Getting gamers together for a marathon across multiple games and genres is always a tempting idea and a cracking way to spend a weekend. Games are fun. Games are better as a social experience. Having a wide variety of genres makes that experience better. So it should make for a good TV show, right?

No. It doesn't. That was the lesson provided by WCG Ultimate Gamer, a train-wreck that took video games, found one of the worst possible ways to broadcast them and then put the participants in increasingly ridiculous scenarios to make everything look even worse.