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Good Game returns for 2015 - Now with added daily iview show

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The Good Game cast - Bajo, Hingers, Goose and Hex. image - ABC Publicity

The Good Game cast - Bajo, Hingers, Goose and Hex.
image - ABC Publicity

Good news for Australian gaming fans this February with the return of GOOD GAME on ABC2, GOOD GAME: SPAWN POINT on ABC3, plus the debut of GOOD GAME: POCKET - a new daily show, designed with the online and connected gamer firmly in mind.

Hosted by comedian and former Starcraft pro, Michael Hing (@hingers), GOOD GAME: POCKET, debuting on ABC iview, Monday 16 February, will be recorded and uploaded daily to keep Aussie gamers up-to-date and ahead of the game. As well as the latest news, reviews and interviews with gaming’s top developers and players, the show will embrace its audience in a whirl of social media debate with plenty of added lolz. 

Over on ABC2, GOOD GAME returns from Tuesday, 17 February at 8.30pm. Join Bajo, Hex and roving reporter Goose, for the very latest game reviews, the hottest game and tech news, plus fascinating stories from the global culture of gaming. The series kicks off with an hour-long extravaganza featuring a first look at Battlefield Hardline, reviews of the space combat sim Elite Dangerous and zombie slasher Dying Light, plus a whole lot more. Fans can also take part in GOOD GAME’s Facebook community, and contribute to the very popular tweet stream using the hashtag #ggtv. 

A fan favourite on iview, GOOD GAME recorded more than 763,000 program plays in 2014 on game consoles, smart phones, tablets connected TVs and computers.

GOOD GAME: SPAWN POINT returns to ABC3 on Saturday, 21 February, when Bajo, Hex, Goose and Darren the robot enthusiastically resume their shenanigans in the wonderful world of video games. SPAWN POINT is specifically made for younger gamers and only features titles rated G or PG. 

Rebecca Heap, Head of TV Strategy and Digital Products, said: “We can’t wait to see GOOD GAME: POCKET come to life on ABC iview, including on our newly launched app for PlayStation 4, and to develop and tailor the show based on suggestions and feedback from viewers on social media. POCKET is the first of several iview exclusives and digital-first commissions coming to ABC TV in 2015.”

Jon Casimir, ABC Head of Entertainment, said: “GOOD GAME has always been more than just a TV show. This pioneering program meets its audiences where they are. It connects with its community via the shared experience of gaming, through social media and live events. We’re proud to announce that POCKET will bring a daily dose of GOOD GAME’s astute gaming analysis and reporting to screens big and small, to mobiles and tablets and laptops and anywhere else that gamers can be found.”

Executive Producer: Janet Carr, GOOD GAME Series Producer: Ben Shackleford, GOOD GAME: SPAWN POINT Series Producer Lin Jie Kong and GOOD GAME: POCKET Series Producer Peter Burns.

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