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Australian gamers stunned as ABC cancels Good Game

Post by NewsBot » 31 Jan 2017, 12:15

After 10 years on our screens, the ABC's Good Game will not be returning in 2017. An official statement from the team says that the smash hit show has been cancelled, in a move that has stunned the industry.
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Post by bender » 31 Jan 2017, 12:27

The ABC has been changing (IMHO for the worse) over the past few years. It's becoming more sensationalist with fluff pieces, with fewer solid journalism pieces. They can sometimes take a while to report real news (if they even do) but are always fast to report meaningless news (Nicole kidman said this).
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Post by NotThatDoug » 31 Jan 2017, 12:33

Comments from Good Game Pocket host Nichboy

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And Pocket Producer Pete

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I'm going to miss it greatly, hopefully they can dump everything onto YouTube before the all pack up.

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Post by Mugsy » 31 Jan 2017, 13:27

Agree. An upload of all the shows to Youtube would be good.

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Post by GamingKen » 31 Jan 2017, 15:58

Wow, stunned is the right word for it :( Was a big fan of the show and watched it pretty much religiously since its early days. It will be greatly missed.
Mugsy wrote:Agree. An upload of all the shows to Youtube would be good.
They did upload some of the full original seasons to YouTube at the end of last season, so most of Good Game over the years can be found on there through their official channel (they have it all sorted into playlists for convenience too).
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Post by Darius359au » 31 Jan 2017, 16:33

looks like the ABC were looking for an excuse to can GG ,just because Hex and Nichboy left is not a reason to cut it ,look at what happened when junglis left ,the show still went on and became more popular so there's no real reason to can it now!
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Darius359au wrote:looks like the ABC were looking for an excuse to can GG ,just because Hex and Nichboy left is not a reason to cut it ,look at what happened when junglis left ,the show still went on and became more popular so there's no real reason to can it now!
Yeah I think you are right. The ABC under Guthrie is looking for any excuse to cut costs, multiple terms of a government hostile to the ABC will do that, sadly.
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This supports that argument as well. Turns out Pocket was canned at the end of last year because ABC saw no value in YouTube or New Media. So it doesn't make much sense the host of Pocket leaving because you had canned would cause any real void in the main show to warrant canning that as well.

I don't know how they can look at how successful quality gaming content is on YouTube and think, nah we don't want any of that...
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Post by Mugsy » 31 Jan 2017, 20:27

Online is how I view the show these days. Wish the abc would get with it. IView is nice but it still pales compared to Youtube for me.
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Post by Disco » 31 Jan 2017, 21:00

I caught parts of a few episodes of this..and honesty, it was the dumbest show I'd ever seen on TV? I remember maybe.. some dude named Bajo or something, and someone else, looked like it was aimed at 10 year olds..
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Disco wrote:I caught parts of a few episodes of this..and honesty, it was the dumbest show I'd ever seen on TV? I remember maybe.. some dude named Bajo or something, and someone else, looked like it was aimed at 10 year olds..
there is a version for kids, maybe you were watching that :P
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kharis wrote:
Disco wrote:I caught parts of a few episodes of this..and honesty, it was the dumbest show I'd ever seen on TV? I remember maybe.. some dude named Bajo or something, and someone else, looked like it was aimed at 10 year olds..
there is a version for kids, maybe you were watching that :P
Oh...that might actually make sense, I had no idea there were two versions
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Post by NoobyMcNoobnoob » 31 Jan 2017, 21:30

i only saw a few episode, the ones i saw had news that was 2 weeks to a month old from the stuff i could get on GON or even PCPowerPlay mags. so i really didnt watch it that much, in saying that Darius359au and Sathias is right about abc being turned into just another bullshit channel under guthrie, either to sell or kill.
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NoobyMcNoobnoob wrote:i only saw a few episode, the ones i saw had news that was 2 weeks to a month old from the stuff i could get on GON or even PCPowerPlay mags. so i really didnt watch it that much, in saying that Darius359au and Sathias is right about abc being turned into just another bullshit channel under guthrie, either to sell or kill.
Yep I'm pretty sad to see how it's going these days, I'm a big supporter of the ABC and hate the way it's used as a political football by people with ulterior motives (i.e. Libs and News Ltd)
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Post by phylum » 01 Feb 2017, 01:10

Sad to see it go, although I felt like the show peaked a few years ago and hadn't quite been as enjoyable to me lately. The team were clearly very talented and as hard as a change can be I'm keen to see what they go on to do in the future.

I also agree with the stuff about the ABC though, it used to be the only station I watched and now I just don't watch TV.
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Post by Otto-matic Reiffel » 01 Feb 2017, 10:45

Watched it every now and then when there was nothing else on. Problem for me was that most of it was old news that I'd seen a week or two earlier online. They should have shot at least the gaming news segments earlier in the day on the air date.
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Sathias wrote: Yep I'm pretty sad to see how it's going these days, I'm a big supporter of the ABC and hate the way it's used as a political football by people with ulterior motives (i.e. Libs and News Ltd)
the biggest red flag is the phasing out of regional radio am and fm
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Post by NotThatDoug » 01 Feb 2017, 18:27

http://press-start.com.au/news/2017/02/ ... channel-7/

Looks like Hex and Nich are going to 7. This could follow in Good Games steps and be good show or a total shit show.
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It will fall on deaf ears I'm sure, but I said my bit via the ABC complaints process ( http://www.abc.net.au/contact/complain.htm ), mainly due to the fact that the programming on the ABC network is continually becoming worse all the time, and I don't see any value coming from my tax dollars. As I said in the complaint, they have now made the network totally irrelevant to my viewing habits.
I will start this complaint by getting right to the meat of the problem. This cancellation, along with other recent cancellations and program changes, has now made the ABC network completely irrelevant to my ongoing TV & media viewing habits. The ABC network now has nothing to offer me, and has taken away the very shows that had kept me coming back to the network week after week. Good Game, in particular, had me tuning in every week for the lifetime of the show, and it was the one and only show that lead me to using ABC iView from time to time.

Good Game was not only the pinnacle of gaming based television here in Australia, but it was also respected for that standard around the world. It was the benchmark for the genre; intelligently crafted in a way that showed respect to gamers and their hobby, while being inclusive enough to be entertaining to those who may have never even played a game before. Good Game was a show that should have been treated as one of the jewels in the crown of the ABC, and cherished with a respect that was befitting to such a position.

Gamers are by no means a small audience. The biggest channel on YouTube, with over 50 million subscriptions, is a gaming based channel, and there are many similar channels drawing in big numbers. This does not mean there isn't an audience still for gaming on television. There is a significant slice of the viewing public that the ABC network should be doing its best to attract and retain, instead of wiping your hands of it and throwing it away. Instead, it seems that whomever is calling the shots over at the ABC is very out of touch with today's viewers.

Due to this cancellation, and others proceeding it, I will now be contacting any relevant and appropriate government persons and/or departments to petition for a significant decease in the funding provided to the ABC Network. As an Australian tax payer, I do not see where I am getting any value from the ABC network any more, and I will not tolerate seeing more of our taxes wasted in such a manner. The decisions to cancel this fantastic show has been as appallingly stupid as it has been short sighted. A trend that seems to be on the increase at the ABC.
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Post by linxus » 06 Feb 2017, 12:47

Steph (Hex) has now published her own detailed response to the saga. (Copied from her Facebook wall)

"I recently received an email from a girl called Faith who was very upset and angry about my decision to leave Good Game and the subsequent cancellation of the show. I won't post her letter, but I have a feeling it probably echoes the thoughts of many of you. So, perhaps my response will serve useful to you as well."
"Dear Faith,
Thank you for taking the time to write that letter to me, I can tell from your words that you must be in a lot of pain and frustration over the cancellation of the show - please believe me when I say that I am too. I can imagine from your perspective you must feel betrayed and angry. I'm not sure if explaining my decision to you will make any difference, but I figured since you took the time to share your feelings, I can at least try to do the same.
First of all, as someone looking from the outside in, you can only make judgments based on your own assumptions. It may seem like I simply abandoned Good Game on a whim for the sake of a paycheck... however the reality is, when I was approached with the opportunity, I agonised over it for nearly six months. I understand you think I have a duty to non-commercial television, but please also understand that I had been doing the same job for seven years! It was a wonderful, glorious time in my life and I will be grateful for that experience - and the people I shared it with - forever and always. But I ask you, honestly: Am I bound to stay in the same role for the rest of my life? As a nineteen-year-old, I'm not sure what career you are considering pursuing - but I don't think it's fair that whatever job you choose, you should be bound to stay with that same employer, in that same role, for the rest of your life. Or at least, until it abruptly ends.
I had seven, incredible years on Good Game. So, when I was offered a new opportunity I had to really think about what leaving would mean for me: Saying goodbye to the ABC, to my partnership with Bajo, to the identity that comes with being 'Hex from Good Game'. I had to accept that those things don't define me, and that even if this new project failed - I could at least say that I took a huge leap and tried to build something new. Because that's what I'll be doing in my new job, building something completely new - and that for me is not only an exciting prospect - but an incredible opportunity for my career as a producer and television presenter.
As a woman in my 30's, I'll be honest - working in television is scary. Every year I wonder if I'll soon be considered 'too old' to be able to forge a lasting career in television. If I lost my job suddenly - who would want to hire me? My decision to move on from the ABC not was not only about starting something new, but also trying to make sure that I will be developing enough experience across different roles and networks to carve out a strong and varied career as a presenter.
In the end, after a lot of thought, many tears and a few moments of 'chickening out' - I finally decided to go for it. I'm not going to pretend that a commercial network isn't going to offer a better salary, but Good Game was a lasting brand - where as this new venture is a huge risk regardless of what they offer. Anything new is risky. If it fails, where will I be? I don't know, but I'm ready to find out and accept the consequences - rather than stay in the same place forever. When I made this decision however, I was also confident in the knowledge that the team I would be leaving have wonderful talent that would of course easily continue the show's legacy without me.
Never, in a million years did I think the ABC would cancel the show after it had already been commissioned.
A show does not hinge on one person. I know you blame me for Good Game's cancellation. But is that really fair? The show could easily have continued without me. Bajo, Goose and Rad sill remained and were excited to make the show - and I could have been replaced. I know this, because I myself replaced someone when I started on the show! Someone with a HUGE fan-following. However, the show recovered and in fact, only continued to grow.
The show's cancellation is a direct reflection of the ABC's feelings about the Good Game brand and for having gaming content on the ABC. They no longer see a place for it. The Good Game team and I truly believe that even if I had stayed, the show would not have likely lasted more than 6-12 months. Faith in the brand seems to have disappeared - and my decision to leave, along with Nich, simply served as the catalyst for the ABC's decision to let it go.
It was devastating. Words aren't even enough. But as I mourn the loss of what was such an incredible chapter in my life, I'm also excited to start this new adventure. The video game industry is only getting bigger, better and more innovative - so I'm excited to explore fun and innovative ways to celebrate games and gaming culture on an exciting new platform. I'm looking forward to building something from scratch and to expand my skills. I'm excited to meet new people and forge new working relationships - while retaining the incredible friendships I've made at Good Game.
Spawn Point, thankfully - will continue with Bajo, Goose and Rad - and I know it will be a fresh and exciting new chapter for the program. Bajo and I are still writing our book series together, Pixel Raiders - a collaboration that I'm now more grateful for than ever.
I'm truly sorry again for everything that has transpired, and for the part you feel that I've played in it. But I hopefully this has shed some light on the decision I made and perhaps even eased your mind a little.
Thank you.
Stephanie (Hex)
So. Whether or not you choose to come with me on this new journey is of course, up to you. I do hope you will. But if not, farewell thank you for your support over the years - it's been an absolute joy. <3"
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Post by PALADiN » 06 Feb 2017, 14:51

From an outsider looking in, it does seem that the ABC threw Hex and NichBoy under the bus with their public statement. The ABC should be ashamed of themselves.
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Post by Mugsy » 06 Feb 2017, 19:08

Well, we knew the ABC's management has been shifty based on how they dealt with Junglist. I wouldn't be surprised if Bajo, etc bail by the end of this year.
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Post by SonicFRAG » 09 Feb 2017, 18:22

I'm still devastated by the news, especially seeing as bajo tweeted he is filming spawn point again and still has to act all zany ignoring the fact that hex is no longer on the show. Losing Good Game is such a loss for the Australian public and the online community it brought together.
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Post by NotThatDoug » 09 Feb 2017, 19:57

Goose was streaming Resident Evil 7 the other night and Bajo was in the chat, they mentioned doing more regular streams now because they still want to talk about all the adult games they'll be playing
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