The co-host of the UK’s finest video video games TV present is changing into the host of its most beloved one, as Channel 4 have named Robert Florence lead host of their rebooted GamesMaster. , Rab from VideoGaiden and Consolevania, and from BBC Scotland sketch present Burnistoun, and from RPS board video games column Cardboard Children. Actually, he is an excellent shout. However no, he is not going to be the precise GamesMaster.
GamesMaster had seven sequence on Channel 4 from 1992 to 1998, hosted by Dominik Diamond other than a short blast of Dexter “Child Face” Fletcher. Episodes had critiques and ideas in addition to game-playing challenges with celebrities. It was good enjoyable, one of many higher online game TV reveals we have had, playful and cheeky.
I wasn’t a lot within the resurrection however I am undoubtedly curious with Rab internet hosting. He is a “artistic guide” on the revival too. His co-hosts can be Frankie Ward, an occasion host you possible know from the PC Gaming Present, and actor and comic Ty Logan. Channel 4 have not but introduced who’ll change Patrick Moore because the eponymous large severed head.
“I am massively honoured that I have been trusted with ushering a brand new technology of challengers to their glory or humiliation, below the unflinching gaze of the GamesMaster,” Florence stated in today’s announcement. “I expect to find out how a lot I can get away with.”
GamesMaster is coming later this yr as three 60-minute episodes which can air first on E4’s YouTube channel earlier than hitting the TV channel. Sounds prefer it’ll run with the unique’s challenges.
“The sequence will see celebrities, gaming stars and tremendous followers all participate in challenges, races and epic fights,” Channel 4 say. “Via digital battles throughout a variety of video games, the rivals will attempt the whole lot of their energy to assert a legendary Golden Joystick Trophy. However while they play, they will be watched over by the all-knowing GamesMaster.”
This does now make me additionally desire a Taskmaster sorta present the place you need to accomplish daft duties in video games, not simply win. Taskmanager, they may name it.
Anyway, here is Rab on Consolevania method again when, poking enjoyable at RPS co-founder Kieron Gillen and his fellow New Video games Journalists:
Disclosure: Like, yeah, Rab wrote for RPS for years.
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