Hey, gaming’s back and it’s not just for dweebs any more!!!
Yesterday’s big news is that genuinely iconic 90s show GamesMaster is coming back on E4 as a celebrity gaming challenge show, where five celebs will battle it out in “a gaming odyssey… over three episodes” to win the coveted Golden Joystick.
90s GamesMaster was basically a proto-New Top Gear which got away with a lot of silliness and smutty gags in an early-evening timeslot, and also appeared at a time where it could showcase things you wouldn’t have seen before. I’m struggling to see who this is going to be for in 2021 – people who remember the original? But we don’t think Dominik Diamond’s involved and Patrick Moore certainly won’t be. Young people? Already watching served many times over for gaming stuff on Youtube/Twitch. Celebrity fans? It’s not like Go 8 Bit is still a thing.
Still, good news for bald celebrity Tom Allen who’s agent is probably getting the call to be cast to be the next GM as we speak.