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Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts 5th September on Dave

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:51 am
by Preezy
I take your point though DML, I'm just a bit tired of panel shows that rotate the same comedians and z-listers, was hoping this would be a bit more cerebral.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts 5th September on Dave

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:24 am
by DML
Preezy wrote:I take your point though DML, I'm just a bit tired of panel shows that rotate the same comedians and z-listers, was hoping this would be a bit more cerebral.


Sure, but thats what Dave has access to. I'd give it a chance at least, I don't want gaming to only be able to be on TV to critique it, I want it on TV as a fully appeciated medium full stop.

I do think its a bit ridiculous in this day and age that someone like Disney can risk hundreds of millions on a movie entirely based on video games in Wreck-It-Ralph, but a two bob TV commissioner struggles to back a gaming show. The lack of gaming on TV is utterly astonishing and wrong, I'm glad somehow the balance is being addressed even if its not the Gamesmaster reboot some may want.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts 5th September on Dave

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:28 am
by Preezy
I'm not really arsed about there being any game stuff on TV. I'd rather spend what little free time I have actually playing the games, rather than watching TV shows about them. But I realise (sadly) that not everyone is like me.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts 5th September on Dave

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:41 am
by Moggy
Preezy wrote:I'm not really arsed about there being any game stuff on TV. I'd rather spend what little free time I have actually playing the games, rather than watching TV shows about them. But I realise (sadly) that not everyone is like me.


If you are not arsed about gaming on TV, then why are you complaining about a gaming TV show in a thread dedicated to that gaming TV show? ;)

I am not sure this show will work, but I will give it a go. I like Dara and think a “comedy panel show” could work. As long as it is funny and entertaining then I don’t really care if they are not giving us information on the number of polygons.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts 5th September on Dave

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:30 pm
by Quantum Name
David James?

This the same David James who blamed the gaffes in his early career on 'PlayStation addiction'? :lol:

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts 5th September on Dave

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:42 pm
by Lotus
Missed opportunity by not having Vernon "I'm so addicted to games" Kay on there. :fp:

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts 5th September on Dave

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:44 pm
by Preezy
Moggy wrote:If you are not arsed about gaming on TV, then why are you complaining about a gaming TV show in a thread dedicated to that gaming TV show? ;)

Got to give you some reason to exist, haven't I? :P

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:59 pm
by Monkey Man
1st episode is out now on Sky On Demand or you can watch it here - http://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/dara-o ... ch-online/ . Will watch it this afternoon.


Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:43 pm
by BID0
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Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:30 pm
by darksideby182
Monkey Man wrote:1st episode is out now on Sky On Demand or you can watch it here - http://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/dara-o ... ch-online/ . Will watch it this afternoon.


Cheers just watched the first episode and it wasn't too bad

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:32 pm
by Pedz
Yeah, I thought it was OK.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:59 pm
by Cheeky Devlin
That was surprisingly alright. Will watch more.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:01 pm
by Trelliz
It was better than I expected, I'll give it that. Still a bit cringey, but as long as the guests give good bantz it could be ok.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:08 pm
by HSH28
I think they could do with cutting the bit where they show the set spinning round.

Other than that not bad, I guess each episode will probably live and die on what games they choose to play and who they get on to play them (assuming they'll have different 'celebs' for each episode).

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:56 pm
by Preezy
Surprise surprise - I thought that was complete and utter wank.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts 5th September on Dave

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:29 pm
by Captain Kinopio
Trelliz wrote:


:lol:

My God, Jon Snow comes across as a right insufferable elitist twat when watching that.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:55 pm
by Ad7
Was alright, although I nearly broke my neck cringing at the rotate the stage bit.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:10 pm
by Photek
I think there is a massive hole in the market for an E-sports mixed with reviews show. I hate that gaming is still seen as childish or 'o remember when I was 10' shite.

I long for a methodical gaming show.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:28 pm
by Tragic Magic
15 minutes in and this is surprisingly decent even with the slight cheese.

Bit further in now and they need to calm down a little bit. It's like they've all been overdosing on sweets and pop before filming.

Re: Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - starts Monday on Dave at 10pm but 1st ep out early

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:29 pm
by HSH28
Photek wrote:I think there is a massive hole in the market for an E-sports mixed with reviews show. I hate that gaming is still seen as childish or 'o remember when I was 10' shite.

I long for a methodical gaming show.


I don't know about that really. What exactly would the E-Sports part of the show be? You can stream tournaments online if you want to watch them, I don't think that people who are really into it would bother and people who aren't into it I don't think care enough to watch a show about it.

I do think there is space for a more serious show that covers games though, features and reviews type of thing, played more or less straight with someone like Charlie Brooker to host.