It’s fair to say that the reaction from the industry to last night’s TV debut of Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe was mixed. But if its intention was to offer an informed, reasoned and mature take on the games industry of both past and present, then it’s hard to regard the show as anything other than an overwhelming success.
Impressively, Gameswipe bettered the viewer numbers enjoyed by both of its higher-profile predecessors, with Charlie Brooker tweeting the following this morning:
“Caring about ratings is a terrible illness BUT Gameswipe easily outdid both Screen & News Wipe in terms of 'numbers' last night.”
Furthermore, Brooker has also hinted that the show may yet have a long-term future, stasting: “Dunno bout a series, wd maybe another one-off if asked. May now cover games in Screenwipe tho.”
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