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We're sitting on the set of Good Game: Spawn Point, sharing oatmeal cookies and occasionally checking a screen as a PlayStation 4 downloads Fe. I'm chatting to Gemma "Gem" Driscoll, the newest face on the show.

I asked how Gem's announcement had been handled, and despite only having met me minutes prior, the 20-year-old dropped a bomb.

"One dude who auditioned didn't get it said, 'I can see I'm not a social justice warrior enough purely because I'm not a girl,' and I was like hell, OK right-yo, and that hit me pretty hard because I'm not used to any of that."


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.


Not to be confused with the long-running Australian show, here's the first trailer for Game Grumps' new series Good Game. Which is all about the esports scene surrounding the made-up game Killcore.


In the wake of the ABC's decision to cancel Good Game and all of its associated programming besides Spawn Point, fans have been paying in various ways. And today is one of the sweetest: a video montage of some of the best moments from Good Game Pocket.


Making a television show about video games is hard.

Making a good television show about video games is close to impossible.

I know this because in my 35 years on this planet I’ve only seen one show do a decent job of representing games culture in any meaningful way.

And that show was Good Game.


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.