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Posts tagged “television”

See Henry Cavill in costume as Geralt for Netflix’s Witcher

There are still many questions around Netflix's upcoming live-action adaptation of The Witcher--Will it be any good? Will Geralt be in that tub? Can I import my save into the telly? Is Geralt in the tub in every episode? Will he sack off quests to play Gwent down the pub? Does Geralt count as being in the tub in every episode if that's just in…

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Time Commanders brings Total War back to TV tonight

Time Commanders, the BBC game show where contestants order around someone playing Total War, returns to British screens tonight. Imagine a blind Let's Play of Rome: Total War directed by teams who didn't know what Total War was but did between them share a Desmond in classics, a Duke of Edinburgh's Award, experience leading their university rugger society, and four awful haircuts. After eleven years…

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BBC Reveal Concept For Multiplayer Gaming TV Show

The BBC have unveiled a concept for a live television game show based upon a multiplayer video game, smooshing together bits of The Crystal Maze with livestreaming and a top-down shooter. It sees contestants playing a game at home while a live-action presenter in the studio is zapped into the game world to be mean to them. This here 'Multiplayer Broadcasting' is not a show…

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Feature: Kindness is sexy

Sense8 Versus The Matrix

Sense8 starts badly. It's a show about eight people with a telepathic link that allows them to share each other's skills, language, and pansexual orgies. Those eight people each live in a different country, but their link means they are frequently thrust together - sometimes literally, re: orgies - across time and space to share the same moments.

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Feature: Channel Hopping

Down The Tube: A Developer’s Guide To Television

You may have heard about last weekend's extraordinarily disastrous attempt to film and broadcast a Pepsi-sponsored game jam, called GAME_JAM. At enormous expense (rumours fly of around $400,000), a group of in-indies - the likes of Zoe Quinn, Davey Wreden, and Robin Arnott - and YouTubers were supposed to be taking part in a reality-show-cum-game-jam for four days, to be professionally filmed, edited and broadcast…

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Feature: Broadcast confused

Frosty The Snowman: Charlie Brooker, Games And TV

With a few notable exceptions, games haven't broken into the world of television. There's Videogaiden, of course, and I rewatch that at least once a year, but games are more likely to be mentioned in a news report about the commerce value of consoles or a violent occurrence than for their artistic or cultural merit. Arch-satirist and clever clogs Charlie Brooker has previously enjoyed some…

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Sixteen, With A 10 Meg Pipe: TV Does Games

Videogaming's representation in the wider media is, as we all know, peculiar. But nowhere is it more strange than in the world of television. Those bonkers small screen writers seem to have somehow grown up in a society completely free of their existence, talking about them as if they're an alien artefact on which no researchable information is available. Or another theory: all American dramas…

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Cha$e: When Videogames Come To Life

The SciFi Channel in the US has started a brand new television programme, billing itself as "world's first live-action videogame." Forgetting, oh, so many shows that contradict this (I'll leave that to you below, but let's just say Knightmare here to get things started), the result is something so special that all who are able should watch. Please people, be outstanding for the majesty of…

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Rise Of The Videogame – Discovery

For those lucky enough to be in the US (or indeed those who come by their television through mystical futuristic means), there's a new Discovery documentary that should be on everyone's TIVO/hard drive. Rise Of The Videogame. Unlike so many programmes about videogames, Rise Of demonstrates a depth of research and work that lifts it above the usually banal, patronising rubbish that television normally produces…

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Kane: Total War

The ESPN-style presentation of EA's new Command & Conquer 3 Battlecast Primetime web TV shows is inherently hilarious. EA's trying, in that not-quite-getting-it corporate way it so often does, to create the kind of pop culture frenzy that surrounds Starcraft in South Korea [sidenote - if I ever go to Korea, I'd love to find out just what the older population think about their offspring's…

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