I’m surprised that given the rise in gaming there hasn’t really been too many television shows that center on the gaming industry. I mean the only real “geeky” commercially successful show out there is The Big Bang Theory and that show isn’t really gaming focused. They merely mention gaming from time to time.
But I have a few ideas that might kick some ass. Since there’s a new reality show springing up every five seconds why not take a stab at exploiting the gaming industry?
Here are five ideas for gamer shows that I think could work….
I think that the outside world should know how much fun Gaming Expos are. And since there are different Expos every single week around the world, you’d have plenty of material. Get a fun host, go around to all the expos and film the wacky cosplayers out there, gaming news, demonstrations, you name it. I think the gaming world would love something like this.
“Insomniac” with Designers and/or Gamers
Remember that show “Insomniac” with Dave Attell? He would go out, get wasted, and be on camera while interviewing random people he partied with. Why not do the same thing with extreme gamers or designers? Just film a bunch of gamers getting crazy with other gamers. See what kind of wacky stuff they get into.
Video Game Drinking Games
I’d have to think of a better title but this would be a fun show. Every single week you would be introduced to a new drinking game revolved around a specific video game. The whole half hour you’d watch a group of people playing said game and see how wasted they would get. You’d also laugh at how badly they play the game once they’re inebriated.
Come on. You think this show wouldn’t totally kick ass? Think of this as a Playboy show but for the gaming world. Just follow around different hot chicks who end up being booth babes at Gaming Expos. Honestly I don’t think you can miss with this one.
The Wil Wheaton Show
Considering how much of a force this guy is in the gaming industry don’t you think it’s time this guy gets his own show on Spike or something? Maybe it could be a talk show for the gaming world. Kind of like Jerry Springer where addicted gamers come on and fight each other. Wheaton has to be the mediator. I think it would be hilarious.