Earlier this week, the ABC announced the latest host for Good Game: Spawn Point: Gemma "Gem" Driscoll, a Newcastle bred-and-born gamer. But so everyone can get to know Gem, who comes into the role following Bajo's departure last year, the show is hosting an AmA through Facebook this afternoon.
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Having resigned to become a full-time Twitch streamer, ABC's Good Game: Spawn Point will soon begin looking for a replacement for iconic Australian gaming personality Steven "Bajo" O'Donnell. So I had a chat with Bajo about his experiences on Spawn Point, and what advice he'd give to anyone looking to join the Spawn Point team.
We're doing a 3 hour stream of Middle earth: Shadow Of War with Bajo tonight -- and giving away 10 copies of the game!
Now Jeremy 'Junglist' Ray, co-creator of Good Game (and frequent Kotaku contributor) is helping launch a brand new gaming show in Australia.
By now you've most likely heard that Good Game, ABC 2's long running video game show, has been cancelled.
In response, fans of the show have been paying tribute, but putting their controllers out.
ABC2’s Good Game, Australia’s longest running television show about video games, has been cancelled.
Good Game recently celebrated its 10th anniversary special, which is super weird to me because it feels like its always existed. It's just this perennial thing that permeates Australian game culture. It's like Neighbours or Home And Away -- difficult to imagine a world in which the show wasn't around.
But here we are -- the show is ten years deep and recently celebrated its birthday with an hour long special. It's pretty cool. You should watch it.
Good Game is one of the biggest names in the Australian gaming scene. It's well respected. Established. The program has history. It has a mainstream audience. And it's also got a sizeable footprint on YouTube. Getting a job with Good Game is like the Holy Grail of the gaming industry. Getting a job as a presenter there? That's a golden career move.
Only recently, Michael "Hingers" Hing, threw that all in. Instead of solidifying himself further as the host of Good Game Pocket, the comedian and triple J host hopped ship to Riot Games to head up the Oceanic Pro League instead. I asked him why he made the transition now, and also what he thought where esports in Australia was headed.
As a result of my stupidly self-indulgent review of Uncharted 4's dramatically improved climbing, Good Game invited me over to talk on their YouTube show Good Game: Pocket.
So if you feel like listening to me talk about all things video game climbing, click to roughly four minutes into this video and set your ears to "Scottish".
Good Game is -- in my opinion -- a consistently great TV show about video games.
But every now and then they push out an absolute corker. The last one I remember was the women in games episode, but this week's show -- which focuses on the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco -- might be one of their best ever.