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Published on February 10th, 2015 | by Patrick Doyle

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Ginx TV’s Videogame Nation Returns This Saturday

If you think videogame television shows don’t work anymore, you should really check out Ginx TV’s Videogame Nation. It’s possibly the best videogame magazine-style show since the 90s and it’s back for a second series on Challenge TV (Sky channel 145, UPC channel 157) this Saturday, February 14th, at 10am.

What better way to kick off your Valentine’s Day?

Hosted by Dan Maher (Explosive Alan), Aoife Wilson (Eurogamer) and John Robertson (comedian, The Dark Room), each show focuses on a game, a related theme, and includes opinions from guests; such as Keith Stuart (The Guardian), Steve Hogarty (PCGamesN) and Ellie Gibson (comedian, freelance games journalist).

Last series’ episodes were superb and this series looks to continue that trend. Games due to be covered over the next 20 weekly episodes include titles like Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Batman: Arkham Knight, Battlefield: Hardline, Grim Fandango and The Order 1886.

Videogame Nation‘s Executive Producer James Neal said: “We’re thrilled that this unique and engaging gaming show is returning for a second series. Building on our loyal fan base, we are looking forward to entertaining existing and new viewers with the very best video gaming news, views and reviews”.

So tune in this Saturday at 10am on Challenge TV to check it out. Episodes will appear every Monday from March 2nd at 19:00 CET (that’s 18:00 Irish and UK time) on Ginx TV.



 

 

For an idea of what to expect, you can check out some of last series’ episodes on YouTube here (thankfully, they haven’t been removed yet!).

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London, February 10th 2015: Hit gaming show Videogame Nation, produced by international broadcaster Ginx TV, returns for a highly anticipated second series.

Co-hosted by gaming journalists, Dan Maher (Explosive Alan), Aoife Wilson(Eurogamer) and Aussie comedian John Robertson (The Dark Room), Videogame Nation is a celebration of games, gamers and gaming culture. Featuring one major gaming release per week, the successful series is a blend of reviews, conversation, comedy and competition.

As a show made by gamers for gamers, the brand new 20 part series will explore and examine the latest releases for 2015. From the whimsical world of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask to the open world super heroics of Batman: Arkham Knight, the show’s eclectic mix of games will have something for everyone.

Games set to feature in the second series include cops and robbers shooter Battlefield Hardline, steam-punk adventure The Order 1886 and point and click classic Grim Fandango. The upcoming series also sees hosts Dan, Aoife and John joined by gaming experts and comedians to offer a mix of critique, commentary and insight. Key names in the new series include The Guardian’s Games EditorKeith Stuart, PCGamesN’s Steve Hogarty and freelance journalist and comedian, Ellie Gibson.

Executive Producer of Videogame Nation, James Neal said: “We’re thrilled that this unique and engaging gaming show is returning for a second series. Building on our loyal fan base, we are looking forward to entertaining existing and new viewers with the very best video gaming news, views and reviews.

Videogame Nation is a Ginx TV production. It is Executive Produced by James Neal (MTV Slips) and Produced by Adam Mason (The Blurb).

The brand new series of Videogame Nation starts on Saturday 14 February at 10am on Challenge (Sky 145, Freeview 46, Freesat 145, Virgin 139) in the UK, and every Monday from March 2nd at 19:00 CET on GINX TV.

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About the Author

Patrick Doyle

has been working in the Film & TV industry for over a decade and specialises in audio recording and mixing. He's always had a part-time interest in music production, gaming and technology which led him join the TechTV101 team in early 2013 and later co-found Gimmedigital.



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