really Grinds My Gears of War section will be a regular feature of the first season, with each episode covering a different game in the series.

lex-man wrote:We could get every contestant to bring some stuff and get the audience to vote on the best stuff for bonus points.


Red Team: Look at this ultra rare Legend of Zelda gold edition controller!
Blue Team: I have an original ET cart.
Host: Blue Team gets the points.

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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - 3rd series returns & Playing For Time starts on Ch4 (p10)
by Gemini73 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:30 am


“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here".
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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - 3rd series returns & Playing For Time starts on Ch4 (p10)
by NickSCFC » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:40 am

TV studios/networks keep making these terrible shows about videogames, then wonder why shows about videogames are unpopular :fp:

Gaming is booming right now, even in the UK, but I feel like our industry is shrinking in the UK, we've lost so many developers like Core, Psygnosis, Lionhead, Bizarre Creations.

Edit: Maybe it's a generational thing, I don't watch much terrestrial TV anymore, younger people are more likely to watch things on YouTube, Twitch, Netflix etc... apparently the average age of BBC viewers is now 60, this is going to be a dead medium once all the baby boomers die off.

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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Cancelled (p11)
by OrangeRKN » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:02 pm

Yeah the audience for videogaming content is huge, but it doesn't watch TV

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by NickSCFC » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:23 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Yeah the audience for videogaming content is huge, but it doesn't watch TV


I think by the time our generation is old there will only YouTube, Netflix, Amazon etc.

BBC, ITV and co will have died off along with their viewers.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... ewer-is-61

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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Cancelled (p11)
by Gemini73 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:Yeah the audience for videogaming content is huge, but it doesn't watch TV


I think by the time our generation is old there will only YouTube, Netflix, Amazon etc.

BBC, ITV and co will have died off along with their viewers.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bbc- ... -7jg0skcdd


Or evolved into something else more in line with Netflix and Co.

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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Cancelled (p11)
by Preezy » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:45 pm

Well I for one am SHOCKED that this has happened.

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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Cancelled (p11)
by NickSCFC » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:51 pm

I'm still gutted that GamesMaster was axed in 1998. Apparently the new Channel 4 boss, Michael Jackson (not that Michael Jackson) had not interest in videogames, despite it being one of their top shows at the time, and decided not to commission a 9th series.

He also axed Bookside, every cloud and that.

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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Cancelled (p11)
by Roonmastor » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:40 pm

Seriously think we should create our own Videogames TV show. Make our millions. Where is DML when you need him?

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PostRe: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Cancelled (p11)
by NickSCFC » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:47 pm

Most dedicated gamers are in their teens, 20s, 30s and early 40s.

This show, like most terrestrial TV shows, was aimed at people now in their 60s who vaguely remember games like Pac-man and Space Invaders from their youth.

Gaming didn't become mainstream until the mid-90s and the "PlayStation generation" so it's obvious why this flopped despite being aimed at a large age demographic

Charlie Brooker's GameStop's was pretty similar, an overview of video games for clueless old people presented by a guy who's fanbase is relatively young.

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