E4 have released a trailer for the freshly rebooted GamesMaster television show and it looks rather chaotic. The trailer feature an extremely annoying child so some things never change, but one things that most definitely has changed is the GamesMaster himself.
The original series featured celebrated homophobe, misogynist and and racist Sir Patrick Moore as a floating head that dished out gaming advice. He has been replaced by the rather nicer Sir Trevor McDonald OBE who has yet to complain about women newsreaders or suggest all Germans need to be killed.
He will be assisted by Frankie Ward, Ty Logan, and Robert “Rab” Florence doing his best Dominic Diamond impression.
The show originally aired from 1992 to 1998 with the focus of players competing against each other in challenges and the occasional game review. This reboot will have five celebrities go against each other in a number of challenges with the winner of the series walking away with the Golden Joystick. In the description for GamesMaster, Channel 4 writes:
This year, five bold celebrities will embark on a gaming odyssey but only one can go on to become the GamesMaster champion and take home the Golden Joystick. They’ll undergo challenges, races and fights in virtual battle across all genres of gaming under the watchful eye of the all-knowing GamesMaster. Each week at least one celeb will be eliminated…Over the three epsisodes, five will become one and the winner will be crowned. They’ll play each other at everything from iconic classics to brand new releases. We’ll also be serving tonnes of extra gaming-themed content to our audiences to keep them coming back for more.
The GamesMaster show also had the magazine of the same name and the magazine outlasted the show by almost 20 years. The final issue hit the news stands in 2018 alongside the final issue of GamesTM which also closed at the same time.