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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:40pm 31/01/17 | 27 Comments
In a surprise announcement today comes word that ABC2's Good Game has been cancelled after ten years on the air -- making it Australia's longest running television show about video games. The official statement cites the show's two main presenters leaving to pursue other opportunities and "changes in the way audiences are choosing to get their information about gaming" as the reasons for the cancellation.

In a spot of good news, the series younger-skewed off-shoot Spawn Point will remain in production. Unfortunately the online version of the main show, Pocket, has also been cancelled.



As per the statement the two presenters in question have of course been confirmed as Stephen 'Bajo' O'Donnell and Stephanie 'Hex' Bendixsen. This is sad news as the series recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.



good gameabccancelled





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Spook
Posted 03:54pm 31/1/17
Very sad, excellent show perfectly matched to its audience.

Hex was hot as balls
FaceMan
Posted 04:11pm 31/1/17
Bendixsen - what a name

She must have been responsible for the spilling of more seed than Muhammad Ali at a bird feeder.

The show sucked when Junglist was fired - I stopped watching
But Hex was hot, it was too distracting.

dais
Posted 06:15pm 31/1/17
No!

trog
Posted 07:53pm 31/1/17
Sad news. I met the team from Good Game a bunch of time at various game industry events and conferences; great bunch.
FaceMan
Posted 07:59pm 31/1/17
I know they wanted to target younger viewers
Not everyone who plays games is teenager.

Kind of surprised there arent more gaming shows.
Nearly every guy I know plays some game.



Khel
Posted 09:20pm 31/1/17
Thing is, in the age of Youtube, most gamers will be getting that info by watching "lets play" videos or various reviews and streams. I respected that Good Game was actually targetting itself at gamers and not trying to be some lowest common denominator type show that treats its audience like idiots, but at the same time, those gamers who would be their audience are the most likely to be the ones watching a streamer on Twitch instead.
Insom
Posted 12:09am 01/2/17
gg, although I never really watched the show I liked that it was a thing
BladeRunner
Posted 06:52am 01/2/17
Never watched it surprisingly.
Twisted
Posted 11:30am 01/2/17
Kind of surprised there arent more gaming shows.
Nearly every guy I know plays some game.
I could never sit down and watch a game review show on TV, which is why I think the show is mostly geared towards kids who will sit in front of a TV and watch crap like this. I found the whole GG style quite stale, boring, scripted and almost a clone of those 2 old movie review people...except sadder. I have watched some GG stuff on YouTube, but you can find much more entertaining reviewers and better reviews from other channels.
Ice9ine
Posted 12:13pm 01/2/17
Of youre a gamer interested enough in games to sit down for an hour to watch a show about...games, you will already know everything they are going to talk about or show. As mentioned, just checking in daily with a decent games site onine will keep you in the loop and surfing youtube for game footage of anything you're interested in. The cost to produce such a show would far outweigh its audience in this day and age Id imagine.
deadlyf
Posted 01:13pm 01/2/17
I used to watch it on youtube since you could only get it in fuzzy sd from iView. I think they were fair reviewers and I much prefer a 5 star system to the more popular but incredibly pointless out of 100 system so many other s***** review places do.

More importantly I like that they gave exposure to local content and covered Australian based issues like connectivity and pricing.

I really don't see it as a good thing that the ABC no longer has any content covering the gaming industry, seems like a massive step backwards to me but who knows, maybe they will develop a new show to make up for it.
smegger
Posted 01:25pm 01/2/17
I agree with you @FaceMan, Jung was the best.
Insom
Posted 01:29pm 01/2/17
so the two main ones just up and quit at the same time? might be some new show on the horizon elsewhere
infi
Posted 06:10pm 01/2/17
I always found it awkward. Who wants to watch a show 90% about games they dont play. Youtube and twitch have got this market stitched up anyways.
Joaby
Posted 07:25pm 01/2/17

so the two main ones just up and quit at the same time? might be some new show on the horizon elsewhere
http://junkee.com/two-former-good-game-hosts-launching-new-show-rival-network/94917
Spook
Posted 07:55pm 01/2/17
oh ok.

i like nichboy too, somehow he doesnt annoy me. (he really looks like he should)
reload!
Posted 10:32pm 01/2/17
more annoying looking than
???
baz
Posted 10:57pm 01/2/17
oh ok.

i like nichboy too, somehow he doesnt annoy me. (he really looks like he should)



Never noticed him.
sLaps_Forehead
Posted 07:38am 02/2/17
Bajo/Steve is a Qlder

I heard Stef was bisexual - hope so - fap fap fap
Spook
Posted 07:46am 02/2/17
happy birthday brah! (for yesterday)
Psycho
Posted 12:50am 04/2/17
so the two main ones just up and quit at the same time? might be some new show on the horizon elsewhere


Hmm maybe not. Bajo, gets quite a lot of film (TV) work apparently and I think he might be heading in that direction. He does a lot of behind the scenes stuff as well, writing, directing and such...
series6
Posted 08:02am 06/2/17
Im sure Hex will go well at SevenWest.
She will be a morning show presenter very soon, seems they have good career progressions. just like Sam Armitage or Rebecca Gibney.
Spook
Posted 08:42am 06/2/17
just like Sam Armitage or Rebecca Gibney.


did you intentionally pick the two presenters supposedly who slept with the boss?
sLaps_Forehead
Posted 08:51am 06/2/17
Spook
Posted 09:26am 07/2/17
wow, well preserved!@
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