Smash show Videogame Nation produced by Ginx TV has been commissioned for a third series, set to premiere tomorrow onChallenge on Saturday July 4th , 10 AM.
The show will see the return of gaming journalists co-hosts Dan Maher (Explosive Alan), Aoife Wilson (Eurogamer) and John Robertson (The Dark Room) celebrating games, gamers and gaming culture. Featuring one major gaming release per week, the successful series is a blend of reviews, conversation, comedy and Top 5 picks.
As a show made by gamers for gamers, the new series renews its commitment to inclusivity and challenges the viewers’ perception of video games by exploring the world of gaming culture, from the understated beauty of games such as Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture to the super-powered open world of Batman: Arkham Knight.
This season will feature global gaming phenomenon including the galactic saga Star Wars: Battlefront, the anticipated apocalyptic frenzy of Fallout 4, and the return of Lara Croft in Rise of the Tomb Raider, as well as lesser-known indie gems such as Mike Bithell’s Volume.
High-profile names in the new series include The Guardian’s Games Editor Keith Stuart, Kotaku’s UK Editor Keza MacDonald, PCGamesN’s Steve Hogarty, presenter Julia Hardy (Video Game BAFTAs), and comedians Steve McNeil (Go 8-bit) and Ellie Gibson (Scummy Mummies).
Ginx TV’s Creative Director and Executive Producer James Neal commented: “We are really excited that Challenge is committed to bringing video game entertainment to broadcast television for British audiences. The latter part of 2015 is stacked with the most amazing slate of video game launches on next gen consoles and PC and Videogame Nation will be perfectly placed to maximise the opportunity for TV.”
Stephen Ladlow, Director of Challenge commented: “With such an array of eagerly anticipated games launching this year, it’s an exciting time in the world of gaming. Here at Challenge, with this new series of Videogame Nation, we are aiming to indulge our viewers and gamers in the latest topics, reviews, and hottest developments in gaming culture.
Videogame Nation will be Produced and Directed by Ginx TV’s Adam Mason and was commissioned by Director of Challenge and Pick TV, Stephen Ladlow.
The brand new season 3 of Videogame Nation starts on Saturday July 4th at 10am on Challenge (Sky 145, Freeview 46, Freesat 145, Virgin 139) in the UK, and every Monday from July 20th at 19:00 CET on GINX TV.