Gameswipe

Gameswipe format was “weird,” says Brooker

UK journo Charlie Brooker’s told MCV he felt recently aired TV special Gameswipe had a “weird” format, as it was watched by both those that play games and those that don’t. The show outlined gaming genres and generally explained a bit of history and the modern ‘scene’. “It was a weird thing to do, partly […]

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  • Games "unlikely to be a regular feature of BBC Four"

    Despite great responses to recent shows Gameswipe and Electric Dreams, BBC Four said today it won’t be pursuing games-related programming as a regular feature. “We were delighted with the response both to Gameswipe and Electric Dreams,” a spokesperson from the commissioning team told MCV. “In Charlie Brooker you have an original, savagely funny view of […]

  • Gameswipe pulls in 361,000 viewers

    A Media Guardian report has confirmed that Charlie Brooker’s gaming special Gameswipe pulled in over 361,000 viewers when it was aired on Wednesday on BBC Four. That accounts for 2.2 percent of the UK audience who were watching television at the time the programe went out, which was between 10:00pm and 11:00pm. If you missed […]

  • Brooker may pull games coverage into Screenwipe

    Following the screening of last night’s Gameswipe in the UK, presenter Charlie Brooker’s said he may now put games coverage in his broader entertainment show, Screenwipe. He said in a Twitter Q&A yesterday: Dunno bout a series, wd maybe another one-off if asked. May now cover games in Screenwipe tho. Here’s the iPlayer link, if […]

  • Tonight on BBC4: Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe

    Tonight on BBC Four, Charlie Brooker’s chatting about videogames. During the segment, he’s to look at “the various genres, how they have changed since their early conception and how the media represents games and gamers.” The show will also feature interviews with Dara O’Briain, sitcom writer Graham Linehan (Father Ted) and Rab and Ryan from […]