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18 hours ago, Xevious said:

 

Images of a man's face being forced onto a spike, straight through an eye socket

Images of a man's skull being shattered with blood and brain scattering into the air

Images of a man being shot in the face, blood spraying and him collapsing immediately.

 

Sure, very tame.


the wife watched it. She was NOT impressed by any of that. She thought they cut away from the violence for that wide  shot of the crowd with the display high up, and then BLAM spikes!

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Rab is perfect for this and holds the whole thing together. His comment about Tomb Raider showed he's not afraid to call people out and underlined his gaming knowledge. I was surprised it was 45 mins long as it gobbled up the time nicely.

 

I just hope the other 'co-hosts' bed in as they seemed a bit awkward.

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8 hours ago, deerokus said:

Out of morbid curiosity I went looking for some Dexter Fletcher episodes there. 

 

What an insufferable eastenders-reject twat he was, but the show just felt off even if you ignore that. Lumpen, awkward pacing compared to everything before and after, and much more of a kid's show feel.

 

Good 90s title sequence in that series mind.

 

 

I never minded the Dexter Fletcher year, I liked him in Press Gang which was on CiTV a year or two before Gamesmaster started so there's that I guess.   It wasn't as good as the Dominik Diamond era, but Dominik was always going to be a tough act to follow and we were so starved of games coverage back then that seeing the good in everything was the order of the day.    Dexter Fletcher is doing really well for himself these days fwiw, he's getting big budget movies to direct, notably Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman.  

 

I will concede that the original Gamesmaster run was perfect for me age wise, it started the year I went to high school and ended the year I was old enough to go down the pub. 

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11 minutes ago, Naysonymous said:

 

 

I never minded the Dexter Fletcher year, I liked him in Press Gang which was on CiTV a year or two before Gamesmaster started so there's that I guess.   It wasn't as good as the Dominik Diamond era, but Dominik was always going to be a tough act to follow and we were so starved of games coverage back then that seeing the good in everything was the order of the day.    Dexter Fletcher is doing really well for himself these days fwiw, he's getting big budget movies to direct, notably Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman.  

 

I will concede that the original Gamesmaster run was perfect for me age wise, it started the year I went to high school and ended the year I was old enough to go down the pub. 

 

I only watched the Dexter Fletcher ones :unsure: still loved it though.

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As someone who has been shocked by MK violence in the past, I don't think what they showed was too bad - I mean sure, spikes through the noggin but when the character pops back off the spike undamaged, it's a kind of different order. M'lud. Still, pretty glad they didn't go for the fatality, christ knows what the would have been like.

Anyway my 11 year old thought it was 'ok'.

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This was good. The hosts know what they're doing, the guests are inclusive, the jokes are mostly landing (c'mon, that little kid was funny) and Trevor Mcdonald was brilliant. I laughed out loud when he said wagwan to the lady playing Splatoon. Everyone gets exactly what it is and it's not trying too hard.

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51 minutes ago, GwiDan said:

I thought it was great. It's casual, low-rent, and pretty charming. Most importantly, it's not a 6 hour twitch stream with a narcissistic gamer begging for subs. 

Perfectly summed up. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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52 minutes ago, Eighthours said:

Only 70,250 views so far. I wonder what it got on E4 last night. Deserves more than this!

 

100k 

 

https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/ratings/gamesmaster-returns-with-100k/5165485.article

 

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Avalon and Barcroft Studios reboot of the classic show struggled to cut through – opening with a performance some way down on the 257,000 (2.1%) slot average.

The show, which has notched up an additional 70,000 views following its debut on E4’s YouTube page earlier this week, skewed significantly male. Men accounted for 70% of the audience, against the 38% slot average.

 

It defeated the sixth ep of ITV2’s Peckham’s Finest which drew 50,000 (0.4%), around half the 95,000 (0.9%) series average.

 

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I absolutely loved it.

I like how firmly tongue in cheek it is, from the start Rab spoke about "destroying the memories of middle aged men" and his "much more E4 appropriate" co-hosts.

McDonaldMaster saying "Wagwan" and "Big up Mum" creased me.

Big Boy Barry and son, amazing.

Actually decent at fighting MK players

Made me want to play Cruis'n'blast and Can't Drive this.

Rab was utterly superb, proving his gaming chops and presenter credentials.
Seemed to be absolutely an update of the original with all the modern trappings you'd expect these days, comfortably inclusive.

Bit of celebs, bit of nostalgia, bit of naughty humor (thx 10pm start), not taking itself too seriously, and some decent gameplay, so something for everyone really, brilliant, more plz.
 

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12 minutes ago, Zathras said:

Just started to watch the E4 broadcast with 9yo. There's "strong language" according to the announcer? 😬

Yeah I don't think there actually is any though. Maybe the next episodes will have some?

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18 hours ago, Capwn said:

Scrubbed through that gore special, and randomly heard 'and a sprinkling of breasts for the boys..."

 

 

 

 

Gamesmaster in general is way worse than I remember for this. I watched a load of it in the last few days while working. Look at the Zoe Ball bit for example - yikes.

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