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October 21, 2006 at 9:18 pm #5664AnonymousInactive
Don’t know if ye already know but there is a new games show called Game On starting on the 27th at 7pm on Channel 6.
I’m sure it will have the standard news and reviews setup but still might be worth a glance. Surely they’ll feature Irish companies and games at some stage.
October 22, 2006 at 12:55 am #34145AnonymousInactive
oh god i hope its not lame.
The crap games shows over the past few years, totally outweigh the good ones.
Allthough i thoguht Gamzville on sky1 was unintensionally brilliant.
October 22, 2006 at 1:04 pm #34151AnonymousInactive
Allthough i thoguht Gamzville on sky1 was unintensionally brilliant.[/quote:69ef23710b]
Your kidding me, those guys were the gayest lads on tv. Someone and Daz if i remember correctly.. jesus… no doubt the channel 6 show is going to blow also, all game shows do. ive only ever seen one good one and that was “bits” because the girls were cute and they knew their frickin games. they werent reciting from a script someone else wrote, they actually wrote their own dialog etc.. they also actually played the games, so they had that element of credibility.
October 22, 2006 at 11:43 pm #34157AnonymousInactive
what gamezville the show with that guy dressed like a monk doing game cheats? that was hilarious
October 23, 2006 at 1:09 am #34160AnonymousInactive
Yea, I only saw it a couple of times (no Sky for me) but I thought it was pretty dire. The “Games Guru” I think they called him. Total rip off of the dude from Bad Influnence of yester year. :D
October 23, 2006 at 7:32 am #34161AnonymousInactive
Yea, I only saw it a couple of times (no Sky for me) but I thought it was pretty dire. The “Games Guru” I think they called him. Total rip off of the dude from Bad Influnence of yester year. :D[/quote:af691ce8ad]
Well the games guru i think was also in that other shit show sky 1 ran with big boy barry and those other twats..
October 23, 2006 at 8:37 am #34163AnonymousInactive
every time i hear of channel 6, i think of “Channel 9” from the fast show…
October 23, 2006 at 11:59 am #34165AnonymousInactive
every time i hear of channel 6, i think of “Channel 9” from the fast show…[/quote:930eb13816]
I always think April O’Neill from the TMNT. 8)
October 23, 2006 at 1:39 pm #34170AnonymousInactive
every time i hear of channel 6, i think of “Channel 9” from the fast show…[/quote:7c05af978e]
I always think April O’Neill from the TMNT. 8)[/quote:7c05af978e]
I think I might have to watch it now just in case!
October 24, 2006 at 1:30 pm #34193Aphra KKeymaster
Well the official press releases are out and the launch party is this Thurs night. Edited press release below.
CHANNEL 6 LAUNCHES ‘GAME ON’ – IRELAND’S ONLY DEDICATED TV GAMING PROGRAMME
Dublin, 24th October 2006 – Channel 6 today announced that it will air
‘Game On’, Ireland’s only dedicated TV gaming programme from Friday 27th October at 7pm.
Gaming enthusiasts will be kept entertained by talented new presenters
Ciara Whelan and Gary Brennan who will be delivering the very latest
news from the gaming world as well as reviews from video game experts.
Weekly competitions will appeal to those interested in getting their
hands on much sought after hot new products!
Viewers can catch ‘Game On’ weekly at 7pm every Friday evening and
repeats again at 5.30pm on Saturdays.
October 24, 2006 at 1:52 pm #34194AnonymousInactive
There’s a Channel 6 now??
I really have been away a long time…
October 24, 2006 at 2:24 pm #34195AnonymousInactive
There’s a Channel 6 now??
I really have been away a long time…[/quote:25be5d05c0]
Its only a dub channel, and from what i saw of it last time i was home its pretty poor. Think channel 5, but poorer.
October 24, 2006 at 2:43 pm #34197AnonymousInactive
I’m pretty sure its on NTL as well for all viewers outside of the hole that is our capital.
October 24, 2006 at 3:06 pm #34198AnonymousInactive
I thought NTL digital was only available in Dublin.
October 24, 2006 at 3:10 pm #34199AnonymousInactive
wait whats the channel they have in derry?
October 24, 2006 at 3:11 pm #34200AnonymousInactive
I thought NTL digital was only available in Dublin.[/quote:46acd01f4f]
It has made its way to the wilds of Galway too, as has Channel 6. Although I have to admit that I have yet to watch a single programme on Channel 6
October 24, 2006 at 5:20 pm #34204AnonymousInactive
Normally I dont feel the need to watch every season of charmed back to back so i dont watch it!
October 28, 2006 at 6:12 pm #34285AnonymousInactive
Well I watched the program, it’s actually pretty decent. The reviewers seem to know what they are talking although they reviewed only 2 games. I missed a bit of the feature on competitive gaming at the beginning but it seemed okay. The news section gave some decent news, although not quite as up to date as us internet users are used to (The covered Sony’s law suit against lik-sang.com but didn’t mention that since then lik-sang.com closed down). However, the Retro section seemed a little rushed though (hard to give a full description of the NES in less then 3 minutes) and could have been a bit more substantial (they used an embarrassingly 80s NES commercial for a bit of their feature). One slightly dodgy feature was them using tarot cards to predict how 2 competing football games soon to be released would fare, to be honest I found the idea pretty novel.
Overall, it’s pretty slick and well produced program, as well as being generally competent as to what video games are about (a vital stumbling bock many a gaming program, and probably even the BAFTA game awards, fall down on). Some areas could do with improvement, and some may feel its not hardcore enough, but it seems to do its job as a nice video game focused, regularly broadcasted television program.
By the way, I got the channel on NTL cable.
October 29, 2006 at 11:32 am #34287AnonymousInactive
sounds lame still though.
October 30, 2006 at 2:03 pm #34294AnonymousInactive
I miss cybernet that was on at 3am on friday mornings. that was a great show for reviews. :(
Hey i havent posted here in ages.
Hey guys. :D
October 30, 2006 at 3:18 pm #34295AnonymousInactive
I always thought Cybernet was the best show.
Look to Consolevania ot Videogaiden for your videogame TV show kicks
October 30, 2006 at 5:26 pm #34291AnonymousInactive
is cybernet still not going?? I remember watching it lately on some obscure sky digital channel!!
I think gamer.tv is pretty ok!! and When Games Attack (though I think that’s finished now)…both on bravo!
October 30, 2006 at 5:31 pm #34296AnonymousInactive
Cybernet is still on one of the odd entertainment channels. gamer.tv was pretty good until they let the presenter in front of the camera… it’s like the first time I saw Mike and Jerry from Penny Arcade sort of destroyed the illusion of coolness…
October 30, 2006 at 5:35 pm #34297AnonymousInactive
They put him back to just doing the voice over!
The whole putting him infront of the camera was part of the whole “gamer tv next gen” shoite!
Has gone back to it’s original format…..for now!
October 30, 2006 at 5:50 pm #34298AnonymousInactive
The best games show is, On the Spot. Gamespot.com’s weekly show every Thursday at 4pm (psd). Its come along way and most the editors are pretty entertaining in front of the camera. Add to that they also take questions from the view live and ask their guest on the show, be it ibg Ea producer showing off the new Fifa or whatever. I like it lots and its much better i find than Cybernet who don’t really know who their target demographic is, ie 4am show showing kids games. And whats up with every Cybernet game demo they always die or explode right at the end of that games segment?
October 30, 2006 at 6:16 pm #34299AnonymousInactive
On the Spot isnt bad, but their pronunciation of Glasgow is painful…
October 31, 2006 at 4:18 am #34300AnonymousInactive
The best games show is, On the Spot. Gamespot.com’s weekly show every Thursday at 4pm (psd). Its come along way and most the editors are pretty entertaining in front of the camera. Add to that they also take questions from the view live and ask their guest on the show, be it ibg Ea producer showing off the new Fifa or whatever. I like it lots and its much better i find than Cybernet who don’t really know who their target demographic is, ie 4am show showing kids games. And whats up with every Cybernet game demo they always die or explode right at the end of that games segment?[/quote:e67d9d86e4]
I LOVE that show. See the ps3 and the wii on it this week? was cool.
Anyone ever check out “the hotspot” podcast from gamespot? hosted by rich gallup and jeff girstmann with 2 different guests every tuesday. It’s reall good and has a great insight into kind of heavier info from the games industry. and it clocks in at more than an hour!
October 31, 2006 at 7:43 am #34301AnonymousInactive
Yea I love the Hotspot even more, I get anxious every week for it. On the Spot was extra special this week for me, as they read my question, I rarely get to watch it live too….was great…was like I was part of the show.
November 4, 2006 at 8:57 pm #34350AnonymousInactive
I thought NTL digital was only available in Dublin.[/quote:051c318c55]
6 is on normal cable as well as digital.
November 7, 2006 at 3:25 pm #34378AnonymousInactive
i’ve not managed to tune into ch 6 via aerial … maybe it’s not for the likes of us non digital folk :D
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