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I'm certain I recall seeing someone make a post a few years ago of a link that had good quality videos of previous Gamesmaster episodes available to download. I've tried doing searches on here but I can only see the archive.org ones and I don't remember it being those. I thought I had them downloaded but none of my archived drives seem to have them anywhere. Does the link still exist?

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11 hours ago, K said:

There is no greater insult than registering on rllmuk to tell us about things we might legitimately be interested in. That guy just wanted one thing - to gauge our level of interest in a Gamesmaster reboot. What a fucking bastard, pardon my french.

 

Thing is, they didn't say it was a Gamesmaster reboot. It was all hush hush when they were advertising for contestants. It would have probably still been met with the same level of cynicism if they had named it (and to some degree it was when it was eventually announced what it was), but if they'd just been straight about it we might have been more excited about it.

 

Oh, who am I kidding?

 

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10 hours ago, Spiceymike said:

I'm certain I recall seeing someone make a post a few years ago of a link that had good quality videos of previous Gamesmaster episodes available to download. I've tried doing searches on here but I can only see the archive.org ones and I don't remember it being those. I thought I had them downloaded but none of my archived drives seem to have them anywhere. Does the link still exist?


They were (mostly?) all on YouTube at some point. Retro Pixels was the channel I think?

 

My favourite episode was the “We’re Athletic, We Love Lycra” challenge on Athlete Kings. Series 6 I think. 

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Actually I think he panicked more than flounced. The fact it was Gamesmaster was supposed to be on the down low, but he used his real name and got busted via linkedin. In retropsect, the level of secrecy was pretty stupid but I doubt that was his decision.

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It doesn't say how long the run will be, but it does appears they're aiming for social first and targeting a younger audience. I thought that's what they were trying to do last time, but there you are.

 

https://www.4sales.com/latest/2022-11/press-releases/4studio-2023-branded-opportunity-gamesmaster-s2?lid=yz7upwc7mxpu

 

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Now we want to take things even further. We want to continue to appeal to not just the nostalgic fans of the original series, but also bring GamesMaster to an even younger audience, people totally unaware of the brand heritage on 4.

 

This all-new take on GamesMaster 2023 would see us double down on the series’ success on social. Turning it into a gaming ecosystem on C4's social platforms.

 

This means we would still bring the entertaining gaming challenges, the nods to some of our most loved games and the unapologetic celebration of the very best of gaming culture, but we would be doing everything with a young, social-first audience in mind.

 

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Great news, also hope they get the presenters back, that was a big appeal of the show - and of course I hope the comedy genius of Trevor returns!

 

Not sure what they'll do to target it more at the younger market. Probably more focus on games popular with that demographic for challenges etc and maybe less retro type stuff. The humour might have to shift a bit but hopefully that doesn't mean ditching Rob. And don't expect an audience of middle aged people if it's still a live audience (or contestants). I'm picturing Fun House levels of kids rocking all over the place here :P 

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I think it’s fine to target a younger audience it just depends how they do it.

 

The best Super Smash Bros Ultimate player in Europe currently is a 15-year old boy from Cambridge. He’s beaten some of America & Japan’s best and has usurped the formally untouchable EU #1 from France. His rise has been a big deal. The UK top 10 has gone from being dominated by uni students to being dominated by several 15-18 year olds (Scotland’s best is 16).

 

Smash Ultimate has sold over 20 million copies. Imagine if they use the show to platform people like that? People I know in the tournament scene would kill for the chance to get that kind of Exposure; the pandemic really hurt interest in the game just as it was getting good.

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On 12/11/2022 at 06:34, Dig Dug said:

I think it’s fine to target a younger audience it just depends how they do it.

 

The best Super Smash Bros Ultimate player in Europe currently is a 15-year old boy from Cambridge. He’s beaten some of America & Japan’s best and has usurped the formally untouchable EU #1 from France. His rise has been a big deal. The UK top 10 has gone from being dominated by uni students to being dominated by several 15-18 year olds (Scotland’s best is 16).

 

Smash Ultimate has sold over 20 million copies. Imagine if they use the show to platform people like that? People I know in the tournament scene would kill for the chance to get that kind of Exposure; the pandemic really hurt interest in the game just as it was getting good.

 

Yeah i guess so, but kids don't really watch TV. If they can do something along those lines then fair enough.

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