Gameshock TV’s new episode airs Monday 26th March, exclusively on The Poker Channel.

Fresh from hosting Hollywood’s finest at the Empire Awards, Chris Hewitt proves that 3 is the magic number, with reviews of Ninja Gaiden III & Mass Effect 3, and a special preview of Assassins Creed III. Steve Hill examines the schematics for the latest Ghost Recon, and we review all the month’s biggest titles, from gung-ho fighter pilots to kung-fu fighter pile-ups.

Premieres in the UK (Sky Channel 231* & 189*) and 30 European countries on Monday 26 th March. * PLEASE NOTE – From March 31 st , the channel can be found in the UK on Sky Channel 203, Showcase TV 2.

We’ll be honest, we had a tough time tearing ourselves away from dodging lasers and flirting with aliens in Mass Effect 3 this month. But, somewhat uncharacteristically, professionalism won through, and we’ve hunkered down to get through a packed schedule of releases.

Our Man With The Mic, Steve Hill, infiltrates the ranks of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and jumps into the latest instalment of Ubisoft’s stabby parkour series, Assassins Creed III. Meanwhile, our thumbs fend off RSI from Street Fighter x Tekken and Ninja Gaiden III; Resident Evil embraces its dark side, with a new mutant shoot’em’up; and we brandish our very own Red Suitcase with a guide to the best budget downloads. Plus, there’re full reviews of Birds of Steel, Armored Core V, Silent Hill: Downpour, Syndicate, and the rest of the month’s shiniest discs.

Armed with a new T-shirt and dodgy Shatner impression, Chris Hewitt ( Empire magazine, Orange Film Night, BBC radio’s Lauren Laverne Show) dutifully says exactly what we tell him to, in a pleasantly informative way.

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AIRINGS – UK (All times BST)

Monday 26 th March - 01.00am

Thursday April 5 th – 01.00am

Tuesday April 10 th – 01.00am

Friday April 13 th – 11.30pm

AIRINGS – EU (Central European Time)

Monday 26 th March  – 00:30

Tuesday 27 th March – 23.30

Sunday 1 st April – 19.00

Friday 6 th April – 19.00

Notes to Editors:

·         The Poker Channel is Europe's largest dedicated gaming TV network and broadcasts to 30 million cable and satellite homes in over 30 countries.

·         38% of viewers rely on TV shows to inform them of the latest in console gaming. 65% buy at least five games a year, of which half buy at least 10

·         The Poker Channel also broadcasts online to a global audience at, alongside exclusive videos and news.

·         Channel programming attracts over 3 million unique TV viewers per month, with 65% of TV viewers playing online every day.

·         The Poker Channel was recognised as ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the 2009 EGR Awards, the industry’s premier awards event.

Watch The Poker Channel on TV:

·         UK on Sky (231) and Freesat (402) from 11pm

·         Ireland on Sky (231) from 11pm

·         France on SFR/ Neufbox (99), Free (145), Bbox/ Bouygues (129), Noos & Numericable (48 and 91), Alice (105), Orange (195)

·         Germany on KDG, KBW, Unity Media, Kabelkiosk, NetCologne, Martens, Telecolumbus; Mnet

·         Belgium on BeTV and Numericable (187)

·         Luxembourg on Numericable (199)

·         Netherlands on KPN (316)

·         Portugal on Meo (87), Zon (77), Clix (100), Cabovisao, Vodafone

·         Spain on Imagenio (98)

·         Finland, on Welho (302), Canal Digital (113), Maxivision and DNA, Lumo

·         Norway on Canal Digital (114)

·         Sweden on Canal Digital (114)

·         Iceland on Skjarinn

·         Denmark on Canal Digital (112) and Stofa (37)

·         Malta on MelitaCable (608)

·         Greece on OnTelecom

·         Cyprus on Cablenet

·         Poland on Vectra (217), UPC, Elsat (234)

·         Slovenia on SiOL/ Planet9 (79), Digi TV

·         Slovakia on UPC Direct (91), Orange Slovensko (55), Slovanet, Digi TV, Antik Telecom (80)

·         Hungary on UPC Direct (91), Digi TV*, Szarvasi (12 sports), Fibernet (410), TV Network (4-Extra), Telework

·         Romania on Focusat, Digi TV, Mitnet

·         Bulgaria on Eurocom, Cabletel, Megalan, Blizoo

·         Serbia on Posta/ KDS, Ikom, Digi TV (102)

·         Croatia on Bnet, Digi TV

·         Czech Republic on UPC Direct (91), Digi TV

·         Latvia on Lattelecom (410)

·         Austria on Telekom Austria (79)

·         Monaco on Monaco Telekom

·         Switzerland on Naxoo (41)

·         Poker Channel UK feed is simulcast globally at


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