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Return of Gamesmaster

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After a 23 year absence, GamesMaster will be returning to our screens. The pioneering show was one of the first to bring games and gaming culture to a mainstream TV audience and, while of its time in certain respects, was never quite replaced by what followed. Twitch is fine and all, but you haven't lived until you've seen a grown man spit the dummy after falling off Mario 64's Cool, Cool Mountain slide.

The series returns in what Channel 4 insists on calling "a social-first" form, with episodes appearing first on E4's Youtube before airing on the normal E4 channel. The show will be co-produced by Future's Barcroft TV (disclosure: PC Gamer is owned by Future) and Alaska TV...

https://www.pcgamer.com/gamesmaster-is-coming-back/

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4 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

Twitch is fine and all, but you haven't lived until you've seen a grown man spit the dummy after falling off Mario 64's Cool, Cool Mountain slide.

:laughing: I remember that. Used to love GamesMaster.

Doubt this new version will be anything like the old one though, unfortunately (especially in terms of humour) but will still check it out.

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Yeah, can’t imagine that it’s be anything like the original series; but I’m interested to see how it turns out :) 

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They’ve got the name which is a start. So far they’ve managed to keep the host & Gamesmaster themselves a secret (or simply that they haven’t found anyone yet!), but it’ll be interesting to see who they get, as I remember Patrick and Dominic being a huge part of the original series.

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They have announced the hosts:

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The revived GamesMaster will be hosted by videoGaiden veteran Robert "Rab" Florence, aided by esports presenter Frankie Ward and comedian Ty Logan.

All three will, of course, also be joined by the floating head of a GamesMaster - although their identity remains under wraps.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-29-gamesmaster-revival-hosts-announced

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Rab is a good choice, Consolevania & Videogaiden deserved a larger audience so hopefully this leads to more interest in his other work

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17 hours ago, killthenet said:

Rab is a good choice, Consolevania & Videogaiden deserved a larger audience so hopefully this leads to more interest in his other work

Yeah, not to mention the fact that he's basically Dominick Diamond. :heh:

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Personally I'd rather see the return of Games World.

Specifically Wednesday nights and Madam Pixel's Peep Parlour

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43 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

 

You know what? I don't hate that. 

Patrick Moore was such a bizzarre choice at the time and this is in the same vein. I can totally imagine Trevor McDonald playing a similar character.

I was ready to completely dismiss the new GamesMaster, show but this alone has got me interested. It seems they're approaching it with the same sense of humour.

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Yeah I could see Trevor McDonald working pretty well as a new Gamesmaster

42 minutes ago, Ronnie said:

Personally I'd rather see the return of Games World.

Specifically Wednesday nights and Madam Pixel's Peep Parlour

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This image bought back a ton of memories. GamesWorld was so strange but entertaining. I always enjoyed Big Boy Barry's Joypad, with David Walliams doing random impressions in front of a green screen while reading it cheats. And of course, the Games Mistress:

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