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Indeed it is Manta, because quite frankly I think (and still think) the whole things stinks. I won't play down Hex as a presenter, but I will play down the reasons she was picked, and it's quite pathetic.

 

I guess I'll be waiting until Junglist gets his own show somewhere else, then switch over.

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I reckon SBS should take him. They've got a history of letting good ideas bloom without thugging them with corporate performance targets.

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Christ, is this still going?

 

I've seen grieving processes that take shorter spans of time than this.

 

 

Yes, but you live for shit like this. You get to poke fun at everyone with a different opinion and wheel out an alt or two!

 

 

I'm actually fairly surprised you've not brought dawson out again...

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After watching tonights show it really does seem like it's lost a lot of its ... core ...

 

The interview was done fairly poorly, but at least the reviews were better then last week. Can only hope they get better.

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I flicked through it.

 

I never realised how much the show hinged on having the educated opinion of a "gamer's gamer" to go against Bajo's happy-go-lucky approach to the thing.

 

Now the show is essentially presented by two big kids. Not a bad thing in itself, but definitely a HUGE shift from what the show had before.

 

I will most likely find another games related show to watch. Byteside is great, but not frequent enough! :P

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After watching tonights show it really does seem like it's lost a lot of its ... core ...

 

The interview was done fairly poorly, but at least the reviews were better then last week. Can only hope they get better.

I admit I'm over the hoo-haa about Hex (and I was guilty of a rant originally..) but the ABC have defiantly been dodgy in their dealing of this matter, the truth being hidden...etc. Why be like that, if they were upfront and honest I think most people would be fine with that (or at least get over it).

 

I like that there is a good audience who are passionate about this show and the gaming community/industry as a whole...I just hope that we don't lose it or it goes less mainstream.

 

Any comment from the Atomic editorial staff?

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Lame interview, show lacked humour.

 

But hey, it's just a TV show - it's not as if a single TV show is the be-all and end-all of how we choose which games we might want to purchase.

 

Still, the cuntact on Junglist is something you'd expect a commercial network to pull, and not someone of the ABC's "reputation".

 

Really, they should have 2 game shows - put the kiddy stuff on ABC3, and do the more grown-up stuff on ABC2.

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Christ, is this still going?

 

I've seen grieving processes that take shorter spans of time than this.

 

 

Yes, but you live for shit like this. You get to poke fun at everyone with a different opinion and wheel out an alt or two!

 

 

I'm actually fairly surprised you've not brought dawson out again...

 

Dawson's taking a rest for now :P

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Really, they should have 2 game shows - put the kiddy stuff on ABC3, and do the more grown-up stuff on ABC2.

That's pretty much the plan, but the two shows will have the same presenters. Bajo and Hex.

 

So they will have twice as much work to do in the same amount of time.

 

I say it again, this can not end well.

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Lame interview, show lacked humour.

 

But hey, it's just a TV show - it's not as if a single TV show is the be-all and end-all of how we choose which games we might want to purchase.

 

Still, the cuntact on Junglist is something you'd expect a commercial network to pull, and not someone of the ABC's "reputation".

 

Really, they should have 2 game shows - put the kiddy stuff on ABC3, and do the more grown-up stuff on ABC2.

Normally the ABC is less biased or suss in that respect....maybe Jung might go to Foxtel to pitch a show? I cant see any of the other commercial networks giving it a go or they will air it later than the ABC airs it...2am on Seven or Nine anyone?

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/11...?section=justin

 

*snippage*

Nothing new, really, but it does provide a few more snippets of information that support the idea of him being hard done by, and the ABC using some transgression from the archives as a scapegoat.

 

Edit:

 

Reading over it again, this stood out, and made me physically ill:

 

"There were comments made in that meeting that it would be great if the audience assumed, seeing as there is only four or five weeks left in the season, that I was sick or on holiday and that this whole thing was my idea.

 

"It was even suggested [at a different time], that I say on air that I'm going back to the States, which I found a little offensive because I'm an Australian citizen.

 

Yeah pretty much.

 

I don't know man, in my opinion the ABC has been slowly but surely losing their marbs for a while now. They're probably bringing in all the new-blood-yuppie-fag-bitches (that's a coined term now btw) to replace all the people who've actually been in the business for a while and have good ethics and sensibility about them, to among other things, appear more mainstream, lol. Isn't that sad.

 

@@~thehung: Thank you, Sir. You're most kind, haha.

 

And fucking naaaaaaaaaaaargh, haven't watched the new ep and I simply won't.

 

Fuck em, they shouldn't have done it (firing Jung like that).

 

Boycott. That. Shit. Hope. It. Sinks.

 

Jung should buy a camera, utilise his contacts/get a mate, start a blog/weekly podcast and do his own thing. I'd be happy for him if he did get picked up and by rights he should (he's good), but from my understanding Yahtzee and co. (not that I particularly like Yahtzee's style of review, in fact I find it fucking repulsive - and that accent... YAAAAAAAR! No wait, it's funny, but still) are STILL trying to get picked up by someone and he's hitting some ridiculous amount of hits a day/week on Zero Punctuation that's putting enough coin in his pocket for him to live off alone and then some so if I had to gander I'd say Aussie Old School/New yuppie-bitch-fag-ass media don't have or want a market for this type of thing, for some reason, even though 90% of them have iPhones, like to play Wii Sports on the weekends with the kids, enjoy the occasional UFC fight night on PS3 with the boys and generally use some form of over-the-top super computer for menial tasks like "Word" or "Powerpoint" (or porn, whatever). *shrug*... that or maybe Yahtzee's just shit and everyone recognises it and well... fuck it *shrugs some more*.

 

And yeah, doubt we'll hear commentary from the Atomic crew on this one for fear of getting Googled and picked up on by the media and blam blam with the lawyers and the suing and the hemorrhaging of money, but prayhaps Flouncy will allow us some insight?

 

GB

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Pretty dissapointed in abc, gamers are intelligent enough to follow news stories and talk about it in forums, were not a herd of cows that do as we are told, this hush hush tactic leaves a bad taste. Regardless I'd be interested in whatever endeavors Jungilist decides to take on later, another gaming show for Australian TV maybe? Would be good competition especially if it were shown on sbs.

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Byteside on the ABC would be awsome.

Byteside on the ABC would probably end up with them kicking off Ben Mansill and replacing him with Jana Wendt.

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Byteside on the ABC would be awsome.

Byteside on the ABC would probably end up with them kicking off Ben Mansill and replacing him with Jana Wendt.

 

Or his apparent, probably-not-evil twin Ben Leffler.

 

(He was on ep 4 and looked the spitting-image of him).

 

EDIT: Got the dude's name wrong.

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You should all just watch Co-Op and be done with it.

Man I love co-op, really interesting to watch particularly if your introspective.

 

co-op, machinima, gamespot and yahtzee.

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She's not bad at all, but the show itself seems to be ... lacking now. And I don't mean lacking cosmetically, but more so for its reviews and its structure.

 

Hex is a good presenter and definitely has a knack for it though.

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The episode on Monday was probably the worst example of TV this year. This fact was further emphasised the fact that they played a Golf game on the Wii with a guy who writes books (none of which are video games) and proceeded to have said author to rag out on video games.

 

Two strikes down, one to go imo.

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The episode on Monday was probably the worst example of TV this year. This fact was further emphasised the fact that they played a Golf game on the Wii with a guy who writes books (none of which are video games) and proceeded to have said author to rag out on video games.

 

Two strikes down, one to go imo.

Agreed... the whole show felt quite awkward... the review of that city-builder game went on for too long about the boring bits, the Matt Reilly thing was just weird, didn't make sense on any level really, and the two presenters seemed quite bored the whole time - Hex particularly barely smiled throughout the whole show, seemed very serious.

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Elmo Keep of Hungry Beast has this to say:

 

http://hungrybeast.abc.net.au/blog/ekeep/f...ou-says-science

 

I won't lie. I play a lot of videogames. Which is interesting, to me. And also in a larger context if you think about news, which I sometimes do. There’s been a lot of reported mudslinging and pointless commentary on the Twitter over Good Game, and I did myself tweet about my desire to punch the people who let the four other people who read their Twitter feed know their opinion: A girl can’t possibly host a show about gaming.

 

Which is balls.

 

And a much bigger argument. Anyway! This is not about that (even if I would MELT YOUR FACE with a Guitar Hero solo.) Rather, it’s about the time I often spend worrying that plaque is starting to grow and cluster and calcify around my brain every time I play Super Mario Bros. (Which, by the way, I really, really cannot finish. Who can help me out with that? And I am nowhere near approaching the sheer terror of this level, either. WHY IS IT SO HARD DAMMIT. Thanks.)

 

I harbour this irrational fear mainly because my mother would terrorise me as a child with diagrams about the lethal threat video games posed to my brain, and as such, I never played them as a kid. It was as though just the act of thinking about the possibility of thinking about playing videogames would make me exponentially stupider. I’m sure this had no long-term negative impact on me.

 

As an adult, I am the proud owner of several consoles, which I possibly display in my home with the same pride a more mature person might feel for an Eames chair they can now afford to purchase, because they are an adult and don’t spend their pay on vintage cartridges.

 

Also, I just ordered some space invader decals for my wall.

 

Whatever! As we know from this excellent book, adolescence ends at 30.

 

Ha! Phew.

 

So anyway, we often sit around playing another round of Portal and amuse/distract ourselves with theories:

 

“We will totally not ever be senile in our old age, thanks to the cognitive abilities that gaming is growing in our minds.”

 

“Yeah!”

 

“I bet we are growing new neural pathways through all this puzzle solving and blowing up things that old people will never experience.”

 

“I agree.”

 

And up until now, we have had nothing to base these theories in apart from pure fantasy, and a smug sense of superiority sown from the sense we were right, only we couldn’t prove it. Until today! And look, according to science, gaming enhances your ability to learn! Nerds really are smarter! Hoorah!

 

Thankyou, scienticians. Not as good as that time you said drinking was perfectly fine, but still, a WIN.

Click through as she has a lot of hyperlinks in there

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The episode on Monday was probably the worst example of TV this year. This fact was further emphasised the fact that they played a Golf game on the Wii with a guy who writes books (none of which are video games) and proceeded to have said author to rag out on video games.

 

Two strikes down, one to go imo.

Agreed... the whole show felt quite awkward... the review of that city-builder game went on for too long about the boring bits, the Matt Reilly thing was just weird, didn't make sense on any level really, and the two presenters seemed quite bored the whole time - Hex particularly barely smiled throughout the whole show, seemed very serious.

 

More agreement. The quick takes to make it seem like Bajo and Hex were having a 'witty' conversation during one of the reviews (Cities XL?) seemed so forced. I also felt as if a number of Hex's comments during the GTA review weren't her experience - her delivery was unconvincing.

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