Friday, 2 November 2012

Oi TV master.......

Yes im back and im still filled with more hatred than a COD fan on a losing streak

People often wonder “Why isn’t there any shows about video games any more?”
Well ill tell you why, the internet.

The Internet is why, think about it for a minute. Why watch half an hour of TV for games news when you can spend ten minutes online reading about it, why spend half an hour waiting for the latest trailer to show when you can go on news sites and see it for your self, why wait a week till the next episode when you can go online and watch something else.

Thing is these days we can get every thing we need to know online in an instant and there’s loads of reviewers online that do a good job (ok some not due to trying to be LOL SO RANDUM) of telling us what they think of the newest stuff.

That is a good thing as bad ones we can ignore there will be no more bad ones like in Bad influence (seriously, they never reviewed Rise of the robots because from series 2 they where sponsored by it and they gave Shaq-fu 4 out of five). Closest we have today TV is Click on BBC news 24, they sometimes cover games, but don’t expect obscure games. There is also the splendid Game Center CX that I recommend to anybody that wants both a good laugh (premise is a Japanese comedian in his late 30s playing some games to the end, the twist is he’s not that good, it has lots of great bits for more info ill plonk a list up of recommended episodes) but even this is a webcast and not really on TV, but its as close as we are going to get.
Why it was good back then was due to lack of internet everywhere and presenters that where funny and got away with all sorts (Look up Gamesmaster the funny bits on Youtube), it was what can be referred to as “the golden age” (8 bits where nearly at an end, 16 bits are coming out then came the 32s) back when TV was watch able as well and wasn’t full of people prancing about on stage pretending to sing.
Even games mags are feeling the internets grasp as why buy a mag when you can just read things about games online, ok most these days are shite, Edge and GamesTM are almost the same thing, (or stuck up there own arses). GamesMaster at least is different and gives us a more “Fun” look at things and gives us freebies of varying quality’s (ARCADE STICKERS!!), but I dont even buy that every month the only one I do is Retro Gamer due to it having content that I cant be arsed to Google up. Plus its hard to read the old computer on the bog. (its hard to wipe your arse on a laptop when you run out of paper).

So then before you start to plan out an awesome video games related show put into perspective that what your doing is probably already being done online and its probably being done cheaper as well.

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