Classic gaming show GamesMaster returns to TV later this year

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Its showrunner promises it will be “the gritty, fast, subversive gamemaster we know and love”.

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gamesmaster, the British primetime TV competition show about video games, is making its grand comeback after 23 years.

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gamesmaster The UK broadcaster will debut at E4’s youtube channel, before later returning to its primetime broadcast location on its traditional TV channel. gamesmaster Facebook back in partnership with Oculus Quest 2. Premiere dates are yet to be confirmed.

The original show aired from 1992 to 1998, a time when video games were relatively underground. While its revival will be nostalgic for gamers who grew up in the ’90s, showrunner Sean McGillicuddy explained in a sports radar interview, “we don’t want to recreate what came before, but capture the spirit of gamesmaster For both fans of today’s originals and young gamers.”


“That’s why it will still be a show for gamers by gamers, and why it won’t be a squeaky clean shiny floor show. It’s gritty, edgy, subversive.” gamesmaster The one we know and love.”

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As with the original, the show will pit gaming stars, celebrities and fans against each other in all kinds of gaming challenges to win the Golden Joystick trophy, while also retaining its original logo. However, hosting the proceedings will be a brand new gamemaster, who will take on the role of the late Sir Patrick Moore, although his identity has yet to be revealed.

McGillicuddy spoke of its importance to himself and a generation of young players, saying,gamesmaster There was an institution for me. I’d run home from school and make fun of my dinner so that I could spend half an hour watching the latest game and the distorted head of a curved monoculated astronomer floating on an oil rig. It was weird, funny and different. To bring a new avatar of something that I loved so much is a huge honor.”

Elsewhere, Microsoft has lowered expectations for its Xbox showcase at the Tokyo Game Show later this month, telling fans that there will be “no new global debuts” during the stream, but will instead be “for our Asia community”. together with a festive and locally relevant update”.

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