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Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Has anyone watched this yet? It's brilliant. The usual Charlie Brooker, but with games instead of TV programmes.

iPlayer link.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oohh haven't seen that.... I like Charlie Brooker. I have to say... he could of come up with a more origanal name!! I "gameswipe" sounds a lot like "screenwipe" haha
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Saw an episode last night. I dunno if it was the first or not.

    Made me really miss the days of the snes and megadrive for some reason.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    snes and megadrive QUOTE]
    Sorry to sound thick- but what are they??
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    LaLaLa wrote: »
    Sorry to sound thick- but what are they??
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    They were game consoles in the 1990's :)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snes
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megadrive
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Woah.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You know you're getting old when the yoof have never heard of the Snes or megadrive. :shocking:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yerascrote wrote: »
    You know you're getting old when the yoof have never heard of the Snes or megadrive. :shocking:

    Yeah but seriously.... those things are like... :eek:
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    we had a snes and a sega megadrive in our common room in 6th year, retro gaming ftw
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We had a snes in uni, if only I went to class instead of playing mario all day. :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yerascrote wrote: »
    You know you're getting old when the yoof have never heard of the Snes or megadrive. :shocking:

    My thoughts exactly!


    I'm gonna have to look out for this show, Charlie started his career doing reviews for games magazines so atleast he know's what he's talking about unlike half the tits you get on T.V.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It was a one off, though the ratings have been far higher than screenwipe or newswipe - so who knows if it might get a series.

    One thing's for certain, it's hard to imagine the BBC being in a rush to comission it - so worth writing in or emailing to say you liked to.

    I loved the show itself, and it was fucking excellent to see Rab and Ryan on the show, shame contractual problems stopped them getting Yatzee
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    And as to Rab and Ryan, it's always worth checking out Consolevania - imho opinion the best game show ever made.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i'd forgotten how amazing the dreamcast was. far superior to the orginal playstation and possibly on a par with the first xbox too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jim V wrote: »
    I loved the show itself, and it was fucking excellent to see Rab and Ryan on the show, shame contractual problems stopped them getting Yatzee


    Yatzee's overrated anyway, The stuff he does now is nowhere near as good as the original stuff he was doing over at somethingawful when he was doing it just for fun.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It was fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the part when Mr Charlton Brooker was given backstories to those enemies "Oh their only Nazis!" Earlier today it was the second most watched programme on BBC iPlayer.
  • Dr PirateDr Pirate Trust me, I'm a doctor Posts: 8,303
    Jim V wrote: »
    shame contractual problems stopped them getting Yatzee
    It seemed as if some of it was actually written for dear Mr. Croshaw.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Brooker know's his stuff, he's a huge gamer.. I've crossed swords with him a couple of times now at events.

    As i said, he started his career writing for a PC game magazine while working
    in a game shop.
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