Videogames and TV are traditionally a... shit combination. To use a technical term. UK channel Dave is hoping to change that using ardent gamer/comedian Dara Ó Briain and a familiar format: get funny people in a room and make them do stuff.
In this case that meant things like making one person scream instructions at someone else wearing a blindfold while they try and play Tetris. It was fun. It was silly. People liked it.
That intro music is spectacular!! #Go8BitSeptember 5, 2016
Go 8-bit is brilliant so far.September 5, 2016
@stevemcneil Love your t shirt on Go 8 Bit! Just noticed it's from The Last of Us 😄👍🏻September 5, 2016
Here's that T-shirt for reference (It's Ellie's one BTW):
It's just people playing games in a room, but it manages to capture what it is about that that's so fun.
@daraobriain just watched Go 8 BitThank you, finally a videogame show that captures the fun of pissing about, playing games with your matesSeptember 5, 2016
I am loving Go-8-Bit right now. Perfectly capturing the stress of team gaming. 😂😂❤September 5, 2016
This was a seriously retro focused show with references to The Oregon Trail and Chuckie Egg.
That's me DEFINITELY in on @daraobriain's Go 8-Bit. Chuckie Egg??? Wasted so much time on this as a kid...September 5, 2016
The format was well thought out, mixing bits of comedic trivia before making people play games for points. Usually with a fair bit of smack talk in between. Things like dissing Street Fighter's frame rate while playing the original Tekken.
Ironically, after one team saying it was easy to win by crouching and kicking one side went on to do just that.
That Go 8 Bit Tekken match was genuinely the most tense sports coverage I've seen in a long time @daraobriain. I need a drinkSeptember 5, 2016
When your husband @7ties_child is shouting tekken moves at @daraobriain go 8 bit! Double tap!September 5, 2016
Brilliant #Tekken match on @daraobriain Go 8 bit @Join_Dave makes me want to dig out my copy again #ps1 #PlayStation #retrogamingSeptember 5, 2016
@daraobriain I'm just glad Chuckie Egg was 8-bit 😉 that Tekken battle royale was "Perfect!" 👊🏼September 5, 2016
It was basically people playing old games and making fun of each other on TV. Like a lot of people's living rooms only with a camera in it.
@daraobriain go 8 bit is actually hilarious thanks for finally making a show like this.September 5, 2016
Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit on Dave is such a great show 👾🎮September 5, 2016
It wasn't all old stuff though with Star Wars Battlefront popping up for a round. Things got quite heated.
Go 8 bit is the nerdiest show i've ever seen and i love it.September 5, 2016
Quite enjoying @daraobriain’s Go 8 Bit, but y’all played Battlefront on a Tatooine map, not Jakku. Make it up to us with some Metal Gear plsSeptember 5, 2016
The finisher used a custom controller kit from Makey Makey to play Bust-a-Move. On people. People that looked like this:
To be clear, that's playing a game by touching people.
(That's Cher on the left BTW, for no particular reason.)
Go 8 Bit is honestly... this show is gloriousSeptember 5, 2016
This one tweet probably nails the intrinsically British appeal:
Was initially not a fan of Go 8 Bit but then I realised that this is basically to eSports what A Question of Sport is to normal sports.September 5, 2016
You can watch it online here if you fancy it.
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