Dara O Briain

Industry pros discuss the rise of gaming shows at RTS event

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“It feels like there’s a huge lack of respect for gaming; [TV thinks] it’s still nerds in their bedrooms covered in crisps,” added the gaming presenter.
 
Television has had a chequered history with video games. In the 1990s, Channel 4’sGamesMaster became the first UK TV show dedicated to video games. Other shows followed, including CITV’s Bad Influence! and T.I.G.S (Totally Interactive Game Show), and Sky One’sGames World.
 

Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit will return to Dave for two more series

Following the success of the first series, the gaming panel show has extended its run to ten episodes per series. 

Hosted by Dara O Briain, the series sees celebrities battle it out over five rounds on a variety of computer games, from cult classics to contemporary blockbuster titles.

Each episode challenges the conventional gaming rules and ends with a super sized physical challenge to put participants to the test.

The first series brought a feast of famous faces to take part, including Russell Howard, Rachel Riley, Jason Manford, David James and Bob Mortimer.

Dara Ó Briain returns to Robot Wars for series two

Ó Briain will be joined once again by co-host Angela Scanlon at the robot battle arena in Glasgow. Original House Robots Matilda, Sir Killalot, Dead Metal, and Shunt are also poised for a comeback to the fighting ring. 

This year's Robot Wars champions, Team Apollo, will defend their winner's title against an onslaught of new amateur robot engineers over another six week tournament.

Applications are open to all, and are being received by Mentorn now.