First [UK] 24-hour gaming TV channel announced

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  1. dice
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    I'll give it less than 6 months.
     
  2. Samurai Goomba

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    Doesn't sound half as good as GamesMaster.
     
  3. Depravo

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    Oh so cynical. And accurate.
     
  4. TwinRetro

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    I sense another channel going the way of G4 very quickly.
     
  5. Guild McCommunist

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    Most "gaming" channels are hardly "gaming" channels. One or two shows are devoted to gaming and the rest of the stuff is usually just typical nerd stuff. Nerd movies, nerd shows, hot women, etc. Not a lot of gaming gets discussed.

    Not like it matters, if I wanted to watch stuff that's gaming related I have the entire internet to do that.
     
  6. Psyfira

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    We used to have one years ago didn't we? A gaming channel I mean, I remember one of the things on it was like music television where they'd play songs with gameplay footage running instead of music videos. Whatever it was it flopped horribly, and I can see this one going the same way too. I might watch a weekly program or something, but a 24 hour channel is overkill. It's the gaming equivalent of having a dull 24 hour movie interviews channel.

    [Edit]After a quick bit of wikipedia-fu, yes we did. They gave up and turned it into a porn channel, lol.
     
  7. Maverick_z

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    ditto
     
  8. zuron7

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    GPS not available in this area
    So now we're suppose to look at people playing games instead of playing them ourselves.
     
  9. prowler

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    Gaming shows fail in England, nobody cares about them
    And nobody will care about this channel.
     
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    Then are they very successful in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?
     
  11. Fluto

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    in aus the closest thing to a gaming channel is called "go!" channel 99, there is not much games but there is no boring shows [​IMG]
     
  12. gov78

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    i remeber xleague tv which was okay for the first 2 month where it was 90% gaming then i just died with films for the 50/60 shows in the morning and afternoon and in the evening a few gaming segments. I dont see this doing anybetter.
     
  13. soulx

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    Gaming channel's never seem to work out.
    The only gaming channel I know of is G4 and that is mediocre. A 24-hour gaming channel would never work out.
     
  14. megawalk

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    aww but i want a 24 hour gaming tv channel in The Netherlands D=
     
  15. johncenafan427

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    i miss the old G4.

    shows like cinematech and cheat and judgment day

    now their main list of shows is: cheaters, cops, and movies......

    it's sad.
     
  16. TrolleyDave

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    If they come up with a competitive video game show like the old Games World on Sky 1 then I'll watch, specially if they bring back Bob Mills as a host. Oh, and a hints and tips show starring The Games Mistress would go down well as well. [​IMG]