Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Channel 4 is reviving the UK’s most popular video game TV show, GamesMaster.

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Update # 2: On channel 4 finally Confirmed report of restarting GamesMaster, a classic British video game-based TV show (Thanks, Eurogamer).

The show will premiere first E4 YouTube Later this year, it will air on Channel 4, the youth channel E4. This project is described as a “social first partnership” with Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 platform.

In the press release, Channel 4 states:

Celebrities, game stars and super fans all take part in challenges, races and epic battles in this series. Through virtual battles in various games, players will do their best to win the legendary Golden Joystick Trophy. But while they’re playing, they’re watched over by the all-knowing GamesMaster, famous for being originally painted by Sir Patrick Moore.

It’s unclear who will step into the role of Dominique Diamond to announce a new show, or who will play the title role that became famous in the second half. Sir Patrick Moore, Died in 2012 at the age of 89.

Diamond recently worked with read-only memory to create a book that covers the history of the show.


Update # 1 [Thu 2nd Sep, 2021 12:05 BST]: Our friends VGC I found an ad published by Future looking for participants in the “breakthrough video game TV series”. GamesMaster isn’t specifically mentioned, but it’s likely the show in question.

A user named Albert Bankolé posted a casting call in the Game FAQ, which was quickly removed by the moderator.A similar post was posted on the UK forum Rllmuk..

quick Google search Bankolé reveals that he worked as a casting producer on the following TV shows Hot properties When True world war..

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original [Mon 8th Feb, 2021 09:00 GMT]: If you’re from the UK and you’re over 30 years old, you might vividly remember tuning to Channel 4. GamesMaster 90’s TV show.

A truly innovative television show, the show is a series of public and celebrity challenges to the day’s top video games in front of live viewers in the hope of claiming the iconic Golden Joystick. Was based on the challenges of. This format also includes reviews, previews, tips and features.

The show was held from 1992 to 1998 and was (mostly) hosted by Dominique Diamond (recently directed Hollywood film Dexter Fletcher). Rocketman, Was the host of one series). Sir Patrick Moore, an astronomer and television presenter, was cast famously as an omniscient “gamemaster”, despite knowing little about video games. The magazine was spun off from the show and remained printed until 2018.

New shows marketed to potential advertisers will spread to Channel 4’s E4 channel, YouTube and social media. Five celebrities compete in three TV episodes.

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The pitch looks like this:

Under the supervision of the omniscient GamesMaster, they experience challenges, races and battles in virtual battles of games of all genres.

At least one celebrity is eliminated each week … In three episodes, five become one and the winner is crowned.

They play with each other in everything from iconic classics to brand new releases. It also provides viewers with a large amount of additional game-themed content to keep them back again and again.

Interestingly, the image On the channel 4 website Shows Patrick Stewart Star Trek Fame hints that he may be burying the shoes of the late Patrick Moore. However, the pitch document does not mention stewarts.

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Image: Channel 4

If you’re curious about the history of GamesMaster, check out the Under Consoletation podcast that runs in each episode of the series.