A couple of years ago, the ABC's Good Game got in contact with a local animation studio to produce a series of shorts. Good Game's cancellation meant the animated skits were never broadcast, but you can now watch them all online.
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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."
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.