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Future Publishing has revealed it is exploring the possibility of reviving its GamesMaster brand on TV screens.

The video games show remains the UK's most successful of its kind, running from 1991 until 1998.

The news comes as Future announced the May launch of its extensively redesigned GamesMaster magazine, which promises to reflect the way gamers are playing in 2010.

Simon Maxwell, Group Publisher of Future’s Console and Online portfolio, commented: "GamesMaster is a key gaming brand for Future and there are some fantastic opportunities to expand its reach and influence beyond the magazine. This year, we'll bring a comprehensively redesigned GamesMaster magazine to market, develop an online presence through our existing sites, and explore the appetite for bringing the show back to TV."

The July issue of GamesMaster goes on sale Thursday, May 20.

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I remember GamesMaster being complete bollocks, come on lets be honest. It was just watching people play games and then Patrick Moore giving out cheats for games you didn't have.

Bad Influence was the best gaming TV show the nation has ever seen.
Posted 10:15 on 12 March 2010
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wyp100@ cousinwalter

He did. He wrote for PC Zone in the mid-Nineties.
Posted 09:59 on 12 March 2010
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Bill Bailey would be great. Brooker would be good as some type of roving reporter... didnt he start out as a games journalist??
Posted 08:59 on 12 March 2010
Endless's Avatar


New Gamesmaster host = Bill Bailey. Done. Jobs-a-goodun!
Posted 08:53 on 12 March 2010
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CheekyLee@ elvis

Brooker? No, no, no, no, NO! He is brilliant at what he does, and I really am a fan, but he isn't the man for this job. Diamond was basically an adult stand-up comedian with his tongue practically poking through his cheek, on a show that was packaged as 'Kids TV', and that is what made it work. Brooker would be too confrontational, lacking that 'Cheeky Chappie' attitude that allowed Diamond to get away with so much.

All I hope is that they choose contestants more carefully. At least give us people that know how to play this time round!
Posted 08:29 on 12 March 2010
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emily booth = hawt!

Be interesting to see what they come up with in this day and age. I used to enjoy watching games something or other on sjt - the one done like a victorian bare knuckle fight.

Gameface - the latest from bravo was pretty bad from what I saw. I think if they did get dominic diamond again it would alienate alot of the 'kids'. I say get charlie brooker on the job - at least behind the scenes.
Posted 08:15 on 12 March 2010
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Endless@ Wido

Virgin do everything Sky does anyway, so fret ye not!

Useless fact 1: My son shares a birthday with Dominik Diamond :)

If Dom doesn't present it, it won't be worth it imo. I can't think of anyone that could fill his shoes adequately.
Posted 07:09 on 12 March 2010
fps_d0minat0r's Avatar


the only tv show dedicated to gaming which i remember is gamezville.
Posted 20:56 on 11 March 2010
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I hope this isn't going to be on sky! We un-subscribed with Sky because we might be going with Virgin instead. Though for now the normal tele will have to do!
Posted 20:51 on 11 March 2010
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cousinwalter@ Rickitis

I second the above comment
Posted 18:04 on 11 March 2010
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Rickitis@ cousinwalter

Emily´╗┐ Booth is so ridiculously hot it actually makes me angry.
Posted 18:00 on 11 March 2010
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Bring back BITS

Also whatever happened to your Videogamer show? I used to love that
Posted 17:34 on 11 March 2010
dazzadavie's Avatar


A mate told me this on Tuesday night and I didn't believe him, if this does come back it would be wicked man, yeah! ;)
Posted 17:14 on 11 March 2010
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GamesMaster was awesome! Dominik Diamond was also an great host. I'd LOVE to see it back, there are hardly any good video game programs anymore. Bravo does a couple but they are pretty crappy. I actually think GameOver on the tech channel was the best video game program ever but the channel got canned :(

I'm actually really pleased the magazine is relaunching aswell, I used to buy the mag religiously for years then I got too old for it. I hope the new format is a little more adult orientated and I would definitely give it a try.
Posted 16:48 on 11 March 2010
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wyp100@ El-Dev

lol - yeah, not thought of that. We're all gamesmasters!
Posted 16:46 on 11 March 2010
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