Game On! TWIT's Take on Gaming - Page 2
The overall feel of the show harkens back to the ZDTV/TECHTV gaming show Gamespot TV (now X-play on G4 network) except platform coverage isn't as limited. Most gaming shows tend to focus on consoles almost exclusively. Game On! covers consoles too but equal time is given to PC and mobile platforms as well.
In support of the show a weekly televised LAN party, Shut Up and Play! hosted by Glenn Rubenstein (formerly of Gamespot and CNET) has guests including Game On! hosts and production staff playing popular multiplayer games with viewers. A recent development is the "grudge match" between Brushwood and Rubenstein for often humorous stakes.
Game On! follows the general TWIT formula of audience participation but relies less on the real-time nature of most TWIT programming. Feedback comes from email and twitter posts at the end of the show rather than the live chat room. This allows the hosts more control over the shows pacing and content.
Coupled with the scripted portions of the show there's a more polished feel that keeps the audience engaged but allows the end product to rise above the average gaming podcast. As a cornerstone for TWIT's designs on being a major player in IPTV the show fulfills its role well. It's likely that Game On! and TWIT's other more structured offerings such as their daily tech news program Tech News Today (TNT) or Triangulation will likely lead the TWIT IPTV lineup.
Game On! is available live on the TWIT network Sundays at 6PM Pacific with Shut UP and Play immediately following. Game ON! is recorded as a weekly podcast and is usually available the following Monday.