"Whoever it is needs to be a gamer and carry a good amount of credibility. Dominik Diamond knew his games or at least gave that impression. That’s crucial if the show is to gain the attention of today’s gamers. I’d have Bill Bailey as the actual GamesMaster."
Rob Saunders – Head of Communications, Nintendo UK
"No one too perky or under the age of 25. If I had a brains, charm and looks melding machine I’d shove in Jeremy Paxman, Frankie Boyle and Gerard Butler and break my new uber-celebrity right after I’d agreed a healthy management fee. Not really sure that’s useable though. Tim Lovejoy and Nick Frost would be my dream team in the non sci-fi world."
Clare Hawkins – Channel Marketing Manager, Sega
"It needs to be someone who gets games, but I expect we’ll end up with a yoof has-been like Dave Berry or Graham Norton. Johnny Vegas would be a laugh, however."
Jon Murphy – European PES Team Leader, Konami
"Sam Houser. I’ve never met him, but I suspect he’d inject a bit of drama into proceedings."
Murray Pannell – UK Marketing Director, Ubisoft
"Adam and Joe from the TV and radio shows would get my vote."
Alan Duncan – Marketing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment UK
"A great contemporary broadcaster, one that doesn’t already owe anything to gaming but has a real love of playing. Maybe Chris Moyles or David Croft – someone who can make GamesMaster eminently watchable as a tv show while being scout-leader for all that enjoy the subject. I think Tom Baker or perhaps Sylvester McCoy would be ideal in the eponymous role."
Rich Eddy – Director of Communications, Codemasters
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