GameSpot TV shows in the works

Voom HD Networks to feature a pair of GameSpot-produced series on new Gameplay HD gaming channel.

Gamers who loathe leaving the couch to get the latest GameSpot news and reviews will soon have another option. Voom HD Networks has enlisted GameSpot to provide some of its original programming for its recently started 24/7 high-definition gaming channel, Gameplay HD.

GameSpot will produce two series for the network, GameSpotting, a half-hour-long recap of news, reviews, and previews, and CinemAddicts, an hour-long look at game stories told through cutscenes and selected gameplay clips from popular games. The rest of the network's programming consists of original series and specials, news and information programs, and tournaments (including April's Blizzard Worldwide Invitational Tournament from Seoul, Korea, and the inaugural Guild Wars World Championship from Taipei, Taiwan).

Gameplay HD launched February 1 and can now be found on DISH Networks' channel 9485.

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76 comments
BSEE10
BSEE10

I am really confuse here and I feel like an idiot... Does X-play is somehow related to gamespot or anything... I mean this site...

Gremlink
Gremlink

Sounds great! Hope that these episodes will be available on the main gamespot site too.

mgnavarr
mgnavarr

Agree with others that G4TV sucks big time. Hope GameSpot and other competition kill G4TV off. Also hope GameSpot expands to other markets like DirectTV.

thorboy03
thorboy03

pfft Dish?! I'll stick with my Time Warner... I like to watch TV, not static...

SOB101
SOB101

G4TV sucks balls(seen it not impressed). Gamespot needs to put this show on Spike TV.

Autolycus
Autolycus

its good, but G4 has more then video games(fast lane series is pretty good). But if I see that beetle explode in the microwave one more time, im going to be sick.

silentmobius
silentmobius

Meh, don't live in the US either. I had Dish Network though, but just switched to DirecTV not to long ago.

subject117
subject117

YES! Great news for me, I'm getting the Dish Network HD VOOM package on Friday. :)

macacd
macacd

ah, sounds intresting.

FoxHoundADAM
FoxHoundADAM

Why not go on an existing game channel? And why go to an HD ony, dish network only station. I mean how big could their market even be?

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

That sucks. I don't have Dish Network.

Kingofunrealuk
Kingofunrealuk

Meh, doesn't effect me... I don't even live in the US.

acesion
acesion

i kinda wished that my local cable company would get this channel then added to X-play which is probably the best show for games ever created, i just wish they made a new episode every day i swear i feel like they havent come out with a new episode in ages.

Kwiksilva
Kwiksilva

can we get this channel for cable or what

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

Sounds cool, but I can't watch it.

BigC43
BigC43

They should have these shows on G4

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

G4 is terrible...This past Saturday's line up...6 hours of Brainiac, followed by Fastlane, then back to back episodes of Street Fury, then two episodes of Star Trek:TNG, then 2 hours of the Man Show, then a repeat of the earlier Fastlane, then another 2 Star Trek:TNG, then an hour of Brainiac, and finally another 2 episodes of Street Fury before they went off the air...I sewar the best thing about that channel is that sometimes I get the infomercial of Girls Gone Wild! Here's a hint, G4. Just because Patrick Stewart does voice overs for video games, doesn;t mean that we want to see Star Trek all day!!!

Lauryn2000
Lauryn2000

Gamespot helping in creating "couch potatoes".......it doesn't hurt to get off the couch every once in awhile....not everyone own's a DISH.You guys would give G4 a little competition if you also put this service on cable.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

i'd rather be playing games than watching the GS staff talk about them.

pyth0n13
pyth0n13

competetion with g4? interesting.

a_tru_christian
a_tru_christian

Now we get to see Jeff Gershman's grill in HD.....oh yeah (extreme sacrasm).

XenonHID_VQ
XenonHID_VQ

They shoulda moved it to cable. That woulda made the G4 audience move to the Gamespot TV. The die-hard gamers miss the old days of TechTV. I think Gamespot TV woulda made a great impact.

Reetesh
Reetesh

COOL. But how many episodes can U make for that Cinemaddict. and will the GS people appear on those things or will it be Voice over type.

Vic_Vega1994
Vic_Vega1994

Wow i guess i wont be seeing it. I have Comcast Digital cable i'll watch G4tv instead

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

As part of that deal, there should be a clause that the shows will be available on this website (maybe for the paid user). So, hopefully Gamespot has the publishing rights to this one.

Romel80
Romel80

Great! I'm getting sooooo tired of X-play's stupid jokes and antics and G4 is slowly showing less and less video games shows and instead giving most of the airtime to shows like Star Trek, Fastlane and Braniac.. Thank heavens. Maybe these guys can show G4 what a real video game channel IS!

Oilers99
Oilers99

This is interesting news, but Gamespot is deluding itself if it expects a significant portion of its audience to watch, unless it hosts these shows on the main site.

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

I wouldn't ever touch satellite. I have a friend who has satellite, and every time there's a touch of bad weather, there goes the picture. Order a PPV? Better hope there's no rain! We've had this happen before on several occasions too. When are they gonna learn? ('they' referring to 'corporate in general') Even though the 'Dish' may be cheaper, there's no quality within that cable doesn't do with more security. You don't gotta worry about some rain or high winds ruining your viewing pleasure.

ajac
ajac

G4 is a better choice!

Merl57
Merl57

crap I have cable

UnnDunn
UnnDunn

Voom (the owners of the Gameplay HD channel on which GameSpot's shows will be aired) is owned by (or otherwise related to) Cablevision, so if it's going to be on cable, it'll be on Cablevision first. HAving said that, Dish Network isn't bad at all. Satellite TV is so much better than Cable in so many ways. 25 million households (that's 1/4 of the US TV population) can't be wrong.

NightRain
NightRain

Very awesome. I wish I had satellite...

wargolem
wargolem

I wouldn't touch cable with a 10-foot pole.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

I wish NBC or ABC would play that lol.

easteast
easteast

Wait a minute. Is this going to be just for the dish, or can digital cable users watch it?

Trygle12-hack
Trygle12-hack

Great now I NEED HD.....NOT...BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY EVER!

fogopop
fogopop

"Stupid non-HD TV. Picture is so blurry. Might as well rub dirt in my eyes." - Homer Simpson

davahsa
davahsa

G4 started out on dish... hope they make the transition to cable because who wants to pay for broadband AND a dish service..... Noooooobudy!

axes03
axes03

G4 RULES!!!!!!!!

LimpStallion
LimpStallion

Cinematech is by far the biggest waste of space and time in all of television history and now Gamespot is giving it a go with CinemAddicts. No thanks. Gamespotting, however, sounds like it should be good.

D_E_E_G_S
D_E_E_G_S

Can you hear that? I think its the death bells for G4.

jrc123
jrc123

Speaking of G4, what the hell happened to them. Used to be the best channel on tv, now it just sucks. The only thing on there i watch is x-play, AOTS and sometimes the Man Show. Everything else can please just go away.

eXists
eXists

Yeah on Comcast and OnDemand would be cool.

Paul_Phoenicks
Paul_Phoenicks

i'd actually prefer more web video content. i still remember the video GameSpotting episodes- a lot of those were actually really good!

solsub
solsub

Heh, back in the days of ZDTV, there was a show called "GameSpot TV", hosted by none other than Adam Sessler. After a series of mergers and takeovers, the show first changed its name to "Extended Play" before becoming "X-Play". Well, looks like GameSpot is back on the scene...

edubuccaneer
edubuccaneer moderator

I would love having this here!